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Focusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface for £69 at Amazon
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Focusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface for £69 at Amazon

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FYI if you own a Focusrite Scarlett, Clarett, Red or Saffire audio interface, you can grab a licence for one XLN Addictive Keys product for free!

focusrite.com/en/…eys

Got myself Studio Grand for free a few months ago on a Focusrite Saffire I bought in 2012!

Addictive Keys products usually retail for €90 - makes this audio interface a bargain.
Very good price. Good hardware. Comes with Ableton Live Lite which is a great starting point.
But there are some very negative reviews, and only a single audio input (though two connectors one for mic one for a mono instrument) meaning you cannot record any stereo outputs of synths or effects pedals or anything else.
If you need that, the 2i2 2in / 2out version is marked down to £121:
amazon.co.uk/Foc…h=1
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Very good price. Good hardware. Comes with Ableton Live Lite which is a great starting point.
But there are some very negative reviews, and only a single audio input (though two connectors one for mic one for a mono instrument) meaning you cannot record any stereo outputs of synths or effects pedals or anything else.
If you need that, the 2i2 2in / 2out version is marked down to £121:
amazon.co.uk/Foc…h=1
Tempted apart from the comment on lack of inputs. I have an M-Track 2 input system at the moment but I've never used more than one. That may change if I ever try to record drums.
Is it not possible to just record 1 thing at a time in a multitrack? Drums then bass then Guitar then vocals? Does the software allow that?
FYI if you own a Focusrite Scarlett, Clarett, Red or Saffire audio interface, you can grab a licence for one XLN Addictive Keys product for free!

focusrite.com/en/…eys

Got myself Studio Grand for free a few months ago on a Focusrite Saffire I bought in 2012!

Addictive Keys products usually retail for €90 - makes this audio interface a bargain.
mark.kearney08/03/2020 09:07

Is it not possible to just record 1 thing at a time in a multitrack? …Is it not possible to just record 1 thing at a time in a multitrack? Drums then bass then Guitar then vocals? Does the software allow that?


Yeah you can do 1 by 1, just gotta be aware they’re all mono. Drums for example will be flattened into mono
I love this, only a beginner at guitar but plugging this into my MacBook opens up a world of amps and pedals. I use guitar rig which I recommend.
Some bad reviews
mark.kearney08/03/2020 09:07

Is it not possible to just record 1 thing at a time in a multitrack? …Is it not possible to just record 1 thing at a time in a multitrack? Drums then bass then Guitar then vocals? Does the software allow that?



Any DAW software will allow you to do that, and this interface is certainly capable of it. However it will not record any stereo / 2-channel source. Unless you're absolutely sure you don't need that, and you're only ever going to record a single mic and/or guitar (bass, electric, electroacoustic etc), I would suggest pushing for an interface that has 2 inputs.
chischis08/03/2020 07:51

Very good price. Good hardware. Comes with Ableton Live Lite which is a …Very good price. Good hardware. Comes with Ableton Live Lite which is a great starting point.But there are some very negative reviews, and only a single audio input (though two connectors one for mic one for a mono instrument) meaning you cannot record any stereo outputs of synths or effects pedals or anything else.If you need that, the 2i2 2in / 2out version is marked down to £121:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Focusrite-Scarlett-Solo-Audio-Interface/dp/B07QR73T66/?th=1



mccririck08/03/2020 10:02

Some bad reviews


not sure where you're seeing bad reviews, it's the top rated audio interface on amazon. Only seeing 2 bad reviews for the Solo on there?
minihilly08/03/2020 10:08

not sure where you're seeing bad reviews, it's the top rated audio …not sure where you're seeing bad reviews, it's the top rated audio interface on amazon. Only seeing 2 bad reviews for the Solo on there?



So that could be a case of PEBCAK, or receiving unlucky duds, and it would seem many people have no troubles with them. But I wanted to make people aware that there are some negative reviews. While I can speak well of Novation's support (they are a subsidiary of Focusrite), I've heard less glowing stories of Focusrite. You get what you pay for. Anyone doing this to a half-serious degree should seriously consider an RME interface: Buy once, install, forget about it. Which is how it should be.
One of the best bits of kit i have bought. I dont even record any ore i just use it to drive my mic for streaming.
mark.kearney08/03/2020 09:07

Is it not possible to just record 1 thing at a time in a multitrack? …Is it not possible to just record 1 thing at a time in a multitrack? Drums then bass then Guitar then vocals? Does the software allow that?


