Scarlett 2i4 Review


This is a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 review (the second generation one). The 2i4 is essentially an audio interface for professional quality recording purposes. It comes along with pro tools from the house of Focusrite. When you compare it to its bigger brother, the costlier Scarlett 6i6 — it’s mainly for cue mixing for performing live or recording your own songs. Rest of the specs and details are the same (which we cover in the next section).

Stylish looking and a great seller — the Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 is a great piece of music equipment meant especially for smaller setups and solo artists rather than full-fledged studio setups or recording studios.

Scarlett 2i4 Review: Details and specs

There is a total of 4 analog inputs made into the Scarlett 2i4. Two of these are with natural mic preamps and the other two are for hotter guitar pickups that need more power. The gain in all the four analog inputs is beautifully balanced, especially the two natural sounding ones. Not a single disappointment ever.

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There are lots of pro tools bundled up with the Scarlett 2i4 as we mentioned above as well. These include technologies like Siftube Time and Tone Bundle. It also includes the Focusrite Red Plug-in Suite along with 2GB of Loopmasters samples — which is an absolute charmer. Glued together with these are a few more pro tools like the Ableton Live Lite, Focusrite Control, and the Creative Pack from Focusrite.

Sampling rate, buffer, and the efficiency of the 2i4 are unsurpassable in this price range. You don’t need any third-party tool or software to process the sound. You can apply the tools in real time as you give your computer the input.

The Scarlett 2i4 is especially for guitarists. And those who are serious about things. If you are serious about your career with the guitar as well — you must try out the Scarlett 2i4, and fall in love with it.

The Scarlett 2i4 comes with many optimization and customization capabilities. You can exploit these to produce even better quality audio. The input is of an unbeatable crisp and clean quality. This also means that further sound editing and mixing on top of your original audio is easier.

Read our Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 Review

Wrapping up

If you are a guitarist, the Scarlett 2i4 is a must for your career. From melodious to hot — the 2i4 is capable of handling everything. The input will be crisp, clean, and distortion-free. With that much clarity, you can sure that your performance or your recording will shine. With the high-quality sound input that you will be getting from the Scarlett 2i4, you will learn how to make your performance better as well, over time.

You will see how well you can use the various tools. The quality is evident, but these tools add more layers of usability and function. With an increase of functioning in your recordings and performances, you will notice how your game is upped one step. It’s not for nothing that professional guitarists and singers use this audio interface. Whether you are recording at home or outside — it doesn’t matter. The 2i4 will give you good company and help you get the most out of each note.


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