The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 is a USB recording interface featuring dual award-winning Focusrite preamps and precision digital conversion. It has two inputs and two outputs, in a rugged aluminium chassis. The 2i2 has plenty of available headroom making it suitable for any type of microphone, of any vintage, and you can get phantom power at the touch of a button.
The technology, based on Rupert Neve’s designs, makes it a transparent, low-noise and low-distortion preamp .
The front panel has XLR/jack combination inputs to connect line and instrument level signals as well as microphones – making it versatile enough to record everything from a synth to a guitar. “Halo” indicators let you know that you’ve got a good signal level for recording - red means that your signal is clipping. A high quality headphone amp provides a clean yet loud signal to headphones connected to the front panel socket, and the direct monitor switch routes audio directly from the inputs to both the headphone and speaker outputs.
Ableton Live Lite recording software, plus two powerful software plug-ins: Red Plug-in Suite and Scarlett Plug-in Suite, are included.