Scarlett 18i20 2nd Gen US$349.99

Scarlett 18i20 2nd Gen

Product Code: MOSC0015UKEU

US$349.99
WAS: US$ 449.99

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18 inputs & 20 outputs with 8 natural-sounding combination input mic preamps, roundtrip latency of 2.74ms*.

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Arkadiusz Romanowski
Great interface, well-made, beautiful, works flawlessly.
David Robinson
All the inputs and outputs I need, expandable, great tech support (above and beyond), this unit is perfect for a project or home studio.
michael grodner
I purchased a 18i20 2nd generation years ago. It worked well until it developed a glitch in the mute button randomly going on and off. Much time spent trying to resolve with Focusrite. Eventually determined it was a hardware issue. I traded it in for a refurbished 18i20 which seems to work well. I like the product and price point. I did have some issues but hopefully now are resolved.
ART WOLFENSON
I can plug in two pianos and have plenty of room for other instruments and/or microphones for vocals.
Joseph Babyak
This product allows me to put out recordings as good or better than some of the higher rated big name studios. I love it! It has a lot of capability, I hope I will be able ti utilize all it has to offer!
Nigel Plowell
Hi my name is Nigel I recently purchased the scarlett 18i20 2nd gen for my sound system I must say it is more than I expected the quality grate .the experience of perching the unit was great no problem received it 7to 10 days I recommend this product for anyone that is looking for better quality and more inputs and outputs.
Andy Lewis
An excellent product in spite of being a generation behind the current model. Great value. Excellent customer service from the technical support team too.
Marcus
I haven't thoroughly tested this interface but I own a previous generation of these and they just work, neutral, useful, get the job done. I have to say though that the Focusrite Control Software is awful, previous versions were compact and you got all the infos needed on one screen. In FC you need to scroll and scroll, it is very graphic but I think it is made for "millenials" and not for seasoned audio gear users. Plastic is a bit cheaper than my old interface. All in all is a great product, you get a lot by the price.
Antonio de Spirt
fast and seems to be trustworthy - first shows ahead
Samuel Ruttan
Excellent! Easy to use and sounds great
carlos alberto lopez gallego
focusrite needs no introduction whether you are a beginner or a multi-year expert. in this specific case the quality of the preamplifiers is the best you can find on the market for the price you pay, there is no doubt about it.you need a solution that gets the job done in any environment or situation Focusrite is the answer.
Miguel Ramos
Although the website is not user friendly to complete the purchase there was a fantastic customer service a the representative of Focusrite was able to guide me through the process of purchasing the interface and 5 days later I had the box in front of my door. Kudos for the Focusrite team although you can make your page to be more user friendly
Jordan Gomes
Product is amazing, great quality and the staff were extremely helpful!
Claudia Rehberg
Top quality and fast delivery. Thank you guys, we like your products!
François
Pretty good product, quite loud
Krzysztof Jozefowicz
Works like a charm, sounds great, built solid and for the best price.
D H Underseth
Pots could be a little looser, but otherwise it's a brilliant bit of kit. Super stable and you really can't get any better for the cost. It sounds good and the build quality is solid The Focusrite MixControl software could benefit from a better UI, but it does the job anyway. This is a minor nitpick since you don't have to use it all that much.
Maarten Moens
It works like I expect it too. I bought it with a big discount.
Richard B.
I've use the unit in Windows 7, great performances, I had a few glitches here and there, but nothing major, fix it in the buffer size in playback of older project. I'm moving on Windows 10, but so far I can't tell...
C Taylor
Great product, amazing build quality and software.
John
Now that the 3rd gen 18i20 is out, the price on the 2nd gen unit has come way down. I picked this up to replace my 2nd gen 2i4 which has been awesome. I needed more inputs so I upgraded to the 18i20. It was a breeze to set up, even on a Windows machine. Focusrite has short, detailed, setup videos so you don't miss a beat. So far the unit has been up to the great quality I have experienced with my 2i4 and expect from Focusrite. Great unit, great price, easy setup and lots of inputs for me to grow into.
HJPhilippi
