Built to deliver top-shelf sound in a compact, bag-friendly, and easy-to-use format for singers, guitarists, and solo podcasters, the third-generation Focusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface, High-Fidelity, Studio Quality Recording lets artists and content creators score pro-level tone with no learning curve, no matter where they go.
Equally capable of tracking vocals and instruments, the improved Scarlett microphone preamp features switchable phantom power for condenser mics and a selectable Air circuit, which adds clarity-enhancing brightness based on Focusrite's legendary ISA preamplifier. In addition to the single XLR mic input, the Scarlett Solo provides a single 1/4" input with an instrument/line switch that allows it to accept signal directly from a guitar, bass, synthesizer, or drum machine.
Unlocking the ability to record at standard CD quality or high-fidelity resolutions, the 24-bit / 192 kHz AD/DA converters ensure that signals are captured and reproduced with detail and accuracy. Listen through headphones or connect active speakers to the balanced 1/4" monitor outputs, and use selectable direct monitoring to hear your live input signal with no distracting echo or latency.
With its bus powering for uninhibited portability, space-saving USB Type-C connection, and extensive software bundle including virtual instruments, plug-in effects, loops, and more, the Scarlett Solo gives you plenty of powerful tools to kick-start your inspiration; just plug the Scarlett Solo into your Mac/Windows computer or iPad Pro (with USB Type-C), fire up your preferred audio recording software, and let the creativity flow.
YOUR SIGNATURE SOUND, ONE SIMPLE SETUP
Scarlett Solo Studio helps thousands of musicians and songwriters share their music with the world every day. Featuring a natural sounding 3rd Gen mic preamp, and Air, emulating our original ISA preamps. With your songs and Scarlett Solo Studio Pack, you have everything you need to record in studio quality.
THE BEST SOUNDING, EASILY
Easy Start gets you set up and recording within minutes. Your CM25 MkIII mic captures every detail. Your HP60 MkIII headphones mean clear and comfortable mixing and monitoring. A 3rd Gen mic preamp, high-headroom instrument input, and now-iconic Gain Halos mean the science of sounding great is sorted. We’ve worried about the tech, you can focus on the music.
YOUR RECORDING IS 30 YEARS IN THE MAKING
We’ve been making mic preamps for 30 years, and the 3rd Gen mic pre is the best Scarlett has ever heard. The 24-bit/192kHz converters give your recordings clarity and detail. Air mode breathes life into vocals, adding unique high-end detail. Our decades of experience mean Scarlett sounds just like you.
THE FOCUSRITE SOUND: OFFICIALLY SUPPORTED ON IPAD PRO
Scarlett Solo is officially supported in use with USB-C iPad Pros. Setup and operation are simple: just plug in, fire up your favorite music-making app, and enjoy the Focusrite sound wherever you go. Scarlett Solo has been tested extensively with Garageband, Cubasis 2, Auria Pro, Amplify Launchpad, Amplify Groovebox, and Amplify Blocs Wave, as well as FL Studio. Now you can record anywhere, really.
Portable and Bus PoweredAs the most compact interface in the Scarlett Series, the Scarlett Solo is rugged and ready to travel with you. Being bus powered via USB Type-C connectivity, it can be used in any room or even remote locations, with your preferred DAW on a Mac/Windows computer or using an iPad Pro equipped with USB Type-C and a music-making app such as Garageband, Cubasis 2, Auria Pro, Ampify Launchpad, Ampify Groovebox, or Ampify Blocs Wave.
Pristine, High-Resolution ConversionThanks to its high-performance 24-bit / 192 kHz AD/DA converters, the Scarlett Solo is equipped to capture any source from vocals to acoustic and electric instruments clearly and accurately, so you never have to worry about the interface clouding your sound.
Scarlett Mic Preamp with Customizable ToneThe upgraded third-generation Scarlett mic preamp features switchable 48V phantom power to accommodate your favorite condenser mic and a selectable Air setting, which reproduces the Air effect of Focusrite's original ISA mic preamp to impart enhanced brightness and openness on your vocal recordings.
