The 2 in/2 out USB recording interface for musicians on the go.
The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 is a 2 in/2 out USB recording interface featuring two award-winning Focusrite preamps. Housed in an attractive anodized aluminum uni-body chassis, the interface not only sounds fantastic but looks great too. What’s more it’s solid enough to take on the road when you travel. The Scarlett 2i2 is much more than just a pretty metal box.
25 Years of experience 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 not only in the Scarlett 2i2 but also our flagship Firewire interface, the Liquid Saffire 56. 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.
Plug straight in The front panel Neutrik combination input can be used to connect line and instrument level signals as well as microphones. This makes it perfect for recording the output of a synthesizer or stage piano, whilst at the flick of a switch you can cater for the output of an electric or acoustic guitar.
Keep an eye on your levels Unique halo signal indicators let you know that you’ve got a good signal level for recording. Red means that your signal is clipping, and that you should reduce the gain. The halo will momentarily turn amber as the level returns to a healthy level, at which point it will turn green.
Flexible monitoring options A large monitor dial provides a tactile control for the volume of your speakers, whilst a high quality headphone amp provides a clean yet loud signal to headphones connected to the front panel socket. The direct monitor switch routes audio directly from the inputs to both the headphone and speaker outputs. This allows you to monitor the incoming signal with zero-latency.
Polish your mix The included Scarlett Plug-In suite provides effects compatible with all major DAWs; so whether you're using GarageBand, Pro Tools 9, Cubase, Logic or the included Ableton Live Lite, Scarlett 2i2 is the complete package for you to get recording straight away.
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 provides 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
MXL V67G Microphone
The MXL V67G Condenser Microphone is often described as having a sound that is "old school tube mellow." Designed mainly for vocals, the V67G mic combines Class A FET circuitry and a transformer-coupled output for a smooth, open, and pure sound. The MXL V67G mic comes through with killer vocals even in front of a busy mix. The condenser microphone's great stage appeal is partially due to its round gold-plated grille and distinctive, vintage body. You'll be amazed by the sound this cleverly designed MXL microphone provides and pleasantly pleased with the price.
**Requires phantom power to operate.**
Transformer-balanced output for smooth sound
Gold-sputtered, 6 micron diaphragm
Solid state preamp
Optional MXL-57 isolation shockmount available
Comes with mic stand adapter
Wired with Mogami cable
On-Stage Stands MS7701 Euro Boom Microphone Stand
How the MS7701 stands up and performds among the rest:
Euro-style boom clutch
Classically-designed extra long bar-bell clutch provides more leverage to lock the boom safely in place
Removable boom arm
Flexibility! Use the stand with or without the 30" boom arm
Made of zinc die-cast with plastic inserts, this mid-point clutch allows for smooth and effortless height adjustments from 32 to 62 inches
Foldable tripod base
Perfect for fold-and-go convenience, this tripod base is made from steel and high-impact plastic for strength, durability and carrying ease. Space saving 24" base spread.
M-Audio AV30 Monitors
The AV 30 speakers are compact wooden bass-reflex cabinets that feature a 3" polypropylene-coated woofer and a 1" silk dome tweeter to provide a wide frequency response. Internal Class-A/B amplifiers provide 10W of power to each channel for strong performance with low distortion. OptImage III waveguides on the front baffles help to improve detail and clarity, as well as provide an accurate stereo image. The front panel offers a 1/8" stereo aux input for connecting an MP3 player or CD player. The rear panel features a stereo RCA input for wide compatibility with both consumer and professional devices. The 1/8" headphone jack offers private monitoring, while the front-panel volume control lets you make convenient adjustments. The speakers are magnetically shielded for use near video monitors. With a small space footprint the AV 30 system is the perfect audio upgrade for desktop production systems, portable video games, personal DVD players and more.
Compact powered desktop speaker pair
3" composite woofers
3/4" ferrofluid-cooled silk dome tweeters
OptImage III tweeter wave guides for superior imaging
3.5mm headphone output
3.5mm stereo auxiliary input
Front-panel controls for volume and on/off
Dense wood cabinet with bass reflex port design
Focusrite 2i2 Audio Interface Specifications
OS X 10.6.5 Snow Leopard (32 and 64 bit) and above, including OS X 10.7 Lion
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
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
2 balanced monitor outputs – ¼” TRS Jack
USB 2.0 Port
Kensington Lock slot
Ableton Live Lite 8
Focusrite Scarlett plug-in suite
Analog Input Performance
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
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
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dB
THD+N: 0.005% (measured with -8dBu input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)