- Scarlett (1st, 2nd and 3rd gen)
- Clarett (Thunderbolt and USB)
This is due to the interface's direct monitoring feature being enabled. Direct monitoring is when the audio signal from your interface's mic, line or instrument input is routed directly to the outputs on the interface. For more information about Direct Monitoring, please view the below article.
Direct Monitoring is useful in order to hear the signal you're recording with negligible latency (delay). If you don't wish to use this feature please follow the steps below:
Scarlett Solo and 2i2 (3rd Gen)
Switch the Direct Monitor button on the front of the hardware to OFF (not illuminated)
Scarlett Solo, 2i2 (1st and 2nd Gen) and iTrack Solo
Switch the Direct Monitor switch to "Off" on the front of the hardware.
Scarlett 2i4 (1st and 2nd Gen)
Set the Direct Monitor dial all the way to the "Playback" side on the front of the hardware.
Interfaces that use Focusrite Control (All other Scarlett and Clarett interfaces)
Within the Output Routing section of Focusrite Control, please route Playback (DAW) 1-2 to the outputs your monitor speakers or headphones are connected to. By default, the master output channel in your DAW and all other audio playback on your computer will sent to Playback (DAW) 1-2.
If you're routing a Custom Mix to the outputs you have your monitor speakers or headphones connected to, highlight the output and mute the analogue input channels within the mix.
Interfaces that use Saffire or Scarlett MixControl
Select Routing Preset > DAW tracking
This routes DAW 1 and DAW 2 to all pairs of outputs on the interface. By default, the master output channel in your DAW and all other audio playback on your computer will sent to DAW 1-2.
Please mute or turn down Inputs 1 and 2 in Forte Control.
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