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


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The Focusrite Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Studio USB Audio Interface has all you need to make pro- quality music: a large diaphragm condenser mic, closed-back headphones and a dual mic pre 2i2 interface for crystal clear studio-quality audio.

The world's number one audio interface
Scarlett 2i2 is the best selling USB audio interface in the world, and for good reason. Focusrite has focussed on three things; achieving the best sound, the fastest speed and the easiest experience. The latest generation is improved in all three areas. It is compact yet versatile, with two natural-sounding Scarlett mic preamps, super-low latency* and the same class-leading sound quality and digital conversion as the rest of the latest Scarlett range.

Connect the large diaphragm CM25 condenser mic, plug in your guitar or a second microphone, and immediately capture studio-quality sound. Plug in the HP60 closed-back headphones for honest playback without any distracting background noises. Connect your speakers, crank up the volume and totally immerse yourself in sound.

* Super-low roundtrip latency was measured at 2.74ms, working at 96kHz with a 32 samples buffer on Logic Pro X, running on a Mac Pro and OS 10.11

New Generation - Better in every way
The latest generation Scarlett range is packed full of upgrades. New super-low latency* will bring confidence to your performance, letting you record and monitor with software effects in real time. New metal gain controls and a sleeker red metal chassis underscore its improved industrial design, built to go anywhere. The Scarlett range also now operates at sample rates all the way up to 192kHz, and the input channels have evolved too.

The latest Scarlett mic preamp features a more even gain structure, so you can accurately set your levels, and the instrument input has also been completely redesigned so it can handle seriously hot guitar pick-ups. Finally, Focusrite have provided analogue protection circuitry across both the inputs and the outputs, to guard your interface against unwanted power surges.

All you need to record anywhere
Compact and portable enough to take anywhere, you won't even need a power supply; Scarlett 2i2 is connected and powered by a single USB cable. Scarlett 2i2 works with all major DAWs on Mac and PC. It also comes with the software and effects you need to start recording; an exclusive version of Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack, Ableton Live Lite, the Softube Time and Tone Bundle, Focusrite's Red Plug-In Suite, Novation's Bass Station virtual instrument and 2GB of Loopmasters samples.

Included with every Scarlett 2nd Gen audio interface, Pro Tools | First brings you all the main features and workflow of the industry standard Pro Tools 12 in an entry level music making package designed to get the novice producer, instrumentalist or singer-songwriter up and recording in no time.

Also bundled with your Scarlett 2nd Gen audio interface, the Focusrite Creative Pack adds 12 powerful plugins to Pro Tools | First, all taken from Avid’s acclaimed Eleven Rack.

Awesome guitar tones are just a few clicks away with Eleven Lite, Focusrite’s exclusive cut-down edition of the Eleven MK II amp simulator. And if that doesn’t give you the edge and bite you’re after, follow it up with Black Op Distortion, a superb emulation of the Pro Co Rat pedal. Another classic stomp box reborn in software, Gray Compressor delivers the easy dynamics shaping of the Ross Compressor, and makes the perfect partner to the five-band Graphic EQ.

Focusrite Creative Pack doesn’t skimp on the more out-there signal processing, either, with Flanger, Vibe Phaser, Roto Speaker and Sci-Fi Ring Modulator serving up a spectacular range of mind-bending modulation-based treatments.Topping the collection off are the speed-up/slow-down effects of Vari-Fi Speed Shifter, the classy algorithmic ambience of Studio Reverb, the old-school delays of Tape Echo and – last but by no means least – the essential utility of InTune Digital Tuner.

And Get "Addicted" for FREE!
The Addictive Keys virtual instrument from XLN Audio is included for free with all Focusrite Scarlett, Clarett, Red and Saffire audio interfaces, and is available for existing customers as well as new customers. Addictive Keys is a powerful tool for musicians, producers and songwriters. With its unique approach to sound creation, smart workflow, fast loading times and high-quality presets, Addictive Keys is perfect for any production style or music genre.

Control It All with Focusrite Control & more!
A new software mixer, Focusrite Control, is included for easy configuration of monitoring and routing setups. Simple and intuitive to use, Focusrite Control offers a traditional mixer workflow and allows immediate access to internal hardware functions.

Collect even more Plug In's, EVERY MONTH, with Focustrite's Plug-In Collective
At Focusrite, they believe in freedom - the freedom to choose the plug-ins that get you your sound, exactly the way you want it. So, the more the better! To help you in your quest for your signature sound, Focusrite is working with some of the most innovative and prestigious plug-in companies to bring you exclusive offers, tutorial content and more. So be sure to check in EVERY MONTH and check out the plug-in yourself

Get everything you need in one big studio pack now, and there will be nothing stopping you!

