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Record your guitar. Record you.

Scarlett Solo

Record your guitar. Record you.

You’ve found the simplest USB audio interface we make. If you want to start creating studio quality recordings with your guitar, the 3rd Generation Scarlett Solo provides an easy way in.

✔ The best performing Scarlett mic preamp the range has ever heard – now with Air – for miking up guitars or recording vocals

 

✔ One high headroom instrument input, for plugging your guitar or bass straight in

✔ Quick Start tool, making it easier than ever to get up and running

 

✔ High-performance converters, allowing you to record, mix and play back audio in studio quality, anywhere

The interface we’ve all been looking for

THE INTERFACE WE'VE ALL BEEN LOOKING FOR

Scarlett’s most compact interface – thousands of guitar players use Solo to capture studio-quality sound every day. Capture your music anywhere by simply plugging your guitar straight in or miking up, and monitoring directly for latency-free foldback. Scarlett Solo is giving musicians worldwide professional sounding results everywhere, all the time.
 

The best sounding, easily

THE BEST SOUNDING, EASILY

Getting studio-quality recordings at home has never been easier. Quick Start gets you set up, recording and playing back within minutes. Our mic preamps, high-headroom instrument inputs and now-iconic Gain Halos mean the science of sounding great is sorted. We’ve worried about the tech, you can focus on the music.
 

Your recording is 30 years in the making

YOUR RECORDING IS 30 YEARS IN THE MAKING

We’ve been making mic preamps for 30 years, and the 3rd Gen mic pre is the best Scarlett has ever heard. The 24-bit/192kHz converters give your recordings clarity and detail. Air mode breathes life into vocals, adding unique high-end detail. Our decades of experience mean Scarlett sounds just like you.
 

Our technology is sound

OUR TECHNOLOGY IS SOUND

Incredibly reliable, Focusrite hardware won’t let you down. If, however, you come across a problem you can rely on our global support team and your two-year warranty to get it sorted. Sound.

“Better quality, improved specs and not much of a shift in price. It’s difficult to see Focusrite losing that ‘best-selling interface’ label any time soon.”


 

"When I think back to spending huge amounts of money on my first few recording interfaces, which offered nothing near this level of pro quality, I’m struck by how amazing the Scarlett Solo is."


 

All the tools you need to start recording right, now

ALL THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO START RECORDING RIGHT, NOW

Your Solo interface comes with a whole range of recording software, sounds and plug-ins to choose from:

Avid® Pro Tools® | First Focusrite Creative Pack: hundreds of virtual instrument sounds, 500MB of loops, and great-sounding effects

Ableton® Live Lite: industry-leading music-making software

Three Month Splice Sounds Subscription: Get access to millions of high-quality, royalty-free one-shots, loops, and presets, with new releases daily

XLN Audio Addictive Keys: choose one of four inspiring virtual keyboard instruments

 

Softube Time and Tone Bundle: three of Softube's world class reverb, delay and distortion plug-ins, and an an easy-to-use mastering tool

Focusrite Red Plug-in Suite: accurately models our classic Red 2 equaliser and Red 3 compressor

Focusrite Plug-in Collective: receive free versions of the most innovative software, as well as benefiting from discounts

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Plug-in Collective, for a lasting connection

When you buy any Focusrite hardware you gain access to the most innovative music software brands on the market. Plug-in Collective keeps you up to date on the latest tools, offering you new free downloads every couple of months, along with generous discounts. Let’s stay together.

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Specifications in detail

We always quote 'real world' performance figures (measured to the AES17 standard). Some companies choose to quote chipset performance, which is misleading, and here's why.

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Supported Sample Rates

44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz

Microphone Inputs

Frequency Response
20Hz - 20kHz ± 0.1dB
Dynamic Range
111dB (A-weighted)
THD+N
<0.0012% 
Noise EIN
-128dB (A-weighted)
Maximum Input Level
9dBu (at minimum gain)
Gain Range
56dB
Impedance
3kΩ

Line Inputs

Frequency Response
20Hz - 20kHz ± 0.1dB
Dynamic Range
110.5dB (A-weighted)
THD+N
<0.002%
Maximum Input Level
22dBu (at minimum gain)
Gain Range
56dB
Impedance
60kΩ

Instrument Inputs

Frequency Response
20Hz - 20kHz ± 0.1dB
Dynamic Range
110dB (A-weighted)
THD+N
<0.03%
Maximum Input Level
12.5dBu (at minimum gain)
Gain Range
56dB
Impedance
1.5MΩ

Line/Monitor Outputs

Dynamic Range (Line Outputs)
108dB
THD+N
<0.002%
Maximum Output Level (0 dBFS)
15.5dBu 
Impedance
430Ω

HEADPHONE OUTPUTS

Dynamic Range
104dB (A-weighted)
THD+N
<0.002%
Maximum Output Level
7dBu
Impedance
<1Ω