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Questions regarding the Focusrite Scarlet interfaces.
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Questions regarding the Focusrite Scarlet interfaces.

Hello! I'm trying to find a good interface and have had the Focusrite scarlet ones recommended many times to me. However I have some questions about them.

-When plugging a line level signal into the hybrid jacks, does it bypass the preamps?
-If it doesn't, how much of an issue is that?

That's it! Any response would be appreciated
~Jasper
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Hello! I'm trying to find a good interface and have had the Focusrite scarlet ones recommended many times to me. However I have some questions about them.

-When plugging a line level signal into the hybrid jacks, does it bypass the preamps?
-If it doesn't, how much of an issue is that?

That's it! Any response would be appreciated
~Jasper
I have a Focusrite Clarett and had the same question. My answer from Focusrite support was that the inputs change between mic and line depending upon whether an XLR or a TS/TRS has been connected. However, the preamp is still in play, in that gain can be added to the signal in either case. I'll add that I rarely need to add gain at that stage when I'm inputting line level, but when I need to, the preamps are very clean and don't cause any problem with the signal.

Last edited by sagefields; 1 week ago at 04:07 AM.. Reason: additional information
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-When plugging a line level signal into the hybrid jacks, does it bypass the preamps?
No.

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-If it doesn't, how much of an issue is that?
Pretty much no issue at all.


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Originally Posted by Jasper Gray View Post
Hello! I'm trying to find a good interface and have had the Focusrite scarlet ones recommended many times to me. However I have some questions about them.

-When plugging a line level signal into the hybrid jacks, does it bypass the preamps?
-If it doesn't, how much of an issue is that?

That's it! Any response would be appreciated
~Jasper
Off topic a little: my Focusrite was a good entry level point but there are much better interfaces out there
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