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Focusrite introduces second generation Scarlett USB interfaces

Release Date

Out Now

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USB interfaces





Daniel Gumble
Focusrite introduces second generation Scarlett USB interfaces

Second generation Scarlett

The latest run of Focusrite's USB audio interfaces are now available worldwide.

The new range of interfaces is now available.

Focusrite has lifted the lid on its second generation range of Scarlett USB interfaces.

While the i/o count of every interface remains the same as the first run, the second generation of Scarlett USB audio interfaces is packed full of improvements, including Focusrite’s fastest USB performance yet, with round-trip latency measurements as low as 2.74ms.

There are six interfaces in the range, as well as two studio pack bundles, from the two in, two out, single mic preamp Scarlett Solo, to the rack-mounted 18 in / 20 out Scarlett 18i20.

The new range also boasts new metal gain controls and a sleeker red metal chassis, while the latest Scarlett mic preamp now features a more even gain structure and increased headroom.

Furthermore, Focusrite has provided analogue protection circuitry across both the inputs and the outputs, guarding the interfaces against unwanted power surges. The Scarlett range now also operates at sample rates up to 192kHz.

Following the announcement of an alliance between Focusrite and Avid, Scarlett second generation interfaces will also ship with Avid Pro Tools | First. Named Focusrite Creative Pack, the exclusive offering features the free version of Pro Tools digital audio software, and 12 additional plug-ins, including the Eleven Lite for real-life guitar amp emulations and Tape Echo to bring the sound of classic analogue delays to mixes. Focusrite and Avid will continue to collaborate closely to ensure that all new Scarlett interfaces are compatible with each new version of Pro Tools.

Also provided are Ableton Live Lite, Softube's Time and Tone bundle, the Focusrite Red Plug-In Suite, 2GB of Loopmasters samples and more.

The bus-powered range of Scarlett second generation interfaces is available immediately, with the Scarlett 6i6, 18i8 and 18i20 following later in June.

The Scarlett range is Mac and PC compatible, working across all major DAWs.


Scarlett Solo: UK – £89.99 / US – $99.99 (Studio Pack: UK – £169.99 / US – $199.99)
Scarlett 2i2: UK – £119.99 / US – $149.99 (Studio Pack: UK – £199.99 / US – $249.99)
Scarlett 2i4: UK – £159.99 / US – $199.99
Scarlett 6i6: UK – £199.99 / US – $249.99
Scarlett 18i8: UK – £279.99 / US – $349.99
Scarlett 18i20: UK – £399.99 / US – $499.99

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