Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Studio 3rd Gen


USB Audio Interface Recording Set

  • Consisting of Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 3rd Gen audio interface, CM25 MkIII condenser microphone, HP60 MkIII studio headphones and a 3 metre XLR cable
  • 2-Channel USB2.0 audio interface with USB-C connector
  • 24 bit / 192 kHz
  • 2 Scarlett microphone preamps
  • +48 V phantom power
  • Switchable Air function
  • 2 Mic/instrument/line inputs: XLR/6.3 mm jack combo balanced
  • 2 Line outputs: 6.3 mm jack balanced
  • Stereo headphone output: 6.3 mm jack
  • USB-C connection
  • For PC/Mac
  • USB bus-powered
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 175 x 47.5 x 98.8 mm
  • Weight: 0.47 kg
  • Incl. USB cable (type C to A) and Hitmaker Expansion Software Bundle (Ableton Live Lite, 3 months Splice Sounds membership and Plugin Bundle for songwriting, mixing and mastering)

Hitmaker Expansion Plugins:

  • Softube Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555 - Amp Sim
  • XLN Audio Addictive Keys - Virtual Keyboard Instruments
  • XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2: Studio Rock - Virtual Drum Library
  • Brainworx bx_oberhausen - Polysynth
  • Antares Auto-Tune Access - Vocal Tuning
  • Brainworx Bx_console Focusrite SC - Channel Strip
  • Focusrite Red 2 & 3 Plug-in Suite - EQ and Compressor
  • Relab's LX480 Essentials - Reverb
  • Brainworx bx_masterdesk - Mastering System
available since July 2019
Item number 468423
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Recording / Playback Channels 2x2
Number of Mic Inputs 2
Number of Line Inputs 2
Number of Instrument Inputs 2
Number of Line Outs 2
Headphone Outs 1
Phantom power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 0
Number of ADAT Connectors 0
Numer of AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors No
MIDI interface No
Word Clock No
Max. sample rate (kHz) 192 kHz
Max. resolution in bit 24 bit
USB Bus-Powered Yes
Incl. power supply No
USB Version 2.0
Width in mm 175 mm
Depth in mm 98,8 mm
Height in mm 47,5 mm
Connection Format USB port Type C
Included in delivery USB-C to USB-A cable, software, condenser microphone, headphone
Zero latency monitoring 1
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The third generation of the Scarlett 2

The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, now in its third edition, is a high-quality compact USB audio interface for Mac and PC. It features two combined XLR/jack inputs for connecting microphones as well as synthesizers or other line-level audio sources and two balanced outputs for monitoring. The 2i2 is equipped with two high-grade Scarlett microphone preamps with switchable 48 V phantom power, as well as the brand-new Air Mode. Electric guitars and basses can also be plugged in directly, as the input impedance of the front sockets can be set to Hi-Z. The Scarlett 2i2 Studio Bundle also includes a CM25 MkIII condenser microphone, a pair of HP60 MkIII headphones, and a three-metre XLR cable: An unbeatable complete package at a budget-friendly price. The interface also comes complete with the Focusrite Hitmaker Expansion, a comprehensive software package that essentially gives you everything you need to carry out every stage of the production process on your computer, from beginning to end.

Love is in the “Air”

Focusrite’s outstanding reputation for building high-quality mic preamps has been established for over three decades now, and much of this expertise has been included in the third generation of Scarlett interfaces via the brand-new integrated Air Mode, which when selected opens up and brightens the high end in a way that is intended to emulate their classic ISA preamps – or, as the British manufacturer puts it, to provide “unique high-end detail for vocals and acoustic guitar”. Decades of experience really do speak for quality in this case, and the AD/DA converters provide optimum clarity and detail with a maximum bit depth of 24 bits and frequency rates of up to 192 kHz.

Dynamic duo

The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 is a compact desktop interface and is therefore particularly suited to home and bedroom studios, in addition to which the studio bundle includes everything you need for your first recording sessions. It is also USB-powered and sturdily built, yet lightweight and portable. The flexible and versatile inputs, coupled with the two outputs (ideal for active monitors), should be fit for any purpose. Unlike the larger members of the Scarlett series, the 2i2 lacks MIDI connectivity. This should not pose too much of a problem, however, since most modern keyboards feature a USB interface as standard and can thus be connected directly to the computer.

