Focusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen

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2-Channel USB2.0 Audio Interface with USB-C Connection

  • 24 bit / 192 kHz
  • 1x Scarlett microphone preamp
  • +48 V phantom power
  • Switchable air function
  • 1 Mic input: XLR
  • 1 Line/instrument input: 6.3 mm jack
  • 2 Line outputs: 6.3 mm jack balanced
  • Stereo headphone output: 6.3 mm jack
  • USB-C connection
  • For PC/Mac
  • USB bus-powered
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 143.5 x 43.5 x 95.8 mm
  • Weight: 0.32 kg
  • Incl. USB cable (type C to A) and Hitmaker Expansion software bundle (Ableton Live Lite, 3 months Splice Sounds membership and plug-in bundle for songwriting, mixing and mastering)

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available since July 2019
Item number 468428
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Recording / Playback Channels 2x2
Number of Mic Inputs 1
Number of Line Inputs 1
Number of Instrument Inputs 1
Number of Line Outs 2
Headphone Outs 1
Phantom power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 0
Number of ADAT Connectors 0
Numer of AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors No
MIDI interface No
Word Clock No
Max. sample rate (kHz) 192 kHz
Max. resolution in bit 24 bit
USB Bus-Powered Yes
Incl. power supply No
USB Version 2.0
Width in mm 143,5 mm
Depth in mm 95,8 mm
Height in mm 43,5 mm
Included in delivery USB cable, software
Zero latency monitoring 1
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The third generation of the Scarlett Solo

The Scarlett Solo, now in its third edition, is the most compact and portable model within Focusrite’s acclaimed Scarlett series of USB audio interfaces for Mac and PC. It features an XLR mic input, a balanced line input for synthesisers and other line-level audio sources, and a pair of balanced outputs for monitoring. The Scarlett’s high-quality mic preamp provides 48 V phantom power and is also equipped with a brand-new Air Mode switch. Electric guitars and basses can be connected directly to the line input and the impedance adjusted to Hi-Z accordingly. The Scarlett Solo also looks great and is very attractively priced. The interface also comes complete with the Focusrite Hitmaker Expansion, a comprehensive software package that essentially gives you everything you need to carry out every stage of the production process on your computer, from beginning to end.

Love is in the "Air"

Focusrite’s outstanding reputation for building high-quality mic preamps has been established for over three decades now, and much of this expertise has been included in the third generation of Scarlett interfaces via the brand-new integrated Air Mode, which when selected opens up and brightens the high end in a way that is intended to emulate their classic ISA preamps – or, as the British manufacturer puts it, to provide “unique high-end detail for vocals and acoustic guitar”. Decades of experience really do speak for quality in this case, and the AD/DA converters provide optimum clarity and detail with a maximum bit depth of 24 bits and frequency rates of up to 192 kHz.

For lone warriors

This compact desktop interface is ideally suited to singer/songwriters. It is USB-powered and sturdily built, yet lightweight and portable. Plug your vocal mic into the first input and your guitar into the second – and let the recording session begin. Unlike other members of the Scarlett family, the Solo lacks MIDI connectivity. This should not pose too much of a problem, however, since most modern keyboards feature a USB interface as standard and can thus be connected directly to the computer.

About Focusrite

Founded in 1985 by Rupert Neve, Focusrite quickly made a name for itself with high-quality analogue consoles. Today, the company markets audio interfaces, mic preamps, consoles, analogue EQs, and channel strips as well as hardware and software for digital audio processing. The company is based in High Wycombe, England, and has won numerous industry awards. In addition to the Focusrite Pro line, the company also has subsidiaries that include Adam Audio, Novation, and iOS app creator Ampify Music.

