Pros

  • Cross platform compatible
  • Striking one-button design
  • Multiple inputs

Cons

  • Breakout cable a bit unwieldy
  • Single button design takes some getting used to

At A Glance

Forte is a very good device for connecting your musical instruments to your computer, but it requires a separate computer program for selecting Forte's input.

Manufacturer’s Description

Focusrite Forte is a professional 2 in, 4 out portable USB audio interface for Mac and Windows, designed to deliver analogue sources to your DAW at the highest possible quality. It features two remote-controlled mic preamps with the unrivalled sound quality you would expect from Focusrite. Forte partners these with superb digital conversion at up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution. Built into a solid aluminium case, Forte features a colour OLED display, touch controls and a single large control knob for intuitive operation, with DAW integration transforming it into a control interface.