Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface

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$549.99
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Our latest generation 18-in, 20-out USB audio interface can handle just about anything your band or studio can throw at it. Beautiful and rack mountable, it gives you loads of I/O, pristine sound quality, separate stereo headphone mixes, extensive expansion options and round-trip latency as low as 2.74ms*, all in a 1U space.

Focusrite interfaces are perfect partners for Pro Tools, so Scarlett 18i20 comes with Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack, as well as Ableton Live Lite recording software and a suite of software and samples, so you can start recording straight away. Scarlett 18i20 works flawlessly with all major DAWs on Mac and PC, and we continue to work with Avid to ensure it is compatible with every update to Pro Tools.

What is latency?

Scarlett 2nd Generation interfaces have lower latency than any other USB audio interfaces. Take a look at this short video to see for yourself how latency can cause problems when recording, and find out what you can do to overcome it.

Inputs Your Studio Deserves

Scarlett 18i20 puts eight natural-sounding combination inputs at your disposal. We put two on the front, where you need them most, with newly designed instrument inputs that can handle even the hottest signals. We put six more on the back, so you can leave your mics, synths, keyboards, mixers and effects processors permanently plugged in and ready to go.

If that isn’t enough for you, connect an eight-channel mic pre like the Scarlett OctoPre to the ADAT input for a total of 16 analogue inputs. Add the two channels of digital audio via S/PDIF and 16 channels of MIDI, and you can record just about anything you want.

World Famous Preamps

All eight analogue inputs feature pristine and natural sounding Scarlett preamps, backed by 30 years of design experience and found in the world’s top studios. These guarantee exceptional headroom, plenty of clean gain, low noise, minimal distortion and a dynamic range that is unrivalled in this class.

Create Separate Monitor Mixes

As well as eight balanced analogue line outputs, Scarlett 18i20 gives you two independent stereo headphone outputs so you can give engineer and artist their own separate, fully-customised mixes.

Revolutionise Your Workflow

An unrivalled round-trip latency as low as 2.74ms* completely revolutionises your workflow. You can work entirely inside your DAW for both overdubbing and playback, and use your plugins while recording - depending on your software, settings and computer, of ourse. You’ll also get the best out of vocal performances, by applying real-time comfort reverb to artists' headphones.

New Generation – Better In Every Way

The latest generation Scarlett 18i20 is packed full of upgrades. It operates at sample rates all the way up to 192kHz with new super-low latency* that lets you record and monitor with software effects in real time.

We also completely redesigned the instrument inputs so they can handle even the hottest guitar pick-ups, and built in new analogue protection circuitry across the inputs and the outputs, to guard your interface against unwanted power surges.

Designed for Guitarists

We’ve redesigned Scarlett 18i20's instrument inputs and given them plenty of extra headroom, so you can handle extreme levels without any unwanted clipping or distortion. If you’re recording extra loud instruments, you can also engage the 10dB pad in Focusrite Control software.

Intuitive Control Software

Scarlett 18i20 works with all major DAWs on Mac and PC, and comes with Focusrite Control: our brand new software mixer designed for easily configuring your monitoring and routing setups. Simple and intuitive to use, it gives you a traditional mixer workflow, separate headphone mixes and immediate access to internal hardware functions.

Easily Set the Perfect Level

Clipped signals ruin good takes. That's why we put eight LED bargraph meters on the front panel, to make it as easy as possible to keep an eye on your signal levels.

The Addictive Keys virtual instrument from XLN Audio is included for free with all Focusrite audio interfaces. One full licence per account is available for existing customers as well as new customers.

Start Recording Today

Scarlett 18i20 comes with time-unlimited versions Ableton Live Lite and Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack, which features 12 additional plug-ins including the Eleven Lite for real life guitar amp emulations and Black Op for iconic distortions and overdrives.

You also get Softube's Time and Tone bundle, the Focusrite Red Plug-In Suite, Novation's Bass Station Virtual synthesiser and 2GB of Loopmasters samples. Of course, Scarlett 18i20 works flawlessly with all major DAWs on Mac and PC.

 

Tech Spec Supported Sample Rates

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

Supported Operating Systems

Please visit our OS Compatibility Checker for more information on supported operating systems.

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

Impedance

3k Ω

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

Impedance

52k Ω

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

Impedance

1M Ω

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

Impedance

94 Ω (Balanced)

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

Impedance

94 Ω (Balanced)

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

Impedance

10 Ω

 

Why buy from Melody Music Shop, LLC?

Located in Bloomington, Indiana, Melody Music Shop strives to maintain a diverse, high quality inventory along with exceptional customer service. We carry a wide range of instruments and accessories, including new and used guitars, band and orchestral instruments, pianos, amps, sound systems, and so much more!

With certified technicians on staff and a century + of experience between them all, you can rest assured any instrument you purchase from Melody Music Shop LLC is in the best condition possible! Our ENTIRE STORE is maintained at 50% humidity year round per manufacturer’s stringent requirements. All items will be packaged carefully to ensure their safe arrival. Guitars will have their string tension lowered and packaged to manufacture specs or better. Melody Music Shop LLC guarantees quality products, fast shipping, and top-notch customer service!

