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User-experience with the Focusrite scarlet?

Postby catosim » 11 Mar 2019, 12:52

Hi

I´m having trouble with my older Echo audio interface, and are considering to replace it with a newer card.
Focusrite is a brand that seems to be easy to get access to from the nearby music-dealer.
Was hoping to get some opinions on this card based on user-experience from forum members.
Edit: I´m aiming at the Focusrite 6i6

:thanks: in advance
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Re: User-experience with the Focusrite scarlet?

Postby Berretje » 11 Mar 2019, 13:28

I've got the 18i20 and I really love this interface. Decent software mixer (if you don't have a DAW) too.

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Re: User-experience with the Focusrite scarlet?

Postby sudkcoce » 12 Mar 2019, 13:16

I've got the 2i4 mkII and love it. Using on a mac.
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Re: User-experience with the Focusrite scarlet?

Postby MvanD » 13 Mar 2019, 02:03

I have the 2i4 (mkI). Combined with a Mackie 1402 vlz3 mixer. Very happy with it.
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Re: User-experience with the Focusrite scarlet?

Postby weremole » 14 Mar 2019, 07:47

I have an 18i20 gen1 and I have mixed feelings. It does seem to do what its supposed to do. But there are some annoying problems:

- Focusrite mixing software seems rather complex although once you get past that its workable.
- Only 4 stereo mixes available - 8 are available on the saphire. I made that mistake.
- Its driver is dodgy as hell on USB3 but very stable on USB2.

Ive recently got a behringer UMC204HD to compare at least the USB thing.

Gen 2 got a new mixing app AFAIK.

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Re: User-experience with the Focusrite scarlet?

Postby kirsty » 14 Mar 2019, 19:53

I have the 2i4 (Gen 2) and overall am pretty happy with it.

Agree with the above post, USB3 was occasionally a bit dodgy so stuck with a USB2 port.

Came with a good bundle of various software and you also get a free Addictive Keys instrument too. :)

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Re: User-experience with the Focusrite scarlet?

Postby catosim » 14 Mar 2019, 23:03

kirsty wrote:
Agree with the above post, USB3 was occasionally a bit dodgy so stuck with a USB2 port.

I guess you both are running on windows?
I´m using mac - so if my assumptions are right, it shouldn´t be an issue.

...but very useful inputs!

kirsty wrote:Came with a good bundle of various software and you also get a free Addictive Keys instrument too. :)

Also nice bonus :-)
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