Focusrite 2i2 Audio Interface
The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 of the second generation is an USB 2.0 audio interface with 2 In- and Outputs. Both Inputs are XLR or 6.35mm Jack combo and can be used as mic-, line- or instrument-Inputs. The Outputs are split into one headphone- and a monitor-Output. Among all USB audio interfaces the Scarlett 2i2 is very popular with live musicians because it combines simple operation with a wide compatibility and a ultra low latency which is important for precise audio recordings with a microphone or an instrument. Moreover it offers an excellent soundquality for audio recordings which can be made in studioquality even when you are on the way.
This USB audio interface connects to your computer via one USB cable (included) and you can start recording just by plugging in two microphones or instruments immediately via the included software bundle of Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack and Ableton Live Lite. However the Scarlett 2i2 is compatible with all major DAWs, on Mac and PC.
Two 1/4″ balanced jack outputs allow you to connect to professional studio monitors should you wish, so you can encircle yourself with sound. New metal gain controls and a slender red metal housing help this audio interface in its versatility and road worthiness. Now operating at sample rates up to 192 kHz, the latest Scarlett mic preamps feature an even gain structure, so you can accurately set your levels. The instrument input has even been redesigned to handle hot guitar pick-ups.
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 mkII overview:
- 2 XLR/6,35mm Jack mic-/line-/instrument-Input
- 2 Scarlett microphone-preamps
- switchable phantompower
- 6,35mm Jack headphone-Output
- 6,35mm Jack L/R monitor-Output
- Latencyfree monitoring
- Red 2 & 3 Plug-in Suite
- Softube „Time & Tone“-bundle
- Pro Tools First, Ableton Live Lite
- 2 GB Loopmasters Sounds and Samples
- Novation Bass Station VST- and AU-Plug-in-Synthesizer
- USB cable
- PC: Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10
- Mac: OSX 10.10 / 10.11
- Compatible with every DAW