Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Audio Interface

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The Scarlett 2i2 is a 2 in / 2 out USB recording interface featuring two award-winning Focusrite preamps. Sam Ash Direct has the guaranteed lowest price and fast free, shipping.

The Scarlett 2i2 is a 2 in / 2 out USB recording interface featuring two award-winning Focusrite preamps. Housed in an attractive anodised aluminium unibody chassis, the interface not only sounds fantastic but looks great too. What’s more it’s solid enough to take on the road when you travel. The Scarlett 2i2 is much more than just a pretty metal box..

Plug Straight In
The front panel Neutrik combination input can be used to connect line and instrument level signals as well as microphones. This makes it perfect for recording the output of a synthesizer or stage piano, whilst at the flick of a switch you can cater for the output of an electric or acoustic guitar.

Keep An Eye on Your Levels
Unique halo signal indicators let you know that you’ve got a good signal level for recording. Red means that your signal is clipping, and that you should reduce the gain. The halo will momentarily turn amber as the level returns to a healthy level, at which point it will turn green.

Flexible Monitoring Options
A large monitor dial provides a tactile control for the volume of your speakers, whilst a high quality headphone amp provides a clean yet loud signal to headphones connected to the front panel socket. The direct monitor switch routes audio directly from the inputs to both the headphone and speaker outputs. This allows you to monitor the incoming signal with zero-latency.

Polish Your Mix
Inside the box, you’ll find Ableton Live Lite 8, as well as Focusrite’s Scarlett plug-in suite, compatible with all major DAWs. And the Scarlett plug-in suite provides EQ, Compression, Gate and Reverb – essential tools for polishing your mix; so whether you're using Garage Band, Pro Tools 9, Cubase, Logic or the included Ableton Live Lite, Scarlett 2i2 is the complete package for you to get recording straight away.

25 Years of Experience
Focusrite has designed some of the most popular microphone preamps in the industry. This experience has been used to create the transparent, low-noise and low-distortion preamp found in the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2. Plenty of available headroom makes it suitable for moving coil, condenser and ribbon microphones regardless of the source. Phantom power is provided for mics that need it.

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

Front panel:
  • 2 line/mic/instrument combination inputs – high quality XLR/¼” TRS Jack Combo
  • 2 Line/Instrument switches
  • 2 Gain knobs
  • 2 Gain halo signal indicators
  • 48V Phantom power switch
  • Direct monitor switch
  • Large monitor level dial
  • USB Connection LED indicator
  • Headphone output - ¼” TRS Jack
  • Headphone level knob


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Things You Will Get:

  • Scarlett 2i2 USB Audio Interface
  • Ableton Live Lite 8
    Focusrite Scarlett plug-in suite
    Owner's Manual
Manufacturer Number Scarlett 2i2
Interface Type USB 2.0
Mic Preamps 2
Audio Resolution 24-bit/96kHz
Analog Inputs (2) Combo XLR/TRS
Analog Outputs (2) Balanced TRS
Built-in DSP Yes
Bus Powered Yes
Phantom Power Yes
Weight 1.3 lbs.
Dimensions 7" x 4" x 1 3/4" (W x D x H)
Series Scarlett
Model 2i2

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FocusriteScarlett 2i2 USB Audio Interface
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (4)
  • Compact (3)
  • Excellent sound (3)

Cons

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    • Home studio (3)

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    5.0

    Plug In and Go!

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    from Philadelphia, PA

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    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Use

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      Best Uses

        Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Audio Interface:

        Wow, I must say I am in love with is recording interface! I like that you can just plug it in and you're ready to go, right out of the box. This is especially great for those who are new to recording and want to learn the basics with an easy interface, or even for the seasoned pros out there who just want something quick! You will not be disappointed with the quality and the price. The preamps are also spectacular! It's great for both microphones and instruments.

        I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

         
        5.0

        Amazing Product

        By 

        from Nashville, TN

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Low Distortion
        • Powerful
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Audio Interface:

          I use a variety of Focusrite products in my recording studio and have had the best luck and sound out of these units. A lot of units make claims about the preamps of their units however the great tonal response of an interface does not rely entirely on the pre. That is where the Focusrite rocks! They not only have an insanely great preamp but the A/D converters are beautiful sounding. The tone is warm, rich and extremely transparent. The function is simple and extremely easy to use especially if you are just starting out in recording and looking for something to lay some ideas down but don't really want the sound to be thin and weak.
          Another great thing is this unit comes boxed with Ableton Live which is a seriously powerful Workstation/Daw. If you are producing hip hop especially this Program just dominates. The Focusrite plug in suite is very useful as well and will quickly become a major part of your recording/Mixing tools.
          If you are wanting more options for outputs for headphones and mixes as well as inputs, I recommend stepping up to a more powerful Focusrite Interface, however stay with Focusrite. They DO NOT disappoint.
          I am a Sam Ash music reviewer.

           
          5.0

          Excellent Product

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          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Mic Pres
          • Excellent Sound
          • Low Distortion

          Cons

          • Switches Feel Fragile

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • On-the-go Recording

          Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Audio Interface:

          Excellent product. The mic pre-amps are crystal clear and full. The audio playback is simply fantastic. I love it when you don't need to install drivers (though it is recommended). I just plugged it in and was ready to go. The LED halos over the gain knobs is pure class. Absolutely love the scarlet red aluminum unibody chassis. If I had anything to complain about it would have to be that the Line/Inst & Direct Monitoring switches are a little on the fragile-feeling side but other than that can't complain. This is a great interface for the on the go recording musician. It provides excellent mic preamps and excellent audio playback quality.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Interface

          By 

          from Cloud9, FL

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Audio Interface:

            I have not had a chance to record instruments through it but I do have it connected with a pair of Yamaha HS50M monitors and they sound great! There was one small problem, I noticed a hum/buzz with these speakers (you know the silly "move windows/mouse around and the speakers buzz") so I bought 2 HOSA 1/4"-1/4" patch cables, and an Ebtech HE-2 Hum Eliminator. Guess what? no more buzzing or humming, the HE-2 kicked the ground loop in the butt.

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            Scarlett 2i2 USB Audio Interface

            The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.