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Our Easiest Way To Start Recording

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Scarlett Solo

Our Easiest Way To Start Recording

✔ One natural-sounding Scarlett mic preamp with plenty of even gain
 

✔ One instrument input, designed to handle seriously hot pickups

✔ Class-leading conversion and sample rates up to 192kHz/24-bit
 

✔ Super-low latency for using your plug-ins in real time without the need for DSP

Ideal for Singer Songwriters

RECORD STUDIO QUALITY MUSIC

IDEAL FOR SINGER-SONGWRITERS AND GUITAR PLAYERS

Scarlett Solo is our simplest and most compact interface. It's ideal for singer-songwriters and guitar players looking for the easiest way to record studio-quality music onto Mac® or PC. Take it anywhere, connect and power by USB, plug a mic and guitar straight in, and immediately start recording with the same sound quality as the rest of the Scarlett range.

Crisp and Clear Conversion

CRISP AND CLEAR CONVERSION

Converting your performance into digital audio and back again is the most important part of the recording process. We’ve been making class-leading converters for over 20 years, and because of this Scarlett is the bestselling USB audio interface range in the world from the number one interface company.

Two year warranty

ENJOY TWO YEARS OF WARRANTY

OUR COMMITMENT TO OUR CUSTOMERS

Wherever you happen to be in the world, you can rely on our two-year warranty if any Focusrite hardware needs repairing or replacing due to a manufacturing fault.

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RECORDING MADE EASY

Connect your microphone to our natural-sounding Scarlett preamp, and plug your guitar straight into the input, both of which record studio-quality audio that sounds just the way you intended. Setting the perfect level couldn’t be easier, thanks to our signature Gain Halos around the gain knobs.

What is Latency?

WHAT IS LATENCY?

Super-low latency lets you record and monitor with software effects in real time. Take a look at this short video to see for yourself how latency can cause problems when recording, and find out what you can do to overcome it.

What's in the Box?

WHAT'S IN THE BOX

START RECORDING TODAY

Scarlett Solo

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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.

Supported Operating Systems

Compatible with Mac 10.10 onwards and Windows 8.1 onwards

Supported Sample Rates

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

Line Inputs

Frequency Response
20 Hz - 20 kHz ± 0.1dB
Dynamic Range
106 dB (A-Weighted)
THD+N
<0.002% (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Maximum input level
+22 dBu
Gain Range
50 dB
Impedance
52k Ω

Phono (RCA) Outputs

Dynamic Range Outputs
106 dB (A-Weighted)
Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS)
+10 dBu
THD+N Outputs
<0.002% (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Impedance (RCA Outputs)
47 Ω

Microphone Inputs

Frequency Response
20 Hz - 20 kHz ± 0.25dB
Dynamic Range
106 dB (A-Weighted)
THD+N
<0.002% (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Noise EIN
< -128 dBu (A-Weighted)
Maximum input level
+4 dBu
Gain Range
50 dB
Impedance
3k Ω

Instrument Inputs

Frequency Response
20 Hz - 20 kHz ± 0.1dB
Dynamic Range
106 dB (A-Weighted)
THD+N
<0.02% (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Maximum input level
+13 dBu
Gain Range
50 dB
Impedance
1M Ω

Headphone Outputs

Dynamic Range
107 dB (A-Weighted)
THD+N
<0.002% (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Maximum Output Level
> +10dBu
Impedance
10 Ω