Focusrite at the Guitar Showcase 2023: Introducing Scarlett 4th Gen – the perfect interface for the guitarist

Focusrite Scarlett 4th Gen
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GUITAR SHOWCASE 2023: What do guitarists need from an interface?  Great feel and sound? Low latency? Plug and play simplicity? Automatic level control? A full software suite? It’s all here. The latest generation world’s best-selling audio interface is designed to deliver the perfect compact audio interface experience for the guitarist and songwriter.

Feels just like an amp

Guitarists have often had to compromise when plugging into interfaces – they just don’t feel ‘right’. The Hi-Z instrument inputs of Scarlett feel just like plugging into an amp; clear, tight and super responsive. Because every detail is captured, Scarlett’s Hi-Z inputs deliver stunning performance with modern amp sims, and sound great for DI’d electro-acoustics.

The power of the preamp

At the heart of any audio interface is the mic preamp – it's what captures the nuances of the sound source. The Scarlett 4th Gen preamp features a massive 69dB* gain range, more than enough to capture everything from the softest finger-picked acoustic passage to a screaming mic’d-up amp.

Focusrite Scarlett 4th Gen

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Air Mode for big console sound

Many interfaces offer a clean, transparent sound. The Scarlett 4th Gen offers that and more with its re-engineered Air mode. For standout lead vocal and instrument tracks, Air mode takes your sound’s unique character and brings it to the front of the mix, adding truly musical Presence and rich Harmonic Drive, just like a classic console in a big studio.

Never worry about your levels again

Scarlett’s Auto Gain* and Clip Safe* are pretty much like having your own engineer, inside your interface. Auto Gain sets recording levels automatically, saving time and hassle. Meanwhile, Clip Safe ensures that even if you get a little too enthusiastic during a take, the recording remains distortion-free.

Massive 120db dynamic range

Hear every detail of your recording. Scarlett uses converters direct from Focusrite’s RedNet interfaces – as found in high-end studios around the world. Combined with a powerful, custom-designed headphone amp this sets the stage for great sounding playback, and huge detailed mixes.

Focusrite Scarlett 4th Gen

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All the software you need to make a record

Get started with Ableton Live Lite or three months of Pro Tools Artist recording software (both included), and fire up the Hitmaker Expansion bundle with a collection of studio tools from the biggest names in the business. 

Heat up your guitar tones with a hyper-realistic model of Marshall®’s Silver Jubilee 2555 – brought to you by analogue-modelling experts Softube®.  Get exceptional vocal tracks with Antares® Auto-Tune® Access and Sonnox VoxDoubler. 

Need drums? No problem - XLN Audio®’s Addictive Drums 2: Studio Rock Kit has beats to get you started and the big sound of a great drum kit. Synths and Keys? You’re well covered with the legendary MASSIVE from Native Instruments and XLN Audio®’s Addictive Keys. 

And when it’s time to mix and master your tracks, there’s an exclusive suite of Focusrite plugins to quickly get you release-ready sound, and five free masters from Landr.

*2i2 and 4i4

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