The Scarlett Studio from Focusrite provides everything needed, right down to the microphone cable, to start recording music right away - just add a computer. With the included software it is possible to record guitar, vocals, bass, or other instruments directly into the computer, complete the recordings with studio effects, and create a master mix.
The audio interface is at the heart of Scarlett Studio, connecting to a Mac or Windows computer via the USB port and providing two-inputs and two-outputs to the included music software. The CM25 low-noise condenser microphone is specially designed to deliver clean and smooth audio, and is complimented by a high-quality, low-noise microphone cable.
The studio monitor headphones are designed to be accurate rather than flattering, giving a clear and accurate impression of what has been recorded. Cubase LE music production software is enhanced with Focusrite Scarlett plug-ins, a set of tools that include compression, EQ, gating, and reverb. The Novation Bass Station software synthesizer can be used to add bass or melody, and a sample pack from Loopmasters contains drum loops and sound effects.
The Focusrite Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-In Suite (AAX, Audio Units, VST) delivers accurately modeled plug-ins based on the classic Focusrite Red 2 EQ and Red 3 Compressor hardware. The plug-ins allow for conveniently exploring the sound of the hardware originals from within Pro Tools (10 and above), along with other audio software. The software is a free download for new and current owners of the Scarlett Studio.
In addition to the Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-in Suite, the interface includes the Softube Time and Tone Pack. Modeled after the Drawmer 1973 FET Stereo compressor hardware, the Drawmer S73 Intelligent Master Processor is a plug-in that aids in balancing and shaping a mix. TSAR-1R Reverb adds space, depth, and width to a sound. Change settings with a single slider, from realistic three-dimensional rooms to dramatic and dreamlike halls. Tube Delay is an echo effect that can go from clean to rude by overdriving its three modeled-tube stages – delivering everything from realistic room echoes, to rockabilly-style slap back, to dub reggae echo. Saturation Knob is a modeled output distortion unit that adds grit and warmth – use it to fatten up bass lines, add some harmonics and shimmer to vocals, or simply destroy a drum loop.