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      Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB Audio Interface (108264573)
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Robust 2 in, 4 out USB powered recording interface.

The Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 is a robust 2 in / 4 out USB recording interface that combines affordability, cross-platform operation, a comprehensive feature set and the best audio performance in its class. It’s a perfect match for both the musician and the digital DJ – and it comes in an elegant, road-ready anodized aluminum unibody case.

Scarlett 2i4 is a great tool for any musician, with its two award-winning Focusrite microphone/line/instrument preamps accessed via universal front-panel XLR/TRS sockets, combined with professional 24-bit, 96kHz conversion, plus class-leading analogue and digital design from input to output to ensure pristine audio quality throughout the signal path.

With its 48V phantom power capability, Scarlett 2i4 is perfect for recording guitar, vocal, or even stereo piano, with high-quality condenser mics. You will love the direct monitoring mode, which removes the latencies associated with listening back to the input signal through the DAW. You can record into the DAW in real time, whilst hearing a zero latency monitor feed from their input sources, controlled by a single knob for easy blending between direct monitoring and DAW playback. In common with other interfaces in the Scarlett series, input level controls feature a novel LED “signal halo” around the knob that indicates signal presence (green) and input overload (red), while a large-diameter silver volume knob gives you full and accurate control over monitor levels at all times, so whether you are mixing your music, or listening back to the track, the levels will always be in your control.

Alongside the two Focusrite preamps are four RCA phono outputs, two of which are also available on balanced TRS sockets. These, coupled with the high-level headphone output and flexible monitoring capability make Scarlett 2i4 ideal for digital DJs. Send outputs 1 & 2 to the main PA and use 3 & 4 for cueing, or send all four to a mixer. The converter performance ensures that the quality of the audio streamed from the computer is sonically superb. An A/B source switch for monitoring either of two stereo output pairs via the high-level headphone output provide everything that’s required from a DJ interface.

MIDI input and output are included in Scarlett 2i4, allowing capture of performances with MIDI keyboards and controllers and the ability to play parts out to instruments and sound modules, recording their audio via 2i4’s TRS inputs.
Scarlett 2i4 comes complete with an excellent package of software tools to help you get your music down straight away. The latest version of the Focusrite Scarlett Plug-in Suite includes Compressor, Reverb, Gate and EQ in the form of VST/AU/RTAS plug-ins. Focusrite’s established Xcite+ bundle is also included, which features Ableton Live Lite (for all your production, performance and compositional needs), Novation’s Bass Station soft synth and over 1GB of royalty-free samples from Loopmasters.

Scarlett 2i4 delivers high quality, 24-bit 96kHz audio to and from both Macintosh and Windows computers with USB 2.0 capability – and it’s bus powered so you only need to plug in the included USB cable to start making music.

Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB Audio Interface Features:

  • Dual mic/line/hi-Z instrument inputs on universal XLR/TRS front-panel connectors
    Precision, quality conversion at up to 24-bit, 96kHz sampling
    Better than 105dB dynamic range on record and playback
    Operates solely on bus power
    Front-panel inputs and headphone out
    Switchable Phantom Power
    Switchable 10 dB pad on all inputs
    Rear panel balanced TRS outputs (1 & 2) and phono (1–4)
    Headphone monitor switched to hear either pair of outputs
    Mixer knob for direct monitoring, mixes between source and outputs 1 & 2
    Large monitor level control
    MIDI in and out
    Anodized aluminum unibody chassis


Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB Audio Interface Specifications:

  • Mic
    Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1 dB
    THD+N < 0.002% (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    Equivalent Input Noise (EIN) < -120dB: measured at 55dB of gain with 150O termination (20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    Gain Range +10dB to +55dB (0dB to +45dB when pad is engaged)
    Max Input Level +3.5dBu
    Line
    Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dB
    THD+N < 0.01% (‘A’ weighted measured with +16dB input gain -1dBFS at output and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    Noise -90 dBu (22 Hz/22KHz bandpass filter)
    Signal to Noise Ratio > 100dB
    Gain Range -10dB to +35dB (-20dB to +25dB when pad is engaged)
    Max Input Level +26dBu (at 1% THD+N)
    Instrument
    Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dB
    THD+N 0.0025% (‘A’ weighted measured with 16dB input gain, -1dBFS at output and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    Noise -87dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    Gain Range +10dB to +55dB (0dB to +45dB when pad is engaged)
    Max Input Level +3dBu (+13dBu pad in)
    Analogue Output Performance
    Nominal Output Level
    0dBFS = +10dBu, balanced

    0dBFS = +5.5bBu, unbalanced

    Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2dB
    THD+N
    < 0.0015%, balanced (-1dBFS input 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter, un-weighted)

    < 0.03 %, unbalanced (0dBFS input 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)

    Output Impedance < 12O
    Power Output into 32O 24mW
    Digital Performance
    Clock sources Internal clock only
    A-D Dynamic Range 105dB 'A-weighted' (all inputs). Converter chipset A-D dynamic range 114dB
    D-A Dynamic Range 104dB 'A-weighted' (all outputs). Converter chipset D-A dynamic range 114dB
    Supported sample rates 44.1 KHz, 48 KHz, 88.2 KHz, 96 KHz
    Crosstalk
    Input to Input Better than 90dB
    Output to Output Better than 90dB
    Input to Output Better than 85dB
    Input Metering
    Ring LED lit Green Signal present (-24 dBFS)
    Ring LED lit Red Signal overload (0dBFS), peak held for approximately 1 second
    Weight and Dimensions
    Height 48 mm
    Width 210 mm
    Depth 140 mm
    Weight 890 g


Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB Audio Interface

All Focusrite products are built to the highest standards and should provide reliable performance for many years, subject to reasonable care, use, transportation and storage.

