The Scarlett Solo is a budget interface from Focusrite sporting USB connectivity and two preamps capable of delivering 56 dB of gain. Let’s see if it knows how to Linux.
Plug it in. You’re done.
The Focusrite Scarlett Solo will function like any other sound device in pavucontrol.
While many kinds of audio latency metrics exist, one useful and well-understood metric is round-trip latency; the time it takes for an audio signal to enter the input of a device, get processed, and exit the output.
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 7 1700|
|RAM||Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB|
|Motherboard||MSI B350 Tomahawk|
|GPU||Nvidia NVS 300|
|PSU:||EVGA 600 B1|
Focusrite Scarlett Solo: Round-trip latency @44100 Hz
Focusrite Scarlett Solo: Round-trip latency @48000HZ
Focusrite Scarlett Solo: Round-trip latency @96000HZ
Focusrite Scarlett Solo: Round-trip latency @192000HZ
- Connectivity: USB 2.0
- Simultaneous I/O: 2 x 2
- Preamps: 1 x mic, 1 x instrument
- Gain Range: 56 dB
- Phantom Power: Yes
- A/D Resolution: Up to 24-bit/192kHz
- Analog Inputs: 1 x XLR (mic), 1 x 1/4″ (Hi-Z)
- Analog Outputs: 2 x 1/4″ TRS
- Headphones: 1 x 1/4″
- USB: 1 x Type USB-C
- Bus Powered: Yes
- Power Supply: USB bus powered
The Scarlett Solo does everything it claims on the tin. It’s a perfectly serviceable budget USB interface. It’s only crime is costing more than the Behringer U-Phoria UMC204HD.
Focusrite Scarlett Solo (3rd Gen)
One of the best performing mic preamps the Scarlett range has ever seen, now with switchable air Mode to give your recordings a brighter and more open sound.
Easy to use
No drivers to install
No hardware inserts
No line level inputs