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Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 USB Audio Interface - 3rd Gen

18-in/20-out USB audio interface featuring eight world-class preamps, cutting-edge converters, and four monitor outputs with built-in talkback functionality
MFR# AMS-SCARLETT-18I20-3G

Product Description

With 18 inputs and 20 outputs packed into a compact 1U rack-mountable chassis, the Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen is the most ambitious USB interface Focusrite has ever created. Take your recordings to the next level with eight world-class preamps, cutting-edge converters, and four monitor outputs with built-in talkback functionality.

BIG, BOLD SOUND

Featuring 10 analog inputs, the Scarlett 18i20 is big enough for even the most demanding recording sessions. Equipped with eight class-leading preamps, eight balanced line inputs, and two high-headroom instrument inputs, the Scarlett 18i20 has everything you need to record a full band—including drums, bass, guitars, synthesizers, vocals and more. All eight preamps are equipped with pads and a switchable Air setting, based on the original Focusrite ISA preamp. Daisy-chain a second interface using the ADAT connection for up to eight additional inputs.

FLEXIBLE MONITORING

Capture crystal-clear recordings and mixes using the Scarlett 18i20’s groundbreaking AD-DA converters, capable of delivering pristine sound at sample rates up to 24-bit/192 kHz. Reference your mixes on multiple sets of monitors using four dedicated monitor outputs with anti-thump speaker switching technology. Six additional line-level outputs make adding analog signal processing a breeze. Expand your I/O even further with up to eight additional input channels via ADAT.

Create custom mixes for multiple performers using two independently controlled headphone outputs. Quickly monitor any combination of hardware input and software playback channels using a pair of virtual loopback inputs.

HITMAKER EXPANSION

Create studio quality vocals, powerful guitars, luscious keys and huge drums, then mix and master with iconic Focusrite studio hardware – all in the box. Every new Scarlett 3rd Gen, Clarett and Red interface comes with an unbeatable range of tried-and-tested studio tools from some of the biggest names in the business.

Hitmaker Expansion – available with every Scarlett 3rd Gen, Clarett+, Clarett USB and Red interface purchased and registered on or after October 1st 2022 – is built to get you creating records immediately. These are all the plug-ins you need to write, produce, mix and master your music in studio quality.

Hitmaker Expansion features exclusive content from legendary Auto-Tune creators Antares, along with Brainworx, Softube, Landr, XLN Audio, Relab and more.

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: features exclusive content from legendary Auto-Tune creators Antares, along with Brainworx, Softube, Landr, XLN Audio, Relab and more
  • 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
  • Focusrite Plug-in Collective: get a new plug-in and exclusive offers from a new partner every few months
  • Three-month’s Avid Pro Tools Artist subscription and Avid Complete Plugin Bundle: Record and release tracks with the industry-standard DAW and plugin collection. After three-months get an annual subscription with 25% off Pro Tools Artist or 33% off Pro Tools Studio
  • Three Month Splice Sounds Subscription: spark inspiration instantly with Splice’s huge Sounds library. With 100 credits per month added to your account, you can grab samples of thousands of artists and millions of sounds

PLUG-IN COLLECTIVE, FOR A LASTING CONNECTION

When you buy any Focusrite hardware you gain access to the most innovative music software brands on the market. Plug-in Collective keeps you up to date on the latest tools, offering you new free downloads every couple of months, along with generous discounts. Let’s stay together.

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/192 kHz
  • 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 synthesizers, drum machine and other line-level sources

Product Specifications

Condition New
Width 19 in
Depth 10.2 in
Height 1.8 in
Unit Weight 8 lb
Chassis 19-inch Rack-mount
Rack Spaces 1U
Number of Inputs 18
Input Connectors Optical, XLR Combo Jack TRS
Number of Outputs 20
Output Connectors BNC, Digital RCA, Optical, 1/4-inch TRS
Computer Connection USB
Number of Preamps 8
MIDI Connections In, Out
Clock I/O Out
Maximum Sampling Rate 192 kHz
Digital Format ADAT, S/PDIF

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