Focusrite Intros New Generation Scarlett USB Audio Interfaces

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Today Focusrite unveiled the third generation of their Scarlett range of USB audio interfaces.

The new Scarlett interfaces are available in six configurations of ins and outs, paired with high-performing Scarlett mic preamps, along with Air, high headroom instrument inputs, and high-performance converters.

Scarlett 3rd Gen features include:

  • Upgraded audio performance: The 3rd Gen mic pre is the best Scarlett has everFocusrite-Scarlett-3rd-generation-usb-audio-interfaces experienced. The 24-bit/192kHz converters give users’ recordings clarity, whilst Air mode breathes life into vocals, adding unique high-end detail.
  • An interface for everyone: The 3rd Generation of Focusrite’s best-selling interface range includes I/O configurations to suit many situations. Choose from Solo, 2i2, 4i4 8i6,
  • 18i8 or 18i20. The new 4i4 and 8i6 add more line I/O as compared to the 2nd Gen 2i4 and 6i6. New Solo and 2i2 Studio Packs are also available, with Scarlett HP60 MkIII headphone and CM25 MkIII condenser microphone included.
  • Breathe life into your recordings: The upgraded mic preamps can reproduce the Air effect of Focusrite’s original ISA mic preamp, giving vocals and acoustic music a brighter and more spacious sound.
  • New interactive Quick Start: These interfaces are easy to get up and running, and Focusrite’s Quick Start tool speeds users through registration and guides them through setting up software and drivers.
  • Low-latency rock-solid USB driver: USB latency “so low you won’t notice it”: record and monitor everything in real time with many favourite plug-ins in place.
  • Type-C USB connection: Utilizing the latest USB connectivity for greater versatility: the Scarlett interfaces plug into a laptop using the supplied USB-C to USB-A cable for use whenever and wherever recording happens.
  • Improved inputs and outputs: Instrument inputs with impressive headroom, additional line-level inputs for flexible recording setups, and balanced TRS outputs to eliminate speaker hum.
  • Intuitive monitoring features: Focusrite’s “iconic” gain halos light up to indicate input levels, making it easier to create distortion-free recordings.

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Every Scarlett interface comes with a range of software tools including:

  • Ableton® Live Lite
  • Pro Tools® | First Focusrite Creative Pack
  • Free three-month Splice Sounds subscription
  • XLN Audio Addictive Keys
  • Focusrite Red Plug-in Suite
  • Softube Time & Tone Bundle

Plus a two-year warranty and membership of the Focusrite Plug-In Collective, offering regular free software downloads and discounts.

Pricing and Availability. The new third-generation Scarlett USB audio interfaces are available now,  via authorized dealers or via the Focusrite website, and are priced as follows:

More information, photographs, and individual product specifications, is available on the Focusrite website.

via synthtopia

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