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Focusrite Scarlett Solo (2nd Generation) USB Audio Interface

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Our best choice audio interface for the singer/songwriter who needs to record professional quality vocals and guitar. Take it anywhere, plug in your mic and instrument, and immediately record crystal clear studio-quality audio. All Scarlett interfaces now come with OVER $1,000 in free software. And with recent additions like Addictive Keys by XLN, ...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Our best choice audio interface for the singer/songwriter who needs to record professional quality vocals and guitar. Take it anywhere, plug in your mic and instrument, and immediately record crystal clear studio-quality audio.

All Scarlett interfaces now come with OVER $1,000 in free software. And with recent additions like Addictive Keys by XLN, alongside monthly additions from the plug-in collective, customers get more than just the bestselling USB interface.

Focusrite continues to add value to their products, long after the purchase is complete, by bringing monthly plug-in deals to customers through the Focusrite Plug-In Collective. Each month registered owners of Focusrite products will receive an exclusive code via email to unlock a free or discounted plug-in from the world’s leading plug-in companies. See the rebate PDF on this page for details on this month’s plug-in from Focusrite.

Features

  • One natural-sounding Scarlett mic preamp with plenty of even gain.
  • One newly designed instrument input, designed to handle seriously hot pick-ups
  • Class-leading conversion and sample rates up to 192kHz / 24 bit
  • Super-low latency* for using your plug-ins in real time without the need for DSP
  • One headphones output with gain control
  • Stereo line outputs on RCA phono for connecting to home speakers
  • Compact and tough enough to take anywhere
  • Powered by USB so you don’t need to carry a power cable
  • Includes Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack and Ableton Live Lite
  • All the additional software and loops you need to start recording
  • Red 2 & 3 Plug-In Suite, Softube Time & Tone Bundle, and 2GB of Loopmasters Samples are included as a free download
  • Focusrite offers a 2-year manufacturer's warranty
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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 (2nd Generation) USB Audio Interface
 
3.9

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (12)
  • Compact (11)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Easy to use (6)

Cons

  • Limited functions (4)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (12)
  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Professional recording (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent!!

This has got to be my favorite piece of gear in the world. I don't often go write reviews unless I have a problem with something, but I felt I needed to give a...Read complete review

This has got to be my favorite piece of gear in the world. I don't often go write reviews unless I have a problem with something, but I felt I needed to give a standing ovation to the folks over at Focusrite for this one. This thing handles low end like a champ, and is as clear as a bell. If you choose not to use Ableton as your main DAW, you may experience some difficulty getting everything going for the first time, but a couple minutes of tinkering will get you on your feet and it will be 100% worth your time. I've used some of the larger Scarlett interfaces in the past, and there is literally no difference in quality of sound between this and some of the larger, more expensive models. I recommend this interface a thousand times over.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Terrible Software

I will update this review later.

For now, the software is some of the worst I have ever come across, and I am not a computer novice. It took over...Read complete review

I will update this review later.

For now, the software is some of the worst I have ever come across, and I am not a computer novice. It took over an hour to download over fiber. Anyone still on dialup or DSL would probably be in the grave before the download completed. Come on Focusrite, include a CD. And an owners manual too.

Owners manual does not cover installation accurately. In fact, it calls for downloading a driver for Windows 10 while the website states no driver is needed? What gives? Are my expectations too high? Then, once it is finally kind of sort of running, it takes about 5 minutes to validate that you are who you are to allow you to try to record something. Why do we need an ILock account to use supposedly free software?

I'll let you all know how it sounds when I actually record something. Pro Tools First has now crashed 3 times in a row when I try to begin a new project. Wintel Core I7 laptop with a 250 gig SSD and a TB data drive. That should be enough horsepower I would think...

It's been 3 hours. Calling it a day. If this isn't functional in the morning it will be returned.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent!!

By Josh the Narwhal

from Connecticut

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

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

    This has got to be my favorite piece of gear in the world. I don't often go write reviews unless I have a problem with something, but I felt I needed to give a standing ovation to the folks over at Focusrite for this one. This thing handles low end like a champ, and is as clear as a bell. If you choose not to use Ableton as your main DAW, you may experience some difficulty getting everything going for the first time, but a couple minutes of tinkering will get you on your feet and it will be 100% worth your time. I've used some of the larger Scarlett interfaces in the past, and there is literally no difference in quality of sound between this and some of the larger, more expensive models. I recommend this interface a thousand times over.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great product, HOWEVER!!!!!...

    By DudeBro

    from Manlius, ny

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ

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

      Now that I have it working, I'm very happy with this interface. That being said, there are some things I want everyone to know so they don't have the same problems as I did.

      I was under the impression that all I had to do was install the drivers and get started. It took me 2 days of troubleshooting to figure out that I needed to register my product online on the focusrite site for the driver's to function properly. Make sure you register yours before you start so you don't waste time like i did!

      Great interface for beginning producers.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great interface

      By Daniel

      from undisclosed

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      Verified Buyer

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

      It's a great interface. Be aware that if you're going to use it with the Shure SM7B, you need a Cloudlifter!

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Bargain!

