Focusrite Saffire 6 USB - 6 Channel Audio & MIDI USB Computer Interface

Focusrite Saffire 6 USB - 6 Channel Audio & MIDI USB Computer Interface

Focusrite Saffire 6 USB - 6 Channel Audio & MIDI USB Computer Interface

B&H # FOS6USB MFR # SAFFIRE 6 USB
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Product Highlights

  • Two High-Quality Microphone Preamps
  • Great for Home Recording & Laptop DJing
  • Line-Level Inputs and Instrument Inputs
  • DAW, Synth, Effects, & Loops Included
  • Mac & Windows Compatible
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  • 1Description

The Saffire 6 USB from Focusrite is a 6 channel USB audio and MIDI computer interface that's compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems. It's designed to be a full-featured USB recording solution for home studios, mobile recording, as well as an excellent interface for laptop DJs. It comes with two high quality microphone preamps, a suite of recording software (with instruments, effects, and audio loops), and an ample amount of outputs that enable you to patch multiple channels through a DJ mixer.

Focusrite has been a leader in professional audio design since the 1980's, and the Saffire 6 USB is among the most affordable pieces of equipment they've ever produced. Even though the Saffire 6 USB is inexpensive, its audio performance and the quality of its preamplifiers are still held to stringent standards. The two FET-based preamps in the Saffire 6 USB offer low noise, low distortion, and a very transparent sound free of coloration.

The two inputs on the Saffire 6 USB can handle microphones (and provide +48V of phantom power for condenser microphones), line-level signals, and be switched to accept instrument inputs for the direct recording of guitars and basses. There are six audio outputs on the rear, with a pair of balanced 1/4" TRS outputs for studio monitors, and four RCA jacks that can be used for patching multiple signals into a mixing board. The headphone output on the front of the Saffire 6 USB can be switched to monitor the different sets of outputs.

Two High Quality Award-Winning Focusrite Preamps
Features two award-winning FET-based low noise, transparent Focusrite microphone preamps
Ultra-Reliable and Easy to Set Up
Its 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, pristine audio quality, super-low latency, and reliable synchronisation
Ready for DJs
4 outputs on RCA phono, a high-level headphone output, and quality digital converter performance make the Saffire 6 USB a great interface for the laptop DJs
Xcite + Software Bundle
Includes a host of royalty-free Xcite loops and samples, the Novation Bass Station soft-synth, and Ableton Live Lite (which provides an affordable upgrade path to the full version of Ableton Live)
Focusrite VST/AU Plug-in Suite
Upgrade your standard sequencer effects and bring a touch of class to your session with the included Focusrite FX Suite with Compression, Reverb, Gating and EQ in 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 no need for an additional power supply
Two Hi Z Instrument Inputs
No need for a separate DI box, because the 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
In the Box
Focusrite Saffire 6 USB - 6 Channel Audio & MIDI USB Computer Interface
  • USB Cable
  • 4 x Self-Adhesive Rubber Feet
  • Product Registration Card
  • Focusrite FX Suite (Compressor, Gate, Reverb, & EQ)
  • Novation Bass Station Soft Synth
  • Ableton Live Lite
  • Mike the Drummer - Collection of 572 Live Drum Loops
  • Over 1GB of LoopMasters Royalty-Free Samples
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Inputs 2 x XLR Mic/Line/Inst Neutrik Combo Jacks (Inputs 1-2)
    1 x MIDI In
    Outputs 2 x 1/4" TRS Outputs (Outputs 1-2)
    4 x RCA Outputs (Outputs 1-4)
    1 x 1/4" TRS Stereo Headphone Output (switchable to outputs 1 and 2, or 3 and 4)
    1 x MIDI Out
    Controls 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
    Connectivity 1 x USB 1.1 Port
    System Requirements Apple Computers:
    Mac 10.5.7 or above A USB 1.1 compliant USB port
    PowerPC G4/1 GHz or higher (Intel/Dual 1 GHz or better recommended)
    512 MB (1 GB or more recommended)
    1024 x 768 Screen Resolution (1280 x 1024 or more recommended)

    Windows Computers:
    Windows XP, XP64, Vista, Vista64, and Windows 7
    A USB 1.1 compliant USB port
    Pentium or AMD with 1 GHz or higher (Dual 1 GHz or better recommended)
    512 MB (1 GB or more recommended)
    1024 x 768 Screen Resolution (1280 x 1024 or more recommended)

    Dimensions 5 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 8 3/4" (145 x 45 x 220mm)
    Weight 2.2 lbs (1 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.3 x 10.4 x 4.5"

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