All user reviews for the Focusrite Scarlett 2i4
shyplay's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
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?
* 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?
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
winneurman's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" good interface"
USB2, 2 line / instrument, 4 outputs, midi in / out.
For what purpose?
What is your config (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard, ...)?
Corei7 laptop qosmio 4x 2.3GHz, 1 ssd + 128 1 500 hdd, 8gb ram, all under seven 64 ...
Which instruments and systems (console, preamp, DTD ...) you use it and how connections? ...
with MG82CX yamaha connected to the two inputs, active speakers BX8a audio output jack on the M on the yam, DR880 + guitar + pro + microphones + kaosilator guitars ...
The drivers are stable?
Are they often updated?
What software do you use most often?
What you get lag?
How many tracks you get record / playback simultaneously? ...
Stable driver, no crash after a week of use.
used in live after 9 driven by a MPD32 + arturia analog laboratory,
inaudible latency (7.88 ms).
for the moment I can not put more than 8 tracks on each project (audio / midi)
The installation is done it without problems?
Have you experienced any incompatibilities?
The general configuration is easy?
The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
Easy installation, no incompatibility, easy setup, no need for manual ...
How long have you use it?
What is the particular feature you like best and least?
Have you tried many other models before buying it?
How would you rate the quality / price?
With experience, you do again this choice? ...
used for one week, I like the solid part, the look, the lack of crack and other unwanted noises.
I used before presonus firestudio mobile (firewire) live under 8 with an Alienware M11X and it was a cat: latency, crunches, crashes ... (I sold both)
Hours of Operation The Q / P is very correct insofar as there are only 2 entries and everything is perfectly stable (live 9 / scarlett 2i4).
currently and in the absence of problems I do not see the interest of another card, if not the number of entries but 169 euros is nickel ...
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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.
12 of 13 people found this review helpful
Alcyon35's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A sound card "plug and play" perfect for the studio"
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.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful