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2 Jul 2019

Focusrite released the new Scarlett 3rd generation range with USB Type-C

producer/hardware Focusrite released the new Scarlett 3rd generation range with USB Type-C

The well known Focusrite Scarlett range is in the market for years. It's the go-to audio interface for many beginners and mid-range studio's. The price and quality are great!

Focusrite gives the complete range a big update, which we are very excited about. 

But what's new in the 3rd generation?

Focusrite 2i2 3rd generation
Focusrite 4i4 3rd generation
Focusrite 8i6 3rd generation
Focusrite 18i8  3rd generation
Focusrite 18i20 3rd generation
Focusrite Solo 3rd generation
Focusrite Solo Studio Bundle 3rd generation
Focusrite 2i2 Studio Bundle 3rd generation

Audio performance

Focusrite has experience in making mic preamps for over 30 years, and their 3rd Gen mic pre is the best Scarlett ever had. The 24-bit/192kHz converters give your recordings clarity whilst Air mode breathes life into vocals, adding unique high-end detail. 

2 new models

The Scarlett range has many options but Focusrite is extending this even further with the 4i4 and 8i6. There are also 2 new updated studio bundles including a headphone and studio microphone.

Life in recordings

The upgraded mic preamps can reproduce the Air effect of Focusrite’s original ISA mic preamp, giving vocals and acoustic music a brighter and more spacious sound.


A new way to speed up the registration process en guide you to the software and all the drivers including settings. Which makes it easier for beginners.


According to Focusrite, they lowered the latency even further, exact numbers we don't know yet.

USB Type-C

This is great for all the new type-c computers out there! Connect all the audio interfaces with a USB-C to USB-A cable that is included.

Inputs and outputs

Instrument inputs with impressive headroom, additional line-level inputs for flexible recording setups, and balanced TRS outputs to eliminate speaker hum.

New monitoring features

Focusrite’s iconic gain halos light up to indicate input levels, making it easy to get distortion-free recordings.

And still, some great software included with every audio interface and a free Splice Sound subscription for 3 months!

Pricing and store-dates are unknown yet.

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