The Focusrite Scarlett Solo 2nd Gen USB is ideal for producers, singer-songwriters, and guitarists who don't need more than 2 audio input channels. Use the XLR plugin at the front of the interface to record sound with a microphone. The Focusrite preamp can easily handle high input signals. This ensures you don't record sound too loudly, and prevents distortion of the sound of your recordings. The interface is USB-driven. This means you don't need to plug the interface into a socket. In total, the interface has 2 analog inputs, and 2 analog outputs. You can use the included audio plugins for adding effects or for editing your audio tracks.