Yes but recording live drums? No.
chischis08/03/2020 10:18

Anyone doing this to a half-serious degree should seriously consider an …Anyone doing this to a half-serious degree should seriously consider an RME interface: Buy once, install, forget about it. Which is how it should be.


Don't they start at over £600 for an AI with microphone inputs?
That's well into pro territory.
PeacePipe08/03/2020 15:44

Don't they start at over £600 for an AI with microphone inputs?That's well …Don't they start at over £600 for an AI with microphone inputs?That's well into pro territory.



RME used is more inexpensive. But it buys peace of mind. Once I went RME I never, EVER had any more driver issues and only ever 100% solid, high quality playback and recording.
chischis08/03/2020 16:09

RME used is more inexpensive. But it buys peace of mind. Once I went RME I …RME used is more inexpensive. But it buys peace of mind. Once I went RME I never, EVER had any more driver issues and only ever 100% solid, high quality playback and recording.


They do have a great reputation.
But for people who are in your words, "doing this to a half-serious degree", the price is often prohibitive.
Plenty of other good devices out there.
I bought this for 99 and was really happy with it for my tiny home studio setup. Bargain price, well worth it if you ask me. If you're obviously looking for a larger setup then don't bother, but if you're a solo artist and want to self produce with limited space and resource, I can recommend this
Edited by: "samlg" 8th Mar
Nice price.
Good price for this and a good choice if you're just recording one mic or guitar line in. The preamp is pretty decent. If you might record drums later I'd suggest looking at a similar interface but with adat. With that you can add an extra 8 mic preamps later quite cheaply (the behringer 8 mic unit is around £100) with an optical connection.
Wish I knew what this thing did.
Bought Incase I need in the future
had a similar 2 channel version of this years ago. actually really clean pre amps and i’d recommend it any day.
So, whats the benefit of say something like this versus a standard guitar to usb cable? Such as the Rocksmith cable, as this allows me to use all the amps etc from software as well... any point in getting this?
Is it possible for me to record piano and singing at the same time using this, or would i need more inputs? Im a beginner at music
Was going to buy the bundle with mic and headphones. Is that worth it ? Or shall I get this and the rest separate? Any ideas guys. Just want to record couple songs properly with guitar 😝
ChildofChaos08/03/2020 18:39

So, whats the benefit of say something like this versus a standard guitar …So, whats the benefit of say something like this versus a standard guitar to usb cable? Such as the Rocksmith cable, as this allows me to use all the amps etc from software as well... any point in getting this?



Cleaner recordings, mic recording as well if you need. Better drivers. Proper DAW software and support. It's a step up to something more "proper".
ChildofChaos08/03/2020 18:39

So, whats the benefit of say something like this versus a standard guitar …So, whats the benefit of say something like this versus a standard guitar to usb cable? Such as the Rocksmith cable, as this allows me to use all the amps etc from software as well... any point in getting this?



I would imagine this is going to contain higher quality components inside than a usb cable converter.

Ultimately they do the same thing in converting your analog sound signal (from your guitar, voice etc) into a digital form. This will probably produce less noise in the signal and have a higher sampling rate (record higher frequencies) and bigger bit depth (more dynamic range).

Paying more than this won't get you significantly higher audio quality but it will give you extra features and inputs.

