Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 V3 USB Audio Interface
The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 V3 USB Audio Interface is the the most popular Focusrite audio interface for artists across all genres.
The Scarlett 2i2 provides two mic/line/instrument inputs allowing simultaneous recording and playback of up to two channels with independently controllable headphone and monitor outputs. The 2i2 features two upgraded third-generation Scarlett mic preamps: with optional Air setting to reproduce the Air effect of Focusrite’s original ISA mic preamp, giving your vocal and acoustic recordings a brighter and more open sound.Equipped with high performance 24-bit/192kHz AD-DA converters, Scarlett guarantees the same professional sound quality throughout the third-generation range. The high impedance, high-headroom instrument inputs allow you to record guitar or bass withoutany clipping or unwanted distortion, while Gain Halo metering makes it easy for you to set the input level.
Scarlett 2i2 is designed to stand up to days on the road andconnects straight to your Mac® or PC via USB cable, with no external power required. It comes with all the software tools you need to get started, including two comprehensive digital audio workstations: Ableton® Live Lite™ and Pro Tools® First Focusrite Creative Pack. Intuitive enough for beginners yet advanced enough to inspire real creativity with great-sounding effects.
Focusrite have partnered with Splice to give 3rd Gen. interface owners a free 3-month Splice Sounds subscription when setting up a new Splice account. Splice Sounds offers millions of high-quality, royalty-free one-shots,loops, and presets, with new releases daily from your favorite producers, sound designers, and artists. Creators use Splice to make all kinds of music, including chart-topping pop, Grammy-winning albums, underground mixtapes, and cinematic scores.
And as with all Focusrite products, you’ll also benefit from a two-year warranty, award-winning customer support and membership of their Plug-in Collective offering free software downloads and generous discounts.
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 V3 USB Audio Interface Features
- Two of the best performing mic preamps the Scarlett range has ever seen, now with switchable Air mode to give your recordings a brighter and more open sound
- Two high-headroom instrument inputs to plug in your guitar or bass
- Two balanced line inputs, suitable for connecting line-level sources
- High-performance converters enable you to record and mix at up to 24-bit/192kHz
- With our Quick Start tool, it's now easier than ever to get up and running
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 V3 USB Audio Interface Includes
- Scarlett 2i2 3rd Gen.
- 1 x USB cable (Type C-A)
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 V3 USB Audio Interface Included Software
- Ableton Live Lite music making software
- Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack
- Free 3-month Splice Sounds subscription with new Splice accounts
- Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-In Suite
- A choice of 1 of 4 XLN Audio Addictive Keys virtual instruments
- Softube Time & Tone Bundle
- Access to the Focusrite Plug-in Collective
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Started my musical journey with the Scarlett, and it definitely was a step in the right direction. I use a lot of cpu-heavy VST plugins and the playback has been fairly good for an entry-level interface. The unit worked well while it did but I wasn't happy with Focusrite's service when I ran into a power supply issue within the 1st year. Product was under warranty but Focusrite still wanted me to pay about $80 tech fee + $30 shipping to get it repaired (which was ridiculous considering I could get a new one for an extra $40). Maybe I got unlucky with a faulty unit but I'd still recommend the product for entry-level musicians dabbling with music production.
This little guy was my first interface and I have zero regrets. Both inputs are 1/4" or XLR friendly and you've got everything you need right in front of you in a nice, clean, confined little package. It's also travel friendly and seems (so far) indestructible. I love it and totally recommend it to someone who's looking for a trustworthy but affordable interface!
Great interface for beginner studio setups
Helpful, experienced, and courteous representatives at FrontEnd. Shipped out my Focusrite audio interface in record time. Great company company who I would definitely recommend to a friend.
With the direct monitor button I can hear the audio going in through the mic without any delay before it goes into the pc. This is a must when recording vocals. Most audio interfaces sold do not have this option. I had to sell a previous interface after trying this one out. Also with the low latency I can add effects through the pc and still not be thrown off by delay as it goes through the pc and back to the headphones.
No complaints about the box. The software registration is like something out of a sitcom.
I wanted a small portable interface with clean pres and a well built housing and thats exactly what i got.
The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 is my 4th audio interface. I've already got a Fireface 800 and a Soundscape (iBox8 XLR) for two desktops and a (v1) Duet for my old MacBookPro that I've now retired (i.e., it stays in the studio when I travel). I was looking for a small, portable USB interface with as good, or better, Mic Preamps that was not as expensive as the Duet v2.
This little interface fits the bill on all counts. It's a little bulky (like a fat paperback novel) but fits ok in my carry-on. It's super simple to install (load the disc to install the drivers) and operate. I use Logic Pro 9 and DSP-Quattro as my DAW and Editor, and I've had no issues with stability (or use).
The sound quality is subjectively good, and by that I mean I would have howled to the moon had I had this interface in the 90s. Now, most of us expect a lot of bang for our buck, and usually get it, though I would venture to say this interface surpassed my expectations. Long term keeper.