The Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 2nd Gen USB is ideal for producers who require a lot of input and output channels. Use the interface's 8 input channels to record vocals or instruments. Using the line output channels, you can send an audio signal to effects, such as a reverb or compressor. The Focusrite preamps can easily handle high input signals. This means your recorded sound won't be too loud or distorted. Via the MIDI connection, you can send MIDI signals to your synthesizer or drum computer. That way, you can send drum rhythms and melodies you wrote in your DAW to your musical instruments. You can use the included plugins to add effects or to edit your audio tracks.