Get started right away

The newly designed “gain halos” (the red and green LED rings around the gain controls on the front panel) are intended to make it easier to adjust gain settings, so that budding producers can start recording immediately after buying the interface. To make things simpler still, Focusrite has included a “Quick Start Tool” and put together an impressive and comprehensive package of free software, some in the box and some available for download, which includes Ableton Live Lite, Pro Tools First, Focusrite Red Plugin Suite, Focusrite Plugin Collective, Softube Time and Tone Bundle, a three-month subscription to Splice Sounds, and a software tool of four XLN Audio Addictive Keys of your choice.

Hitmaker Expansion

An audio interface provides a connection between a computer and various external devices. The computer in turn requires special software in order to process the incoming signals. The Hitmaker Expansion from Focusrite includes everything you need to get started here. At the core of the music production process here is the Ableton Live Lite digital audio workstation (DAW), and the package also includes tools for all of the relevant applications: Guitar sounds with Softube Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555, virtual instruments with XLN Audio Addictive Keys and Addictive Drums 2, vocal tuning options, effects, and of course mastering tools to ensure that your finished projects sound properly polished. With the Hitmaker Expansion, you therefore get both the interface itself and the entire range of tools you need in order to get the absolute best from what your interface has to offer.

In the spotlight: Solo, 2i2, 4i4, 8i6, 18i8, and 18i20

The third generation of Scarlett interfaces comprises the Solo, 2i2, 4i4, 8i6, 18i8, and 18i20 as well as two bundles, the Solo Studio and 2i2 Studio, each of which includes a microphone and headphones. The abbreviations 2i2, 4i4, etc. specify the number of inputs and outputs. In other words, “2i2” stands for two (i)nputs and two outputs, and 4i4 accordingly stands for four (i)nputs and four outputs. The “Solo” bends the rules in this respect, since it actually features two inputs and two outputs – the name instead suggests that it is intended for solo artists or singer/songwriters.

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Alex Bond 06.06.2021
В карте 3 канала на выход звука - 2 jack 6,3 мм+1 jack 6,3 мм для наушников, и 2 канала на вход - xlr и jack 6,3 мм. Есть возможность прямой передачи звука на колонки через кнопку Direct Monitor.
В связи с отсутствием микрофона весь потенциал карты пока не оценил. Но для гитары, либо для ударных (моно) для индивидуального пользования карты подходит на 100%.
Но если планируете играть более, чем на одном инструменте одновременно, я бы рекомендовал брать также Focusrite на большее количество каналов.
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prod. i2oldu 09.01.2022
The build quality is very solid, the base is from brushed metal coated in red color. The black front and back is some kind of glass imitation, does not hold well against scratches so I would recommend leaving the protective plastic on it. The knobs are very accurate and well made I have no complaints about it. Not many features are available for this interface, the app is practically useless, you cannot do much from there. It is important to mention that for people who are using studio monitors to mix their projects and also want to do recordings with this interface - it is not a great option. You don't have a separate knob for the output of headphones and studio monitors. Therefore you can't control the volume and it is really annoying when you want to record and you must turn off your studio monitors manually. The Focusrite 2i2 would be a better investment if you are ready to record vocals. The total points would be 6.5/10
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Great audio interface for the money - easy to set up and use.
Steven2428 02.04.2022
I've used Steinberg interfaces for years, and I like them pretty well. But, I wanted to branch out and trying something different. I also have an SSL 2+ which is a nice interface, but more expensive. I needed something a little less expensive, that was quick to set up and portable. The Focusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen hit the spot. They set up quick and easy, have decent sound, the software is flexible enough for me, overall very happy, I have three of them now.
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Very good beginner gear
Bart Vaes 11.11.2021
Excellent beginner gear, with 1 TRS and 1 Jack input and 2 balanced outputs. Very sturdy, high quality built.
The "Air" button is nice to brighten up your music.

Minor points are: it has a direct monitor output, but the no separate volume control for it.
Since gen.3 the device is listed as Mass Storage Device after connecting. You need the proprietary Focusrite software to switch it to audio device. This wasn't the case with gen. 2 devices.
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