STEINBERG CI2+ PK or Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 ?


#1

Hi guys,
i want to extend my gear and i have very limited budget,

i want to buy FR scarlett studio bundle but i have a better headphone than company can offer with this product, and i’m planning to buy seperate gear one is Audio interface and condenser mic

there are 2 candidate here STEINBERG CI2+ PK and Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
is there any author that uses this gear? can you give me some opinion regardings this 2 items?

how about stability issue? i know about foucsrite scarlett has some problems with clipping but not bother me can be reslove with Di-box. stability was more important for me

and what best value and decent quality condenser mic below $100?

or are there any other candidate can you recommend for me?

i have budget around $200 - $230.

thanks before guys :slight_smile:


#2

Hi, soundgridmedia! I was 2i2 user about a few years ago and YES it had the problem with input signal, but I think they solve this problem in later products. At the rest, Focusrite is good decision for your budget, in my opinion


#3

hi there Bigbouncybright,
thanks for sharing,
what are DAW and OS you are using? mine was Windows 7 64bit / Cubase 5SX
if you are a windows user too, i hear that this gear was some pop,click and stability issue when running in windows platform ,can you clarify this problems please?

and are you have some experience with Ci2+? or your friend maybe?


#4

Win7x64 + Presonus Studio One 2.5 With focusrite scarlett 2i2 there were no problem with stability. I have no experience with Ci2. A few last months I used Steinberg UR22 interface and was excited about it stability and quality for this budget price. I would like to recomend it for you


#5

Hello, I asked about Scarlett in this thread, take a look.