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Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (2nd Generation) USB Audio Interface

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The second generation Scarlett range is packed full of upgrades. Scarlett generation 2 features super-low latency that will bring confidence to your performance, letting you record and monitor with so... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The second generation Scarlett range is packed full of upgrades. Scarlett generation 2 features super-low latency that will bring confidence to your performance, letting you record and monitor with software effects in real time. Its metal volume controls and a sleeker red metal chassis underscore its improved industrial design, built to go anywhere. Scarlett USB audio interfaces also now operate at sample rates all the way up to 192kHz, and the input channels have evolved too. The latest Scarlett mic preamp features a more even gain structure, so you can accurately set your levels, and the instrument input has also been completely redesigned so it can handle seriously hot pickups for recording electric guitar.

Compact yet versatile, the Scarlett 2i2 is a 2-in, 2-out USB audio interface that gives singer songwriters two natural-sounding Scarlett mic preamps and the same class-leading sound quality and digital conversion as the rest of the latest Scarlett range. Take it anywhere, connect by USB, plug your mics and guitars straight in, and simply start recording.

Focusrite interfaces are the perfect partner for Pro Tools, so Scarlett 2i2 comes with Pro Tools | First recording software, as well as Ableton Live Lite and a suite of software and samples so you can start recording straight away. As you’d expect, it works flawlessly with all major DAWs on Mac and PC.

Features

  • Two natural-sounding Scarlett microphone preamps
  • Up to 192kHz audio resolution with super-low latency
  • Plug your mics and guitars straight in, and start recording
  • Compact, lightweight and sturdy enough to take with you anywhere
  • Includes Pro Tools | First, Ableton Live Lite and a suite of software and samples
Specifications
Audio Quality
  • Max bit depth: 24-bit
  • Max sampling rate: 192kHz
  • Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz
Inputs
  • Total inputs: 2
  • Analog inputs: 2
  • Digital inputs: 0
  • Mic preamps: 2
  • XLR/TRS combo jacks: 2
  • XLR only jacks: 0
  • 1/4” only jacks: 0
  • S/PDIF in: 0
  • ADAT/optical in: 0
  • RCA in: 0
  • AES/EBU DSUB: 0
  • MADI: No
  • Dante: 0
Outputs
  • Total outputs: 2
  • Analog outputs: 2
  • Digital outputs: 0
  • XLR out: 0
  • 1/4” out: 2
  • S/PDIF out: 0
  • ADAT/optical out: 0
  • RCA out: 0
  • AES / EBU DSUB: 0
  • MADI: No
  • Dante: 0
Other Connectivity
  • Connections: USB
  • MIDI I/O: No
  • Headphone output(s): 1
  • Word-clock I/O: No
Onboard Features
  • Computer platform: Mac, Windows
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Direct monitoring: Yes
  • Onboard DSP: No
  • Metering: LED halos
  • Display: No
  • Latency control: Yes
  • Monitor control: Yes
  • Headphone control: Yes
Other
  • Width: 5.7 in.
  • Height: 1.77 in.
  • Depth: 4.53 in.
  • Weight: 1.32 lb.
  • Rack-mountable: No
  • Included software: Yes
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
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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FocusriteScarlett 2i2 (2nd Generation) USB Audio Interface
 
4.6

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Good audio (9)
  • Compact (8)
  • Durable (8)
  • Lightweight (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (8)
  • Amateur recording (7)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

FOCUSRITE gets it RIGHT! Recordings taken to another level!!

This device has caused my songwriting/creativity go to another level that I have never experienced before! In fact, with the use of this equipment in the homestudio, it has caused another problem!...Read complete review

This device has caused my songwriting/creativity go to another level that I have never experienced before! In fact, with the use of this equipment in the homestudio, it has caused another problem! Not enough time to write the new songs being downloaded into my spirit(daily) ha ha ha ha!

I am astounded by the clarity, the speed, the lack of latency, the ease at which this device operates, the versatility, the beauty of the box. The simplicity. Literaly this device for a songwriter, arranger, composer, home stuido musician and others. There is an elation when I know that I can produce/output from the very simplist of tracks to very complex tracks. The "monitor" function button is beyond amazing. To be able to hear myself using my great quality MXL990 condenser mics(2) that I purchased from Guitar Center in 2004(rarely used my Korg D1200 mkII which is still a solid digital studio on its own), and to get such an incredible clear quality recording just makes me "sing" a lot more ha ha ha and I am not really a "singer". I can carry a tune but I am no Luther Vandross! Lol.
The actual installation of the device took less than ten minutes because you are required to go Focusrite website to download the correct driver(most up to date for your system-no issues with this)
Focusrite has go it right! Though I am using several other low budget DAWs(Sony Acid Studio 10, Cakewalk(old version), energyXT2, Stuio One 3, and now ProTools|First, Ableton Live Lite) ALL of which work fine with the Focusrite box. No problems recognizing it all.
The Focusrite Audio Box is constructed well with the nice RED color flamboyantly resting on my CPU box.
I just cannot overstate the CLARITY of recordings. If you sing or play well, it will capture that. If you sing or play bad, it will capture that too! LOL. They can easily market this sound device as being the Audio box that does not lie. Ha ha ha ha.
I am astounded by the clarity, the speed, the lack of latency, the ease of this device.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

