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Scarlett 18i20 MK2

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With its versatile complement of no less than 20 outputs and 18 inputs, including eight of Focusrite’s award-winning Focusrite microphone preamplifiers designed specifically for the computer interface environment and delivering legendary Focusrite sound quality.
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USB 2.0 audio interface with eight Focusrite mic preamps

With its versatile complement of no less than 20 outputs and 18 inputs – including eight of Focusrite’s award-winning Focusrite microphone preamplifiers designed specifically for the computer interface environment and delivering legendary Focusrite sound quality – the rack-mounting 18i20 quite literally forms the heart of the modern digital studio, combining the central features of Focusrite’s USB 2.0 audio interface range: mic preamps that build on 30 years of experience and precision 24/96 analogue/digital conversion for the very best quality into and out of your DAW.

Focusrite mic preamps, backed by 30 years of design experience and found in the world’s top studios, give the 18i20 an unequalled level of performance, with low noise, minimal distortion and enormous dynamic range. Dual front-panel inputs also offer 10dB pad buttons to handle the highest-level inputs. 18i20 supports both Macintosh and Windows computers as well as the iPad (Camera Connection Kit required).

Comprehensive inputs/outputs

With its 18 inputs and 20 outputs, Scarlett 18i20 MK2 has the I/O capability to take on the vast majority of day-to-day studio tasks with maximum quality and maximum flexibility. Scarlett 18i20 features six combo XLR/jack mic/line inputs plus two front-panel XLR/jack mic/line/instrument inputs with 10dB pad buttons, 10 analogue line outputs two providing independent headphone outputs on the front panel, and ADAT and S/PDIF digital I/O. Use the additional ADAT interface to bring in digital sources or to add preamps such as Focusrite’s OctoPre Mk II, bringing the mic pre complement to 16 channels – ideal for recording a complete band. 18i20 also provides MIDI I/O and Word Clock out for digital synchronisation when required.

Class leading digital conversion

Scarlett 18i20’s prodigious I/O capability is backed by Focusrite’s class-leading precision digital conversion technology, operating at up to 96 kHz, 24-bit and designed to ensure that you get the very highest quality into and out of your audio software – all major digital audio workstations are supported, and with the latest Red 2 and Red 3 AAX plugins (included), 18i20 is the perfect partner for Pro Tools.

High channel count and Focusrite quality – on USB 2.0 and iOS
 
Suitable for Windows, Macintosh and even iOS platforms, Scarlett 18i20’s USB 2.0 connection suits almost any computer and delivers a powerful combination of precision digital conversion and award-winning mic pres with 30 years of experience behind them. For the best performance, don’t connect your interface to the same bus as your drives – use a USB interface when you don’t have USB drives.

Polish Your Mix

All Scarlett audio interfaces include Ableton Live Lite recording software, plus two powerful software plug-ins: Red Plug-in Suite and Scarlett Plug-in Suite.

Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-In Suite

The Red Plug-in Suite accurately models our classic Red 2 equaliser and Red 3 compressor, to bring the sound of the famous original hardware to your music software.

Scarlett Plug-In Suite

Scarlett Suite is a professional plug-in suite that provides a definitive suite of compression, gating, EQ and reverb, for tracking and mixing your music.

Key Features

Eight high-quality award-winning Focusrite preamps

Scarlett 18i20 is the best sounding interface in its class. Focusrite’s unparalleled reputation for audio excellence forms the foundation of this new interface, with eight award-winning Focusrite preamps.

High-quality 24-bit/96kHz USB 2.0 interface compatible with Mac, Windows and iOS

Features high quality A-D / D-A at up to 96kHz, 24bit. Pristine audio quality and rock-solid synchronisation are guaranteed on Mac and Windows as well as driver-free operation on the iOS platform.

18 inputs & 20 outputs

Scarlett 18i20 boasts an extensive range of analogue and digital I/O capabilities including ADAT I/O which can enable an additional eight inputs and outputs.

Dual independent headphone buses

Give two artists independent, fully-customised monitor mixes – each with an independent front-panel level control.

