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Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 USB Audio Interface (Gen 3)

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Housed in a 1U rack-mountable enclosure, the third-generation 18i20 boasts extensive simultaneous I/O consisting of 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 yo...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Housed in a 1U rack-mountable enclosure, the third-generation 18i20 boasts extensive simultaneous I/O consisting of 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 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, live streaming 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.

It comes with all the software tools you need to get started: two comprehensive digital audio workstations, Ableton Live Lite and Pro Tools First Focusrite Creative Pack; Softube’s Time and Tone Bundle; Focusrite’s Red Plug-in Suite; a choice of one of four of XLN Audio’s Addictive Keys. If that wasn't enough, Focusrite has partnered with Splice to give 3rd Gen. interface owners a free 3-month Splice Sounds subscription when setting a new Splice account.

Splice Sounds offers millions of high-quality, royalty-free one-shots, loops, and presets, with new releases daily from your favorite producers, sound designers, and artists. Creators use Splice to make all kinds of music, including chart-topping pop, Grammy-winning albums, underground mixtapes, and cinematic scores.

And as with all Focusrite products, you’ll also benefit from membership of their Plug-in Collective offering free software downloads and generous discounts, as well as a two-year warranty and award-winning customer support.

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
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:
  • Line Inputs: 8
  • Analogue 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
  • Included Software 
    • Ableton Live Lite music making software
    • Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack
    • Free 3-month Splice Sounds subscription with new Splice accounts
    • 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
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    Manufacturer's Warranty
    All Focusrite products are built to the highest standards and should provide reliable performance for many years, subject to reasonable care, use, transportation and storage.

    In the event of a Manufacturing Defect becoming evident within 12 months from date of purchase Focusrite undertakes that the product will be repaired or replaced free of charge if the product is returned to the authorised dealer from whom it was purchased. In these circumstances, or if you need an out-of-warranty repair to your Focusrite product, please contact your local Focusrite distributor in your country of residence or business : Find your local distributor here and you will be advised of the correct return procedure.

    Alternatively contact the Focusrite Reseller from which you purchased the product. If you purchase a Focusrite product outside your country of residence or business you will not be entitled to ask your local Focusrite Distributor to honour this Limited Warranty, although you may request a chargeable repair.

    Alternatively, the unit may be returned at your cost to the dealer you purchased the unit from so that they can organise a Warranty repair with their Focusrite Distributor.

    This Warranty does not include cost of shipping to and from the authorised dealer from whom it was purchased. In every case it will be necessary to provide the original invoice or store receipt to accompany the defective product to the supplying dealer. This Limited Warranty is offered solely to the first purchaser of the product from an Authorised Focusrite Reseller (defined as a reseller which has purchased the Product directly from Focusrite Audio Engineering Ltd. in the UK or its Authorised Distributors outside the U.K,) and is not transferable.

    This Warranty is in addition to your Statutory Rights in the country of purchase.

    Please note: A Manufacturing Defect is defined as a defect in the performance of the product which may be expected from a reasonable interpretation of the published description and performance specifications as published by Focusrite Audio Engineering Ltd. This does not include damage caused by post-purchase transportation, storage or careless handling, nor damage caused by misuse.

    A significant proportion of products returned under Warranty (which are very few in number compared to numbers sold) are found not to exhibit any fault at all. Please check that the mains voltage is correctly set for your local supply and that your connecting cables are in good order and correctly connected.

    If in doubt about the product functions please read the user guide and if necessary contact your dealer for advice before returning the product to the supplying dealer. You can also contact the Focusrite Tech Support team at the Focusrite Answerbase for general advice.


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