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Quality

Almost perfect

I bought this interface to use it live. I want to use guitar effects plugins and my laptop as the rig.

It definitely wins the preamp battle in the price range, delivering the best performance. I really like that it is USB bus powered, which means less cables are hanging around. Also, it is very easy to install and Focusrite offers good support.

What I really miss on this is a pad option (a 20 dB atenuator) or at least an input gain trimmer that could cut all the signal. I use high output pickups and I find myself having the gain trimmer in the lowest position to avoid clipping.