Focusrite Scarlett 2i2

Make / Model: Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
Year: ?

Build Quality

Ok

Functionality

Ok

Impressions

This is one of the most inexpensive audio interfaces available that is well built. It is very simple, and It will do what you need it to do, decently. The mic preamps are decent. However, they don’t have much headroom, and it’s easy to overload them.

The biggest issue with the focusrite USB stuff is that it tends to generate lots of recording errors on my setup, and from what I’ve read online, it’s typical. There were two versions of each of the Focusrite Scarlett models, with the latter version of each having better USB performance, but even then they still had issues.

For what this device is, it really is amazing to get the quality available of mic-preamp and ad/da for the price it is. A much different situation than the interfaces I grew up on in the 2000s.

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