Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 (1st Gen) 6-Channel USB Audio Interface (Discontinued)
- A/D Resolution: 24-bit/96kHz
- Simultaneous I/O: 6 x 6
- Inputs: 2 x XLR/TRS Combo, 2 x 1/4", 1 x SP/PDIF
- Outputs: 4 x 1/4", 2 x 1/4" Headphones, 1 x S/PDIF
- Computer Connectivity: USB 2.0
- MIDI: In/Out
- 2 x Focusrite preamps
- Phantom Power: +48V
- Zero latency monitoring
Focusrite is very popular in the portable audio interface market, thanks to their Scarlett series.
Earlier this year, the company updated the Scarlett series, including the 6i6.
Unfortunately, the 2nd generation model was not as warmly received as its predecessor.
While its analog to digital resolution maybe a bit lower at 24bit/96kHz, its main selling point is still the two Focusrite mic preamps, all of which are housed in their popular red metal unibody design.
The Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 is popular for good reason, be it the 1st or 2nd generation model, it should be at the top of your list if you're in the market for a 6-channel audio interface.
Unfortunately Focusrite have discontinued this product. You can see which alternatives we recommend in our guide to The Best USB Audio Interfaces.