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Focusrite Introduces Scarlett 2i4 Audio Interface

Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 Audio Interface

Focusrite has a new USB audio interface dubbed the Scarlett 2i4. Featuring two inputs and four outputs, the 2i4 is housed in an anodized aluminum unibody chassis. The two combo XLR inputs allow for plugging in your bass, guitar, or microphone. Each input’s gain knob has a signal halo around it that changes color to inform you about your signal. Green means you’re at a good level and red indicates clipping and that you need to turn down. A pad switch for hotter signals also comes in handy.

The interface has MIDI in and out for keyboards and other midi controllers. Other features include a direct monitor function, a dynamic range of 105dB, and 96kHz/24-bit conversion.

The Scarlett 2i4 ships with Ableton Live Lite 8, Focusrite’s Scarlett plug-in suite, Novation’s Bass Station, and Loopmasters content. It will be available in October with a street price of $199.99. For more info, check out the Focusrite website.

Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 Specs:

  • 2 in / 4 out USB audio interface
  • 96 KHz, 24-bit conversion
  • 2 Focusrite microphone preamplifiers
  • Red anodised aluminium unibody chassis

Front panel:

  • 2 line/mic/instrument combination inputs – Neutrik XLR/ ¼ “ TRS Jack Combo
  • 2 line/inst switches
  • 2 illuminating “PAD” buttons
  • 2 Gain knobs
  • 2 Gain halo signal indicators
  • 48V Phantom power switch
  • MIDI activity LED indicator
  • USB connection LED indicator
  • “DIRECT MONITOR” control
  • “STEREO/MONO” switch for direct monitor
  • Large monitor level dial (controls headphone and line level outputs)
  • Headphone output – ¼” TRS Jack
  • Headphone level knob
  • “HEADPHONE SOURCE” switch

Rear panel:

  • 2 balanced monitor outputs – TRS (channels 1-2)
  • 4 unbalanced outputs – RCA Phono (channels 1-4)
  • MIDI IO
  • USB 2.0 Port
  • Kensington Lock slot
  • Included software
  • Ableton Live Lite 8
  • Focusrite Scarlett plug-in suite
  • Novation Bass Station
  • Loopmasters content

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