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Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 without computer? Audio Interfaces
Old 29th January 2017
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Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 without computer?

Hey people,

I was wondering if there is any option to run the Scarlett 2i4 without being connected to a Computer.
I run my turntable through a phono-preamp and then into the 2i4 for listening purpose. I usually just turn the input/flashback knob to input so there is actually no audio running through my computer anyways if i get that right.

The question is: Is it possible to listen to vinyl though that interface without the necessity to plug it into my laptop?

Cheers and thanks
Old 29th January 2017
  #2
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No. The 2i4 doesn't work in standalone mode.

Last edited by Alndln; 30th January 2017 at 07:46 PM..
Old 30th January 2017
  #3
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Hi motus,

To confirm - the 'bus-powered' Scarletts (the Solo, 2i2 and 2i4) do not work standalone, they must be connected to a computer. The larger 6i6, 18i8 and 18i20 however can be configured to work without a computer.

Best,
Jack // Focusrite Technical Support
Old 8th February 2019
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Yes it's working... I power up with my phone.. input my phone on gain1,gain2...and I listen on my headphones ...
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