Amazon has the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Recording Audio Interface for $99 shipped (matched at Sweetwater for Black Friday). That’s about $50 under the original listing, $1 under our previous mention and within $10 or matching the best pre-owned prices on Guitar Center.
With two high quality mic-pres (inputs) and 24-bit/96KHz sample rate, we are most certainly talking about a higher recording quality than your built-in option. It has a metal unibody design, is bus powered and will work with your Mac right out of the box with: “Ableton Live Lite, Scarlett Plug-in Suite (RTAS/AU/VST), Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite (AAX/AU/VST), Novation Bass Station, and 1GB of Loopmasters samples.” It has a 4.4/5 star rating from over 600 Amazon customers.
Along with its musical instruments/production Black Friday deals, Amazon is offering an extra 20% off a long list of gear including guitars, acoustic guitars, accessories, keyboards and more using code MUSIC20OFF at checkout.
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