TRASH!!!

I tried multiple setups on different usb ports using windows 10. I gave up. The drivers are terrible. The device fails to be recognized as a sound device and I am not the...Read complete review

I tried multiple setups on different usb ports using windows 10. I gave up. The drivers are terrible. The device fails to be recognized as a sound device and I am not the only one with this problem. I checked the forums and everyone complains. I am going to return this at my local guitar center tomorrow and purchase the native instruments Audio 6

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

FOCUSRITE gets it RIGHT! Recordings taken to another level!!

By RTR Studios

from Saint Louis, MO.

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Not really a CON would be nice to offer 5 colors

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording
  • Songwriting for commercials and Backing Tracks

Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (2nd Generation) USB Audio Interface:

This device has caused my songwriting/creativity go to another level that I have never experienced before! In fact, with the use of this equipment in the homestudio, it has caused another problem! Not enough time to write the new songs being downloaded into my spirit(daily) ha ha ha ha!

I am astounded by the clarity, the speed, the lack of latency, the ease at which this device operates, the versatility, the beauty of the box. The simplicity. Literaly this device for a songwriter, arranger, composer, home stuido musician and others. There is an elation when I know that I can produce/output from the very simplist of tracks to very complex tracks. The "monitor" function button is beyond amazing. To be able to hear myself using my great quality MXL990 condenser mics(2) that I purchased from Guitar Center in 2004(rarely used my Korg D1200 mkII which is still a solid digital studio on its own), and to get such an incredible clear quality recording just makes me "sing" a lot more ha ha ha and I am not really a "singer". I can carry a tune but I am no Luther Vandross! Lol.
The actual installation of the device took less than ten minutes because you are required to go Focusrite website to download the correct driver(most up to date for your system-no issues with this)
Focusrite has go it right! Though I am using several other low budget DAWs(Sony Acid Studio 10, Cakewalk(old version), energyXT2, Stuio One 3, and now ProTools|First, Ableton Live Lite) ALL of which work fine with the Focusrite box. No problems recognizing it all.
The Focusrite Audio Box is constructed well with the nice RED color flamboyantly resting on my CPU box.
I just cannot overstate the CLARITY of recordings. If you sing or play well, it will capture that. If you sing or play bad, it will capture that too! LOL. They can easily market this sound device as being the Audio box that does not lie. Ha ha ha ha.
I am astounded by the clarity, the speed, the lack of latency, the ease of this device.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Better than FastTrack Pro

By Hushigi206

from Seattle, WA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Limited Functions

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio

Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (2nd Generation) USB Audio Interface:

I've had this thing since 2012. I got it to replace both Fast Track Pros that my associate and I ended up wearing out.

This thing is awesome! It connects easily with my 2012 MacBook Pro. My biggest issue with the Fast Track Pro was that it would work great at first, but then after I removed it from my main computer, and then hooked it up to my associate's PC, it not only didn't work on his PC, it also never worked again on my MacBook. To this day, I get worried every I plug my Focusrite back in, because I was so used to having issues with my Fast Track. Not so with the Scarlett. It has not failed me once.

4 years later and I'm still rocking it, and It's paid for itself (I record vocalists for an hourly rate on the side). My only complaint is that it only has a single 1/4" headphone jack. This is a problem that my other associate addressed, as we would have to use a 2nd interface to give an engineer and a vocalist headphone output simultaneously. His solution was to upgrade to a model with dual inputs, and I'll likely do the same. My suggestion for anyone wanting dual headphone inputs would be to pay the extra $100+ for a unit with that capability. But if you're just recording yourself, or have access to a different input, this thing will keep up with you. Only reason I'm on the market for an upgrade is because I recently purchased bigger speakers/monitors, and thus have lost access to the 1/8" plug that I used to utilize on my old JBL 3.5" cones (I upgraded to the 5" LSRs).

(4 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

TRASH!!!

