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Scarlett 18i20 3rd Generation 18-in, 20-out USB Audio Interface

SKU: # 713611   |   Model: # SCARLETT18I20M3   |    Product Reviews3 Reviews  Write a Review

Scarlett 18i20 3rd Generation 18-in, 20-out USB Audio Interface

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Scarlett 18i20 3rd Generation 18-in, 20-out USB Audio Interface
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Scarlett 18i20 3rd Generation 18-in, 20-out USB Audio Interface

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YouTube Video Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen - Overview feat. Tom C. Walker
YouTube Video L&M @ NAMM 2020: Focusrite Scarlett 3rd Gen
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The heart of your studio


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.

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 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.

Key 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 synthesisers, drum machine and other line-level sources

Included Software
Ableton Live Lite music making software
Free 3-month Avid® Pro Tools® subscription
Free 3-month Splice Sounds subscription with new Splice accounts
Hitmaker Expansion which includes:
Antares® Auto-Tune® Access Allows everything from natural sounding, near-real-time pitch adjustment for getting the best vocal takes to lightning-fast Hip-hop-inspired pitching for adding a whole new sound to your track
Relab LX480 Essentials - Provides four reverbs, modelled on The Hit Factory NYC's reverb unit, and used on countless hits
Softube® Marshall® Silver Jubilee 2555 - A hyper-realistic model of Marshall's Silver Jubilee 2555 the modern evolution of the iconic JCM800 brought to you by analogue modeling experts Softube
XLN Audio® Addictive Keys - Choice of one of four professional-sounding models from Steinway®, Yamaha® and the classic Rhodes®
XLN Audio® Addictive Drums 2: Studio Rock Kit - Features expertly captured samples from a high-end Tama® and Pearl® drums, and Paiste® and Sabian® cymbals, recorded at Decibel Studios in Stockholm
Brainworx® bx_oberhausen - Fully-analogue modelled replica of a classic American polysynth
Brainworx® bx_console Focusrite SC - Brings the true sound of the preamps that made Focusrite what we are today to your music
Focusrite Red Plug-In Suite Meticulously captured digital models of the truly iconic EQ and Compressors which have made the Focusrite name a staple in world-class facilities across the globe
Brainworx® bx_masterdesk - Brings a smooth and simple workflow to the art of mastering, and allows anyone, from first-time-producer to industry pro to get studio-quality results quickly and effortlessly

What's in the box
- Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen.
- 1 x USB cable (Type C-A)
- IEC Cable (Power cable)

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/192 kHz
Supported Sample Rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
Number of Preamps: 8
Number of Pads: 8
Phantom Power: YES
Instrument Inputs: 2
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

Media


Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen - Overview feat. Tom C. WalkerWatch Video
Youtube video product demo
L&M @ NAMM 2020: Focusrite Scarlett 3rd GenWatch Video
Youtube video product demo

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5.1 Surround Montor 7 of 7 customers found this review helpful
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Really happy with this device. I use it with the new Mac Studio M1 max pro. Pro Tools 2022.4 Ultimate and it is awesome. I work in film and TV so I need 5.1 capabilities. It will work in 7.2 if you meed it as there are 10 outputs available. And yes, the monitor control at the front does indeed control all of the 10 output levels simultaneously
Posted by Jeff on Jun 28, 2022
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Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd Generation 18-in, 20-out USB Audio Interface 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Surrey, British Columbia
Wow , Its Amazing ! working properly and perfectly with Mac and Win 10 Pro for Music creation and surround sound to ! I can Redmond to all customers for this device ! thanks
Posted by Nirmal Singh on Aug 20, 2021
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Really good for when you want to move up to rack mount 10 of 12 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Kanata, Ontario
I had started off with the Focusrite Scarlet 2i2 (2nd gen). And evolved into the 18i8 (3rd gen). These are both stubby desk top boxes. Really portable. I noticed the improvement in the noise floor with the 3rd generation. As I needed more outputs for work with DAW send/recv loops i was also getting into rack mount form factor. Being familiar with the Focusrite line it was a natural extension to move up to this. This works well without the little rack tabs to sit on a desk as well, if you don't have or want to rack mount it too. Being the 3rd gen it works with the "Focusrite Control" software, which is their way of setting up some of the settings like air, pad, and internal software mixing and routing options.. I am not entirely a fan of this approach, but mostly because I am the type who prefers knobs. But I guess to have so many options in a small form factor we need software to do some of it. I also use linux, so they do not have a version of their software for this. So I can't really take advantage of the excellent integrations and flexibility of software controlled mixing either.. What I end up doing is setting it up with a macbook and then forgetting it. Using JACK with Linux to do routing instead. I keep buying these Focusrite products for their features and the quality.. I guess if I had one regret it would I should have just started off with this unit. But then again the 3rd gen didn't exist yet when I started out too.
Posted by Travis Hein on Nov 18, 2020
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  • Performance Guarantee: Normal wear and tear is covered, so your product will be performing as well as the day you purchased it for the entire duration of the coverage. Band and Orchestral Performance Warranty does not include replacing pads or cleaning for woodwind instruments, unless deemed necessary by our repair staff. Ultrasonic cleaning for brass instruments will be provided if deemed necessary by our repair staff, but is not routinely offered under the Performance Warranty.
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