For those who need the flexibility of 8 mic preamps along with truly professional audio quality, the Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 USB Audio Interface is where your search ends! Eight award-winning Focusrite microphone preamplifiers, designed specifically for the computer interface environment, deliver that legendary Focusrite sound quality that is called upon by countless pros and hobbyists worldwide.
Includes the Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-In Suite (AAX/AU/VST) upon registration of interface. Accurately modeled on the classic Red 2 EQ and Red 3 Compressor, the Red plug-ins let you exploit the sound of the hardware originals, conveniently from within Pro Tools® (10 and above) and other audio software.
The world’s top studios implement these mic pre’s because of their unequalled level of performance, with low noise, minimal distortion and enormous dynamic range. The Scarlett 18i20 interface also features a total of 18 inputs and 20 outputs, exceptional headroom and two front-panel inputs which also offer 10dB pad buttons to handle the highest-level inputs without distortion.
Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 USB Audio Interface Features
- Eight award-winning Focusrite mic preamps for remarkable headroom and sound quality
- 18 inputs and 20 outputs:
- Six combo XLR/jack mic/line inputs plus two front-panel XLR/jack mic/line/instrument inputs
- 10 analogue line outputs
- Two independent headphone outputs on the front panel
- ADAT and S/PDIF digital I/O
- MIDI I/O and Word Clock out for digital synchronization when required
- Sample rates up to 96 kHz, 24-bit for great quality
- Scarlett MixControl provides an 18 x 8 DSP mixer with powerful routing and monitoring capabilities
- Included Software:
- Ableton Live Lite – ground-breaking production and performance software
- Scarlett Plug-in Suite – EQ, compression, gating and reverb
- Novation Bass Station - software model of the classic Novation analogue mono-synth
- 1GB of Loopmasters samples
With 18 inputs and 20 outputs, Scarlett 18i20 includes enough I/O to handle the vast majority of day-to-day studio tasks at maximum quality, with maximum flexibility. Focusrite loads Scarlett 18i20 with six combo XLR/jack mic/line inputs plus two front-panel XLR/jack mic/line/instrument inputs with 10dB pad buttons, 10 analogue line outputs, two independent headphone outputs on the front panel, and ADAT and S/PDIF digital I/O, plus MIDI I/O and Word Clock out for digital synchronization when required.
The ADAT interface can be used to bring in digital sources or to add extra preamps such as Focusrite’s OctoPre Mk II, bringing the mic pre complement to 16 channels, ideal for recording a complete band and minimizing overdubs.
Class leading digital conversion
This prodigious I/O capability is backed by Focusrite’s class-leading precision digital conversion technology at sample rates up to 96 kHz, 24-bit, to ensure that you get the very highest quality into and out of your audio software – all major DAWs are supported.
High channel count and Focusrite quality – now on USB 2.0 and iOS
Scarlett 18i20 is the USB complement of the tried and tested Saffire PRO 40 Firewire interface. Suitable for Windows, Mac and even iOS (with optional Camera Connection Kit) platforms, Scarlett 18i20’s USB 2.0 connection suits almost any computer, helping you build a setup in which external storage and audio interfaces do not have to share the same computer bus (recommended for the best performance) – if you have Firewire drives, for example, a USB audio interface is the best choice.
Ableton Live Lite
Innovative music production software used by industry professionals all over the world. Ableton Live includes a unique performance feature as well as being a fully functioning DAW.
An 18 x 8 DSP mixer. Offering a superb level of flexibility, MixControl software enables you to create sixteen separate mixes with ultra-low-latency.
Scarlett Plug-in Suite
VST/AU/RTAS Plug-in Suite comes in the box, adding Focusrite compression, reverb, gating and EQ to your recording system.
Novation Bass Station
The legendary analogue mono-synth from Novation in software form - AU/VST plug-in for your DAW.
1 gig of royalty-free samples from the world's leading sample production organisation - Loopmasters.