This is helpful and looks cool in practice, but there's no actual input or output metering; for that, you'll have to step up to the Scarlett 18i20 1U rack-mount model.
I am running Windows.1 x64.
In a variety of recording and listening tests, sound quality was warm and clear, typical of Focusrite products.For the latest supported version please see the latest release version on this page.After years of aggravating glitches across various platforms, with interfaces from different manufacturers, it's especially nice to see an interface come out with rock-solid drivers on Windows.1 and OS.9 less than two months after each OS became available.I have the latest Focusrite drivers and have reinstalled them twice.Known issues -Some LM instances won't pass audio in Cubase at 96k with expansion card fitted, until they have been reinstantiated -LM16 will not pass audio with expansion card fitted -Requires legacy drivers on Windows.Scarlett connected via original USB cable (no powered hub).
Software, Testing, and Conclusions, the package also includes Scarlett's MixControl DSP mixer and router app; a copy of Ableton Live Lite to get you started recording; Scarlett's VST/AU/rtas plug-in suite for compression, reverb, gating, and EQ; Novation Bass Station, an analog monophonic synthesizer AU/VST plug-in.
I have tried every USB port on motherboard and switched around the cable.
Last night, after a year of continued and problem free use, I discovered that my computer no longer detects my Scarlett 2i4.
(Side note: The Scarlett 18i8 is actually Focusrite's first interface containing four mic pres, which is surprising considering how many models the company has churned out over the years, and how common four-mic-pre interfaces are on the market.).For this review, I tested the Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 with a MacBook Pro running OS.9 Mavericks and Apple Logic Pro X, and a custom-built Core i7 PC with Windows.1 and Cakewalk sonar X3 Producer.This version of Saffire Mix Control is the most recent version to retain compatibility with OS.4.11 (Tiger).To the right are a pair of 1/4-inch lego rock raiders german monitor outputs and two sets of stereo line inputs (labeled 5, 6, 7, and 8 for a total of eight outputs.Perhaps the best part: I never once ran into glitches when recording on either machine.Scarlett 2i4 appears in device manager, but not recognized by DAW or Windows sounds / audio devices.The first two mic pre inputs also double as mic/line/instrument on universal XLR/TRS for connecting an electric guitar or bass, while the second two are restricted to mic/line on XLR/TRS.The front panel contains four mic preamps (labeled 1, 2, 3, and 4 each with its own input gain knob, direct instrument LED, and pad LED.Fixed: -Logic 8/9 now supported on Snow Leopard -Plug-in output level now correct upon session reload when using Sidechain -Edited snapshots now reload correctly -Updated graphics -Integrated VST.4 plug-ins into main installer.The Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 (449.99 list one of the company's latest USB-powered interfaces, certainly tries to stand out visually with its metallic red enclosure and crisp style.