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FireWire Saffires

Articles relevant to current FireWire Saffire products: Pro 14, Pro 24, Pro 24 DSP, Pro 40, Liquid Saffire 56

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There are an increasing number of PC laptops appearing on the market with Thunderbolt™ ports and no Firewire port. Any PC users with a Thunderbolt™ port only will require the Apple Thunderbolt™ to...
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...
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 S/PDIF connection on the back of your Saffire or Scarlett is a connection that allows two channels of digital audio to be passed along a single unbalanced co-axial connection. This can be used to...
If you are seeing the following error message when trying to register your product, it may be possible that you have entered the 18 digit bundle-code instead. Please see the following short video for...
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...
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...
Due to the wide range of FireWire (IEEE 1394) chipsets and cards available today it is not possible for us to test every possible configuration. In many situations users will not experience any...
To connect your FireWire interface to an external effects processor to process recorded audio within your DAW, please do the following: Connect your effects hardware line output into an line input (...
To process incoming audio to your DAW by connecting external hardware (ie a reverb or compressor unit) to your FireWire interface please do the following: Connect your hardware line output into a...
This is because the interface's direct monitoring is enabled. This is the signal that goes direct from the interface's mic, line or inst input to the output without going through the computer so that...
Many of our interfaces come with an added feature called Standalone Mode. This enables the user to set these units up to work as an ADAT connected unit, similar to one of our Octopre MkIIs or any...
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...
If the locked (LKD on smaller interfaces) light on the front of your interface is off and it won't pass audio then the "Sync source" in Saffire/Scarlett MixControl is likely incorrectly set to a...
No, it is not possible to connect a FireWire interface to your computer's USB port via a FireWire to USB adapter since this connection is not sufficient to run a FireWire audio interface. If your...
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 '...
Yes, firewire hard drives can be daisy chained with our firewire interfaces. Is the order that they are connected together important? The devices can be connected either way around. Either the...
When using Zero Latency monitoring it's possible to hear the input signal twice, once through zero latency monitoring and a delayed version of the input signal through your DAW. This leads to hearing...
We have found that audio from our FireWire interfaces will not show up in video editing software on a Mac, such as iMovie. Our testing has led us to believe that this problem isn’t specific to our...
There is a known issue with the FireWire chipset used in brand new Apple "tower" Macs (such as the Mac Pro) when using units in the new Saffire Range. Although the unit will connect successfully and...
Below is a useful chart enabling you to easily compare the Saffire Pro 10 and 26 with the Saffire Pro 40 and the Liquid Saffire 56. Saffire Pro 10 Saffire Pro 26 Saffire Pro 24 Saffire Pro 40 Liquid...
This video will guide you through the necessary steps to record audio from one application to another using the loopback feature of your Pro 24, Pro 24 DSP, Pro 40 or Liquid Saffire 5:
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...