Focusrite Scarlett 18i20
The Scarlet 18i20 features eight analog input and outputs, with the remaining I/Os of the eighteen inputs and twenty outputs being handled via digital. The analog inputs can be accessed via six Combo XLR/TRS microphone/line connectors, while the two front panel Combo inputs add instrument inputs and the 10dB pads. Ten analog line outputs, which include two independent headphone outputs on the front panel, take care of the analog output, while ADAT and S/PDIF digital I/O, plus MIDI I/O and Wordclock out for digital synchronization extend the functionality of the unit.
The ADAT interface can be used to bring in digital sources, or to add extra preamps for situations that require recording a complete band. The included Scarlett MixControl software delivers a low-latency 18 x 16 DSP mixer with powerful routing and monitoring capabilities. Additionally, the unit ships with a comprehensive set of software tools, including a DAW, a plug-in pack, a virtual instrument and 1GB sample library, suitable for using on Windows, Mac, and even iOS platforms. iOS functionality requires the separate purchase of Apple's Camera Connection Kit.
Eighteen input, twenty output USB 2.0 interface
Up to 24-bit/96kHz operation
Eight Focusrite preamps
Dual independent headphone buses can provide two independent, fully-customized monitor mixes, each with an independent front-panel level control
S/PDIF and ADAT input and output with four channels of ADAT Lightpipe available via SMUX 2
Scarlett MixControl low-latency DSP mixer/router for flexible and intuitive one-click set-up solutions - provides an 18 x 16 DSP mixer with comprehensive routing and monitoring options
Route any input signal or DAW output, or a mix of both to any output
Includes Ableton Live Lite production and performance software, Scarlett Plug-in Suite (EQ, compression, gating, reverb), Novation Bass Station software model of the Novation analog mono-synthesizer, and 1GB of Loopmasters samples
Compatible with Mac, Windows and iOS
8 x XLR Combo Microphone/Line 2 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF 1 x TOSLink optical Lightpipe (4 channels via SMUX 2 @ 96 kHz) 1 x 5-pin DIN MIDI
2 x 1/4" TRS Monitor 8 x 1/4" TRS Line 2 x 1/4" TRS Headphone (front panel) 2 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF 1 x TOSLink optical Lightpipe (4 channels via SMUX 2 @ 96 kHz) 1 x 5-pin DIN MIDI
Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) or 10.8 (Mountain Lion) PC Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit) or Windows 8