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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
Lives for gear
No. The 2i4 doesn't work in standalone mode.

Last edited by Alndln; 30th January 2017 at 07:46 PM..
Old 30th January 2017
Gear Maniac

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.

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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