Remastered for Artists and Content Creators

Offering a powerful combination of high-quality sound and user-friendliness in a compact and portable format for recording, podcasting, and streaming, the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (4th Generation) 2-in / 2-out USB-C audio interface lets musicians and creators capture high-quality audio with no learning curve, no matter where they go. The 4th Generation model features new ultra-low-noise microphone preamps with up to 69 dB of gain to capture the full potential of your mics. The upgraded, 24-bit / 192 kHz AD/DA converters provide a huge dynamic range up to 120 dB, matching the quality you would find in a pro studio. The new Auto Gain mode automatically sets your recording level, and Clip Safe mode prevents your signal from clipping, ensuring every take is a keeper. The Loopback feature lets podcasters, gamers, YouTubers, and streamers mix audio from other apps running on the computer, which is recorded through the interface. The 2i2 4th Generation can now work in standalone mode without a computer, which is useful for live performances or monitoring-only situations.

The interface comes with a complete recording toolkit with Pro Tools Artist, Ableton Live Lite, and Focusrite's Hitmaker Expansion software bundle; featuring Auto-Tune Access for Vocals, Softube Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555 for guitar, Native Instruments MASSIVE synth, and more.

Portable, Bus Powered, or Standalone

  • Both compact and lightweight, the Scarlett 2i2 is rugged and ready to securely stand on your desktop or travel with you. Being bus-powered via USB-C connectivity, it can be used in any room or even remote locations, with your preferred DAW on a Mac/Windows computer or on an iPad Pro equipped with a USB-C port.
  • The Scarlett 2i2 4th Generation can work in Standalone mode and still pass audio from the inputs to the outputs without the need for a computer. To power the unit, simply plug in an external USB power supply or USB power bank using the USB-C 5V input located on the back panel.

4th-Generation Pristine, High-Resolution Conversion

  • Scarlett 2i2 4th Generation uses the same studio-grade, 24-bit / 192 kHz AD/DA converters as Focusrite’s flagship RedNet interfaces, found in countless high-end studios worldwide.
  • Thanks to its high performance via 24-bit / 192 kHz AD/DA converters that deliver a huge 120 dB of dynamic range, the Scarlett 2i2 is equipped to capture any source from vocals to acoustic and electric instruments clearly and accurately, so you don't have to worry about the interface clouding your sound.

4th-Generation Mic Preamps with Air Mode

  • With a huge 69 dB gain range, the two upgraded 4th-generation Scarlett XLR mic preamps capture the sound of your microphones with enhanced transparency and full detail. Switchable 48V phantom power is onboard to accommodate your favorite condenser mics.
  • The selectable-per-channel Air Mode brings the bright and open sonic signature of a big studio console to your microphones. It adds a high-end presence and rich harmonic drive to vocals and instruments, reproducing the Air effect of Focusrite's original ISA mic preamp.

Hi-Z Instrument and Line Inputs

  • The two 1/4" inputs on the Scarlett 2i2 4th Generation's front panel are specially designed to preserve the quality of your sound when connecting instruments with high impedance (Hi-Z) like electric guitars or basses—no need for a DI box or amplifier.
  • At the press of a button, each 1/4" input can be used to input line-level sources like a mixer's output or the line outs from guitar and bass amps.

Easy Start: User-Friendly with for Both Beginners and Experienced Creators

  • The Scarlett 2i2 is designed to be user-friendly and offers a streamlined experience, making it accessible to both beginners and experienced audio enthusiasts.
  • Plug in and tell Focusrite’s Easy Start tool how you want to use your Scarlett, and let it guide you through all the software and setup you need, with recording tips and other helpful content along the way.
  • With the Scarlett 2i2's independent gain knobs and multicolor, Dynamic Gain Halo meters, you'll have no trouble dialing in the perfect levels. Plus, there are no menus or complicated controls to slow you down.
  • Additionally, The Focusrite Control 2 software lets you make changes in your Scarlett's hardware direct from your computer.

Auto Gain—Let Scarlett set your levels

  • Hit the Auto Gain button and play for ten seconds, Scarlett will set the perfect level for whatever you’re recording.

Clip Safe—Make Every Take a Keeper

  • While you’re playing, Clip Safe is all ears. Checking your levels up to 96,000 times a second, Clip Safe will automatically adjust the gain if you’re at risk of clipping, ensuring that your recordings remain distortion-free even when performing at higher volumes.

