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Sonic LAB: Focusrite Saffire Pro24 FireWire I/Face
  31-Jul-09
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Robert Enforsen    Said...

Nick Batt, you are amazing in all video clips I've seen so far! Cred to you!

//Robert Enforsen Elegant Machinery & Hype

01-Aug-09 05:14 PM


jessej    Said...

Totally agreed!

02-Aug-09 12:31 PM


Nick B    Said...

mum? Is that you? I've told you not to hang out here..

02-Aug-09 02:55 PM


daveunchained    Said...

Hi Nick, surely you can use the loopback inputs to route a mix into your DAW? Therefore you can group a set of external mic inputs into a mix and route this via loopback into your DAW. In this way the loopback inputs can act as 2 group busses or virtual DAW inputs, thus doing exactly what you require and replacing you mixing console?

03-Aug-09 06:15 AM


Nick B    Said...

Well, thats a good point, but that works with your DAW. In my particular instance I wanted to route a mic and an application output into DAW 1 which is the input to my Skype app for podcasting - this is not possible as Skype does not have it's own routing system.

I think that makes sense?

03-Aug-09 08:17 AM


X    Said...

I second Robert's comment, Nick--these detailed reviews are great. Much better than Shorn's Saffire Pro "review" :p

Quick question: is there much noise to be heard with the headphone out gain cranked all the way up? I own ${COMPETITOR'S_BOX} and while the mic preamps are very clean, you can hardly tell when you monitor via the extremely noisy headphone output...

Cheers and thanks. :)

06-Aug-09 10:30 PM


Nick B    Said...

Thanks for the feedback folks. re: Noise, I wasnt aware of it, the unit is pretty quiet all round, I didnt get the heaphone gain up full, I didnt need to

07-Aug-09 04:54 AM


   Said...

i take it this does not work standalone i.e. without being connected to a computer, as a pre amp only using spdif out for example? put another way, no use with protools m

21-Aug-09 11:53 AM


Nick Byvmkb    Said...

Nope, that is correct, it needs to be hooked up to work

29-Aug-09 04:16 AM


Ryan    Said...

Anyone having trouble getting it working in xp 64? FW light is off (not talking to the driver), yet device manager detected and installed drivers for it. I have a texas instruments firewire card btw. I tested on someone else's xp 32bit system; worked 1st time, even installed 2 MIDI ports (64bit installed no MIDI). Focusrite is on holidays :(

26-Dec-09 06:25 PM


Steve    Said...

Dude, that was extremely helpful. Thank you

22-Jun-10 08:25 PM


MarkG    Said...

I have the Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 which is the USB version since I think FireWire will gradually be fading out. While I love the box, the mic preamps, the MIDI In/Out and the S/PDIF IN and OUT (Coax only), the drivers for Win 7 32-bit are killing me with crashes. I get constant blue screens if I try to boot with the unit connected, and sometimes just going in or out of a DAW. I have to power on the unit after the system is boot and fully up, and even then I get BSODs here and there. VERY frustrating!

27-Aug-11 01:44 AM


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