The Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 2nd Gen USB is ideal for producers who want to record many microphones and instruments at the same time. You can use the 8 input channels of this interface to record vocals or instruments. The Focusrite preamps can easily handle high input signals. This lets you record audio at the right levels and prevents the sound of your recordings from being distorted. You can send MIDI signals to your synthesizer or drum computer using the MIDI connector. This way, you can send drum rhythms and melodies that you wrote in your DAW to your musical instruments. You can use the included plugins to add effects or to edit your audio tracks.