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Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Audio Interface (2nd Gen)

Introducing the best-selling audio interface in the world, the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Audio Interface 2nd Gen, a compact yet versatile interface guaranteed to make your recording experience better, faster, and easier.

 
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When Focusrite first introduced the Scarlett 2i2, their goal was to provide a simple interface that offered the highest specifications in its class. They did just that, and now the Scarlett 2i2 is the best-selling USB audio interface in the world. The second generation of the Scarlett series takes an already great product and makes it even better. Featuring two Scarlett mic preamps, super-low latency, and improved build quality, the Scarlett 2i2 2nd Gen is perfect for the at-home novice or the professional on the go.

Two Scarlett Mic Preamps
The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2nd Gen features two natural-sounding Scarlett mic preamps, now featuring a more even gain structure so you can accurately set your levels. The instrument inputs on the interface have been improved to better handle the pickups of different instruments. This is a welcome change at a time when hot pickups are becoming more and more common.

Super-Low Latency
Focusrite has worked tirelessly to reduce the latency when recording and monitoring during a session. With its super-low latency, you can record and monitor with software effects in real time, resulting in a more confident sounding recording.

Improved Build Quality
The 2i2 2nd Gen features metal gain controls and a red metal chassis that make for a durable and road-worthy audio interface. Perfect for travel, pack it up and trust that the Scarlett 2i2 will be able to handle the rigors of the road.

Features:

  • Two natural-sounding Scarlett mic preamps with plenty of even gain
  • Two newly-designed instrument inputs, designed for seriously hot hottest pick-ups
  • Class-leading conversion and sample rates up to 192kHz / 24 bit
  • One headphones output with gain control
  • Super-low latency for using your plug-ins in real time without the need for DSP
  • Powered by USB so you don’t need to carry a power cable
  • Includes Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack and Ableton Live Lite

Get your Focusrite Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Audio Interface (2nd Gen) today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Scarlett 2i2 USB Audio Interface
  • Pro Tools | First
  • Focusrite Creative Pack
    Ableton Live Lite
    Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-In Suite
    Softube Time and Tone Plug-In Bundle
  • 2GB of Loopmasters Samples
    Novation Bass Station VST/AU plug-in
  • Addictive Keys virtual instrument
  • Focusrite Control software
  • Focustrite's Plug-In Collective
  • Owner's Manual

Great equipment all around

5

I have been Focusrite for years and recently upgraded to the 2nd Gen models. As far a hardware goes there isn't a huge difference in quality other than the mic being much more clear and responsive. I have been using Cubase as my go-to for a while as that is what originally came with my hardware. I decided to give pro tools a try and I think it's much easier to learn. I don't know as much with it yet but I doubt it will take long to get used to it.

Baker

Indianapolis, IN

Great hardware, but the software is a mess!

4

The hardware works well. I like the microphone, even though I had read others have not. The controls are good and the lights that show levels work really well. All the features worked immediately with my Macbook and my monitors! The headphones are light and you can wear them for long periods without your ears hurting! I gave it 4 stars because of the software - there's a long list of software that comes with the product (that's great), but most of it is free anyway (like Pro Tools | First). The real pain is that you have to sign up with at least 4 and maybe 5 different web sites (including some kind of odd licensing service) to get the software, and some is incompatible (e.g. the Bias FX you get won't work with Pro Tools | First). This isn't Focusrite's issue, but Pro Tools | First has been a nightmare - not only are the instructions wrong for downloading it, once I was able to download it, it crashes on start up most every time. Pretty poor for a good company like AVID - I have renamed it Pro Tools | Last, since it is likely the last time I use it. Still, I'm very happy with the Focusrite hardware, but I'll need to get software on my own.

Dave

Los Angeles

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Compact and versatile, great interface for the price!

5

The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 is a perfect interface for the beginner to the professional looking for a portable solution when traveling. With 2inputs and 2outputs, and separate headphone volume control, its a great companion when traveling, or when inspiration hits when not in the studio. The Mic Pres are clean and its even bundled with Ableton Live Lite and a couple of Focusrites top plugins. Excellent buy for the price point.

Mikey V.

Sam Ash - Lyndhurst, Ohio

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Preamp Heaven

5

I have been using Focusrite interfaces for over a year now, I don't think I will ever be going back. The only things I believe you can get better than this are going to be on the very high end (Universal Audio/etc.) . What you get, 2 combo jack preamps with high quality DSP and the recording quality is through the roof (Up to 192kHz)! It also has 2 line outs for your monitors. This is the perfect portable / bedroom / studio B recording interface. Love it.

Robby

Cincinnati, OH

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Great Interface For The Price!

4

The Scarlett 2i2 is a great interface for any intro- to mid-level home recording set-up. It has 2 inputs for either mics or instruments, nice sounding pre-amps, and outputs for studio monitors and headphones. This unit sends signal and powers via USB and can do HD quality recording. You can't beat the quality you get out of this interface at this price!

Gerald @ Sam Ash #56

Cincinnati, OH

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All you need

5

This is an awesome interface for home recording. If all you do is guitar and vocals then that's really all you need. Won't break the bank and works flawlessly with every single DAW without any drivers necessary.

Geo

NYC

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Great Interface!

5

This is a great interface for the price, some would argue the current industry standard for inexpensive interfaces. The feel and durability on this one is great, they last a long time and work very well. Certainly worth checking out.

jeremy

nyc

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Sounds Great Easy to Use!

5

The Scarlett 2I2 audio interface has some great sounding preamps at a great price. Easy to setup and get recording right out of the box. Super low latency is great for using with any midi controller or electronic drums to get pro sound recordings from your bedroom

Mark

Edison

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Very Convenient in size and function

4

The size of the unit in itself is great for utilizing small studio spaces without taking away from great function. The fact that the product also includes protools makes it very useful for anyone looking to get started in recording. Getting the extra software such as addicted for keys is also a huge benefit!

jimbob

edison

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Easy to use and affordable!

5

This audio input would be ideal for the musician just easing in to home-recording. The interface is super user-friendly and streamlined. I really appreciate how light-weight, compact and portable this interface is which can be useful for the musician on the go. Being able to bring an interface to a practice session and having an easy way to record on the spot is a nice benefit. The interface comes pre-loaded with 12 plugins that you could spend a ton of time playing with and exploring. Overall, I think this is a great interface for anyone interested in home recording while staying on a budget.

Lady Landa

Edison, NJ

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Scarlett 2i2 USB Audio Interface (2nd Gen)

4.8 41

100.0

Inputs 2 x 1/4"
Special Features Kensington Lock Slot
Series Scarlett
Model 2i2 (2nd Gen)
Included Software Pro Tools | First
Focusrite Creative Pack
Ableton Live Lite
Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-In Suite
Softube Time and Tone Plug-In Bundle
  • 2GB of Loopmasters Samples
    Novation Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser
    Addictive Keys virtual instrument from XLN Audio
    Focusrite Control software
    Focustrite's Plug-In Collective
  • Outputs 2 x 1/4"
    Mic Preamps 2
    Audio Resolution 24-bit/192kHz
    USB 2.0
    Phantom Power Yes
    Weight 1.32 lbs.
    Dimensions 1.93" x 6.93" x 4.29"
    Warranty Info:

    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.

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