Featuring a rackmountable construction, Focusrite’s second-generation Scarlett 18i20 is an audio interface designed specifically for use in a computer environment. The device sports a total of 18 inputs and 20 outputs and communicates with computers via USB 2.0. It’s designed to operate handily at resolutions and sample rates of up to 24-bit/192 kHz, while its multiple high-headroom, minimal-distortion connection points render it suitable for tracking many instruments at once.
In addition to its two rear-panel monitor outputs—replete with anti-thump circuitry—the 18i20 also offers eight line outputs arranged in stereo configurations, as well two volume-controllable headphone outputs on the front. The unit is fully expandable, able to handle eight more inputs and outputs by means of on-board ADAT ports.
The unit also offers a panoply of digital connections, with MIDI I/Os, S/PDF ports, and a Wordclock output for syncing to external devices. The 18i20 provides a round-trip latency as low as 2.74 ms at 96 kHz, allowing you to record and monitor processed sound sources in real-time.
|Dimensions||24 × 4 × 14 in|