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The Interface Your Studio Deserves

Scarlett 18i20

The Interface Your Studio Deserves

✔  Eight Scarlett mic preamps with plenty of even gain, exceptional headroom, low noise and minimal distortion

 

✔  Two instrument inputs, designed for seriously hot pickups

✔  Class-leading digital conversion at up to 24-bit/192kHz

 

✔  10 balanced analogue outputs, including a dedicated stereo pair with anti-thump circuitry

Handle anything that comes your way

HANDLE ANYTHING THAT COMES YOUR WAY

Our 18-in, 20-out USB audio interface can handle just about anything your band or studio can throw at it. Beautiful and rackmountable, it gives you the highest I/O of any Scarlett interface, pristine sound quality, separate stereo headphone mixes, extensive expansion options and round-trip latency as low as 2.74 ms, all in a 1U space.

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UNRIVALLED SOUND QUALITY

We’ve been perfecting audio conversion for over 20 years. Our class-leading digital conversion operates at up to 24-bit and up to 192kHz, so you capture every nuance of every performance in crystal clear audio without any unwanted noise or hum, even when you’re playing softly.

Two year warranty

ENJOY TWO YEARS OF WARRANTY

OUR COMMITMENT TO OUR CUSTOMERS

Wherever you happen to be in the world, you can rely on our two-year warranty if any Focusrite hardware needs repairing or replacing due to a manufacturing fault.

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Whats in the box

Make the best recordings

Scarlett 18i20

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XLN Audio – Addictive Keys: one of four inspiring and interesting keyboard instruments

Focusrite – Red Plug-in Suite: accurately models our classic Red 2 equaliser and Red 3 compressor

Softube – Time and Tone Bundle: four of Softube's world-class reverb, delay, mastering and distortion plug-ins

 

Focusrite – Plug-in Collective: exclusive offers, tutorial content and more, from some of the most innovative and prestigious plug-in companies

Ableton® – Live Lite™: industry leading music-making software

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Loopmasters: 2GB of royalty-free sample libraries

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Support

I NEED HELP WITH MY SCARLETT 18I20

Find out just how easy it is to set up your Scarlett 18i20

Download scarlett 18i20 user guide
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Plug-in collective

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FOCUSRITE CONTROL

Configure your routing and monitor mixes from Mac®, PC, iPad®, iPhone® or iPod touch® with user-friendly control software Focusrite Control.

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Specifications in detail

We always quote 'real world' performance figures (measured to the AES17 standard). Some companies choose to quote chipset performance, which is misleading, and here's why.

Supported Operating Systems

Compatible with Mac 10.10 onwards and Windows 8.1 onwards

Supported Sample Rates

44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz,  96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz 

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
20 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 +0.5dB
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 +0.5dB
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 +0.5dB
Dynamic Range 
108 dB (A-Weighted) 
THD+N
<0.001% 
Maximum Output Level 
+13 dBu