Focusrite

Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface

SKU: # 713251   |   Model: # SCARLETTSOLOMK3   |    Product Reviews10 Reviews  Write a Review

Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface

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Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface
Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface
Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface

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YouTube Video Focusrite // Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen - Overview feat. Sam Bell
YouTube Video L&M @ NAMM 2020: Focusrite Scarlett 3rd Gen
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The perfect audio interface for a singer-songwriter


The simplest model in the range, the third-generation Scarlett Solo provides singer-songwriters with a reassuringly easy recording process. Equipped with high performance 24-bit/192kHz AD-DA converters, Scarlett guarantees the same professional sound quality throughout the third-generation range.

Its features include a single upgraded third-generation Scarlett mic preamp: with a switchable Air setting to reproduce the Air effect of Focusrite's original ISA mic preamp, giving your vocal recordings a brighter and more open sound.

Key Features
• The best performing mic preamps the Scarlett range has ever seen, now with switchable Air mode to give your recordings a brighter and more open sound
• One high-headroom instrument input to plug in your guitar or bass
• High-performance converters enable you to record and mix at up to 24-bit/192kHz
• Two hum-free balanced outputs provide clean audio playback
• With the Quick Start tool, it's now easier than ever to get up and running

Scarlett Solo is designed to stand up to days on the road and connects straight to your Mac® or PC via USB cable, with no external power required. It comes with all the software tools you need to get started, including the comprehensive digital audio workstation Ableton® Live Lite™ and 3-month subscription to Pro Tools®. Intuitive enough for beginners yet advanced enough to inspire real creativity with great-sounding effects.

As with all Focusrite products, you'll also benefit from a two-year warranty and award-winning customer support.

Included Software
Ableton Live Lite music making software
Free 3-month Avid® Pro Tools® subscription
Free 3-month Splice Sounds subscription with new Splice accounts
Hitmaker Expansion which includes:
Antares® Auto-Tune® Access Allows everything from natural sounding, near-real-time pitch adjustment for getting the best vocal takes to lightning-fast Hip-hop-inspired pitching for adding a whole new sound to your track
Relab LX480 Essentials - Provides four reverbs, modelled on The Hit Factory NYC's reverb unit, and used on countless hits
Softube® Marshall® Silver Jubilee 2555 - A hyper-realistic model of Marshall's Silver Jubilee 2555 the modern evolution of the iconic JCM800 brought to you by analogue modeling experts Softube
XLN Audio® Addictive Keys - Choice of one of four professional-sounding models from Steinway®, Yamaha® and the classic Rhodes®
XLN Audio® Addictive Drums 2: Studio Rock Kit - Features expertly captured samples from a high-end Tama® and Pearl® drums, and Paiste® and Sabian® cymbals, recorded at Decibel Studios in Stockholm
Brainworx® bx_oberhausen - Fully-analogue modelled replica of a classic American polysynth
Brainworx® bx_console Focusrite SC - Brings the true sound of the preamps that made Focusrite what we are today to your music
Focusrite Red Plug-In Suite Meticulously captured digital models of the truly iconic EQ and Compressors which have made the Focusrite name a staple in world-class facilities across the globe
Brainworx® bx_masterdesk - Brings a smooth and simple workflow to the art of mastering, and allows anyone, from first-time-producer to industry pro to get studio-quality results quickly and effortlessly
What's in the box
- Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen.
- 1 x USB cable (Type C-A)

Specifications
Connectivity: USB Type-C
Protocol: USB 2.0
Form Factor: Desktop
Simultaneous I/O: 2 x 2
A/D Resolution: 24-bit/192 kHz
Number of Preamps: 1
Phantom Power: YES
Instrument Inputs: 1
Line Inputs: 1
Analogue Outputs: 2 TRS (Balanced)
Headphone Outputs: 1
Bus Powered: YES

Media


Focusrite // Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen - Overview feat. Sam BellWatch Video
Youtube video product demo
L&M @ NAMM 2020: Focusrite Scarlett 3rd GenWatch Video
Youtube video product demo

