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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Very nice sound card
explorerc, 26.06.2020
This sound card is really nice and well built, It is actually small, not so big. I use it with my guitar. I play from my amp via emulated output to Focusrite and using sennheiser hd pro 280 monitor headphones. Also using with Bias fx positive grid. So far so good, in my opinion the only problem is software installation part, very complicated, you have to open different accounts for softwares and download setup step by step and there are many free software coming with this product, that was the one of the reasons why I bought this, and for me the easiest installation was bias fx positive grid. I am not a producer or very good musician or whatever, I play for myself mostly, and I wanted to learn little bit about recording and so on, but yeah obviously need to work on it.
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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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Simply a great interface for a great price!
TobiasTK, 12.09.2020
It's fantastic. Works amazing for plugging monitors in the back, Great sounding inputs with very cool preamps, stereo and mono direct monitoring. What more could you ask for?
Very low latency for tracking also.
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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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Would Recommend
Hallucyn8, 01.09.2020
I bought this primarily for capturing audio from my DJ controller for live streaming but also with a view to recording instruments in the future.

The sound quality is perfect, it is easy to use and with very helpful setup features to guide you along the way.

Sturdy construction and feels like a quality product.
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Amazing
WiillGB, 22.09.2020
Amazing product for recording at home.
I bought it to start recording for the first time. It it simple to use, compact, super solid, and the controls feel amazing.
Phantom power option to power microphones, dual imput to play and sing at the same time, or record two people at the same time...

It even comes with free software ! I chose Pro Tools First. it's easy to use and works perfectly with the focusrite.

a great purchase, i recommend you get one !
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Almost perfect
Molly_N, 17.07.2020
good build quality, intuitive controls, very beginner user-friendly to set up. replacing a prior audio interface and this is like night and day.
Slightly concerned about the small usb-c connector in the long run but otherwise this is just going to live on my desk for a long time.

great for seamlessly switching between driving monitors and headphones without unplugging anything . I would advise this over the solo if you might want to control monitor and headphone vol separately
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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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Worth my money
jama fando, 14.09.2020
does exactly what i expected it to do.
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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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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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Best choice!
Vladyslakis, 30.08.2020
Best beginner interface on the market!!
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Great audio interface!
macriti, 04.07.2020
An amazing interface, with superb build quality and sound, which comes with tons of free plugins and subscriptions.
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Next Level
Jordo, 19.07.2020
After years of working on larger desks, and only rarely using all 16 inputs for the occasional drum recording, I looked to streamline for space. But this delivers next level of quality. I went to upgrade my pickups to help with clarity & response, but honestly swapping to this made all the difference. The quality is insane, it's incredibly simple and responsive to DAW's and plug-ins and with a wealth of free software it's a no brainer.
it's also brushed metal so very nice to touch. Fits perfectly on any table.
just get it.
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GREAT ! GREAT ! GREAT !
Kodzin, 11.09.2020
Great product!
I would recomend it to anyone who is starting up, needs something on the go, or professional use.
If u dont need more then 2 Mic inputs, u found your device.
Using it to record mostly hiphop artist.
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WOW!
Ali Toushkan, 16.06.2020
Just a simple word. WOW!
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Very good
Anonymous4, 09.09.2020
Absolutely low noise A/D D/A converter, build quality very high, Windows 10 driver installation without problems. Can't complain.
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Best in class for the price
Daniel Rivera, 21.08.2020
Solid construction, elegant finish and amazing features at avery good price makes this audio interface a must for those who start making their own music or start a podcast.
Pros: high quality, direct monitoring, zero latency, customizable led lights, software bundle
Cons: a little bit overprice for people just starting but its worth.
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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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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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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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Great product!
Meugatron, 30.07.2020
For the price it's one of the greatest audio interface.
It's perfect for home recording and audio production.
The direct monitoring is really helpful and the Air button gives a huge help when recording voices.
If you're looking for a great home recording device that's what you're looking for (and it comes with some free software).
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Perfect for the home recording studio artist
ChrisPLX, 14.07.2020
I was looking for a low-latency USB direct recording interface to take the output of my power amp into my PC. After trying a few options and not being satisfied with the latency and/or ASIO drivers, I decided to try this unit. I've now had it for a year or so and am happy to report it works well and reliably. No latency issues with my modern PC.
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Awesome audio interface
Yuzu, 22.07.2020
This was my introduction to a digital audio interface and I think it's really good! I got it mostly for recording my guitars, but now I started having an interest in microphones and this is great!

I really like some of the features on this interface and it's really useful! The added programs were great too, but my only problem was with Avid's Protocols, but that was it! (I think the problem was with the new MacOS update)
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