In the event of a Manufacturing Defect becoming evident within 12 months from date of purchase Focusrite undertakes that the product will be repaired or replaced free of charge if the product is returned to the authorised dealer from whom it was purchased. In these circumstances, or if you need an out-of-warranty repair to your Focusrite product, please contact your local Focusrite distributor in your country of residence or business : Find your local distributor here and you will be advised of the correct return procedure.

Alternatively contact the Focusrite Reseller from which you purchased the product. If you purchase a Focusrite product outside your country of residence or business you will not be entitled to ask your local Focusrite Distributor to honour this Limited Warranty, although you may request a chargeable repair.

Alternatively, the unit may be returned at your cost to the dealer you purchased the unit from so that they can organise a Warranty repair with their Focusrite Distributor.

This Warranty does not include cost of shipping to and from the authorised dealer from whom it was purchased. In every case it will be necessary to provide the original invoice or store receipt to accompany the defective product to the supplying dealer. This Limited Warranty is offered solely to the first purchaser of the product from an Authorised Focusrite Reseller (defined as a reseller which has purchased the Product directly from Focusrite Audio Engineering Ltd. in the UK or its Authorised Distributors outside the U.K,) and is not transferable.

This Warranty is in addition to your Statutory Rights in the country of purchase.

Please note: A Manufacturing Defect is defined as a defect in the performance of the product which may be expected from a reasonable interpretation of the published description and performance specifications as published by Focusrite Audio Engineering Ltd. This does not include damage caused by post-purchase transportation, storage or careless handling, nor damage caused by misuse.

A significant proportion of products returned under Warranty (which are very few in number compared to numbers sold) are found not to exhibit any fault at all. Please check that the mains voltage is correctly set for your local supply and that your connecting cables are in good order and correctly connected.

If in doubt about the product functions please read the user guide and if necessary contact your dealer for advice before returning the product to the supplying dealer. You can also contact the Focusrite Tech Support team at the Focusrite Answerbase for general advice.

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  • Headphone Studio....

    As reviewed by Crystal Wales on 4/6/2013

    I record guitar tracks in my apartment with this. I use only headphones (Shure SR440) for playback. I run my Line 6 Spider MKII HD100 direct into the 2i4. I did get a buzzing noise and figured out I had the ground lifted on my amp for the direct out, I flipped the switch (on the head) and all the noise went away. I have had NO PROBLEMS with this interface and have had it for three months now. If you're not an idiot, it'll be plug-n-play for you. Works great, would recommend this to anyone with limited space and limited cash. In addition, I use this for all my laptop playback (Movies, Youtube...) at home since my headphones are already plugged into it.

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  • Best product for the money!

    As reviewed by OSCAR ZAPIEN on 1/23/2013

    Easy to install, easy to use, amazing preamps, good software included. Perfect for a home studio and outdoors recordings. Build like a tank!

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  • Easy to use. Sounds great.

    As reviewed by Jay Sobczak on 12/11/2012

    I write this review from an intermediate/expert POV. I've been working in DAWs for about 5 years, and I have a few years experience running live sound at clubs/bars and recording my band. I own an MBox Mini2 and an AudioBox 2x2. The Focusrite sounds way cleaner; virtually noiseless compared to the others. The 2i4 supports up to 96k, which sounds fabulous. If your CPU can handle higher sampling rates, it does make a difference: even if only sound snobs can hear it! I was a bit concerned BEFORE I bought the 2i4 about some of the reviews about latency issues and configuration... Just read some Youtube comments on pro audio stuff. Anyway, the unit installed very easily. Works great in both Reason and Ableton. In terms of latency, it has significantly less than my other interfaces, 5 ms to be exact with normal buffering in Reason and a staggering 1 ms in Ableton. I sent some signals to my KP3 and back into Ableton and it sounded boss; latency unnoticeable. There's no DVD that comes with it, you gotta download everything, which is sweet. Not another disc to add to my 25 other software DVDs. Included was the option to download Ableton Live Lite 8, Novation Bass Station VST, a set of Focusrite VSTs, and 800 MB worth of Loopmasters Samples. I already own Ableton Suite 8 so that didn't benefit me, but for people who might want the full version of Ableton later, owning the Lite version gets you cheaper upgrades. The Novation Bass Station is sweet/simple, although I work mostly in the Komplete 8 synths and Reason's stuff. The Focusrite plugs include a gate, compressor, eq and reverb, which were better than I expected. For you newbs out there, VSTs can't be used in Reason. But you're not excluded in the extras...The Loopmaster Samples are actually really HQ, and it came with a decent Refill for Reason users (in addition to the useable WAV library). The only negative I have about the 2i4, which hasn't yet been a problem is that the XLR inputs and especially the phantom power buttons are pretty cheap. The unit rattles when you move it from the buttons being so loose. The chassis itself is rugged/built tough. So pack it up carefully if you're gonna take it on the road. Looks good, sounds good, great features/extras, and even though I haven't had to use it, Focusrite has really good tech support, unlike AVID or Propellerhead. Rock on!

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