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Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 MK2 USB Audio Interface

Focusrite Scarlett 2i4


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About: Focusrite Scarlett 2i4

Scarlett 2i4 is a 2 in / 4 out USB audio interface featuring two award-winning Focusrite pre-amps and four high-quality audio outputs. Housed in an anodised aluminium unibody chassis, the Scarlett 2i4 is the perfect audio interface for musicians and digital DJs.


High Quality Mic Preamps
Scarlett 2i4 features two high quality award-winning mic preamps. With more than 25 years of experience designing analogue equipment, Focusrite produce the best mic preamps in the industry. With Scarlett 2i4, the best of analogue and digital are combined to provide a class-leading input stage for your audio.

High Quality Outputs
With a dynamic range of over 105dB (real world performance), your music will sound amazing going out of Scarlett 2i4’s professional digital to analogue conversion, and into your DJ mixer, main speakers or headphones.

On the back panel are MIDI IN and MIDI OUT ports providing connectivity to your synth modules and digital pianos.

USB bus powered
Take your Scarlett 2i4 anywhere! With USB bus powering, your Scarlett 2i4 will work anywhere your laptop will, even when using 48V Phantom power. No mains power supply required.

Rugged Metal Unibody Case
The anodised aluminium unibody chassis ensures that your Scarlett 2i4 can withstand life on the road, and looks great in your setup.

Unique Signal Halos
The gain halos which 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
Turn the direct monitor control on the front panel of your Scarlett 2i4 and you will hear what you are recording through your speakers or headphones, without the signal having to go through your Mac or PC. This avoids the possibility of latency (introduced by your music software), which can be distracting while recording.

Included software for Mac and PC
Inside the box you’ll find a code which will unlock Ableton Live Lite 8, as well as Focusrite’s Scarlett plug-in suite. Compatible with all major DAWs (digital audio workstations) on Mac and PC, Scarlett plug-in suite provides EQ, Compression, Gate and Reverb – essential tools for polishing your mix.

UPC: 815301008194 is a Canadian authorized Focusrite retailer.

Reviews: Focusrite Scarlett 2i4

Calvin I. - 12/11/2015

Sturdy Aluminum Construction
USB-Bus Powered
LED Gain Indicators
Separate Headphone Volume Control
Stereo/Mono Direct Monitor Capability
Phantom Power Capable (Not tested)
Pad for Guitar/Other Instruments
Good amount of output options

Cannot be completely computer controlled
No Standalone Mode
Monitor Knob doesn't have the adjustment I'd like it to have
Quite a steep learning curve to go with the included software

A striking recommendation by the AVShop Staff after listening to my complaints about other audio interfaces. This unit is extremely well built despite being made in... china... (Designed in England!). The knobs, switches and just the whole unit in general feels Premium. It'd better because your going to be touching it a lot! I cannot find any way to control the parameters through the computer like a previous unit I worked with. Additionally there is no stand alone mode, so this thing is VERY hand's on. The pad function really helps smooth out electric guitars, however, even with a balanced connection I found there to be a lot of static (Bedroom player here).

The Included software is Ableton Live Lite 9, for which Ableton provides a plethora of tutorial videos USING Focusrite hardware. Set-up was easy, but the software was NOT. But once I figured it out, it was a breeze to add VST's to the folders, and play with the parameters. Focusrite provides their Red2 and Red3 boxes as plug-ins, Novation's BassStation Software Synth, "Scarlett plug-ins" (Reverb, Gate, EQ, and Compressor) and Loopmasters content as part of the bundle code included in the box. (I purchased 2-weeks before they started including Softtube with them)

Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Tiago S. - 08/01/2014

- Durable, well built;
- Plug-n-play with mac osx;
- compatible with many DAW's;
- LED indicates when signal clips;
- Very good preamp.

- I wish the monitor volume knob was as sturdy as the gain buttons.

It was plug-n-play, and I was using it in less than 10 minutes.
I use it with Garageband, and there was no need to plug-in install.
The multiple outputs work very well, specially if you are a DJ.

Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Warranty: Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 Warranty:

30 Days

Manufacturer's Warranty:

1 Year Warranty

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