Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface  

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Scarlett Solo is a compact USB audio interface featuring one award-winning Focusrite mic preamp, one instrument input and precision digital converters. Scarlett Solo joins the top-selling Scarlett Ser... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Scarlett Solo is a compact USB audio interface featuring one award-winning Focusrite mic preamp, one instrument input and precision digital converters. Scarlett Solo joins the top-selling Scarlett Series USB audio interfaces and offers both a legendary Focusrite preamp for your microphone and a crystal clear DI / line input for your instruments such as guitar, bass guitar and analog synths. Precision digital converters capture your performance with studio-quality 24-bit resolution at sample rates of up to 96kHz. Simply plug into your Mac or PC via USB (USB cable supplied) and start recording.

Get your volume right every time by keeping an eye on the halos around the gain knobs. Focusrite's unique gain halos stay green when your level is right and turn red if you're too loud. Simply flick the direct monitor switch to hear exactly what you're recording without latency. Connect your headphones and speakers and immerse yourself in Focusrite-quality sound, using the large volume dial to set the perfect level. Scarlett Solo has an exceptional dynamic range of over 105dB. . Sleek, light and tough enough to throw into your backpack, the stunning aluminum chassis can endure life on the road. Transform your Mac or PC into a portable recording studio and plug into four decades of analog audio equipment design.

Record with Focusrite’s legendary sound
The better your preamp, the better your microphone will sound, and the better the recording. Focusrite preamps like the one in Scarlett Solo are widely considered the best in the world. +48V phantom power is also built-in, so you can use any microphone you like, including high-quality condenser types.

Plug Straight In
Scarlett Solo lets you get a musical idea down minutes after it’s hit you. Plug a microphone into input 1 and an instrument into input 2 – the two settings suit pickups as well as keyboards. Set the levels simply and quickly: unique halos around the gain knobs will stay green when your level is good and turn red if you’re too loud – you can be confident you’re always recording at the right level.

Record Anywhere
Carry Scarlett Solo with you – its durable and elegant aluminum unibody enclosure is designed for life on the road, and you can take it anywhere. Simply plug it into your Mac or PC via USB and start recording, without the need for a bulky power supply.

Capture Every Detail
Scarlett Solo is great for demos – but it’s perfect for masters too! Precision converters capture your performance in studio-quality 24-bit resolution digital audio. Use sample rates of up to 96kHz for pristine, clear recordings and an exceptional dynamic range of over 105dB for master-quality sound. There’s no better way of getting the highest quality into your computer.


Note: Includes the Focusrite Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-In Suite (AAX/AU/VST) upon registration of interface. Accurately modeled on the classic Red 2 EQ and Red 3 Compressor, the Red plug-ins let you exploit the sound of the hardware originals, conveniently from within Pro Tools (10 and above) and other audio software.

Features Audio Quality
  • Bit depth: 24-bit
  • Sampling rate: 96kHz
  • Latency Info not available
  • Connectivity
  • Computer connection: USB
  • Total inputs: 2
  • Total outputs: 2
  • Number of mic pres: 1
  • MIDI: Not applicable
  • XLR/TRS combo inputs: Not applicable
  • XLR inputs: 1
  • XLR outputs: Not applicable
  • 1/4" inputs: 1 (TS unbalanced)
  • 1/4" outputs: Not applicable
  • S/PDIF: Not applicable
  • ADAT/optical: Not applicable
  • Headphone output(s): 1
  • Word-clock I/O: Not applicable
  • Other I/O: 2 RCA outputs
  • Onboard Features
  • Platform compatability: Mac & Windows
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Direct monitoring: Yes
  • Onboard DSP: Info not available
  • Metering: Halo LEDs
  • Display: Not applicable
  • Gain control: 2 knobs
  • Monitor control: Yes
  • Headphoone control: Info not available
  • Other
  • Width: 5.43
  • Height: 3.15
  • Depth: 6.46
  • Weight: 1.37 lb.
  • Construction: Aluminum chassis
  • Rack-mountable: Info not available
  • Included software: Live Lite, Bass Station, Scarlett Suite
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 Solo USB Audio Interface
 
3.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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(13 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING & NOT A CHEAPO either Focusrite Scarlett series GOT IT RIGHT AGAIN!

