Introduction to the Scarlett 6i6
The Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 we reviewed is a USB audio interface for recording all kinds of audio. It comes loaded with many professional tools. Think of a personal camera that comes with all the features of DSLRs. The filters, the light sensitivity, and the overall quality you get. In our Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 review, we will be going over the details of this absolute beast. We will be arriving at the conclusion of whether you should buy it or not.
|Focusrite Scarlett 2i4||Focusrite Scarlett 6i6|
|Our Overall Rating:||84.5%||95.2%|
|Analog Ins / Outs||2 in / 4 out||4 in / 4 out|
|Focusrite Control Software||No||Yes|
|SEE ON AMAZON||SEE ON AMAZON|
Throughout the review, we will be seeing to a lot of things. There are many things that you need to know if you have no experience with audio interfaces. So, we have decided to take it slow. We will be arriving at the conclusion of whether you should buy it or not.
Details and specs
The Scarlett 6i6 comes with two natural-sounding mic pre amps. These are Scarlett originals. Always a pleasant couple of preamps with a consistent gain that makes any sound — especially guitar input — so much cleaner and better. It also comes with two new instrument inputs dedicated to hot guitar pickups. Hotter guitar pickups push the amps even harder to give the warmer sound. It needs a different kind of port handling than the normal ones. That’s why you get four analog inputs in the Focusrite Scarlett 6i6.
If you are a professional, you will be hugely interested in the professional tools that you get along with the Scarlett 6i6. To quote the official description, you get this particular blend of tasty sound capability: “First Focusrite Creative Pack and Ableton Live Lite, Focusrite Control, Softube Time and Tone Bundle, Focusrite’s Red Plug-in Suite, 2GB of Loopmasters samples.” That’s enough to get your song on the streets.
More about the latest models of the Scarlett 6i6
This second generation of Scarlett 6i6 comes with an absolutely amazing portfolio on the audio conversion and sampling rate front (up to 192 kHz, which is easily 24-bit sound). The efficient buffer makes you ready to edit sounds and use the various plug-ins as you give the audio input without the need of any mediator tool or software.
The whole recording process is simplified when you have the Scarlett 6i6. Anytime, anywhere, and in high quality. The mic preamps make sure the audio is strong, while the line inputs ensure all kinds of typical instruments can be connected. As for output, the choices are many.
One more thing that we love about the Scarlett 6i6 is how you can control the gain on two headphone jacks (out of the total four balanced jack outputs).
Wrapping up the Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 review
Let’s end our Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 review with some final thoughts.
If you are passionate about your sound recording and want really good sound — this is a nice investment. It’s small, lightweight, and fits anywhere. You can now record anywhere you are. With the array of fully-loaded tools you’re getting — editing the audio is easier. Further on, with the quality you get on your input with the Scarlett — you can be sure that the recording will be professional.