Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface

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  • Access the Focusrite Plugin Collective when you register your purchase, giving you free plugins every few months
  • Expand your setup with the 3rd Generation of interfaces from Focusrite
  • High performance converters let you record and mix at up to 24-bit/192 kHz
  • Eight of the best performing mic preamps the Scarlett range has ever seen, with switchable air mode
  • Two high-headroom instrument inputs for guitar or bass
  • Eight balanced inputs for connecting synthesisers, drum machines and other line-level sources
  • Four monitor outputs with anti-thump technology and onboard talkback functionality
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite and Pro Tools First Focusrite Creative Pack DAWs
  • Also includes Focusrite Red 2 and 3 Plug-in Suite, Softube Time and Tone Bundle and 1 of 4 XLN Audio Addictive Keys virtual instruments
  • Users also get free 3-month Splice Sounds subscription with new Splice accounts
  • Focusrite now offers a three year warranty


The Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd Generation USB Audio Interface is the latest in Focusrite's stellar line of recording products, perfect for musicians and producers that want an all-in-one solution for the studio. With high-performance converters and multiple input-types, the Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen also comes with all the software tools you need to get your next studio project going.

Professional Sound Quality

Equipped with high performance 24-bit/192kHz AD-DA converters, the Scarlett 18i20 gets you professional sound quality with it's improved A-D and D-A conversion, ensuring your recording quality is the best it can be. The 18i20 has eight of Focusrite's best-performing mic preamps with an optional 'Air' setting that reproduces the effect of the original ISA mic preamp, giving your recorded vocals a brighter sound with punch and clarity. Hosted in a 1U rack-mountable enclosure, the 18i20 will take your studio to the next level with superior sound quality and incredible functionality.

Complete Connectivity

The focus of the 3rd Gen interfaces was to increase the connectivity to enable engineers and producers to adapt to their recording environment whilst improving on the already solid foundation laid by the 2nd Gen interfaces. With an incredible 18 inputs and 20 outputs in total, the 18i20 ensures your recordings and playback will be clear and pronounced no matter what you're recording. There's a Pad option on every mic preamp to accommodate higher level signals without clipping as well as two front panel high-headroom instrument inputs that let you record guitars and basses without any clipping or unwanted distortion.

A pair of virtual loopback inputs let you capture a stereo feed of any combination of hardware input and software playback channels, which makes it a doddle to podcast, live stream as well as assisting in sampling tasks. Speaker switching technology allows you to switch between main and alt monitors to get a fresh take on your mix, and a new built-in talkback mic lets you communicate with your artists at the touch of a button to assist in getting that perfect take.

Software Solutions

Focusrite have included all the software tools you need to get your home studio up and running. You get two DAWs in the form of Ableton Live Lite and Pro Tools First, which features the Focusrite Creative Pack, giving you Compression and EQ tools, Distortion, Phaser, Flanger, Rotary, Ring Modulator, Reverb and Echo effects as well as Amp Simulation, Tuning and Speed tools. If that wasn't enough you also get Softube's Time and Tone Bundle, Focusrite's Red Plug-in Suite and a choice of one of four of XLN Audio's Addictive Keys, ensuring you're ready for any mixing or mastering scenario.

Splice Sounds Subscription

Focusrite have also partnered with Splice to give all Scarlett 3rd Gen owners access to a free 3-month Splice Sounds subscription when you set up a new account. Offering you millions of high-quality, royalty-free one-shots, loops and presets as well as new releases daily from chart-topping, Grammy-winning producers. You will also benefit from the Focusrite Plug-in Collective that gives you free software downloads, generous discounts and a Three-year warranty alongside award-winning customer support.

The Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface continues the Focusrite tradition of providing a useful, premium quality product at an incredible price point. The Scarlett 18i20 will take your recording project to new levels with all the connectivity you could want, coupled with professional level sound quality and a host of included plugins, making the 3rd Gen from Focusrite a must have for any serious musician, producer or engineer.

ModelScarlett 18i8 3rd Gen
Dimensions (H x W x D)46.6 x 482.6 x 259.8mm
Weight3.56 kg
ConnectivityUSB Type-C
ProtocolUSB 2.0
Form FactorRack Mount (1U)
Simultaneous I/O18 x 20
A/D Resolution24-bit/192 kHz
Number of Preamps8
Number of Pads8
Phantom PowerYes
Instrument Inputs2
Line Inputs8
Analogue Outputs10
Headphone Outputs2
Main/Alt Speaker SwitchingYes
Digital InputsS/PDIF & 2 x ADAT
Digital OutputsS/PDIF & 2 x ADAT
Bus PoweredNo
Included PSUYes

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