Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface

With 18x20 simultaneous I/O and 8 Focusrite mic preamps with switchable AIR, this rack-mount USB audio interface belongs at the heart of your recording rig.
Housed in a 1U rack-mountable enclosure, the third-generation Focusrite 18i20 boasts extensive simultaneous I/O comprising eight mic preamps, 18 inputs and 20 outputs in total. Take your studio to the next level with the 18i20, offering superior sound quality, talkback functionality and onboard speaker switching. Improved A-D and D-A conversion ensures your recordings and playback will sound clear and pronounced up to 24-bit/192kHz, vital to helping you perfect your mix.


Get a closer look at the Scarlett 18i20 in this video from Focusrite:


High-Quality Inputs

The Scarlett 18i20 features eight of Focusrite’s best-ever-performing third-generation Scarlett mic preamps: with optional Air setting to reproduce the Air effect of their original ISA mic preamp, giving your vocal or acoustic recordings a brighter and more open sound. There’s also a pad on every mic preamp to accommodate higher-level signals without clipping. The two front panel high-headroom instrument inputs allow you to record guitars and basses without any clipping or unwanted distortion.

Versatile Monitoring

Speaker-switching technology allows you to switch between main and alt monitors to get a new perspective on your mix, and the new built-in talkback mic lets you communicate with your recording artist at the touch of a button, helping you capture that perfect take.

A pair of virtual loopback inputs allows you to capture a stereo feed of any combination of hardware input and software playback channels read more –- making podcasting, live streaming and sampling tasks easier.

Focusrite Control: Control your interface from your Mac, PC, or iOS device

Configure your routing and monitor mixes from your Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch with user-friendly control software Focusrite Control. Focusrite Control makes it simple to route your audio and cue mix, loopback, and monitor mixes. Control output levels, software playback levels and panning, hardware input levels and panning, mute and dim, and preamp features on your connected Focusrite interface. You can also view input and output metering, and approve devices for control.

Ready to Go

Scarlett 18i20 is designed to stand up to days on the road and connects straight to your Mac or PC via USB cable. It comes with all the software tools you need to get started: two comprehensive digital audio workstations, Ableton Live Lite and Pro Tools First Focusrite Creative Pack; Softube’s Time and Tone Bundle; Focusrite’s Red Plug-in Suite; a choice of one of four of XLN Audio’s Addictive Keys.

If that wasn't enough, Focusrite have partnered with Splice to give 3rd Gen. interface owners a free 3-month Splice Sounds subscription when setting a new Splice account. Splice Sounds offers millions of high-quality, royalty-free one-shots, loops, and presets, with new releases daily from your favourite producers, sound designers, and artists. Creators use Splice to make all kinds of music, including chart-topping pop, Grammy-winning albums, underground mixtapes, and cinematic scores.

And as with all Focusrite products, you’ll also benefit from membership of their Plug-in Collective offering free software downloads and generous discounts, as well as a 3-year warranty and award-winning customer support.

Features:

- Eight of the best performing mic preamps the Scarlett range has ever seen, now with switchable Air mode to give your recordings a brighter and more open sound
- High-performance converters enable you to record and mix at up to 24-bit/192kHz
- Two high-headroom instrument inputs to plug in your guitar or bass
- Four monitor outputs with anti-thump technology and speaker switching, and onboard talkback functionality with built-in, front panel talkback mic.
- Eight balanced line inputs for connecting synthesisers, drum machine and other line-level sources
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- Connectivity: USB Type-C
- Protocol: USB 2.0
- Form Factor: Rack Mount (1U)
- Simultaneous I/O: 18 x 20
- A/D Resolution: 24-bit/192 kHz
- Number of Preamps: 8
- Number of Pads: 8
- Phantom Power: Yes
- Instrument Inputs: 2
- Line Inputs: 8
- Analogue Outputs: 10
- Headphone Outputs: 2
- Main/Alt Speaker Switching: Yes
- Talkback: Yes
- Digital Inputs: S/PDIF & 2 x ADAT
- Digital Outputs: S/PDIF & 2 x ADAT
- Loopback: Yes
- MIDI I/O: Yes
- Bus Powered: No
- Included PSU: Yes
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 9.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 24 x 13 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): FOC SCAR18I20V3
Focusrite Warranty Focusrite offers a 3-Year Warranty on this and all other Focusrite products.
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 310-322-5500
Web: https://support.focusrite.com/
(2 ratings)
Submitted September 10, 2019 by Bouasone L in Woodbridge, VA
"Awesome"
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I have to say this is very a impressive piece of equipment. I brought the 18i8 and when I saw this I had to order it. Recieved last Friday and have recorded 2 to 3 songs already and the sound is a major difference from the i8 which was already awesome but no comparison i20. Thank you zZounds!!!!
Musical Background:
25 years playing , bass player, home recording
Musical Style:
Rock, Alternative Rock
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