Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen

18-Channel USB2.0 audio interface with USB-C connection

  • 24 Bit / 192 kHz
  • 8 Scarlett microphone preamps
  • Phantom power +48 V
  • Switchable air function
  • Talkback function with integrated microphone
  • Pad switch
  • 8 Mic / line inputs: XLR / 6.3 mm jack combo balanced - 2 of them front side with instrument input
  • 10 Line outputs: 6.3 mm jack balanced
  • 2 Stereo headphone outputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • 2 S / PDIF input and output coaxial
  • 2 ADAT input and output
  • MIDI input and output
  • USB-C connection
  • BNC Word Clock
  • For PC / Mac
  • Format: 19"/ 1U (removable rack panel)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 482.6 x 46.6 x 259.8 mm
  • Weight: 3.19 kg
  • Includes USB cable (Type C to A) and Ableton Live Lite, Pro Tools First, Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite, Softube Time & Tone Bundle and a software tool of 4 XLN Audio Addictive Keys of your choice

Further Information

Recording / Playback Channels 18x20
Number of Mic Inputs 8
Number of Line Inputs 8
Number of Instrument Inputs 2
Number of Line Outs 10
Headphone Outs 2
Phantom power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 2
Number of ADAT Connectors 2
Numer of AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors No
MIDI interface Yes
Word Clock No
Max. sample rate (kHz) 192 kHz
Max. resolution in bit 24 bit
USB Bus-Powered No
Incl. power supply Yes
USB Version 2.0
Width in mm 482,6 mm
Depth in mm 259,8 mm
Height in mm 46,6 mm

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Interface on another level
lapsio, 18.04.2020
I have never in my life even remotely thought that interface can change my workflow this much. Integrated zero-latency hardware 1 bus mixer is game changer since... it works even if PC is turned off and interface is unplugged. It means that you can actually set this interface up in such way that when PC is off Scarlett 18i20 can behave as pass-through device passing any line-in of your choice (eg. inputs 7-8) directly to your main XLR monitors. It makes it really easy to connect multiple either balanced or unbalanced devices to monitors. Kinda like... monitor controller or actual mixer AND interface in one device.

Really nice. Value added by this device is simply incredible. Also it works under Linux (as of today there's kernel patch available on linuxmusicians fixing implicit USB feedback issue).

The only issue I have with this device it's that it has ONE bus mixer. Means you can create one "custom mix" aka virtual mixer (with whichever physical or software inputs you like) and then assign this one mix output it to whichever outputs you like but there's only ONE such stereo mix. It means that you can't for example pass line-in 7-8 to out 1-2 and line-in 5-6 to out 3-4 as that would require 2 independent virtual mixers which is not possible.

pros:
- standalone 1 bus mixer
- signal level meters and other back lit indicators look super dope
- 10 built-in output channels (a lot of devices have only 8). In general great i/o
- rubber caps to cover rack ears mounting holes if you don't use them
- kind of works with Linux as well as smartphones

cons:
- standalone ONE bus mixer
- i believe more controls should be exposed as physical buttons. Eg. AIR switch which is physical on some other Scarlett devices.
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Solid and good for the money
Freddian_l, 18.11.2020
The unit is not very heavy but its still feels premium and solid. it has 8 mic preamp/input on the unit itself, which I find is just enough if you're starting to record live drums. However you'll need a separate preamp to use all 18inputs that this unit has.

The mic-preamps has a -15db pad toggle on it, and when I use certain mics with it, I found that it'll clip at around -10db to -20db. I don't know whether its is a problem with my unit or something that all units has. I don't know what caused it, but I haven't re-encounter that problem since then.

For day to day uses, It runs smoothly. its actually plug-n-play, but if you use its control software downloading from their website, you can get much more out of it in terms of internal routing. However, I have experienced occasionally, the control software would say the hardware is not connected even thought the computer is clearly using it to play sound from my daw. Usually it will resolves itself after I restart the control software after waiting a few minutes or restarting my computer.
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Incredible Sound " Super Versatile" Home / Live Show
nice option, 09.12.2020
18i20 has facilitated my setup for my live shows and recordings in my home studio. From the midi synchro via USB which is perfect to the Audio Quality in the multiple and varied configurations on inputs, I currently have korg drum machines connected and synths, minilogue xd, moog Subsequent 37 and the recording is Brutal with AIR Function and without AIR it is wonderful.
Recomended ! Easy Setup, quality & good price !
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Great Product
Sambodrumz, 16.06.2020
I am currently using this Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen in my new studio.

The clarity is amazing, makes my drum sound cristal clean, you have a wide range of scope.

This is just a thought. I wonder if focus rite will ever make 1 device like this with 16 channels instead of having to buy two product.
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  • Recording / Playback Channels: 18x20
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 8
  • Number of Line Inputs: 8
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Outs: 10
  • Headphone Outs: 2
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 2
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 2
  • Numer of AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI interface: Yes
  • Word Clock: No
  • Max. sample rate (kHz): 192 kHz
  • Max. resolution in bit: 24 bit
  • USB Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. power supply: Yes
  • USB Version: 2.0
  • Width in mm: 482,6 mm
  • Depth in mm: 259,8 mm
  • Height in mm: 46,6 mm
  • Included in delivery: USB-C to USB-A Cable, Software
  • Zero latency monitoring: Yes
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  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 0
  • Numer of AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI interface: No
  • Word Clock: No
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  • Ethernet: 0
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