Best 10 Budget Audio Interfaces
07 Focusrite Scarlett 2i4
The Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 is another excellent compact USB interface that plays in the budget audio interfaces leagues and combines affordability, cross-platform operation, a comprehensive feature set, and the same class-leading sound quality as the rest of the latest Scarlett range. The USB powered Scarlett 2i4 boasts two microphone preamps with global phantom power, a pair of Neutrik combo XLR/TRS 1/4″ input connectors with line/instrument switches, MIDI I/O, four analog RCA outputs, and a headphone output all housed in a rugged aluminum unibody chassis. Direct monitoring is also available to avoid latency while recording and signal halos surrounding the gain knobs that provide visual feedback of proper input levels. Scarlett 2i4 also comes with Ableton Live Lite and Pro Tools | First – Focusrite Creative Pack, which features 12 additional plug-ins, Softube’s Time and Tone bundle, the Focusrite Red Plug-In Suite, Novation’s Bass Station Virtual synthesizer, and 2GB of Loopmasters samples. Check out the Focusrite Scarlett 2i.