Focusrite: 2nd Generation Scarlett 2i4 Audio Interface

Catalogue No: MOSC0014

The Focusrite 2nd Generation Scarlett 2i4 Audio Interface is Focusrite's most versatile USB-Powered Audio Interface.

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 Focusrite 2nd Generation Scarlett 2i4 Audio Interface is ideal for those who require a cue mix. Compact and flexible, this 2-in, 4-out USB audio interface makes it easy to perform and record studio quality audio against a cue mix. Take it anywhere, connect by USB and get two natural-sounding Scarlett mic preamps, super-low latency*, MIDI I/O, four analogue outputs and the same class-leading sound quality and digital conversion as the rest of the latest Scarlett range.

Focusrite interfaces are perfect partners for Pro Tools, so Scarlett 2i4 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 Mac and PC.

With the Focusrite 2nd Generation Scarlett 2i4 Audio Interface it’s easy to create studio-quality recordings that sound just the way you intend them to. Record anything you want using two combination inputs, with natural-sounding Scarlett mic preamps, 48v phantom power, line level inputs and newly-designed instrument inputs that can handle even the loudest Guitar pick-ups.

Featuring four analogue outputs, MIDI I/O and cue mixing, the Scarlett 2i4 is ideal for live performances. It also gives you a loud headphone output, two balanced outputs and four RCA outputs for connecting to your speakers or mixer.

Features of the Focusrite 2nd Generation Scarlett 2i4 Audio Interface:

Real Time Effects:

Don’t let interface latency ruin your performance. The Scarlett 2i4’s new super-low latency lets you enhance your recording or performance 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:

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.

The Scarlett 2i4 works flawlessly with all major DAWs on Mac and PC, and all the included software is simple enough for beginners, yet sophisticated enough for advanced users.

Record and Perform Anywhere:

The Focusrite 2nd Generation Scarlett 2i4 Audio Interface has been designed for maximum portability. This interface is compact, tough and powered entirely by USB - you don’t even need to carry a power cable to record or perform anywhere you like with Scarlett 2i4.

Designed For Guitarists:

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

New Generation – Better In Every Way:

The latest generation Scarlett 2i4 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. On this model, the instrument inputs have been completely redesigned so that they can handle even the hottest Guitar pick-ups. Also, it’s easier than ever to set your levels accurately and the new built-in analogue protection circuitry across the inputs and the outputs guards your interface against unwanted power surges.

Crisp and Clear Conversion:

One of the most important parts of the recording process is converting your performance into digital audio and back again. Focusrite have been making class-leading converters for over 20 years, and Scarlett 2i4 has the best converters of any interface in its class. 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: < -126 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: <0.003% (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

Line & Monitor Outputs:

  • Dynamic Range Outputs (1-2): 106 dB (A-Weighted)
  • Dynamic Range Outputs (3-4): 103 dB (A-Weighted)
  • Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS) Balanced Line/TRS Outputs: +10 dBu
  • Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS) Unbalanced Line/RCA Outputs (1-4): +5.5 dBu
  • THD+N Outputs (1-2): <0.001% (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • THD+N Outputs (3-4): <0.008% (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)

Headphone Outputs:

  • Dynamic Range: 107 dB (A-Weighted)
  • THD+N: <0.001% (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Maximum Output Level: > +7.8dBu
Published on: 02 June 2016
Language: English
Publisher: Focusrite