The Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 audio interface is an 18 input, 20 output USB 2.0 device designed to be at the heart of a studio.
Focusrite’s Scarlett 18i20 audio interface is aimed to deal with a huge range of recording situations, eight acclaimed mic pre’s are available with two located on the front of the unit for easy access and quick recording. A further 10 input channels can be found on the rear of the interface via digital ADAT and S/PDIF connections. The outputs are available via matching digital connections as well as 10 XLR anolog outputs. In addition to this plethora of connectivity there are 2 invidual headphone outs on the front for separate tracking each with their own level control.
The Scarlett 18i20 audio interface is enclosed in a stunning red anodised body and can be mounted in a rack taking 1U of space. Control of line levels are to hand with signal meters to show volume and any possible clipping. Digital conversion is of a high quality offering the ability to record in 24bit 96kHz meaning an unspoiled recording chain that goes straight into your DAW. Extensively developed software drivers are available for PC and Mac, with an added option of using the interface with an iPad although this does require the Apple Camera connection (not supplied).
Also provided with the Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 is a comprehensive software bundle. A Scarlett Plug-in pack is provided giving vintage emulation for EQ, compression, gating and reverb. Ableton Live Lite gives a platform to work in and additional sounds can be gathered from the Novation Bass Station software synth and 1Gb of samples provided by Loopmasters.
Main Features of the Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 Audio Interface:
- Eight Focusrite mic preamps
- Phantom power, up to 60dB of gain
- 18 inputs
- 20 outputs
- 24-bit/96kHz A-D/D-A conversion
- USB 2.0 Connectivity
- iPad® Compatible (requires the Apple Camera Connection)
- Dual headphone outputs and comprehensive monitor control
- Word Clock
- 1 x Midi in & Out
- 1U Rack
- Ableton Live Lite
- Scarlett VST Plug-in bundle
- Novation Bass Station VST Synth
- 1Gb Sample pack from Loopmasters