The outstanding quality of Focusrite Scarlett interfaces should be well known. I have juast recently bought the 18i20 2nd gen. as a complement to an 8i6 3rd gen., since I wanted more digital audio channels between two computers (S/PDIF plus ADAT). Why not the 18i20 3rd gen? The 2nd gen. was/is being sold in the Focusrite online store as a remaining stock at an unbelievably low price! And because I wouldn't miss the slightly better performance specs of the 3rd gen as a hobby musician, it was a no-brainer. Add to that the situation of identical drivers and control software of the devices: disconnect the 8i6, connect the 18i20 and it works instantly. No software setup at all. Apart from that, a necessary firmware update for the 18i20 was also recognized and carried out immediately, without any problems at the first start. This is so ingenious. I have experienced quite different, real horror stories with other manufacturers. I just love Focusrite!
MAURICE WALLS
Good interface
Ricardo Vitor
A really bargain for the quality of the product.
Jan Weinhold
Cheap, sounds great and runs last config without computer.
Telesforo Alejandro Flores Ti
Excelent service and shiping by Focusrite, the audio interface is the best value for your money you can buy
Åge Lyngvær
Awesome. User friendly.
Michel
Top soundcard
John Borden
Solid build quality. Stable operation. Great sound. I bought this to use as a standalone 8 channel mic pre via ADAT since the Octopre’s seem to be on back order. Performs flawlessly in that capacity. Great product.
John I.
Preamps sound great, DAC is solid and I love the routing options. The headphone amps are weak so I use line out to an external headphone amp, but that's really my only complaint. Awesome interface!!
Iodic Rain
The best audio interface at the best price!
Mike Boyll
This is my second Focusrite interface.I started with the solo and have moved up to the 18i20. The layout is very easy to work with, very low latency,and the preamps are awesome
thorsten müller
hat mich überzeugt
Michael Steininger
For my requirements it´s the perfect Interface. Easy to install and to handle, good support. +++
Niño Delima
Got mine during the summer sale and I now own two of these to expand my inputs and man do I love these interfaces!
Jonathan
So far, so good. The control software is a touch inscrutable but does what it says on the tin. The unit itself is functional and also looks great. Everything sounds clean and Class Compliance has made connection to my computer as simple as can be imagined. Looking forward to putting the unit properly through its paces.
augusto bolognesi
I have not received the interface on the scheduled day and I have not received any answers from the fedex courier or from you. I'm still waiting.
David Skidmore
Got it and couldn’t get sound out of the headphone jacks. An hour of Internet research led me to a firmware update and now it’s working great.
Christopher Dewey
Beautiful!
Tom C
Superb build quality, great sound (and a great price for this 2nd gen unit now that that 3rd gen is available). Hard to fault!
Sun-gu Cho
Though it's 2nd gen not the latest 3rd gen, fairly enough quality with less bucks for my purpose.
Matthew Murphy
Great unit and price for selling off last generation!
Marco
A un excelente precio, y la calidad increible!
Eric Skinner
I haven't used it yet.
Dollar an Inch Records
Great product, features and price...excellent for using hardware FX
Dollar an Inch Records
Excellent value and a good reputation, just haven't set mine up to try it yet
Eric Lee
Easy to use and sounds great!
Marc Leysen
The interface I have dreamed of for some years. Now, with the 3d gen on the shelves, it became affordable (just ;°). What a piece of gear, what a crystal clear sound! Well designed control centre as well. One thing had me startled: why no XLR or combined with Jack on the outputs ? But that's cabling, the Scarlett is great.
Darryl
I purchased this unit on sale to expand my inputs from the 2i2. I'd still be using the 2i2 but I like using 2 mics and 2 direct sends all the time. Plus, I have room to grow if needed! The quality is exception. Don't let the modest price fool you. These units are solid and well built. Very low noise and low lateny on my daw! What more do you need? I've used focusrite since 2010 and will continue to do so. No need to look anywhere else.
Daniel Nicodemus
Absolutely great price
Customer
This a quality piece of kit, a worthy addition.
Boris Valdes
Great interface for the money. I upgraded from the 2i2 unit and this is just what I needed for my home studio. The unit is well built and very user friendly, I was using the unit within 10 minutes of opening the box.
Micheal Stinton
Amazing product and FAST delivery
Ricardo Teo Vazquez Turner
Great quality
Gregory Lincoln
Love the Scarlett Family....My 18i20 performs awesomely ....Preamps are incredible !!!