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Reviews


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Great interface 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Peterborough, Ontario
This is a great sounding reliable interface. No nonsense plug and play without interruption. Let’s you focus on your project and not on keeping it connected
Posted by Bill Dickinson on Nov 7, 2023
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Excellent sound and quality 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Cambridge, Ontario
I have an 18i20 but decided to get this for when I want to record my guitar while I’m sitting on the couch. It’s a no brainer, especially for $139. It does what it’s supposed to do without hassle. The sound and build quality are outstanding. Get one. I doubt you’ll be disappointed!
Posted by Grant on Sep 4, 2023
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good audio interface for beginners 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Winnipeg (Wall St), Manitoba
just got it, right off the bat this tiny interface does not disappoint, it gets the job done, comes with a free DAW software trial and I like the clipping indicators
Posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2022
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Awesome product, Great for beginners 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Waterloo, Ontario
Started putting together a home music studio a few months ago and recently got this. It works fantastic and has great overall quality and value for its price. I gave features a 3.5 because although this is my first interface, I know there are others out there with more features if you are more experienced. Nevertheless, me being a beginner to studio recording, this was perfect for me and I highly recommend it to any other beginners.
Posted by anonymous on Dec 31, 2021
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Great for starting out 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
I just began noodling around with home recording and bought one of these. Build quality seems good and installation was straight forward on a Win10 PC. Unfortunately, the ProTools app that was supposed to come with it is down, so they gave me a 30-day trial of ProTools ultimate which is intimidating to a newbie. Simple set up: XLR mic jack on input 1 and 1/4\" instrument jack on input 2 (combi-jacks like the Arturia Minifuse would be nicer) and 2x1/4\" cables to your monitors and/or a set of headphones with a 1/4\" jack. Seems to work ok with unbalanced guitar cables, will need to try some balanced cables next.
Posted by bp66 on Nov 29, 2021
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Closest Store   Cambridge, Ontario
I bought this just to sit on my desk so I wouldn't have any setting up to do when I came up with a song idea. I just use it to record vocals, guitar and for reamping. It's fantastic! I had a presonus AR12 before which I bought thinking I could have multi channel interface recording plus an analog mixer for live situations. Well the presonus was garbage. I couldn't get any signal to my DAW. I could barely reach -18dB with the preamps cranked and with tons of noise. I thought I was overlooking something and tried many things to fix the problem. I made due for years, just boosting the gain on my DAW to make up for it. So I decided to pick this up and see what the preamp was like. It was night and day. The preamp has tons of gain and very low noise. I couldn't even clip my DAW (Logic Pro) with the presonus but this little guy has no problem giving me all the gain I need at low noise and it is bus powered from USB. Plus this thing is very quality built. I know a lot of people look at the prices and say this is beginner equipment but that's not the case. There's a reason they have sold a million of these things. Because they do what they say they do. This does not do a million things like my presonus "claimed" to do but what it says it does, it does it very well. I won't be buying any presonus products again.
Posted by E W on Apr 6, 2021
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Closest Store   Victoria, British Columbia
This interface sounds amazing! Much better signal strength and clarity/tone than my 1st gen Apogee Jam. My only suggestion is to make sure to buy a USB C to USB C cable if you have a newer MacBook with no USB A ports. My Focusrite came with a USB C to USB A cable. (The USB C end goes into the Focusrite.)
Posted by Bentenheimer on Feb 13, 2021
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Great value USB interface 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   London North, Ontario
I was using a $20 USB guitar cable I picked up on amazon for GarageBand and BiasFX and I always had to dial back the volume so the guitar wouldn't distort. Then I got an active bass and there was no amount of settings changes that would make the bass not distort badly, I WAS going to sell the bass then I decided to pick this up and it's amazing. It's exactly what I needed to get a clean sound into my Mac.
Posted by Adam on Aug 1, 2020
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Perfect for beginners or experts 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   North Vancouver, British Columbia
This interface got me into recording and it really is amazing. It works with my DAW. Highly recommended.
Posted by Bobb on Mar 28, 2020
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quality small audio interface. 7 of 7 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Laval, Quebec
Sounds good, easy to configure. Plug and play on Linux.
Posted by anonymous on Jan 19, 2020
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Protect your investment with the Long & McQuade Performance Warranty