Independent Headphone and Monitor Outputs—Latency-Free Monitoring

  • A powerful custom-designed headphone amp with a huge dynamic range sets the stage for loud, clear, and accurate playback and monitoring through any headphones. The 2i2 4th Generation drives high-impedance headphones louder and clearer than ever before.
  • Separate knobs are provided for quick and independent adjustment of your speakers and headphone volumes.
  • Singers, Musicians, Podcasters/Streamers
  • Bus/External Power, Mac/Windows/iPadOS
  • 2 XLR Mic Preamps, 2 1/4" Line/Hi-Z Ins
  • 1 Headphone Out, 2 Monitor Outs
  • 24-Bit / 192 kHz AD/DA Conversion
  • Auto-Gain, Clip Safe Controls
  • 48V, Zero-Latency Direct Monitoring
  • Mic Air Mode, Multicolor Gain Halos
  • Virtual Loopback for Streaming
  • Ableton, Pro Tools, Hitmaker Expansion

Focusrite 2i2 4G Specs

Display None

Channels of I/O Analog: 2 Inputs / 2 Outputs at 192 kHz

Built-In DSP None

Maximum Sampling Rate 192 kHz / 24-Bit

Number of Microphone Preamps 2 Preamps

Built-In Microphone None

Input Level Adjustment 2 x Knob

Expansion Slots None

Signal Processing

Gain/Trim Range Mic/Line Inputs: Up to +69 dB Hi-Z Inputs: 62 dB


Analog Audio I/O

2 x XLR 3-Pin Balanced Mic Input

2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Line/Hi-Z Input (Front Panel)

2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Monitor Output

1 x 1/4" TRS Headphone Output (Front Panel)

Phantom Power 48 V, Selectable On/Off

Digital Audio I/O None

Host Connection 1 x USB-C

Host Connection Protocol USB 2.0

USB (Non-Host) 1 x USB-C (Power Input)

Sync I/O None

Network I/O None


Wireless None


Frequency Response XLR Mic Inputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.06 dB 1/4" Line Inputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz 0.05 dB 1/4" Hi-Z Inputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz 0.15 dB

Maximum Input Level XLR Mic: 16 dBu 1/4" Line: 22 dBu 1/4" Hi-Z: 12 dBu

Maximum Output Level 1/4" Line: +16 dBu

Headphone Output Power 1/4": 32 mW into 33 Ohms 22 mW into 300 Ohms


XLR Mic Inputs: 3 Kilohms

1/4" Line Inputs: 60 Kilohms

1/4" Hi-Z Inputs: 1 Megohms

1/4" Line Outputs: 100 Ohms

1/4" Headphone Outputs: < 50 Ohm

Dynamic Range

XLR Mic Inputs: 116 dBA

1/4" Line Inputs: 115.2 dBA

1/4" Hi-Z Inputs: 113 dBA

1/4" Line Outputs: 120 dB

1/4" Headphone: 112 dB (at 33 Ohms) 115 dB (at 300 Ohms)

Digital A/D Converters: 120 dB

Digital D/A Converters: 130 dBA


XLR Mic Inputs: -100 dB (at 8 dB Gain)

1/4" Line Inputs: -100 dB (at 8 dB Gain)

1/4" Hi-Z Inputs: -80 dB (at Minimum Gain)

1/4" Line Outputs: -109 dB

1/4" Headphone Outputs: -99 dB (at 33 Ohms) -108 dB (at 300 Ohms)

Digital A/D Converters: -110 dB

Digital D/A Converters: -115 dB


XLR Mic Inputs: -127 dBu A-Weighted

Digital Audio

Sample Rates 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 kHz

Bit Depths 24-Bit

Sync Sources Internal

Audio Storage & Playback

Memory Card Slot None


OS Compatibility macOS Windows *As of August, 2023: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility

Included Software None

Mobile App Compatible Yes: iPadOS Only *As of August, 2023: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility


Power Requirements

AC/DC Power Adapter (Not Included), USB Bus Power

AC/DC Power Adapter 5 VDC at 900 mA

Power Consumption 4.5 W


Dimensions 7.1 x 4.6 x 1.87" / 18 x 11.7 x 4.75 cm

Weight 1.3 lb / 595.0 g

Barcode # 815301001485
Brand Focusrite
Shipping Weight 2.0000kg
Shipping Width 0.200m
Shipping Height 0.150m
Shipping Length 0.300m
Shipping Cubic 0.009000000m3
Unit Of Measure ea

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