Scarlett Solo (2nd gen)
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Scarlett Solo (2nd gen)

Product Code: MOSC0019

Second generation 2 in / 2 out USB 2.0 audio interface with one Scarlett mic preamp and one instrument input, 24bit/192kHz & USB bus powered. Pro Tools | First & Ableton Live Lite recording software, plug-ins and samples included. Mac & PC compatible.


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Rated 3.3 out of 5 based on 3 reviews.
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Mr Kenwyn Rossall
April 10th 2017
Solid unit great sound quality and reliable software.
Yahel Felipe
April 9th 2017
I love to record everywhere, and Scarlet Solo 2nd gen its perfect for keep recording on a trip.
Mr Eduardo Elguero
April 7th 2017
Is the best Interface that you can buy
Mr Vinicius Arruda
March 28th 2017
Excellent interface!! Works perfectly , no latency.
David Gomez
March 27th 2017
I'm really satisfied with the audio capture that scarlett offers
Mr Rafael Szabo
March 22nd 2017
Low latency, perfect ASIO driver and elegant and sturdy construction. Finaly I found what I needed.
Michael ONeil
February 11st 2017
This product was extremely easy to use once I set it up. If you can read the inputs/outputs, its fairly self-explanatory.
Mr Scott Nystrom
January 16th 2017
Sounds great! Easy to use!
Márton Nagy-György
January 14th 2017
Great product, good quality!
Nathan Bast
December 4th 2016
Easy to set up, exceptional audio quality, and looks the part!
Dael Bartlett
November 13rd 2016
Focusrite Scarlett - Clean, warm and complimentary. I record a lot of acoustic instruments, and needed a new portable interface I could use away from my small home studio. I have wanted to experiment with recording in other acoustic spaces, and so began my search for a small buss powered interface, One that I could just connect to my mac and record. I spent a lot of time on-line researching, and was for a time very tempted to go with another interface that boasted burr brown converters and class A preamps. Many reviewers of that product talked about the the red boxes having a thin and harsh sound. So much for reviews, this Focusrite Solo is clean, full, warm and natural. A visit to the Focusrite site and the great examples they give under "Products>Mic Pre Masters" menu helped me center my thinking and realize, the reviews of the Scarlett were skewed. Now after one week of ownership, and as a result of my experience with the Scarlett Solo during that week, I realize its time to retire my MOTU Traveler. In fact, I am now using the Solo for mixing in my studio until, I have the funds to get another, and larger RED box. In the meantime I will just put up with the limited number of ins and outs for the sake of quality of sound. My final reason for choosing Focusrite comes down to personal experience with other Focusrite products. I have owned a Focusrite ISA one for about five years and this has and continues to be my go-to preamp for anything acoustic, including vocals. Also, my first ever USB interface was the original MBox which featured Focusrite preamps that also sounded great, certainly better than the grainier sound of my then Digi 02 preamps. Maybe I sound like a Focusrite snob, but no, if I want ultra transparency then I turn to Grace, and while the Solo preamp does not have the same level of depth as the Grace 101, it adds no hyped color to the sound, rather, it reflects what it hears, with clarity and without harshness, . One final thought, the Focusrite Red 2 EQ, and Red 3 Compressor plugins included with the interface, make the cost of the Scarlett Solo worth every penny. Focusrite's on-going customer support and their plugin collective program, clearly shows they want to help customers grow. In summary, I like the Focusrite customer facing attitude, and the no fuss quality of their products. As long as they maintain these long lasting and very high standards, I will be a customer.
Adam Tanner
October 20th 2016
Perfect compact interface, quality with added extras with plug ins! Great value
Mr Otto Albertsen
October 16th 2016
The product was exactly what I as expecting, nothing more, nothing less. I was over all very pleased. Still messing around with it and hope to continue to discover more about the product. Perfect condition and works right from the get go. No complaints.
marc
August 31st 2016
Love it. Great value for money and it even looks pretty :-)
Tomasz
August 30th 2016
scarlett got only one minus, he dont use usb 3.0
Gerry
August 30th 2016
I am a newbie to the recording process and I have to admit I don't know much about it, but with the Scarlett Solo even I can record tracks with this plug and play interface. It is so easy to use anyone who is interested in recording music should buy this product. Love it
Michael
August 30th 2016
Exactly as described. Really easy to setup and sound quality is better than the opposition. Qua ity !
Malcolm
August 30th 2016
Seems great to me. I use it with a new lavalier mic I bought and this pair improved my audio by about 4x. Really pleased, and the Scarlett seems excellent build quality.

Product Specifications

What's in the box:
  • Scarlett Solo (2nd Gen) Audio Interface
  • USB Cable
  • Bundle code for your free software

System Requirements:
  • Mac OS X Yosemite, El Capitan
  • Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows 10
Scarlett Solo S is class compliant on Mac. Driver will be required for PC.


Included Software:
  • Red 2 & 3 Plug-in Suite
  • Softube Time & Tone Pack
  • Pro Tools First | First Focusrite Creative Pack
  • Ableton Live Lite music making software
  • 2 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples
  • Novation Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser
  • NEW SOFTWARE ADDITION:The Addictive Keys virtual instrument from XLN Audio is free with Focusrite interfaces. One full license per account enables you to choose one Addictive Keys instrument, such as Modern Upright, Studio Grand, Electric Grand or Mark One.


