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HenryB



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Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 - Low output? new
      #916066 - 25/05/11 12:39 PM
Hi there,

Just replaced my MOTU Traveler with a Saffire Pro 14 for downsizing purposes - but I've found the outputs on the Saffire to be really low compared to the Traveler, probably just over half the previous level.

Does anyone have any ideas/fixes that might help me get my output back up?

Thanks!
Henry


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DAGGILARR



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Re: Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 - Low output? new [Re: HenryB]
      #916112 - 25/05/11 06:27 PM
I had one of these and I discovered that all of the gain is bunched up at the top of the scale. I still have a Saffire 24 and its the same, all the gain is above 8 its almost as if the 0 to 7.9 may as well not be there. I also find that the adjustments between 8 and 10 need to be minute.The pre's are OK but these controls, I find, are a pain. Focusrite call this "non linear gain" or something

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Re: Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 - Low output? new [Re: DAGGILARR]
      #916115 - 25/05/11 06:42 PM
It's a very common problem with 'budget' preamps, and while there are ways around it they all add to the expense.

Hugh

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Re: Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 - Low output? [Re: HenryB]
      #916124 - 25/05/11 07:51 PM
I find a similiar thing on the Pro40, but it's actually quite useful when you're tracking drums with no pads on the channels: you get more control over the high level volume sources..

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