Focusrite Scarlett 4i4 3rd Generation 4-in, 4-out USB Audio Interface

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SCARLETT4I4MK3

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Expand your setup with extra connectivity.


Scarlett 4i4 is the perfect interface for musicians and producers starting to expand their setups and needing that extra little bit of connectivity. Take your creativity to the next level with four inputs and four outputs enabling simultaneous recording of microphones, instruments, synths and drum machines - with maximum audio quality. Equipped with high performance 24-bit/192kHz AD-DA converters, Scarlett guarantees the same professional sound quality throughout the third-generation range.

The 4i4 features two of Focusrite's best-ever performing third-generation Scarlett mic preamps: with optional Air setting to reproduce the Air effect of their original ISA mic preamp, giving your vocal or acoustic recordings a brighter and more open sound.

Record guitars or basses via the two high-headroom instrument inputs without any clipping or unwanted distortion and get creative using the four flexible line inputs two on the front with gain control, and two fixed-line on the back allowing you to record up to four mono sources or two stereo line-level sources such as synthesisers or drum machines with guaranteed clarity.

A pair of virtual loopback inputs allows you to capture a stereo feed of any combination of hardware input and software playback channels making podcasting, live streaming and sampling tasks easier.

And as with all Focusrite products, you'll also benefit from membership of their Plug-in Collective offering free software downloads and generous discounts, as well as a two-year warranty and award-winning customer support.

Key Features

  • Two of the best performing mic preamps the Scarlett range has ever seen, now with switchable Air mode to give your vocal recordings a brighter and more open sound

  • Two high-headroom instrument inputs to plug in your guitar or bass

  • Two balanced line inputs for connecting synthesisers, drum machines and other line-level sources

  • Four balanced outputs for clean monitoring and sending audio out to effects pedalsHigh-performance converters enable you to record and mix at up to 24-bit/192kHz

Included Software
• Ableton Live Lite music making software
• Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack
• Free 3-month Splice Sounds subscription with new Splice accounts
• Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-In Suite
• A choice of 1 of 4 XLN Audio Addictive Keys virtual instruments
• Softube Time & Tone Bundle
• Access to the Focusrite Plug-in Collective

What's in the box
- Scarlett 4i4 3rd Gen.
- 1 x USB cable (Type C-A)

Specifications
Connectivity: USB Type-C
Protocol: USB 2.0
Form Factor: Desktop
Simultaneous I/O: 4 x 4
A/D Resolution: 24-bit/192 kHz
Supported Sample Rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
Number of Preamps: 2
Number of Pads: 2
Phantom Power: YES
Instrument Inputs: 2
Line Inputs: 4
Analogue Outputs: 4
Headphone Outputs: 1
Loopback: YES
MIDI I/O: YES
Bus Powered: YES

Good or lacking, depending on your needs1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSt. Catharines, Ontario
It is an OK interface for entry-level work. If you are looking for some MIDI compositions, some VST work, it is all right. However, the output volume is really low for monitors, the input gain knobs are not very sensitive until 75%, and then they suddenly become over-sensitive, causing distortion. The pre-amp is nice with a good hint of distortion that can work well with vocals and maybe bass, but I suggest recording demo-level stuff with the card. The noise isolation is good (other factors not considered, i.e., cables). The ASIO drivers are not the best in performance, and it shows when you start loading the plugins. Of course, it is parsecs away from something like ASIO4ALL but still feels inferior after other segment cards, like the older MBox series. The build feels solid enough. Not so sure about the front panel material. Not the best card I have used, but if you are looking for similar options, like PreSonus stuff, etc., this new-gen Focusrite is better.
Posted by O.G. on Jul 30, 2021
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Solid, Versatile & Special with the right headphones6 of 6 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreScarborough, Ontario
First up, this is a solid recording interface. The specs are right up there with its best competitors. Focusrite drivers are excellent and have a solid track record. The control software makes signal routing more versatile than most and that's ultimately why I chose this unit. But the unexpected delight--and why I fell in love with this thing--is the headphone amp. Now, I have well over a dozen different pairs of good quality headphones, some upwards of $2000, and have at least as many headphone amps and other pieces of recording gear to plug them into. Tons of monitoring combinations. According to Julian Krause, a gear reviewer known for his thorough spec measuring, the headphone outputs on the 3rd Gen Scarletts pass higher than normal levels of distortion into lower impedance headphones. What you need to know, though, is that this subtle distortion is MAGICAL. Beautifully tube-like. When I plugged in a pair of 44 ohm Shure SHR840's--one of my favourite pair of cans at any price--and started playing familiar tracks, I melted. Of the 100+ headphone/amp combinations at my disposal, nothing beats this pairing for pure listening pleasure. It's full-bodied, detailed, and non fatiguing--takes the edge off harsh recordings and lets me enjoy ALL my favourite music. If you have the ability to try this specific combo, do it.
Posted by Henry on Sep 4, 2020
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Works great, feels great... until the circuitry fails7 of 8 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreLethbridge, Alberta
For what it’s worth, this is a great unit for someone who needs a little bit of i/o flexibility for their budding home studio. The Focusrite control software is required to make any changes to the settings of the box (pad and line switching, routing, preamp gain), but other than that the unit functioned well... up until the USB-C circuit short-circuits and no longer transmits or receives data with the computer. The unit does not connect to my computer (or any computer) and does not show up in any devices view or system report. My unit can still be powered over USB-C, but it is permanently stuck on the last saved routing settings and cannot be changed or modified in any way (outside of external routing and Input 1/2 gains). I’ve done extensive troubleshooting, but all in vain. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, stores are not accepting returns or items for repair. The first unit was exchanged w/o hassle through my local L&M, but both the Canadian distributor/warranty claim center are refusing to take my unit back at the moment, so I’m unwillingly stuck with a half-useful audio interface. Shame, when Logic and Pro Tools both have free 90-day licences. If I get a third replacement unit, and it does the same thing, that will be my final straw with Focusrite.
Posted by Matthew P. on Mar 29, 2020
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One of the best from Focusrite!5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWinnipeg (Pembina Hwy.), Manitoba
This 4i4 is one of the best interfaces for people who are starting out on their home studio. It’s very easy to use. You can just connect the interface and download the driver. They also have videos with instructions for downloading and how to use the DAWs. Overall, the built quality is very good and gain stage is pretty high. Great for recording guitar, vocals. You can also add instruments like keyboards and drums. If you decide to get it, go for it. You will not be disappointed!
Posted by Udipto on Jan 13, 2020
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