Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 3rd Gen

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Great for home-studio.
tiagosc, 20.04.2020
I think at this price level, no other system matches the quality of the Focusrite. Simple and effective. Even the latency is decently small (<10ms) with a sufficient buffer size to record/play anything.

Pros:
- Simple controls
- Low latency
- USB C
- Good gain control
Cons:
- No monitor controllability (besides on/off)

Works perfectly with Ableton Live (it comes with Lite if you do not have it already) and some extra plugins. This is a great interface!
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WOW wow wow wow!!! AMAZING gismo!
SMGuitarist, 19.05.2020
As a guitarist who is obsessed with finding the quintessential tones ranging from bluesy, crisp distorted breakups to epic high gain screaming bends, I wanted an audio processor that could do it all without breaking a sweat, handling the hyper-realistic guitar plugins from software like BIAS FX 2. I was skeptical that such I could get such a high quality response, feel and overall incredibly professional-looking product existing at this price range ... I was proved wrong out of the box! What are you waiting for? BUY THIS OR FOREVER LIVE WITH DEEP REGRET OF YOUR FRIENDS' AWESOME NEW SOLO TRACKS USING the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 3rd Gen.
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The best affordable audio interface
Barnimir, 12.05.2020
First, I bought Scarlet Solo 2nd Gen a few years ago, which still works perfectly. But my needs have increased. I wanted to record 2 microphones at the same time, and that is what 2i2 do! It is very sturdy thanks to the metal housing. You can't break it!

I am using it mostly for home recordings, and I've never had any problems with it.

Focusrite PC driver and ASIO plugin work perfectly - there is no latency.

If you want high-quality recordings, Scarlett is the best choice!
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Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 3rd gen
theincredibleme, 30.03.2020
I bought this to record my bass during quaratinte because i couldn't go to the studio anymore .
And my first thaught was " why didn't i buy this 10 years ago" such a revelation to be able to record yourself so clearly , helps me a lot for my techniques ( specially avoiding fretbuz and muting in general) . Also great recording tool and great software that comes with it.
I picked ableton and am very satisfied with it.

so if you consider buying this , stop hesitating.

br,
Matthias
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There's a reason this is so popular
GoWithTheFloat, 30.03.2020
I am amazed at how good this is for the price. The latency is extremely low and it handles both guitar DI and mic wonderfully. Ableton Lite comes with the purchase and absolutely does the trick if you simply want to record a demo or something similiar. For me who likes to record alone in a quick and comfortable way this is as much "plug n play" as it gets with these, and it doesn't tear a hole in my wallet. All in all superb quality and I will keep using this for a long time
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Simple and effective
MacFurax, 30.04.2020
I bought it because I needed a second audio interface, I already own a Steinberg UR22 MK2, and I'm very happy with it. But wanted to try Focusrite. I'm not sound engineer, so this is a dummy review.

It work great with my DAW (Mixcraft) on my Windows 10 computer. Low latency, setup buffer size to 128 and no issue.

Both my audio interfaces are easy to use, the Steinberg UR22 MK2 feel more solide. If I have to move I would that the Steinberg.

For audio quality I'm happy with both, but I'm not sound engineer :-)
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Fast to set up, easy to use
RandyS, 17.09.2019
After battling crackling and popping and the horrible drivers that came with the EIE Pro for years, then trying to use a Xenyx 1002 USB, I was ready to pull my hair out. I splurged to get this relatively higher priced USB interface, and so far I am very happy.
Use: I use this with Windows 10, Cubase 8.5, Premiere Pro, and whatever else I have around on hand.
Pros: Nice, small, good looking, and no more wall wart to plugin. Almost flawless installation on Windows 10 with great video tutorials focused on getting started and usage for various purpose.
Cons: A minor hang on install, but it went away with restart.
My only concern is the small micro USB data/power jack that seems a nit vulnerable. I have seen these often fail on USB power banks. I'd like to see a recessed socket that uses the plastic of the plug to support/protect both the socket and plug a bit, instead of just relying on the brittle metal connector.
I'd also like to see a power switch, as I never turn the computer off. It is easy enough to dial the volume down, but the unit is always on. Hopefully this isn't aproblem.
These are the only reasons I give a 4/5 on features.
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Good product, not the best drivers
Jamie Stivala, 11.05.2020
Use: Streaming and Recording

Clarity: So the clarity is a give on take. When it works well it is amazing, however sometimes (especially in VOIP application such as Discord), the sound starts to get choppy. The only work-around I have found to this is to use the web browser version of the application. On all the professional software, OBS, Audition, etc, it works just fine. It seems to be either a problem with the drivers or something I can't seem to understand. I have opened a ticket with Discord and we are working on fixing it.

