Focusrite Scarlett Solo 2nd Gen
Focusrite's second generation Scarlett Solo is ideal if you want to start recording, and now it's even better, faster and easier than before. Though compact and easy to use, it still delivers the same class-leading sound quality and digital conver... read more
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It might just be me but I do not like the fact that I have to unplug my speakers when I want to listen to my headphones and then plug them back in each time I want to use them and at time I have to unplug the scarlet to get the noise to stop. I do have unbalanced wires but I noticed that even if I moved the cables around to the point where the buzzing got less distracting the problem would not be solved until the scarlet was unplugged, computer restarted and latency increased.
My computer is new, I bought it a month or two after I got the interface and it is a mid to high end pc (it was on sale for 549) so I dont think that the computer could have something to do with this. Either way I'm going to sell it and get the apollo twin
Not Worth the Buy
In my opinion, as go-to as the Scarlett series has been among my musician peers, it's really disappointing how hit-or-miss this one in particular can be. I used the Scarlett Solo Gen 2 alongside two other close friends, who regularly record both vocals and guitar for their songs. Three for three, they all began bugging out after a month at most, heavily distorting and ruining our recordings. Mine simply gave out after a year of use, which I assume has also happened to the other two. My best advice is to seek out another company like Behringer or Mackie for an audio interface or mixer.
Don't Buy It
Trust me, the scarletts are great, but you will want to upgrade a month from buying this. 1 mic preamp and 1 line in doesn't cut it, unless you are one of those acoustic looper hat wearing tight ball strangling pants guitar players. I would recommend going straight to the 2i4
Focusrite's second generation Scarlett Solo is ideal if you want to start recording, and now it's even better, faster and easier than before. Though compact and easy to use, it still delivers the same class-leading sound quality and digital conversion as the rest of the latest Scarlett range. It has a single natural sounding Scarlett mic preamp, a newly-designed instrument input and super-low latency*. Take it anywhere, connect by a single USB cable to a computer, plug your microphone and instrument straight in, and easily record studio quality audio. Focusrite is the perfect partner for Pro Tools. To celebrate this Scarlett Solo now comes with an exclusive version of Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack, as well as Ableton Live Lite. It is compatible with all major DAWs, on Mac and PC. *Super-low roundtrip latency was measured at 2.74ms, working at 96kHz with a 32 samples buffer on Logic Pro X, running on a Mac Pro and OS 10.11.