Focusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface

Focusrite's most affordable interface, the Scarlett Solo is perfect for singer-songwriters! Start recording with a Scarlett mic preamp and instrument input.

The simplest model in the range, the third-generation Focusrite Scarlett Solo provides singer-songwriters with a reassuringly easy recording process. Equipped with high performance 24-bit/192kHz AD-DA converters, Scarlett guarantees the same professional sound quality throughout the third-generation range.


Get a quick overview of the Scarlett Solo in Focusrite's video:


High-Quality Inputs

Its features include a single upgraded third-generation Scarlett mic preamp: with a switchable Air setting to reproduce the Air effect of Focusrite's original ISA mic preamp, giving your vocal recordings a brighter and more open sound.

The high impedance, high-headroom instrument input allows you to record guitar or bass without any clipping or unwanted distortion, while Gain Halo metering makes it easy for you to set the input level. And Scarlett Solo's balanced outputs are hum-free when connecting studio monitors with balanced inputs, so you'll always have pristine audio playback.

Ready to Go

Scarlett Solo is designed to stand up to days on the road and connects straight to your Mac or PC via USB cable, with no external power required. It comes with all the software tools you need to get started, including two comprehensive digital audio workstations.

Focusrite have partnered with Splice to give 3rd Gen. interface owners a free 3-month Splice Sounds subscription when setting a new Splice account. Splice Sounds offers millions of high-quality, royalty-free one-shots, loops, read more and presets, with new releases daily from your favorite producers, sound designers, and artists. Creators use Splice to make all kinds of music, including chart-topping pop, Grammy-winning albums, underground mixtapes, and cinematic scores.

As with all Focusrite products, you'll also benefit from a 3-year warranty, award-winning customer support, and membership of their Plug-in Collective offering free software downloads and generous discounts.

Officially Supported on iPad Pro

Scarlett Solo is officially supported in use with USB-C iPad Pro. Setup and operation is simple: just plug in, fire up your favorite music-making app, and enjoy the Focusrite sound wherever you go.

Features:

- The best performing mic preamps the Scarlett range has ever seen, now with switchable Air mode to give your recordings a brighter and more open sound
- One high-headroom instrument input to plug in your guitar or bass
- High-performance converters enable you to record and mix at up to 24-bit/ 192 kHz
- Two hum-free balanced outputs provide clean audio playback
- With Focusrite's Quick Start tool, it's now easier than ever to get up and running

Included Software:

- Ableton Live Lite: The iconic DAW gives you everything you need to get started including instruments, effects and Live's trademark clip and scene launching for taking ideas further or performance.
- Splice Sounds: Three months Splice Sounds membership with new Splice accounts -- offering millions of high-quality, royalty-free one-shots, loops, and presets, with new releases daily.
- Three Month Avid Pro Tools Artist subscription with Complete Plugin Bundle: A three-month subscription to Avid Pro Tools Artist and Avid Complete Plugin Bundle, with a 25% discount on Avid Pro Tools Artist after the subscription period, or a 33% discount on Avid Pro Tools Studio.
- Focusrite Plug-in Collective: Get a new plug-in and exclusive offers from a new partner every few months.
- Landr Studio, plus five free masters: Produce and release your best work with two months' access to Landr Studio, as well as five free masters you can use even when your two-month subscription is over.

Hitmaker Expansion Plug-ins Included:

- Antares Auto-Tune Access: For everything from natural sounding, near-real-time pitch adjustment for getting the best vocal takes, to lightning-fast hip-hop-inspired pitching for adding a whole new sound to your tracks.
- Relab's LX480 Essentials: Get four reverbs, modelled on The Hit Factory NYC's reverb unit, and used on countless hits. LX480 Essentials gives you the sounds of a studio which has played host to names from Springsteen, the Stones and Kool and the Gang, to The Weeknd, Pharell, Katy Perry, and everyone in between.
- Softube Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555: The modern evolution of the iconic JCM800, brought to you by analogue-modelling experts Softube. The Silver Jubilee offers everything from warm cleans, through classic crunch, and up to modern high gain tube amp sounds.
- XLN Audio Addictive Keys: Add beautifully captured piano to your tracks with the choice of one of four professional-sounding models from Steinway, Yamaha and the classic Rhodes. Plug in your MIDI controller and play; instantly be transported to a professional recording studio set up to capture one of these beautiful pianos -- right from your studio.
- XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2: Studio Rock: Add the sounds of a pro drummer to your songs easily. Featuring expertly captured samples from a high-end Tama and Pearl drums, and Paiste and Sabian cymbals, recorded at Decibel Studios in Stockholm.
- Brainworx Bx_console Focusrite SC: Add the preamps that made Focusrite what they are today to your music. No other plug-in offers the unique character of the iconic large format console, with ISA 110 preamps -- the origin of the famous 'Air' still heard on Focusrite interfaces today. Bx_console Focusrite SC is a full channel strip, offering EQ, de-esser, compressor, limiter, gate and expander.
- Focusrite Red 2 & 3 Plug-in Suite: Featuring a pair of meticulously captured digital models of the truly iconic EQ and Compressors which have made the Focusrite name a staple in world-class facilities across the globe. If you've kept up with major releases over the last 30 years, you've heard Red 2 and 3.
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- Connectivity: USB Type-C
- Protocol: USB 2.0
- Form Factor: Desktop
- Simultaneous I/O: 2 x 2
- A/D Resolution: 24-bit/192 kHz
- Number of Preamps: 1
- Phantom Power: Yes
- Instrument Inputs: 1
- Line Inputs: 1
- Analogue Outputs: 2 TRS (Balanced)
- Headphone Outputs: 1
- Bus Powered: Yes
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 7 x 6 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AMS-SCARLETT-SOLO-3G

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 310-322-5500
Email:
Web: https://support.focusrite.com/

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 2 out of 5 stars. (3 ratings)
Submitted August 31, 2020 by a customer from yahoo.com
"Focusrite Scarlett review"
Overall: 2 out of 5 stars
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Its a great interface for the price, But mine recently look a dump on me. It will not record or play back audio for my pc but will work for a apple computer. I have tried everything up under the son but no results . Focusrite has not responded to me and are basically useless. Id say invest your money into a better interface.
Quality
It looks great on the outside but it defiantly took a dump and stopped working for my PC. It works great on my fiends Apple but it wont record our play back audio on the PC.
Value
I believe the product is a good price, But mine failed on me and I have tried every trick in the book to get it to work and still nothing.
Manufacturer Support
I tried to email the company and even use there live support and I still have not gotten a response. Focusrites customer service is terrible. They say they have Live support but it only takes you to recently asked questions.
The Wow Factor
It looks great for a basic interface.
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