Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB Audio Interface

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4.7

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The Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 is a 2x4 USB audio interface featuring two of Focusrite's award-winning mic preamps, 24-bit/96kHz resolution, instrument inputs, precision DA/AD converters and a tough, yet beautiful aluminum housing.

The Scarlett 2i4 is solid enough to take on the road when you travel, but it's so much more than just a pretty metal box.

On the front panel, XLR/TRS 1/4" combination jacks from Neutrik are provided for microphone, line and instrument inputs, ideal for recording a stage piano or synth, or just flick the switch to match the signal from an electric guitar.

Professional Grade Sound
The digital converters capture your performance with professional standard 24-bit resolution at sample rates of up to 96kHz. Hooking it all up is as easy as connecting it to your  Mac or PC via USB (USB cable supplied) and hitting "Record." Since the 2i4 is USB Bus-powered, you don't need a power supply.

The halos around the gain knobs serve as meters as well, making it possible for you to precisely set your levels safely with unique gain halos that are green when the level is right and turn red if the signal's too loud. The direct monitor switch allows you to instantly hear exactly what you’re recording with no latency.

Connect your headphones and speakers and use the large volume dial to set the perfect level with Scarlett's exceptional dynamic range of over 105dB. Built tough and designed to be compact, it travels in your backpacks and withstands the bumps of the road.

Also included on the 2i4 are standard MIDI I/O connectors to operate keyboards and send MIDI-based function messages to software and instruments.

Includes Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite w/64-bit AAX, AU & VST compatibility
These are the first Focusrite plug-ins to include AAX support, making them compatible with Pro Tools 10 and above. The Red 2 & Red 3 plug-ins are accurate models of Focusrite’s classic Red 2 EQ and Red 3 Compressor hardware. Coveted by producers and engineers for their exceptional clarity and versatility, the original units are prized fixtures in professional recording studios the world over.

Now, the Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite (AAX/AU/VST) lets you exploit the famous natural sound of the originals, conveniently from within your audio software.

The plug-ins faithfully reproduce the sonic qualities of the hardware. The Red 2 equalizer is a sweet sounding 6-band design, with high/low pass filters, high/low frequency shelves, as well as fully parametric low-mid and high-mid frequency bands. The Red 3 hardware is a VCA compressor design, excellent for natural sounding dynamic control of drums, bass, vocals, and acoustic instruments.

MORE Software to get started, software to finish!
Also included is Ableton Live Lite software and Focusrite’s Scarlett plug-in suite, which is compatible with all major DAWs. The plug-in suite gives you Reverb, Compression, Gate and EQ to mix your music professionally, whether you use Garage Band, Pro Tools, Digital Performer, Cubase, Logic or the included Ableton Live Lite, all within minutes of opening the box.

Features:
  • High Quality Mic Preamps
  • 24-bit resolution at sample rates of up to 96 KHz
  • Rugged Metal Unibody Case
  • Included Software – DAW and Effects
  • Direct Monitor Function
  • 2 Neutrik XLR/¼” TRS Combo jacks
  • 2 Line/Instrument switches
  • 2 Gain knobs
  • 2 Gain halo signal indicators
  • 48V Phantom power switch
  • Direct monitor switch & Stereo/Mono selection
  • Large monitor level dial (for headphone & line outs)
  • USB Connection LED indicator
  • Headphone output - ¼” TRS Jack
  • Headphone level knob
  • Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite w/64-bit AAX, AU & VST compatibility


Get your Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 Interface today from Sam Ash Direct and enjoy the confidence that comes from fast, free shipping, our 60-day guaranteed lowest price policy, and our famous 24/7 customer support.

Things You Will Get:

  • Scarlett 2i4 USB Audio Interface
  • Ableton Live Lite 8 Recording Software
  • Focusrite Scarlett Plug-in Suite
  • Novation Bass Station
  • Loopmasters Content
  • Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite
  • Owner's Manual
Interface Type USB 2.0
Mic Preamps 2
Audio Resolution 24-bit/96kHz
Analog Inputs Mic/Line/Inst XLR Combo x 2
Analog Outputs Balanced TRS x 2, Unbalanced RCA x 4
Built-in DSP Yes
Bus Powered Yes
MIDI I/O Yes
Phantom Power Yes
Weight 1.96 lbs.
Dimensions 8.27 x 1.89 x 5.51 inches (WxHxD)
Series Scarlett
Model 2i4

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FocusriteScarlett 2i4 USB Audio Interface
 
4.8

(based on 24 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (7)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Compact (3)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Portable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home recording (8)
  • Recording (7)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Mobile recording (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
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4.0

Great for Entry Level Recording

By 

from Sarasota FL

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Ease of Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recording

    Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB Audio Interface:

    The is a step up from the scarlett series, I like how the intstrument and pad are switches instead of buttons now in order to avoid confusion. The seperate channels are more clearly marked as well. I use this with sony acid and it works very well. I also run Yamaha monitors through this and it is very reliable and easy to use. Great interface for the money!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    A great little interface

    By 

    from Dallas, TX

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Great Preamps
    • Quality Da Converters

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Recording

      Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB Audio Interface:

      This is a great little interface. The preamps are fantastic, the convertors are super clean and it is all wrapped up in an easy to use box. Whatever project you are doing, this will be very useful.

