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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...
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...
On rare occasions, a Mac preference file relating to audio devices may become corrupted. This can cause a device to not show up as an input/output device in System Preferences > Sound even when...
We have created a Saffire MixControl Uninstall App for your ease. Please download, unzip and then run the enclosed App, found at the bottom of this page. If you have an older Mac or would like to do...
If you are experiencing trouble getting audio through when using optical S/PDIF on the Saffire Pro 40, try enabling the "Use ADAT as optical S/PDIF" before you set the sync source.... 1. Enable "Use...
Our higher I/O-capacity 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...
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:
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...
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 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...
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...
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 S/PDIF connection on the back of your Saffire or Scarlett is a connection that allows two channels of SPDIF Format Uncompressed Digital Audio (Not Surround 5.1 or 7.1 Dolby or DTS Audio) to be...
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...
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...
In the routing section of Saffire and Scarlett Mix control the term "Daw" in the drop down menu's refers to the outputs of the recording software that you are using. Normally by default a piece of...
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...
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 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...
The following video guides you through how to set up your Saffire interface for recording and playback in Cubase:
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...
When running at the higher sample rates of 88.2kHz or 96kHz on the Saffire Pro 40, you will lose some ADAT channels. This is standard place when using ADAT, as ADAT only supports the full eight...