About Focusrite

Founded in 1985 by Rupert Neve, Focusrite quickly made a name for itself with high-quality analogue consoles. Today, the company markets audio interfaces, mic preamps, consoles, analogue EQs, and channel strips as well as hardware and software for digital audio processing. The company is based in High Wycombe, England, and has won numerous industry awards. In addition to the Focusrite Pro line, the company also has subsidiaries that include Adam Audio, Novation, and iOS app creator Ampify Music.

Get started right away

The newly designed “gain halos” (the red and green LED rings around the gain controls on the front panel) are intended to make it easier to adjust gain settings, so that budding producers can start recording immediately after buying the interface. To make things simpler still, Focusrite has included a “Quick Start Tool” and put together an impressive and comprehensive package of free software, some in the box and some available for download, which includes Ableton Live Lite, Pro Tools First, Focusrite Red Plugin Suite, Focusrite Plugin Collective, Softube Time and Tone Bundle, a three-month subscription to Splice Sounds, and a software tool of four XLN Audio Addictive Keys of your choice.

Hitmaker Expansion

An audio interface provides a connection between a computer and various external devices. The computer in turn requires special software in order to process the incoming signals. The Hitmaker Expansion from Focusrite includes everything you need to get started here. At the core of the music production process here is the Ableton Live Lite digital audio workstation (DAW), and the package also includes tools for all of the relevant applications: Guitar sounds with Softube Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555, virtual instruments with XLN Audio Addictive Keys and Addictive Drums 2, vocal tuning options, effects, and of course mastering tools to ensure that your finished projects sound properly polished. With the Hitmaker Expansion, you therefore get both the interface itself and the entire range of tools you need in order to get the absolute best from what your interface has to offer.

In the spotlight: Solo, 2i2, 4i4, 8i6, 18i8, and 18i20

The third generation of Scarlett interfaces comprises the Solo, 2i2, 4i4, 8i6, 18i8, and 18i20 as well as two bundles, the Solo Studio and 2i2 Studio, each of which includes a microphone and headphones. The abbreviations 2i2, 4i4, etc. specify the number of inputs and outputs. In other words, “2i2” stands for two (i)nputs and two outputs, and 4i4 accordingly stands for four (i)nputs and four outputs. The “Solo” bends the rules in this respect, since it actually features two inputs and two outputs – the name instead suggests that it is intended for solo artists or singer/songwriters.

Perfect to use in a small recording studio setup
CoJR 22.04.2020
I bought the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Studio 3rd Gen package last year after wanting to return to music production at home for some time. This package has been perfect for all of my needs in recording vocals, guitars and keyboards. All of the components included are of a high calibre when comparing to other recording equipment I have bought separately in the past.

The audio interface is compact and well designed with several nice features, such as the glowing halo rings around the input gain knobs. The condenser microphone is of a perfect weight and size for a home studio setup, and the headphones are quite comfortable to wear. All of these components produce pristine quality, which in my opinion for the cost makes this package very competitive.

Thomann did a great job delivering the package to my apartment on time. When combined with a computer/laptop, a set of studio monitors and the relevant instruments for recording, this bundle is perfect for musicians across all skill levels recording at home or on the road.


Amazing value for money!
Johnny Ska 04.04.2022
Been using this for about 2 years now, and I am completely satisfied with every part of this set.
Not a single problem, amazing sound, electric/classical/acoustic guitar recording into Reaper was never more fun...!
Software goodies also interesting, and Focusrite subscription comes with nice occasional offers!


Does what it says on the box ;)
Greyswandir 08.02.2022
Generally I am very happy with the set. Sound is good, all the components look and work nicely and it is enough for my needs for now.

Some gripes: Headphones are comfortable, maybe the most comfortable of this type I had, still, could be a bit bigger, as my ears start to hurt after a couple of hours.

The mic stand could definately be a little bit sturdier/stronger, as it cannot hold the mic fully extended on it's own and needs some weights put on the other end.


This is the best recording equipment for Voice Overs.
The Speiller 24.03.2022
I've had this kit for over a year now and couldn't be happier, honestly its excellent. Provided you can create a room with dead sound (no echo) this piece of kit is fantastic and extremely good value for money. On live sessions all engineers have been very impressed with the quality. I've wasted time on other cheaper recording systems (snowball gimicks etc) so spend your money wisely on quality recording tools and you will be happily recording for a long time.


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