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Interface Setup Guide (Focusrite Saffire 6 USB)


Hello and welcome to my “Project Studio A ” This is my new interface , the Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 Pretty right? Thus I am selling my old interface I have worked with so far: the Focusrite Saffire 6 USB Two application examples: Guitar direct in as to hear in “A Songwriters Problem” and the acoustic guitar of “Autumn”. In this video I’ll give you a jump start for the installation in your production environment I wish you fun with the interface
setup guide for the Focusrite Saffire 6 USB. For the easiest setup these items are required: A computer with internet , the interface, a USB cable, earphones with an adapter and a DAW. (a program to record audio) Step 1: Download and install the driver. In the case Saffire 6 USB.exe for Windows and for this interface select USB 1.1 during the installation. Step 2: Plug the interface into the computer. It flashed, no idea if you can see that in the video. And for testing we choose this driver under Windows. Simply type in sound if you also have an English operating system. And then press right click and select “Set As Default Device”. And now let’s see, if there’s already sound coming out. Now we take the headphones and plug them into the phones output. And … perfect. Very nice. Headphones Step 3 and Step 4: we load our DAW in this case Cubase 7.5 and also select the Focusrite driver. I recommend that Windows does not use the same driver as your DAW, So I re-enabled the driver for the Logitech boxes for Windows and only Cubase uses the Focusrite driver. It’s really that simple and in case you have a bit of equipment you can start recording right away. To demonstrate: A dynamic microphone – there we go – the Shure SM7B. Simply plug it into XLR input, set your level and off you go. Record. “What’s up man, so schauts aus” and playback: “What’s up man, so schauts aus” Perfect. Now a large diaphragm condenser microphone. In case you have to activate the phantom power, set your level… I don’t use a pop filter, hence it will probably sound very bad. Let’s try it again: “Yo man, what’s up” And again, let’s listen to the thing. “Yo man, what’s up” I’m not even sure, if you can hear it properly, but at least you can see it. And last but not least guitar directly in (DI) In that case I disable the phantom power supply and activate the instrument switch, plug in the large jack into the dual jack, set the level again and go. Wow.. Easy as that. Let’s listen to this. It works.. Since this interface is also very small and robust and moreover is only powered by USB, you can easily take it with you e.g. to the rehearsal room. But if you don’t need this flexibility, I would recommend a fixed installation. Then you can also combine it with easonably good monitor speakers which are plugged in in the line outputs 1 and 2 and their volume can be adjusted with this controller. I mounted it on a wooden tray, next to the Razer Nostromo, Cubase AI controller, a Cubase dongle – oh yes, legal – and handkerchiefs should be in range in case of an ear orgasm comes along. And there’s the interface. Fixed with three metal angles. Here’s the third one. It’s very sturdy and the best thing: It’s within reach. (brabbel) Take care of yourself… My love.. Yeah and that’s it! This way I recorded the last 3 years. But I have to say, that my monitoring system is 3 months old and actually all my songs until now have been mixed with these 5€ headphones. I’ts crazy, but anyways, I wish the buyer a lot of success and good luck, whoever that may be. It’s an epic thing. Before I end the video, I’ll give you a short manual. Here we have input 1 and 2 in form of Neutrik combo jacks . XLR on the “outside” and on the inside a large jack . Correspondingly, the leveling potentiometers for channel 1 and 2. A note on that: green is good, red is too much. If you want to record guitar or bass DI, you have to press the instrument button and if an overload accurs, you can lower the level by activating the PAD . If you want to use a condenser microphone or, for example a DI box which requires phantom power, you can activate it with the 48V button. It enables or disables it for both channels. In the monitoring section, there is a blendeing knob which determines the ratio between the input signal and the playback signal (coming from the DAW). If there’s no sound coming out here, you should definitely check these knob, if it points where you want it to. In addition, you have the mono input button whitch activates a function I never used before (look it up in the video description) There’s the volume control for the main monitors and there’s the volume control for the headphones or your second set of monitor speakers. If you want to use it to level your second set you need to activate this button, then the signal goes through output 3 and 4. In addition you can check the connectivity and check, if MIDI commands are arriving. On the backside there is only the USB plug, a MIDI out and MIDI in input and the line outputs for your speakers in different types (1,2,3,4 cinch / 1,2 large jack). Ye good ol’ times.

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