Focusrite Saffire 6 USB

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2 x 4 USB and MIDI Audio Interface

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 our 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.

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 new 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, for use in the mix
    Upgrade your standard sequencer effects and bring a touch of class to your session with all-new 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 = 145 mm / 5-3/4", H = 45 mm / 1 -3/4" , D = 220 mm / 8-3/4"
  • 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
  • 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)
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Brand Focusrite
Model Saffire 6 USB
Part Number SAFFIRE 6 USB
UPC 815301008118
Product Category MIDI Interfaces, Audio Interfaces
Unit of Measure EACH
Shipping Weight 3.50 lbs.
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