Focusrite has introduced Scarlett Solo, a 2-input/2-output USB interface that’s the smallest and most affordable member of the Scarlett family to date.
It’s outfitted with the Scarlett preamp and the signature red metal case utilized with the rest of the range, and includes +48-volt phantom power. Unique halos around the gain knobs stay green when level is good and turns red if it gets too loud. Direct latency-free monitoring is available with the flip of a switch.
Scarlett Solo provides 24-bit digital audio with sample rates up to 96 kHz. Dynamic range is stated as 106 dB, with EIN of 125 dB and THD of -97 dB. The instrument input provides high headroom with a spec of +14 dBu.
Scarlett Solo is supplied with Ableton Live Lite, 1 GB of Loopmasters sample content, the Novation Bass Station virtual instrument and Focusrite’s Scarlett plug-in suite.
Apple Macintosh with a USB 2.0-compliant USB port OS: Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), or Windows compatible computer with a USB 2.0-compliant USB port OS: Windows 7 or Windows 8 (32 or 64-bit).
$124.99/$99.99 at dealers