Please contact us if you have any questions!

Layaway is an option!

  • Layaway items require an initial down payment of 25%.
  • Layaway items can be held here for up to 90 days.
  • A payment of 25% (or more) is due on the 30th, 60th, and 90th day from the layaway start date (although payments may be made before the scheduled due date).
  • The item will ship immediately following payment in full, which may be before the 90 day layaway period.
  • There are no returns on layaway items. There are no refunds of payments towards a layaway item.
  • Please contact us with any further questions regarding our layaway policy!

Shipping

Items purchased from our store will ship out within 1 business day of receiving payment. FedEX Ground or Home Delivery, fully insured, will be used for shipping instruments and large items. Items over $200 will require a signature. Accessories and other small items will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail.

Payment
Paypal

We accept PayPal and will only ship to confirmed ship-to addresses listed on the PayPal account.

Credit Cards

We accept Visa, Discover, Mastercard, and American Express. The shipping and billing address must match in order for us to ship the item to that address.

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Shipping Policy

- We carry most items in inventory so we can ship your items without delay.

Most purchases leave our warehouse within 2 business-days of receipt of your order. Orders received on Friday, Saturday & Sunday will ship out Monday. (Our shipping department is closed on weekends & major US holidays.)

- Some of our items are shipped directly from the supplier. These items may require longer shipping times. Large orders, or orders which include items shipped directly from our suppliers, will arrive in multiple boxes.

- If you live within the continental US you will have the following options and associated shipping & handling costs at checkout:

  • Orders up to $50 – $7.99
  • Most orders over $50 – Free Shipping
  • Some exclusions apply – contact us for expedited and large / heavyweight item shipping quotes

- If a package is not able to be delivered by for any reason and returned to us, the customer will be responsible for the original shipping cost, plus the cost of returned shipping, as well as shipping costs to be resent if you desire.

Orders to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and APO addresses (AA & AP) are shipped the best way based on weight, package size, and location. Please refer below for International Shipping information.

- Once your order has been processed for shipment you will receive shipment notification from via the email you provided at checkout. This email will contain a tracking number and a link to the shipper’s website for your convenience. If you do not receive this notice, please check your spam folders.

- If you received the wrong product, or if it arrives defective or damaged in transit, please contact us within 2 days of receipt so we can assist you to resolve the problem.  All damages incurred during shipment will be the responsibility of the shipping company which delivered the item (Fedex, USPS, or UPS).

International Shipping: 

We proudly ship to countries outside the United States of America: International orders are shipped the best way based on weight, package size, and location.

- All products are charged in USD (United States Dollars). Need help figuring out the rate of our products in your country? This currency calculator is an excellent tool: http://www.xe.com/.

  • All custom fees, taxes and duties are the sole responsibility of the customer.
  • The value of our package will be listed directly on your package as required by custom authorities.
  • The release of your package is at the sole discretion of custom agents.

Due to customs processing, some packages may be delayed delivery.

NOTE: Depending on the shipping that has been chosen, there may or may not be tracking available once your packaged leaves the US. Once the USPS verifies (via tracking/scanning information that is available at usps.com) that the package has left the country, we cannot be held responsible for any missing packages. If there is an issue It is the responsibility of the customer to provide the customer care team with solid, specific information from your countries postal service regarding an order for a refund to be issued. Please keep in mind that international orders may take a bit longer to be received by the customer as we have no control over customs. The buyer assumes all risk and responsibility when placing international orders.

Return Policy

Thanks for shopping at Melody Music Shop, LLC!

If you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase, we’re here to help.

Returns:

- You have 14 calendar days to return an item from the date you received it.

- To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it.

- Your item must be in the original packaging with all original contents.

- Your item needs to have the receipt or proof of purchase.

*Please note:
- Special orders and layaways are non-cancellable / non-refundable.

Exchanges:

If you need a different item including size or style and you are interested in returning an item in exchange for something else on the site, contact us and we’ll be glad to help you exchange your purchase or issue a store credit.

Refunds:

Once we receive your item, we will inspect it and notify you that we have received your returned item. We will notify you on the status of your refund after inspecting the item.

- A restocking fee may be assessed if an item is not returned in it's originally sold condition.  If the customer wishes to return an item they received because they do not like the item (i.e. sound, feel, look), the customer is responsible for shipping costs to and from and those costs will be deducted from the refund amount.   

- If your return is approved, we will initiate a refund to your credit card (or original method of payment).

- You will receive the credit within a certain amount of days, depending on your payment method issuer’s policies.

- Kazoos, harmonicas, and microphones are non-returnable / non-refundable

Shipping costs:

- You will be responsible for paying the shipping costs to and from for returning an item that is not to your liking (see above). Shipping costs are non­refundable.

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Vendor: Focusrite
SKU: AMS-SCARLETT-18i20-3G
UPC: 815301005216

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