If you don't care too much about quality and won't be producing music etc then you may not notice anyway.
been using mine for years, got lucky and got one for £20 lol
Bought a 2i2 3rd Gen recently to replace an ageing Line 6 interface. Really pleased with the quality, great for recording guitar/bass/vocals and driving my headphones.
chischis08/03/2020 07:51

Very good price. Good hardware. Comes with Ableton Live Lite which is a …Very good price. Good hardware. Comes with Ableton Live Lite which is a great starting point.But there are some very negative reviews, and only a single audio input (though two connectors one for mic one for a mono instrument) meaning you cannot record any stereo outputs of synths or effects pedals or anything else.If you need that, the 2i2 2in / 2out version is marked down to £121:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Focusrite-Scarlett-Solo-Audio-Interface/dp/B07QR73T66/?th=1


Some available on ebay for £99.
Pit_808/03/2020 18:50

Was going to buy the bundle with mic and headphones. Is that worth it ? Or …Was going to buy the bundle with mic and headphones. Is that worth it ? Or shall I get this and the rest separate? Any ideas guys. Just want to record couple songs properly with guitar 😝


If you just want to record mainly electric guitar, just get this and buy some headphones separately would be my suggestion...

Grab a pair of semi-open or open headphones, they'll be more comfortable for longer periods (you get a bit of airflow to your ears). I have some AKG K240 MKIIs for example, they have a very flat frequency response which is great for mixing.

If you then want a mic for vocals a Behringer XM8500 is great affordable option.

I don't think the stuff with the bundle is too bad, but you if you don't need the mic find some better headphones.
I'd reccommend this, especially for a budget setup looking to get into recording. Do consider though, this is very much a home recording solution. I would not suggest this if you're looking to do multitracking of a band or live situation. Heat though!
How good is the headphone output on this? Can it drive 250ohm headphones and sound good?
I have Saffire 14 Pro since 2013 and no issues at all. Great audio interface! Like everything from Focusrite. Their plugins are also great for beginners. I work on presonus Studio One Professional and can't complain. Love it
lobotomiser08/03/2020 21:29

If you just want to record mainly electric guitar, just get this and buy …If you just want to record mainly electric guitar, just get this and buy some headphones separately would be my suggestion...Grab a pair of semi-open or open headphones, they'll be more comfortable for longer periods (you get a bit of airflow to your ears). I have some AKG K240 MKIIs for example, they have a very flat frequency response which is great for mixing. If you then want a mic for vocals a Behringer XM8500 is great affordable option.I don't think the stuff with the bundle is too bad, but you if you don't need the mic find some better headphones.


Thank you ! Very helpful. I definitely get the Scarlett and that XM8500. Can you suggested any microphone stands for a desk or table? Would it be stupid of me to use regular headphones ( Logitech G332 ) ?
Edited by: "Pit_8" 8th Mar
Pit_808/03/2020 22:43

Thank you ! Very helpful. I definitely get the Scarlett and that …Thank you ! Very helpful. I definitely get the Scarlett and that XM8500. Can you suggested any microphone stands for a desk or table? Would it be stupid of me to use regular headphones ( Logitech G332 ) ?


No problem!

If you're just recording for fun and nothing too serious, I wouldn't worry about new headphones until you've got the interface and see how you feel about using yours with it. If you get more into audio production, you'll eventually want some "studio" headphones which have a flatter frequency response - they are better for mixing etc. but not really geared towards listening to stuff for entertainment.

I got a very cheap microphone stand for desktop (Ammoon MS-12 - it was about £6 when I bought it, but gone up now) I'd just pick something cheap from Amazon with decent reviews you can always return it...
Can I use this for my wireless mics for karaoke?
Chadwell08/03/2020 21:55

How good is the headphone output on this? Can it drive 250ohm headphones …How good is the headphone output on this? Can it drive 250ohm headphones and sound good?


I think they say max of 200 ohms on this model.
lobotomiser08/03/2020 23:09

No problem! If you're just recording for fun and nothing too serious, I …No problem! If you're just recording for fun and nothing too serious, I wouldn't worry about new headphones until you've got the interface and see how you feel about using yours with it. If you get more into audio production, you'll eventually want some "studio" headphones which have a flatter frequency response - they are better for mixing etc. but not really geared towards listening to stuff for entertainment.I got a very cheap microphone stand for desktop (Ammoon MS-12 - it was about £6 when I bought it, but gone up now) I'd just pick something cheap from Amazon with decent reviews you can always return it...


Niceeee! Appreciate the help 🤙
I had the 2i4, very good audio interface
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