A warranty can be a very important factor when making a buying decision. Because repairs can be very expensive in terms of parts and labour costs, manufacturers usually only provide one year limited warranties that generally only cover items that malfunction due to a manufacturer’s defect. With an important purchase such as a musical
instrument or piece of studio gear, however, many people want to have the peace of mind in knowing that their investment will be protected should the product no longer be performing at 100%.

Because of this, Long & McQuade provides our customers with a FREE one-year Performance Warranty on most of our products. The Long & McQuade Performance Warranty supplements the manufacturer’s warranty to ensure that our customers receive complete “no hassle” warranty coverage within their first year.

How does the Long & McQuade Performance Warranty differ from most manufacturers' warranties?
  • Performance Guarantee: Normal wear and tear is covered, so your product will be performing as well as the day you purchased it for the entire duration of the coverage. Band and Orchestral Performance Warranty does not include replacing pads or cleaning for woodwind instruments, unless deemed necessary by our repair staff. Ultrasonic cleaning for brass instruments will be provided if deemed necessary by our repair staff, but is not routinely offered under the Performance Warranty.
  • Product Replacement: If your product cannot be fixed or costs too much to fix, we will replace it with the equivalent model for no additional charge. If this is not possible, a full refund will be provided.
  • No Lemon Policy: Your product will be replaced should the same problem occur multiple times.
  • Convenient: Easy drop off and pick up of the product at any Long & McQuade location.
  • Guitar Setup: Guitars purchased at Long & McQuade come with 1 free setup, to be redeemed within 1 year for new guitars and 90 days for used guitars.
  • Loaners Available: A loaner product may be given while the product is being repaired.
  • Power Surge Protection: Your product is covered even if damaged from a power surge.
  • Accessory Coverage: Any peripheral devices or accessories that come with your product (i.e. foot pedal, case) are also covered.
  • Commercial Use Coverage: Music and recording professionals who purchase gear for “heavy-use” commercial purposes will still be covered.
 

Long & McQuade reserves the right to restrict the purchase of additional years of Performance Warranty. Used products come with a 3-month Long & McQuade Performance Warranty. Some products (i.e. computers, software, cymbals and other items) are covered only by the manufacturer‘s warranty. Consumables (i.e. strings, reeds, drum sticks, batteries, tubes, cross faders) are excluded as they are designed to be replaced. Cosmetic Damage, Accidental Damage, or problems caused by Humidity or Temperature Issues are not covered. Speakers damaged by overpowering are generally not covered. Our coverage does not provide compensation for loss of use. As of June 2018 the Performance Warranty is no longer transferable. The warranty is only valid in Canada.

Purchasing additional years of coverage

Some manufacturers provide warranties for longer than 1 year; however, these are usually limited warranties that do not provide the same coverage as the Long & McQuade Performance Warranty. Customers interested in more complete and convenient (but not necessarily longer) coverage are still able to purchase additional years of the Performance Warranty.

If you are interested in receiving this coverage for longer than one year, you have the option of purchasing additional years of the Performance Warranty. The pricing is as follows:

  • NEW products: 4% of the current new selling price to double the warranty from 1 year to 2 years. 4% for each additional year.
  • USED products: 4% of the current new selling price to increase the warranty from 3 months to 1 year. 4% for each additional year.
  • GUITARS: 4% of the current new selling price to double the warranty from 1 year to 2 years. 4% for each additional year. $45 maximum. An additional free setup is not included with additional purchased years of Performance Warranty.
  • BAND and ORCHESTRAL instruments: 4% of the current new selling price to double the warranty from 1 year to 2 years. 4% for each additional year.

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