Scarlett: Never stop creating
Celebrating the heart of Scarlett — its people
Scarlett is known as the interface of the people — Scarlett interfaces have found their way into millions of home and professional studios and have enabled musicians, songwriters, and producers to record, mix and play back audio worldwide. Scarlett is easy to use and is backed by Focusrite’s unparalleled customer experience and know-how — it’s a force to be reckoned with.
What really makes Scarlett a success, though, is the people that use it. We have always believed that we should enable musicians to never stop creating – and we’ve seen our community continue to produce world-class recordings, while never failing to surprise and delight us with the quality and diversity of the music they produce.
Who uses Scarlett, and what do they use it for? The sheer diversity of both the practical uses of the Scarlett range and the people using Scarlett interfaces is incredible. We really want to celebrate our users and share their stories with the wider community, so every week we’ll spotlight a different artist and share their stories, experiences, and tips with you.
The Amazons are a four-piece British rock band signed to Fiction Records, and Island Records in the US. In 2017, Their self-titled debut album, shot straight into the UK Top 10 and was the highest-charting rock debut album in the UK for three years running. Today, as well as having the official walkout song for their hometown club of Reading FC with the track ‘Black Magic’, The Amazons are headlining festivals and selling out tours across the globe.
The Pocket Queen
New Orleans native Taylor Gordon, aka The Pocket Queen, has proven to be a stand-out talent with her hard-hitting edgy drumbeats and smooth rhythms. The Drummer/Producer has produced for — and shared the stage with — some of the biggest names in entertainment including Kehlani, Chris Brown, Beyoncé, and Fifth Harmony. More recently she’s released her debut EP Groove Theory Vol. 1, which is a fusion of musical styles and focuses on self-empowerment and self-love.
Chart-topping group Blossoms have evolved from being hotly tipped upstarts to becoming one of the most beloved and respected acts on the circuit today. Their third studio album, Foolish Loving Spaces, was released in January last year and reached Number One in the UK Album Chart. They have also been nominated for a Brit Award and the Mercury Music Prize.
Producer and multi-genre artist Steel Banglez has always seen music as an emotional journey, capturing the feelings of an artist as key to creating great music. Spending the first half of the 2010s as an underground rap producer, then setting out to conquer the clubs, he teamed up with MIST to produce the anthems ‘Karla’s Back’ and ‘Ain’t the Same’. Steel Banglez’s debut album The Playlist is due for release early 2022, featuring already released tracks Banglez Ting with Giggs and Blama with Tion Wayne and Morrisson.
Popstar Lauran Hibberd has been making a name for herself across the industry with her clever lyrics and catchy melodies. She started her career with folk music, opening Bestival’s main stage aged eighteen. Soon, she was able to head into the studio to record her early tracks, and that’s when everything changed. Lauran’s latest EP Goober follows on from 2019’s Everything Is Dogs and builds upon the distinctive dry wit that the release carved out.
Ayiza is a multi-instrumentalist and producer who was born into a family of music lovers. Starting with guitar, she soon progressed to piano and more, and then moved on to music production as well. “I started producing as a means to not just have a recording of me on the guitar or piano. I was getting into bands and I wanted to show people what I wanted them to do on the bass or on the drums”, her debut EP We Speak of Tides is a fusion of indie, grunge and psychedelic rock – Ayiza’s sound is very much her own.
Guitarist Chris Buck is currently at the top of the iTunes album rock charts with his band Cardinal Black, having been recently voted ‘Best New Guitarist’ and ‘Best Blues Guitarist’ by the readers of Guitarist Magazine. For Chris, making music is all about living in the moment. “The ‘moment’ for me is that moment when you’re creating something, and something takes you off guard. You’re just playing, you’re noodling away and becoming aware that your cheeks are aching because you’ve been smiling for the last forty minutes.”
Glasgow-based band The Snuts formed at school, but it wasn’t until 2016 that they started releasing demo recordings whilst playing local support gigs. In April 2021, they released their debut album W.L., which became a UK Number One. The Snuts are passionate about making music and being able to just get on with what is crucial to their workflow, “When we’re playing live, it’s that connection and communication you have with an audience. It’s why you do it, it’s what keeps you coming back."
Thanks to all the millions of people who have made Scarlett what it is today, the Scarlett range has taken the world by storm — and helped more musicians share their music in studio quality than any other interface in history.