Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, USB audio interface
This is our compact yet versatile 2-in, 2-out USB audio interface. It gives singer songwriters two natural-sounding Scarlett mic preamps and the same class-leading sound quality and digital conversion as the rest of the latest Scarlett range. Take it anywhere, connect by USB, plug your mics and guitars straight in, and simply start recording.
Focusrite interfaces are the perfect partner for Pro Tools, so Scarlett 2i2 comes with Pro Tools | First recording software, as well as Ableton Live Lite and a suite of software and samples so you can start recording straight away. As you’d expect, it works flawlessly with all major DAWs on Mac and PC.
What is latency?
Scarlett 2nd Generation interfaces have lower latency than any other USB audio interfaces. Take a look at this short video to see for yourself how latency can cause problems when recording, and find out what you can do to overcome it.
Sound Like You
Easily make studio quality recordings that sound just the way you intended. Connect your microphones, guitars and line level equipment to two newly designed instrument inputs, both with natural-sounding Scarlett preamps and 48V phantom power.
Effects In Real Time
Don’t let latency hold you back. Enhance your recordings in ways that are simply impossible with any other interface in this class, like enabling real-time guitar amp simulation and vocal reverb (depending on your software, settings and computer).
Start Recording Today
Compose, record, edit, save and export your music straight away, with time-unlimited versions of industry-standard music software: Ableton Live Lite and Pro Tools | First – Focusrite Creative Pack, which features 12 additional plug-ins including the Eleven Lite for real life guitar amp emulations and Black Op for iconic distortions and overdrives.
You also get Softube’s Time and Tone bundle, the Focusrite Red Plug-In Suite, Novation’s Bass Station virtual synthesiser and 2GB of Loopmasters samples.
Scarlett 2i2 works flawlessly with all major DAWs on Mac and PC, and all the software included is simple enough for beginners, yet sophisticated enough for advanced users.
Record Absolutely Anywhere
Never miss another moment of inspiration. Lay down some ideas at a friend’s house, or record your next open mic night. Scarlett 2i2 is compact, lightweight and sturdy enough to take with you anywhere. You don’t need a power supply, either – just connect with a USB cable and start recording.
Designed for Guitarists
No matter how loud you play, or how hot your pick-ups, the newly-designed instrument inputs can handle it. You’ll be free to play without the worry of unwanted distortion.
New Generation – Better In Every Way
The latest generation Scarlett 2i2 is packed full of upgrades. It operates at sample rates all the way up to 192kHz with new super-low latency* that lets you record and monitor with software effects in real time.
We completely redesigned the instrument inputs so they can handle even the hottest guitar pick-ups, and we’ve made it easier than ever to set your levels accurately. We’ve also built in new analogue protection circuitry across the inputs and the outputs, to guard your interface against unwanted power surges.
Crisp and Clear Conversion
Converting your performance into digital audio and back again is the most important part of the recording process. We’ve been making class-leading converters for over 20 years, and Scarlett 2i2 has the best converters of any interface in its class.
You can hear the difference! Every part of your recording will be beautifully crisp and clear, even when you’re playing softly. This means you can amplify your quieter moments without any unwanted hiss or buzzing.
Used By the Best
What do Sam Smith, Foo Fighters and Massive Attack have in common? Not a lot, admittedly, but they all use Focusrite equipment because they agree with us that sound is everything.
Supported Operating Systems
Please visit our OS Compatibility Checker for more information on supported operating systems.
Supported Sample Rates
44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
20 Hz – 20 kHz ± 0.1dB
106 dB (A-Weighted)
<0.002% (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter) Noise EIN < -128 dBu (A-Weighted) Maximum input level +4 dBu Gain Range 50 dB Impedance 3k Ω Line Inputs Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz ± 0.1dB Dynamic Range 106 dB (A-Weighted) THD+N <0.003% (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter) Maximum input level +22 dBu Gain Range 50 dB Impedance 52k Ω Instrument Inputs Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz ± 0.1dB Dynamic Range 106 dB (A-Weighted) THD+N <0.02% (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter) Maximum input level +13 dBu Gain Range 50 dB Impedance 1M Ω Line Outputs Dynamic Range Outputs 106 dB (A-Weighted) Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS) Balanced Line/TRS Outputs +10 dBu THD+N Outputs <0.002% (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter) Impedance (TRS Outputs) 94 Ω (Balanced) Headphone Outputs Dynamic Range 107 dB (A-Weighted) THD+N <0.002% (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter) Maximum Output Level > +10dBu