Focusrite Scarlett 18i20
USB 2.0 audio interface with eight Focusrite mic preamps
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 analogue 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 synchronisation 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, bringing the mic pre complement to 16 channels, ideal for recording a complete band and minimising overdubs.
Class leading digital conversion
This prodigious I/O capability is backed by Focusrite’s class-leading precision digital conversion technology 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.
High channel count and Focusrite quality – now on USB 2.0 and iOS
Scarlett 18i20 is the USB complement of the tried and tested Saffire PRO 40 Firewire interface. Suitable for Windows, Mac and even iOS (with the Camera Connection Kit*) platforms, Scarlett 18i20’s USB 2.0 connection suits almost any computer, helping you build a setup in which external storage and audio interfaces do not have to share the same computer bus (recommended for the best performance) – if you have Firewire drives, for example, a USB audio interface is the best choice.
- 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.
- High-quality 24-bit/96kHz USB 2.0 interface compatible with Mac, Windows and iOS
Features high quality A-D / D-A at up to 96kHz, 24bit. Pristine audio quality and rock-solid synchronisation are guaranteed on Mac and Windows as well as driver-free operation on the iOS platform.
- 18 inputs & 20 outputs
Scarlett 18i20 boasts an extensive range of analogue and digital I/O capabilities including ADAT I/O which can enable an additional eight inputs and outputs.
- Dual independent headphone buses
Give two artists independent, fully-customised monitor mixes – each with an independent front-panel level control.
- Scarlett MixControl ultra-low-latency DSP mixer/router
Maximising routing flexibility and intuitive one-click set-up solutions, Scarlett MixControl provides an 18 x 16 DSP mixer with powerful routing and monitoring capabilities.
- 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.
- Comprehensive bundle of included software
Comes with Ableton Live Lite – ground-breaking production and performance software, Scarlett Plug-in Suite – EQ, compression, gating and reverb, Novation Bass Station - software model of the classic Novation analogue mono-synth, and 1GB of Loopmasters samples.
|Mic/Line Analog:||8, Combi XLR Connector, Including 2 instrument inputs|
|S/PDIF:||2, RCA Phono Connector, can be routed via lightpipe|
|ADAT:||8, Optical Lightpipe connector, 4 channels via SMUX 2 96 kHz|
|MIDI:||16, 5pin DIN connector, Provides 16 channels of MIDI|
|Line analog:||2, 1/4" TRS Jack Dedicated Monitor outputs|
|Line analog:||8 1/4" TRS Jack, 4 outputs (7/8 & 9/10) are also |
available via the 2 independently
controlled, stereo headphone ”
Jack on the front panel
|S/PDIF:||2, RCA Phono Connector, Can be routed Via Lightpipe|
|ADAT:||8, Optical Lightpipe, 4 channels via SMUX @ 96 kHz|
|MIDI:||16, 5pin DIN connector, Provides 16 Channels of MIDI|
- Ableton Live LiteInnovative music production software used by industry professionals all over the world. Ableton Live includes a unique performance feature as well as being a fully functioning DAW.
- Scarlett MixControlAn 18 x 16 DSP mixer. Offering a superb level of flexibility, MixControl software enables you to create sixteen separate mixes with ultra-low-latency.
- Scarlett Plug-in SuiteVST/AU/RTAS Plug-in Suite comes in the box, adding Focusrite compression, reverb, gating and EQ to your recording system.
- Novation Bass StationThe legendary analogue mono-synth from Novation in software form - AU/VST plug-in for your DAW.
- Loopmasters1 gig of royalty-free samples from the world's leading sample production organisation - Loopmasters.