The Focusrite Saffire 6 USB is a USB audio interface with two inputs and four outputs, featuring Focusrite's award-winning mic preamp technology.
The Focusrite Saffire 6 USB features two XLR/TRS combo inputs offering Phantom Power and exceptional audio quality. Each input has a gain control, signal and overload LEDs with options for adding a Pad or making the input hi-Z for instrument input.
The Saffire 6 USB is well laid out, with controls on the front of the unit for mixing between the input signal and playback so that users don't have to change the levels of tracks on their DAW when recording. This works well with the headphone output and control, also on the front of the unit.
On the rear of the Saffire, there are outputs for both TRS and RCA/phono. There is a monitor control on the front which controls outputs 1 and 2, while the headphone output can instead be used to control Phono/RCA outputs 3 and 4.
The Saffire 6 USB features a MIDI input and output, and the unit is powered solely by USB, making it an incredibly portable device. Focusrite have done a great job of providing all of the necessary controls and connections in a compact and road-ready chassis.
Focusrite have included some incredibly useful software with the Saffire 6 USB. It comes with Ableton Live Lite 8, Novation's Bass Staion synthesiser and over 1GB of samples. Additionally, there is the Focusrite FX Suite, which includes a compressor, gate, reverb and EQ for use with any DAW.
The main features of the Focusrite Saffire 6 USB audio interface include:
- High quality 24-bit USB audio interface with Focusrite's award-winning mic preamp technology
- 2 x XLR/TRS combo inputs with Gain control, Signal and Overload LEDs
- Preamps with Phantom Power, Pad feature and Hi-Z for instrument input
- Outputs 1 & 2 are TRS and RCA/Phono, 3 & 4 are RCA/Phono
- Mixer control for mixing between recorded signal and playback level
- Monitor control
- 1/4" TRS jack headphone output with level control
- MIDI input and output
- USB Bus powered
- Includes Xcite+ software bundle featuring Ableton Live Lite 8, Novation Bass Staion synthesiser, Focusrite FX Suite (compressor, gate, reverb and EQ effects) and over 1GB of samples