Balancing quality, simplicity, and cost-effectiveness for musicians, podcasters, and producers, the Focusrite iTrack Solo desktop 2x2 audio interface provides an easy way to simultaneously record vocals and an instrument to a Mac/Windows computer or a Lightning-equipped iPad, rendering it a capable audio solution for creators working at home or on the road. Featuring a Focusrite microphone preamp with selectable phantom power and up to 55 dB of gain, the iTrack Solo is a great match for studio condenser microphones or dynamic mics. The front panel also has a 1/4" Hi-Z input for direct recording of an instrument such as an electric guitar, a bass guitar, or a keyboard. Each input offers its own dedicated gain knob, outfitted with a bicolor halo around the knob to provide feedback for setting optimal recording levels. The iTrack Solo is equipped with a 1/4" headphone output and a stereo RCA line output, so you can monitor privately through headphones or turn it up loud through a pair of powered speakers. A single large knob on the right of the interface provides a unified output level control for the headphone and line outputs.
Flip on the direct monitor switch to hear your input signal without latency during recording. This function still includes the output from your computer, so you can use it for effective overdubs. The iTrack Solo supports digital resolutions up to 24-bit / 96 kHz when connected to a computer or up to 24-bit / 48 kHz when used with an iPad, ensuring respectable AD/DA conversion quality and compatibility with playback of high-resolution audio files. Giving you the tools you need to start recording and mixing immediately, the interface is bundled with Ableton Live Lite music production software and the Focusrite Scarlett Plug-In Suite, the latter providing several audio processing tools including gate, reverb, compression, and EQ. It also works with popular programs such as Garageband, Pro Tools, Cubase, and more.
There are two inputs on the iTrack Solo—one Focusrite microphone preamp (via XLR) and one 1/4" Hi-Z input—to enable simultaneous recording of a mic and an instrument such as an electric guitar or keyboard. The mic preamp offers switchable phantom power to accommodate condenser microphones as well as dynamics or even phantom-powered ribbon mics. Each input on the interface sports its own gain knob and bicolor halo, which lights green to show signal presence and changes to red to indicate clipping. When you see a halo turn red, be sure to turn down the input level to avoid distortion in your recording. Though quite compact, the iTrack Solo has enough outputs to feed headphones and powered speakers. The front panel features a 1/4" headphone jack, while the rear panel offers a stereo RCA unbalanced line out. The level for all outputs is controlled via the large front-panel monitor knob.
In the Box
- Musicians, Podcasters, and Producers
- USB Type-A and Lightning Connectivity
- 1 Mic Preamp, 1 Hi-Z Instrument Input
- 1 Headphone Out, Stereo RCA Line Out
- 24-Bit / 96 kHz AD/DA Conversion
- Bus Powered / Mac, Windows, iPad
- Phantom Power and Direct-Monitor Switch
- Bicolor LED Gain Halos
- Unified Output Level Control
- DAW Software and Plug-Ins
- Focusrite iTrack Solo Desktop 2x2 USB/Lightning Audio Interface
- USB Power Supply
- USB Cable (3.9')
- Device Link Lightning Cable (3.9')
- Ableton Live Lite (Download)
- Focusrite Scarlett Plug-In Suite (Download)
- Limited 3-Year Warranty