- Outlet Anciennes collections, fin de séries, articles commandés en trop grande quantité, … découvrez notre sélection de produits à petits prix Profitez-en !
- Publiez votre livre : sur Kindle Direct Publishing En format papier ou ebook c'est simple et rapide et vous pourrez toucher des millions de lecteurs en quelques clics ici !
Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 Interface audionumérique USB 2.0 18 entrées/20 sorties Noir
L'emballage de cet article indique ce qu'il contient et ne peut pas être dissimulé.
Il existe un modèle plus récent pour cet article :
Les clients ayant acheté cet article ont également acheté
Quels sont les autres articles que les clients achètent après avoir regardé cet article?
Offres spéciales et liens associés
Description du produit
Couleur: Noir, Rouge
Débit: 24 bit
Entrée MIDI: Oui
Fréquence d'échantillonnage: 96 kHz
Gamme de fréquence: 20 - 20000 Hz
Hauteur: 4,5 cm
Largeur: 48,2 cm
Poids: 3,4 kg
Profondeur: 26,5 cm
Sortie MIDI: Oui
Usage adapté: Concert/Studio
Commentaires en ligne
Meilleurs commentaires des clients
Les plus : la qualité audio, le nombre d'entrée, l'alimentation interne, la finition, l'usb, le prix, le mix contrôle
Les moins : ...
Commentaires client les plus utiles sur Amazon.com (beta) (Peut contenir des commentaires issus du programme Early Reviewer Rewards)
First off this isn't my first dance with Focusrite. I previously had a Scarlett 2i2. The 2i2 had great Mic Pre-Amps and a great build quality. While I did like the interface I traded it for the Propellerhead Balance Audio Interface. Balance was also a 2in/2out device but it allowed you to connect multiple devices at once and switch the inputs at the push of a button. Balance was an awesome interface but lacked in the multiple outputs. After much research I came across the Focusrite Scarlet 6i6 which according to the specs it would suite my needs.
The Scarlett 6i6 has great build quality as you would expect. It has a thick, rugged metal casing so it should stand up to some abuse. The jacks feel solid and durable. My only complaint on the build quality would be the monitor and headphone knobs. They seem to be of cheaper quality when compared with the solid feel of the gain knobs located by the Mic Pre-Amp inputs. I'm sure if you take care of your unit the monitor and headphone knobs will be just fine. However if you're rough on equipment be very cautious with those knobs because I could see them potentially breaking if too much stress is put on them during travel.
Setup and Use
The install was very easy. Simply register your unit and then proceed to download and install the Scarlett MixControl software. Be sure to do this before connecting the unit to your computer. This unit does require external power and comes with an included 12VAC adapter. It will not run off of USB bus power! This is quite understandable considering how much this audio interface can do. Once the device is installed you should be ready to go. If you're on a windows based computer simply set this to be your default audio device and you'll be ready to use the Scarlett as WDM Audio Device as well as an ASIO Device for Music Production based programs. My installation was on a Windows 8, i7 laptop and I had no hiccups or issues at all.
As I stated before install was easy but as for using the MixControl software, I think there could be some improvement as far as the ease of use. The MixControl software allows you to have multiple routing possibilities so you have the option to send certain mixes to different outputs, at different levels. Figuring out all the routing stuff for your setup takes a bit of time to understand how it all works. While the user manual (downloadable pdf) gave you a general idea of what the controls do in the mix control I think would be better if they had practical examples of how exactly one would setup a routing. I found videos of other Scarlett Products that also use the MixControl software that were helpful in understanding the routing but I had to really dig to find them on Focusrite's website/youtube channel.
-Edited for clarification-
The mix sent to the various headphone outputs can be adjusted in the MixControl software and your DAW depending on how you setup the routing.
One of the features that I was hoping that this unit would have is a loopback feature. This would allow you to record say for instance audio from a youtube commentary back into your DAW. While there is no software loopback feature on this device you can still set this up via the hardware using the SPDIF connectors. Simply connecting the SPDIF output back into the SPDIF input will allow you to capture and record system audio. You must be careful and make sure that if you're recording the what's coming from output 1/2 that you don't playback/monitor it output 1/2. The signal must be played back/monitored on output 3/4! If you don't do this you'll end up with a feedback loop which will get very loud in your headphones! How to do this isn't specified in the manual anywhere but you can find it buried on the Focusrite's website.
There's not much to say here. The sound quality is as I expected; clean audio with no hisses, pops or random noise! Focusrite has always had some of the best mic pre-amps so you should expect nothing less from them. Nothing like clean audio and super low latency!
Overall I'm pretty satisfied with the Scarlett 6i6 and I'm giving it 4 out of 5 stars. It would get 5 stars if the software MixControl was a little better organized. Too much of my time was spent trying to wrap my head around how the MixControl routing worked and to me it shouldn't have taken that long to figure that out. Other than that I would say it's a rock solid unit that will definitely be a welcomed addition to my humble music setup.
- Update -
I'm still pleased with the Scarlett 6i6 but I have a couple of other notes to add...
