There are so many routes for manufacturers to go down when it comes to a market as saturated as the audio interface market that the only way to really make a splash is to be either flat out the best or by far the best value.
the price tag means it’s almost certainly going to be in the value for money shortlist
Without having one in our hands we obviously can’t speak on the newly announced Focusrite Scarlett 2i2′s quality, but the proven track record of Focusrite (they make some of our favourite interfaces because of their excellent pre-amps and converters) crossed with the $150/£120 price tag means it’s almost certainly going to be in the value for money shortlist. A simple card with a 1/4″ headphone jack, pair of 1/4″ TRS outputs and Neutrik combi jack ins, each input with switchable +48v phantom power, 24/96 operation and a large level dial and space saving multi colour metering ‘halos’ around the gain knobs, it looks very interesting nonetheless…
Listen to this beautiful track by Jono Mcleery too. We like.