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The essential audio interface.

Scarlett 2i2

The essential audio interface.

Scarlett has gone platinum. Sitting on the desks of a huge global community of musicians, producers and home-recordists, the iconic 2i2 has already helped make more records than any other interface in history. And with the 3rd Generation, you’re going to sound better than ever.

  •  Two of the best performing Scarlett mic preamps the range has ever heard – now with Air – for miking up guitars or recording vocals

 

  •  Two high headroom instrument inputs, for plugging your guitar or bass straight in
  •  High-performance converters, allowing you to record, mix and play back audio in studio quality, anywhere

 

  •  Quick Start tool, making it easier than ever to get up and running
Your music, write away

Your music, write away

Scarlett’s best-selling interface – millions of musicians use 2i2 to write and record every day. Featuring natural sounding 3rd Gen mic preamps, and Air, emulating our original ISA preamps, 2i2 is getting musicians the most from their mics everywhere, all the time. It’s like writing in a studio.

The best sounding, easily

The best sounding, easily

Getting studio quality recordings at home has never been easier. Quick Start gets you set up, recording and playing back within minutes. Our mic preamps, high-headroom instrument inputs and now-iconic Gain Halos mean the science of sounding great is sorted. We’ve worried about the tech, you can focus on the music.

Your recording is 30 years in the making

Your recording is 30 years in the making

We’ve been making mic preamps for 30 years, and the 3rd Gen mic pre is the best Scarlett has ever heard. The 24-bit/192kHz converters give your recordings clarity and detail. Air mode breathes life into vocals, adding unique high-end detail. Our decades of experience mean Scarlett sounds just like you.

Our technology is sound

OUR TECHNOLOGY IS SOUND

Incredibly reliable, Focusrite hardware won’t let you down. If, however, you come across a problem you can rely on our global support team and your two-year warranty to get it sorted. Sound.

“High performing interfaces at a very reasonable price.”

 

 

 

"Unreal sound, zero latency, super-cool software and an elegant look... No matter how complete your home studio or live rig is, it probably has a place for this."


 

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All the tools you need to start recording right, now

Your 2i2 interface comes with a whole range of recording software, sounds and plug-ins to choose from:

Avid® Pro Tools® | First Focusrite Creative Pack: hundreds of virtual instrument sounds, 500MB of loops, and great-sounding effects

Ableton® Live Lite™: industry-leading music-making software

Three Month Splice Sounds Subscription: Get access to millions of high-quality, royalty-free one-shots, loops, and presets, with new releases daily

XLN Audio Addictive Keys: choose one of four inspiring virtual keyboard instruments

Softube Time and Tone Bundle: three of Softube's world class reverb, delay and distortion plug-ins, and an an easy-to-use mastering tool

Focusrite Red Plug-in Suite: accurately models our classic Red 2 equaliser and Red 3 compressor

Focusrite Plug-in Collective: receive free versions of the most innovative software, as well as benefiting from discounts

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Plug-in Collective, for a lasting connection

When you buy any Focusrite hardware you gain access to the most innovative music software brands on the market. Plug-in Collective keeps you up to date on the latest tools, offering you new free downloads every couple of months, along with generous discounts. Let’s stay together.

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Specifications in detail

We always quote 'real world' performance figures (measured to the AES17 standard). Some companies choose to quote chipset performance, which is misleading, and here's why.

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Supported Sample Rates

44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz

Microphone Inputs

Frequency Response
20Hz - 20kHz ± 0.1dB
Dynamic Range
111dB (A-weighted)
THD+N
<0.0012% 
Noise EIN
-128dB (A-weighted)
Maximum Input Level
9dBu (at minimum gain)
Gain Range
56dB
Impedance
3kΩ

Line Inputs

Frequency Response
20Hz - 20kHz ± 0.1dB
Dynamic Range
110.5dB (A-weighted)
THD+N
<0.002%
Maximum Input Level
22dBu (at minimum gain)
Gain Range
56dB
Impedance
60kΩ

Instrument Inputs

Frequency Response
20Hz - 20kHz ± 0.1dB
Dynamic Range
110dB (A-weighted)
THD+N
<0.03%
Maximum Input Level
12.5dBu (at minimum gain)
Gain Range
56dB
Impedance
1.5MΩ

Line/Monitor Outputs

Dynamic Range (Line Outputs)
108dB
THD+N
<0.002%
Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS)
15.5dBu 
Impedance
430Ω

Headphone Outputs

Dynamic Range
104dB (A-weighted)
THD+N
<0.002%
Maximum Output Level
7dBu
Impedance
<1Ω