Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Audio Interface
Product Ref: 22482
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Audio InterfaceDetails
The Scarlett 2i2 is a 2 in / 2 out USB recording interface, which features two award-winning Focusrite preamps. It's housed in an attractive anodised aluminium unibody chassis, leaving you with a great sounding, great looking device which you can take on the road with you! This interface includes Red 2 & 3 Plug-in Suite accurately modelled on Focusrite's classic Red 2 equalizer and Red 3 compressor hardware.
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Having designed some of the most popular microphone preamps in the industry, Focusrite give you the transparent, low-noise and low-distortion preamp found not only in the Scarlett 2i2 but also their flagship Firewire interface, the Liquid Saffire 56. There's plenty of available headroom, which makes it suitable for moving coil, condenser and ribbon microphones regardless of the source. Phantom power is provided for mics that need it.
Front Panel Neutrik Combination Input
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 synthesiser or stage piano, whilst at the flick of a switch you can cater for the output of an electric or acoustic guitar.
Unique Halo Signal Indicators
The Scarlett 2i2 features unique halo signal indicators which inform you 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.
Great Monitoring Capabilities
Get tactile control for the volume of your speakers with the large monitor dial. 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, allowing you to monitor the incoming signal with zero-latency.
Included Software - DAW and Effects
Included with the Scarlet 2i2 is Ableton Live Lite 8, as well as Focusrite's Scarlett plug-in suite. Compatible with all major DAWs, Scarlett plug-in suite provides EQ, Compression, Gate and Reverb - essential tools for polishing your mix.
To take a look at a comparison chart of the Focusrite Scarletts please download the PDF above.
Red 2 & 3 Plug-Ins
The Red 2 equalizer and Red 3 compressor included plug-ins are accurate models of Focusrite's classic hardware. Coveted by producers and engineers for their unrivalled clarity and versatility, the original units are proud fixtures in some of the most renowned recording studios the world over. Now, the Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-In Suite lets you exploit the famous natural sound of the originals, conveniently from within your DAW of choice. Click here for more information on how to download.
"A great-sounding, well designed interface that packs plenty of flexibility into its slender frame." - Future Music
"The 2i2 stands up to Apogee's significantly more expensive Duet 2 as a simple, high-quality interface." - Attack Magazine
Features and Specifications
To view further informations about the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, please download the datasheet PDF from the link below.
- 2 line/mic/instrument combination inputs - Neutrik XLR/¼" TRS Jack Combo
- 2 Line/Instrument switches
- 2 Gain knobs
- 2 Gain halo signal indicators
- 48V Phantom power switch
- 96 KHz, 24-bit conversion
- Direct monitor switch
- Large monitor level dial
- USB Connection LED indicator
- Headphone output - ¼" TRS Jack
- Headphone level knob
- 2 balanced monitor outputs - ¼" TRS Jack
- USB 2.0 Port
- Kensington Lock slot
- Ableton Live Lite 8
- Focusrite Scarlett plug-in suite
The Scarlett 2i2 is compatible with:
- Mac 10.6 (Requires OS X 10.6.5 or greater.)
- Mac 10.7
- Mac 10.8
- Windows XP
- Windows 7
- Windows 7 - 64bit
- Windows 8
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