Focusrite Scarlett Studio 2i2
Now in its second generation, Focusrite Scarlett Studio 2i2 provides an interface, headphones, a large-diaphragm condenser microphone, cables, and microphone clip—indeed, everything you’d need to start recording music right away, minus the computer. With the included software, it is also possible to mix and master your guitar, vocals, bass, or other instruments directly within your computer, thereby achieving a finalized recording.
At the heart of this studio setup is Focusrite’s second-generation 2i2, an interface which offers two low-noise, high-headroom Scarlett preamps for recording, as well as balanced monitor jacks, a headphone output, and Mac/Windows connectivity via the USB port. The interface also boasts a round-trip latency of 2.74 ms at 96 kHz, making it possible to monitor recordings made through DSP in real time. It can also operate at resolutions and sample rates of up to 24-bit/192 kHz. The CM25 MkII is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone, and comes with a microphone cable and clip. Closed-back studio headphones round out the hardware complement.
An included Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative pack is enhanced by a suite of Focusrite Scarlett plug-ins, a set of tools that include compression, EQ, gating, and reverb. The Novation Bass Station software synthesizer can be used to add bass or melody, and a sample pack from Loopmasters contains drum loops and sound effects. Ableton Live is included to boot.
Focusrite’s Red Plug-In Suite (AAX, Audio Units, and VST) delivers modules based on the classic Focusrite Red 2 EQ and Red 3 Compressor hardware. Also included in this bundle is the Softube Time and Tone Pack for further sonic exploration within your chosen DAW.