Focusrite: 2nd Generation Scarlett Solo Audio Interface

Publisher: Focusrite

The Focusrite 2nd Generation Scarlett Solo Audio Interface is the easiest way to start recording.

The brand of choice for some of the world's greatest artists, including Sam Smith, Foo Fighters and Massive Attack, Focusrite equipment is ideal for singer-songwriters and Guitar players who want to record studio-quality music.

The Scarlett Solo is Focusrite's simplest and most compact interface. It's ideal for musicians who are looking for the easiest way to record studio-quality music on Mac or PC. This interface can be easily transported - take it anywhere, connect by USB, plug a mic and Guitar straight in, and you can immediately start recording with the same sound quality as the rest of the latest Scarlett range.

Focusrite interfaces are perfect partners for Pro Tools, so Scarlett Solo comes with Pro Tools | First - Focusrite Creative pack in the box, as well as Ableton Live Lite recording software and a suite of software and samples, so you can start recording straight away. As you’d expect, it works flawlessly with all major DAWs on Windows and Mac.

Features of the Focusrite 2nd Generation Scarlett Solo:

Sound Like You:

Easily make recordings that sound exactly like you. Connect your microphone to the natural sounding Scarlett preamp and plug your Guitar straight into a newly designed input, both of which capture studio-quality audio. 48V phantom power means you can use any microphone you want. If you want to record two Vocals at once, or mic up your Vocal and Guitar cab separately, look at Scarlett 2i2.

Record Guitar and Vocals Simultaneously:

The Focusrite 2nd Generation Scarlett Solo lets you record your Guitar and Vocals at the same time, onto separate tracks. If one doesn't sound right, you won't have to re-record both. You can also apply separate effects: amp simulation to your Guitar, for example, and reverb on your Vocals.

Effects in Real Time:

Super-low latency lets you enhance your recordings in ways that are simply impossible with any other interface in this class, like enabling real-time Guitar amp simulation and vocal reverb (subject to your software, settings and computer).

Start Recording Today:

The Scarlett Solo allows you to compose, record, edit, save and export your music straight away, with time-unlimited versions of industry-standard music software: Ableton Live Lite and Pro Tools | First - Focusrite Creative Pack, which features 12 additional plug-ins including the Eleven Lite for real life Guitar amp emulations and Black Op for iconic distortions and overdrives. You also get Softube's Time and Tone bundle, the Focusrite Red Plug-In Suite, Novation's Bass Station Virtual synthesiser and 2GB of Loopmasters samples. All the software is simple enough for beginners, yet sophisticated enough for advanced users.

Record Absolutely Anywhere:

Designed for portability, the Scarlett Solo is tiny and tough enough to take anywhere so you’ll never miss a moment of inspiration - capture ideas at a friend’s house, or record your next open mic night, Despite its small size, the Scarlett Solo sounds just like the biggest Scarlett interfaces. You don’t need a power supply, either – just connect with a USB cable and start recording.

New Generation – Better In Every Way:

The 2nd Generation Scarlett Solo is packed full of upgrades. It operates at sample rates all the way up to 192kHz with new super-low latency* that lets you record and monitor with software effects in real time. This edition features a redesigned instrument input that can handle even the hottest Guitar pick-ups. It’s easier than ever to set your levels accurately and the new analogue protection circuitry across the inputs and the outputs has been added to guard your interface against unwanted power surges.

Designed for the Guitarist:

However loud you play, or how hot your pick-ups, the newly-designed instrument input can handle it. You'll be free to play without the worry of unwanted distortion.

Crisp and Clear Conversion:

One of the most important parts of the recording process is converting your performance into digital audio and then back again. Focusrite have been making class-leading converters for over 20 years. The Scarlett Solo has the best converters of any interface in its class and you can really hear the difference. Every part of your recording will be beautifully crisp and clear, even when you’re playing softly. This means you can amplify your quieter moments without any unwanted hiss or buzzing.

Find the Perfect Level:

With the Focusrite 2nd Generation Scarlett Solo, setting the perfect level couldn’t be easier. The Focusrite signature halos around the gain knobs glow a reassuring shade of green when you’re recording at the perfect volume. If they turn red, it’s time to back off.

Specifications:

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Mac OSX 10.10 Yosemite or 10.11 El Capitan
  • Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 8.1, Windows 10                              

Supported Sample Rates:

  • 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz

Microphone Inputs:

  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz ± 0.1dB
  • Dynamic Range: 106 dB (A-Weighted)
  • THD+N: <0.002% (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Noise EIN: < -128 dB (A-Weighted)
  • Maximum input level: +4 dBu
  • Gain Range: 50 dB

Line Inputs:

  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz ± 0.1dB
  • Dynamic Range: 106 dB (A-Weighted)
  • THD+N: <0.002% (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Maximum input level: +22 dBu
  • Gain Range:50 dB

Instrument Inputs:

  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz ± 0.1dB
  • Dynamic Range: 106 dB (A-Weighted)
  • THD+N: <0.02% (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Maximum input level: +13 dBu
  • Gain Range: 50 dB

Phono (RCA) Outputs:

  • Dynamic Range Outputs: 106 dB (A-Weighted)
  • Maximum Output Level: (0 dBFS): +10 dBu
  • THD+N Outputs: <0.002% (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)

Headphone Outputs:

  • Dynamic Range: 107 dB (A-Weighted)
  • THD+N: <0.002% (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Maximum Output Level: > +10dBu
Published on: 02 June 2016
Language: English
Catalogue No: MOSC0019