Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 (2nd Gen) - Box Opened

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  • 18 In / 20 Out USB Audio Interface
  • Eight Analog Inputs With Eight Scarlett Mic Preamps
  • Class-Leading Digital Conversion Up To 24-Bit/192kHz
  • Two Discrete Headphone Outputs
  • Includes New Software Bundle

Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 (2nd Gen) - Box Opened

The Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 (2nd Gen) is a 18 in / 20 out USB 2.0 Audio interface designed for digital recording applications. The interface features eight natural-sounding combination inputs with Scarlett mic preamps plus newly-designed instrument inputs with extended headroom. The large amount of varied outputs makes it perfect for both studio and live applications, allowing you to connect a range of outboard equipment. The interface also features a brand new software bundle that provides you everything you need to start recording and making music out of the box.

Please note, the box has been opened as part of our quality control inspections and as such all the seals have been broken. The item itself is brand new and has never been used.

This is a great opportunity to buy a fully functioning product at a discounted price, supplied with a one year warranty.

Product Ref: 81771

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Digital Audio Recording Solution

The Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 (2nd Gen) features everything you need to turn your computer into a digital recording solution, improving on its original design to deliver maximum audio quality and performance. The interface features a 18 in / 8 out configuration, featuring eight analog inputs, with four Scarlett mic preamps and two newly-design instrument inputs. The newly-designed instrument inputs give you the ability to record any instrument input, even the most demanding guitar pick-ups. There are also four additional line inputs located on the rear panel allowing you to connect a range of inputs from guitars and basses to dynamic microphones.

Expansive Connectivity

As well as the standard connections for recording instruments and microphones, the 18i20 also features a range of different inputs and outputs including digital connectivity with SPDIF inputs allowing you to record six simultaneous channels at once. In addition to the SDPIF inputs, the interface also features MIDI connectivity allowing you to connect a range of external MIDI devices with everything from MIDI keyboards to controllers and more. The ADAT expansion ports allow you to add up to eight extra analog inputs and outputs, perfect for digital musicians who use a lot of outboard gear or need a higher channel count. Monitoring is handled by the two discrete headphone outputs, featuring dedicated volume controls for maximum efficiency, allowing both you and the artist to listen to your recordings as you work.

Improved Design and Functionality

The Scarlett 18i20 has been improved tenfold with a range of new features and functions that improve performance and audio quality. One of the most prominent upgrades is the new super-low latency performance. The super-low roundtrip latency improves performance and efficiency by minimising the delay between the original signal and the processed signal on your computer. This is paramount when recording vocals or instruments as it gives you the ability to record signals as close to real-time as possible.

The Scarlett 18i20 now operates at a sample rate up to 24-bit/192kHz for maximum audio quality, perfect for capturing high quality recordings from both microphones and instruments. The Scarlett Mic Preamp has also been improved featuring a more even gain structure, allowing you to accurately set your levels and in-turn, streamlining your workflow. Additionally, Focusrite has included analog protection circuitry for both the input and outputs to combat against unwanted power surges.

Compact, Robust Design

The Scarlett 18i20's design improves on the original with a whole host of new features and components that result in improved performance. The interface itself is constructed from a red anodised aluminium unibody chassis for maximum durability as well as looking highly stylish. Monitoring and volume control is handled by the front panel controls, featuring a large monitor/headphone level dial plus individual controls for both the microphone and instrument inputs. The frame of the interface also makes it rack-mountable, perfect for studio engineers who wish to incorporate the interface into a more permanent installation. The rear of the interface features two dedicated TRS jack outputs for connecting studio monitors with anti-thump circuitry for eliminating any unwanted sounds when turning on your monitors. In addition, the interface features eight more analog jack outputs and two stereo pairs providing mirrors independent headphone outputs on the front panel. With its large amount of outputs the 18i20 is the perfect solution for both studio and live applications, with its varied outputs allowing you to connect a wide range of outboard gear.

New Software Bundle

The Scarlett 18i20 also features a brand new software bundle, providing you with everything you need to record, edit and mix your recordings. The new software bundle includes: Red 2 & 3 Plug-in Suite, Softube Time and Tone Pack, Ableton Live Lit music making software, Novation Bass Station VST with AU Plugin-Synthesiser, 2GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples plus Pro tools First (First Focusrite Creative Pack). This software bundle provides you with everything you need you get started out of the box. The addition of the Pro Tools First (First Focusrite Creative Pack) adds to its functionality, providing you with the Pro Tools First software and 12 free plug-ins.

Plugin Collective

Starting from September 2016, Focusrite are giving customers a chance to obtain a FREE or heavily discounted plug-in every month. The plug-in on offer will change every month and the offer will last for 12 months. To claim your plug-in, simply register your product with Focusrite, the plug-in will then be automatically delivers to your registered account. For more information please check the Promotional Offer page.


  • Eight Scarlett mic preamps with plenty of even gain, exceptional headroom, low noise and minimal distortion
  • Two newly-designed instrument inputs, designed for seriously hot hottest pick-ups
  • Class-leading digital conversion and sample rates up to 192kHz / 24 bit
  • Lowest roundtrip latency in its class lets you perform and produce using effects in real time, with no need for DSP
  • ADAT expansion ports allow you to add an extra eight analog inputs and outputs
  • Ten balanced analog outputs, including a dedicated stereo pair with anti-thump circuitry
  • Two headphone outputs with dedicated volume controls
  • Focusrite Control software to easily configure your monitoring and routing setups
  • Includes Pro Tools | First - Focusrite Creative Pack and Ableton Live Lite
  • All the additional software and loops you need to record
  • Use it with all major DAWs on Mac and PC
  • MIDI I/O connectivity, ideal for sending/receiving MIDI
  • Stereo S/PDIF In and Out for connecting other digital devices

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X Yosemite, EL Capitan
  • Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows 10
Note: Scarlett 18i20 (2nd Gen) is class compliant on Mac, Driver will be required for PC