Weights and Dimensions:
  • 0.48 kg (with accessories)
  • 0.43 kg (without accessories)
  • 4.4cm x 14.4cm x 11.9cm (H x W x D)

Supported Operating Systems

Mac OSX 10.10 Yosemite or 10.11 El Capitan
Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 8.1, Windows 10

Supported Sample Rates

44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz

Microphone Inputs

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 20 kHz ± 0.1dB

Dynamic Range

106 dB (A-Weighted)

THD+N

<0.002% (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)

Noise EIN

< -128 dB (A-Weighted)

Maximum input level

+4 dBu

Gain Range

50 dB

Line Inputs

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 20 kHz ± 0.1dB

Dynamic Range

106 dB (A-Weighted)

THD+N

<0.002% (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)

Maximum input level

+22 dBu

Gain Range

50 dB

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

Phono (RCA) Outputs

Dynamic Range Outputs

106 dB (A-Weighted)

Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS)

+10 dBu

THD+N Outputs

<0.002% (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)

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

Attributes

Attribute Description
48v phantom powerYes
ADAT I/ONo
Analogue Ins2
Analogue Outs2
Bit Depth24-bit
Bus PoweredYes
CompatibilityMac / PC
FeaturesSuper-low latency
Headphone Outs1
Host ConnectivityUSB 2.0
Mic Preamps1
MIDI I/ONo
Monitoring softwareNo
S/PDIFNo
Sample RateUp to 192kHz
Software BundleYes
brandfocusrite

Sound just like you

This month's Plug-in Collective offer is the Exponential Audio R2 stereo reverb plug-in. Worth $239, R2 is free for Focusrite hardware customers (iLok 2 or iLok 3 required).

R2 makes a real difference, showing just how far the art of reverb has advanced, but Focusrite hardware customers can take that even further. When they redeem their R2 license, they'll become eligible for 40% off R2 Surround and 50% off R4.

  • Free R2 stereo reverb plug-in (iLok 2 or iLok 3 required)
  • 40% off R2 Surround
  • 50% off R4
Click here to visit the plug-in collective homepage for more information.

With the Scarlett Solo USB audio interface, your recordings will sound just how you want them to. Plug straight in to record your guitar and vocal simultaneously on independent channels so they can be mixed separately. The super-low latency* brings confidence to your performance, letting you record and monitor with software effects in real time. Connect your headphones and home speakers or studio monitors, turn up the volume and totally immerse yourself in sound.

New Generation - Better in every way
The second generation Scarlett range is packed full of upgrades. New super-low latency* brings confidence to your performance, letting you record and monitor with software effects in real time. New metal gain controls and a sleeker red metal chassis underscore its improved industrial design, built to go anywhere. The Scarlett range also now operates at sample rates all the way up to 192kHz. The input channels have evolved too. The latest Scarlett mic preamp features a more even gain structure, so you can accurately set your levels, and the instrument input has also been completely redesigned so it can handle seriously hot guitar pick-ups. Finally, Focusrite have provided analogue protection circuitry across both the inputs and the outputs, to guard your interface against unwanted power surges.

Ready to record anywhere

Compact and portable enough to take anywhere, you won't even need a power supply; Scarlett Solo is connected and powered by a single USB cable. It also comes with the software and effects you need to start recording; an exclusive version of Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack (featuring 12 additional plug-ins including the Eleven Lite for real life guitar amp emulations), Ableton Live Lite, the Softube Time and Tone Bundle, Focusrite's Red Plug-In Suite, 2GB of Loopmasters samples and more.

*Super-low roundtrip latency was measured at 2.74ms, working at 96kHz with a 32 samples buffer on Logic Pro X, running on a Mac Proand OS 10.11

Key Features:

  • One natural-sounding Scarlett mic preamp with plenty of even gain.
  • One newly-designed instrument input, designed to handle seriously hot pick-ups
  • Class-leading conversion and sample rates up to 192kHz / 24 bit
  • Super-low latency* for using your plug-ins in real time without the need for DSP
  • One headphones output with gain control
  • Stereo line outputs on RCA phono for connecting to home speakers
  • Compact and tough enough to take anywhere
  • Powered by USB so you don't need to carry a power cable
  • Includes Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack and Ableton Live Lite
  • All the additional software and loops you need to start recording
*Super-low roundtrip latency was measured at 2.74ms, working at 96kHz with a 32 samples buffer on Logic Pro X, running on a Mac Pro and OS 10.11

Delivery Info

Free domestic and international delivery is available on all orders. Please note all Delivery Times are estimates and commence from the date of shipping, rather than the date of order. Delivery times are to be used as a guide only. For full details, visit Delivery & Returns page.

Returns Policy

Any unwanted items can be returned within 30 days for a refund. For more details please refer to section 9 in our Terms & Conditions. Should an item develop a fault covered by our 1 year warranty, it will be replaced with a new unit. Returns can be requested from your account page.

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