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Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 - 2in 2 out USB2.0 audio interface - Discontinued

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Focusrite Scarlett 2i2

  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
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Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 - 2in 2out USB 2.0 Audio Interface

The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 is a compact, two channel USB entry level or portable audio interface. Being strightforward to use, robust in its build quality and featuring Focsrite's award winning pre-amps, the Scarlett is an ideal choice for those looking for an introduction to computer based recording. With Focusrite's Scarlett plug-in suite included, a package featuring a variety of VST, AU, RTAS effects, and shipping with Ableton Live Lite, the Scarlett 2i2 is the ideal starting point to begin recording. 

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Features 

Easy Connectivity
The front panel, high quality combo XLR/TRS input can be used to connect line and instrument level signals as well as microphones. +48v phantom power means your favourite condenser mics or devices requiring phantom power can be used. This makes it perfect for recording hardware synthesizers or stage pianos, while having the flexibility to switch to an acoustic guitar or vocalist.

Visual Monitor Your Levels
Unique halo input indicators let you know that you’ve got a good signal level for recording. Red means that your signal is clipping, and that you should reduce the gain. The halo will momentarily turn amber as the level returns to a healthy level, at which point it will turn back to green.

Flexible monitoring options
A large monitor dial provides a tactile control for the volume of your speakers, whilst a high quality headphone amp provides a clean yet loud signal to headphones connected to the front panel socket. The direct monitor switch routes audio directly from the inputs to both the headphone and speaker outputs. This allows you to monitor the incoming signal with zero-latency.

High Quality Mic Preamps
Scarlett 2i2 features two high quality award-winning Focusrite mic pres. With more than 25 years of experience in designing analogue equipment, Focusrite produce the best mic preamps in the industry. The preamps found in the Scarlett 2i2 are no exception to this, and share the same design as those found in our flagship interfaces: Saffire PRO 40 and Liquid Saffire 56.

Excellent Digital Performance
With 24-bit resolution at sample rates of up to 96 KHz, the digital conversion in the Scarlett 2i2 is of very high quality meaning that every note and every subtle detail is captured with great clarity.

Rugged Metal Unibody Case
The stylish red anodised aluminium unibody chassis ensures that your Scarlett 2i2 can withstand the harsh environment of the road. It also makes Scarlett 2i2 the most beautiful interface around.

Truly Portable Interface
Scarlett 2i2 is very light and compact making it easy to fit in a laptop bag. It’s also bus powered meaning that you don’t need an additional power supply. Simply plug in to your computer and hit record!

Included Software – DAW and Effects
Inside the box you’ll find Ableton Live Lite 8, as well as Focusrite’s Scarlett plug-in suite. Compatible with all major DAWs, Scarlett plug-in suite provides EQ, Compression, Gate and Reverb – essential tools for polishing your mix.

Unique LED Gain Halos
The gain halos which surround the gain knob for each input provides an easy way to know that the signal you’re recording is the right level. It will show green when the signal is at a good level (above -24dBFS). If it turns to red, you know that the signal is too loud and is therefore clipping – if this happens, simply reduce the gain until the halo returns to green.

Direct Monitor Function
Flick the direct monitor switch on the front panel of your 2i2 and you will hear what you’re recording through your speakers or headphones, without the signal having to go through your computer. This avoids the possibility of latency, which can be distracting when recording.

Mac OSX Lion Ready
Scarlett 2i2 has been fully tested with Mac OSX 10.7, Lion. So you can rest assured that your brand new Mac and Scarlett 2i2 will run together perfectly!

Softube Time and Tone Bundle is a unique plug-in pack (valued at $198) which includes three of Softube’s world class plug-ins: TSAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay and Saturation Knob.

Add space, depth and width to your sound—TSAR-1R is a reverb plug-in with world class sound and extreme ease of use. With a single slider, you can take TSAR-1R from realistic and three-dimensional rooms to dramatic and dreamlike halls.

Tube Delay
A tasty echo effect that can go from clean to rude by overdriving its three modeled tube stages. Create anything from realistic room echoes to rockabilly style slapbacks—or take it all the way into dub reggae echo madness.

Saturation Knob
Add grit and warmth to any sound source with this modeled output distortion unit. Use it to fatten up bass lines, add some harmonics and shimmer to vocals, or simply destroy your drum loop. Simply turn up the knob to add saturation, and use the three-position switch to alter the distortion character.

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Specifications

Front panel

  • 2 line/mic/instrument combination inputs – high quality XLR/¼” TRS Jack Combo
  • 2 Line/Instrument switches
  • 2 Gain knobs
  • 2 Gain halo signal indicators
  • 48V Phantom power switch
  • Direct monitor switch
  • Large monitor level dial
  • USB Connection LED indicator
  • Headphone output - ¼” TRS Jack
  • Headphone level knob

Rear panel

  • 2 balanced monitor outputs – ¼” TRS Jack
  • USB 2.0 Port
  • Kensington Lock slot

Included software

  • Ableton Live Lite 8
  • Focusrite Scarlett plug-in suite

Analogue Input Performance


  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1 dB
  • THD+N: < 0.002% (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Equivalent Input Noise (EIN): < -120dB: measured at 55dB of gain with 150Ω termination (20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Gain Range: +10dB to +55dB
  • Max Input Level: -3dBu


  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dB
  • THD+N: < 0.002% (measured with -1dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Noise: -90 dBu (22 Hz/22KHz bandpass filter)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: > 100dB
  • Gain Range: -10dB to +35dB
  • Max Input Level: +20dBu


  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dB
  • THD+N: 0.005% (measured with -8dBu input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Noise: -87dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Gain Range: +10dB to +55dB
  • Max Input Level: -3dBu

Analogue Output Performance

  • Nominal Output Level: 0dBFS = 10dBu, balanced
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2dB
  • THD+N: < 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter, un-weighted)
  • Output Impedance: < 10Ω
  • Power Output into 150Ω: 15mW
  • Power Output into 50Ω: 30mW

Digital Performance

  • Clock sources: Internal clock only
  • A-D Dynamic Range: 105dB 'A-weighted' (all inputs).  Converter chipset A-D dynamic range 114dB
  • D-A Dynamic Range: 104dB 'A-weighted' (all outputs).  Converter chipset D-A dynamic range 114dB
  • Supported sample rates: 44.1 KHz, 48 KHz, 88.2 KHz, 96 KHz


  • Input to Input: Better than 90dB
  • Output to Output: Better than 90dB
  • Input to Output: Better than 85dB

Input Metering

  • Ring LED lit Green: Signal present (-24 dBFS)
  • Ring LED lit Red: Signal overload (0dBFS), peak held for approximately 1 second

Weight and Dimensions

  • Height: 45 mm / 1 ¾ “
  • Width: 175 mm / 7”
  • Depth: 100 mm / 4”
  • Weight: 580 g / 1.3 lbs
Manufacturer Focusrite
GTIN 0133587589580
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