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Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface

Stock code: 93838
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2

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Features

  • High Quality Mic Preamps
  • Excellent Digital Performance
  • Rugged Metal Unibody Case
  • Truly Portable Interface
  • Included Software – DAW and Effects
  • Unique LED Gain Halos
  • Direct Monitor Function
  • Mac OSX Lion Ready

The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 takes studio-quality recording on the road with compact design, simple interface and it's distinctive red annodised aluminium case (which is great looking and ultra-durable). The 2i2 features the same preamps as their flagship Liquid Saffire 56 interface, which are transparent, provide lots of headroom and are very lowq noise. Neutrik combination inputs enable connection of microphone, line and instrument level sources - providing the sort of flexability required on the road. Built-in phantom power enables the use of all types of microphone (including dynamic, ribbon and condenser) and the amazing pres ensure every nuance and every detail is captured.

The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 front panel uses 'halo' indicators around the gain controls to show when the preamps are reaching their maximum input level, and when they are peaking. The monitoring section offers a level control and seperate headphone amp, with the option of direct hardware monitoring of the inputs for zero-latency monitoring. Each input has a selector switch for choosing line or instrument input level.

To top it off the 2i2 comes with the amazing Scarlett plugin suite which contains top-end Compression, Gating , EQ, and Reverb effects for all DAWs (including Garageband, Ableton Live, Cubase, Pro Tools and Logic). The featured plug-ins con in both VST/AU and RTAS (Pro Tools) format for use with any system. Each of the plugins is fully customisable, but comes with an array of fantastic presets for rapid mixing.

ManufacturerFocusrite
ModelScarlett 2i2
Dimensions
(H x W x D)
45 x 175 x 100 mm
Weight580g
Connectivity Input: Mic/Line/Instrument Combination Inputs: 2 x Neutrik XLR / 1/4" TRS Jack Combo
  • Outputs: Monitor Output: 2 x TRS
  • Headphone Monitor Out: Front 1/4" TRS x 1
  • 1 x USB 2.0 Port
Phantom PowerSwitchable 48V Phantom Power
Included Accessories Ableton Live Lite 8
Focusrite Scarlett Plug-in Suite
Supported Operating Systems Windows 7 Or 8
Mac OS X 10.7 Or 10.8
iPad: iPad, iPad 2, iPad (3rd Generation), iPad 4 (w/ 30-pin to lightning adapter - Not Included) with iOS 5 or iOS 6
Analogue Input Performance
Mic
Frequency Response20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1 dB
THD+N0.002% (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Equivalent Input Noise (EIN)-120dB: measured at 55dB of gain with 150 Ohms termination (20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Gain Range+10dB to +55dB
Max Input Level-3dBu
Line
Frequency Response20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dB
THD+N0.002% (measured with -1dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Noise-90 dBu (22 Hz/22KHz bandpass filter)
Signal to Noise Ratio> 100dB
Gain Range-10dB to +35dB
Max Input Level+20dBu
Instrument
Frequency Response20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dB
THD+N0.005% (measured with -8dBu input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Noise-87dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Gain Range+10dB to +55dB
Max Input Level-3dBu
Analogue Output Performance
Nominal Output Level0dBFS = 10dBu, balanced
Frequency Response20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2dB
THD+N0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter, un-weighted)
Output Impedance10 Ohms
Power Output into 150 Ohms15mW
Power Output into 50 Ohms

30mW

Digital Performance
Clock sourcesInternal clock only
A-D Dynamic Range105dB 'A-weighted' (all inputs). Converter chipset A-D dynamic range 114dB
D-A Dynamic Range104dB 'A-weighted' (all outputs). Converter chipset D-A dynamic range 114dB
Supported sample rates44.1 KHz, 48 KHz, 88.2 KHz, 96 KHz
Crosstalk
Input to InputBetter than 90dB
Output to OutputBetter than 90dB
Input to OutputBetter than 85dB
Input Metering
Ring LED lit GreenSignal present (-24 dBFS)
Ring LED lit RedSignal overload (0dBFS), peak held for approximately 1 second

  • Perfect for home recording

    Overall Rating
    Posted on 11/03/2014 by

    I must say I got really surprised when I plugged it in as I wasn't sure if that's gonna be the thing am looking for. I have previously used USB mixers by Behringer and Alesis for recording classical guitar and Scarlett happened to be my savior as there is no noise at all, I couldn't believe how clear the sound is.

    I would definitely recommend this product to people doing home recording, so far this is the best recording equipment I have come across, very easy to use and probably the best sound you can get within this price range.

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