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Focusrite Scarlett Solo 2x2 USB Audio Interface (3rd Generation)

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Focusrite Scarlett Solo 2x2 USB Audio Interface (3rd Generation)
Key Features
  • Singers, Guitarists, Solo Podcasters
  • USB Type-C Connectivity
  • 1 Mic Preamp & 1 Instrument/Line Input
  • 1 Headphone Out, Stereo Monitor Out
Built to deliver top-shelf sound in a compact, bag-friendly, and easy-to-use format for singers, guitarists, and solo podcasters, the third-generation Focusrite Scarlett Solo 2x2 USB audio interface lets artists and content creators score pro-level tone with no learning curve, no matter where they go.
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Focusrite Solo Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Portable and Bus Powered
  • 3Pristine, High-Resolution Conversion
  • 4Scarlett Mic Preamp with Customizable Tone
  • 5Direct Instrument/Line Input
  • 6Straightforward Controls and Level Indication
  • 7Headphone and Monitor Outputs
  • 8Latency-Free Monitoring
  • 9Extensive Software Bundle

Built to deliver top-shelf sound in a compact, bag-friendly, and easy-to-use format for singers, guitarists, and solo podcasters, the third-generation Focusrite Scarlett Solo 2x2 USB audio interface lets artists and content creators score pro-level tone with no learning curve, no matter where they go.

Equally capable for tracking vocals and instruments, the improved Scarlett microphone preamp features switchable phantom power for condenser mics and a selectable Air circuit, which adds clarity-enhancing brightness based on Focusrite's legendary ISA preamplifier. In addition to the single XLR mic input, the Scarlett Solo provides a single 1/4" input with an instrument/line switch that allows it to accept signal directly from a guitar, bass, synthesizer, or drum machine.

Unlocking the ability to record at standard CD quality or high-fidelity resolutions, the 24-bit / 192 kHz AD/DA converters ensure that signals are captured and reproduced with detail and accuracy. Listen through headphones or connect active speakers to the balanced 1/4" monitor outputs, and use selectable direct monitoring to hear your live input signal with no distracting echo or latency.

With its bus powering for uninhibited portability, space-saving USB Type-C connection, and extensive software bundle including elementary versions of Ableton Live and Avid Pro Tools music production workstations, virtual instruments, plug-in effects, loops, and more, the Scarlett Solo gives you plenty of powerful tools to kick-start your inspiration; just plug the Scarlett Solo into your Mac/Windows computer or iPad Pro (with USB Type-C), fire up your preferred audio recording software, and let the creativity flow.

Portable and Bus Powered

As the most compact interface in the Scarlett Series, the Scarlett Solo is rugged and ready to travel with you. Being bus powered via USB Type-C connectivity, it can be used in any room or even remote locations, with your preferred DAW on a Mac/Windows computer or using an iPad Pro equipped with USB Type-C and a music-making app such as Garageband, Cubasis 2, Auria Pro, Ampify Launchpad, Ampify Groovebox, or Ampify Blocs Wave.

Pristine, High-Resolution Conversion

Thanks to its high-performance 24-bit / 192 kHz AD/DA converters, the Scarlett Solo is equipped to capture any source from vocals to acoustic and electric instruments clearly and accurately, so you never have to worry about the interface clouding your sound.

Scarlett Mic Preamp with Customizable Tone

The upgraded third-generation Scarlett mic preamp features switchable 48V phantom power to accommodate your favorite condenser mic and a selectable Air setting, which reproduces the Air effect of Focusrite's original ISA mic preamp to impart enhanced brightness and openness on your vocal recordings.

Direct Instrument/Line Input

A dedicated high-impedance, high-headroom 1/4" input on the Scarlett Solo's front panel allows distortion-free recording of an instrument such as an electric guitar or bass, a synthesizer, or a drum machine, and there's no need for a DI box or an amplifier. At the press of a button, the 1/4" input can be used for a line-level source like a mixer's output or the line out from a guitar/bass amp.

Straightforward Controls and Level Indication

With the Scarlett Solo's Easy Start tool and independent gain knobs with multicolor gain halo meters, you'll have no trouble getting set up and dialing in the perfect levels. Plus, there are no menus or complicated controls to slow you down.

Headphone and Monitor Outputs

The balanced 1/4" TRS monitor outputs on the rear panel ensure hum-free connectivity with balanced studio monitors. For critical listening through headphones, just plug your earphones or headphones into the front-panel 1/4" headphone jack. A large knob is positioned next to the headphone jack for quick adjustment of the monitor and headphone volume.

