Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 Gen2 - 24/96, 18 In/20 Out, USB 2.0 Audio Interface

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SCARLETT18I20M2

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The Heart of Your Recording Studio
Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 MKII is the perfect rack-mountable centrepiece to your studio. With a total of 18 inputs and 20 outputs, record anything from a drum kit to multiple instruments, vocals, synths and keyboards. Eight natural-sounding combination input Scarlett mic preamps, roundtrip latency of 2.74ms and class-leading sound quality and digital conversion are complemented by a host of additional inputs and outputs. An ADAT input allows you to expand your analogue inputs for larger recording sessions. Focusrite is the perfect partner for Pro Tools. To that end, Focusrite and Avid will continue to mwork together to ensure all Scarlett interfaces are thoroughly tested with the latest version of Pro Tools. Scarlett 18i20 is also compatible with all other major DAWs, on Mac and PC.

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 syncing 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.

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.
For the modern day musician or producer, there are now a vast amount of innovative software companies, creating a wealth of powerful plug-ins. With such variety, youll want to find exactly the right plug-ins for you, and use them in real time, thanks to Scarlett MKII's super-low latency environment. To help you on this mission, Focusrite has formed the 'Plug-in Collective', working with the very best to bring you exclusive plug-in offers and content every month.

Download the free Focusrite iOS Control app and adjust cue mixes created with the Focusrite Control desktop app remotely from an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.

Features
• 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
• Remote control from iPhone or iPad - Download the free Focusrite iOS Control app
• 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

Included Software
• Access to the Plug-in Collective
• Red 2 & 3 Plug-in Suite
• Softube Time & Tone Pack
• Pro Tools First | First Focusrite Creative Pack
• Ableton Live Lite music making software
• Focusrite Control
• 2 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples
• Novation Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser
• Choice of one free XLN Addictive Keys license

In the Box
• Scarlett 18i20 (2nd Gen) USB Audio Interface
• USB Cable
• Power Supply
• Bundle code for your free software

Specifications
Supported Sample Rates
44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS: 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan)
Windows: Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Microphone Inputs
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz +0.5/-1.5 dB
Dynamic Range: 109 dB (A-Weighted)
THD+N: < 0.002%
Noise EIN: -127 dBu
Maximum input level: +8.5 dBu
Gain Range: 50 dB
Line Inputs
Frequency Response: 0 Hz - 20 kHz +0.5/-1.5 dB
Dynamic Range: 109 dB (A-Weighted)
THD+N: < 0.003%
Maximum input level: +22 dBu
Gain Range: 50 dB
Instrument Inputs
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz +0.5/-1.5 dB
Dynamic Range: 109 dB (A-Weighted)
THD+N: < 0.003%
Maximum input level: +12 dBu
Gain Range: 50 dB
Monitor Outputs (1-2)
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz 0.5 dB
Dynamic Range (Line Outputs): 108 dB (A-Weighted)
THD+N: < 0.001%
Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS): +16 dBu
Line Outputs (3-10)
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz 0.5 dB
Dynamic Range (Line Outputs): 108 dB (A-Weighted)
THD+N: < 0.001%
Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS): +16 dBu
Headphone Outputs
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz 0.5 dB
Dynamic Range: 108 dB (A-Weighted)
THD+N: < 0.001%
Maximum Output Level: +13 dBu

perfect for the home studio3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
Took a little bit bit of messing about to get this working well (Asioforall will not work with this fyi) after that, this interface works great. The preamps are terrific; even voice over work with an SM7b is clean. I like how easy this will be to expand as my studio inevitably grows.
Posted by 40hz on Oct 5, 2017
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CLEAN SOUND AND RELIABLE3 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StorePickering, Ontario
The product has a very crisp and clean tone to it. Focusrite did a great job in updating the mic preamps on this. It has many options to play with. Only issue that I have is the Live Mixer software is not recognizing the unit itself. I will follow up with Focusrite on this issue. Asides that, the product is very reliable and works great!
Posted by MN on Jan 9, 2017
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