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Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Set Up! How to Connect Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 to Computer, Audacity, Cubase, FL Studio or Other Recording Software?

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If you have purchased your Focusrite Scarlet solo or Focusrite Scarlett 2i2  or higher end audio interface then you need to set up it properly, so that it can work properly in your computer. If you have not purchased it so far, then you can GET IT NOW ON AMAZON.

You can use this Focusrite 2i2 audio interface for either listening songs or for recording and mixing songs in professional audio editing software.

This article will show you that how you can make this audio interface work  in your PC. Please read the following,  step by step set up,  process carefully. If you have already connected this interface to computer and facing any problem, then you should disconnect it before proceeding further.

1. Register Your Interface

After purchasing this audio interface, you need to register this device on the official website of Focusrite. You need to sign up and enter your device’s serial number there after selecting your device. You may also get the free licences of the audio editing software or VST Effects plugins (if provided free with interface). Please follow THIS LINK to register your device.

Select your product and Enter Serial number of Focusrite 2i2 Audio Interface (You can find it below device)

Enter your email ID and click on “Get My Stuff” to get the licences of Free Software or Plugins (If any Provided with Interface)

2. Download the Drivers

After successfully registering your interface to the Focusrite website, you have to download the supporting driver for your device. For downloading the driver you need to VISIT THIS LINK. Then select your device model and click the download button given below.  This may be around 5MB.

Select Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (2nd Gen) from Drop Down Menu
Click on the Driver’s name to Download Driver

After downloading Install the driver as per given screenshots:

Restart the computer (After Reading this article :)!

Changes will be done when you restart your computer. (Don’t forget to bookmark this page if you are restarting your computer now!)

3. Connect Interface to Computer/Laptop with USB cable

Now driver is installed on your computer and all you need to connect the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interface to your computer/laptop with USB cable provided with this interface. One end of this cable will be connected to the interface’s back side. Another is just same as a Pen Drive USB plug which you can connect in your PC.

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 connects with a USB cable to Computer
Connect one end of USB Cable to Interface’s back side slot
Connect USB end to computer’s USB port (Preferably high speed Port)

4. Connect Headphone and Microphone

This interface supports 6.3 mm jack headphone, so you may  need to use a headphone with 6.3 mm jack. But you can also use your basic earphone of 3.5mm jack after attaching an 6.3mm adaptor which you can SHOP ONLINE HERE. Then you need to connect a mic too. The mic can be connected with either XLR Cable or 6.3mm Jack. Follow these photos for setup:

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3.5mm headphone is connected with 6.3mm adapter
You can use this type of adapter to listen from two headphones (One for Singer and another for Recording Technician)
Connecting an XLR Mic to the interface “Input 1”
In left side microphone is connected and in Right side an headphone is connected with 6.3mm adapter, while from backside it is connected with computer with USB cable
Put on the 48V Phantom power button if your microphone works only with phantom power. A red light will glow from the button to indicate that its phantom power is working.
Adjust the Gain Controller knob while speaking to the mic. Ensure that there should be only green light while speaking. Red light means the sound is getting distorted due to too much gain. Hence you need to adjust it so that it does not show red light at your maximum singing volume.

Now the connectivity is over and we will do some settings in Control Panel to listen the audio through our Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface.

Setting up Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 in Control Panel:

  1. Go to control panel
  2. Open “Hardware and Sound” 
  3. Go to Sound –> Manage Audio Devices
  4. Go to Playback
  5. Identify the Newly added Focusrite Device
  6. Right Click –> Enable
  7. Again Right Click –> Set as Default Communication Device
  8. Similarly Set up Recording Device too
  9. Play any song in your computer and you should listen the sound through your Interface’s Earphone.

Setting up Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 in Audacity:

  1. Open Free Audio Editing Software Audacity
  2. Go to Audacity Device Toolbar as shown in the below screenshot
  3. Right to Microphone icon, select the Scarlett Audio Interface from slide menu
  4. Right to Speaker icon, Select the Scarlett Audio Interface from Drop Down menu
  5. Do some recording (if you are connected with mic) or drag some audio sample/song in the audacity work area and play. You should listen the sound through the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 headphone.

Setting up Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 in FL Studio

  1. Launch FL Studio software in your computer.
  2. Go to Options–> Audio Settings
  3. On the top most Drop Sown Menu, select the Direct Sound Devices–> Scarlett 2i2 USB
  4.  In the mixer output–> Select Scarlett 2i2
  5. Play something and you should listen sound through the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface’s headphone.
  6. Similarly you can also select the input while recording audio in the FL Studio

Setting up Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 in Cubase

Please read the steps carefully and follow one by one.

