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Focusrite Scarlett Solo Studio (Second Generation)

Home recording bundle including interface, headphones, mic, and a cable

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Our take on the Focusrite Scarlett Solo Studio (Second Generation)

If you're totally new to the world of computer audio recording, Focusrite's Scarlett Solo Studio bundle is a great place to start. It includes the newly redesigned Scarlett Solo audio interface, which is kind of like a "traffic cop" for audio signals going in and out of your computer. You also get a large diaphragm condenser microphone that's great for capturing detailed vocal tracks, a mic cable, and a set of Focusrite's closed-back headphones for monitoring. (For folks just getting started, we suggest picking up a mic stand.)

An easy, cost-effective recording bundle

If you're totally new to the world of computer audio recording, Focusrite's Scarlett Solo Studio bundle is a great place to start. It includes the newly redesigned Scarlett Solo audio interface, which is kind of like a "traffic cop" for audio signals going in and out of your computer. You also get a large diaphragm condenser microphone that's great for capturing detailed vocal tracks, a mic cable, and a set of Focusrite's closed-back headphones for monitoring. (For folks just getting started, we suggest picking up a mic stand.)

An improved second-generation Scarlett interface

This interface's super-low latency makes it easy to use software effects like vocal reverb or guitar amp simulation in real time. Or, select "Direct Monitor" on the front panel to hear dry input signals with zero latency while you're doing a take. The mic preamp in this second-generation Scarlett interface has more evenly distributed gain than the previous version. Plus, Focusrite has improved the headroom of the direct instrument input to cleanly capture stronger signals, like really high-output electric guitar pickups.

An impressive list of bundled software

The Scarlett Solo is designed to work flawlessly with all major DAW software, but if you're just getting started, you'll appreciate that this interface comes bundled with Avid Pro Tools® First as well as Ableton Live Lite. You also get newly designed Focusrite Control software for intuitive control of your mixing and monitoring setups. The bundled software package also includes the Focusrite Red Plug-In Suite, Novation's Bass Station Virtual synthesizer, and 2GB of Loopmasters samples.

Product Highlights:

Scarlett Solo Interface Details:
  • computer audio interface with 2 input and 2 output channels
  • 1 newly redesigned Focusrite mic preamp
  • super-low latency lets you record and monitor with software effects in real time
  • bundled software includes Avid Pro Tools First, Ableton Live Lite, Focusrite Red Plug-in Suite, and more
  • supports sample rates up to 192kHz
  • powered by your computer via USB
  • 1 front-panel XLR input for use with dynamic or condenser mics
  • 1/4" TRS instrument/line input for use with electric guitars and basses, keyboards and drum machines
  • 1/4" headphone output
  • line-level analog stereo RCA output
  • USB 2.0 port for connection to a computer
  • illuminated halos around gain knobs indicate signal clipping
  • 5-5/16"W x 1-13/16"H x 3-15/16"D

What's in the Box:

  • Scarlett Solo two-channel audio interface
  • 44" USB cable (Type A USB on one end and Type B USB on other end)
  • Scarlett CM25 MkII condenser microphone
  • Scarlett HP60 MkII over-the-ear headphones with attached 10' straight cable (3.5mm plug)
  • Screw-on 3.5mm-to-1/4" adapter (installed)
  • 10' Microphone cable (XLR connectors)
  • Microphone stand adapter
  • Important Safety Instructions
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Scarlett Solo Studio Bundle: The Focusrite Scarlett Solo Studio bundle is a studio-quality recording package that includes the Scarlett Solo (2nd Gen) audio interface, the Scarlett CM25 MkII studio condenser microphone, and the Scarlett HP60 MkII reference monitoring headphones. The bundle also includes a microphone stand adapter, and a 10' XLR microphone cable.

2nd Generation Overview: The Focusrite Scarlett line of USB audio interfaces is the best selling in the world. The second generation Scarlett products are still housed in a red anodized aluminum chassis, and feature upgrades to make your recordings sound even better. The new interfaces feature super-low latency to let you record and monitor your performance with software effects in real time. Scarlett 2nd Gen products have new metal volume controls, and now operate at sample rates of up to 192 kHz. The new Scarlett mic preamps have more gain structure to let you more accurately set your levels. At the same time, the redesigned instrument inputs have more head room to make it easier to record electric guitar without clipping. The new generation interfaces also have new analog protection circuitry across the inputs and outputs to guard against unwanted power surges.

Scarlett Solo (2nd Gen): The Scarlett Solo (2nd gen) is a 2-in/2-out USB recording interface, which allows you to record audio onto a Windows or Macintosh computer. The Scarlett Solo is recommended for soloists and singer/songwriters. It has 1 microphone input, 1 line/instrument input, 2 unbalanced RCA outputs, USB output, and a headphone output. The Scarlett Solo comes with a USB cable and free software via download.

