Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Audio Interface

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  • Brand: Focusrite
  • Product Code: Scarlett 2i2
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The 2 in/2 out USB recording interface for musicians on the go.


Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Audio Interface Features:Mobile recording is at an all-time high and you need an audio interface that can maintain optimal performance at any moment when inspiration strike. The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 is right tool for the job. With two award-winning Focusrite preamps packed into a compact, anodized aluminum uni-body chassis, the Scarlett 2i2 not only produces professional quality sound but also looks great doing it.

For more than 25 years, Focusrite has designed some of the most popular microphone preamps in the industry. This experience has been used to create the transparent, low-noise and low-distortion preamp found in the Scarlett 2i2. Plenty of available headroom makes it suitable for moving coil, condenser and ribbon microphones regardless of the source. Phantom power is provided for mics that need it.

High Quality Mic Preamps
Scarlett 2i2 features two high quality award-winning Focusrite mic pres. With more than 25 years of experience in designing analogue equipment, Focusrite produce the best mic preamps in the industry. The preamps found in the Scarlett 2i2 are no exception to this, and share the same design as those found in our flagship interfaces: Saffire PRO 40 and Liquid Saffire 56.

Excellent Digital Performance
With 24-bit resolution at sample rates of up to 96 KHz, the digital conversion in the Scarlett 2i2 is of very high quality meaning that every note and every subtle detail is captured with great clarity.

Rugged Metal Unibody Case
The anodized aluminum uni-body chassis ensures that your Scarlett 2i2 can withstand the harsh environment of the road. It also makes Scarlett 2i2 the most beautiful interface around.

Truly Portable Interface
Scarlett 2i2 is very light and compact making it easy to fit in a laptop bag. It’s also bus powered meaning that you don’t need an additional power supply. Simply plug in to your computer and hit record!

Included Software – DAW and Effects
Inside the box you’ll find 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.

Unique LED Gain Halos
The gain halos that surround the gain knob for each input provide an easy way to know that the signal you’re recording is the right level. It will show green when the signal is at a good level (above -24dBFS). If it turns to red, you know that the signal is too loud and is therefore clipping – if this happens, simply reduce the gain until the halo returns to green.

Direct Monitor Function
Flick the direct monitor switch on the front panel of your 2i2 and you will hear what you’re recording through your speakers or headphones, without the signal having to go through your computer. This avoids the possibility of latency, which can be distracting when recording.

Mac OSX Lion Ready
Scarlett 2i2 has been fully tested with Mac OSX 10.7, Lion. So you can rest assured that your brand new Mac and Scarlett 2i2 will run together perfectly.

  • Two high-quality, award-winning Focusrite mic pres
    Very high-quality 24-bit/96kHz conversion means that every note and subtle detail are captured with great clarity.
    Rugged metal uni-body case
    Truly portable thanks to a very light, compact form that fits easily in a laptop bag and USB power
    Includes Ableton Live Lite 8 and the Focusrite Scarlett plug-in suite, which provides EQ, compression, gate, and reverb
    Unique halo LED gain/clipping indicators
    Zero-latency direct hardware monitoring
    Mac OSX Lion ready
     
 

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Audio Interface Specifications:

  • System Requirements:

    Mac:
    OS X 10.6.5 Snow Leopard (32 and 64 bit) and above, including OS X 10.7 Lion

    Windows:
    Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit), or Windows XP SP3 (32 bit only)
    Windows Vista is not officially supported

    2 in/2 out USB audio interface
    24-bit /96kHz conversion
    2 Focusrite microphone preamplifiers
    Red anodised aluminium unibody chassis

    Front panel:
    2 line/mic/instrument combination inputs – Neutrik XLR/1/4” 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

    Rear panel:
    2 balanced monitor outputs – ¼” TRS Jack
    USB 2.0 Port
    Kensington Lock slot

    Included software:
    Ableton Live Lite 8
    Focusrite Scarlett plug-in suite

    Analog Input Performance

    Mic:
    Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1 dB
    THD+N: < 0.002% (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    Equivalent Input Noise (EIN): < -120dB: measured at 55dB of gain with 150 ohm termination (20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    Gain Range: +10dB to +55dB
    Max Input Level: -3dBu

    Line:
    Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dB
    THD+N: < 0.002% (measured with -1dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    Noise: -90 dBu (22 Hz/22KHz bandpass filter)
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio: > 100dB
    Gain Range: -10dB to +35dB
    Max Input Level: +20dBu

    Instrument
    Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dB
    THD+N: 0.005% (measured with -8dBu input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    Noise: -87dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    Gain Range: +10dB to +55dB
    Max Input Level: -3dBu

    Analog Output Performance
    Nominal Output Level: 0dBFS = 10dBu, balanced
    Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2dB
    THD+N: < 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter, un-weighted)
    Output Impedance: < 10 ohm
    Power Output into 150 ohm: 15mW
    Power Output into 50 ohm: 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: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz

    Crosstalk
    Input to input: Better than 90dB
    Output to output: Better than 90dB
    Input to output: Better than 85dB

    Input Metering
    Ring LED lit Green: Signal present (-24dBFS)
    Ring LED lit Red: Signal overload (0dBFS), peak held for approximately 1 second
 
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