Linux Driver for Focusrite Scarlett Gen 4

Edit: A massive thank you to the incredible Linux Musicians community and all my supporters — this fundraiser was a resounding success! With the target reached now, I've ended the GoFundMe campaign. For future developments and updates on the project, please follow the discussion here: LinuxMusicians Computer Related Hardware Forum.

If you still wish to contribute or express your appreciation for the work, please see Donations Link.

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Help me bring the newest Focusrite Scarlett (and Vocaster and Clarett!) interfaces to Linux!

Hi, I'm Geoffrey, and I'm the author of the Linux Focusrite Scarlett Gen 2+ mixer driver and GUI.

Back in 2018 I purchased a Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 2nd Gen audio interface. While these interfaces work well “out of the box” on Linux, they have extra functionality that is controlled through a proprietary protocol. At that time there was no Linux support for this functionality, but being a curious Linux/programming geek I spent months staring at USB protocol dumps to reverse-engineer the proprietary interface, and developed a Linux kernel driver so any Linux user with one of these could access the full functionality of their device.

Five years later, the driver supports 11 [Edit: now 13] different models of Focusrite Scarlett and Clarett interfaces, and we have a nice GUI as well.

Getting to this point has been a significant investment as it's difficult to develop without the hardware in front of me. Except for a generously donated 4i4 3rd Gen, I've personally acquired one of every Scarlett Gen 2/3 model to develop against and make sure that everything works and continues to work as well as possible.

Focusrite have recently released 3 new "4th generation" models, the Solo, 2i2, and 4i4, and I would like to add support for those. I'm reaching out to ask for your financial support to do this.

Raised funds (from the initial goal of $1,133) will go towards:
  • Solo 4th Gen: AUD$205 ✅ (have this, working on it now)
  • 2i2 4th Gen: AUD$299 ✅ (have this, working on it now)
  • 4i4 4th Gen: AUD$439 ✅ (have this, working on it now)
[Edit: have these all now, and have decoded nearly everything that needs to be decoded. Will have a driver soon! Please contact me by email if you can participate in pre-release testing.]

Any extra funds raised will go towards purchasing the other remaining Focusrite interfaces which are not yet supported: the Vocaster One and Two [Edit: the Clarett+ 2Pre and 4Pre are now done!].
  • Vocaster One: AUD$189 ✅ (been pledged, coming soon)
  • Vocaster Two: AUD$379 ✅ (been pledged, coming soon)
  • Clarett+ 4Pre: AUD$989 ✅ (this is done now!)

I'll provide updates on my development progress at https://linuxmusicians.com/ in the Computer Related Hardware forum.

While donations are incredibly appreciated, sharing this with others can be just as helpful.

Thank you!

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