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Offline zerosix

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Focusrite: Saffire Pro 40 vs Scarlett 18i20
« on: February 07, 2017, 08:36:31 PM »
I need help po sa mga recording experts.  :-o
Alin sa dalawang Focusrite interface ang pipiliin ko?
Alin po ang mas maganda?...
Thanks. :)



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Re: Focusrite: Saffire Pro 40 vs Scarlett 18i20
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2017, 10:05:41 PM »
anong gamit mo: pc or mac?

kung ako sa scarlett na lang dahil usb yun at gagana sa mas maraming computer.

saffire is firewire based, kung pc ka malamang mahirapan ka lang maghanap ngayon ng firewire card. gagana din sa thunderbolt pero bibili ka pa ng adaptor.

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Re: Focusrite: Saffire Pro 40 vs Scarlett 18i20
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2017, 10:59:25 PM »
Thanks
I'm planning to build a pc for recording sir.
Performance wise ano po ang mas maganda sa dalawang interface sir?

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Re: Focusrite: Saffire Pro 40 vs Scarlett 18i20
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2017, 12:24:16 AM »
mas bago scarlett kaya mas maganda malamang yun pero di ko pa nagagamit. lagi naman newer is better kaya dun ka na sa mas bagong model

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Re: Focusrite: Saffire Pro 40 vs Scarlett 18i20
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2017, 11:34:56 AM »
saffire pro 40. risk lng ksi Pc ka. you have to buy first PCI firewire. pero mas maganda converters nya and pres


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Re: Focusrite: Saffire Pro 40 vs Scarlett 18i20
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2017, 12:03:20 AM »
go with the 18i20.. yan ang gamit ko ngayon dito sa studio ko... i have the second generation.. still usb 2.0 tho.. so far i havent experienced anything bad sa 18i20.. ginagamit ko sya with cubase 5 pa.. no conflicts so far kahit obsolete na yung daw ko..  i would suggest buying a snake cable or a simple xlr patchbay since the 18i20 is designed to be placed in a rack and the rest of the i/o's are at the back.. you would find a hard time plugging and unplugging instruments or mics when its already set up in your rack..

but if you really want low latency mas maganda mag focusrite clarett ka na lang.. thunderbolt yun.. halos walang latency.. you could even run realtime na effects.. most of the pc's today already have thunderbolt natively.. sabi sa website ng focusrite they would be releasing drivers for pc na rin for the clarett any time now..

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Re: Focusrite: Saffire Pro 40 vs Scarlett 18i20
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2017, 04:36:18 PM »
Kumusta naman po ang latency sa 1820 sir?
Kung available lang sana ang clarette dito sa pinas e kaso masyadong mahal.

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Re: Focusrite: Saffire Pro 40 vs Scarlett 18i20
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2017, 04:18:52 PM »
I use Saffire Pro 40 without problems and with good results, but I recommend Scarlett 18i20. Firewire is obsolete tech, so it's really hard to find a firewire card or even firewire cables. USB is a more persistent tech.

Focusrite has developed zero-latency monitoring by bypassing your PC (your monitor goes from the interface direct to your speaker or headphones, instead of going to your PC, back to the interface, and into your speakers or headphones). Both models has this feature. Latency only appears when you monitor along with your DAW's effects. E.g., you can't hear your voice with reverb as you are recording, but reverb can be applied after you record, in post.
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Re: Focusrite: Saffire Pro 40 vs Scarlett 18i20
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2017, 08:25:31 PM »
minimal lang naman... di ko nga napapansin.. i think the clarett is already available here in the phils.. i'l ask sa jb music kung meron sila.. but really.. if you want to "future proof" your equipment go with the thunderbolt.. as far as forums and vlogs go.. its the future.. wag ka na mag firewire or even usb...  yun nga lang kelangan mo mag upgrade ng pc if wala kang thunderbolt.. hehehe..

but then again.. ok na ok naman yung scarlett 2nd gen.. no regrets so far..

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Re: Focusrite: Saffire Pro 40 vs Scarlett 18i20
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2017, 03:55:27 AM »
Pwedeng i connect ang Saffire sa thunderbolt equipped pc using firewire to thunderbolt connector..
Puro thunderbolt 3 yung nakita ko kanina na pc motherboard, thunderbolt 2 yung sa Clarret.. Di ko lang alam kung pwede.
Hmmm...
Siguro sa 18i20 na lang ako. :)

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Re: Focusrite: Saffire Pro 40 vs Scarlett 18i20
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2017, 02:00:00 AM »
Gusto ko sana ng Clarett kaso wala naman mabilhan dito sa Pinas.. at ang maganda sa Clarett eh Thunderbolt 2 Connection.. kaso ang hirap naman maghanap ng Motherboard na may Thunderbolt 2 port unless expansion ng PCI Card.. yung mga lumalabas kasi na port ngayon ng board eh Thunderbolt 3 naman..

may sinaggest mismo si Focusrite para mapagana si Thunderbolt 2 sa Thunderbolt 3 using adapter, kaso at your own risk .. nagdadalawang isip akokung hindi ako magkakaroon ng issue about dito :(

https://support.focusrite.com/hc/en-gb/articles/213119829-Clarett-Windows-Thunderbolt-3-USB-C-Adapter-support

NOTE: base sa mga 6th Gen processor na 1151 ang socket wala akong makitang available na Thunderbolt 2 port.. puro THunderbolt 3.. unless magDowngrade sa 1150 socket which is meron ang Gigabyte and ASUS board for Thunderbolt 2.

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Re: Focusrite: Saffire Pro 40 vs Scarlett 18i20
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2017, 02:17:13 AM »
Up po naten eto.. :)

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Re: Focusrite: Saffire Pro 40 vs Scarlett 18i20
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2017, 01:36:46 AM »
Up! :)