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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 3.5 (Mac only release for OS 10.9 & 10.10)

This release has a version of the driver that has been signed to be compatible with Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite. If you are running Mac OS 10.8 Mountain Lion or earlier please refer to the driver versions below.



- Driver is signed for Yosemite.

- Fixed issue with sync source could get stuck on internal.

- Fixed issue where menu bar might not appear on Mac OS X Mavericks.

- Fixed issue where harmonics would not be reset using line input (LS 56 only).


Saffire Mix Control 3.4

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 dmg (Mac)

Saffire Mix Control 3.4 exe (Windows)

Saffire Mix Control 1.8

This version of Saffire Mix Control is the most recent version to retain compatibility with OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger). Any Tiger users should install this update for the additional features listed in the attached Release Notes. Leopard (10.5) and Snow Leopard (10.6) users should install the latest update above.

Apple Mac: Saffire MixControl-1.8.dmg (1.8)

Mix control 1.8 Release Notes

User Guides

Saffire Dual Unit Mode user guide

Saffire Dual Unit Support Guide English - EN

Saffire Prise en charge de deux unités Français - FR

Saffire Doppelte Bedienungsanleitung Deutsche - DE

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.

Liquid Saffire 56 User Guide

Liquid Saffire 56 ユーザーガイド 日本語 - JP

Liquid Saffire 56 Benutzerhandbuch Deutsche - DE

Liquid Saffire 56 Guía del usuario Español - ES

Liquid Saffire 56 Mode D'Emploi 1.1 Français - FR

Liquid Saffire 56 User Guide 1.1 English - EN

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.