Mic Preamp: The Scarlet Solo 2nd gen features one high-quality Focusrite mic preamp with an XLR connector. The rotary input level control has a unique gain "halo" indicator that changes color to let you know if you have a good signal (green) or clipping (red). The award-winning Focusrite microphone preamp features plenty of headroom and 48V phantom power when using a condenser microphone.

Line/Instrument Input: You can connect a line-level or instrument-level source via an 1/4" plug. The Scarlett Solo (2nd gen) features a "Line/Inst" switch for selecting the type of device you have connected. Like the Mic input, the Line/Instrument input also has the "halo" gain indicator to help you determine the best level. The line/instrument input will accept balanced or unbalanced input.

Direct Monitor: The Scarlett Solo (2nd gen) features a Direct Monitor switch on the front panel. This allows you to route the input signals directly to the headphones and main monitor outputs. Although the 2nd generation Scarlett interfaces have super low latency, you may still want to monitor yourself with zero latency, or in "real time." The input signal to your computer is not affected by the Direct Monitor switch setting.

Computer Interface: The Scarlett Solo (2nd gen) connects to your Windows or Macintosh computer via a USB 2.0 or 3.0-compliant USB port. The interface is compatible with the following operating systems:

  • Windows 7 (64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)
  • Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)

Included Software: Focusrite Scarlett interfaces come with Pro Tools/First recording software, which features the main features of Pro Tools 12 in an entry level package. All of the bundled software is available via free download with the code key included in the box. An Internet connection is required for downloading the software. The Scarlett Solo (2nd Gen) includes the following software:

  • Pro Tools/First
  • Focusrite Red 2 & 3 Plug-in Suite
  • Softube Time and Tone bundle
  • Ableton Live Lite
  • LoopMasters sample library
  • Novation Bass station
  • Solo USB Drivers for Windows
  • Multi-language User Guides

Scarlett CM25 MkII Microphone: The Scarlett CM25 MkII is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone that ideal for recording vocals and most acoustic instruments. The microphone features a 20mm diameter condenser element and a cardioid polar pattern. The CM25 MkII requires 48V phantom power, which can be provided by the Solo interface. The CM25 MkII comes with a red 10' XLR microphone cable, and a mic stand adapter (standard 5/8" mount and 3/8" adapter supplied).

Scarlett HP60 MkII Headphones: The Scarlett HP60 MkII over-the-ear studio headphones allow you to monitor your recording in real time. These reference quality headphones feature large 53mm drivers, an extended frequency response, and a closed back design to keep the audio inside. The 10' red cable has a 3.5mm plug. A screw-on 3.5mm-to-1/4" headphone adapter is included.

Specifications

Supported Sample Rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz

Inputs: 1 x XLR and 1 x 1/4" jacks (Line/Instrument switch: manual)

  • Microphone Input:
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz (±0.1dB)
    • Dynamic Range: 106 dB (A-weighted)
    • Gain Range: 50dB (-4dB to +46dB)
    • THD+N: <0.002% (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    • Noise EIN: -128dBu (A-weighted)
    • Maximum Input Level: +4 dBu
  • Line Input:
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz (±0.1dB)
    • Dynamic Range: 106 dB (A-weighted)
    • THD+N: <0.002% (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    • Gain Range: 50dB (-21dB to +29dB)
    • Maximum Input Level: +22 dBu
  • Instrument Input:
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz (±0.1dB)
    • Dynamic Range: 106 dB (A-weighted)
    • THD+N: <0.002% (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    • Gain Range: 50dB (-4dB to +46dB)
    • Maximum Input Level: +13dB

Line Outputs: 2 x RCA (unbalanced)

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz (±0.2dB)
  • Dynamic Range: 106 dB (A-weighted)
  • Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS): > +10 dBu
  • THD+N: <0.002% (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)

Headphone Output: 1 x 1/4"

  • Dynamic Range: 107 dB (A-weighted)
  • Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS): > +10 dBu
  • THD+N: <0.002% (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)

Dimensions: Width 5.656", Height 1.756", Depth 4.512"

Weight: 15.6 ounces

Scarlett CM25 MkII Microphone:

  • Type: 20mm diameter condenser element
  • Response Type: Cardioid
  • Mounting: Standard 5/8" female, 3/8" adapter supplied
  • Frequency Response: 30Hz - 20kHz
  • Sensitivity: -36dB +/-2dB
  • Maximum SPL: 130dB (1 kHz)
  • S/N Ratio: 76dB (A-weighted)
  • Impedance: 150 ohms
  • Dimensions: Diameter=1.832" Length=5.901" Weight=10.3 ounces, Cable Length=10'

Scarlett HP60 MkII Headphones:

  • Frequency Response: 10Hz - 30kHz
  • Type: Closed back, over-the-ear
  • Impedance: 60 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 94dB +/-3dB
  • Connectors: 3.5mm (1/4" with adapter)
  • Dimensions: Earcup Diameter=4.174" Depth=2.838" Weight=10.3 ounces, Cable Length=10'

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