Focusrite Scarlett 18i8
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Focusrite Scarlett 18i8

Scarlett 18i8, USB audio interface from Focusrite in the Scarlett series.

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Route 5 Outputs on my Scarlett 18i8

 
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Micromegas94

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1 Posted on 02/27/2019 at 03:40:01Direct link to this post
Hi !

I have a simple question, might be dumb but i've searched around without figuring out how it works.

I want to use my Scarlett 18i8 on stage with Ableton on my laptop, and i want to split my tracks into 5 outputs via the scarlett. I managed to use 4 (2 with the jack outputs at the back and 2 with the headphones jacks) but i'm sure there's a better way do to it. Can't i use the jack inputs at the back as outputs, for example ?

Thanks in advance for your help.

angelie

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2 Posted on 04/20/2019 at 08:36:33Direct link to this post
Hey

Well I'm sorry....
You can't. An input accepts a signal and an output gives a signal... You can't change that.

You have one set of outputs (jack) and 2 headphones outputs...
I don't know if you can route them different signals but....
You have an other on spdif and probably this can be used as output but you need a conversion device for it to make it analog....

I guess their is no other way to create more analog outputs

Sorry..

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3 Posted on 05/06/2019 at 21:16:37Direct link to this post
Your 18i8 has 6 analog outputs on it. So, yes, you can route 5 outputs from it.

1 & 2 are on the back
3 & 4 are where headphone output 1 is
5 & 6 are where headphone output 2 is.

The downside is you might need to buy 2 stereo splitter adaptors (1/4” TRS to two 1/2” TS) to breakout the 3 & 4, and 5 & 6 pairs into two separate cables.

Link to adaptor cable
Hosa STP-201 1/4" TRS to Dual 1/4" TS Insert Cable, 1 Meter https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000068O1N/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Rxq0CbG9R9VB0

angelie

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4 Posted on 05/10/2019 at 10:12:40Direct link to this post
Why on earth would you like to use the amplified headphones outputs as line outputs any way?

They are called headphone outputs for a reason

-Angelie

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