Focusrite Scarlett 4i4 3rd Gen Review (June 2024)


Last updated on June 9, 2024 2:50 pm Details


In this review post, we’re going to be discussing the Focusrite Scarlett 4i4 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface, including an overview of its unique features.

Product Description

Sitting on the desks of more musicians and producers than any other, the Scarlett range of audio interfaces means studio-quality sound for all your instruments – and 4i4 is the interface of more. Capture more of your ever-expanding setup with more inputs, more outputs, and more connectivity.

  •  Four balanced line inputs, for connecting synths or other line-level audio, and four balanced outputs, for monitoring and effects sends
  •  Two of the best performing Scarlett mic preamps the range has ever heard – now with Air – for miking up guitars or recording vocals
  •  Two high headroom instrument inputs, for plugging your guitar or bass straight in
  •  Loopback, for grabbing a stereo feed of any combination of hardware inputs and software playback, no cables needed, for simple sampling, streaming, or podcasting

Plugin and produce; all your instruments, all the time. With two 3rd Generation preamps, four line-ins, and four balanced outs – for synths, drum machines, or looping hardware effects – our most connected bus-powered interface records wherever your instruments are. Spend less time plugging in and more time playing.

Easy Start gets you set up, recording, and playing back within minutes. Our mic preamps, high-headroom instrument inputs, iconic Gain Halos, clean and balanced fixed-line I/O, and MIDI connectivity mean the science of sounding great is sorted. We’ve worried about the tech, you can focus on the music.

We’ve been making mic preamps for 30 years, and the 3rd Gen mic pre is the best Scarlett has ever heard. The 24-bit/192kHz converters give your recordings clarity and detail. Air mode breathes life into vocals, adding unique high-end detail. Our decades of experience mean Scarlett sounds just like you.

Incredibly reliable, Focusrite hardware won’t let you down. If, however, you come across a problem you can rely on our global support team and your three-year warranty to get it sorted. Sound.

Product Features

  • For PC / Mac
  • 24 Bits / 192 kHz
  • Weight: 0.615 kg
  • USB-C connection
  • Phantom power +48 V
  • Switchable air function
  • Scarlett microphone preamps
  • 2 Line inputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • MIDI input and output
  • 4 Line outputs: 6.3 mm jack balanced
  • Stereo headphone output: 6.3 mm jack
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 185 x 47.5 x 119.7 mm
  • 2 Mic / instrument / line inputs: XLR / 6.3mm jack combo balanced
  • Includes USB cable (Type C to A), Ableton Live Lite, and Focusrite Hitmaker Expansion 

Pros & Cons


  • High-quality build
  • Exceptionally reliable
  • Worth the investment
  • Fantastic audio output
  • Positive consumer review ratings
  • The new, improved preamp design
  • ‘Air’ transformer stage emulation
  • Both are compatible with Focusrite Control software


  • Quite expensive
  • It needs an external PSU

Focusrite Scarlett 4i4 3rd GenDemo

Our Verdict

The Focusrite 4i4 is sleeker than ever, making good use of the outstanding Focusrite Control software to provide an improved user experience.

Where to Buy

The best place to buy this product has to be Amazon, due to their competitive pricing and fantastic customer service.

Focusrite Scarlett 4i4 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface, for Musicians, Songwriters, Guitarists, Content Creators — High-Fidelity, Studio Quality Recording, and All the Software You Need to Record

as of June 11, 2024 8:26 pm

Pricing History

Price History for Focusrite Scarlett 4i4 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface, for Musicians, Songwriters, Guitarists,...


Current Price $199.99 June 11, 2024
Highest Price $259.99 August 16, 2023
Lowest Price $199.99 August 30, 2023
Since August 1, 2023

Last price changes

$199.99 December 16, 2023
$219.51 November 16, 2023
$225.40 November 12, 2023
$219.99 October 10, 2023
$199.99 August 30, 2023

Buyers Guides This Product Is Featured In

Best 4 Channel Audio Interfaces (2022)

Additional information

Item Weight

1.81 pounds

Product Dimensions

4.72 x 7.28 x 1.87 inches

Country of Origin


Item model number


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Date First Available

June 25, 2019

Color Name


Compatible Devices

Personal Computer

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