Connecting Interface to Cubase

  1. Generally Cubase will ask you on the starting up. Select the “Focusrite USB 2.0 Audio Driver”. DO NOT SELECT ASIO here because it will be having a little latency.
  2. If Cubase does not give options on starting up then go to Menu Bar–> Devices –> Device Setup…
  3. Go to VST Audio System–> Drop down menu–> Focusrite USB 2.0 Audio Driver
  4. Pop up menu–>Switch
  5. Now you can see the changes made in Drop down menu.
  6. Press OK
  7. Go to Devices–>VST Connections
  8. Remove Existing Buses in Input and Output (Right Click on Audio Device–> Remove Bus)
  9. Now we have two inputs on the interface, so we can either record a stereo track (Left and Right mics together) or two mono tracks. It means we have to make three Buses: 1 Stereo + 2 Mono

Add Audio Buses

  1. Click–> Add Bus–> Select Count=1–>Configuration=Stereo –>> Give a Name to the Bus–> Add Bus. You can see a bus added there.
  2. Now add two mono buses: Add Bus–> Count: 2–> Configuration=Mono–>Give a Name to the Bus–> Add Bus. You can see the changes.
  3. In device port Mono Bus 2, click and select= Input 2 (Right)
  4. Lets add output Bus too. Add Bus–> Count=1–>Configuration=Stereo–>Give a name to the bus–> Add Bus. You can see an output bus has been added.
  5. Now close the VST connections Pop up and make a new project by going in File–>New Project. Select any type of project preset or select empty.
  6. Go to project add track–> Audio–> Add stereo track.
  7. Go to the left inspector window. Locate the inputs (you will see the name of the stereo bus you have given). Then select the mic 1 or 2 which you have connected in your interface. Click on the speaker button and you must listen what you speak in your mic.
  8. You can also record by pressing the red recording button and can do the experiments with the inputs and outputs.

If you are still having any problem regarding set up of Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Professional Audio Interface then you may write at the forums at:

Do write in comments for any assistance. If you want to get more cheaper version of Focusrite then you may also like to Purchase Focusrite Solo from Amazon.

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Hi Musician! Dynamic microphones are great for practicing, live performing, recording professional songs, covers, audio casts etc. There are many benefits of the dynamic over condenser microphones. These are great for home recordings too and normally cheaper then condenser microphones. Dynamic microphone is also more durable then a condenser microphone.

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The dynamic microphone (also known as the moving-coil microphone) works via electromagnetic induction. These are good for live recordings of a band. Good for performing live. Also good for less treated rooms.

So, if you want to purchase a budget dynamic microphone in India, then you should go through this article. Here I have placed 6 best options which you can adopt if you are planning to purchase a dynamic microphone online! You can get all of then from Amazon after clicking on the links.

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Many people want Best Karaoke Songs for recording karaoke cover songs or for live karaoke performance. But many times they do not get free karaoke songs on the Internet which they may want.

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So here, a method for making free karaoke music is provided for all of them who just want to  know, how to make a karaoke version of any MP3 song file which they have in their computer. For doing this, you have to follow the given steps and you can also watch the given video below.

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So first of all, you have to install Free Karaoke Music Making Software Audacity in your computer which you can download free from Internet (or by Clicking Here) and you have to just install it like any other software.

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After installing, you have to open Free Audacity software as shown in the video (given above). Then import your audio mp3 file (that mean the song which you want to convert into karaoke song) into the software.

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After that you have to select full waveform.

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Go to Audacity-effects and click “Vocal Remover”.

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Now you can select pop-up menu options as per your requirement. But I recommend that if you are a beginner and you do not know a lot about audio editing then and you should leave it as it is.

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Now just simply press enter and yes!! Your free karaoke song is ready!

A lot of people ask me that they are not getting the quality as good karaoke songs from this karaoke music making method. I just want to say that karaoke making method actually depends on what type and what kind of song you are using for making karaoke. Because karaoke making process is a technical process. It happens by converting the stereo track into a mono track with subtracting the common parts on the both left and right ear.

Why can’t you sometimes make clear and good karaoke songs?

Sometimes your song is in mono mix (it mean that you are listening the same music or sound in the both ears all the time). Then you cannot make a karaoke mp3 of it. By converting it into karaoke song, all sound will be lost. Again, if your song has a lot of reverb or other delaying stereo effects, then also you cannot make a good karaoke song.

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So actually this is not possible technically. So please do not blame the method which I am telling you. Because any software in the world which is used for removing vocals from an existing MP3 using the method, can never make a perfect 100% real and clear karaoke!
So you just follow the above given method and if you are not able to get the required quality then you can tweak the parameters in the “Vocal Remover Popup”.

Which is the Best Method for Making Best Karaoke Songs?

Even then, you are not getting the required quality for your karaoke party? Then the best method to make good karaoke songs is by composing your own background music. I know that, it is too much difficult learn professional audio production. But if you know how to compose your music then you can never be dependent on others. You can compose a song whichever you want and you will also add your own melodies as your requirements.

So I hope you liked this article on how to make a karaoke song from an MP3. If you still have any doubts then you can write in the comments below. You can also share it on your social networking profiles like Facebook and Twitter.

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