Focusrite Scarlett Solo (2nd Gen) USB Audio Interface with Pro Tools
Posted in Reviews on February 16, 2017
The Focusrite Scarlett Solo 2nd Gen USB Audio Interface is ideal for singer-songwriters and guitar players. It is a second generation 2 in / 2 out USB 2.0 audio interface with one Scarlett mic preamp and one instrument input, 24bit/192kHz and USB bus powered. You can get a recording software like Pro Tools | First & Ableton Live Lite, included with samples and plug-ins. It is compatible with PC and Mac.
Scarlett Solo Audio Interface Assessment
Because of its mic preamp and instrument input, your recordings will sound just how you want them. The new Scarlett mic preamp highlights more even gain structure, so you can precisely set your levels, and the instrument input has additionally overhauled so it can deal with genuinely hot guitar pickups.
You can take it anywhere and just connect a USB to a computer. You can plug the microphone and instrument straight in and can easily record an audio like studio quality.
Focusrite Scarlett Solo Pros and Cons
Pros: One customer said he finds the Focusrite Scarlette Solo 2nd Gen a very sturdy studio interface made of beautiful brushed aluminum. He added it is perfect for anyone who is looking to increase the quality of their microphone audio. It also includes phantom power for the microphones that need it. It has an appealing packaging as well. The live monitoring is not very loud even when it is turned up to the maximum volume. It is a robust and portable interface which is perfect who are into the record on the go. For Mac users, this is plug and play. For PC users, you need to download the drivers from the company's website.
Cons: A customer added that the headphone jack requires a 1/4 inch jack. It would have been amazing if the company included an adapter for those 3/4 jack headphones. The USB cable is short; it is advisable to get a longer cable like 6 feet or so. Although some were disappointed when the website was down, so they were not able to use the interface the moment they received the item.
Focusrite Scarlett Conclusion and Rating
The Focusrite Scarlett Solo 2nd Gen has better preamps and converters with a higher build quality compared to the 1st Gen. Depends on the speed of your computer, you can track with plug-ins using the new control panel with lower latency. 2nd Gen and 1st Gen have the same price, but you will get a better deal with the latest generation. Overall feedback, the customers give it 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.