Nick Phillips
It does everything I need it to do. It increases my input channels to my DAW and provides a clean and untainted sound from instrument to track
Mat
I’ve had this unit for years. It’s a great buy for the price.
yves fortin
The sound of this second generation 18i20 is better than that of first generation 18i20 with better dynamic. Now, I use my first generation 18i20 as an extension to add 8 more analog inputs to the second generation 18i20.
Mihail Nikiforov
Great product!
Eveline Vervliet
Great product! I'm very happy having bought this! What made it even better was the €100 discount during the Black Friday sale. I'm not a pro, but in my opinion, the price of the 3rd generation Scarlett 18i20 is too high for the extra specs you get compared to the 2nd generation.
eduardo nuno
Everything worked amazing
Vi Be
Best soundcard
Nikolaos Loukidis
Bought it on Black Friday, definitely worth every cent.
Stefan
Simply the best !!
Me
It's a really great Device.
Benedict Lamb O'Sullivan
Been looking to get one of these a while and the price drop made it a no brainer
Emiliano Saucedo Cedillo
Good Quality
Victorio Leandro Bernardi
Excellent
Andy Davies
The purchase process via the online store was seamless. Upon arrival the unit (Scarlett 18i20) was perfectly packaged, beautifully designed, installation and activation was a breeze. So far in use the unit is doing great, the control software is very intuitive. Also includes a wealth of bundled software. What's not to like!
Brad Gray
I've only had this unit for less than 24 hours, so just beginning to play with it. I have been very impressed how quickly Focusrite shipped it to my door - I purchased it on Sunday night and I had it by Thursday (England to Canada). In addition, it was cheaper (and free shipping) to buy direct from Focusrite. Previously I had purchased a Scarlett 18i8, and upgraded to this unit as I needed more XLR inputs and opportunity to expand. Preamps sound good (as usual), and I did notice a difference in clarity in the headphone amplifiers. I'm using a set of AKG Q701s that are very good, and very clear, but I was surprised to hear more clarity out of the new unit. Excited to start tracking with it! Plus if you choose me for the discount draw, then I can go back and buy the OctoPre to go with this, in a couple of weeks. =)
Mike Bennett
I haven’t received it yet; and I will need to use it for a few weeks before I can comment. I was very happy with my sapphire though.
John I.
An excellent interface. The pre's sound fantastic and I love the routing options. Everyone complains about Focusrite control, but it isn't actually that bad!
Rogelio González Casanova
No words can explain how satisfied I am!!! But I will try... the best, easy to install, the best sounding, quietest, unit I have worked with!!! Beautiful in every aspect!!!
Tyler
Robust build, clean preamps, virtually zero latency.
Andrew Farrugia
This units perfectly fits our needs as a 4 piece band :}
Jose Izaguirre
Reliable, durable interface.
German Ghio
Amazing audio interface. Easy to use and install. Great ratio price/quality
M Fox
It is solidly built, sounds great and gives incredible options for my studio pro tools rig.
Antoine COLIN
Works perfectly, great sound, easy to install.
jason kaye
Excellent. Plug and play !
Julian N-L
Great product. Works like a charm right out of the box. Loved that it came with pro tools first and a bunch of plug ins. Happy to add this to my home studio!!
Raphael Rioux
When I received my focusrite, I had 2 choices of AC plug, one for France and one for England. You sell in america, we have to consider that we are on the 120 volts and not on the 220 volts.
Evan Lowry
Exactly as described. Great interface for the price, and loaded with features.
David Theriault
Works like a charm! I track drums with this and it's doing wonders
Denis
This unit is working as describe with low latency. Good enough for any studio.The new Focusrite control is awesomely easy to use and help to get workflow and mix fast and easy
Quoitaapi
With a good balance of easy to reach front panel controls and a flexible software interface, this is a nice bit of kit to use.
David Bastida
This audio interface is the clear example of innovation and quality that makes Focusrite the enterprise it is. Fall in love with the product.
Mr Christian Perez
Good product and not very expensive :D
Mr R Keeble
A great sounding interface, very quiet noise floor, lots of headroom and fast latency with USB 3. Very pleased I upgraded!
Asim Rahimov
Great item! Fast delivery! Very fast and easy in use! =)
Boris Lutskovsky
Easy to setup. Sounds great. Haven't used all the features yet, but it's nice and sturdy and was pretty easy to swap out for my old interface

