Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 USB Audio Interface, 3rd GenOverview by GAKFocusrite's 18i20 USB audio interface is the largest Scarlett interface and boats an impressive I/O configuration. As part of its 3rd-gen revitalisation, the 18i20 has been given switchable pads on all eight mic inputs plus an optical input and output. This permits eight channels of ADAT-format digital audio which can be accommodated at high sample rates (48kHz or 96kHz through a mic preamp such as a Scarlett OctoPre or OctoPre Dynamic, or four channels at 192 kHz), which greatly expands your recording and mixing capabilities. With the 18i20's removable rack mount ears, you can either integrate it into your rack-based rig or take them off so it fits comfortably on your desktop. There's a built-in talkback functionality which is a bonus when using the 18i20 in a studio setting, as it allows you to easily communicate with the performer between takes.They're by far the most versatile as they give you the greatest selection of inputs and outputs. Just like all the aforementioned Scarletts, the 18i8 and 18i20 have been enhanced as part of the third generation. As well as the loopback functionality that was added to the 4i4 and 8i6, the 18i8 and 18i20 now have alternate speaker switching which is accessible via the Focusrite Control software.
The 18i20 is arguably the most professional solution and has a vast amount of options as far as hooking up multiple channels for simultaneous recording, it's like having an entire studio in a box! >The Clarett 8Pre USB is the "premium" version of the 18i20 and is worth looking into if you're thinking about upgrading or have a bit more in your budget. The 8Pre USB shares the same input and output options as the 18i20 but boasts better latency performance and superior Clarett preamps, which Focusrite claim to be the finest pre-amp they've built into a USB interface.
The item "Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 USB Audio Interface, 3rd Gen" is in sale since Friday, August 13, 2021. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & DJ Equipment\Pro Audio Equipment\Audio/MIDI Interfaces". The seller is "gak-music" and is located in Brighton. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.