Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 2nd Gen

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USB 2.0 Audio Interface

  • 24-bit / 192kHz
  • 2 Inputs and 4 outputs
  • 2 Scarlett microphone preamps
  • USB bus power
  • System requirements: Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, Mac OSX 10.10 Yosemite and Mac OSX 10.11 El Capitan
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 4.7 x 21 x 13.8 cm
  • Weight: 0.87 kg
  • Pro Tools | First and Ableton Live Lite recording software included

Further Information

Recording / Playback Channels 2x4
Number of Mic Inputs 2
Number of Line Imputs 2
Number of Instrument Inputs 2
Number of Line Outs 4
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 Yes
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 210 mm
Depth in mm 138 mm
Height in mm 47 mm
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Excellent Linux-friendly interface

JCS84, 24.07.2018
For someone like me who primarily plays guitar and relies on drum plugins, this 2-in/4-out interface is more than enough. The device is very sturdy and seems very durable, and the electronics, jacks, preamps, etc. appear to be high quality.
Latency can be set incredibly low already but it has the option to monitor the inputs directly. My favorite feature however is that all controls (dB padding, phantom power, line/instrument switch) are hardware buttons so it doesn't need any additional software. This means it is extremely Linux friendly, unlike the higher-end models that come with a nice mixer that requires additional, proprietary software available only for Windows and Mac OS X (as of 07/2018). This device is Class Compliant so in Linux it is true plug and play.
At this level and for this amount of money you really can't go wrong with this particular interface.
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The home studio working horse, bread and butter audio interface

Hågar, 23.11.2018
I bought this to scale down from and replace my Yamaha N8 eight channel board. After initial problems with pops and dropouts, I got it to work perfectly by setting it to 192kHz recording with a 256 buffer. I use it to do singer / songwriter multitrack recordings of vocals, bass, electric guitar, the output of my stage piano, etc.
The pre amps are not as good as the N8, but... For this price they are absolutely clear! I am very sattisfied with this interface. I owned several others, from Tascam, Yamaha and also the Focusrite 2i2 1st gen. and this 2i4 2nd gen is absolutely pristine compared to those. The MIDI ports are very usable with my hammer action stage piano. I can call any VST synth and play with 5 to 7 miliseconds of latency. Its almost not noticable.

Pros: pristine clean sound with any instrument, ultra low latency, 192kHz, MIDI ports, second set of outputs, very nice LED metering around the input knobs, Great design and looks,

Cons: the supplied USB cable was crap, I replaced it with a very descent certified USB cable. Only will work in 192kHz (no problem for me) Still no 1 or 2 milliseconds latency as promised. The 6.4 ms I get is still very nice.

Overall, weather you are looking for your first audio interface for your home studio, or you are a well seasoned pro looking for an extra set of inputs, you can not go wrong with the Scarlett range. Those who plan to use MIDI should consider the 2i4 or higher, for its integrated MIDI ports. If you have a lot more money to burn and high demands, you might want to go upmarket to RME or other premium brands.
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  • Numer of AES/EBU Connectors: 0
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  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI interface: Yes
  • Word Clock: No
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