Comprehensibility: As I said, this product is an extremely good pre-amp/interface for the price. Arguably one of the best, however, the Discord incompatibility was a big bummer to me (workaround of using the browser version works fine so not to much of a bummer)
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T.Bal, 15.04.2020
Plug'n'play audio interface, works flawlessly with both my mac and windows machine. Tried it with amplitube and garageband, really like it.
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Awesome for a bedroom setup
Chris P Bacon, 08.04.2020
Really nice preamps and D/A converters. I have used it for voice and electric guitar recording and i'm perfectly satisfied with the sound quality i get. If i were to try to enhance my recordings further i'd spend my money on treating my room instead of upgrading from this interface.
Straight plug and play in to my mac and i have never encountered any issues att all.
Really nice feeling pots as well!
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All around great product
Nafa, 24.04.2020
Does exactly what you want it to do.
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Great quality, fantastic support
Obi-Tom Kenobi, 05.05.2020
It feels like a quality piece of equipment and works great. Has some really nice functions (the 'air' function for example really helps). The thing that has impressed me most is the online support. Setup was super easy, and the online tutorials are really easy to follow and super helpful. It feels like they care about both the product and the user. I would have liked a separate headphone jack for each channel, but other than that, it's really great.
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Great value
Oli hendog, 12.05.2020
Really good piece of equipment
Pros:
Easy to use
Compact so you don't have to worry about storage
Well made so it doesn't break easily
Price, great price for what it does
Cons:
Haven't found any yet
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Very good product
marcio.m, 15.05.2020
Very good quality and easy to use, the sound quality is excellent.
Just pros for me, I'm very satisfied. Recommended product.
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Great for home recording
JBC4759, 21.04.2020
Used in conjunction with GarageBand on my MacBook Air I have had good results recording electric guitar and vocals. Easy to set up and includes additional software (which I haven’t tried yet). Looks good and feels like a professional quality product.
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Focusrite 2i2 3rd Gen
Marios Sav, 01.03.2020
Nice audio interface with a lot of features and high sound quality, you can't go wrong with this one!
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Perfet first audio interface
agaspar, 26.03.2020
Been using this interface for a few months now and I don't have a single complaint about it.
Solid built, easy to use, everything you need is on the front (even the headphone socket).

Recommended when starting to record. Price and quality wise is hard to beat.
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Great quality, easy to use
The Fisherman, 09.03.2020
I bought Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 3rd Gen to replace my Line 6 KB37 audio interface. The installation was super easy (Windows 10) and the audio quality is great (i am an amateur singer - songwriter). The latency is very low and everything works fine.
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best one for the money
christos tach, 27.04.2020
its just the best perfect sound very sterdy built
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christos pafitis, 25.01.2020
amazing type C audio interface for home studio and portable studio!!!
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Super Haappy
Sav Pan, 10.12.2019
I'm not a tech guy so i can't get into details, but i'm very happy with the sound card. No problems at all, and it also arrived a few days earlier than expected.
Thanks guys!
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Wasn't able to get this to work with the new iPad pro.
AlexiNickname, 21.04.2020
I followed the instructions and even contacted support but all it does is turn itself on and off over and over again.

I did of course attach it to a pc first to go through the setup procedure, it seemed to work fine there. But I bought it to be used with an iPad Pro and garage band and it was advertised as compatible.
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Perfect for home studio
RDC1234, 26.04.2020
Easy to use and great sound!!
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must go back
Roberto Z., 10.01.2020
I might have been too positive, so... I will send back after 5 minutes test.
the headphone needs more power to drive my AKG k271.
quite a lot more.


I won`t go hard with cutting stars. It might be just my fault.
anyway... it goes straight back
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Great sound card for the price!
Lucas Pimentel, 30.07.2019
Undoubtedly the best sound interface for that price range! I had a Scarlett 2i2 1st Gen for many years, but the latency in that old one was bothering me a lot so I thought it was time to purchase a new one. To be honest, I was a bit afraid it would not solve the problem, but it did perfectly :) it was super easy to set up and I'm being able to use it perfectly!
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