By LiLcMaN

from Coast -Coast (for school & gigging)

Comments about Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface:

Best Bang for your buck if your on a tight budget & want A REAL HIGH QUALITY AUDIO INTERFACE FOR RECORDING YOURSELF, and TECHNICALLY YOU COULD SLOWLY RECORD A WHOLE BAND BY doing multiple sessions & name & save everyone in the groups' audio tracks as separate tracks then LAYER THEM IN TO YOUR FINAL PRODUCT IF YOU R ON A REALLY TIGHT BUDGET! YOU STILL GET AMAZING AWARD WINNING PRE-AMPS AS IN OTHER SCARLETT'S BY FOCUSRITE & IT IS BOTH WINDOWS & MAC COMPATIBLE SO YOU CAN USE THIS AMAZING DEVICE ON WHATEVER PLATFORM YOU PREFER! IT HAS AT LEAST 2 INS (THAT U CAN ONLY USE 1 OF THEM AT A TIME HENCE THE NAME SOLO, BUT YOU GET THE HEADPHONE OUT & MONITOR OPTION, AND AN INSTRUMENT IN & AN XLR MIC CABLE IN/ XLR IN FOR XLR INSTRUMENTS TOO OBVIOUSLY , plus you get tons of great VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTS & DAW SOFTWARE PLUG-INNS THAT COST WAY MORE THAN THE ASKING PRICE OF THIS DEVICE ALONE INCLUDING THE scarlett focusrite suite SOFTWARE TOO! all TOGETHER THIS IS A MUSICIAN'S DREAM AUDIO INTERFACE FOR BEGINNERS TO PRO'S ON A TIGHT BUDGET LOOKING FOR THE BEST RECORDING EXPERINCE YOU CAN HAVE VS. A CHEAPO OVER-PRICED M-AUDIO THAT BECOMES OBSOLETE WITHIN LESS THAN A YEAR IF YOU ARE USING LATEST VERSIONS OF ANY PRO TOOLS (INCLUDING HD VERSIONS TOO), AND ANY dAW SOFTWARE FOR THAT MATTER! tHE SCARLETT IS COMPATIBLE WITH ALL DAWS OUT THERE ON THE MARKET BC THIS IS A LATE 2014 (LABELED AS A 2015 MODEL AUDIO INTERFACE)! pLUS YOU CAN EASILY UPGRADE TO THE BIGGER BROTHER SCARLETT LINE OF AUDIO INTERFACES BY FOCUSRITE WHEN YOU GET THE MONEY IF YOU ARE ON A TIGHT BUDGET! I HAVE BOTH AN 18I20 SCARLETT RACKMOUNT VERSION AUDIO INTERFACE & THE SCARLETT SOLO TO USE ON THE ROAD & I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT THE SOUND OUTPUT QUALITY YOU GET BY THE SOLO IS 99.9% INDISTINGUISHABLE paired up in a side by side comparison TO 18I20 RACKMOUNT VERSION IF LISTEN TO THEM BY TRAINED EARS YOU CAN'T REALLY TELL WHICH ONE IS WHICH, & THAT IS AN A+ IN MY BOOKS IF YOU ASKED ME! GET THIS AUDIO INTERFACE NOW because whether you are beginner-PRO on a tight budget or a beginner with recording this is a high end top of the line quality piece of machine that is built like a TANK & will Not disappoint any level of musician with recording into any daw with this audio interface! BEST BANG FOR YOUR $ you can get on the market right now IMHO & this is coming from an avid certified PRO-TOOLS Audio Engineer!!! Really Impressed with this Focusrite Scarlett Solo usb audio interface! 5.5/5 stars!

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Pretty Sweet Little Box

By Kasra

from Colorado

Site Member

Comments about Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface:

Pretty Sweet Little Box,Looks good Latency is pretty good Drivers are kinda Sketchy if you are an AMD User , The unit that I got few days ago when you plug in the headphones you hear the sound from speakers and headphones at the same time (basically Headphones wont disable the speakers) which is dumb. I tried all the Drivers they have on focusrite website and no luck and no way around it. read on amazon reviews people are having the same issue . I'm Going To GC for a new Unit ,I will update and correct the stars if that was just one bad apple .

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

no complaints

By Samantha

from Austin, Tx

Comments about Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface:

This product does what its supposed to. It's easy to use, lightweight and simple.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Awesome... till it broke.

By Alex

from Protem MO

Comments about Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface:

Bought my Scarlett Solo 2 weeks ago, and the pre-amps just died. It was a GREAT little recorder for the time being... I heard through the grapevine that the pre amps die out often on these. I still give it 3 stars for the fact that while it worked, it was awesome.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Just bought this at a physical guitar center

By Mike

from Portland, OR

Pros

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    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

      Comments about Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface:

      Seriously, I have followed all steps over and over and over and over. Nothing I can do can get this to work. The lights wont even come on. I am very PC literate and internet savvy. This thing is utter garbage. What a waste of my time!

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