      I am a staff reviewer for Sam Ash Music.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Simply Amazing Interface

      By 

      from Hollywood, CA

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB Audio Interface:

            Focusrite makes some awesome interfaces, and the 2i4 is no exception from that reputation. If you only need two inputs, this interface is the way to go. With two balanced outputs for your monitors, and two extra unbalanced outputs that can be run to the booth and/or live room, the 2i4 will fit your home studio set up perfectly. Ideal for recording vocals, guitar, and other single-input instruments, I am in love with my Scarlett. I use mine to record vocals and keys simultaneously, in addition to just casual listening through my studio monitors.

            I am a sales associate at Sam Ash Music Hollywood

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Phantom power interface

            By 

            from Southern California

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Build
            • price
            • Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Studio

              Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB Audio Interface:

              This interface gives you 2 mic preamp inputs along with 2 balanced outs and 4 unbalanced outputs. It also is bus powered and provides phantom power. I am a sales associate @ Sam Ash Ontario.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Awesome Interface

              By 

              from Queens, NY

              Pros

              • Affordable
              • Solid Preamps

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Recording

                Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB Audio Interface:

                It's one of the best selling audio interfaces for a reason. With 2 built-in Focusrite preamps, it's sure to take your home recordings to the next level. Also four outputs makes this piece versatile for all situations in your home recording setup.

                I am a staff reviewer for Sam Ash Music

                 
                5.0

                Affordable Focusrite Quality!

                By 

                from King of Prussia, PA

                Staff Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to use
                • Mobile
                • Sounds Great

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Recording
                  • Mobile djs
                  • Mobile Recording

                  Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB Audio Interface:

                  Focusrite has long been a name synonymous with superb sound quality! Now, musicians can have that quality at a very affordable price!
                  This audio/MIDI interface is very easy to set up with your computer, which makes it an easy suggestion for someone looking for a high quality way to record sounds into their computer. This interface will work with all major digital audio workstations, including Garageband!
                  There are 2 fantastic sounding inputs on the front for plugging in microphones, guitars or keyboards. There are 4 outputs on the back for hooking up studio speakers for mixing. There is also a headphone output for listening with headphones.
                  There are truly no bad things that I can say about this interface. What you get for the price is outstanding!
                  I am a sales associate @ Sam Ash King of Prussia

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  best all in one recording

                  By 

                  from westminster, ca

                  Staff Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to use
                  • Get Started Recording
                  • Great Sound quality

                  Cons

                  • Conversion
                  • Max Sample Rate 96khz

                  Best Uses

                  • Easy To Use Workhorse
                  • Gets The Job Done Now
                  • Home Recording
                  • Mobile Recording

                  Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB Audio Interface:

                  easiest interface to use. all-in-one solution whether you are a keyboard player who sings or want to get started recording your own music. this is a recording studio in a box. even has midi! sounds good. easy usb connectivity. great preamp stage so you know your performances will sound great. max sample rate 96khz

                   
                  5.0

                  Great for Recording

                  By 

                  from Bradenton, FL.

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Copact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB Audio Interface:

                    This product works great in my home studio

                    I am a Sam Ash Associate

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    Brushed metal red box sounds great!

                    By 

                    from Buffalo Grove, Il

                    Staff Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • clean
                    • Good Quality
                    • Sleek

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Studio
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB Audio Interface:

                      I needed a portable interface to finish my products on the road with a laptop.
                      This was the perfect choice with the sleek design and high quality converters.
                      Smart choice for the home studio and pros alike.
                      I am a product reviewer for Sam Ash from Buffalo Grove, Il

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                       
                      4.0

                      Versitile Interface!

                      By 

                      from Forest Hills, NY

                      Pros

                      • 4 Line Outs
                      • Midi In
                      • Midi Out

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Recording

                        Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB Audio Interface:

                        This interface has 2 inputs, 4 line outs, as well as a MIDI in and out! Offers great quality, usb powered, a tough construction, and an independent headphone jack. One of the best interfaces for the money! Stop by your local Sam Ash Music to check one!

                        I am a staff reviewer for Sam Ash Music.

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