Scarlett 2i2

The Best Selling USB Audio Interface in the World

Scarlett 2i2

Perfect for recording two mics at once

This is our compact yet versatile 2-in, 2-out USB audio interface. It gives singer songwriters two natural-sounding Scarlett mic preamps and the same class-leading sound quality and digital conversion as the rest of the latest Scarlett range. Take it anywhere, connect by USB, plug your mics and guitars straight in, and simply start recording.

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Scarlett 2i2 USB Interface

Focusrite interfaces are the perfect partner for Pro Tools, so Scarlett 2i2 comes with Pro Tools | First recording software, as well as Ableton Live Lite 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.

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Scarlett 2i2 Front and Rear


What is latency?

Scarlett 2nd Generation interfaces have lower latency than any other USB audio interfaces. Take a look at this short video to see for yourself how latency can cause problems when recording, and find out what you can do to overcome it.

Sound Like You

Easily make studio quality recordings that sound just the way you intended. Connect your microphones, guitars and line level equipment to two newly designed instrument inputs, both with natural-sounding Scarlett preamps and 48V phantom power.

Performing Live?

If you want a cue mix for recording and performing, you should take a look at Scarlett 2i4 which gives you four analogue outputs, MIDI I/O and a cue mix switch.

Scarlett MIDI Connections

Recording a Duo?

If you want to record two artists at once, or you’re a multi-instrumentalist who wants to connect mics, instruments and line level gear, take a look at Scarlett 6i6. It has twice as many analogue inputs as Scarlett 2i2 and two separate headphone outputs.

Scarlett Headphone Gain

Effects In Real Time

Don’t let latency hold you back. Enhance your recordings in ways that are simply impossible with any other interface in this class, like enabling real-time guitar amp simulation and vocal reverb (depending on your software, settings and computer).

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Plugins

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.

Scarlett 2i2 works flawlessly with all major DAWs on Mac and PC, and all the software included is simple enough for beginners, yet sophisticated enough for advanced users.

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Record Absolutely Anywhere

Never miss another moment of inspiration. Lay down some ideas at a friend’s house, or record your next open mic night. Scarlett 2i2 is compact, lightweight and sturdy enough to take with you anywhere. You don’t need a power supply, either – just connect with a USB cable and start recording.

Scarlett 2i2 for Guitarists

Designed for Guitarists

No matter how 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 worry of unwanted distortion.

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New Generation – Better In Every Way

The latest generation Scarlett 2i2 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.

We completely redesigned the instrument inputs so they can handle even the hottest guitar pick-ups, and we’ve made it easier than ever to set your levels accurately. We’ve also built in new analogue protection circuitry across the inputs and the outputs, to guard your interface against unwanted power surges.

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*Super-low latency depends on your choice of software, settings and computer.

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Crisp and Clear Conversion

Converting your performance into digital audio and back again is the most important part of the recording process. We’ve been making class-leading converters for over 20 years, and Scarlett 2i2 has the best converters of any interface in its class.

You can 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.

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Clear Conversion

Sam Smith

Used By the Best

What do Sam Smith, Foo Fighters and Massive Attack have in common? Not a lot, admittedly, but they all use Focusrite equipment because they agree with us that sound is everything.

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Find the Perfect Level

Setting the perfect level couldn’t be easier, thanks our unique haloes around the gain knobs. They glow a reassuring shade of green when you’re recording at the perfect volume. If they turn red, it’s time to back off.

Scarlett 2i2 Gain Halos

Plugin Collective

The world is full of innovative software companies, creating a wealth of powerful plug-ins. With such variety, you’ll want to find exactly the right plug-ins for you, and use them in real time, thanks to Scarlett 2nd gen’s super-low latency environment. To help you on this mission, we’ve formed the ‘Plug-in Collective’, working with the very best to bring you exclusive plug-in offers and content every month.

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DAW Plugins

Get Everything Else You Need

If you want a great mic and headphones as well, take a look at Scarlett 2i2 Studio Pack. It gives you closed-back studio quality headphones and a large-diaphragm condenser microphone, plus a cable and stand clip, so you can set up and record straight away.

Scarlett 2i2 Studio

User Guides

Sometimes you just need to see how adding new equipment to your setup is going to work. Find out just how easy it is to get the benefits of Scarlett 2i2, along with some example setup examples and diagrams here.

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Tech Spec

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

< -128 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 Outputs

Dynamic Range Outputs

106 dB (A-Weighted)

Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS) Balanced Line/TRS Outputs

+10 dBu

THD+N Outputs

<0.002% (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)

Headphone Outputs

Dynamic Range

107 dB (A-Weighted)

THD+N

<0.002% (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)

Maximum Output Level

> +10dBu