The Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 is equipped with two vibrant and pristine Focusrite preamps. For over 25 years, Focusrite's award-winning pres have proven their mettle in pro studios around the world. Focusrite ports their considerable design savvy into the transparent, low-noise, low-distortion preamps in the Scarlett 2i4. This is the same technology found in Focusrite's flagship products, giving you gobs of available headroom to accommodate your dynamic, condenser, and ribbon mics on any source, no matter how boisterous. Of course, you also get phantom power for your mics that require it.
Plug right in and start recording
The front panel of Focusrite's Scarlett 2i4 sports Neutrik combo input jacks, letting you connect line and instrument-level signals as well as microphones. This makes it ideal for recording the output of a synth or stage piano, while flicking a switch gives you an input tailored to your guitar.
Powerful software suite included
Focusrite didn't stop at stellar sound quality and flexible routing with the Scarlett - you also get a powerful software bundle that includes the Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-in Suite, as well as Softube's Time and Tone Pack, featuring the Drawmer S73 Intelligent Master Processor, TSAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay, Saturation Knob, and Multi-band compressor. Also onboard: the Scarlett VST/AU/RTAS plug-in suite featuring Focusrite's acclaimed Scarlett compression, reverb, gating, and EQ! These plug-ins give you access to the vibe of classic Focusrite studio hardware with the flexibility of software processing. Factor in the included Ableton Live Lite production and performance software, and you have a complete music production suite.
Keep an eye on your levels
Your mom always said to watch your levels. Well, perhaps she didn't, but you know you should - and the Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 makes it easy. The 2i4's innovative halo indicators always let you know when you've got a healthy signal level for recording. If the halo is Red, your signal is clipping, and you should back down your gain. The halo will momentarily turn amber as the level returns to a happy normal - at which point it will turn green. Simple and intuitive, isn't it?
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Features at a Glance:
Two microphone preamps with global phantom power and per channel 10 dB pads
Neutrik combo XLR/TRS 1/4" input connectors with line/instrument switches
Balanced and unbalanced outputs
MIDI In and Out ports for connecting synthesizer modules or digital pianos
Direct monitor function with Stereo/Mono switch for avoiding input latency while recording
Headphone source switch (outputs 1-2 or 3-4)
Gain halos around the gain knob for each input provide monitoring of correct signal level
Includes software for Mac and PC
Focusrite Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-In Suite (AAX, Audio Units, VST) delivers accurately modeled plug-ins based on the classic Focusrite Red 2 EQ and Red 3 Compressor hardware
Softube Time and Tone Bundle
Rugged-aluminum unibody chassis