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Focusrite Scarlett Gen 3 Audio Interfaces

Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen - Overview // Focusriteplay button

Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen - Overview // Focusrite

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Focusrite // Scarlett 3rd Generation - 18i20

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Hitmaker Expansion - Writing, Recording, Producing with Seids: Trailer // Focusrite


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The Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 USB audio interface (Gen 3) is designed to take your studio setup to the next level. Featuring high-performance analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion up to 24-bit/192kHz, the 18i20 provides pristine audio quality for recording and playback. With 18 inputs and 20 outputs, this third-generation interface offers extensive connectivity for mics, instruments, monitors and more. The Focusrite Scarlett 18i20, a powerful yet intuitive solution for professional and home recording studios alike.

Eight Premium Mic Preamps With "Air" Mode

The 18i20 includes eight upgraded mic preamps from Focusrite's third-generation Scarlett range, each with optional "Air" mode for a brighter, more open sound. With 60dB of gain, there's sufficient headroom to handle a variety of mics. Two front-panel instrument inputs also provide high-impedance connectivity for instruments like electric guitar or bass without distortion.

Flexible Routing With ADAT and S/PDIF

In addition to its analog I/O, the 18i20 offers optical connectivity via ADAT and S/PDIF. Two ADAT optical inputs and outputs provide up to 16 channels of digital audio, allowing you to connect external preamps and convertors. An S/PDIF RCA coaxial input and output cater to digital devices with S/PDIF connectivity. MIDI I/O and word clock out are also included for synchronization with other digital gear.

Intuitive Control Software and Generous Software Bundle

The 18i20 works with Focusrite Control, an intuitive software mixer for Windows and macOS to easily configure routing and monitor levels. It comes with a generous software bundle including Pro Tools | First, Ableton Live Lite, and a host of plug-ins from Softube, Eventide, XLN Audio and others.

Rugged Design and 2-Year Warranty

Housed in a durable, road-ready 1U rack enclosure, the Scarlett 18i20 is built to last. It carries a two-year warranty from Focusrite and their reputation for high-quality, reliable pro audio gear. For professional and home recording, the Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 delivers an unbeatable combination of high performance, value and support.

Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 USB Audio Interface (Gen 3)
Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 USB Audio Interface (Gen 3)
Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 USB Audio Interface (Gen 3)

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  • 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

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    • 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"

    collapse expand iconWarranty

    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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