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Saffire Mix Control 3.9 (Mac)

This will be the last software release for the Saffire range as they are now discontinued, please see this article from our Help Centre.

 

Tested on:
• macOS 10.15 (Catalina)
• macOS 10.14 (Mojave)
• macOS 10.13 (High Sierra)
• macOS 10.12 (Sierra)

macOS 10.12 or later is required to run Saffire Mix Control 3.9. This version will not install on macOS 10.11 or earlier.

What’s New

• Saffire Mix Control is now a 64-bit application
• Updates Saffire Pro40 firmware to either r2761 or r742 depending on hardware revision. Fixes no audio from second Pro40 sync slave on dual mode (also available in previous 3.8b1 beta)
• Updates driver to r2991. Fixes issue where DAW channels 17-20 were not present on a Saffire Pro40 (also available in previous 3.8b1 beta).

 

Saffire Mix Control 3.7

Includes a fix for Saffire interfaces that would not retain their Sync Source in standalone mode.

Includes a fix for OS X users seeing the "No Hardware Connected" message and experiencing disconnects on account of there being 2 drivers installed (after the 3.5/3.6 upgrade).

Includes a fix to keep Saffire Mix Control running after new firmware is deployed to the Saffire interface.

Mac: Saffire MixControl 3.7

Windows: Saffire MixControl 3.7

Saffire Mix Control 3.4 (Unsupported Legacy Version)

This installer includes all necessary drivers and software to run the firewire Saffire range of Focusrite interfaces.

 

Release notes

 

- Fixed issue that might cause glitches using Quicktime on OS X Mavericks

- Fixed issue that might cause distortion on second ADAT port and loopback using Liquid Saffire 56

- Improved sample rate switching

 

Tested with:

- Mac OS 10.8

- Mac OS 10.9

- Windows 7

- Windows 8

 

Please note: this version of Saffire MixControl is no longer supported. For the latest supported version please see the latest release version on this page. 

 

For further OS compatibility information please see the OS checker HERE.

Saffire Mix Control 3.4 exe (Windows)

Saffire Mix Control 3.4 dmg (Mac)

Saffire Mix Control 2.4 (Unsupported Legacy Version)

- Driver updated to 3.5.6 release
- Adds compatibility for Mac OS 10.7 (Lion)
- Improves performance with Pro Tools 9 (Mac and PC)
- Fixed snapshot load/save functions (Mac)
- Fixed crash on non-admin accounts (Mac)

Additional Information: 

PC Users This release requires the use of the Windows Legacy FireWire Driver on Windows 7 64-bit. Windows 7 32-bit users should however use the default Windows 7 FireWire driver

Mac Users Users of Tiger (10.4.11) should install version 1.8, below.

Please note: this version of Saffire MixControl is no longer supported. For the latest supported version please see the latest release version on this page. 

Apple Mac: Saffire MixControl-2.4.dmg (2.4)

Windows: Saffire MixControl-2.4.exe (2.4)

User Guides

RTAS Mix Control 1.0

RTAS MixControl 1.0

Requirements:

- Saffire MixControl 2.4 or later installed
- Pro Tools 9 installed

Note that multiple Saffires are not supported at the moment. Please consult the RTAS MC User Guide for further information.

Known issues:
- Not loading between tracking and playback snapshot under certain conditions in some systems (Windows only)

Apple Mac: RTAS MixControl-1.0.dmg (1.0)

Windows: RTAS MixControl-1.0.exe (1.0)

RTASSMC-User_Guide.pdf (1.0)

Digital Conversion - The Focusrite Approach

Standalone Mode User Guide

User guide explaining standalone mode operation for the Saffire interfaces. Please note that Saffire MixControl v1.7 or above is required for standalone operation.

Saffire PRO 40 User Guide

Saffire Pro 40 - DE

Saffire Pro 40 - JP

Saffire Pro 40 - ESP

Saffire Pro 40 - ENG

Saffire Pro 40 - FR

Technical Docs

FireWire safety when plugging and unplugging devices

This article explains the steps necessary to safely plug in and unplug your FireWire devices without causing damage to the device or your computer.