Focusrite Scarlett Solo Studio 3rd Gen


USB Audio Interface Recording Set

  • Consists of Scarlett Solo audio interface, condenser microphone CM25 MkIII, studio headphone HP60 MkIII and a 3 meter XLR cable
  • 2-Channel USB 2.0 audio interface with USB-C connection
  • 24 bits / 192 kHz
  • 1 x Scarlett microphone preamp
  • Phantom power +48 V
  • Switchable air function
  • 1 Mic input: XLR
  • 1 Line / instrument input: 6.3 mm jack
  • 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): 143.5 x 43.5 x 95.8 mm
  • Weight: 0.32 kg
  • Incl. USB cable (type C to A) and Hitmaker Expansion Software Bundle (Ableton Live Lite, 3 months Splice Sounds membership and plugin bundle for songwriting, mixing and mastering, Pro Tools Artist (three-month subscription) and Avid Complete Plug-in Bundle)

Hitmaker Expansion Plug-ins:

  • LANDR - AI-based mastering tool (two-month subscription)
  • Softube Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555 - Amp Sim
  • XLN Audio Addictive Keys - Virtual Keyboard Instruments
  • XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2: Studio Rock - Virtual Drum Library
  • Antares Auto-Tune Access - Vocal Tuning
  • Brainworx Bx_console Focusrite SC - Channelstrip
  • Focusrite Red 2 & 3 Plug-in Suite - EQ und Kompressor
  • Relab's LX480 Essentials - Reverb
  • Native Instruments MASSIVE, FAST Balancer
Available since July 2019
Item number 468429
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Recording / Playback Channels 2x2
Number of Mic Inputs 1
Number of Line Inputs 1
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 143,5 mm
Depth in mm 95,8 mm
Height in mm 43,5 mm
Connection Format USB port Type C
Included in delivery USB-C to USB-A cable, software, condenser microphone, headphone
Zero latency monitoring 1
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The third generation of the Scarlett Solo

The Scarlett Solo, now in its third edition, is the most compact and portable model within Focusrite’s acclaimed Scarlett series of USB audio interfaces for Mac and PC. It features an XLR mic input, a balanced line input for synthesisers and other line-level audio sources, and a pair of balanced outputs for monitoring. The Scarlett’s high-quality mic preamp provides 48V phantom power and is also equipped with a brand-new Air Mode switch. Electric guitars and basses can be connected directly to the line input and the impedance adjusted to Hi-Z accordingly. The Scarlett Solo Studio Bundle also includes a CM25 MkIII condenser microphone, a pair of HP60 MkIII headphones, and a three-metre XLR cable: An unbeatable complete package at a budget-friendly price. An audio interface provides a connection between a computer and various external devices. The computer in turn requires special software in order to process the incoming signals. Focusrite offers a selection of software you can use to get started, including the digital audio workstations (DAWs) Ableton Live Lite and ProTools Artist, and a three-month subscription to Splice Sounds. Focusrite’s Hitmaker Expansion software bundle is also included.

Love is in the “Air”

Focusrite’s outstanding reputation for building high-quality mic preamps has been established for over three decades now, and much of this expertise has been included in the third generation of Scarlett interfaces via the brand-new integrated Air Mode, which when selected opens up and brightens the high end in a way that is intended to emulate their classic ISA preamps – or, as the British manufacturer puts it, to provide “unique high-end detail for vocals and acoustic guitar”. Decades of experience really do speak for quality in this case, and the AD/DA converters provide optimum clarity and detail with a maximum bit depth of 24 bits and frequency rates of up to 192kHz.

For lone warriors

This compact desktop interface is ideally suited to singer/songwriters. It is USB-powered and sturdily built yet lightweight and portable. Plug the CM25 MkIII into the first input and your guitar into the second – and let the recording session begin. Unlike other members of the Scarlett family, the Solo lacks MIDI connectivity. This should not pose too much of a problem, however, since most modern keyboards feature a USB interface as standard and can thus be connected directly to the computer.

About Focusrite

Founded in 1985 by Rupert Neve, Focusrite quickly made a name for itself with high-quality analogue consoles. Today, the company markets audio interfaces, mic preamps, consoles, analogue EQs, and channel strips as well as hardware and software for digital audio processing. The company is based in High Wycombe, England, and has won numerous industry awards. In addition to the Focusrite Pro line, the company also has subsidiaries that include Adam Audio, Novation, and iOS app creator Ampify Music.