Direct Instrument/Line InputA dedicated high-impedance, high-headroom 1/4" input on the Scarlett Solo's front panel allows distortion-free recording of an instrument such as an electric guitar or bass, a synthesizer, or a drum machine, and there's no need for a DI box or an amplifier. At the press of a button, the 1/4" input can be used for a line-level source like a mixer's output or the line out from a guitar/bass amp.
Straightforward Controls and Level IndicationWith Scarlett Solo's Easy Start tool and independent gain knobs with multicolor gain halo meters, you'll have no trouble getting set up and dialing in the perfect levels. Plus, there are no menus or complicated controls to slow you down.
Headphone and Monitor OutputsThe balanced 1/4" TRS monitor outputs on the rear panel ensure hum-free connectivity with balanced studio monitors. For critical listening through headphones, just plug your earphones or headphones into the front-panel 1/4" headphone jack. A large knob is positioned next to the headphone jack for quick adjustment of the monitor and headphone volume.
Latency-Free MonitoringNo musician wants to record if they can't hear their performance clearly. Press the Scarlett Solo's direct monitor switch to listen to your input signals exactly as they are supposed to sound, with no latency and no distracting echo.
All the Tools You Need to Start RecordingThe Scarlett line of interfaces comes with some of the best-loved software tools in the business.
Focusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface, High-Fidelity, Studio Quality Recording Key Features:
- Singers, Guitarists, Solo Podcasters
- USB Type-C Connectivity
- 1 Mic Preamp & 1 Instrument/Line Input
- 1 Headphone Out, Stereo Monitor Out
- 24-Bit / 192 kHz Converters
- Bus Powered / Mac, Windows, iPad Pro
- Phantom Power, Direct Monitor
- Mic Air Mode, Multicolor Gain Halos
- Compact, Rugged Housing
- DAWs, VIs, Loops & Samples
Brand Focusrite Manufacture SKU AMS-SCARLETT-SOLO-3G Form Factor Tabletop Display None Channels of I/O Analog:
2 Inputs / 2 Outputs at 192 kHz
Maximum Sampling Rate 192 kHz / 24-Bit Number of Microphone Preamps 1 Preamp Built-In Microphone None Input Level Adjustment 2 x Knob Expansion Slots None
Pad None Gain/Trim Range Inputs:
Up to +56 dB
High-Pass Filter None Solo/Mute None
Analog Audio I/O 1 x XLR 3-Pin Balanced Mic Input (Front Panel)
1 x 1/4" TS Unbalanced Line/Hi-Z Input (Front Panel)
2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Monitor Output
1 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output (Front Panel)
Phantom Power 48 V, Selectable On/Off Digital Audio I/O None Host Connection / USB 1 x USB Type-C (USB 2.0) USB (Non-Host) None Sync I/O None Network I/O None MIDI I/O None Wireless Connectivity None
Frequency Response Inputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.1 dB
Maximum Input Level Mic Inputs:
+9 dBu (Min Gain)
+12.5 dBu (Min Gain)
+22 dBu (Min Gain)
Maximum Output Level Line/Monitor Outputs:
+15.5 dBu at 0 dBFS
Impedance Mic Inputs:
< 1 Ohm
Dynamic Range Mic Inputs:
THD+N Mic Inputs:
EIN Mic Inputs:
-128 dBu A-Weighted
Sample Rates Up to 192 kHz (AD/DA Conversion) Sample Rate Conversion None Bit Depths Up to 24-Bit (AD/DA Conversion)
Audio Storage & Playback
Memory Card Slot None
OS Compatibility Windows
*As of June, 2022: check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Included Software None Compatible Software (Not Included) Any Core Audio (Mac) Compliant Software
Included Plug-Ins None Mobile Device Compatibility iPad Pro Required Hardware USB Type-C Port Internet Connection Required for Registration
Power Requirements USB Bus Power
Anti-Theft Features Kensington Security Slot Dimensions 5.65 x 3.77 x 1.71" / 14.35 x 9.58 x 4.34 cm Weight 0.7 lb / 318.0 g (without Accessories)
0.8 lb / 363.0 g (with Accessories)