Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 3rd Gen

2-Channel USB2.0 audio interface with USB-C connection

  • 24-Bit / 192 kHz
  • 2 Scarlett microphone preamps
  • Phantom power +48 V
  • Switchable air function
  • 2 Mic / instrument / line inputs: XLR / 6.3 mm jack combo balanced
  • 2 Line outputs: 6.3 mm jack balanced
  • Stereo headphone output: 6.3 mm jack
  • USB-C connection
  • For PC / Mac
  • USB bus-powered
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 175 x 47.5 x 98.8 mm
  • Weight: 0.47 kg
  • Includes USB cable (Type C to A) and Ableton Live Lite, Pro Tools First, Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite, Softube Time & Tone Bundle and a software tool of 4 XLN Audio Addictive Keys of your choice

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 98,8 mm
Height in mm 47,5 mm

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born to be root, 20.04.2020
I bought this device because its predecessor had a pretty good reputation in the linux world. While the 2i2 2nd Gen seemes to have worked right out of the box under linux operating systems, this is no longer the case with the 3rd generation. One can get it working, though.

The problem is that the 2i2 3rd gen ships in mass storage mode. So when you plug it into your computer the first time, it appears like a usb drive and is not usable as a soundcard. It needs to be set into its operational mode before you can actually use it, which is done using Focusrite's control software. But sadly the software is only available for windows and mac. So I had to go to my parents place, plug my scarlett into their old windows pc and download the necessary software from Focusrite, which then performed a firmware update on the device and set it into "sound card mode". After the firmware update the scarlett worked without further configuration on my Arch Linux laptop.

I don't know if there are other ways to set the device into operation mode, so if you don't have access to a windows or mac computer, I would advise against buying this audio interface.

Although, when you got it working, it seems to be a pretty good audio interface and i had no problems so far. Nice sound, very low background noise, good latencies, and I like the direct monitoring feature. I really don't need the 'Air' feature, but that might just be a matter of taste.
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Denis Ledenev, 28.03.2021
The sound card is made of very high quality, which hardly anyone would argue about.
I had to work with her many times in the recording studio, and I was always happy with the result. This sound card is suitable for both music writing and voice recording.

Very user-friendly and stylish interface. The LED lights look really cool.
A reliable metal case will help you keep your sound interface for a long time, I personally made sure of its strength several times :)

If you really value good quality, then this sound card in this price segment will be the best choice for a musician.

Perfectly writes sound from all inputs (Line / Instr.) Very pleased with the headphone switching engine, either only the sound from the computer, or also the sound of the recorded instrument. It is also very convenient that the channel overload indicators are located in the body, it is convenient to adjust the microphone sensitivity. Of course, phantom power is pleasant (it is still not available on all audio cards). The assembly and appearance are completely beyond praise. Very robust aluminum body, and precisely fitted parts. In general, the view is very presentable and "expensive". A wonderful device that is firmly fixed on the desktop
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Time to create some music
CrackTail, 25.11.2020
So you wanted to start creating your music or record some instruments. Well good for you because this red brick can do just that and more.
Great input, Great protection, doesn't break just like nokia3310, the design is very nice, the box is smaller than my phone and i can share my awful taste of music now to even 1 more person.
After full day of recording and trying to sound like the bands i listen to, i actually make a good song and go to sleep, happy to progress further tomorrow. Well tomorrow comes and i realize how bad everything sounds. I try to mix everything perfectly only to now sound like from some cave underground homeless guy playing with a flute in my nose.
10/10 would throw this brick at my neighbour's window again
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Great price for what it can do
Bunny Power, 24.04.2021
It's no wonder that the scarlett 2i2 3rd gen has become one of the most popular options for low budget content creators today.
for its humble price not only does it pack more pre-amp power then the competitos withinin the pricerange, it offers great functionality aswell.
with the mono and stereo hardware monitor built at the front, you can easily adjust your own volumes
and with the combojacks at the front u can easily plug in 2 mics or two instruments to get going with some crazy sound effects!
i was afraid because of the image here on thomann because i thought it looked like the hull was made out of plastic and the whole thing looked a bit flimsy... well its not
when u get this thing home youll see it has a darker red colour and is made of metal/aluminium and doesnt look at all like a plastic toy
i recomend this product 4/5 stars
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