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
The MXL 770 is a consumer priced microphone, with professional sonics and features. A true, phantom powered, condenser microphone with a 6-micron, 20-mm. gold-sputtered diaphragm, the MXL 770 delivers a silky up-front high end and a solid low frequency sound. The MXL 770 has a high quality FET preamp and its output is balanced with a wide dynamic range. The MXL 770 is perfectly suited for digital and analog recording.
20 mm. Gold-sputtered, 6-micron, low distortion diaphragm
FET preamp with balanced output
Switchable bass cut and -10db pad
Legendary MXL sonic characteristics
Comes with shock mount and rugged carrying case
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.
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)
Noise: -87dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Gain Range: +10dB to +55dB
Max Input Level: -3dBu
Analog Output Performance
Nominal Output Level: 0dBFS = 10dBu, balanced
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2dB
THD+N: < 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter, un-weighted)
Output Impedance: < 10 ohm
Power Output into 150 ohm: 15mW
Power Output into 50 ohm: 30mW
Clock sources: Internal clock only
A-D Dynamic range: 105dB 'A-weighted' (all inputs). Converter chipset A-D dynamic range 114dB
D-A Dynamic range: 104dB 'A-weighted' (all outputs). Converter chipset D-A dynamic range 114dB
Supported sample rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz
Input to input: Better than 90dB
Output to output: Better than 90dB
Input to output: Better than 85dB
Ring LED lit Green: Signal present (-24dBFS)
Ring LED lit Red: Signal overload (0dBFS), peak held for approximately 1 second
Weight and Dimensions
Height: 1-3/4" (45 mm)
Width: 7" (175 mm)
Depth: 4" (100 mm)
Weight: 1.3 lb. (580 g)
MXL 770 Microphone Specifications
Type: Condenser pressure gradient mic with large 22 mm. diaphragm
Frequency Range: 30Hz-20kHz
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
S/N Ratio: 80dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)
Equivalent Noise Level:18dB (A weighted IEC 268-4)
Max SPL for 0.5% THD: 134dB
High Pass Filter: 6dB/octave, 150HZ
Attenuator Switch: 0/-10dB
Power Requirements: Phantom Power 48V ±4V
Size: 60mm x 154mm
Metal Finish: Black