Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Review!
So I know it’s been a while since I bought my Scarlett 2i2 and in September 2015 I said that one day I would do an honest review of it, well finally that day has come!
In September 2015 I made the jump from using my old usb Bluemics Yeti to the amazing Audio Technica AT2035, however due to the fact the AT2035 is an xlr mic I needed a way to use it and with so many methods and brands available I looked to Focusrite.
The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 is a sleek, compact and portable audio interface featuring two Focusrite preamps with hybrid input ports for xlr or ¼” jack connectors making it the perfect companion whatever you use.
With the added bonus of being bus-powered means that the 2i2 simply requires phantom power via the usb cable provided meaning it’s perfect for home based setups, but also supports mobile setups without the need to carry around power supplies.
The 2i2 also features the traffic-light system which shows you an indication of the gain, Green (good levels) Orange (close to peaking) and Red (too loud) though I have noticed when talking with friends in apps such as Discord I have been told the volume seems too quiet even when the 2i2 is peaking.
In my opinion the Scarlett 2i2 is the perfect starting point when upgrading your audio and with prices being under £150 it is fairly affordable as well, certainly a must have if you use an xlr mic.
If you want to find out more about the Scarlett 2i2 check out the Focusrite website here.