Any opinions on the Focusrite Scarlett 2i4?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by flyinhigh, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. flyinhigh macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Hi. I'm running on Mavericks on an 09-10 Imac. I'm looking to resetup my home studio to configure with my setup. I was a Protools user. Would buy the AVID Mbox3 but is has reported issues with my setup. (Workaround is to run on on 10.8. I don't want a dual boot setup). And I can't afford to keep up withe their upgrade costs. I'm attracted to the Focusrite Scarlett 2i4. I'm looking for a stand alone interface compatible with most DAW. Happy to use Garagaband for a while and trial a few other software programs. I'm a guitar playing singer-songwriter and I produce works of spoken word for radio. Any opinions on the Scarlett or others in that category? Thanks. Tim.
  2. codymac, Oct 22, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2014

    codymac macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2009
    I use one daily with 10.9.5 & Core Audio to DI guitar and monitor with phones.

    Before purchasing, I saw where some people reported gain issues with guitar but I haven't experienced this.

    • The 2i4 has a dedicated knob or switch for everything on the front. Not all models in the Scarlett range do - some require the Focusrite software to enable pad, etc.
    • USB powered.

    • Dual headphone outs would be nice.
    • Only USB powered.

    I don't sing or use ProTools but can happily report that I've tracked with it in Logic without issue and used it in Mainstage.

    I got it primarily so I wouldn't give my neighbors free concerts when I practice/play. I've been using it with Guitar Rig, Amplitube, and some stompboxes.

    Anything specific you want to know just ask. Based on my experience with it so far, I'd recommend it.

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