Focusrite Scarlett 2i4
The Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 2nd Gen is a compact 2in | 4out USB audio interface re-designed to give the very best sound possible, and is packed full of upgrades. Including new super-low latency* operation that will bring confidence to any performance, letting you record and monitor with software effects in real time. New metal gain controls and a ‘flashier’ red metal chassis that is built to go anywhere.
The Scarlett 2i4mk2 now also features the ability to operate at up to 192kHz sample rate with 24-bit depth, for more accurate and natural sounding recordings. The latest Scarlett mic pre-amps features a more even gain structure, so you can accurately set your levels, and the instrument input has also been completely redesigned so it can handle seriously hot guitar pick-ups. Finally, we have provided analogue protection circuitry across both the inputs and the outputs, to guard your interface against unwanted power surges.
Super-low latency for better performances
You know you perform better when you’ve got a great-sounding monitor mix with everything you need to hear to be inspired — for example, reverb and delay on a guitar solo. The Scarlett 2i4’s super-low latency lets you monitor with native plug-in effects in real time, so you can hear your parts as you envision them and record better performances.
Award-winning Focusrite preamps onboard
The Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 is equipped with two vibrant and pristine Focusrite preamps. For over 25 years, Focusrite’s award-winning pres have proven their mettle in pro studios around the world. Focusrite ports their considerable design savvy into the transparent, low-noise, low-distortion preamps in the Scarlett 2i4. This is the same technology found in Focusrite’s flagship products, giving you gobs of available headroom to accommodate your dynamic, condenser, and ribbon mics on any source, no matter how boisterous. Of course, you also get phantom power for your mics that require it.
Keep an eye on your levels with front-panel indicators
Your mom always said to watch your levels. Well, perhaps she didn’t, but you know you should — and the Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 makes it easy. The 2i4’s innovative halo indicators always let you know when you’ve got a healthy signal level for recording. If the halo is Red, your signal is clipping, and you should back down your gain. The halo will momentarily turn amber as the level returns to a happy normal — at which point it will turn green. Simple and intuitive, isn’t it?
Exclusive software bundle gets you up and running fast
The Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 Studio ships with a killer software bundle headlined by the exclusive Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack, which features a 16-track version of the DAW with 12 additional plug-ins, including Eleven Lite guitar amp emulation. You also get Ableton Live Lite, Softube’s Time and Tone Bundle, the Focusrite Red Plug-in Suite, and 2GB of Loopmasters samples, as well as access to Focusrite’s Plug-in Collective, with exclusive offers from Nugen Audio, Exponential Audio, Fabfilter, D16 Group, Flux, Positive Grid, Sound Radix, Eventide, iZotope, and more.
- 2x Improved Scarlett mic preamps offering headroom and minimal distortion
- 2x instrument inputs designed for high-level pickups
- Balanced 1/4” Jack and unbalanced RCA outputs
- MIDI In / Out
- Sample rates up to 24-bit/192 kHz
- Headphone output with gain control
- Low latency and direct monitoring
- Durable portable metal construction
- Powered by USB
- Includes Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack and Ableton Live Lite
- Includes additional plug-ins and loops
Computer Connectivity: USB
Form Factor: Desktop
Simultaneous: I/O 2 x 4
A/D Resolution: 24-bit/192kHz
Analog Inputs: 2 x XLR-1/4-Inch combo
Analog Outputs: 2 x 1/4-Inch + 4 x RCA (line out), 1 x 1/4-Inch (headphones)
Number of Preamps: 2
Phantom Power: Yes
MIDI I/O: Yes
USB: 1 x USB Type B
Bus Powered: Yes
OS Requirements – Mac: OS X 10.7 or later
OS Requirements – PC: Windows 7 or later