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Old 05-07-2013, 03:53 PM   #1
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Why does everyone have a Scarlett 2i4?

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I bought a saffire. But it appears I made a mistake based on the titles in this forums.........
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:01 PM   #2
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They're basically the same thing. Scarletts just look cooler.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:01 PM   #3
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I use a Focusrite Saffire 6 USB and it's worked wonders for me. I'm not sure how you can conclude you've made a mistake just based on some titles in this forum. Have you even tried it out yet?
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:03 PM   #4
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Well, it's cheap and good for what it is supposed to do. However, the sapphire has a pretty nice reputation also. I haven't tried the sapphire (i had a scarlett ), but all the people i talked with who had it were very pleased.

where you dissatisfied with the sapphire or are you just wondering if you could have had something better?
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:08 PM   #5
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How did you conclude that everyone has a scarlett? There are lot of decent sound cards out there that will do the job pretty well. Focusrite offers great value for money but theyre not the end of it all. And if anything the saffire has a better rep on this forum, I think. I've heard people having issues with the scarlett but not the saffire.

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Old 05-07-2013, 04:29 PM   #6
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:19 PM   #7
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The Saffire's a ****in workhorse, no complaints on this end.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:38 PM   #8
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:39 PM   #9
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I got a Saffire Pro14 and use to have a Saffire6 USB (got stolen)

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Old 05-07-2013, 05:41 PM   #10
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I thought the Saffire was generally the Firewire equivalent of the Scarlett?
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:40 PM   #11
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I thought the Saffire was generally the Firewire equivalent of the Scarlett?


Essentially (Minus the Saffire 6 which is USB).

The reason there are so many is just due to the fact that for under $500, there isn't much better than Scarlett/Saffire line. They have the best sounding preamps & offer an amazing value compared to most in its brand. Also, its more than just here that recommends Focusrite. I've popped over to a few other boards & seen that its highly recommended because it works.

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And if anything the saffire has a better rep on this forum, I think. I've heard people having issues with the scarlett but not the saffire.


To my knowledge, outside of a few driver issues, I've heard more problems with the 2i2 than the 2i4 (which the 2i4 is the one we always recommend).
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:17 AM   #12
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Yeah the Scarlett 2i4 is the Saffire 6 in a very real way.

If you were about about 6 months ago before the 2i4 came out we'd be pushing the Saffire instead.
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:36 PM   #13
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:07 PM   #14
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I love my Saffire. It's a real gem.

Well, isn't that just precious.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:46 AM   #17
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I use to have Saffire pro 40 but my new laptop didn't have FireWire
So sold it and bought scarlett 18i20

Awesome piece of kit
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I use to have Saffire pro 40 but my new laptop didn't have FireWire
So sold it and bought scarlett 18i20

Awesome piece of kit


Have you recorded all 8 Preamps at the same time? I'm curious to see how well it does over USB. If it works well, I may buy one to go along with my Pro 40
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