Focusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen

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A great audio interface
Soheil JB, 13.08.2020
I'm not an expert when it comes to studio equipment but I'm pretty sure this audio interface won't let you down, The build quality is fantastic and I love the sound quality of this audio interface, It's super clean and It has a built-in Phantom power so you don't need to get a separate one for your condenser microphone and you can simply connect this to the computer with the USB-C cable that comes in the box.
The installation process was pretty straightforward and Focusrite has a step by step installation guide on their website.
Did I mention you get a bunch of VSTs and Ableton Live 10 for free? I'm pretty sure if you try to get each one of those it's gonna cost you more than the audio interface.

The only downside for me was some audio crackling when watching youtube ( which doesn't usually happen ) and you can't get any sound output for headphones unless your studio speakers are off which is a bit of hassle and having a volume control for your headphones would've been nice. The more expensive one of this audio interface comes with this feature but I feel Focusrite should've left the headphone volume knob on this model as well.
If you've got the budget and you need two instrument input and you do lots of recording, Get the more expensive one so you don't regret it in the future, For me, this is enough and I'm pretty happy with my purchase.
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Very good deal for the price!!
AzzzTs, 14.04.2021
After using this for some months now, I can say that it was a good purchase. It works well for recording an instrument with no noticeable delay and it has a very good quality, it is simple to use and easy to set up.

What's not so good is that I have had some issues with my pc's audio some time after starting using it, but it's probably nothing to worry about since it happens very rarely and it's easy to fix.

It also comes with Ableton Live, Pro Tools and a bunch of audio plugins which is very useful for someone that wants to record audio. It's a very very good deal for the price.
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Outstanding quality for a very affordable price.
AKooymans, 18.03.2020
I got this interface as an addition to my home studio; I mainly use it to track bass and guitars. All I can really say is that I have no complaints whatsoever!

The design is very nice, the device itself feels very sturdy. The free software perks that are included are very nice as well. Focusrite provides several detailed instructional videos, so installation is also a walk in the park.

PROS:
- Beautiful and sturdy design;
- Easy to install, thanks to Focusrite's instructions;

CONS:
- I guess that a con for some people can be that you can only hook up one instrument and one microphone at the same time. For me this is no problem, since I'm only tracking one instrument at a time.
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Antonio_, 27.11.2020
really is what you expect:simple,plug and play,great sound quality
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Great interface
Sebeic, 24.02.2021
Awesome hardware, feels like you could yeet it and it would still work. Maybe my only complain is that they could maybe pair it with a headphone jack adapter so that if you are a dum dum like me and dont know you will need one you still get it. Otherwise amazing.
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Almost perfect
Robert700x, 29.01.2020
I bought this interface to use it live. I want to use guitar effects plugins and my laptop as the rig.

It definitely wins the preamp battle in the price range, delivering the best performance. I really like that it is USB bus powered, which means less cables are hanging around. Also, it is very easy to install and Focusrite offers good support.

What I really miss on this is a pad option (a 20 dB atenuator) or at least an input gain trimmer that could cut all the signal. I use high output pickups and I find myself having the gain trimmer in the lowest position to avoid clipping.
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perfect for what I wanted
macker, 10.05.2020
got this for my laptop and also to use whenever I was not close to my main recording machine in the studio. Has proved its worth in lots of different situations and is perfect as a back up. everything I expected and more.
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Good for your money
Neighbor slayer, 07.08.2020
All is good until you plug your headphones in and realize you have to physically turn off your speakers to switch to headphones only which is a pain. I have tried so many things to get it so i can directly switch from one to the other but nothing has yet worked/
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Simple but good
SimonDK, 25.02.2020
This is a simple and easy to use interface. I use it to record demos before going to a real studio.
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