SCARLETT STARTER PACK


Posted on January 21st, by Graeme in News.

Back in September last year we told you about the rugged and handy Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB interface which, although it wasn’t a huge leap from its predecessor the Scarlett 2i2 – it added two more inputs (who’d have guessed?), it probably consigned the latter to the bottom shelves of music stores. Now Focusrite has found a new role for the Scarlett 2i2 by bundling it into the Focusrite Scarlett Studio package. This is a starter bundle including the Scarlett 2i2 interface, which has its own small collection of good plug-ins, the Scarlett Studio CM-25 condenser microphone with a 3m cable, a pair of Scarlett Studio HP60 reference headphones and a copy of Cubase 6 LE. You also get thrown in the Bass Station soft-synth and Loopmasters sample pack. If you missed our review way back in Issue 85 the Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface is a two-in, two-out USB 2.0 audio box featuring a pair of Focusrite preamps in an anodized, aluminium case, offering 24-bit/96kHz A-D/D-A conversion. The 2i2 is buss-powered only, so Focusrite is promoting the Scarlett Studio bundle as a capable, portable recording solution. Go to www.focusrite.com for more info.

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