      By Seth Easton

      from WV, USA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact

      Cons

      • Limited Functions

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

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

      I got this for my portable studio setup for the road away from my home studio. Took me a while to find USB 3.0 drivers for this. The focusrite website doesn't exact;y make it easy to find. You have to Google "scarlett solo 2nd gen USB 3.0 driver" and download the Focusrite USB ASIO driver. In any case, once I got it working, it sounded pretty good with Samplitude and Guitar Rig. It's nice that it has 48v phantom power for mics and a dedicated instrument input, plus line outputs for connecting to monitors or whatever. No MIDI in/out, but that's ok. Controls feel pretty solid and the case is pretty attractive. I'd say this is a bargain given the sound quality and price point.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      More than I thought it'd do for the price

      By Chris Chin

      from Fairfax, VA

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

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

        I was looking for an affordable audio interface that'd work as an external sound card and this does the trick. It may take a little troubleshooting (as it did for me) getting it to work with whatever DAW you're using, but once you download the driver and get the audio preferences just right in your software it's good to go. I spent the better part of an hour trying to figure out why it was only recording one side, not stereo, so when I played back it only play on my right headphone. Each input, the mic and guitar line, are a separate track in the stereo mix so you have to specify on the track your recording that you want to record mono on either/or. Once I figured that out, I realized you could also set up 2 tracks in your DAW, one to record the mic and one the guitar line, so you can record 2 separate tracks at the same time, kind of cool. I currently use Sonar X3, Reason and FL Studio. Before I couldn't switch between programs very easily without my sound card pooping out, but the Scarlett allows me to work simultaneously between programs flawlessly.

        (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        YES, A great product.

        By Barbara

        from Albuquerque, NM

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

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

          Great Product

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Liking the solo

          By Mikevo

          from Lake Forest

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

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

            I have it paired with a Sennheiser 416 and it sounds great.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great sound, Easy setup for Mac

            By ChatAttak

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

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

              Sounds great! Nice, clean audio. Unfortunately I couldn't download the bundled software because it wouldn't allow me to register the product on the Focusrite site. That makes it lose a star for me, otherwise great piece!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome!

              By Thiago

              from undisclosed

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

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

              Awesome!

              (1 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Will Never Get to Use It

              By Donald Rufus

              from Mexico City, Mexico

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Download Website Crash/Zero Customer Support

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording

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

              It's a neat product, but the software cannot be downloaded since the website has crashed and no effort is being made to fix it! I will be returning and purchasing something that preferably works.

              (1 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Decent Little Interface

              By lostonpolk

              from San Francisco, CA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Limited Functions
              • Won't Work with PC Speakers

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

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

              Fine for connecting my Sennheiser mic to my PC, but not much else.

               
              5.0

              Customer Support is Awesome!

              By Kat

              from Portsmouth, NH

              About Me Novice

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

              This is a great product for audiobook narration, and the customer support is excellent.
              Katherine Mayfield
              Author of Stand Your Ground: How to Cope with a Dysfunctional Family

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Worthless and does nothing

              By Steve

              from Yelm, WA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Doesn't work at all
                • Pricey / Poor Value
                • Unreliable

                Best Uses

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

                  This item doesn't work at all. It is not plug and play as advertised. I do not have time to return it so I guess I will just lose the money I paid for it.

                   
                  5.0

                  Is Good

                  By Armando

                  from undisclosed

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

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

                  It¨s good it¨s easy

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Interface To Connect Up All Your Equipment

                  By GARY

                  from undisclosed

                  Verified Buyer

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

                  Great USB interface and sound card quality. Handles everything for single guitar and vocal user to perform on stage (or home recording studio) using guitar amp or plugged direct to solo and using only powered speakers or Solo head phones. Great interface to Garage Band or any other USB interface. Easy to install and learn.

                   
                  2.0

                  Terrible Software

                  By WillyB

                  from Oregon

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Home Studio

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

                      I will update this review later.

                      For now, the software is some of the worst I have ever come across, and I am not a computer novice. It took over an hour to download over fiber. Anyone still on dialup or DSL would probably be in the grave before the download completed. Come on Focusrite, include a CD. And an owners manual too.

                      Owners manual does not cover installation accurately. In fact, it calls for downloading a driver for Windows 10 while the website states no driver is needed? What gives? Are my expectations too high? Then, once it is finally kind of sort of running, it takes about 5 minutes to validate that you are who you are to allow you to try to record something. Why do we need an ILock account to use supposedly free software?

                      I'll let you all know how it sounds when I actually record something. Pro Tools First has now crashed 3 times in a row when I try to begin a new project. Wintel Core I7 laptop with a 250 gig SSD and a TB data drive. That should be enough horsepower I would think...

                      It's been 3 hours. Calling it a day. If this isn't functional in the morning it will be returned.

                       
                      5.0

                      Very good

                      By Hernan

                      from undisclosed

                      Verified Buyer

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

                      Works great

                       
                      5.0

                      I recommend

                      By Matheus

                      from undisclosed

                      Verified Buyer

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

                      Good

                       
                      5.0

                      Solid!

                      By Robert

                      from undisclosed

                      Verified Buyer

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

                      Haven't recorded with it yet because I bought it mainly for listening to music through my monitoring speakers but I did install the software it came with and setup was very easy.

                       
                      5.0

                      New iMac? Get this one.

                      By JASON

                      from undisclosed

                      Verified Buyer

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

                      This works great on a new iMac with High Sierra and believe me, you can't say that about a LOT of others! Well worth the money.

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