Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (2nd Gen) USB Audio Interface with Pro Tools

Posted in Reviews on February 16, 2017

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (2nd Gen) USB Audio Interface is ideal and designed for the guitarist. It is the top rated USB sound interface on the planet, and in light of current circumstances. It concentrates on only three things; accomplishing the best stable, the quickest speed, and the least demanding knowledge. Our most recent era keeps on enhancing in every one of the three zones.

Scarlett 2i2 USB Audio Interface Analysis

It is conservative yet flexible, with two natural sounding Scarlett mic preamps, super-low latency* and a similar class-driving sound quality and digital transformation as whatever remains of the most recent Scarlett run. Take it anyplace, interface by a single USB link to a PC, plug two mics or instruments straight in, and effortlessly record studio quality sound. Focusrite is the ideal accomplice for Pro Tools. To praise this Scarlett 2i2 now accompanies a selective rendition of Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack, and Ableton Live Lite.

It is good with every single significant Daw, on Mac and PC. * Super-low roundtrip inertness was measured at 2.74ms, working at 96kHz with 32 tests support on Logic Pro X, running on a Mac Pro and OS 10.11

Focusrite Scarlett Pros and Cons

Pros: One customer said he was a satisfied owner of the 1st generation and is now curious what the 2nd gen has to offer. He found out that the headphone level and monitor level are shinier than the 1st gen, with black lines rather than grooves in the knobs to mark levels, making it easier to see at a glance. The black rotary input gain controls have clearly visible red lines. The labeling on the entire front panel is clearer being in white and black. The headphone control has now the traditional markings of 0 and 10.

There is an apparent change once you plug the box in. The latest 2i2 is faster to boot up. Before the 1st gen would flicker its input LEDs a few times but with the 2nd gen, it blinks and ready to go.

Cons: One customer said he was disappointed that the drivers won't work with Windows 10. Based on the other reviews, it works well with Linux and Mac. It caused a blue screen. Every time he starts the computer, the device "is not functioning" in the device manager. He needs to disable and enable it again. After some time, the audio will start to distort.

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Conclusion and Rating

Overall feedback given by customers are 4.1 out of 5 stars. Most of the users gave a positive feedback that it is better than the first generation which is an improvement.

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