Saffire Range

Articles relevant to current Saffire products: 6 USB, Pro 14, Pro 24, Pro 24 DSP, Pro 40, Liquid Saffire 56. For the old Saffire range please see the 'Legacy Saffire range' category.

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Please see below a run-down of Focusrite product compatiblity with Mavericks as it currently stands: Saffire firewire range Works with Mavericks? YES Points of note : Currently no known issues...
Although there are many different types and brands of firewire cards in existence, only some of them are suitable for real-time audio streaming. If you are unsure about the compatibility of your...
If you are having trouble with your Mac clicking or popping, or having any other audio error that causes playback to stop, or not run smoothly please try all the steps below: -Visit the downloads...
If you are experiencing issues with Audio on Mac OSX, it's a good idea to Trash your Audio Preferences, as it's possible that they may have become corrupt. The video below details how you can...
The Activate Button launches your Default Web Browser, so if this button isn't working it means you do not have a Default Web Browser set in your OS. Here are instructions for setting a Default Web...
The Standalone mode Answerbase article mentioned in this video can be found here . If you have any questions regarding this video, please contact support .
You may notice when playing back commercial recordings, or even your own recordings that have been mastered, that the meters corresponding to DAW 1 and DAW 2 appear to be clipping during playback (...
This guide will explain the necessary steps to get your Focusrite interface set up for recording and playback with Reaper on both Windows and Mac systems. 1. First, you will need to specify which...
Microsoft recently announced that the official release date for the new Windows 10 operating system will be 29 th July 2015. We are testing all of our current products on Windows 10 and aim to...
The Saffire Line is capable of Dual Unit Mode in which two Saffire are connected via Firewire. In this mode the two Interfaces become one interface. You will not need to create any aggregate devices...
The Saffire and Scarlett microphone preamps provide between +10dB and +55dB of gain to the input signal before the converters. The gain required to obtain an acceptable signal level will depend on...
Ableton Live Lite 9 is included with some of our products, please follow this guide if you are having any problems installing and activating it. 1. Register your Focusrite product: http://focusrite...
Registering your product gives you access to any bundled software that was included. It is not necessary to register in order to have access to device drivers, nor does it affect your warranty. You...
Please see below a run-down of Focusrite product compatiblity with Apple OS Yosemite as it currently stands: Saffire firewire range (Pro 14, Pro 24, Pro 24 DSP, Pro 26, Pro 40, LS 56) Works with...
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Please note that it is only possible to connect your Playstation 3 or 4 to a current Saffire interface which has an 'Optical In' port, so excludes the Saffire Pro 14. Within the Audio menu of the...
Many customers who have not used ADAT cables before can make small mistakes that end up damaging their unit or affecting their audio, so please read this guide if you are unfamiliar with the use of...
Every user with a Scarlett (Solo, 2i2, 2i4, 6i6, 18i8, 18i20, 8i6, 18i6) Saffire (Pro 14, 24, 24DSP, 26, 40, Liquid 56, 6 USB) interface or Forte registered to their user account will have an...
Many customers wish to use a Subwoofer when mixing or listening to Stereo audio. The User Manual for the Pro 40 or 18i20 will instruct you on using the 2.1, 5.1 and 7.1 setups for when using...
Interface latency is input A/D, in-bound hardware latency, out-bound hardware latency and D/A output. Simply put, this is the round-trip latency minus the DAW buffer latency (for input and output).
Many new users become confused when they start recording and find that their Vocal or other signal from one microphone is placed only on the left in their headphones or speakers. The common question...
The electrical impedance of anything is the sum of its inductance, capacitance (both complex values) and resistance to an electrical current. Simply put, higher impedance headphones will require a...
To change the input and output source within Garageband, go to Garageband>Preferences> Then ensure that the relevant devices are in use. In this case, the Scarlett 2i2 has been chosen as the...
Only Plug Microphones in to the XLR Inputs. Plugging in Line Level or Instrument Level signals via XLR will cause these to enter the Mic Pre. The Mic Pre is not designed to accept these levels and...
If you would like to use your Focusrite as the recording device but not as the playback device, navigate to the speaker icon in the bottom right corner of your pc, right click the speaker icon. Once...
Previously computers or cards with Firewire 400 ports, which are featured on the Saffire Line of Interfaces, were common. Today most of the computers on the market that do feature Firewire have a...
There are two types of memory storage on the Saffire range of interfaces. The first is a one patch memory that saves mix control settings. When you choose "Save to Hardware" in the file menu in...
The DiceTool was made to solve a firmware issue that appeared when OSX Mountain Lion came out. On some Macs running this new OS with the older versions of MixControl a unit's firmware could become...
Line inputs on Focusrite interfaces, both standard and combi, go through a small section of the preamp circuit. Due to the transparent nature of our preamps, however, this does not colour the signal...
There are an increasing number of PC laptops appearing on the market with Thunderboltâ„¢ ports and no Firewire port. Any PC users with a Thunderboltâ„¢ port only will require the Apple Thunderboltâ„¢ to...
The Saffire Pro 14, Pro 24, Pro 24 DSP and Pro 26 use the Focusrite PSU-05 (12V DC, 1250 mA, center pin positive). If you need a replacement, contact your local distributor (as found here ) about...
Delete the files in the following locations: Scarlett Plugin Suite: Mac HD/Library/Audio/Plugins/VST/Focusrite/Scarlett Compressor.vst Mac HD/Library/Audio/Plugins/VST/Focusrite/Scarlett EQ.vst Mac...
You may see a prompt on Ableton.com to enter your 9 digit serial number. All Focusrite and Novation products that come with Ableton Live Lite use the other, 24 digit configuration. If you see this...
This procedure will set Pro Tools I/O to correspond with the Audio Device or Interface selected in Pro Tools Setup > Playback Engine at the time. Make sure you first select your Interface in...
Since the release of OSX 10.7, your Mac is initially set up to only allow Applications found on the App Store to install on your computer as a Security Measure. Otherwise, it will consider the...
If you are having trouble with installing Plug Ins on a Mac please see this video . To get your Scarlett Plug Ins (or any other Focusrite or Novation Plug Ins) installed properly on your Windows...
Saffire MixControl is the control software that is used to control the output routing and settings for the Saffire interface range. This tutorial will explain the features and settings of Saffire...
Connect your Pro 40 to your computer via firewire (or thunderbolt adapter if applicable). Launch Saffire Mix Control, set your sample rate and set sync source to ADAT. Connect the ADAT output of the...
Many of our Setup Guides show you the preference menu of your DAW Software with a drop down menu that features the interface's name, Scarlett, Saffire, Forte, etc. On Mac the DAW will read the name...
When you install your Focusrite Drivers or MixControl Software the installer will place the Focusrite drivers in Windows DriverStore where the files will remain, whether they are in use or not. When...
First of all make sure you have a DVD, Blu-ray or Video File that contains an audio track in Dolby Digital/ AC-3 format. - The first step is to go into MixControl, go to settings and switch on '...
The new 'Retina' Mac Book Firewire 800 port has been upgraded to a Thunderbolt port. This means that we are encountering more and more Saffire range customers required to use a Firewire 800 to...
If you are running the latest version of OSX, version 10.6 (Snow Leopard), and you are having to reselect your Focusrite interface in Audio MIDI Setup every time you reboot, please do the following...