Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 – The USB Interface For Musicians On The Go

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Focusrite’s Scarlett 2i2 is a USB recording meant for the musician on the go. The 2 in / 2 out soundcard features two award-winning Focusrite preamps and is housed in an attractive anodism aluminium unibody chassis. Not only does the interface sound fantastic, but it looks great too! What’s more it’s solid enough to take on the road when you travel. The Scarlett 2i2 is much more than just a pretty metal box…

KEY FEATURES

High Quality Mic Preamps
Scarlett 2i2 features two high quality award-winning Focusrite mic pres. With more than 25 years of experience in designing analogue equipment, Focusrite produce the best mic preamps in the industry. The preamps found in the Scarlett 2i2 are no exception to this, and share the same design as those found in our flagship interfaces: Saffire PRO 40 & Liquid Saffire 56.

Excellent Digital Performance
With 24-bit resolution at sample rates of up to 96 KHz, the digital conversion in the Scarlett 2i2 is of very high quality meaning that every note and every subtle detail is captured with great clarity.

 

Rugged Metal Unibody Case
The anodised aluminium unibody chassis ensures that your Scarlett 2i2 can withstand the harsh environment of the road. It also makes Scarlett 2i2 the most beautiful interface around..

 

Unique LED Gain Halos
The gain halos which surround the gain knob for each input provides an easy way to know that the signal you’re recording is the right level. It will show green when the signal is at a good level (above -24dBFS). If it turns to red, you know that the signal is too loud & is therefore clipping – if this happens, simply reduce the gain until the halo returns to green.

 

Direct Monitor Function
Flick the direct monitor switch on the front panel of your 2i2 and you will hear what you’re recording through your speakers or headphones, without the signal having to go through your computer. This avoids the possibility of latency, which can be distracting when recording.

 

 

 

Polish your mix
The included Scarlett Plug-In suite provides effects compatible with all major DAWs; so whether you’re using GarageBand, Pro Tools 9, Cubase, Logic or the included Ableton Live Lite, Scarlett 2i2 is the complete package for you to get recording straight away.

“Unboxing & Overview” by The Inventory

SPECIFICATIONS

Front panel:
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
Direct monitor switch
Large monitor level dial
USB Connection LED indicator
Headphone output – ¼” TRS Jack
Headphone level knob

Rear panel:
2 balanced monitor outputs – ¼” TRS Jack
USB 2.0 Port
Kensington Lock slot

Included software:
Ableton Live Lite 8
Focusrite Scarlett plug-in suite

BUY YOUR FOCUSRITE SCARLETT 2i2 HERE

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