Amazon offers the Focusrite Scarlett Solo Studio 2nd Generation USB Audio Interface and Recording Bundle with Pro Tools for $169.99 shipped. At 15% off the normal price, this is just $1 above its all-time low and a rare chance to save on top-rated Focusrite gear. This bundle gives you everything you’ll need to start your podcasting career, from quality headphones to the microphone, USB interface, and XLR cables. Rated 4/5 stars.

The only thing this bundle doesn’t include is a boom arm, but you can use your savings and pick up this boom arm/pop filter bundle for just $15 Prime shipped.

Focusrite Scarlett Solo Studio Bundle features:

  • Includes: Scarlett Solo USB audio interface, condenser microphone, headphones, 10’ XLR mic cable, mic stand clip
  • One natural-sounding Scarlett mic preamp with plenty of even gain; one newly-designed instrument input, designed to handle seriously hot guitar pick-ups
  • Class-leading conversion and sample rates up to 192kHz / 24 bit; super-low latency for using your plug-ins in real time without the need for DSP (measured at 2.74ms, working at 96kHz with a 32 samples buffer)
  • Compatible with Windows 7 and higher, and Mac OS X 10.10 and highe. Microphone Frequency Response-20 Hz – 20 kHz ± 0.25dB. Noise EIN- < -128 dBu (A-Weighted)
  • Includes Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack and Ableton Live Lite, Softube Time and Tone Bundle, Focusrite’s Red Plug-in Suite, 2GB of Loopmasters samples, and monthly Focusrite Plug-In Collective offers, all available via download
  • Choice of one free XLN Addictive Keys virtual instrument via download upon purchase and registration; 2-year limited warranty on manufacturing defects

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