Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2nd Gen

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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Tobbeeee, 19.01.2019
I use this mainly for electric guitar direct input to simulate amps and cabs. It has good enough latency to be used this way in my opinion.

It does what advertised to do, and it's pretty simple to install and use.

The problem with my device is that suddenly everything freezes and I have to unplug the usb cable from it and plug it back in again to make it work again. It doesn't happen to often so i'm kind of used to it.

The second problem is the sound out of it. It has that certain hiss in the background. It's from the unit itself and not from the inputs or software. It's like the dynamic range of the unit is really low. It's on both monitor and headphones out. Maybe there is something wrong with my device, but i'm using it mainly for guitar so i guess it doesn't bother me too much.

I wouldn't buy this again, because it's not versatile enough for anything else than DI guitar, due to mentioned noisefloor issues.

I'm giving it a rating in between because of the price paid, it's decent. You kinda get what you pay for.
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  • Phantom power: Yes
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  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
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