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Overview

Powerful 18-input audio interface.

Housed in a 1U rack-mountable enclosure, the third-generation 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.

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.

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—making podcasting, live streaming and sampling tasks easier.

Scarlett 18i20 is designed to stand up to days on the road and connects straight to your Mac or PC via USB cable.

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 Brainwork, 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.

Other software included
Hitmaker Expansion
Antares Auto-Tune Access
For everything from natural sounding, near-real-time pitch adjustment for getting the best vocal takes, to lightning-fast hip-hop-inspired pitching for adding a whole new sound to your tracks.

Relab’s LX480 Essentials
Get four reverbs, modeled on The Hit Factory NYC’s reverb unit, and used on countless hits. LX480 Essentials gives you the sounds of a studio which has played host to names from Springsteen, the Stones and Kool and the Gang to The Weeknd, Pharell, Katy Perry and everyone in between.

Softube Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555
The modern evolution of the iconic JCM800, brought to you by analog-modeling experts Softube. The Silver Jubilee offers everything from warm cleans, through classic crunch, and up to modern high gain tube amp sounds.

XLN Audio Addictive Keys
Add beautifully captured piano to your tracks with the choice of one of four professional-sounding models from Steinway, Yamaha and the classic Rhodes. Plug in your MIDI controller and play; instantly be transported to a professional recording studio set up to capture one of these beautiful pianos—right from your studio.

XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2: Studio Rock
Add the sounds of a pro drummer to your songs easily. Featuring expertly captured samples from a high-end Tama and Pearl drums and Paiste and SABIAN cymbals, recorded at Decibel Studios in Stockholm.

Brainworx bx_oberhausen
The fully-analog-modeled replica of a classic American polysynth, bx_oberhausen is a component-by-component reproduction of an icon. With 32 voices, this digital model is capable of twice the count of today’s most valuable all-analog synths—for lush chords and huge unison.

Brainworx Bx_console Focusrite SC
The preamps that made Focusrite what they are today to your music. No other plug-in offers the unique character of the iconic large-format console, with ISA 110 preamps—the origin of the famous "Air" you still hear on Focusrite interfaces today. Bx_console Focusrite SC is a full channel strip, offering EQ, de-esser, compressor, limiter, gate and expander.

Focusrite Red 2 & 3 Plug-in Suite
Features a pair of meticulously captured digital models of the truly iconic EQ and Compressors which have made the Focusrite name a staple in world-class facilities across the globe. If you’ve kept up with major music releases over the last 30 years, you’ve heard Red 2 and 3.

Brainworx bx_masterdesk
Get your record release-ready with the high-end analogue mastering system. Bringing a smooth and simple workflow to the art of mastering, it allows anyone, from first-time-producer to industry pro to get studio-quality results quickly and effortlessly.


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
  • Scarlett 3rd Gen included software:
    • Ableton Live Lite
    • Three-month Avid Pro Tools subscription
    • Three-month Splice Sounds Subscription
    • Membership to Focusrite’s Plug-in Collective
    Focusrite’s Hitmaker Expansion includes:
    • Antares Auto-Tune Access
    • Relab LX480 Essentials
    • Softube Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555
    • XLN Audio Addictive Keys
    • XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2
    • Brainworx bx_oberhausen
    • Brainworx bx_console Focusrite SC
    • Focusrite Red Plug-In Suite
    • Brainworx bx_masterdesk

    Solid low-latency mic preamps. Quality tabletop interface. Order today.

    Specs

    Scarlett 18i20 USB Audio Interface (Gen 3) Specifications:

    • 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
    • Analog 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 (HxWxD): 1.83” x 19.0” x 10.23”
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