The 2-in, 2-out USB interface for musicians
The Scarlett 2i2 is a 2-in / 2-out USB recording interface featuring dual award-winning Focusrite preamps and precision digital conversion. Housed in a rugged anodised aluminium unibody chassis, the interface not only sounds fantastic but looks great too. What’s more, it’s solid enough to take on the road. And inside is 30 years of pro audio design expertise.
30 years of mic pre experience
Since 1985, when Rupert Neve designed those first modules for Sir George Martin’s AIR Studios, Focusrite has designed some of the most popular microphone preamps in the industry. This experience is behind the transparent, low-noise and low-distortion preamp found not only in the Scarlett 2i2 but also our flagship Firewire interface, the Liquid Saffire 56. Plenty of available headroom makes 2i2 suitable for any type of microphone, of any vintage. Phantom power is provided at the touch of a button for mics that need it.
Plug straight in
Use the front panel high quality XLR/jack combination inputs to connect line and instrument level signals as well as microphones – perfect for recording a synth or stage piano, or at the flick of a switch, an electric or acoustic guitar.
Check your levels at a glance
Unique “halo” indicators let you know that you’ve got a good signal level for recording. Red means that your signal is clipping, and that you should reduce the gain. The halo will momentarily turn amber as the level returns to a healthy level, at which point it will turn green.
At the heart of Scarlett 2i2 is Focusrite’s precision digital conversion, ensuring you get the very best quality into and out of your computer. Focusrite has been building converters since the introduction of its mastering converter in 1993, and our careful choice of components and equally careful board design ensure that you get superior low noise and distortion performance.
Flexible monitoring options
A large monitor dial provides a tactile control for monitor speaker volume, while a high quality headphone amp provides a clean yet loud signal to headphones connected to the front panel socket. The direct monitor switch routes audio directly from the inputs to both the headphone and speaker outputs, letting you monitor the incoming signal with zero-latency.
Polish Your Mix
All Scarlett audio interfaces include Ableton Live Lite recording software, plus two powerful software plug-ins: Red Plug-in Suite and Scarlett Plug-in Suite.
Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-In Suite
The Red Plug-in Suite accurately models our classic Red 2 equaliser and Red 3 compressor, to bring the sound of the famous original hardware to your music software.
Scarlett Plug-In Suite
Scarlett Suite is a professional plug-in suite that provides a definitive suite of compression, gating, EQ and reverb, for tracking and mixing your music.
– 2 in / 2 out USB audio interface
– 96 KHz, 24-bit conversion
– 2 Focusrite microphone preamplifiers
– Red anodised aluminium unibody chassis
– 2 line/mic/instrument combination inputs – high quality XLR/¼” TRS Jack Combo
– 2 Line/Instrument switches
– 2 Gain knobs
– 2 Gain halo signal indicators
– 48V Phantom power switch
– Direct monitor switch
– Large monitor level dial
– USB Connection LED indicator
– Headphone output – ¼” TRS Jack
– Headphone level knob
– 2 balanced monitor outputs – ¼” TRS Jack
– USB 2.0 Port
– Kensington Lock slot
– Ableton Live Lite
– Focusrite Scarlett plug-in suite
Analogue Input Performance
Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz +/- 0.1 dB
THD+N: -100dB (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 20Hz-20kHz filter)
Equivalent Input Noise (EIN): < -127dB: measured at maximum gain with 150Ω termination (20Hz-20kHz filter) Gain Range: -4dB to +46dB Max Input Level: +4dBu Line
Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz +/- 0.1dB
THD+N: -91dB (measured at minimum gain with -1dBFS input and 20Hz-20kHz bandpass filter)
Noise: -104 dBu (22 Hz/22KHz bandpass filter)
Signal to Noise Ratio: > 100dB
Gain Range: -21dB to +29dB
Max Input Level: +20dBu
Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz +/- 0.1dB
THD+N: -72dB (measured at minimum gain with -1dBFS signal and 20Hz-20kHz bandpass filter)
Noise: -87dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Gain Range: -4dB to +46dB
Max Input Level: +4dBu
Analogue Output Performance
Nominal Output Level: 0dBFS = 10dBu, balanced
Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz +/- 0.2dB
THD+N: -100dB (measured with -1dBFS input 20Hz-20kHz filter, un-weighted)
Output Impedance: < 10Ω Power Output into 150Ω: 15mW Power Output into 50Ω: 30mW Digital Performance
Clock sources: Internal clock only
A-D Dynamic Range: 105dB ‘A-weighted’ (all inputs). Converter chipset A-D dynamic range 114dB
D-A Dynamic Range: 104dB ‘A-weighted’ (all outputs). Converter chipset D-A dynamic range 114dB
Supported sample rates: 44.1 KHz, 48 KHz, 88.2 KHz, 96 KHz
Input to Input: Better than 90dB
Output to Output: Better than 90dB
Input to Output: Better than 85dB
Ring LED lit Green: Signal present (-24 dBFS)
Ring LED lit Red: Signal overload (0dBFS), peak held for approximately 1 second
Weight and Dimensions
Height: 45 mm / 1 ¾ “
Width: 175 mm / 7”
Depth: 100 mm / 4”
Weight: 580 g / 1.3 lbs