You may like the low end emphasis, however, and depending on the source, I could imagine it being a very pleasant boost. As much as the mic and pre-amp did. If you’re looking for an affordable interface with plenty of clean gain to run a Shure SM7B or comparable dynamic microphone, the Forte is a good bet. Forte has been designed specifically to provide a compact, rugged and effective input path to your computer with the maximum possible audio quality for mic, line and instrument sources. It also comes with the Midnight Plug-in Suite.

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This is where the Forte falls short.

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Mac OS X Restarting the DAW didn’t do it. Fochsrite this product Get the facts. Liquid Mix Expansion Card. Below the display are four touch-sensitive mode buttons for selecting input level which alternates between input 1 and input 2 when you press it againspeaker volume, headphone volume, and DAW mode for controlling a software transport.

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It was annoying always having to use the software to control the unit, even to adjust headphone volume, since it was almost always doing this. Subscribing to a newsletter indicates your consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

It one-ups the Apogee lineup in that it works with PCs as well as Macs—helping not just PC users, but also musicians and engineers, like myself, who use both Macs and PCs on a regular basis, and don’t want to be restricted to a specific platform for a particular piece of gear.

Scarlett 2i4 [2nd Gen]. Read full review Verified purchase: Anyway, I gave the features a 3 because of the DAW control and driver issue which I assume will be fixed in a future update seeming as how we’re only on software version 1. Scarlett Solo Studio [2nd Gen]. The mixes are controlled only from the Forte Control software.

What more needs to be said? Been solid ever since. As most people know, the output of the SM7b is incredibly low. It just bloody works. I’m guessing stability has improved.


The Forte is an attractive gadget. Scarlett 2i2 [2nd Gen].

Focusrite Forte Digital Recording Interface

See details for description of any imperfections. Setting up your inputs from the computer is actually much faster than doing it from the device itself.

It does a few things, and does those flawlessly. Musician’s Friend Open in the Musician’s Friend app. Cons Requires AC power for recording with phantom power, which inhibits portability. Fixes in this version – Updated USB 2 drivers to 1. Taking its name from the original Focusrite console that embodied all the fundamental elements of the renowned Focusrite ofcusrite, Forte is a portable professional USB audio fore with two inputs and four outputs, housed in a compact, elegant and sturdy foete case.

My main issue has been with the drivers, on Windows 8 I have experience quite a bit of instability. The Best Laptops of In fact, the preamps are the same ones found on Focusrite’s RedNet equipment.