Scarlett MixControl ultra-low-latency DSP mixer/router

Maximising routing flexibility and intuitive one-click set-up solutions, Scarlett MixControl provides an 18 x 8 DSP mixer with powerful routing and monitoring capabilities.

Unmatched routing flexibility

Scarlett 18i20 is the most flexible interface in its class, enabling you to intuitively adapt it immediately to the needs of any recording session. Route any input signal or DAW output, or a mix of both, to any output.

Comprehensive bundle of included software

Comes with Ableton Live Lite – ground-breaking production and performance software, Scarlett Plug-in Suite – EQ, compression, gating and reverb, Novation Bass Station - software model of the classic Novation analogue mono-synth, and 1GB of Loopmasters samples.

Software

Ableton Live Lite

Innovative music production software used by industry professionals all over the world. Ableton Live includes a unique performance feature as well as being a fully functioning DAW.

Scarlett MixControl

An 18 x 8 DSP mixer. Offering a superb level of flexibility, MixControl software enables you to create eight separate mixes with ultra-low-latency.

Scarlett Plug-in Suite

VST/AU/RTAS Plug-in Suite comes in the box, adding Focusrite compression, reverb, gating and EQ to your recording system.

Novation Bass Station

The legendary analogue mono-synth from Novation in software form - AU/VST plug-in for your DAW.

Loopmasters

1 gig of royalty-free samples from the world's leading sample production organisation - Loopmasters.

Inputs and outputs

In
Count Format Connector Details
8 Mic/line analogue Combi XLR Including 2 instrument inputs
2 S/PDIF RCA Phono  
8 ADAT Optical Lightpipe 4 channels via SMUX 2 96kHz
16 MIDI 5pin DIN connector Provides 16 channels of MIDI
Out
2 Line analogue ¼” TRS Jack Dedicated monitor outputs
8 Line analogue ¼” TRS Jack

4 outputs (7/8 & 9/10) are also available via the 2 independently controlled, stereo headphone ¼” Jack on the front panel

2 S/PDIF RCA Phono  
8 ADAT Optical Lightpipe 4 channels via SMUX @ 96 kHz
16 MIDI 5pin DIN connector Provides 16 channels of MIDI
 

Specifications

Digital Performance

A-D Dynamic Range

109 dB A-weighted (all inputs)

D-A Dynamic Range

108 dB A-weighted (line outputs)

Supported sample rates

44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz A 96 kHz

Clock jitter

<250 ps

Microphone Inputs

Frequency Response

20 Hz ± 0.5 dB, 20 kHz ± 0.1 dB (min. gain)

THD+N

0.001% (1 kHz, –1dBFS, 20 kHz BW)

Noise EIN

–122 dBu CCIR-RMS (measured at 60 dB of gain with 150 ohm termination)

Maximum input level

+8 dBu (without pad)

Line Inputs

Frequency Response

20 Hz – 20 kHz ± 0.1 dB

THD+N

0.007% (1 kHz, –1dBFS, 20 kHz BW)

Noise (NiPoS)

–105 dBFS CCIR-RMS (measured at min. gain with 50 ohm termination)

Maximum input level

> +28 dBu

Instrument Inputs

Frequency Response

20 Hz – 20 kHz ± 0.1 dB

THD+N

0.007% (1 kHz, –1dBFS, 20 kHz BW)

Noise (NiPoS)

–103 dBFS CCIR-RMS (measured at min. gain)

Maximum input level

+8 dB (without pad)

Line Outputs 1 & 2

Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS)

+16 dBu, balanced

THD+N

0.001% (1 kHz, –1dBFS, 20 kHz BW)

Weight and Dimensions

Weight:3.4Kg
Height:45 mm
Width:482 mm
Depth:265 mm

 

 

Product Details

Product Details

UPC 815301008446
Platform Hybrid (Mac and PC)
Manufacturer FOCUSRITE
System Requirements (Windows)

Windows 7 (all versions) or Windows 8 (Not including Windows RT)

System Requirements (Mac)

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or 10.8 Mountain Lion or later

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