Focusrite Saffire LE
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Focusrite Saffire LE

Saffire LE, FireWire audio interface from Focusrite in the Saffire series.

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Average Score:4.9( 4.9/5 based on 9 reviews )
 7 reviews78 %
 1 user review11 %
 1 user review11 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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Intip10/30/2014

Intip's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Focusrite Saffire LE
I bought it on the advice of a sound technician and what motivated me was the price and the prestige of the brand.
I use it for Home Studio recording. I use a console Phonic Powerpods II in 1860, M-Audio preamp DMP3

UTILIZATION

The installation of this easier, fireware connected to my pc.
I did not follow the manual. I use Cubase SX3. Has 8 tracks but I have not tested together.

GETTING STARTED

The gain is high, the voices and instruments are preamplified, no breath, imperceptible latency.
The console panel is not very clear.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 4 years for trying to have a Prodipe and M-Audio. What I like most quality, pure sound, gain, and the look and the least that the console panel that is not very clear.
With the experience I would do without hesitation that choice.
rumbabaji05/29/2008

rumbabaji's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Focusrite Saffire LE
What technical specifications motivated your choice?
pramps of good quality,
ENTERED INTO enough to what I do

For what purpose?
Well, to save

What is your config?
toshiba a100-335, 1.66 ghz core 2 duo, 2 gigs of ram

Which instruments do you use or Systmes the connection and how? ..
bass with a jack
58 or 81 mic xlr
Roland TD8
axiom 49
on my laptop I have a small Firewire, which forces me to feed it with a good transformer but it is provided so ...
rca output on my amp

UTILIZATION

Installation is no problem it?
no worries

Have you experienced any incompatibility?
not

- The configuration gnrale is easy?
yes

The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
there is a dvd or site Focusrite

GETTING STARTED

The drivers are stable?
yes
Are they often put day?
do not know
What software do you use most often?
live, fruity loops ... audition, cubase
What you get lag?
4ms

OVERALL OPINION

How long have you use it?
8 months
What is the particular feature you like best, the least
small lgre, easily transportable, good sound .. pramp, I'm down several times ... no worry, finally scaffold to be careful even qd
How do you report qualitprix?
compared to other ... even though good
- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
I think yes
foozi01/29/2008

foozi's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Focusrite Saffire LE
I vien of the Focusrite Saffire buy depui we now cover three days and given that I'm a singer and not pa Informatitien I do not COMPREN on its cubase sor me it just be mono faudrai connect two stereo microphone to be in or I COMPREN nothing sinonn level here is very good quality if somebody pourait m guide his'll be fine thank you

USE

Walou

IMPLEMENTATION

Walou

NOTICE GLOBAL

Walou
Djlectrix12/27/2007

Djlectrix's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Focusrite Saffire LE
- What characteristics have motivated your choice?
1.Firewire without the need for food for a 6-pin FireWire
2.the preamps of course! practice at micro and guitar.

- For what purpose?
Recording, asio low latance perfect for use Reason or other software of this type.

- What is your config (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)?
Asus P5N-E SLI Platinum
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750
2x1024 dual channel ddr-2
hard not important. lol hard drive is a hard drive ...

- Which instruments and systems (console, preamp, DTD ...) you use it and how connections? ...
M-Audio Oxygen 49
M-Audio X-Session Pro
Shure mic.

UTILIZATION

- The installation is done it without problems?
are very easy when a user is accustomed with computers so
will have on the Focusrite website and download the latest driver .. and install and then connect the firewire and it employs close to not even need to restart the computer GREAT!

- Have you experienced any incompatibilities?
NO: P
- The general configuration is easy?
not very difficult .. but be aware maneuver with such apareille studio ...

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
It has a DVD.

GETTING STARTED

- The drivers are stable?
seems very stable.

- Are they often updated?
no idea.

- What software do you use most often?
Reason, Image-Line products, Traktor Dj Studio, Deckadance, Cue LE, Ableton Live 4, a few stand-alone instruments such as Cakewalk Z3TA

- What you get lag?
it is at the bottom of 7ms is resonable

- How many tracks you get to record / play time? ...
I did do track by track I play over the master keyboard and other instruments.

OVERALL OPINION

- How long have you use it?
few days.

- What is so special that you like most and least?
The sound quality is great for many types of use such as music Lecouteux even DVD movies. and recording

- Have you tried many other models before buying it?
Oh yes .....
M-Audio Audiophile USB: Great but not as autentic Focusrite
Edirol (very disappointed)
Presonus (very good but must get the tickets ..)
Digidesign as well as expensive but

- How would you rate the quality / price?
Personally I have this card Aquis nine Canadian $ 300 so about 211 Euros. with local taxes.

- With experience, you do again this choice? ...
well yes .. it is a good buy.

- (Little Ajou the end)
Only downside is the PC compatibility at me I have no firewire problem but many people have had some incompatibility with some laptop or other ... but my overall rating by a good 9.5/10 I am very happy with this purchase location!
MAHARAJAZZZ11/14/2007

MAHARAJAZZZ's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Focusrite Saffire LE
Motivated by the price and prestige of the brand
for home studio use
macbook with bootcamp
made instruments for

UTILIZATION

No installation problem except that the flash firmware that is running Mac, not on pc it seems.
qques instability in OS X. parcontre used but without PSU. Pc in any instability. Problem meeting:
the sleep of the computer (step drop the card does not work. When you turn a SERIES of three bonding and relays and pnibles
large pets in the forums! The configuration of the console is not empty because the rglage buffer is not accessible from the control console! The file is located as the default configuration file! It is located in application data to users of bootcamp.
The manual is not enough at all.

