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Focusrite Scarlett

Second-generation USB Audio Interfaces
Published December 2016
By Sam Inglis

Focusrite Scarlett

Focusrite have updated and improved their Scarlett interface range.

From the desktop 2i2 and Solo units to the rackmountable 18i20, with eight built-in mic preamps and ADAT digital expandability, there are Scarlett interfaces to suit most studios. In fact, Focusrite say that since its launch in 2011, the 2i2 has become the best-selling USB audio interface in the world. Five years is a long time in music technology, however, and Focusrite have now ‘refreshed’ their range of USB interfaces to reflect new developments and changing priorities.

Popular though the original Scarletts were, they attracted criticism in some quarters. This was mainly directed at Focusrite’s control software, which some found awkward to use, and at their drivers, which didn’t offer stellar...

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Published December 2016