[LAU] sound with Scarlett 3rd Gen device?

Iain Mott mott at escuta.org
Thu Jan 30 13:29:10 CET 2020

Thanks Peter. I think I already got it out of MSD mode in Windows and 
it's working well there in Pd, Ardour, SuperCollider, etc. I tried the 
below just now in Linux but it didn't help, unfortunately.

Em 30/01/2020 09:13, Peter escreveu:
> Dear Iain,
> Am 30.01.20 um 10:24 schrieb Iain Mott:
>> Dear Linux audio people,
>> I have a Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen interface which I'm trying to use on a recent Samsung laptop with Ubuntu 19.04.
>> The 3rd gen devices are apparently shipped in non-functional "MSD" mode,
> You might be interested in < https://linuxmusicians.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=18862&start=75 >.
> The thread is about the 2nd Gen, but there is a comment on how to get the 3rd Gen. out of the "MSD" mode:
>      FWIW, the manual says you can take it out of MSD mode without running FC:
>      "Initially, when in MSD mode, the interface will function at sample rates up to 48 kHz."
>      "In order to force your Scarlett 18i20 out of MSD mode without first registering it,
>      hold down the 1-4 48V button while disconnecting and reconnecting the USB cable, and
>      then continue to hold the button down for a further five seconds."
> Good luck,
> best regards,
> Peter
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