Focusrite Scarlett 18i20

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The Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 is a flagship audio interface renowned for its exceptional performance and versatility in professional audio recording setups. Designed by Focusrite, a leading name in audio technology, it caters to the needs of musicians, producers, and audio engineers seeking high-quality audio conversion and robust connectivity options.

At the heart of the Scarlett 18i20 lies its pristine audio quality, driven by Focusrite’s renowned preamps. With 18 inputs and 20 outputs, this interface offers extensive connectivity for recording multiple instruments simultaneously or routing audio to various destinations. The preamps provide clean and transparent gain, capturing the nuances of vocals, instruments, and other sound sources with exceptional detail and accuracy. Whether recording vocals, guitars, drums, or synthesizers, users can rely on the Scarlett 18i20 to deliver professional-grade audio fidelity.

One of the standout features is its comprehensive connectivity options. Equipped with eight combination XLR/TRS inputs, users can connect microphones, line-level instruments, and synthesizers directly to the interface. Additionally, the Scarlett 18i20 features eight additional line inputs, perfect for integrating external preamps or outboard gear into the recording chain. On the output side, users have access to 10 balanced line outputs, facilitating versatile monitoring setups and integration with studio monitors and outboard effects processors.

In addition to its analogue I/O, the Scarlett 18i20 offers digital connectivity via ADAT and S/PDIF ports, further expanding its capabilities. ADAT connectivity enables users to expand the interface’s input and output count by connecting external preamps or converters, ideal for larger recording sessions or complex mixing setups. The S/PDIF ports allow for seamless integration with digital audio equipment, such as CD players or digital synthesizers.

The Scarlett 18i20 is designed to integrate seamlessly into any recording environment. Its robust build quality ensures reliability even in demanding recording situations, while its intuitive control software provides users with easy access to essential settings and monitoring options. Overall, the Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 stands as a versatile and reliable audio interface, empowering musicians and producers to capture their creativity with uncompromising sound quality.

Tech Spec

Connectivity: USB type-C
Protocol: USB 2.0
Simultaneous I/O: 18 x 20
A/D Resolution: 24-bit/192kHz
Number of preamps: 8
Phantom Power: Yes
Number of Pads: 8
Instrument Inputs: 2
Line Inputs: 8
Analogue Outputs: 10
Headphone Outputs: 2
Digital Inputs / Outputs: S/PDIF & 2 x ADAT
Control Switches: Stereo/Mono, Earth Lift and Line/Mic
Transport Weight: 6.8kg


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