Product Specifications

What's in the box:
  • Scarlett 18i20 (2nd Gen) USB Audio Interface
  • USB Cable
  • Power Supply
  • Bundle code for your free software
System Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.11 El Capitan
  • Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Included Software:
  • Focusrite Control - Routing and monitoring application
  • Red 2 & 3 Plug-in Suite
  • Softube Time & Tone Pack
  • Three Month Avid® Pro Tools® subscription
  • Ableton Live Lite music making software
  • 2 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples
  • Novation Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser
  • NEW SOFTWARE ADDITION:The Addictive Keys virtual instrument from XLN Audio is free with Focusrite interfaces. One full license per account enables you to choose one Addictive Keys instrument, such as Modern Upright, Studio Grand, Electric Grand or Mark One.

Weights and dimensions:
  • 3.79 kg (with accessories)
  • 3.27 kg (without accessories)
  • 4.4 cm x 48.2 cm x 28.6 cm (H x W x D)

Supported Sample Rates

44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz

Supported Operating Systems

Mac OS

10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan)

Windows

Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 8.1, Windows 10

Microphone Inputs

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 20 kHz +0.5/-1.5 dB

Dynamic Range

109 dB (A-Weighted)

THD+N

<0.002%

Noise EIN

-127 dBu

Maximum input level

+8.5 dBu

Gain Range

50 dB

Line Inputs

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 20 kHz +0.5/-1.5 dB

Dynamic Range

109 dB (A-Weighted)

THD+N

<0.003%

Maximum input level

+22 dBu

Gain Range

50 dB

Instrument Inputs

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 20 kHz +0.5/-1.5 dB

Dynamic Range

109 dB (A-Weighted)

THD+N

<0.003%

Maximum input level

+12 dBu

Gain Range

50 dB

Monitor Outputs (1-2)

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 20 kHz ±0.5 dB

Dynamic Range (Line Outputs)

108 dB (A-Weighted)

THD+N

<0.001%

Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS)

+16 dBu

Line Outputs (3-10)

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 20 kHz ±0.5 dB

Dynamic Range (Line Outputs)

108 dB (A-Weighted)

THD+N

<0.001%

Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS)

+16 dBu

Headphone Outputs

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 20 kHz ±0.5 dB

Dynamic Range

108 dB (A-Weighted)

