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Focusrite Saffire 6 USB Audio Interface

Bring home award-winning technology at an award-winning price. This interface comes with Ableton Lite 7, Novation Bass Station and over 1 GB of samples. (22) Read 6 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The Focusrite Saffire 6 USB is a 2 In / 4 Out USB audio interface. It uses the same award-winning Focusrite mic-pres as the rest of the Saffire range. This makes it the best value, and best sounding interface in its class. Its output configuration is also ideal for laptop DJs.

It is ultra-reliable and easy to set up, providing you with the simplest route to record into, and play back from your computer. It has lower latency than any of its rivals, and professional analogue to digital converters ensure you get the best possible signal into your recording software.

With 2 mic-pres, multiple outputs and MIDI I/O, the Saffire 6 USB can be at the centre of your home recording set-up. However, its reliability means that you can take it out and record on location with confidence. The 2 in 4 out configuration is perfect for laptop DJs who need to be able to cue up material, or send two different signals to either side of a DJ mixer.

This is Focusrite's most affordable interface to date, and it comes with Ableton Live Lite 7, Novation's Bass Station synthesizer and over a gigabyte of samples. In addition to all this, you get the Focusrite FX Suite, which includes a compressor, gate, reverb and EQ to upgrade your standard AU/VST effects.

The Saffire 6 USB is certainly the easiest way of getting the classic Focusrite mic-pre into your recording set-up.

The Focusrite Pre
Focusrite has, over the past two decades, built a reputation as the market leader for high quality recording equipment, with its mic-pre technology as the cornerstone of that enviable reputation. The original mic-pre, as featured in the early Focusrite Forte console, used rotary switched gain controls and high quality audio transformers. This mic-pre is still used by many of the industries greatest producers and is the sound of countless hit records. Today, Focusrite design equipment for a far greater audience, from professionals to amateur enthusiasts, all with varying budgets.

As with the Red and ISA ranges, the Mic-pre technology found in the Saffire range is designed to the highest possible standards. They uphold the same wide bandwidth philosophy featured in the original forte console, back in 1989. All Focusrite mic-pres feature custom components which have undergone an intense testing and qualification process. With the facts and figures in, Focusrite designs then have to pass the essential listening stage. Any design can measure well on the test bench but only a great design can be qualified in the studio. The FET-based design in the Saffire range is no exception and ensures the same low noise and distortion performance as earlier transformer-based designs. It delivers clarity without colouration and exhibits the signature transparency for which Focusrite have become famous.

Two High Quality Award-winning Focusrite Pre-amps

The best sounding interface in its class. Focusrite's unparalleled pre-amp legacy forms the foundation of this interface, with two award-winning Focusrite pre-amps.

Ultra-reliable and easy to set up

Saffire 6 USB is simple to set up and easy to use, allowing you to concentrate on recording and playing back. It is also very reliable, ideal for use as a portable interface for use on stage and on location.

High Quality 24-bit USB Interface

Features the best A-D / D-A conversion in its class; pristine audio quality, super-low latency and reliable synchronisation are guaranteed.

Ready for DJs

4 Outputs on RCA Phono, high-level headphone output and class-leading digital converter performance make Saffire 6 USB the ideal interface for the laptop DJs.

Xcite+ Software Bundle

Featuring a host of royalty-free loops and samples, a full-fledged soft-synth and Ableton Live 7 Lite, providing an affordable upgrade path to Ableton Live.

Focusrite VST/AU Plug-in Suite

Upgrade your standard sequencer effects and bring a touch of class to your session with Focusrite Compression, Reverb, Gating and EQ VST/AU plug-ins.

Dedicated switchable front-panel headphone bus

Monitor either the main mix or cue mix via headphones, all switchable from the front panel.

Dedicated input/playback mix dial

Blend your monitor mix between what you're recording, and the audio from the computer.

Additional Features


Bus-powered for a tidy mobile recording rig
Saffire 6 USB is powered via USB, with not need for an additional power supply.

Two Hi Z instrument inputs
No need for a separate DI. Saffire 6 USB provides instrument inputs with switchable high gain.

Tactile Main Monitor Dial
A front panel volume dial provides immediate control over the main stereo outputs.

Switchable Phantom power
Available across both mic-pre inputs, globally switchable direct from the front fascia.

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Specifications

Connectivity

Analogue Channel Inputs (Inputs 1-2):
- 2 x XLR Mic/Line/Inst Neutrik Combi-Jacks (Inputs 1-2)
- Automatic switch of Mic / Line (inserting a jack switches from Mic to either Line or - Instrument (instrument selected via front panel)

Analogue Audio Outputs (Outputs 1-4):
- 2 x TRS analogue outputs (Outputs 1-2)
- 4 x RCA Phono outputs (Outputs 1-4)
- 1 x TRS stereo headphone output (switchable to outputs 1 and 2, or 3 and 4)

Other I/O:
- 1 x USB 1.1 compliant USB port
- 1 x pair of MIDI I/O

Dimensions (W x H x D): 145 mm / 5 in., 45 mm / 1 in., 220 mm / 8 in.

