Focusrite Scarlett 2i4
Focusrite Scarlett 2i4

Scarlett 2i4, USB audio interface from Focusrite in the Scarlett series.

All user reviews for the Focusrite Scarlett 2i4

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Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 3 reviews )
 2 reviews67 %
 1 user review33 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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shyplay's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Focusrite Scarlett 2i4
* What characteristics have motivated your choice?

First there was this promise (hold) Focusrite preamps and converters excellent. Then there is the price, simple and effective ergonomics and beauty of the object.

* For what purpose?

Miking synths / boxes similar pace mainly by DI and listening)

* What is your config (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard, ...)?


OS X 10.8

2.7 GHz Intel Core i5



* The drivers are stable?

Yes 100%

* What software do you use most often?

Ableton Live 9 and Logic Pro 9

* How many tracks you get record / playback simultaneously?

REC = 2 (2 inputs on the map)

PLAY = as much as I wanted. Never had any problems in reading

* Are they often updated?

Not very often

* What you get lag?

A 256 buffer size, I have 9 ms latency


* The installation is done it without problems?


* The general configuration is easy?


* Have you experienced any incompatibilities?


* The manual is clear and sufficient?



* How long have you use it?

Almost 2 years

* Did you try many other models before buying it?

M-Audio Fast Track Pro, nothing to see, the big m **** nearby. For example listen to plugging my pregnant scarlett same I discovered serious that I did not know they had.

* What is the particular feature you like best and least?

+ I was impressed compared to my old M-Audio to listen as the rec.

- Not much on / off

* How would you rate the quality / price?


* With experience, you do again this choice?


Jazzamatt's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Great!"

Focusrite Scarlett 2i4
I needed a USB that is operational on Linux, with good quality workmanship in all audio interface, so I appreciated the quality of materials, the strength of the Scarlett 2i4, as the presence of Integrated 2 instrument inputs / mics, needing occasionally preamps, recording my own sound, my saxophone and / or singing with my microphone, and also to record an electric guitar (directly on the Scarlett).

I use it in main audio interface on a laptop "barebones" Clevo, connected to two monitor speakers ADAM A3X. I also use a USB / MIDI Controller Akai MPD32 and a USB master keyboard.

The config of my laptop: 15 "screen, Intel motherboard, Core i7, SSD 256GB + 750GB 7200RPM disk, 16GB RAM, Nvidia.


Ultra-stable drivers for Linux 64-bit Ubuntu Studio 13.04.

I use 64-bit Renoise (the ultimate tracker!) As the main DAW to compose, produce, sequencer, sampler, and play my music (Electro, Dubstep, Glitch-Hop, Experimental and Ambient).

Renoise is cross-platform and runs natively on Ubuntu Studio, via Jack or ALSA, no latency: 0.00 ms is obtained thanks to the core "real time".


Installation: you plug and play it live without any other procedure, a child's play, and pure happiness. The card is directly supported by the Linux system, I will (almost) natively, and immediately seems to work without any problem drivers or anything.

Not even need a manual to operate the Scarlett 2i4 is very intuitive: dedicated knobs for volume "monitor", the headset volume, gain mic / instrument, etc.. Everything here is very classic and well made: the quality is, overall, good.


Really not at all disappointed with the quality / price, Linux compatibility, performance, quality manufacturing report, characteristics, I would do this choice without hesitation.

Alcyon35's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A sound card "plug and play" perfect for the studio"

Focusrite Scarlett 2i4
The scarlett 2i4 2i2 is like his previous success as its proven technology, the stability of its drivers, product quality, innovative design and perfect ergonomics.

I use it in my home studio on board: windows 7 laptop with Ableton Live, Magix Samplitude studio.

I control my vst midi with a master keyboard or a drum which acts sampler. I go to the master's of Monitoring and Yamaha HS50M Sennheiser HD-25 SP II, no breath, the sound is clear in all frequency ranges.


Also having a MOTU ultralite firewire which cost me 4 times the price of scarlett, I've always had problems with cuts, stalls, crackling sounds, unstable drivers ... scarlett with the sound is still there, faithful to the appointment, and that is why you buy an external sound card.

Basic latency is low (20 - 30 ms in ableton), we can probably improve the performance of latency, but I have not tried it yet.


I do not have a manual, no need also for easy installation. In the box there's just an installation guide and specifications.

The installation is done it without problems?
It's simple, I downloaded and installed the drivers, I plugged the scarlett and his fate immediately. When I unplug the usb of scarlett, the internal sound card of the PC takes over. I reconnected the scarlett, it becomes my default device. What can I say?


Conclusion: You do not want more than 2 inputs (jack / XLR), you have a tight budget (200 euros), you want a plug and play sound card, you will not be disappointed with the Scarlett 2i4 has a quality / very attractive price.