I’ve been keeping an eye on the downloads section at Focusrite to see if there are any updates for the 2nd gen Scarlett interfaces to fix the Windows drivers issues.
Unfortunately there’s no new update yet but I did notice an option to download a new Scarlett 2nd gen updater app, which is weird because it’s dated the day before the last 4.11.0 update and I swear it wasn’t there before.
Anyway, the 2nd gen Scarlett updater app serves two functions.
It will notify you when there’s a firmware update available for the Scarlett Solo, the 2i2 or the 2i4.
The app also has the ability to turn on and off “Low Power Mode” for computers that have an issue providing enough power to the interface.
Apparently there’s an issue with some computers not connecting properly with 2nd gen Scarlett interfaces, so if you experience that problem, and the LED lights just keep flashing, try using Low Power Mode instead.
It essentially restricts the amount of power available to the Phantom Power circuit so less power is needed from the computer, but that could cause issues with condenser mics not getting enough juice.
Focusrite support certainly seems to have their hands full with various issues related to the 2nd gen Scarletts. I hope they get the problems ironed out soon because the Scarletts are nice audio interfaces for the price minus the random bugs.