Get it right from the start – with Scarlett Studio
The complete professional recording package for today’s musician
Whether you’re just starting out on your musical career or you’re a seasoned professional, Scarlett Studio gives you everything you need to record studio-quality music right away – right down to the microphone cable. Now you can record guitar, vocals, bass or other instruments directly into your computer, complete your recordings with studio effects and create a master mix.
Focusrite has been making high-end recording systems, used in the world's top studios, for 30 years. That same precision engineering is now available in a compact, high-quality system for you to connect to your computer and start recording now – and it’s all in the box.
What comes in the box
Scarlett 2i2 - USB audio interface with two inputs for connecting your microphone or instruments
Scarlett CM25 - Studio condenser microphone with a large diaphragm for capturing detailed performances
Scarlett HP60 - Reference monitoring headphones, which allow you to monitor your recordings and listen to the playback from the computer
Microphone cable – Three meter XLR to XLR gives you a clean signal between the condenser microphone and audio interface
USB cable – connecting the Scarlett 2i2 interface to your computer
The heart of your sound – the interface
Your audio interface is the key to making professional recordings. The Scarlett 2i2 interface at the heart of the Scarlett Studio package provides the perfect combination of top-quality precision digital conversion and Focusrite’s legendary mic preamps – two of which are included. Precision digital conversion means that you capture the most accurate representation of your performance. The mic pres, specially designed for our interfaces, are based on thirty years of experience and are the choice of studio and production professionals around the world. Click here to learn more about the keys to Focusrite interface superiority.
The interface connects to your computer via the USB port and provides two inputs and two outputs to your music software. Like all Scarlett interfaces, 2i2 is fully compatible with Macintosh® (including Yosemite®) and Windows® computers, and with the included Red 2 and Red 3 AAX plugins, it’s a perfect partner for Pro Tools.
Plug your instrument – bass, guitar, keyboard, synth, you name it – and the included studio microphone straight into the front panel of the 2i2 interface to bring them into your computer at the highest possible sound quality. Connect the included headphones to the front panel headphone socket,or hook up the two outputs to monitor loudspeakers. Use the Direct Monitor switch to instantly hear what you’re playing. Then record, edit and mix until you have just the sound you want, with superb playback so you can hear exactly what you’ve recorded.
Studio-quality microphone and headphones
Scarlett Studio really does give you everything you need to start recording. There’s a studio condenser microphone, the CM25, that’s specially designed to catch the life and soul of your vocals and acoustic instruments. Clean, smooth and sensitive, it captures every nuance. If you can hear it, you can record it. There’s even a high-quality, low-noise microphone cable included to connect the CM25 to the Scarlett 2i2. The included HP60 studio monitor headphones tell it like it is. Accuracy is number one when it comes to monitoring. Unlike many headphones that flatter the sound, making it appear better than it really is, the HP60s give you a clear and accurate impression of exactly how your music sounds, so you can get it just the way you want it. And when you play it back elsewhere, it’ll sound great.
Professional recording software
Scarlett Studio includes all the software you need to get you going straight away. Cubase LE is a powerful music production tool for recording and mixing. Focusrite Scarlett plug-ins provide a set of essential tools for polishing your mix. There’s compression to tighten up that bass or keep your vocals smooth and even; equalisers to bring out the character in your sound; gating to help remove noises; and reverb to give your music the space it needs. The Novation Bass Station is a software synthesizer that you can use to add additional bass or melody sounds to your music. Because it is a synth you can create totally new sounds that no one has ever heard before, or recreate classic sounds. There is also a sample pack from Loopmasters to add drum loops or sound effects to your track. With Scarlett Studio, everything you need to get your music down – from performance to master recording – is there, in the box.
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