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Having designed some of the most popular microphone preamps in the industry, Focusrite give you the transparent, low-noise and low-distortion preamp found not only in the Scarlett 2i2 but also their flagship Firewire interface, the Liquid Saffire 56. There's plenty of available headroom, which makes it suitable for moving coil, condenser and ribbon microphones regardless of the source. Phantom power is provided for mics that need it.
Front Panel Neutrik Combination Input
The front panel Neutrik combination input can be used to connect line and instrument level signals as well as microphones. This makes it perfect for recording the output of a synthesiser or stage piano, whilst at the flick of a switch you can cater for the output of an electric or acoustic guitar.
Unique Halo Signal Indicators
The Scarlett 2i2 features unique halo signal indicators which inform you 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.
Great Monitoring Capabilities
Get tactile control for the volume of your speakers with the large monitor dial. 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, allowing you to monitor the incoming signal with zero-latency.
Included Software - DAW and Effects
Included with the Scarlet 2i2 is Ableton Live Lite 8, as well as Focusrite's Scarlett plug-in suite. Compatible with all major DAWs, Scarlett plug-in suite provides EQ, Compression, Gate and Reverb - essential tools for polishing your mix.
Mic Pre Masters
Focusrite are world renowned for the premium design and build quality of their microphone preamps, offering professional results for home and commercial recording. The Mic Pre Masters website provides video demonstrations and interactive audio stems which allow you to hear isolated tracks from recordings done exclusively through Focusrite preamps. The interactive demonstrations allow you to hear exactly how each preamp from the Focusrite range treats individual instrument elements to ensure you purchase the perfect interface for your desired application.
Mic Pre Masters Stems:
"A great-sounding, well designed interface that packs plenty of flexibility into its slender frame." - Future Music
"The 2i2 stands up to Apogee's significantly more expensive Duet 2 as a simple, high-quality interface." - Attack Magazine
Features and Specifications
To view further informations about the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, please download the datasheet PDF from the link below.
- 2 line/mic/instrument combination inputs - Neutrik XLR/¼" TRS Jack Combo
- 2 Line/Instrument switches
- 2 Gain knobs
- 2 Gain halo signal indicators
- 48V Phantom power switch
- 96 KHz, 24-bit conversion
- 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 8
- Focusrite Scarlett plug-in suite
The Scarlett 2i2 is compatible with:
- Mac 10.6 (Requires OS X 10.6.5 or greater.)
- Mac 10.7
- Mac 10.8
- Windows XP
- Windows 7
- Windows 7 - 64bit
- Windows 8
The product price includes 6 years' warranty and 180 day money back guarantee.
However, the Gear4music extended warranty scheme provides an enhanced service, and is designed to offer a higher level of protection than many 'free' warranties offered by some retailers and manufacturers.
The highlights of this enhanced warranty service are:
- Warranty is extended to 6 years from the date of delivery.
- Our Money Back guarantee is extended from 30 days to 180 days (terms apply after 30 days)
- Collection and delivery costs are included for the first 2 years
- Claim 50% cash back on the cost of the policy after 6 years if it has not been used!
- Warranty is transferable if the item is re-sold
- Loan or replacement equipment will be provided if the product isn't repaired within 30 days
- If an item can not be repaired, a similar alternative product or cash discount (as defined in this policy) will be offered
- The policy can be cancelled within 30 days, and at any time after that for a pro-rata discount
Please note that this extended warranty is currently only available on products sold within the EU or EEA, and is subject to the terms and conditions as detailed on the extended warranty certificate provided.
For customers in outlying areas of the country, the price of the Extended Warranty may be marginally higher, due to the potential for higher collection and redelivery transport costs.
This enhanced warranty is in addition to the standard Gear4music and manufacturer warranty policies, and the Gear4music terms and conditions of trade. No statement or condition of sale contained within these terms affects or restricts your statutory rights as defined under the Consumer Contracts Regulation 2014.
Once the product is delivered, you have 180 days to decide that you definitely want to keep it. If you decide it is not suitable for any reason, you can return it back to us for replacement or full refund, including standard delivery charges.
All Products are new unless stated, and include a minimum of 2 years warranty.
Some items are only eligible for money back guarantee if they are returned to us unused and sealed in the original packaging, and in the case of software, unregistered. These items include:
- CDs & DVDs
- In-ear Monitors
- Earplugs and Ear Protection
- Mouthpieces, Reeds etc… for Woodwind and Brass instruments
- Mouth / Lip Care Products
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