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Studio-quality recording package for your Mac and PC - includes CM25S studio-quality condenser microphone, HP60S studio monitoring headphones, 3 meter XLR mic cable, mic stand clip, and USB cable
Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB audio interface, bus-powered
Focusrite mic preamp and instrument input
Precision 24-bit / 96kHz conversion with 105 dB dynamic range
Everything you need: Cubase LE recording software, 1GB Loopmasters sample content, the Softube Time and Tone Bundle, Novation Bass Station virtual instrument, Focusrite Scarlett Plug-in Suite
Scarlett Solo Studio Pack gives you everything you need to record with legendary Focusrite sound quality on your Mac or PC. It contains a compact metal USB audio interface with an award-winning Focusrite microphone preamp and instrument input, a large diaphragm CM25 condenser microphone, professional closed-back HP60 headphones that block out distracting outside noise to let you focus on recording and mixing your music, and a three-meter microphone cable. It also includes all the software and sounds you need to get started straight away, including Cubase recording software and our Scarlett plug-in suite for mixing your recordings. Simply connect the microphone, plug your instrument into the crystal clear DI/line input and start recording. The exceptional Focusrite preamp, from a range considered by many to be the best in the world, will capture the most stunning vocals possible, while the precision converters transform your live performance into studio-quality digital audio. Compact and tough enough to use anywhere, Scarlett Solo will help you make the best recordings possible. Whenever inspiration strikes, simply plug your instrument straight into the crystal clear DI/line input and start recording. The unique gain halos will stay green when your level is good and turn red if you get too loud. To hear exactly what you're recording without any distracting latency, just flick the direct monitor switch. You won't even need to carry a power supply, because it is all USB powered by your Mac or PC. Welcome to Focusrite's world of high quality music recording, where Sound is Everything.
1 year limited
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It took me a while to get this device set up properly. Technical support was little help, and by the time I got their number, I had figured out the issue on my own. This difficulty wasn't the product's fault - it was mine, for being new to using ASIO. I was still trying to output via my soundcard, while inputting via the interface and the applications were dying in the process.
Once I quit splitting the workload between the devices, everything worked like a charm. I got the latency down to acceptably microscopic. 6ms actual tested return latency at 64 samples in+out @24/96khz (compared to the DAW claimed latency of 2ms).
My current signal chain: Mic -> Trakmaster Pro (hardware compression is vital when recording digitally) -> 2i2 -> PC.
Even when I was recording on directsound drivers, it sounded pretty good - except for the latency. But now the latency is sufficiently small that it's not a major distraction during tracking. There will be people...
Hi, I've had this interface for a few weeks now, and my final rating is basically what everyone else has said: Drivers: Horrible Hardware: Fantastic
I'm am running Pro Tools 10 on a new(ish) HP Pavilion Core i5, with Windows 7 64 bit. Add the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, and if you Google around, you'll find this is a perfect recipe for disaster. Maybe you have a pretty similar set up, and that's why you're reading this. Well I'm here to tell you that although Pro Tools 10 is somewhat buggy on the PC, and although Focusrite's drivers are horrendous, I got everything to run pretty smoothly after 3 or 4 days of errors, intense googling, and even contacting Focusrite. I'm going to give you the steps that I took, and maybe, if you're having the same problems I was, you can make it work, because honestly, we all would love to give this interface a five star rating.
So the drivers installed great, no errors or anything. Plugged everything in, and opened up...
I use this little guy in connection with my DAW and digital piano. I run the piano sounds through balanced cables into the line-in ports for recording, and I also run VST intruments on my DAW that I trigger via USB MIDI from the piano and use this device for digital/audio conversion. I listen through Sennheser HD 595 headhphones plugged in to this and I also have some studio monitors attached using balanced cables.
I purchased this to upgrade from my previous audio interface, the Behringer UF0202. That device worked quite well for this purpose as well but lacked two things: a volume knob, and balanced in/outs. The volume knob thing I could work around, but my current monitors seem susceptible to ground loops (even with a ground lift plug), so I needed to go with balanced cables. I'm glad I did. The balanced cables completely eliminated my noise problems. This was a good purchase. However, I would say to anyone who doesn't need balanced cables and is on a budget that...
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