Focusrite Scarlett Solo Video Review
The Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB audio interface stands as an entry point into the Scarlette ecosystem, coming at just around $100.
But the price point doesn’t take away the quality and in this Scarlett Solo review, we’ll go over what you get with this nice little package. To start with, the build quality is amazing. Even though it is the cheapest interface in the series, Focusrite Scarlett Solo specs are rather similar to the 2i2 or any of the other, more expensive offerings. The body is an anodized aluminum shell with amazing, professional-feeling knobs and buttons that are placed as solid as they can be.
The build quality is definitely a 10 out of 10. But there are some drawbacks that come with the size, the monitor volume combines the headphone and speaker outputs, meaning you can’t really control it separately, but as soon as we go down, we go back up, this small interface even adds direct monitoring functionality, with amazing latency.
It’s a USB-C interface and gets powered by that connection alone also powering the phantom power for the microphone input and as well as the more expensive offerings it includes an air switch that brings more character to the preamp, which by istelf is wonderful. It’s a very compact, robust interface that’s great for travel.
Just like mentioned before, the focusrite scarlett solo usb audio interface is the cheapest offering from Focusrite, coming at $100, which is a decent chunck of changed shaved off of the second cheapests offering the Scarlett 2i2, which is more towards the $150 mark and if you want to save even more money, you can get the 2nd gen focusrite solo interface for around $80.
A great deal! But it could be argued that $100 is still quite a bit of money for an interface, that only offers a few inputs when you can find a similar offering for cheaper or offering with more ports for the same price.
But that’s not why focusrite scarlett solo interface is great, it’s the fact that for a $100 you’re getting a premium product for just the fraction of price. It shouldn’t be seen as interface you buy for a home studio, but an interface you buy for traveling – something you just throw into your backpack and get on going.
We do a lot of interface reviews and we have to say, this has to be one of the most durable little audio interfaces out there. It is cheap, it is compact and it is built like a tank – which comes with every Focusrite interface, but to have it on their budget option is just wonderful.
Scarlett audio interface solo stands to be a great option for anyone who is looking for a new compact interface as the focusrite scarlett solo phantom power capabilities, size and quality is just hard to beat. We definetly like this scarlett solo audio interface and will use it many more times in the future. All the road trips are looking to be quite promising!
Focusrite is know for their high quality product, including options for hobbists, amateurs and industry professionals.
The scarlett solo audio interface is just the first step in the wonderful world that the Focusrite has crafted, anything from USB audio interfaces to Synths, Keys, Apps and much much more. And we hope you’ve enjoyed our scarlett solo audio interface review and if you did, let us know what else should we review from what Focusrite offers?
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