The 3rd generation of Focurite's Scarlett 18i20 USB audio interface is here and it has better preamps than ever before. All eight mic preamps have a switchable 'Air' mode that comes from the classic Focusrite ISA preamp. It brings even more clarity to vocals as well as acoustic and electric guitars and basses. The 24-bit / 192 kHz AD/DA converters guarantee professional audio quality too with transparency and a perfect stereo image. Two instrument inputs offer plenty of headroom so that even loud signals don't clip easily and you can get lots of dynamics into your mix. The 18i20 also has four monitor outputs with anti-thump technology that protects your monitors when turning things on and off. Sound engineers are sure to appreciate the talkback function too.
The eight balanced line inputs can be used for connecting equipment like drum machines, synths or any other line sources and being able to switch between connected pairs of monitors is another feature sound engineers will love. Live streamers and podcasters will find the 'virtual loopback' function handy as it allows you to easily stream and record podcasts and stereo feeds, for instance. You also get a comprehensive software bundle that includes Pro Tools | First and Ableton Live Lite as well as the Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite and Softube's Time & Tone Bundle . You can also choose a virtual instrument from XLN Audio's Addictive Keys software and a 3-month subscription to the huge collection of loops and samples available at Splice Sounds is included too. Lastly, there's Focusrite's Plug-in Collective that gives you access to discounts, software updates and popular plug-ins for free! In short, you'll have everything you need to make polished professional productions.
Focusrite 3 Year Warranty.