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New Focusrite Scarlett Second Generation Comparison Chart

Focusrite Scarlett 2nd Gen
Focusrite Scarlett 2nd Gen
Focusrite has launched their second generation of the Scarlett series interfaces and we take a closer look at the specification of each model to see which would be best for you.

Everyone's studio application is different - from those wanting to record at home who prefer something like the Scarlett Solo for quick and easy tracking to someone needing an interface like the Scarlett 18i20 with a multitude of inputs / outputs along with specialist connections to help make the recording facility as versatile as possible. The comparison chart below takes the differences and similarities into account to ensure you can start recording with the right recording tools.

The revamped range, from the Scarlett 2i2 right through to the Scarlett 18i8, takes the qualities of its predecessors and takes it to the next level and breathe confidence into your performances.

Enhanced features include recording in 24 bit 192 kHz, low latency (down to just 2.74ms), analogue protection circuitry to stop power surges. A sleeker chassis and metal gain dials provide a more solid, robust feel.

Focusrite has even re-developed their instrument inputs with hotter pickups in mind. The new design ultimately helps with copious amounts of gain whilst retaining clarity - Thus removing the need to meticulously edit your recording tones or search endlessly for a sound to suit.

Feature Solo 2i2 2i4 6i6 18i8 18i20
Analogue Inputs 2 2 2 4 8 8
Analogue Outputs 2 2 4 4 6 10
Mic Preamps 1 2 2 2 4 8
S/PDIF I/O No No No Yes Yes Yes
ADAT I/O No No No No Yes (Input Only) Yes
48v Phantom Power Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MIDI I/O No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Connects to iPad No No No Via camera kit (sold separately) Via camera kit (sold separately) Via camera kit (sold separately)
Bit Depth 24 24 24 24 24 24
Max Sample Rate 192 kHz 192 kHz 192 kHz 192 kHz 192 kHz 192 kHz
Direct Monitoring Yes Yes Yes Yes* Via Focusrite Control Yes* Via Focusrite Control Yes* Via Focusrite Control
Studio Pack Available Yes Yes No No No No
Connection USB 2.0 USB 2.0 USB 2.0 USB 2.0 USB 2.0 USB 2.0
Headphone Outputs 1 1 1 2 2 2
Bus Powered Yes Yes Yes No No No
LED Metering Gain Halos Gain Halos Gain Halos Gain Halos Gain Halos 5 Segments
Rackmountable No No No No No Yes
Power Supply N/A N/A N/A Yes Yes Yes

Posted on 17 Jun 2016 16:50 to category : Instruments News

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