There was a high pitched noise/feedback when plugging in my guitar and using my DAW (Reason 7). No matter how low I turned the gain down I could still hear it in the background. This was also recorded into tracks in my DAW. I also had this same problem using the ASIO driver in Adobe Premiere so it's not app specific. Upon doing some research often times guitars on unbalanced inputs can be too hot and pick up ground loop interface. This will results in noise feedback problems. To solve this I purchased a Behringer DI100 Direct Injection Box that turns my unbalanced, line input to a balanced input! While this solution cost me an additional $40.00, I now have a clean signal when running my Guitar into the Scarlett. Plugging in other devices have been fine. It was just my guitar having the issue.
Also I found a video that explains the MixControl Software better than what I've found on Focusrite's website. Search youtube for the channel, The Recording Revolution by Graham Cochrane and look for his video "Focusrite Saffire MixControl Tutorial." Even though this video is talking about the Saffire MixControl it still applies to the Scarlett series as well. Graham's explanation makes it clear how to setup and monitor your mixes via the Focusrite MixControl.
I'm still keeping this review at 4 stars despite the complexity of the MixControl Software and the having to get a DI box for my guitar. Having a DI box is never a bad thing for a studio or any music setup for that matter in case you do have grounding and balance issues. The Scarlett 6i6 is still a solid unit and very flexible!
-August 2 Month Update-
I've been back and forth with Focusrite Tech Support about the high pitch noise when recording my guitar. The noise was occurring at 8 kHz and 16 kHz according to spectrum analysis in Reason 7.0. Focusrite tech support only gave me suggestions on new cables, driver updates, and so on but ultimately they were not able to resolve the problem. They were nice and tried to be helpful but for the record their email support is a bit on the slow side. It was typically 4+ days for each response after I replied to them.
From research I found that noise at 8kHz and 16 kHz is a typical indication of a ground loop issue. I went back and checked everything in my setup. All the cables had been replaced except the USB cable so I decided to try a high-quality USB cable with two ferrite chokes, one on each end of the cable. The cable didn't work. As a last resort I decided to separate all the items in the setup as much as possible. I moved my guitar away from the computer and 6i6 but that didn't work. Finally I moved my audio interface away from the computer. As I moved the 6i6 away from the computer the noise chopped in and out! Come to find out all this time it was the USB jack on the 6i6 causing the problem. If the metal shielding on the USB cable came in contact with the metal case of the plug I got the noise. If I moved it just right to minimize the contact the noise went completely away. For a more permanent fix I wrapped electrical tape around the USB cable plug to tighten the connection and avoid the metal on metal contact. It's been working great since!
This seems to be a potential design flaw for certain system combinations. While Focusrite said they didn't have the issue on their computers and trying with a guitar, I had the issue on two laptop computers (Asus and HP) with multiple guitar/basses at different locations.
I'm still keeping my review at 4 stars! The Scarlett 6i6 hardware is solid and works well! Issues like the one I was having are hard to identify because Focusrite has no way of testing every hardware/software combination. Also ground loop issues can pop up anywhere depending on your environment, cables and proximity to other devices. These things can be hard to locate and find no matter what audio hardware you use. Hopefully this will be helpful to anyone else having these types of issues.
The power adapter supports 110 - 240 V and the connectors can be swapped for different types of sockets.
For a really in-depth review (hardware / software / performance), refer to this review for Scarlett 18i6 (18i8 has 4 preamps, 2 headphone outs, standalone mode and better iPad compatiblity):
Some things to note before buying, especially if you're new to recording are. You will need two 1/4 TRS jacks to hook the interface up to your studio monitors (specially designed speakers for more accurate playback) chances are you might need to buy some monitors. A DAW (digital audio workstation) if you've gotten this far I'm sure you know the purpose of a DAW, if not and you plan on recording look up DAW's before going any further. You will also need
(For recording) a microphone cable and an actual mic. You can hook up dynamic and condenser mics as well as analogue gear and instruments with the dual design inserts. Depending on the model you purchase it's capabilities will be different. I strongly suggest thinking thoroughly about what you plan on connecting to your interface before buying.
Some side notes that will help you get the full experience of this interface.
Your room does not give an accurate representation of the sound being played or recorded, it can add reverb and hiss. Researching aucustic treatment, monitor placement, mic placement and mixing techniques will not only allow you to experience this interface properly but are all necessary to truly get great mixes.
Of course learning these things takes time and you can start recording without a treated room but if you are truly determined to learn you should have no problem. I am very happy with my purchase and I expect this interface to last a very long time, with proper care you can too.
I hope this helped and I don't want all of what I said to overwhelm or discourage you. I just hope this helps someone journey into the world of recording with more knowledge than I had when first starting.
The software it comes with is fantastic, like the compressors and the scarlett mix control.
So many inputs...I feel like this was the correct tier for me. I'm recording 10 simultaneous independent tracks (8 analogs and the SPDIF L+R for guitar) and 3 midi tracks and it's working great. (I still have three guest tracks empty for when people come over)
Latency hasn't been issue for me yet. Hasn't been a problem.