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Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen 18x20 USB Audio Interface

  • mfr: SCARLETT-18I20-3G
  • SKU: 18I20-3G
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Product highlights

  • 8 Scarlett mic preamps with switchable Air mode
  • 2 High-headroom instrument inputs
  • 8 Balanced line inputs for line-level sources
  • 4 Monitor outputs with anti-thump technology
  • High-performance 24-bit/192kHz AD-DA converters
  • Ableton Live Lite music making software
  • Avid Pro Tools Artist Subscription
  • Quick Start tool for easy operation

Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen 18x20 USB Audio Interface

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. 

Switchable Air Mode

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.

Instrument Inputs

 The two front panel high-headroom instrument inputs allow you to record guitars and basses without any clipping or unwanted distortion.  

Speaker-Switching Technology

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. 

Virtual Loopback Inputs

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.   

Scarlett 18i20 is designed to stand up to days on the road and connects straight to your Mac or PC via USB cable. 

Included Software

There’s no better way to step into studio recording – your Scarlett interface comes with some of the best-loved tools in the business, including Hitmaker Expansion, with exclusive content from legendary Auto-Tune® creators Antares, along with Brainworx, Softube, XLN Audio, Relab, and more.   

Free 3-Month Splice Sounds Subscription

Focusrite has partnered with Splice to give 3rd Gen Interface owners a free 3-month Splice Sounds subscription when setting up a new Splice account. Splice Sounds offers millions of high-quality, royalty-free one-shots, loops, and presets, with new releases daily from your favorite producers, sound designers, and artists. Creators use Splice to make all kinds of music, including chart-topping pop, Grammy-winning albums, underground mixtapes, and cinematic scores.

Focusrite Control

Focusrite Control makes it simple to route your audio and cue mix, loopback and monitor mixes, from your Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.

  • Control output levels
  • Control software playback levels and panning
  • Control hardware input levels and panning
  • Control mute and dim
  • View input and output metering
  • Control preamp features available on your connected Focusrite interface
  • Approve devices for control

Three Month Avid® Pro Tools® Artist Subscription with Complete Plugin Bundle

A three-month subscription to Avid Pro Tools Artist and Avid Complete Plugin Bundle, with a 25% discount on Avid Pro Tools Artist after the subscription period, or a 33% discount on Avid Pro Tools Studio.

Landr Studio, plus five free masters

Produce and release your best work with two months' access to Landr Studio, as well as five free masters you can use even when your two months subscription is over.  

Specifications

General
Form Factor 1U Rackmount
Max Sampling Rate 24 Bit/192 kHz
High-Pass Filter No
Weight 7.04 lb (with accessories), 7.85 lb (without accessories)
Input Level Adjustment 8 x Knob
Compatibility
Compatible Software Not Available
Digital Audio
Sample Rate Conversion Not Available
Sync Sources Internal
Performance
Gain Adjustment No
Max Output Level Headphone Outputs: +7 dBu, Line/Monitor Outputs: +15.5 dBu at 0 dBFS
Connectivity
USB Ports 1 x USB Type-C
Digital Interface S/PDIF
Host Connector 1 x USB Type-C (Male)
MIDI I/O Not Available

Questions

Customer Questions
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Returns

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You will receive a full refund when you return an item in its original manufacturer’s packaging, undamaged and unmarked. If the item you are returning is priced at less than $35, you will be charged a 15% restocking fee. Please note you will not be refunded any shipping charges. 
You have 30 days to make a return. During the holiday season, from November 1 to December 31, we extend the return window to 60 days. 
If your order has been noticeably damaged in transit, we strongly recommend that you refuse delivery and notify us immediately. Claims for missing items or items damaged in transit must be made within 48 hours of delivery. If there is carrier damage, please contact [email protected] with your order number and a description of the damage. 
Oh no! Please contact our customer service team so we can resolve the issue immediately. You can call us on 1.800.221.0828, email us at [email protected], or send us a message here.  
We do not currently offer exchanges. Please return the item you purchased within 30 days and order what you’d like instead. 
If you ordered a kit, you must return all components and accessories to receive a full refund. 
If you ordered a product that included a free item, you must include the free item with your return. If not, your return will not be accepted and you will not receive a full refund. 
We currently only offer camera repairs at our Brooklyn store. The item must be dropped off and collected in person as we do not accept shipped items for repair. For more information, please call our Brooklyn store on 1.718.431.7900. 
Most items can be returned within 30 days for a full refund. Click here to read our full return policy. 

Shipping and Returns

Same Day Shipping

All orders placed by 4PM( EST), Monday through Thursday, and by 11AM (EST) on Friday, are shipped same day. Orders placed outside these times will ship the next business day. We do not ship internationally or to Puerto Rico, Guam and other US territories at this time. For more details click here.

Free Two-Day Shipping

We offer free expedited shipping on thousands of items within the continental USA (this does not include Alaska and Hawaii).

Flexible, Easy Returns

If you're not happy with your purchase for any reason, our flexible 30-day free return policy makes it easy to get a full refund. Click here to view our return policy.

Ratings and reviews

Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen Audio interface

Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen 18x20 USB Audio Interface SKU: 18I20-3G

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