THD+N

<0.001%

Maximum Output Level

+13 dBu


Attributes

Attribute Description
48v phantom powerYes
ADAT I/OYes
Analogue Ins8
Analogue Outs10
Balanced Outputs (1-2) Dynamic Range 108 dB
Bit Depth24-bit
Bit Rate24-bit
Bus PoweredNo
CompatibilityMac / PC
FeaturesSuper Low Latency
Headphone Output Dynamic Range108 dB
Headphone Outs2
Host ConnectivityUSB 2.0
Instrument Input Max Input Level+12 dBu
Line Output Dynamic Range (3-10)108 dB
Microphone Input EIN-127dB (A-weighted)
Microphone Inputs Dynamic Range109 dB
MIDI I/OYes
Monitor Output Dynamic Range108 dB
Monitor Outputs (1-2)108 dB
Monitoring softwareYes
S/PDIFYes
Sample Rate192 kHz
Software BundleYes
brandfocusrite
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Eight natural-sounding combination input Scarlett mic preamps deliver exceptional headroom, loads of linear clean gain, low noise and minimal distortion. The two inputs on the front panel feature newly-designed instrument inputs with extended headroom. The ADAT expansion ports allow you to add an extra eight analogue inputs and outputs, particularly useful for anyone who wants to record higher channel counts and integrate lots of outboard gear
When it comes to outputs, Scarlett 18i20 delivers full routing and monitoring flexibility. There are two dedicated TRS jack outputs for studio monitors featuring anti-thump circuitry, plus eight more analogue jack outputs, two stereo pairs providing mirrored independent headphone outputs on the front panel. With MIDI connectivity, you can also integrate your favourite hardware synths with your DAW. Wordclock Out is also on hand for sync'ing to external device
New Generation - Better in every way

The second generation Scarlett range is packed full of upgrades. The lowest roundtrip latency in its class (2.74ms*) brings confidence to your performance, letting you record and monitor with software effects in real time. New metal gain controls and a sleeker red metal chassis reassure you of its improved industrial design, built to go anywhere. The Scarlett range also now operates at sample rates all the way up to 192kHz, and the input channels have evolved too. The latest Scarlett mic preamp features a more even gain structure, so you can accurately set your levels, and the instrument input has also been completely redesigned with increased headroom to handle seriously hot guitar pick-ups. Finally, Focusrite have provided analogue protection circuitry across both the inputs and the outputs, guarding your interface against unwanted power surges.


Intuitive Mix Control, Red plug-ins and more

The included 'Focusrite Control' is a brand new software mixer for easy configuration of monitoring and routing setups. Simple and intuitive to use, Focusrite Control offers a traditional mixer workflow and allows immediate access to internal hardware functions. Also included are the software and effects you need; Three Month Avid® Pro Tools® subscription, the Softube Time and Tone Bundle, Focusrite's Red Plug-In Suite, 2GB of Loopmasters samples and more.

Download the free Focusrite iOS Control app and adjust cue mixes created with the Focusrite Control desktop app remotely from an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.

*Roundtrip latency was measured at 2.74ms, working at 96kHz with a 32 samples buffer on Logic Pro X, running on a Mac Pro and OS 10.11


Key Features:
  • Eight Scarlett mic preamps with plenty of even gain, exceptional headroom, low noise and minimal distortion
  • Two newly-designed instrument inputs, now with increased headroom for seriously hot pick-ups
  • Class-leading digital conversion at up to 24-bit / 192kHz
  • Lowest roundtrip latency* in its class lets you perform and produce using effects in real time, with no need for DSP
  • ADAT expansion ports allow you to add an extra eight analogue inputs and outputs
  • Ten balanced analogue outputs, including a dedicated stereo pair with anti-thump circuitry
  • Two headphone outputs with dedicated volume controls
  • Focusrite Control software to easily configure your monitoring and routing setups
  • Remote control from iPhone or iPad - Download the free Focusrite iOS Control app
  • Three Month Avid® Pro Tools® subscription and Ableton Live Lite
  • All the additional software and loops you need to record
  • Use it with all major DAWs on Mac and PC
  • MIDI I/O connectivity, ideal for sending/receiving MIDI
  • Stereo S/PDIF In and Out for connecting other digital device
*Roundtrip latency was measured at 2.74ms, working at 96kHz with a 32 samples buffer on Logic Pro X, running on a Mac Pro and OS 10.11

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