Focusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Generation USB Audio Interface

(5 customer reviews)

80,000

  • Incredibly high-quality audio interface for home and professional studios
  • Perfect For Singer-Songwriters & Guitarists
  • Featuring the best yet Scarlett preamps – now with Air mode
  • Optimised audio conversion for the best quality audio every time
  • XLR input for recording vocals or instruments
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite, Splice Sounds subscription and other music software

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Product Description

Ideal for singer-songwriters and guitarists, the third-generation Focusrite Scarlett Solo is a 2×2 USB audio interface offering high-performance hardware, customizable mic tone, and a creative software bundle. The improved Scarlett microphone preamp features switchable phantom power and a selectable Air circuit, which adds brightness based on Focusrite’s legendary ISA preamplifier. In addition to the XLR mic input, the Scarlett Solo provides a single 1/4″ input with an instrument/line switch that allows it to accept signal from a guitar, bass, synthesizer, or drum machine.

24-bit / 192 kHz converters ensure that signals are captured and reproduced with detail and clarity. Listen through headphones or connect active speakers to the balanced 1/4″ monitor outputs. Since the Scarlett Solo is powered via USB, you can take it anywhere your Mac or Windows computer can go. The extensive software bundle includes music production software, virtual instruments, plug-in effects, loops, and more—plenty of tools to kick-start your inspiration.

Features

  • High-performance converters operate at up to 24-bit / 192 kHz resolution
  • One upgraded third-generation Scarlett mic preamp
  • Switchable Air setting reproduces the Air effect of Focusrite’s original ISA mic preamp for vocal recordings with enhanced brightness and openness
  • One high-impedance, high-headroom 1/4″ instrument input enables distortion-free recording of your guitar or bass
  • Dedicated switch changes the 1/4″ input between instrument- and line-level settings
  • Independent gain knobs with gain halo metering make it easy to set input levels
  • Balanced 1/4″ TRS monitor outputs ensure hum-free connectivity with balanced studio monitors
  • Stereo 1/4″ headphone output
  • Direct monitor switch allows you to monitor your input signals with near-zero latency
  • Durable housing is compact, lightweight, and portable
  • Powered via USB (no batteries or AC adapter required)

What's in the box

  • Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface (3rd Generation)
  • USB Cable

Features

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Interface

Channels of I/OAnalog: 2 Inputs / 2 Outputs at 192 kHz
Max Sample Rate/Resolution192 kHz / 24-Bit
Display and Indicators2 x LEDs (Input Level) 1 x LED (+48V) 1 x LED (Input Selection) 1 x LED (Host Connection)

Connectivity

Host Connection1 x USB Type-C (USB 2.0)
Analog I/O1 x XLR Balanced Mic Input 1 x 1/4" TS Unbalanced Line/Hi-Z Input 2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Monitor Output 1 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
Phantom Power+48 V
Digital I/ONone
MIDI I/ONone
Memory Card SlotNone

Digital Audio

Sample RatesUp to 192 kHz (AD/DA Conversion)
Bit DepthUp to 24-Bit (AD/DA Conversion)
Sync SourcesInternal

Compatibility

OS CompatibilitymacOS Windows
Required HardwareAvailable USB 2.0 Port USB Cable (Included)
Internet ConnectionRequired for Software/Driver Download

Power

Power RequirementsUSB Bus-Power

Physical

Anti-Theft FeaturesKensington Security Slot
Dimensions5.65 x 3.77 x 1.71" / 14.35 x 9.58 x 4.34 cm
Weight0.7 lb / 318.0 g (Without Accessories) 0.8 lb / 363.0 g (With Accessories)

Packaging Info

Package Weight1.105 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.9 x 5.7 x 2.3"

Customer Reviews

4.8 overall

Based on 5 reviews

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  1. 5 out of 5

    I play guitar in my spare time and don’t know the first thing about getting set up with a DAW or the logistics of recording my music or even getting it to play through my headphones. Other approaches I’ve seen have been extremely confusing, intimidating, and finicky to someone like me who knows nothing about the correct gear for this stuff.
    Not only does this seem to be working perfectly, but the series of tutorials Focusrite has created made it extremely simple for me to get set up, plugged in, and jamming in no time.

    I can’t speak to this product as a professional musician, but if you’re a dummy like me you’ve certainly come to the right place!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Lightweight, compact, stylish, latest and best-in-class sound card

  3. 5 out of 5

    I used the interface to record vocals and guitar and am very pleased with the results. Both the XLR and Line inputs deliver a nice clean signal and the direct monitoring is clear and concise.
    Pros – Solid metal casing with easy to use controls, all inputs, XLR, Line & Headphone are at the front for easy access. Great clean signal/sound & direct monitoring.
    Con – No on/off switch so I have to unplug the usb cable when not in use.
    I am extremely pleased and impressed with this interface and would definitely recommend it to anyone!

  4. 4 out of 5

    I used the interface to record vocals and guitar and am very pleased with the results. Both the XLR and Line inputs deliver a nice clean signal and the direct monitoring is clear and concise.
    Pros – Solid metal casing with easy to use controls, all inputs, XLR, Line & Headphone are at the front for easy access. Great clean signal/sound & direct monitoring.
    Con – No on/off switch so I have to unplug the usb cable when not in use.
    I am extremely pleased and impressed with this interface and would definitely recommend it to anyone!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Love the miniature Solo model. Best features for me are: the new Air preamp, +48 phantom power and balanced TRS monitor outputs. Great for personal use. Works as a charm with Ableton Live!

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