• Get everything you need in one box, and start recording straight away  
• Two natural-sounding Scarlett mic preamps with plenty of even gain
• Large diaphragm CM25 condenser microphone and 3m / 10' Microphone cable
• Two newly-designed instrument inputs, designed for seriously hot pick-ups
• One headphones output with gain control
• Studio quality HP60 closed-back headphones.
• Class-leading conversion and sample rates up to 192kHz / 24 bit
• Super-low latency* for using your plug-ins in real time without the need for DSP
• Compact and tough enough to take anywhere
• Powered by USB so you don’t need to carry a power cable
• Includes Pro Tools | First, Focusrite Creative Pack and Ableton Live Lite
• All the additional software and loops you need to start recording

Get your Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Studio USB Audio Interface 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
  • CM 25 Large Diaphragm Condensor Microphone
  • HP60 Closed-Back Headphones
  • 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 synthesiser
  • Addictive Keys virtual instrument
  • Focusrite Control software
  • Focustrite's Plug-In Collective
  • Owner's Manual

Great equipment all around


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.


Indianapolis, IN

Great hardware, but the software is a mess!


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.


Los Angeles


Great Home Studio Set-Up


This package deal has everything you need to start recording sounds at a great quality! They supply you with a condenser microphone with matching XLR cable, all paired up with over the ear headphones. The preamp does a great job of letting you record vocals or an instrument simultaneously. The package also includes a recording DAW, introduced as ProTools First Version!



Get your home studio going!


The Focusrite Scarletts are the real deal. Very high quality digital audio that comes from these high octane phantom powered preamps. Combo jacks for any mic or instrument cable that you want to lay down some tracks with. I would highly recommend this package deal to anyone looking to get their digital recording experience off to a hot start. The headphones and condenser mic are a huge bonus! Comes with Pro Tools First and Ableton Live Lite so you'll be able to get a real feel for what its like to have a quality DAW.


Cincinnati, OH


Beautiful interface package. No weak links.


This new generation convertor package provides a simple but clean interface, great sounding matched microphone and the headphones are very comfortable and do a great job. Perfect for demos in the studio, traveling to capture ideas on the road and great option for pod casters.




Best way to get started with recording


With home recordings becoming more popular, it is important to get good quality even if you are doing basic demoes at your place. The Scarlett 2I2 bundle is perfect for this reason. For under $300 you now have the ability to take all of your ideas and record them. The Bundle gives you an interface, microphone, and a pair of headphones. Works with any computer program so your recording options are limitless.


Edison, NJ

Great for new home recordists


Focusrite has been in the business for decades and is known for its high end studio products like preamps, consoles, channel strips, etc. Since entering the game of computer based recording they have consistently churned out some great bang for the buck products and are now one of the most popular audio interfaces on the market. This package is great if you are starting from scratch with computer based recording. You get a lite version of Pro Tools recording software one of the industry standards, a decent condenser microphone that can handle just about any instrument or vocal application with ease, a decent set of headphones so you can hear what you are tracking and mixing, and a mic cable giving you all the tools you need to get recording right away. The best part though is that along with all this Focusrite products are reliable and sound great. You'll get all kinds of wonderful bonus content with Focusrite plugins and if you register your product Focusrite even has a plugin program now that sends great plugins from a myriad of different companies every month for free. Check this out if you are looking to dive into home recording on your computer.

Nate McClure

Cincinatti, OH


2i2 pack


The 2i2 studio pack gives you a great quality system without having to spend a ton of money. It comes with a mic, cable and a setup of headphones to get you started. It also comes with Pro Tools First, which contains many of the effects that are straight out of their Eleven Rack. Low latency is a big factor which saves time and frustration when recording. The 2i2 is low latency, while the effects in Pro Tools happen in real time as well, which greatly helps out while in the midst of recording. Great for the beginning engineer or someone who needs a great product, but tends to travel and has to keep gear at a minimum.

Lee @ Sam Ash Cincinnati



Everything you need to record!


This is everything you need to start recording other than a computer. Great for intermediates and beginners alike. The package even comes with Ableton Live Lite to download off the Focusrite website. The inputs are both XLR and 1/4" compatible to plug in a microphone, guitar, or bass guitar. This is the best sounding interface on the market currently in my opinion. This review is from Ellis at Sam Ash in Richmond, VA.




Great Recording Bundle For The Price!!


This bundle had everything you need to get recording at home on your computer--just don't forget to pick up a mic stand--other than that you are set to record! I am a verified reviewer @ Sam Ash Music.

Gerald @ #56

Cincinnati, OH


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

4.8 10


Inputs 2 x 1/4"
Special Features Kensington Lock Slot
Series Scarlett
Model 2i2 Studio
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/AU plug-in synthesiser
    Addictive Keys virtual instrument
    Focusrite Control software
    Focustrite's Plug-In Collective
  • USB 2.0
    Phantom Power Yes
    Weight 1.32 lbs.
    Dimensions 1.93" x 6.93" x 4.29"
    Outputs 2 x 1/4"
    Mic Preamps 2
    Audio Resolution 24-bit/192kHz
    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.