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Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 USB Audio Interface (2nd Gen)

With a total of 18 inputs and 20 outputs, record anything from a drum kit to multiple instruments, vocals, synths and keyboards. The Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 is the perfect rack-mountable centrepiece to your studio.


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All the Ins and Outs your studio needs
Eight natural-sounding combination input Scarlett mic preamps deliver exceptional headroom, loads of linear clean gain, low noise and minimal distortion. The two inputs on the front panel feature newly-designed instrument inputs with extended headroom. The ADAT expansion ports allow you to add an extra eight analogue inputs and outputs, particularly useful for anyone who wants to record higher channel counts and integrate lots of outboard gear.

When it comes to outputs, Scarlett 18i20 delivers full routing and monitoring flexibility. There are two dedicated TRS jack outputs for studio monitors featuring anti-thump circuitry, plus eight more analogue jack outputs, two stereo pairs providing mirrored independent headphone outputs on the front panel.  With MIDI connectivity, you can also integrate your favourite hardware synths with your DAW. Wordclock Out is also on hand for sync'ing to external devices.

New Generation - Better in every way
The second generation Scarlett range is packed full of upgrades. The lowest roundtrip latency in its class (2.74ms*) brings confidence to your performance, letting you record and monitor with software effects in real time. New metal gain controls and a sleeker red metal chassis reassure you of its improved industrial design, built to go anywhere.

The Scarlett range also now operates at sample rates all the way up to 192kHz, and the input channels have evolved too. The latest Scarlett mic preamp features a more even gain structure, so you can accurately set your levels, and the instrument input has also been completely redesigned with increased headroom to handle seriously hot guitar pick-ups. Finally, Focusrite have provided analogue protection circuitry across both the inputs and the outputs, guarding your interface against unwanted power surges.

*Roundtrip latency was measured at 2.74ms, working at 96kHz with a 32 samples buffer on Logic Pro X, running on a Mac Pro and OS 10.11

Intuitive Mix Control, Red plug-ins and more
The included 'Focusrite Control' is a brand new software mixer for easy configuration of monitoring and routing setups. Simple and intuitive to use, Focusrite Control offers a traditional mixer workflow and allows immediate access to internal hardware functions. Also included are the software and effects you need; an exclusive version of Pro Tools | First - Focusrite Creative Pack (featuring 12 additional plug-ins including the Eleven Lite for real life guitar amp emulations), Ableton Live Lite, the Softube Time and Tone Bundle, Focusrite's Red Plug-In Suite, 2GB of Loopmasters samples and more.

Included with every Scarlett 2nd Gen audio interface, Pro Tools | First brings you all the main features and workflow of the industry standard Pro Tools 12 in an entry level music making package designed to get the novice producer, instrumentalist or singer-songwriter up and recording in no time.

Also bundled with your Scarlett 2nd Gen audio interface, the Focusrite Creative Pack adds 12 powerful plugins to Pro Tools | First, all taken from Avid’s acclaimed Eleven Rack.

Awesome guitar tones are just a few clicks away with Eleven Lite, Focusrite’s exclusive cut-down edition of the Eleven MK II amp simulator. And if that doesn’t give you the edge and bite you’re after, follow it up with Black Op Distortion, a superb emulation of the Pro Co Rat pedal. Another classic stomp box reborn in software, Gray Compressor delivers the easy dynamics shaping of the Ross Compressor, and makes the perfect partner to the five-band Graphic EQ.

Focusrite Creative Pack doesn’t skimp on the more out-there signal processing, either, with Flanger, Vibe Phaser, Roto Speaker and Sci-Fi Ring Modulator serving up a spectacular range of mind-bending modulation-based treatments.Topping the collection off are the speed-up/slow-down effects of Vari-Fi Speed Shifter, the classy algorithmic ambience of Studio Reverb, the old-school delays of Tape Echo and – last but by no means least – the essential utility of InTune Digital Tuner.

• Eight Scarlett mic preamps with plenty of even gain, exceptional headroom, low noise and minimal distortion
• Two newly-designed instrument inputs, now with increased headroom for seriously hot pick-ups
• Class-leading digital conversion at up to 24-bit / 192kHz
• Lowest roundtrip latency* in its class lets you perform and produce using effects in real time, with no need for DSP
• ADAT expansion ports allow you to add an extra eight analogue inputs and outputs
• Ten balanced analogue outputs, including a dedicated stereo pair with anti-thump circuitry
• Two headphone outputs with dedicated volume controls
• Focusrite Control software to easily configure your monitoring and routing setups
• Includes Pro Tools | First, Focusrite Creative Pack and Ableton Live Lite
• All the additional software and loops you need to record
• Use it with all major DAWs on Mac and PC
• MIDI I/O connectivity, ideal for sending/receiving MIDI
• Stereo S/PDIF In and Out for connecting other digital devices

Get your Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 USB Audio Interface today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Scarlett 18i20 USB Audio Interface
  • Power Supply
  • Pro Tools | First
  • Focusrite Creative Pack
  • Ableton Live Lite
  • Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-In Suite
  • Softube Time and Tone Plug-In Bundle
  • 2GB of Loopmasters Samples
  • Novation Bass Station VST and AU plug-in Synthesiser
  • Owner's Manual

yes I would buy it again it gave me more that I asked for


the greatness is in the product as it speaks for itself, when I lock in with my 49sl mk111 @ circuit groove as also by my launch pad pro but the cross fad with the launch control can be a Frankenstein monster, trying crazy things that can never be to two much, i go gold school old bring in my Yamaha rev 7 on a return send delay, with my orban 424a into my korg drv 3000 into my orban 622b the smoothness of the sound created because of the Scarlett 18i20 it gave me that jazz blues orchestra pop sound I was always hearing beyond my ideal. clyde brooks



I highly reccomnend this product!


If you are looking for an interface that is user friendly and something to start off with the Scarlett 18i20 will not let you down. I record drums/ guitar/ vocals and about anything else you can think of and this product has done a fantastic job! With 8 Mic pre amps and 8 inputs and out puts this interface has a ton of flexibility and will elevate your studio to the next level.

Joseph French

Daleville IN


Exactly what you need


The Scarlett 18i20 is the perfect interface for experienced engineers and beginners alike. It is incredibly easy to use, has tons of I/O, and great sound! The preamps sound good and can handle quiet mics too like the SM7B. 8 aux outputs allows you to incorporate outboard gear as well. The two headphone outputs can be set to different mixes so live tracking is completely possible with this interface. I've had mine for 4 years, not a single issue!




Fantastic Results


Home studio. Bundled with Red2 EQ and Red3 Compressor plug-ins. Everything sounds great.


Apache Junction Arizona


Scarlett 18i20 USB Audio Interface (2nd Gen)

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Inputs 18 audio inputs
Display 5 Segment LED Metering
Special Features ADAT and Word Clock
Series Scarlett
Model 18i20
Included Software Pro Tools | First
Focusrite Creative Pack
Ableton Live Lite
Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-In Suite
Softube Time and Tone Plug-In Bundle
  • 2GB of Loopmasters Samples
    Novation Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser
  • Dimensions 1.77" x 18.98" x 10.43"
    Rack Spaces 1U
    USB Yes
    Phantom Power Yes
    Weight 7.50 lbs.
    Rackmountable Yes
    Outputs 20 audio outputs
    Mic Preamps 8
    MIDI I/O Yes
    Audio Resolution 24-bit/192kHz
    S/PDIF I/O Yes
    Optical I/O Yes
    Warranty Info:

    The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one 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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