GETTING STARTED

Under bootcamp drivers are stable.
Last day? dk
Cubase SX 2 and Adobe Audition
4ms latency I think.
8 tracks normally but not test yet.

OVERALL OPINION

2 weeks of use

prampli good, the gain is lev instruments are pramplifi and phantom power supply is trs trs discrte, no breath.
The console panel is searched and no clear trs, no mute no solo. The peak that reaches the full scale 0dB makes meters saw red in their entire length and this for several seconds!! not pro at all! If introduced the XLR jack is no longer oprationnel! Output 3 / 4 insparable the headphones! More click to dmarage, 3 total pnible if we restart, it must then lower the master volume on the map!.
By no bug against the currently trs enjoyable.
The case is lightweight but rugged cot scary.
It can be there too the winning entry and exit. I did some test with a Delta 1010 M Audio. As a masters clipper heels make the entries. Incovnient almost a major.

The report qp is rather excellent.
The plugins are not recognized in my soft, they are really pokey, they are almost piti! they must be re-launched the process of day for plugins to appear in the list of available VST! So I do not use them.

I do it again this choice because the sound is all the same.
isilworld02/24/2007

isilworld's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Focusrite Saffire LE
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UTILIZATION

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GETTING STARTED

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OVERALL OPINION

For starters, do not buy the firewire card without the test if you have a laptop. I myself wanted to run the Saffire LE on my Tosh P100 and I can not use that outlet because I paid for clicks coming ... As against it works beautifully and without annoying lag on a pc fixed the same age (1.2GHz AMD and 256 ram !!)...
After some compatibility issues resolved, so here I am in possession of an excellent tool for a first sound card.
I am satisfied with the 4 analog inputs, mainly because of my budget to save for a baterie I group multiple microphones to the inputs 3 and 4 ...
However, taken for guitar / voice duo is even very comfortable.
The preamps seem good even if I did than my Mackie to compare ...
The multitrack recording works great in Cubase and MIDI input / output are handy for home recording.
The software provided (Saffire Control) is much better than the Firebox allows you to mix and independently returns headphones and mix tracks in six out ...
I would add that it is very beautiful, compact, and it does not heat unlike the firebox ...
Finally, I am delighted with my purchase and highly recommend in this price range.
+ +

edit: A few years later, the Saffire LE is still there and works perfectly. I do not use more than troubleshooting because I remplée by larger cards. Its price has come down significantly, making it a formidable card at low cost.
+ +
Dgé12/19/2006

Dgé's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Focusrite Saffire LE
Card with 4 among analog.
I plan to record my trio!
IBook G4 OS 10.4.8
I will use it with 2 condenser microphones (drums) + 1 microphone in between 3 (kick) + electric bass in between 4 + keyboard mp8 spdif in.

USE

No problems everything is OK
except that I can not argler outputs 5-6 (I opened a post if you have the answer, thank you)

IMPLEMENTATION

Logic everything is nikel.
I even made a decision with a sm58 and Pramp is sufficient for this application (c'tait impossible with a firebox)

NOTICE GLOBAL

In fact, this map is quite mconnue, I really hesitated I took the first firebox that I made after 2 days.
This card should everything me, I'm really happy, that's exactly what I was looking !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
pilip12/12/2006

pilip's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Focusrite Saffire LE
-CHARACTERISTICS: see official website
I use it with a desktop PC (amd athlon 3000 +, 1G0 ram) and monitoring the TAPCO S5 and Sony MDR 7506.

UTILIZATION

- Perfect fit! (It's so quick and hassle free we feel that there is one!)
- No incompatibility with Win XP (pro sp1)
- Manual video = (-1)

GETTING STARTED

- 1.2 stable drivers (o ca change signs they are still not stable 3.x version!)
- IS STABLE!
- Utilissrgulirement software: Cubase - Reaktor - Reason (+ other VSTi and VST)
- Latency around 10ms (not felt)
- I did read the 10 tracks, no worries (recording a one)
(- Rewire Cubase / Reason OK)

OVERALL OPINION

- I utlise for about a month (only)
- The +: NOTHING IS fault, this interface is perfect: great work!
- The -: t have a manual handwritten welcome, but ...
- I keep abreast of new products daily audio interface and this is undoubtedly the best in this price range (and products)
- I do it again this election, yes!
bobmusique0110/17/2006

bobmusique01's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Focusrite Saffire LE
I hesitated between this product and PRESONUS FIREBOX of (which I heard only good things). I take the time to write this review because I was really impressed with the Saffire LE. PC configuration, Windows XP ... I had the chance to compare both products extensively and is a huge difference between the two.

UTILIZATION

No problem. Not really a man but a little hasty expicatif DVD but not really necessary anyway.

GETTING STARTED

No problem here either. I have only been two weeks. I use SONAR.

OVERALL OPINION

As I mentioned, I was able to compare the product with the FIREBOX and converters as well as the preamps are nettememt higher on the Saffire LE (and I'm very picky about it, a little zealous same. I also presume to say that I have good ears). But here, on a good frame of reference, even my grandmother would hear the difference. I do not really see how we can do better in this product category. The sound quality is amazing, very accurate, with virtually no background noise (much less than the FIREBOX), it's really amazing. The preamps are also stronger here (more gain). I hesitated a long time because I found not many reviews for this product. Even if the seller tells you that the Saffire LE FIREBOX and are equivalent in performance (that's what mine told) do not particularly think! Do you even compare (a real serious test) and you will not regret it. I hope I have helped someone with this opinion.