Focusrite have launched their third-generation series of Scarlett USB-C audio interfaces, featuring upgraded mic preamps with extended gain and dynamic range, and the 'Air' ISA transformer-based preamp emulation from their more expensive Clarett and Red series. There are six models in total, from the £100$110 Scarlett Solo, which features one mic input with phantom power and one switchable line/instrument input with line-level direct monitoring outs for zero-latency monitoring, right up to the top-of-the-range £450$500 18-in, 20-out 18i20, with built-in talkback and four direct monitor outs for speaker switching. All six models ship with cut-down versions of Pro Tools and Ableton Live, plus bundled plug-ins from XLN Audio, Softube, and Focusrite themselves (the Red plug-in bundle). There's even a three-month free Splice Sounds subscription.
Read SOS Full Review Today!
Much more detail about the new third-generation Scarletts is available in the world-exclusive hands-on SOS review, which will be published in the August 2019 edition of the magazine, on sale in the UK on Thursday July 18thin the USA on Friday July 26th.
However... you don't have to wait that long. From today you can read the full Sound On Sound review at the link below. Check it out!