Focusrite Scarlett 2i4
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Focusrite Scarlett 2i4

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

winneurman 05/01/2013

Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 : winneurman's user review

«  good interface »

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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 ...