Focusrite

Description

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, livestreaming 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 a three-year warranty and award-winning customer support.

Other software included
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.

Three-Month Avid Pro Tools Artist Subscription With Complete Plug-in Bundle
A three-month subscription to Avid Pro Tools Artist and Avid Complete Plug-in Bundle, with a 25% discount on Avid Pro Tools Artist after the subscription period, or a 33% discount on Avid Pro Tools Studio.

Landr Studio, Plus Five Free Masters
Produce and release your best work with two months' access to Landr Studio, as well as five free masters you can use even when your two months subscription is over.

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, Pharrell, 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_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.
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 synthesizers, drum machine and other line-level sources
  • Scarlett 3rd Gen included software:
    • Ableton Live Lite
    • Three-month Avid Pro Tools Artist subscription
    • Three-month Splice Sounds subscription
    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_console Focusrite SC
    • Focusrite Red Plug-In Suite
    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/192kHz
    • 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" x 10.23"
    Warranty
    All Focusrite products are built to the highest standards, and are designed to provide many years of reliable performance. In the event of a Manufacturing Defect becoming evident during the warranty period, Focusrite will ensure that the product is repaired or replaced free of charge. The warranty for any product purchased on or after the 1st January 2018 is a period of 36 months from the date of original purchase. The warranty period for products purchased on or prior to the 31st December 2017 is 24 months from the date of original purchase.

    A Manufacturing Defect is defined as a defect in the performance of the product as described and published by Focusrite. A Manufacturing Defect does not include damage caused by post-purchase transportation, storage or careless handling, nor damage caused by misuse.

    While this warranty is provided by Focusrite, it is fulfilled by Focusrite’s distribution partner in the country in which you purchased the product. To contact Focusrite's local distribution partner regarding a warranty issue, click here; they will advise you of the appropriate procedure for resolving the warranty issue. Note that many of the products returned under warranty are found not to exhibit any hardware fault at all. In the case of operational interruption, it’s worth checking other factors such as cables, drivers, software settings and the like, prior to returning your hardware. Contact Focusrite support first, if you experience technical issues.

    In every case you will need to provide a copy of the original invoice or store receipt to Focusrite’s local distribution partner. In the event that you are unable to provide proof of purchase, you should request a copy of your receipt from the reseller from whom you purchased the product. If you purchase a Focusrite product outside your normal country of residence, Focusrite’s distribution partner in your normal country of residence will not be able to honor this limited warranty, although you may request an out-of-warranty chargeable repair.

    This limited warranty is offered solely to products purchased from an Authorised Focusrite Reseller. This Warranty is in addition to your statutory rights in the country of purchase.

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