The Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface features the best preamps ever used in a Scarlett audio interface and the largest range of I/O in the line.
The Heart of Your Studio
As the flagship model in the Focusrite Scarlett range, the Scarlett 18i20 offers fantastic audio quality with comprehensive I/O and great expansion capabilities.
A 1U rack-mountable audio interface, the Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen USB audio interface boasts extensive simultaneous I/O.
With eight mic preamps, 18 inputs and 20 outputs in total, the Scarlett 18i20 ensures you’ve got no shortage of potential for our recording projects.
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 18i20 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface Key Features:
- Eight of The Best Preamps Ever Used in The Scarlett Range
- Two High-Headroom Instrument Inputs
- Eight Balanced Line Inputs
- High-Performance Converters
- Record and Mix at Up To 24-bit/192kHz
- Four Monitor Outputs with Anti-Thump Technology and Speaker Switching
- Onboard Talkback Functionality
- Built-In, Front Panel Talkback Microphone
- Includes A Range of Great Software
Take Your Recordings to The Next Level
Equipped With improved A-D and D-A conversion, the Scarlett 18i20 gives you great sounding 24-bit/192kHz while both recording and mixing.
The Scarlett 18i20 3rd Generation audio interface also features eight of Focusrite’s best ever preamps used in the Scarlett series.
Not only do these preamps offer great audio quality but they also feature an optional Air setting.
When activated, the Air setting gives you the Air effect found on the original ISA mic preamps, adding brightness and openness to your vocal and acoustic recordings.
What’s more; each mic preamp has a pad so you can record high level signals without clipping.
In addition, you have two high-headroom instrument inputs so you can record your electric guitar or bass with no clipping or unwanted distortion – just crisp captures of the performance.
Eight balanced line inputs allow you to connect synthesizers, drum machines and other line-level sources so you’ve got no shortage of recording potential!
In total, as the name suggests, the Scarlett 18i20 3rd gen has 20 outputs which give you a huge amount of options for recording and monitoring.
With its speaker-switching technology, the Scarlett 18i20 gen 3 also allows you two to switch between two different sets of monitors. This is an essential feature to ensure the best possible mix and professional level results.
With two independent headphone outputs, both the engineer and recording artist can monitor during the session.
In fact, there’s also a new built-in talkback microphone in the Scarlett 18i20’S front panel so you can easily communicate with the recording artist from behind the glass.
A pair of virtual loopback inputs are also present so you can capture the stereo feed of any combination of hardware input and software playback which is ideal for podcasting and livestreaming.
Fantastic Included Software
Allowing you to compose, record and produce your music, the Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen USB audio interface comes with some fantastic software included with all the tools you need.
This includes two great digital audio workstations; Ableton Live Lite and Pro Tools First Focusrite Creative Pack.
Despite their powerful and comprehensive features, these DAWs are still intuitive enough for you to get great results in no time; even if you’re a complete beginner.
In addition, you also get the Softube Time and Tone Bundle, Focusrite’s Red Plug-in Suite along with your choice of one of four XL Audio Addictive Keys instruments to give you even more creative potential.
What’s more; you also get a free 3-month subscription to Splice Sounds when you create a new Splice account.
With access to Splice Sounds you can download millions of high-quality, royalty -free loops, one-shots and presets to flesh out your music.
Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface Included Software:
- Ableton Live Lite Music Making Software
- Pro Tools First Focusrite Creative Pack
- Free 3-Month Splice Sounds Subscription
- Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-In Suite
- A Choice of 1 of 4 XLN Audio Addictive Keys Virtual Instruments
- Softube Time & Tone Bundle
- Access to The Focusrite Plug-In Collective
Brilliant Focusrite Benefits
When buying the Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd gen USB audio interface you will benefit from Focusrite’s award-winning customer support and fantastic 2-year warranty.
You’ll also be able to join the Plug-In Collective and enjoy free software downloads and great discounts.
Three-Year Warranty On All Focusrite Products
Focusrite are excited to announce an extension to the standard limited warranty, which comes with all new products.
Previously, customers enjoyed a two-year warranty. Now — effective on purchases from 1st January 2018 onwards — the warranty period is 36 months from the date of the original purchase.
(The warranty period for product purchased on or prior to the 31st December 2017 remains at 24 months from the date of the original purchase.)
Serious, Professional Performance
With its comprehensive connectivity, fantastic features and intuitive included software along with the best preamps ever found in the Scarlett range and improved converters the 3rd generation Scarlett 18i20 could well and truly be the heart of any professional recording studio.
Buy the Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd gen USB audio interface today and get all these great features and this amazing sound quality in your studio.
Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface Specs:
- Connectivity: USB Type-C
- Protocol: USB 2.0
- Form Factor: Rack Mount (1U)
- Simultaneous I/O: 18 x 20
- A/D Resolution: 24-bit/192kHz
- Number of Preamps: 8
- Number of Pads: 8
- Phantom Power: YES
- Instrument Inputs: 2
- Line Inputs: 8
- Analogue Outputs: 10
- Headphone Outputs: 2
- Digital Inputs: S/PDIF & 2 x ADAT
- Digital Outputs: S/PDIF & 2 x ADAT
- MIDI I/O: YES
- Loopback: YES
- Bus Powered: NO
- Included PSU: YES
November 14, 2018Read Article
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