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Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 (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


Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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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 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.

The compact and flexible Scarlett 2i4 is a 2-in, 4-out USB audio interface that makes it easy to perform and record studio quality audio against a cue mix. Take it anywhere, connect by USB and get two natural-sounding Scarlett mic preamps, super-low latency, MIDI I/O, four analogue outputs and the same class-leading sound quality and digital conversion as the rest of the latest Scarlett range.

Focusrite interfaces are the perfect partner for Pro Tools, so Scarlett 2i4 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.

  • 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
  • Audio Quality
    Max bit depth: 24-bit
    Max sampling rate: 192kHz
    Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz

    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
    MADI: No
    Dante: 0

    Total outputs: 4
    Analog outputs: 4
    Digital outputs: 0
    XLR out: 0
    1/4” out: 0
    S/PDIF out: 0
    ADAT/optical out: 0
    RCA out: 4
    AES / EBU DSUB: 0
    MADI: No
    Dante: 0

    Other Connectivity
    Connections: USB
    MIDI I/O: In/Out
    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

    Width: 8.27 in.
    Height: 1.85 in.
    Depth: 5.43 in.
    Weight: 1.92 lb.
    Rack-mountable: No
    Included software: Yes
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 2i4 (2nd Generation) USB Audio Interface

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(8 of 14 customers found this review helpful)


Good Interface for ProTools 12.4

By Steve

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Professional Musician


  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Lightweight


  • Not suited for woodwinds or reed instruments

Best Uses

  • Home Studio
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 (2nd Generation) USB Audio Interface:

Focusrite I/O is well suited for budget recording of guitar and vocals. It replaces the Avid compact I/O, which Avid no longer manufactures.

(2 of 11 customers found this review helpful)


Sub-Par Proformance

By Jeffery

from Fargo, ND

About Me Professional Musician


  • Durable


  • Poor Sound Quality
  • Pricey / Poor Value
  • Unreliable

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording

Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 (2nd Generation) USB Audio Interface:

First off: DO NOT BUY. Second: terrible feedback caused by it being powered by the USB 2.0. I would recommend buying an interface with its own power source. Finally: every 30 to 45 sec it would produce a scratching noise. NOT COOL :(

(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)



By Faber

from Tucson, Az

About Me Professional Musician


  • Compact


  • Pricey / Poor Value
  • Unreliable

Best Uses

    Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 (2nd Generation) USB Audio Interface:

    Bought the focusrong 2i4 for a compact simple recording interface for sketching ideas on my workstation, and for light A/V projects. Out of the box the drivers did not work with the eviscerated version of poortools that shipped with the unit. After installing the ridiculous DRM laden junkware bundle that the unit ships with I was extremely frustrated as nothing worked right. Errors in poortools saying it couldnt init the hardware, 500 errors when logging into focusrites site, etc. Nothing but frustration. This pile of junk goes back to GC ASAP.

    Focusrong and poortools....a match made in hell.

    This is easily the most negative experience I have ever had with an audio interface and its junkware bundle in my entire life. from poortools just crashing out randomly, to not initializing the interface, to not being able to perform the simplest of recording. this is an exercise in frustration. When I finally got junktools to record it crashed about 2 minutes into my recording. with a 6025 pure virtual function call error. Basically the drivers and software are very poorly written, and obviously not well tested. Steer clear of this pile of junk.


    Excellent product

    By sandy

    from Northern Virginia

    About Me Experienced


    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use


      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

      Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 (2nd Generation) USB Audio Interface:

      The only reason I wouldn't list this as good for professional recording is the limited number of inputs. I used to own two professional recording studios, with big budget boards. I moved into another career several years ago and recently started some home recording, just for fun. This little unit sounds and performs amazingly well. Using Reaper, I can run over 30 tracks, loaded with plugins and have absolutely no discernible latency issue. Focusrite mic pres have long been known for their quality and transparency. That's a key word. If you're looking for the warmer British sound, this is not it. This little box is VERY transparent. It delivers exactly, the sound you create with your voice and instrument. I'm buying the 18i8 today, because I'm so impressed and want to run outboard effects.

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