Latency-Free Monitoring

No musician wants to record if they can't hear their performance clearly. Press the Scarlett Solo's direct monitor switch to listen to your input signals exactly as they are supposed to sound, with no latency and no distracting echo.

Extensive Software Bundle

The Scarlett Solo comes with a powerful bundle of music-making software from industry-leading brands. From recording to final mixdown, this bundle features tools that will help you get the sound you imagined.

  • Ableton Live Lite: Popular music production software
  • Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack: The main elements and workflow of the industry standard Pro Tools in an entry-level package hundreds of virtual instrument sounds, 500MB of loops, and great-sounding effects
  • 3 Months of Splice Sounds: Get access to millions of high-quality, royalty-free loops, one-shots, and presets, with new releases daily
  • Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-In Suite: Accurate models Focusrite’s classic Red 2 equalizer and Red 3 compressor
  • XLN Audio: Choose of one of four XLN Audio Addictive Keys virtual instruments
  • Softube Time & Tone Bundle: World-class reverb, delay, and distortion plug-ins and an easy-to-use mastering tool from Softube
  • Access to the Focusrite Plug-In Collective: Receive free versions of innovative software and benefit from discounts
UPC: 815301005179

Focusrite Solo Specs

Form FactorTabletop
DisplayNone
Channels of I/OAnalog:
2 Inputs / 2 Outputs at 192 kHz
Max Sample Rate/Resolution192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Mic Preamps1
Input Level Adjustment2 x Knob
Expansion SlotsNone
PadNone
Gain/Trim RangeInputs:
Up to +56 dB
High-Pass FilterNone
Solo/MuteNone
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O1 x XLR 3-Pin Balanced Mic Input (Front Panel)
1 x 1/4" TS Unbalanced Line/Hi-Z Input (Front Panel)
2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Monitor Output
1 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output (Front Panel)
Phantom Power48 V, Selectable On/Off
Digital Audio I/ONone
Host Connection / USB1 x USB Type-C (USB 2.0)
USB (Non-Host)None
Sync I/ONone
Network I/ONone
MIDI I/ONone
Wireless ConnectivityNone
Performance
Frequency ResponseInputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.1 dB
Max Input LevelMic Inputs:
+9 dBu (Min Gain)
Hi-Z Inputs:
+12.5 dBu (Min Gain)
Line Inputs:
+22 dBu (Min Gain)
Max Output LevelLine/Monitor Outputs:
+15.5 dBu at 0 dBFS
Headphone Outputs:
+7 dBu
ImpedanceMic Inputs:
3 Kilohms
Hi-Z Inputs:
1.5 Megohms
Line Inputs:
60 Kilohms
Line Outputs:
430 Ohms
Headphone Outputs:
< 1 Ohm
Dynamic RangeMic Inputs:
111 dBA
Hi-Z Inputs:
110 dBA
Line Inputs:
110.5 dBA
Line Outputs:
108 dBA
Headphone Outputs:
104 dBA
THD+NMic Inputs:
< 0.0012%
Hi-Z Inputs:
< 0.03%
Line Inputs:
< 0.002%
Line Outputs:
< 0.002%
Headphone Outputs:
< 0.002%
EINMic Inputs:
-128 dBu A-Weighted
Digital Audio
Sample RatesUp to 192 kHz (AD/DA Conversion)
Sample Rate ConversionNone
Bit DepthsUp to 24-Bit (AD/DA Conversion)
Sync SourcesInternal
Memory Card SlotNone
Compatibility
OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.12 or Later
macOS 11
Windows 7 or Later
iPadOS
Included SoftwareAbleton Live Lite
Pro Tools First
Compatible Software (Not Included)Any Core Audio (Mac) Compliant Software
Included Plug-InsDynamics:
Focusrite Red 3
Equalization:
Focusrite Red 2
Virtual Instruments:
XLN Audio
Reverb & Room:
Softube TSAR-1R Reverb
Delay:
Softube Tube Delay
Dynamics:
Drawmer S73
Harmonic & Tape:
Softube Saturation Knob
Mobile Device CompatibilityiPad Pro (with USB Type-C)
Required HardwareAvailable USB 2.0 Port
USB Cable (Included)
Internet ConnectionRequired for Software/Driver Download
Power
Power RequirementsUSB Bus Power
Physical
Anti-Theft FeaturesKensington Security Slot
Dimensions5.65 x 3.77 x 1.71" / 14.35 x 9.58 x 4.34 cm
Weight0.7 lb / 318.0 g (without Accessories)
0.8 lb / 363.0 g (with Accessories)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.105 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.9 x 5.7 x 2.3"
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