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Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 Audio Interface

$835.00 $730.00

Focusrite’s mic preamps are found in the world’s top studios and give the 18i20 an unequalled level of performance, with low noise, minimal distortion and enormous dynamic range.

Description

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The Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 gives you a ton of firepower in an affordable package. Two vibrant Focusrite mic/instrument preamps are right on the front panel where you need them, while the back panel hosts a slew of extra I/O – up to 18-in/20-out simultaneously! With eight award-winning Focusrite microphone preamplifiers, designed specifically for the computer interface environment, delivering legendary Focusrite sound quality. The Scarlett 18i20 is a perfect foundation for home or project studios that may need to expand in the future.

 

Key Features

 

Eight high-quality award-winning Focusrite preamps

Scarlett 18i20 is the best sounding interface in its class. Focusrite’s unparalleled reputation for audio excellence forms the foundation of this new interface, with eight award-winning Focusrite preamps.

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High-quality 24-bit/96kHz USB 2.0 interface compatible with Mac, Windows and iOS

Features high quality A-D / D-A at up to 96kHz, 24bit. Pristine audio quality and rock-solid synchronisation are guaranteed on Mac and Windows as well as driver-free operation on the iOS platform.

18 inputs & 20 outputs

Scarlett 18i20 boasts an extensive range of analogue and digital I/O capabilities including ADAT I/O which can enable an additional eight inputs and outputs.

Dual independent headphone buses

Give two artists independent, fully-customised monitor mixes – each with an independent front-panel level control.

Scarlett MixControl ultra-low-latency DSP mixer/router

Maximising routing flexibility and intuitive one-click set-up solutions, Scarlett MixControl provides an 18 x 8 DSP mixer with powerful routing and monitoring capabilities.

Unmatched routing flexibility

Scarlett 18i20 is the most flexible interface in its class, enabling you to intuitively adapt it immediately to the needs of any recording session. Route any input signal or DAW output, or a mix of both, to any output.

Comprehensive bundle of included software

Comes with 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, and 1GB of Loopmasters samples.

Inputs and outputs

In
CountFormatConnectorDetails
8Mic/line analogueCombi XLRIncluding 2 instrument inputs
2S/PDIFRCA Phono
8ADATOptical Lightpipe4 channels via SMUX 2 96kHz
16MIDI5pin DIN connectorProvides 16 channels of MIDI
Out
2Line analogue¼” TRS JackDedicated monitor outputs
8Line analogue¼” TRS Jack4 outputs (7/8 & 9/10) are also available via the 2 independently controlled, stereo headphone ¼” Jack on the front panel
2S/PDIFRCA Phono
8ADATOptical Lightpipe4 channels via SMUX @ 96 kHz
16MIDI5pin DIN connectorProvides 16 channels of MIDI

 

Software

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.

Scarlett MixControl

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.

Loopmasters

1 gig of royalty-free samples from the world’s leading sample production organisation – Loopmasters.

 

Specifications

Digital Performance
A-D Dynamic Range109 dB A-weighted (all inputs)
D-A Dynamic Range108 dB A-weighted (line outputs)
Supported sample rates44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz A 96 kHz
Clock jitter<250 ps
Microphone Inputs
Frequency Response20 Hz ± 0.5 dB, 20 kHz ± 0.1 dB (min. gain)
THD+N0.001% (1 kHz, –1dBFS, 20 kHz BW)
Noise EIN–122 dBu CCIR-RMS (measured at 60 dB of gain with 150 ohm termination)
Maximum input level+8 dBu (without pad)
Line Inputs
Frequency Response20 Hz – 20 kHz ± 0.1 dB
THD+N0.007% (1 kHz, –1dBFS, 20 kHz BW)
Noise (NiPoS)–105 dBFS CCIR-RMS (measured at min. gain with 50 ohm termination)
Maximum input level> +28 dBu
Instrument Inputs
Frequency Response20 Hz – 20 kHz ± 0.1 dB
THD+N0.007% (1 kHz, –1dBFS, 20 kHz BW)
Noise (NiPoS)–103 dBFS CCIR-RMS (measured at min. gain)
Maximum input level+8 dB (without pad)
Line Outputs 1 & 2
Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS)+16 dBu, balanced
THD+N0.001% (1 kHz, –1dBFS, 20 kHz BW)