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SCARLETT2I2MK3

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The most popular audio interface for artists across all genres, the third-generation Scarlett 2i2 provides two mic/line/instrument inputs allowing simultaneous recording and playback of up to two channels with independently controllable headphone and monitor outputs.

The 2i2 features two upgraded third-generation Scarlett mic preamps: with optional Air setting to reproduce the Air effect of Focusrites original ISA mic preamp, giving your vocal and acoustic recordings a brighter and more open sound.

Equipped with high performance 24-bit/192kHz AD-DA converters, Scarlett guarantees the same professional sound quality throughout the third-generation range.

The high impedance, high-headroom instrument inputs allow you to record guitar or bass - without any clipping or unwanted distortion, while Gain Halo metering makes it easy for you to set the input level.

Scarlett 2i2 is designed to stand up to days on the road, and connects straight to your Mac[reg] or PC via USB cable, with no external power required. It comes with all the software tools you need to get started, including two comprehensive digital audio workstations: Ableton[reg] Live Lite[trade] and Pro Tools[reg] First Focusrite Creative Pack. Intuitive enough for beginners yet advanced enough to inspire real creativity with great-sounding effects.

And as with all Focusrite products, you'll also benefit from a two-year warranty, award-winning customer support and membership of their Plug-in Collective offering free software downloads and generous discounts.

Key Features

  • Two of the best performing mic preamps the Scarlett range has ever seen, now with switchable Air mode to give your recordings a brighter and more open sound
  • Two high-headroom instrument inputs to plug in your guitar or bass
  • Two balanced line inputs, suitable for connecting line-level sources
  • High-performance converters enable you to record and mix at up to 24-bit/192kHz
  • With the Quick Start tool, it's now easier than ever to get up and running

Included Software
• Ableton Live Lite music making software
• Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack
• Free 3-month Splice Sounds subscription with new Splice accounts
• Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-In Suite
• A choice of 1 of 4 XLN Audio Addictive Keys virtual instruments
• Softube Time & Tone Bundle
• Access to the Focusrite Plug-in Collective

What's in the box
- Scarlett 2i2 3rd Gen.
- 1 x USB cable (Type C-A)

Specifications
Connectivity: USB Type-C
Protocol: USB 2.0
Form Factor: Desktop
Simultaneous I/O: 2 x 2
A/D Resolution: 24-bit/192 kHz
Number of Preamps: 2
Phantom Power: YES
Instrument Inputs: 2
Line Inputs: 2
Analogue Outputs: 2
Headphone Outputs: 1
Bus Powered: YES

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Closest StoreOshawa, Ontario
I got it on sale so it was pretty worth it. I've used it to record drum recordings. I've had it for about a year and there hasn't been any problems with it.
Posted by Jake on May 13, 2020
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Closest StorePort Coquitlam, British Columbia
This is an excellent choice for starting out with. I was debating between this and the PreSonus Studio 24C. I came across a post from Rec****.com that sealed the deal for me, he went over the pros can cons of each. This comes with Ableton Live, which I've been using the trial for a few weeks, so I decided bite the bullet and get this and a pair of Shure SRH240A Headphones. Now I can hear the distinct differences in pans and frequencies. Design is solid, Vol buttons are a little close but still usable, buttons click nice and TRS snaps in with satisfaction. Looking forward to seeing how this holds up.
Posted by The Soul Wizard on Apr 28, 2020
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Closest StoreSt. Catharines, Ontario
Great small unit, with outputs for powered monitors.
Posted by Dave on Mar 30, 2020
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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
I just upgraded yesterday from a Tascam us122MkII which I had for years. I was up and running in minutes (on a Mac, don't know about PC). Acoustic guitar is crip and brilliant, I haven't done vocals yet. Even when recording into a complex project there is no noticeable latency at all. Same with electric guitar using heavy effects and amp sims in Logic. No need for direct monitoring workaround. This sets up easily and works perfectly.
Posted by anonymous on Jan 29, 2020
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Closest StoreVictoria, British Columbia
big improvement over the gen 2 model. wider,clearer,more punch. I noticed a big improvement rite away. the volume knobs on these units are a bit close to the headphone jack and headphone volume making it a tight squeeze but all of them have been like that. all and all a good purchase
Posted by Dan on Jan 27, 2020
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Closest StoreOrleans, Ontario
This works OK but has a high latency over USB... When Monitoring Soft Synths from Computer over USB through this Focusrite I/O, The Delay is too vast to play comfortably... The Claim of zero latency will only apply if you are using the Direct monitor time shift feature to make the input track line up with the monitored track.... Unfortunately, time shifting only works during recording and playing virtual instruments still have a latency even with the smallest buffers.
Posted by Laurie Curry on Oct 16, 2019
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