Weight: 1 kg / 2.2 lbs

Controls and Indicators:
- 2 x Input gain control dials
- 2 x Signal (green) and Overload LED (red)
- 2 x Instrument LED and switch (red)
- 2 x Pad LED and switch (red)
- 1 x Phantom power switch with LED (red) - global for Mic inputs 1-2
- 1 x USB (Active) LED (green)
- 1 x MIDI (Active) LED (green)
- 1 x Monitoring 1+2 / 3+4 A/B switch
- 1 x Monitoring 3+4 indicator LED
- 1 x Main monitor Level control
- 1 x Mono monitor output switch
- 1 x Playback/Input mix dial
- 1 x Headphones level control

System Requirements
Macintosh:
- Computer: Apple Macintosh with a USB 1.1 compliant USB port
- CPU/Clock: PowerPC G4/1 GHz or higher (Intel/Dual 1 GHz or better recommended)
- Memory (RAM): 512 MB (1 GB or more recommended)
- Screen Resolution: 1024x768 (1280x1024 or more recommended)

Windows:
- Computer: Windows compatible computer with a USB 1.1 compliant USB port
- CPU/Clock: Pentium or AMD with 1 GHz or higher (Dual 1 GHz or better
recommended)
- Memory (RAM): 512 MB (1 GB or more recommended)
- Screen Resolution: 1024x768 (1280x1024 or more recommended)
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 310-322-5500
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (22 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"Beautiful sounds without the headaches, and a hole in your wallet!"
Sound: I have had this for about a week, and it was 5 minutes to unboxing to recording. That's using Windows 7 x64 Home Premium, Sonar 8.5 Producer picked it up right away. I am running it to JBL monitors, via TRS out to XLR in the JBLs, and it sounds great! I am pretty new to this, but I am always hearing complaints about drivers, and bad sound quality from all manufacturers, but I have to say it was very easy, and I am glad I went with Focusrite. Their pres, are awesome! Feature: It came with Ableton Lite, Novation Bass Station, and a couple of different loop products. I did not install the Ableton, because I am running Sonar 8.5, but the others went in easy, by far, the easiest installation of any software I have. It has a knob that lets you hear playback or what you are recording, so great for near zero latency. Midi i/o, was nice, plugged in my Akai MPK25, and now I am set. Also has headphone jack, with ability to switch from A/B, for cueing, great for DJing. Ease of Use: If you cant tell by now, was very easy to install, and sounds great. Was picked up by everything that I am running, with zero clashes, or crashes. Not sure about a learning curve, if you want to plug in and play, its just as easy as that, and that is coming from a newbie. Quality: Metal casing, the knobs are very sturdy. I would take this anywhere, and not be at all worried. As long as it is not ran over by a car, and it is taken care of, I dont forsee any problems with the construction, or internals. Value: Compared to others in it its price range, and the well known best pres, ease of installation, I would not consider another product. Manufacturer Support: I have not had to contact them, so can't say, but that in itself says something about the product! The Wow Factor: It has a slightly different look, but I think it makes it more stable. The knobs are nice and polished, just enought LEDs to let you know what you are doing, and not too many to get confused. It actually looks nice with the rest of my equipment! Overall: Until I need more ins, or outs, this will be used until it dies, and from history, seems to hold up very well. I did a lot of research before buying, and it just seems practical to buy this, has everything I need.
Style of Music: Classic Rock, Blues
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Ahhhh.... finally got the Interface I was looking for."
Sound: This unit totally eliminated the pops and crackles I had using a Digitech RP350 as an Audio Interface. I also tried the Konnekt 6 Firewire and it gave me nothing but troubles. Feature: I wish it had XLR out for speakers.... but I can live without that. Ease of Use: Simple to use and set-up. Instantly recogonized in Cakewalk Home Studio 7 XL. Flawless using WIN 7 Pro x64. Quality: Excellent build quality. The knobs feel very nice... no cheap pots on this one! Value: ZZounds always seems to have equal to or better price than anyone else out there. I checked out the specs of several USB and Firewire units and this one fits the bill. Manufacturer Support: Never had to deal with Tech Support. Overall: So far so good.... and I don't anticipate any issues. I'm loving life after dealing with issues using a TC Electronics Konnekt 6 Firewire Interface. I upgraded to a TI chipset card to get that running... and still no go.... maybe it's a WIN 7 x64 issue? I dunno. I'm glad this was so easy to set-up and get recognized by my DAW. It sounds awesome too!
Style of Music: Rock - Progressive - Folk - Original Mish Mash
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