Focusrite Saffire 6 USB

Focusrite Saffire 6 USB

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Saffire 6 USB, USB audio interface from Focusrite in the Saffire series.

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Focusrite Saffire 6 USB tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Focusrite
  • Model: Saffire 6 USB
  • Series: Saffire
  • Category: USB audio interfaces
  • Added in our database on: 09/15/2009

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Focusrite Saffire 6 USB user reviews

Average Score:4.3( 4.3/5 based on 8 reviews )
 3 reviews38 %
 4 reviews50 %
 1 user review13 %
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mrjason's review"Average"

Focusrite Saffire 6 USB
The Focusrite Saffire 6 USB is an audio interface that connects to your computer via USB. This interface is Pro Tools ready right out of the box, the set up process with Pro Tools is very simple and easy to do. It always works great with Ableton Live and Cubase. This interface is powered by your USB connection and has very good microphone preamps (2 of them) on this 2 in and 4 out interface.


Setting up this interface will all depend on which DAW you want to use it with. It does have MIDI in and MIDI out so you can use it with almost any DAW and it will connect to all of your gear. If you use this in some DAW programs you could run into some small set up issues in programs like FL Studio. I am not sure why but in my personal experience I have hit a few bumps when trying to use it with FL Studio 9.


You can not rack this interface, but it is small and compact so it does not take up much desktop space. It is lightweight and can be very portable if you need an interface that is ready to go with you and your laptop.


This unit is so much like some of the other interfaces in this price range like the MBox or iTrack Solo interfaces. There really is nothing different between any of them except for the Saffire 6 has a little better preamp to it that will give you a better sound when recording especially if you are using a low end microphone. But overall there really is nothing about this interface that sticks out, it is priced averagely and has the same specs as so many other models. It will be personal preference if you want to purchase this. I will say that it is built well though and seems to be able to hold up over time.

vsavagellc's review"Best USB Interface I've Ever Used"

Focusrite Saffire 6 USB
Saffire 6 USB is an audio interface that comes with the following
Phantom Power
Midi I/O
Mic/Line Inputs
High Quality 24bit recording

Comes with the following extras
USB connection able
Ableton Live lite
Focusrite FX Suite
Novation Bass Station Synth
Software Drivers

I use this USB interface with my laptop. I use it for music production as well as sound designing. It's light weight and really easy to setup so it's a must in my mobile production setup


I typically use this interface with Propellerheads Reason. I don't notice any latency with this unit and the drivers are very stable in my experience. I haven't tested the unit with any daws such as logic or pro tools but I can assure you if it works in Reason (which is not a recording daw by nature) you'd have no problem using it with a daw as long as you select you're recording channels you'll be fine.


I use the saffire 6 on windows 7 with no compatibility issues (thank god) the unit is very easy to use and easy to setup. You don't need to use the instructions. All you have to do is plug the unit up to your computer and install the drivers then go into your computers and audio programs preferences and point to the device. I do suggest downloading the drivers directly from the site and not using the drivers that are pre packaged in the box. 90% of the time the drivers are more up to date when pulled from the website.


All in all this is a very good interface to invest in. What I love most able it is its price and quality. It's preamps are as quality as focusrites higher end audio interface units. I've worked with many other audio interfaces out there from maudio to Mbox and for the money I feel the focusite Saffire 6 USB is the best way to go it's as fast as most firewire interfaces that are on the market today. If I had to go back in time and make this decision again (choosing an audio interface) I'd still go with the Saffire 6. It's a must have seriously

ValentinCb's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Small home studios"

Focusrite Saffire 6 USB
2 mic / instruments that allow me to record a voice with a guitar DI or two guitars simultaneously. The preamps are good, but not transcendent. The integrated 48V power is very valuable for use with condenser microphones. I also use some of the MIDI input.

I am not using RCA outputs, just the two jacks to connect my pair of KRK RP5.


I use Logic to record one or two tracks simultaneously. After nearly a year of use, it has never crashed.


I did not even need to open the manual installation is so simple, you plug in USB and go. The plugins provided (Compressor, Gate, EQ and Reverb) are of good quality and I sometimes use them (although it is clear that this is not what I use most)


1 year of intensive use.
I am extremely informed me before buying, and features and the opinions I've read lead me to buy it.

I like the Mixer button, which for the determination of volume between what goes into the sound card, and what comes out. (Handy for the singers agree to the outlet)

I intend to soon buy a Liquid Saffire 56 of the same brand, so as to save my battery, and this way my entire group simultaneously or element by element without having to connect / disconnect every 5 minutes.

I recommenderai beginners or producers of electronic music for example, who just need to connect a microphone and an analog synth for example.
S. Durson03/06/2011

S. Durson's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"What more?"

Focusrite Saffire 6 USB
Analog 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 Line Either Gold • Instrument (instrument selected via front panel)

Analog Audio Outputs (Outputs 1-4)
• 2 x TRS analog outputs (Outputs 1-2)
• 4 x RCA phono outputs (Outputs 1-4)
• 1 x stereo TRS 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


Stable. Sources used Cubase 5, FL9 and Live. RAS


We download the drivers on the Focusrite website, it installs, it opens and configures its favorite sequencer and it works. No surprises. You can focus on the zic.


Solid appearance, metal box, knobs very good!
Can't compare with the cheap line 6 (this is an example ^ ^).
We connect it, it works, is stable and the sound is fine.
So, we forget about it and we can concentrate on the essentials, the music!
Excellent value for money (hence the high notes).

The -: it is neither coffee nor toast.

Between a Line 6 and an Edirol UA25 (I had the 2) I did not hesitate a second.

It even has the right to plugin Novation Bass Station :)

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