[LAU] Focusrite 2i4

James Stone jamesmstone at gmail.com
Thu Jan 31 10:42:49 UTC 2013

On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 10:39 AM, Monty Montgomery <xiphmont at gmail.com> wrote:
>> One thing I noted is that it seems to be a bit more CPU-intensive than
>> using my old PCI SBLive soundcard, but I guess this is to be expected.
> IIRC, the Focusrites only accept 32 bit input at the hardware level,
> and USB is also a more CPU-intensive bus.  It has to be supervised
> continuously, unlike PCI[-x/-e].
> I'd been unaware of the 2i4 before this thread; the 2i2 is a very good
> little box, and I had been wishing it had 2 more outputs...

Yep. It also has Midi in/out too.. for those legacy keyboards/sound
modules.. and the zero latency headphone mix is very useful.

I think the 2i2 also had some trouble clipping with hot instruments.
The 2i4 has a -10dB pad which helps with this..

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