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Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 (2nd Generation) USB Audio Interface   (Open Box)
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Product# J37931
OVERVIEW

Second-generation 2-in/4-out USB 2.0 audio interface with 24-bit/192kHz performance.

With Scarlett 2i4 your recordings will sound just how you want them. Two combination inputs with natural-sounding Scarlett mic preamps, line level inputs and newly designed instrument inputs let you record anything you want. The four analog outputs and MIDI I/O make the Scarlett 2i4 ideal for the modern music producer using outboard synths or performing live. Use the 1/4 inch balanced jack outputs to connect to professional studio monitors, or the four RCA outputs to connect to a home speaker system or DJ mixer.

New Generation - Better in Every Way
The second generation Scarlett range is packed full of upgrades. New super-low latency* will bring confidence to your performance, letting you record and monitor with software effects in real time. New metal gain controls and a sleeker red metal chassis reassure you of its improved industrial design, built to go anywhere. The Scarlett range also now operates at sample rates all the way up to 192kHz, and the input channels have evolved too. The latest Scarlett mic preamp features a more even gain structure, so you can accurately set your levels, and the instrument input has also been completely redesigned so it can handle seriously hot pick-ups. Finally, Focusrite have provided analog protection circuitry across both the inputs and the outputs, to guard your interface against unwanted power surges.

Ready to Record, Anywhere
Compact and portable enough to take anywhere, you won't even need a power supply; Scarlett 2i2 is connected and powered by a single USB cable. It also comes with the software and effects you need to start recording; an exclusive version of Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack, Ableton Live Lite, the Softube Time and Tone Bundle, Focusrite's Red Plug-In Suite, 2GB of Loopmasters samples and more.

Free Addictive Keys License Included
The Addictive Keys virtual instrument from XLN Audio is now included for free with all Focusrite audio interfaces, and is available for existing customers as well as new customers. One full license per account enables you to choose one world-class Addictive Keys instrument, such as Modern Upright, Studio Grand, Electric Grand or Mark One.

FEATURES
  • Two natural-sounding Scarlett mic preamps with plenty of even gain
  • Two newly designed instrument input, designed for seriously hot pick-ups
  • Class-leading conversion and sample rates up to 192kHz / 24 bit
  • Super-low latency* for using your plug-ins in real time without the need for DSP
  • Cue mix switching, with four analog outputs
  • One headphones output with gain control
  • MIDI I/O connectivity, ideal for sending/receiving MIDI notes from a Stage Piano
  • Compact and tough enough to take anywhere
  • Powered by USB so you don’t need to carry a power cable
  • Includes Pro Tools | First - Focusrite Creative Pack and Ableton Live Lite
  • All the additional software and loops you need to start recording

Bigger, faster, easier than ever before. Experience the 2nd generation Scarlett series today!

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FocusriteScarlett 2i4 (2nd Generation) USB Audio Interface
 
3.9

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Good audio (5)
  • Compact (4)
  • Durable (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (7)
  • Amateur recording (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (4)

Reviewed by 8 customers

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

This is a good product

By Coda

from Branson, Missouri

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 (2nd Generation) USB Audio Interface:

    I'm a 61 year old man using Pro-Tools for the first time and I have recently purchased the Focusrite 2i4 and it is a nice unit and easy to use so I am satisfied with it, my only wish is that it would of came with a manual which it dose not, one must go to their site and download it, hey I'm old school I pay some decent coin for a product so I'd like the manual to come with it well that's my two cents.

    (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Sub-Par Proformance

    By Jeffery

    from Fargo, ND

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality
    • Pricey / Poor Value
    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording

    Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 (2nd Generation) USB Audio Interface:

    First off: DO NOT BUY. Second: terrible feedback caused by it being powered by the USB 2.0. I would recommend buying an interface with its own power source. Finally: every 30 to 45 sec it would produce a scratching noise. NOT COOL :(

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Device!!

    By Steve P

    from Marlborough, CT

    About Me Experienced

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 (2nd Generation) USB Audio Interface:

      Awesome quality, fantastic value, easy to use!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Awful ASIO driver

      By D-Trax

      from Bulgaria

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

        Cons

        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 (2nd Generation) USB Audio Interface:

        Been using Focusrite's stuff lots in the past 10 years and already had scarlett 2i4 (1st gen), but master volume potentiometer went bad. Decided to switch to 2nd gen and I often use it in the last 3 months or so. Windows driver for 2nd gen is awful and makes a lot of problems like - BSOD, latency spikes, when using with ASIO can't use it for anything else (sometimes), glitchy audio from browsers and etc. Giving it 2 stars only because they upgraded the headphone amplifier from 1st gen which was very bad.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        a great sounding piece but, software setup for windows bad!

        By Dang!

        from NJ

        About Me Professional Musician

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • tedious complicated windows software setup

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 (2nd Generation) USB Audio Interface:

        These really deliver on their reputation for the good sounding preamp and a/d converter. Apparently the earlier version had trouble with headroom: guitar pickups being too hot. This version: no problem. Guitars sound great going directly in. Really good.

        The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is the software setup for windows was a tedious nightmare. They've done a poor job in that area. Also the daw that comes with it is only ok. Otherwise it's great.

         
        5.0

        Nice interface for less than 200

        By VictorS

        from Tempe, AZ

        About Me Experienced

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 (2nd Generation) USB Audio Interface:

          Nice interface. Small, easy to use, elegant. It could be better if the Scarlett come with better studio recording software (ProTools First is terrible and Ableton Live Lite isn't great for that), but at least you receive access to download some plugins. I didn't test Scarlett mic preamp yet (for now, I just recorded guitars) but I hope to buy a condenser mic soon.

           
          5.0

          Great unit!

          By Jam4Jesus

          from Aurora, Co

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

            Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 (2nd Generation) USB Audio Interface:

            I use to own the apogee duet and the Scarlett 2 is better in my opinion.. The apogee had some pairing issues and would disconnect on me...
            The Scarlett is a great unit and has great price!

             
            5.0

            A well thought out product

            By FAster

            from phx, Az

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 (2nd Generation) USB Audio Interface:

              The more I use this product the more impressed I am with it. Features like switchable Line/Instrument Inputs, Midi in/out and the separate headphone volume make it great for me. The pad button is great to keep your inputs from peaking and the many outputrs let me hear playback through a variety of sound systems. Really like this device, cleverly designed and well laid out.

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