By Dino

from Cleveland, Ohio

About Me Experienced

Pros

    Cons

    • Limited Functions
    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (2nd Generation) USB Audio Interface:

      I tried multiple setups on different usb ports using windows 10. I gave up. The drivers are terrible. The device fails to be recognized as a sound device and I am not the only one with this problem. I checked the forums and everyone complains. I am going to return this at my local guitar center tomorrow and purchase the native instruments Audio 6

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      2i2 Focusrite 2nd Gen

      By DJ T3RBO

      from Jackson, NJ

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mobile studio

        Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (2nd Generation) USB Audio Interface:

        This unit unit has updated drivers and works well on my HP laptop. Low latency, great sound and no noise. Using it with ableton Lite as a creative solution while on the road. it's small and compact. Nice finish. It has good volume on the direct monitor output for your headphones.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Takes Some Getting Used to But Good So Far

        By Anthony

        from undisclosed

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        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (2nd Generation) USB Audio Interface:

        Good quality for the price. Setup was simple and straightforward, gets the job done. Bought this to replace and old Alesis 4-channel mixer/interface for VO work and so far all has been well.

        Only criticism I have is that it seems like I have to crank the input level up to record vocals at an appropriate level. Could just be me still getting used to the device; or maybe it's just the way it's designed- just seems like I have to turn those pots up more than I'm used to... like if getting a "normal" sounding recording involves a high setting, what's the point or purpose of the rest of the device's dynamic range?

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Just what I needed for my home studio

        By Tom

        from Mahomet, IL

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (2nd Generation) USB Audio Interface:

          I had a problem with getting a competitor's product to work on my laptop. The local store allowed me it install it on my laptop right on their counter before buying it to be sure that I would be satisfied that it would work then they loaned me a mic to try recording with it. Some of the staff also wanted to try it out since it was new in the store.

          The 2i2 works great for me. It just sits there and does its thing so I can do mine.

           
          5.0

          Astonishingly good, works perfectly with Linux/Audacity

          By banda

          from Saint Louis, MO

          About Me Novice

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (2nd Generation) USB Audio Interface:

            Starting from being almost completely unfamiliar with modern audio interfaces, I plugged this beautiful unit into my Ubuntu 16.04 desktop, set up a AKG P220 mic and plugged in a A/E ukulele, and was multi-tracking instrument and vocals simultaneously in minutes. 10 minutes after that I was recording with a generated click track playing in the headphone monitor output while monitoring the mic and instrument... brilliant! Within half an hour of opening the box, I was recording backing vocal tracks... My head is swimming with the possibilities that this fabulous little piece of equipment brings. I haven't been so excited about music in a long time. What a brilliant product! I could not be more pleased.

             
            5.0

            Great unit to start with

            By Photojeep

            from Las Vegas, NV

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

              Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (2nd Generation) USB Audio Interface:

              While I've been playing guitar for almost 50 years, I have never tried any sort of recording, let alone getting my sound into a computer. The Scarlett 2i2 was the perfect way for me to get into doing this. I use it with my MacBook Air and it wouldn't have been simpler. The quality of sound is amazing and even though there is a direct monitor switch, I could find no latency even when not using that setting. Seriously, if you are looking to get started in recording and mixing, buy this unit. You won't be sorry.

               
              5.0

              ALL PERFECT

              By Mauricio

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (2nd Generation) USB Audio Interface:

              quickly shipped and works perfectly

               
              5.0

              Good buy

              By Zacko

              from Modesto

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (2nd Generation) USB Audio Interface:

                Plug it in and get to work! It's a simple and straightforward audio interface rich in clarity and overall sound. The shell is thick and durable, the knobs are nice and tight, and the phantom power button is nice and clicky :D The only small, bearly of any concern gripe is the switches from line/instrument and direct monitor feel a bit loose and flimsy. Other than that minor discrepancy I am completely satisfied with this product and all it has to offer on its own. The software bundled with it is of no concern to me, therefore I will not be reviewing any of the software bundled with this interface. Great product!

                 
                5.0

                Continues to work well

                By Bernie

                from undisclosed

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (2nd Generation) USB Audio Interface:

                Solid

                 
                5.0

                I would buy this to learn as a producer and musician

                By Moose

                from Seattle, WA

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (2nd Generation) USB Audio Interface:

                  I use it for aquireing skill on recording and producing mixes. It is really great for starting, but as one becomes more skilled a better audio interface may be more of use.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great product.

                  By Mortimer

                  from Tucson, AZ

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • It works great with a Mac. Just plug & play.
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (2nd Generation) USB Audio Interface:

                    This is one of the first purchases I made to complete my home studio. I am using it to record acoustic instruments right now.

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