Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB Audio Interface

Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB Audio Interface

Product code: foc2i4
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Scarlett 2i4 is the latest in Focusrite's new generation of USB interfaces alongside the popular 2i2 and other products in the series. This 2-in, 4-out USB audio interface combines affordability, cross-platform operation, a comprehensive feature set and the best audio performance in its class. It's a perfect match for both the musician and the digital DJ and it comes in an elegant, road-ready anodised aluminium unibody case.


  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB Audio Interface

    Scarlett 2i4 is the latest in Focusrite's new generation of USB interfaces alongside the popular 2i2 and other products in the series. This 2-in, 4-out USB audio interface combines affordability, cross-platform operation, a comprehensive feature set and the best audio performance in its class. It's a perfect match for both the musician and the digital DJ and it comes in an elegant, road-ready anodised aluminium unibody case.

    Main Features

    • High-quality 24-bit/96 kHz USB interface
    • Two high-quality award-winning Focusrite preamps with Neutrik combination inputs
    • Rear panel balanced TRS outputs (1 and 2) and phono (1-4)
    • Mixer knob for latency-free direct monitoring, mixes between input signal and DAW playback signal
    • Headphone monitor switch to hear either set of outputs
    • MIDI in and out
    • Includes Focusrite Red plug-in suite and Ableton Live Lite
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    Scarlett 2i4 is the latest in Focusrite's new generation of USB interfaces alongside the popular 2i2 and other products in the series. This 2-in, 4-out USB audio interface combines affordability, cross-platform operation, a comprehensive feature set and the best audio performance in its class. It's a perfect match for both the musician and the digital DJ and it comes in an elegant, road-ready anodised aluminium unibody case.

    Scarlett 2i4 is a great tool for the musician, with its two award-winning Focusrite microphone/line/instrument preamps accessed via universal front-panel XLR/TRS sockets, combined with professional 24-bit, 96 kHz conversion, plus class-leading analogue and digital design from input to output to ensure pristine audio quality throughout the signal path.

    With its 48V phantom power capability, Scarlett 2i4 is perfect for recording guitar and vocal, or stereo piano for example, with high-quality condenser mics. Musicians will also love the direct monitoring mode, which removes the latencies associated with listening back to the input signal through the DAW. Artists can record into the DAW in real time, whilst hearing a zero latency monitor feed from their input sources, controlled by a single knob for easy blending between direct monitoring and DAW playback. In common with other interfaces in the Scarlett series, input level controls feature a novel LED 'signal halo' around the knob that indicates signal presence (green) and input overload (red), while a large-diameter silver volume knob gives you full and accurate control over monitor levels at all times, so whether you are mixing your music, or listening back to the track, the levels will always be in your control.

    Alongside the two Focusrite preamps are four RCA phono outputs, two of which are also available on balanced TRS sockets. These, coupled with the high-level headphone output and flexible monitoring capability make Scarlett 2i4 ideal for digital DJs. Send outputs 1 & 2 to the main PA and use 3 & 4 for cueing, or send all four to a mixer. The converter performance ensures that the quality of the audio streamed from the computer is sonically superb. An A/B source switch for monitoring either of two stereo output pairs via the high-level headphone output provide everything that's required from a DJ interface.

    MIDI input and output are included in Scarlett 2i4, allowing capture of performances with MIDI keyboards and controllers and the ability to play parts out to instruments and sound modules, recording their audio via Scarlett 2i4's TRS inputs.

    Scarlett 2i4 comes complete with an excellent package of software tools to help you get your music down straight away. The latest version of the Focusrite Red Plug-in Suite and Focusrite's established Xcite+ bundle is also included, which features Ableton Live Lite (for all your production, performance and compositional needs), Novation's Bass Station soft synth and over 1GB of royalty-free samples from Loopmasters.

    Scarlett 2i4 delivers high quality, 24-bit 96kHz audio to and from both Macintosh and Windows computers with USB 2.0 capability – and it's bus powered so you only need to plug in the included USB cable to start making music.

    About the Red Plug-In Suite
    The Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite precisely models Focusrite«s classic Red range EQ and compressor hardware. Exploit the originals famous sound, conveniently from within your audio software. The original Red 2 and Red 3 hardware units remain highly desired fixtures in professional recording studios the world over. The Red 2 EQ is a sweet sounding 6-band design, with high/low pass filters, high/low frequency shelves, as well as fully parametric low-mid and high-mid frequency bands. The Red 3 compressor is a VCA compressor design, excellent for natural sounding dynamic control of drums, bass, vocals, and acoustic instruments.

    Focusrite now include the Softube Time and Tone Pack with this interface as a free download.

    Softube Time and Tone Pack is a unique plug-in bundle (valued at $198 / £129) which includes three of Softube's world class plug-ins: a reverb, a delay and a distortion. The Softube Time and Tone Pack includes the following three plug-ins:

    Tube Delay
    A tasty echo effect that can go from clean to rude by overdriving its three modelled tube stages. Create anything from realistic room echoes to rockabilly style slapbacks—or take it all the way into dub reggae echo madness.

    Saturation Knob
    Add grit and warmth to any sound source with this modelled output distortion unit. Use it to fatten up bass lines, add some harmonics and shimmer to vocals, or simply destroy your drum loop. Simply turn up the knob to add saturation, and use the three-position switch to alter the distortion character.

    TSAR-1R
    Add space, depth and width to your sound—TSAR-1R is a reverb plug-in with world class sound and extreme ease of use. With a single slider, you can take TSAR-1R from realistic and three-dimensional rooms to dramatic and dreamlike halls.

  • FeeFo Reviews

    Customer Comment Our Response
    Product:
    01-Feb-2016
    The focusrite is a cracking piece of kit, I've yet to use the mic pre-amps as to date I've only used it to transfer audio in/out and midi. While testing I was sending midi to a sound module and recording the output. No glitches/pops/crackles. Just the ticket for multi tracking my Krome for making backing... Read More.
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    04-Jan-2016
    Very easy to setup (on Mac), good sound quality and features for the price.
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    30-Oct-2015
    bought it for live gigs. Does what I need it to do. Latency could be better, but it's still very usable.
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    08-Oct-2015
    Excellent piece of kit, essential for connecting everything up and to start creating Art.
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    05-Oct-2015
    Great, turns my PC into a professional quality recording suite and is very easy to use, you just download the driver, connect it and you are ready to go
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    05-Oct-2015
    Quick postage.
    A Class service
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    23-Sep-2015
    Plug in and away you go. Much more reliable than cheap phono to usb cables. You buy cheap you get cheap.
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    14-Sep-2015
    Literally plug and play.
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