Eager to test it out, I slotted in an existing firewire expresscard that I have. I'd first get Windows up and running, trying to use mostly Win 7 default drivers, except for the tricky ones like graphics card. While it is a skill that can be mastered, most will agree that mixing on real speakers is considerably easier! For cons, the advantage is that these parameters are accessible in the main screen of drivers so they can recover quickly without going through submenus. Zero cpu load running the audiocard. I'd replace it and get one from Lindy.
But a friend of mine had a similar problem with his Saffire loosing connectivity. While I'd agree that the Focusrite Firewire interfaces may not be the most glitch free, at least their support pages are a pretty good source of information. I get you have a beef with the Saffire Pro. I to am looking at the Focusrite pro 24 and have seen a lot of pretty good reviews, so it's looking like an option. In fact, it is quickly forgotten, which for me is good.
I disabled the update in question as described above, and that helps a little but not completely. There are 2 microphone preamps and built in effects. What I can say based on years of experience in the music and computer world is that this unit is far from user friendly. Focusrite were very good and arranged all the couriers etc. This installer includes all necessary drivers and software to run the firewire Saffire range of Focusrite interfaces. Any Tiger users should install this update for the additional features listed in the attached Release Notes.
Apart from this last point, it is a very well designed product. When I uninstall the update, the device works fine. The routing options are numerous but not infinite and their logic is flawed. It was a problem with the unit and a service exchange unit from Focusrite initially sent as a test unit fixed the problem. Cheers, Jerry Hi Jerry, Bummed to hear you're having problems.
I'd suggest that you go through all their suggestions for optimising Windows 10 if you haven't yet. Hope this information is helpful. I get no audio input or output, although the driver does detect that the device is connected and turned on. By Hugh Robjohns Focusrite expand the Saffire range with their new Virtual Reference Monitoring technology. On this site you can also activate the bundle of plug-in available for purchase on the card.
Less than 10 minutes to install the software provided Bass Station, Scarlett. That may require some more homework on your part, I can't help with specific entries that might need to be scrubbed. You can even send the reverb in the headphones of the singer for his comfort without saving it reverb, eh? The problem is that your own room and monitors are going to color that by nature. My computer probably needs a fresh install, but jeez. I had not thought to check the FireWire port on my Macbook Pro 800 +. Keep us posted if you are facing any issues in Windows.
The software remains the same with the same disadvantages. With all due respect, how much can you rely upon those emulations? Furthermore, it should be compared to its big sister the , which for a few dollars more has more upscale converters see specifications. Plus by using usb, I have three separate busses- firewire, thunderbolt, and usb. When I record a single track it works perfectly, no latency and sounds really good! Thank you contributors Audiofanzine to guide me in my choice! I am again obliged to correct the mix in order to achieve a consistent result on different sheets. Windows 7 32-bit users should however use the. I am using a Mac Mini 2gb of ram , 2i2, Alesis monitors, and Garageband.
Or do you need a dedicated port for each connection? The one drawback is that the drivers are a little picky. For the latest supported version please see the latest release version on this page. Includes a fix to keep Saffire Mix Control running after new firmware is deployed to the Saffire interface. Used for two years, I just sell it because I need more inputs and outputs, and want to switch to a higher range presonus StudioLive. I opted for the Scarlett for the word clock, and the fact that it is the most recent. Management software of the card, Saffire Mix Control, is a small gas plant mix which allows multiple different functions of different outputs, but he quickly takes his hand.
If the aim was to retain familiarity with typical project studio systems, then fair enough — it has achieved that very well — but I can't help thinking a wonderful opportunity has been missed here. I understand the inconvenience you are facing in Windows. It restarts the computer and it works great! Many of these units require a Texas Instrument chip to operate though it should say that in the specs many do. The latency and hence the possibility of using very small buffer sizes clearly depends on the number of tracks with their plug in you use. Most importantly, the soundstage does 'appear' to be in front of the listener rather than through the middle of the head, and that alone is a very significant advantage when it comes to mixing.
Perhaps, if you are using something other than Windows. For cons, I had problems with clock synchronization. If you get the Saffire going with your new expresscard, I'm sure you'll be impressed. James Perrett wrote:Looking at your first post it looks like your problems are definitely network driver related rather than firewire related. I could not recognize any difference in performance. I've never tried to record several tracks simultaneously. I'm running the included Ableton Live software and I'm able to run with a really small buffer and with almost no latency.