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 read more playback channels –- making podcasting, live streaming and sampling tasks easier.

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.

All the tools you need to start recording right, now


There's no better way to step into studio recording your Scarlett interface comes with some of the best loved tools in the business, including Hitmaker Expansion, with exclusive content from legendary Auto-Tune creators Antares, along with Brainworx, Softube, XLN Audio, Relab and more.

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 three-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

Included Software

Ableton Live Lite
- The iconic DAW gives you everything you need to get started including instruments, effects and Live's trademark clip and scene launching for taking ideas further or performance.
Splice Sounds
- Three months Splice Sounds membership with new Splice accounts offering millions of high-quality, royalty-free one-shots, loops, and presets, with new releases daily.
Three Month Avid Pro Tools subscription
- Get a taste of the industry standard recording experience with this legendary DAW.
Focusrite Plug-in Collective
- Get a new plug-in and exclusive offers from a new partner every few months.
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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): AMS-SCARLETT-18I20-3

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 310-322-5500
Web: https://support.focusrite.com/

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted September 10, 2019 by Bouasone L in Woodbridge, VA
"Awesome"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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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