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The same Scarlett sound with more ins and outs. With the 18i20, you get 8 mic preamps and 16 ADAT I/O which is enough to record a full band and more! Don't forget to setup your cue mixes or even a 5.1 setup with the 10 outputs on the back. This is a great choice for a home or project studio that doesn't want to upgrade for a long time. This interface is highly recommended.
This is a brand new Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface which comes bundled with Ableton Live Lite, Pro Tools | First, Plugins, and more.
Product Details: 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.
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. The two front panel high-headroom instrument inputs allow you to record guitars and basses without any clipping or unwanted distortion.
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.
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. It comes with all the software tools you need to get started: two comprehensive digital audio workstations, Ableton® Live Lite™ and Pro Tools® First Focusrite Creative Pack; Softube's Time and Tone Bundle; Focusrite's Red Plug-in Suite; a choice of one of four of XLN Audio's Addictive Keys.
If that wasn't enough, Focusrite have partnered with Splice to give 3rd Gen. interface owners a free 3-month Splice Sounds subscription when setting a new Splice account. Splice Sounds offers millions of high-quality, royalty-free one-shots, loops, and presets, with new releases daily from your favourite 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.
And as with all Focusrite products, you'll also benefit from membership of their Plug-in Collective offering free software downloads and generous discounts, as well as a two-year warranty and award-winning customer support.
Eight of the best performing mic preamps the Scarlett range has ever seen, now with switchable Air mode to give your recordings a brighter and more open sound
High-performance converters enable you to record and mix at up to 24-bit/192kHz
Two high-headroom instrument inputs to plug in your guitar or bass
Four monitor outputs with anti-thump technology and speaker switching, and onboard talkback functionality with built-in, front panel talkback mic.
Eight balanced line inputs for connecting synthesisers, drum machine and other line-level sources
Ableton Live Lite music making software
Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack
Free 3-month Splice Sounds subscription with new Splice accounts
Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-In Suite
A choice of 1 of 4 XLN Audio Addictive Keys virtual instruments
Believe it or not, it is possible to record and mix an entire song with the Focusrite Scarlett Solo Studio Package. In this video series, we show you how we recorded and mixed an entire song using this affordable audio recording package.