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Focusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Generation USB-C Audio Interface

Focusrite's best-in-class audio interfaces get USB-C, improved headroom and more connectivity than ever!

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Product Description

Focusrite’s best-selling Scarlett range has enabled millions of musicians worldwide to record their creativity for almost a decade. World-class sound, compact intuitive design, crystal-clear conversion.

The 3rd Generation represents the next evolutionary step for the Scarlett range. These best-in-class interfaces combine the best ever Scarlett preamps with high headroom inputs/converters, Air mode for more textural vocals, USB-C connectivity and much more. These are the interfaces you’ve been waiting for!

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Scarlett Solo 3rd Generation Key Features

  • 2x2 simultaneous I/O with a single preamp
  • Air-enabled preamps giving vocals and acoustic instruments a brighter, more open sound
  • USB-C connection for even lower latency (includes USB-C to USB-A cable)
  • 24-bit/192kHz AD-DA converters to guarantee the same clean sound
  • Latency so low you won’t even notice it
  • High-headroom instrument inputs to allow recording without any clipping/distortion
  • Focusrite’s gain Halo meters offer instant, simple level readings
  • Quick start tool for easy registration and driver setup
  • Focusrite's trademark reliability, complete with three-year warranty and global support

Better Sound Than Ever

UK manufacturer Focusrite has made world-class mic preamps for decades. The 3rd Generation’s mic pre is the best to ever feature in the Scarlett range. Expect a warm, dynamic response that’ll take care of any instrument with ease.

The ‘Air’ mode, inspired by Focusrite’s legendary ISA preamp, adds a unique breathy detail to higher frequencies, perfect for injecting life into vocal recordings. Next up, 24-bit/192kHz converters offer unprecedented clarity for an interface at this price point.

Intuitive, Professional, State-of-the-art

One of the key upgrades for the 3rd Generation is the addition of USB-C connectivity. This reversible connection allows faster data transfer, easier connection and can be flipped – no more plugging in upside-down. And thanks to the USB-C’s inherent low latency, you can easily record and monitor everything in real time with many of your favourite plug-ins in place.

The 3rd Gen’s inputs offer impressive headroom, making recording line-level instruments cleaner and easier than ever before. Balanced TRS outputs also eliminate speaker hum, while Focusrite’s iconic gain halos light up to indicate input levels, making it easy to get distortion-free recordings.

Included Software

As well as the new Scarlett features, you’ll also get a selection of excellent software, so you can get creative right out the box:

  • Antares® Auto-Tune® Access
  • Relab LX480 Essentials
  • Softube® Marshall® Silver Jubilee 2555
  • XLN Audio® Addictive Keys
  • XLN Audio® Addictive Drums 2: Studio Rock Kit
  • Brainworx® bx_oberhausen
  • Brainworx® bx_console Focusrite SC
  • Brainworx® bx_masterdesk
  • Three Month Splice Sounds Subscription
  • Focusrite Red 2 & 3 Plug-In Suite
  • Ableton® Live Lite
  • Three Month Avid® Pro Tools® Subscription: get a taste of the industry standard recording experience with this legendary DAW.

Specifications

  • Connectivity: USB Type-C
  • Protocol: USB 2.0
  • Form Factor: Desktop
  • Simultaneous I/O: 2 x 2
  • A/D Resolution: 24-bit/192 kHz
  • Number of Preamps: 1
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • Instrument Inputs: 1
  • Line Inputs: 1
  • Analogue Outputs: 2 TRS (Balanced)
  • Headphone Outputs: 1
  • Bus Powered: Yes
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Specifications
Analogue Inputs
2
Brand
Focusrite
Microphone Inputs
Yes
Analogue Outputs
2
Connectivity
USB-C
Bus Powered
Yes

Customer Reviews

4.9

135 reviews

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Trusted Customer21st Apr 2024

Great products at great prices!

Dr P Triantaris4th Apr 2024

Excellent audio interface for a small-scale, home-based system. Very good native performance, can easily support the very demanding Hauptwerk pipe organ software without additional drivers, and provides very good output without distortion.

Value 5Looks 5Sound 5

Mr Michael Turnbull18th Mar 2024

Excellent product for the price. Small and compact, easy to use and great recording results.

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5

Trusted Customer17th Mar 2024

I have upgraded from my 10 year old m-audio fastrack which was making my pc blue screen. You can hear the difference in the sound quality, it sounds less digitally harsh and the air button is quite nice. The soundcard is in a metal casing so feels robust. The only issue, which i wish I'd researched before buying is, there's no button to mute or turn the speakers down or off for when you are using the microphone. The feature isn't even available on the software. So I have to physically pull the speaker cables out to record on the mic, which isn't not practical at all. As it was a feature on my old budget sound card it didn't even cross my mind that it would be a thing. Apart from that, it's a nice sound card and I guess is the right price for what it is.

Value 3Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Cardoz Jarrell29th Feb 2024

Works very well and is good

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer20th Feb 2024

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Mr Paul Wright MBE14th Jan 2024

Really good - just what we needed. Daughter hasn't stopped recording herself since it arrived!

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer16th Nov 2023

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Mr Ian Stuart13th Nov 2023

Really simple to set up and as someone who is learning guitar allows me to play along to backing tracks. I know it is a great tool for recording but for my purposes it's easy and affordable.

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Ms Alide Chaney11th Nov 2023

Easy to operate and loved its interface

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

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