- Scarlett Solo and Scarlett 2i2
- iTrack Solo
The above interfaces allow you to directly monitor the signal you’re recording using the Direct Monitor switch.
Direct monitoring allows a user to listen to the input signal of the interface with near-zero latency. It takes the input signal on the interface’s inputs and sends it straight to the headphone and line outputs on the device. The signal is sent to your daw software allowing the input to be recorded at the same time.
1st & 2nd Gen Models
Although these interfaces have two inputs, the signal heard back when using the Direct Monitor switch is mono, meaning both inputs are heard in both ears. To hear the inputs you’re recording back in stereo, we recommend monitoring back from your software instead (being sure to turn off Direct Monitor so you don’t hear two instances of the signal).
Alternatively, the rest of our range of interfaces, such as the Scarlett 2i4 and up allows you to directly monitor in stereo (see this article for information on how to use the Direct Monitor dial on the Scarlett 2i4).
Scarlett 2i2 3rd Gen
The Scarlett 2i2 3rd Gen features a Direct Monitor button with three selectable modes; off, mono and stereo. This is indicated by the green illuminated symbols below the Direct Monitor button.
- No Circle = Off
- One Circle = Mono
- Two Linked Circles = Stereo
When you press the Direct Monitor button, the interface cycles through each mode.
For direct monitoring on the Scarlett 4i4 3rd gen and larger interfaces that use Focusrite Control, please see this article: Direct Monitoring on the Scarlett 4i4 3rd Gen
If you have any further questions please contact us here.