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Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd Generation Audio Interface

Scarlett 18i20 3rd Generation Audio Interface with 8 Mic Preamps, Two High-Headroom Instrument Inputs, and a Road-Worthy Construction.


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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.

Microphone Preamps
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 built-in talkback mic lets you communicate with your recording artist at the touch of a button, helping you capture that perfect take.

Road-Worthy Construction
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.

Included Software
If that wasn't enough, Focusrite have 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 favourite 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.

  • 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 synthesisers, drum machine and other line-level sources
  • Includes USB cable

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 and Red 3 Plug-In Suite
  • A choice of 1 of 4 XLN Audio Addictive Keys virtual instruments
  • Softube Time and Tone Bundle
  • Access to the Focusrite Plug-in Collective

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Things You Will Get:

  • Audio Interface
  • USB Cable

I love the Scarlett


great buy!!!!



Love it love it





Hard to beat Focusrite quality.


I needed extra channels for drums so I upgraded to the 18i20 and have been pleased so far. Its a bit pricy, bit you get what you pay for. I added an octopre to give me an extra 8 mics, and could not be happier. The meters in front are great to see the levels without needing the computer. Focusrite Control is also a great addition to your computer, giving you more "control" over your mixes and projects. Great overall!



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Fantastic and seamless purchase with Sam Ash. The salesman was also very knowledgeable about the product and helped me make the best decision for the price. Thank you Sam Ash.



Clean and easy user interface


Recommended and thoroughly impressed by it's easy to use interface and clean signal. Also includes a ton of DAW free software AND plugins!! #sweepstakes


Richmond, VA


Scarlett red with love!


Used to mic and mix my drum kit. Clean signal and a relatively user-friendly interface. Includes codes to unlock tons of mixing and plugin software, which was a surprise! You wont be disappointed



Great Audio Interface!


I purchased this unit about 7 days ago and so far I would give it 5 stars, the hardware seems to be great. The bundled software seemed to be a little underwhelming, but I've been able to complete the work with it so far. One note is that the second headphone pot seems to be underperforming in comparison to the first headphone. When spinning the dial, you can hear the signal switching from ear to ear and varying in it's gain. I thought that Focusrite had upgraded the pots in the 3rd Generation of Scarletts. Maybe I received a one off. I plan on calling focusrite to ask for help.



Great for Recording and live performance


Product is fast, good pre-amps for recording. No issues yet!



Excellent Audio Interface!


Management needs some assistance when supporting products. Great deal regardless.





One of the best interfaces THUS FAR.



Scarlett 18i20 3rd Generation Audio Interface

4.9 14


Mic Preamps 8
Built-in DSP No
A/D Resolution 1 x Optical (ADAT), 1 x Coax (S/PDIF)
Analog Inputs 1 x Optical (ADAT), 1 x Coax (S/PDIF)
Analog Outputs 8 x 1/4" (line out), 2 x 1/4" (monitor out), 2 x 1/4" (headphones)
Digital Inputs 1 x Coax (S/PDIF), 1 x Optical
Digital Outputs 1 x Coax (S/PDIF)
Headphone Outputs 2 x 1/4"
Wordclock No
Bus Powered No
Ethernet Cat5 No
Phantom Power Yes
Mac OS Requirements OS X 10.10 or later
PC OS Requirements Windows 8.1 or later
Dimensions 1.83 x 19.0 x 10.23 inches (HxWxD)
Weight 7.85 lbs
Series Scarlett 3rd Generation
Model MOSC0029ULJP
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for three year and labor for one year from date of purchase.  The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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