Question about Focusrite Scarlett, Magni 2 and Modi 2

franktorres67

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So I have the magni 2 amp and modi 2 dac i use for my headphones on my pc and was wondering if I buy the Focusrite Scarlett just for a at2020 mic will there be any interference or should I be able to have this setup? I'm only asking because im confused about the whole input/output thing. Sorry if the question seems dumb!
 

ssddx

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you can not connect them in chain such as scarlett->modi->magni and could only use modi->magni or scarlett->magni as the modi/scarlett are basically the dac portion.

you could use a scarlett just for mic input but that may be a waste over using a smaller, cheaper, simpler single input xlr mic interface or just using a 48v supply with adapter. if you used the scarlett as the dac then the modi would not be needed unless you decided to keep it for when you are not streaming or recording.

there is a usb version of the 2020 as well (though if you intend to listen to your voice live, this is not the way you likely want to go).

basically you need to make a choice:

A) i want to listen to my voice as i record! use the scarlett and just sit the modi on the shelf when you record.
B) i dont need to live monitor my voice! keep using the modi and magni and either use a usb mic, an interface for mic only or a 48v adapter alone.
 

ssddx

Glorious
Moderator
you can not connect them in chain such as scarlett->modi->magni and could only use modi->magni or scarlett->magni as the modi/scarlett are basically the dac portion.

you could use a scarlett just for mic input but that may be a waste over using a smaller, cheaper, simpler single input xlr mic interface or just using a 48v supply with adapter. if you used the scarlett as the dac then the modi would not be needed unless you decided to keep it for when you are not streaming or recording.

there is a usb version of the 2020 as well (though if you intend to listen to your voice live, this is not the way you likely want to go).

basically you need to make a choice:

A) i want to listen to my voice as i record! use the scarlett and just sit the modi on the shelf when you record.
B) i dont need to live monitor my voice! keep using the modi and magni and either use a usb mic, an interface for mic only or a 48v adapter alone.
 

franktorres67

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Yeah I'm not going to monitor my voice I just want the scarlett for my mic only and use the magni and modi together. Ty!
 

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