But the question remains – why did Focusrite design the Saffire series in this way in the first place? By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Cons Primitive panel metering. I hope I have helped someone with this opinion. Software control panel is rather confusing. Image 1 of 2 The Saffire LE is ideal for portable use.

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Focusrite Saffire LE reviews. It’s also worth noting that the audio specifications are identical for Saffire and Saffire LE – Focusrite haven’t compromised the audio circuitry in the more affordable model. As with most FireWire audio interfaces, installation is a fairly straightforward affair.

Cons Primitive panel metering. Be the first to review this item. Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time.

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The interface comes complete with the entire Saffire plug-in suite, offering compression, reverb, amp modeling and EQ in VST and Audio Units plug-in formats. Converters bit Sample Rates I take the time to write this review because I was really impressed with the Saffire LE. Input and output levels and latency-free monitoring can all be controlled via the accompanying SaffireControl LE software.


Not really a man but a little hasty expicatif DVD but not really necessary anyway. Subscribe to our free newsletter Subscribe. As the Saffire LE contains a flexible onboard mixer, it’s capable of providing zero-latency monitoring during recording sessions.

Software control panel is rather confusing. Offering impressive build quality and the same convenient form factor, it’s ideal for saffure use. I hesitated a long time because I found not many reviews for this product.

Product replaced by the Focusrite Scarlett 8i6.


The latency performance is as good as that of any other comparable FireWire audio interface we’ve used, with settings of around ms giving the best balance between low latency operation and bearable system load. I also presume to say that I have good ears.

The price is just about right and, crucially, it sounds fantastic. Using Windows, the Focusrite-supplied drivers must be installed first. Do you even compare a real serious test and you will not regret it.

The control panel is nice enough to look at, but not exactly intuitive in use.

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I have only been two weeks. Cookies help us improve performance, enhance user experience and deliver our services. Home Pro Audio tsccssxdstzqwzwevsuxuavbzsqzszrbzds. But here, on a good frame of reference, even my grandmother would hear the difference.


This version lacks the onboard DSP processing features, has fewer analogue outputs and a lower maximum sampling rate 96kHz rather than kHzbut it does offer two more analogue inputs and ships with the same bundle of native Sagfire plug-ins. Focusrite Saffire LE accessories.

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I do not really see how we can do better in this product category. Although more comprehensive metering options are available in the control panel software application, there are going to be occasions when better front panel metering would come in handy.

This feature ssaffire be more useful if combined with onboard audio effects as it is on the full Saffirebut an safcire effects box could be used to provide similar functionality.

Saffire LE sounds great and more than lives up to expectations. Write a user review Ask for a user review. The preamps are also stronger here more gain.