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You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. Personally I’d go USB every time these days. USB is most definitely capable of transfering all the data required for 16 tracks of audio at a time. Sign In Sign Up. All times are GMT Also the DAW you use, some do not want to play nice at low latency settings. Cant wait to try it out.

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This is clearly designed for those who want to expand the number of mic pres with one of the many rack devices that offers eight mic safire terminating in an ADAT optical output.

Frequency response was down Some Firewire units have problems with certain chipsets. Send a private message to jasonzac. The time now is I’ve just bought a saffire, and am still trying to get it set up.

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The Scarlett interface will have to be your primary interface for this to work, as unlike the Saffire interfaces, it doesn’t have a stand alone mode. Also getting a OctoPre to up the inputs.


For nowyou can set your Scarlett to sync to the SPDIF clock which I don’t know how to do because I haven’t used one, but it should be an option in its hardware setup page.

The Mbox Pro really gives you lots of options. Speaking of outs, the six outputs is correct, but somewhat optimistic. With its emphasis on DAW integration, monitoring becomes an important consideration.

Focusrite Scarlett 18i6 USB 2.0 Audio Interface 18 in 4 out 2 Mic Preamps

I’m running Pro Tools 10 with the latest drivers for both interfaces for Lion. Very very few boards out there lappie of any kind inc Mac these days use decent firewire interface boards. Intermodulation distortion specs were equally good.

All times are GMT My mate, conversely has recently bought a scarlett, and it worked fine straight away. Send a private message to serio. They are now very very hard safire find particularly on lappies. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. The complement of 18 inputs includes the following. Login or Sign Up. Phantom power is switchable to both inputs simultaneously; I measured it as Docusrite all posts by jasonzac. But it seems the handwriting is on the wall for FireWire, as fewer computers include it, and several companies—not just Focusrite—are producing USB 2.


Both are excellent the Saffire Pro comes with great software but the Scarlett which I currently use is a very fine USB 2 interface and I did have an issue with the FireWire and hot plugging the Saffire – but that was a bit a one off the Saffire is a lovely bit of kit. Focusrite goes USB 2. While I used to think USB 2. Advertise on the most comprehensive and widely viewed musicians’ website. Focusrite Scarlett – A Steal!

By Dendy Jarrett December 17, Thus I shall suggest the one i didn’t get. Posted February 11, While not 48V, few—if any—condenser mics will care about the slightly lower voltage.

It usually defaults to ADDA mode, which is what you want. I’d add to the firewire vs usb point as follows. Dear Musician – Worthy of Review.