Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 Audio Interface
Focusrite's Scarlett 18i20 is the latest in the company's new generation of multi-channel USB-based audio interfaces, featuring eight award-winning Focusrite microphone preamplifiers, designed specifically for the computer interface environment, delivering legendary Focusrite sound quality.
Focusrite's mic preamps are found in the world's top studios and give the 18i20 an unequalled level of performance, with low noise, minimal distortion and enormous dynamic range. The Scarlett preamps offer exceptional headroom, and two front-panel inputs also offer 10dB pad buttons to handle the highest-level inputs without distortion.
With 18 inputs and 20 outputs, Scarlett 18i20 includes enough I/O to handle the vast majority of day-to-day studio tasks at maximum quality, with maximum flexibility. Scarlett 18i20 features six combo XLR/jack mic/line inputs plus two front-panel XLR/jack mic/line/instrument inputs with 10dB pad buttons, 10 analog line outputs, two independent headphone outputs on the front panel, and ADAT and S/PDIF digital I/O, plus MIDI I/O and Word Clock out for digital synchronization when required. The ADAT interface can be used to bring in digital sources or to add extra preamps such as Focusrite's OctoPre Mk II (sold separately), bringing the mic pre complement to 16 channels, ideal for recording a complete band and minimizing overdubs.
Class-Leading Digital Conversion
This prodigious I/O capability is backed by Focusrite's class-leading precision digital conversion technology with JetPLL jitter-reduction at sample rates up to 96 kHz, 24-bit, to ensure that you get the very highest quality into and out of your audio software-all major DAWs are supported.
Comprehensive Bundle of Included Software
This bundle comes with an authorization code for the ground-breaking production and performance software Ableton Live Lite, Scarlett MixControl, Scarlett Plug-in Suite (RTAS/AU/VST), the Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite (AAX/AU/VST) accurately modeled on the original hardware, and Novation Bass Station's software synth. Plus, 1GB of royalty-free Loopmasters samples, helps get you started.
Eight High-quality Award-winning Focusrite Preamps
Scarlett 18i20 is the best sounding interface in its class. Focusrite's unparalleled reputation for audio excellence forms the foundation of this new interface, with eight award-winning Focusrite preamps.
Unmatched Routing Flexibility
Scarlett 18i20 is the most flexible interface in its class, enabling you to intuitively adapt it immediately to the needs of any recording session. Route any input signal or DAW output, or a mix of both, to any output. Maximizing routing flexibility and intuitive one-click set-up solutions, Scarlett MixControl provides an 18 x 16 DSP mixer with powerful routing and monitoring capabilities. Keep an ear on your output selections with dual independent headphone buses.
Which Scarlett Interface Is Right for You?
The Focusrite Scarlett series comes in a range of interface configurations. Use the chart to the left to compare models and find the right Scarlett for your recording needs.
- Eight high-quality award-winning Focusrite preamps
- High-quality 24-bit/96kHz USB 2.0 interface, Compatible with Mac OS X 10.8/Windows 7 or higher
- 18 inputs & 20 outputs with dual independent headphone buses
- Scarlett MixControl ultra-low-latency DSP mixer/router
- Includes an authorization code for Ableton Live Lite, Scarlett Plug-in Suite (RTAS/AU/VST), Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite (AAX/AU/VST), the Softube Time and Tone Bundle, Novation Bass Station, and 1GB of Loopmasters samples