18 input, 20 output USB 2.0 audio interface with eight award-winning Focusrite mic preamps, designed
to be your complete studio hub.
Eight Focusrite preamps with metering, 20 outputs, ADAT and near zero latency monitoring all over USB, making for one of the best sounding audio interfaces! Throw in a great selection of software and you have a complete studio recording package.
The Scarlett 18i20 has been designed to meet the needs of today’s modern home and project studios - with enough I/O to track drums in one session, and enough professional features to DI guitars or record vocals in the next.
Everything you need in one package
With 18 inputs and 20 outputs in total, Scarlett 18i20 gives you eight critically acclaimed Focusrite microphone preamps with switchable phantom power. Precision 24-bit/96kHz A-D/D-A converters deliver exceptional dynamic range to ensure pristine recordings. The analogue mic/line inputs are fitted with combination XLR/jack input sockets, and connections for channels 1+ 2 are on the front panel and offer additional Hi-Z instrument modes and a switchable 10dB pad. An additional eight channels of digital I/O (four channels at 88.2/96kHz) are provided via ADAT lightpipe, with S/PDIF providing an additional stereo digital input and output.
By using the Scarlett 18i20's ADAT port, users can connect additional preamps, like the OctoPre MkII, to boost the preamp count to 16 - enough to record an entire band simultaneously and run a small studio! Dual independent headphone outputs let you set up separate mixes for the engineer and the artist, while a dedicated monitor section, with dim and mute buttons, provides comprehensive control over your studio monitors.
Your audio is in safe hands with eight of Focusrite's award-winning preamps and pristine analogue to digital and digital to analogue converters. With 108dB dynamic range and the latest in USB 2.0 audio streaming technology, recording studio channel counts and quality comes to your USB 2.0 or USB 3 port, with both Mac and PC support and support for all major DAWs.
High-headroom preamps and 10dB pads available on inputs 1 and 2 mean that the Scarlett 18i20 will perform where others may fall. The included Scarlett Mix Control provides comprehensive routing options for low-latency monitoring. Includes Scarlett VST/AU/RTAS Plug-in Suite (compression, gating, EQ and reverb for tracking and mixing).
Focusrite Red Plugin Suite -
Free when you buy any Focusrite Scarlett, Clarett, Forte or Saffire audio interface. Get great sounding mic preamps for recording along wiith high end mix plugins, available when you register the product with Focusrite.
About Focusrite microphone preamps: Over 25 years in the making
Inside every Focusrite mic preamp is DNA that can be traced back to the mighty Forté and Studio recording consoles manufactured by Focusrite in the 1980s. It’s thanks to over 25 years of mic preamp design that the Scarlett 18i20 can deliver unsurpassed quality and give you truly professional results in your home or project studio.
- 18 input, 20 output USB 2.0 audio interface
- Eight award-winning Focusrite mic preamps with front-panel meters
- Precision 24-bit/96kHz A-D/D-A conversion
- Compatible with Mac, PC and iPad
- Dual headphone outputs and comprehensive monitor control
- Includes Xcite+ Pack: Ableton Live Lite, Novation’s Bass Station soft synth and 1GB of Loopmasters samples
- Includes Scarlett VST/AU/RTAS Plug-in Suite (compression, gating, EQ and reverb for tracking and mixing)
- ADAT I/O port allowing for 8 additional mic preamps via OctoPre MkII or OctoPre MkII Dynamic