Focusrite Scarlett 2i4
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Focusrite Scarlett 2i4

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

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Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 4 reviews )
 2 reviews50 %
 1 user review25 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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shyplay03/05/2014

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, ...)?

iMac

OS X 10.8

2.7 GHz Intel Core i5

8GB RAM

UTILIZATION

* 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

GETTING STARTED

* The installation is done it without problems?

Yes

* The general configuration is easy?

Yes

* Have you experienced any incompatibilities?

Not

* The manual is clear and sufficient?

Yes

OVERALL OPINION

* 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?

Excellent

* With experience, you do again this choice?

Yes
winneurman05/01/2013

winneurman's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" good interface"

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

UTILIZATION

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)

GETTING STARTED

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 ...

OVERALL OPINION

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 ...
Jazzamatt04/27/2013

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.

UTILIZATION

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".

GETTING STARTED

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.

OVERALL OPINION

Really not at all disappointed with the quality / price, Linux compatibility, performance, quality manufacturing report, characteristics, I would do this choice without hesitation.
Alcyon3511/05/2012

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.

UTILIZATION

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.

GETTING STARTED

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?

OVERALL OPINION

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.