Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 (Gen 3) USB Audio Interface
Focusrite Scarlett interfaces sit at the heart of more music-making, recording and production spaces than any other range, and 18i20 is Scarlett’s most versatile interface. The rack-mountable Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd Generation interface gives you 18 inputs and 20 outputs of incredible sound quality - enough to make any space into a fully-fledged recording studio.
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Focusrite Third Generation Scarlett 18i20 USB Audio Interface
MAKE YOUR SPACE A STUDIO.
Scarlett interfaces sit at the heart of more music-making, recording and production spaces than any other range, and 18i20 is Scarlett’s most versatile interface. The rack-mountable 3rd Generation 18i20 gives you 18 inputs and 20 outputs of incredible sound quality. Enough to make any space into a fully-fledged recording studio.
Eight of the best performing Scarlett mic preamps the range has ever heard – now with Air – for miking up guitars or recording vocals
Two high headroom instrument inputs, for plugging your guitar or bass straight in
Four monitor outs, featuring anti-thump tech and speaker switching
Built-in talkback mic, for talking to the band from your studio
CHANNEL YOUR INNER PRODUCER
18i20’s high channel count and even higher audio quality are designed to give you all the ins and outs you need to get the best sound every time. Leave all your instruments plugged in for easy writing and recording or put the vast I/O to work in large recording sessions. Make anywhere your control room with the built-in talkback mic. Reference your recordings on multiple monitor setups with speaker switching. Wherever you take 18i20, you’re ready to produce.
THIS IS YOUR CUE
Focusrite Control makes it simple to route your audio and cue mix, loopback and monitor mixes, from your Mac®, PC, iPad®, iPhone® or iPod touch®. Send, stream, sample – simple.
Focusrite interfaces are perfect partners for Pro Tools, so the Scarlett 18i8 comes with Pro Tools | First - Focusrite Creative pack, as well as Ableton Live Lite recording software and a suite of software and samples, so you can start recording straight away. As you’d expect, it works flawlessly with all major DAWs on Windows and Mac.
Scarlett 3rd Generation interfaces also have lower latency than any other USB audio interfaces.
DRUM UP SOME INCREDIBLE RECORDINGS
With ADAT, you can grow your recording capabilities even further. Want to mic up an entire drum kit? Add an eight-channel mic pre such as Scarlett OctoPre or Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic and never miss a beat.
Effects in Real Time
Super-low latency lets you enhance your recordings in ways that are simply impossible with any other interface in this class, like enabling real-time guitar amp simulation and vocal reverb (subject to your software, settings and computer).
The Addictive Keys virtual instrument from XLN Audio is included for free with all Focusrite audio interfaces. One full licence per account is available for existing customers as well as new customers.
Start Recording Today
Compose, record, edit, save and export your music straight away, with time-unlimited versions of industry-standard music software: Ableton Live Lite and Pro Tools | First - Focusrite Creative Pack, which features 12 additional plug-ins including the Eleven Lite for real life guitar amp emulations and Black Op for iconic distortions and overdrives.
You also get Softube's Time and Tone bundle, the Focusrite Red Plug-In Suite, Novation's Bass Station Virtual synthesiser and 2GB of Loopmasters samples.
All the software is simple enough for beginners, yet sophisticated enough for advanced users.
Your recording is 30 Years in the making!
Focusrite have been making mic preamps for 30 years, and the 3rd Gen mic pres are the best Scarlett range has ever had. The 24-bit/192kHz converters give your recordings clarity and detail. Air mode breathes life into vocals, adding unique high-end detail. Focusrite's decades of experience mean that Scarlett sounds just like you.
Newest Generation – Better In Every Way
The 3rd generation Scarlett range is packed full of upgrades. It operates at sample rates all the way up to 192kHz with new super-low latency* that lets you record and monitor with software effects in real time.
Focusrite completely redesigned the instrument input so it can handle even the hottest guitar pick-ups, and have made it easier than ever to set your levels accurately. They also built in new analogue protection circuitry across the inputs and the outputs, to guard your interface against unwanted power surges.
Crisp and Clear Conversion
Converting your performance into digital audio and back again is the most important part of the recording process. Focusrite have been making class-leading converters for over 20 years, and Scarlett 18i20 has the best converters of any interface in its class.
You can really hear the difference! Every part of your recording will be beautifully crisp and clear, even when you’re playing softly. This means you can amplify your quieter moments without any unwanted hiss or buzzing.
Find the Perfect Level
Setting the perfect level couldn’t be easier, thanks to Focusrite's easy to read colour VU meters.