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2 Mar 2018

Review: The Focusrite Scarlett 18i20

producer/hardware Review: the Focusrite Scarlett 18I20

The Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 is a versatile audio interface with many possibilities. The audio interface is equipped with sufficient inputs and outputs to record a complete band and comes with recording software. The Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 has low latency and excellent recording quality.

The Focusrite Scarlett 18i20:

  • Comes with Pro Tools, First Focusrite Creative Pack, and Ableton Live Lite
  • Can be mounted in a 19-inch rack system
  • Features 2 independent stereo headphone outputs
  • Is equipped with 8 combination inputs and 10 line outputs, and can be expanded to a maximum of 16 analog inputs.

At the front of the audio interface, there are 2 combination inputs that are suitable for instruments with a strong output signal. There are 8 volume buttons for inputs 1 - 8, 2 volume buttons for the headphone outputs and a general monitor volume button. In addition, the front is equipped with 8 multi-LED’s to set the input levels, an on/off switch, inst and pad buttons for output 1 and 2 and a 48V switch for inputs 1 - 4 and 5 - 8.

The back of the audio interface is equipped with 6 combination inputs, 10 line outputs, a midi in- and output and an S/PDIF in- and output.

An important characteristic of the Scarlett 18i20 is that it has lower latency than the average audio interface (2.74 ms), this ensures that you, can use your plug-ins while recording.

Supported sample rates are 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, and 192 kHz and the maximum resolution is 24 bit.


The Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 is the perfect audio interface for a starting or advanced band. This audio interface has many possibilities, is class compliant with Mac and comes with recording software so you can start recording right away.

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