Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2nd Gen

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USB 2.0 Audio Interface

  • 2 Inputs and 2 outputs
  • 2 Scarlett microphone preamps
  • 24-Bit / 192 kHz
  • USB bus powered
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 4.8 x 17.5 x 11.5 cm
  • Weight: 0.63 kg
  • Pro Tools | First and Ableton Live Lite recording software included

Interface system requirements:

  • Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
  • Mac OSX 10.10 Yosemite and Mac OSX 10.11 El Capitan

Further Information

Recording / Playback Channels 2x2
Number of Mic Inputs 2
Number of Line Inputs 2
Number of Instrument Inputs 2
Number of Line Outs 2
Headphone Outs 1
Phantom power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 0
Number of ADAT Connectors 0
Numer of AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors No
MIDI interface No
Word Clock No
Max. sample rate (kHz) 192 kHz
Max. resolution in bit 24 bit
USB Bus-Powered Yes
Incl. power supply No
USB Version 2.0
Width in mm 175 mm
Depth in mm 115 mm
Height in mm 48 mm

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Great entry level audio interface
Rhyeth, 19.05.2018
The Scarlett 2i2 is perfect for those looking to pick up their first audio interface or if you're in need of a simple, back-to-basics additional interface for whatever reason.

The hardware itself is fairly solid - simple controls, easy to use right out of the box and it looks quite nice. It's got a sleek brushed metal finish and the red really stands out. It feels sturdy enough, though the overall quality of the knobs and switches is a little disappointing. They won't snap off but they do feel a little bit looser than I'd personally like. Given the price though, it's to be expected.

Once the drivers are installed, the 2i2 really shines. Super low latency (though this does depend on the host machine) and no audible hissing or ambient noise through the inputs. It's USB powered so you'll be able to forego using an external power supply, enabling you to save on socket usage for other instruments or devices.

The input gain/trims knobs are pretty nice - the ring around the knob lights up based on the level of the incoming signal, so it's easy to avoid clipping as you'll get some visual feedback if the incoming audio is distorting. The Monitor knob controls both the outgoing volume and the volume of the direct input, should you enable it with the accompanying switch. It's a nice feature to have if you're not routing the signal through anything on the PC and are looking to just get your audio straight from the source to the speakers.

There's two standard balanced outs on the back, left and right channels respectively, along with the USB port for connecting it to your PC/Mac. Unfortunately it doesn't sport any MIDI in/outs but given the price it is somewhat understandable. The Scarlett 2i4 and above does have MIDI in/outs alongside unbalanced inputs, if you're looking for a little more control.


All in all it's a very solid little audio interface which is perfect if you're looking to just run one or two lines into it. You've got the option of outputting to headphones along with the external speakers and both inputs support 1/4" jacks as well as XLR, so it's versatile enough. If you're looking to connect more than just one or two lines, or have multiple outputs, I'd recommend opting for a model that has more ins and outs or perhaps trying something along the Steinberg range.
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Does well for what you pay
Jackfisher, 04.07.2019
I bought this as my first interface, and after using it for six months, I know exactly what I like and what I don't.
First of all, the build quality is great and it is really easy to use, it is a great interface for someone who never used one.
It's just plug and play with USB only, no need for a PSU, which means this thing is technically portable and you can take it with a laptop on the road.
The controls are very intuitive and easy to use. You got an impute mode select between line in when plugging in something like a microphone or an IR, and you got instrument for when plugging in a guitar. Phantom power means you can work with condencer mics.
If you don't have monitors, you can just plug into the headphone jack on the front.
The gain knobs have an LED ring on them to tell you when your signal is clipping, which is again a great feature for noobs.
Some things I didn't like that much was the software that came with it, I installed the version of Pro tools it came with, but just ended up buying a full version of Reaper instead since I don't want to deal with the DRM that comes with Pro tool, so doesn't really matter there.
Another thing is that this is a simple interface, so it relies heavily on your PC, and if you have stuff running in the background, you will get clipping noises under heavy load, so make sure you have the processing power if you want to do something like track with plugings, because you're going to run into latency issues if you don't have the processing power.
I plugged my guitars directly and played with BIAS FX and Amplitube, I plugging in a mic to mic up my cab, I plugged the amp emulated output, all sound good.
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