Focusrite Intros New Generation Scarlett USB Audio Interfaces


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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