imgNew York, NY (January 3, 2013)—Focusrite has announced Scarlett Studio, a home studio system built around the company’s Scarlett series of hardware and software.

Centered around the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB 2.0 audio interface, Scarlett Studio also includes the CM25 large-diaphragm condenser microphone, an XLR cable, and a pair of HP60 monitoring headphones. Also provided are Cubase 6 LE for recording and mixing, Focusrite Scarlett plug-ins to add extra effects and processing, Bass Station soft-synth and a Loopmasters sample pack.

The Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface is a two-in, two-out USB 2.0 audio interface that features a pair of Focusrite preamps, all housed in an anodised aluminium case. Scarlett 2i2 offers 24-bit/96kHz A-D/D-A conversion. Meanwhile, the Scarlett Studio CM25 is a large-diaphragm electret condenser microphone with a cardioid pickup pattern and frequency response of 30Hz to 20kHz. A 3m XLR-XLR microphone cable is also included. The Scarlett Studio HP60 60Ω headphones sport large drivers, a closed-back design and an extended frequency response of 10Hz to 30kHz.

Focusrite has teamed up with Steinberg to include Cubase LE 6 music production software, which can record up to 16 tracks of audio and 24 tracks of MIDI, and run VST audio instruments and effects, such as the compressor, reverb, gate and EQ processors included in the Focusrite Scarlett plug-in bundle. Novation's Bass Station soft synth is also included, as well as over 1GB of royalty-free samples from Loopmasters.

Available worldwide this month, the package will have a MSRP of $299.99.