Hitmaker Expansion

The Hitmaker Expansion contains software tools for further enhancing your music productions: Guitar sounds with Softube Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555, tuning options for vocals with Antares Auto-Tune, reverb effects with Relab's LX480 Essentials, the XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2: Studio Rock kit, and the XLN Audio Addictive Keys Studio Grand Piano. Additionally, an EQ and compressor are offered with the Focusrite Red Plug-in Suite, a full channel strip offering an EQ, de-esser, compressor, limiter, gate, and expander with Bx_console Focusrite SC, and finally, two months with the Landr Studio mastering tools with five free masters to add the finishing touch to your projects. With the Hitmaker Expansion, you get both the interface and a selection of tools, so you have all the software you need to get started.

Different programs found in the Hitmaker expansion

In the spotlight: Solo, 2i2, 4i4, 8i6, 18i8, and 18i20

The third generation of Scarlett interfaces comprises the Solo, 2i2, 4i4, 8i6, 18i8, and 18i20 as well as two bundles, the Solo Studio and 2i2 Studio, each of which includes a microphone and headphones. The abbreviations 2i2, 4i4, etc. specify the number of inputs and outputs. In other words, “2i2” stands for two (i)nputs and two outputs, and 4i4 accordingly stands for four (i)nputs and four outputs. The “Solo” bends the rules in this respect, since it actually features two inputs and two outputs – the name instead suggests that it is intended for solo artists or singer/songwriters.

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109 Reviews

Great stuff, super thrilled!
GearBuff 28.10.2019
Interface: This is an area that I am very new to. However, from whatever little experience I have as of now, this bundle is undoubtedly capable of capturing very good quality recordings, both from the mic and the line. Super quiet and very clean. The "Air" function seems to add a minimal-yet-noticeable (and certainly very usable) boost to specific high and high-mid range frequencies that I think will be very helpful. This handy little feature is missing from the previous generations of this particular model, so kudos to Focusrite for including it at this price point.

Mic: Well-built and the sound that it captures is, according to me, above-average quality for sure. Whether its a voice-over, a sung vocal line or an acoustic instrument (tried a six string acoustic guitar), it does a bang-up job. The clip that comes with it is also solid, although you should get a shock-mount. I opted for the tbone SSM2, and the mic fits nice and snug.

Headphones: This was the one that really did it for me. The sound is quite good! I was pleasantly surprised with what I heard. There is barely any leakage, even when listening at loud levels, which is so critical. Small area of improvement; I wish that the ear cavity was slightly larger to accommodate the ears...properly.

All the materials and components that go into the making of this bundle seem to be of medium to high quality and should last a long time, as long as you don't drop it or something. And again, since I am new at recording, I am not sure if I can say anything about the all the different software that comes with it, but it seems like it should be more than enough to address basic to intermediary recording needs for sure. Very satisfied with this bundle.


Fast, High Quality and Portable
CelticAir 01.09.2019
I had this hooked up to my Strat and into GarageBand on a Mac. Even through a virtual amp loaded with 5 virtual effects pedals (Delay, Compressor, Fuzz etc) all at the same time, I didn’t notice any latency at all. I probably could have loaded even more onto it.

It’s a fantastic little box, well constructed with a metal housing and sturdy controls. It worked straight out of the box and is very easy to use. You also get a ton of free software to download, Ableton Live Lite, Pro Tools First etc.

The Mic has an XLR connection, phantom power, very well made, metal and a good weight. The sound quality is excellent, more than enough for professional home recording, demos, YouTube whatever you could want.

The Headphones are also well made, sound is good, its jack is a 6.3mm and unscrews into a 3.5mm (It’s basically a 6.3mm adapter) so you’re covered for all eventualities.

The Scarlett Solo is USB powered so it doesn’t need another power source, just plug it into the computer and you’re good to go, it also provides phantom power to the mic.

All in all a pretty good piece of kit, you can record vocals and instrument at the same time, the components are well made, the sound is high quality and it’s extremely fast.

Thomann were great, delivered on time, no problems. Very satisfied.


Its Amazing
OZYC 13.03.2022
I bought it months ago and it's really amazing. i bought most of my song recordings thanks to this set and the quality is great


The perfect home studio starter
ian be 02.03.2021
This was my first big purchase to start building my home studio and it was an excellent first choice for any artist/musician. The shipping was fast and packaged well to avoid any kind of damage, the features of this interface bundle are very good. The sound quality of both the microphone and headphones are better than some more higher priced items.
Overall - could not recommend this item enough


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