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Old 06-24-2012, 02:44 PM
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Question New Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 interface: should I uninstall old mbox drivers?

Hi!

I'm sorry if this is a dumb question, but here it goes: I'm currently running Pro Tools 10 on Windows 7 with an mbox 2 USB interface. However, I just bought a new Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 interface to replace my old mbox and I want to be sure I'm doing everything correctly when installing it so there won't be any problems with stability.

So should I uninstall the mbox2 drivers before I install the Saffire? Can I have the drivers for both the mbox and the saffire installed at the same time, or will this cause a conflict? (I realise that I can't have both interfaces connected and turned on at the same time, but is it possible to have them both installed on the same computer so that I could easily go back and use the mbox once in a while if I wanted to?)

Also, I noticed that Focusrite seems to have released the official 3.0 version of mix control (not just the beta-version). I can't find any official anouncement but it now appears on the dowload page for the saffire. Has anyone tried these new drivers with Pro Tools 10? Do they seem stable?

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Old 06-24-2012, 02:49 PM
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Default Re: New Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 interface: should I uninstall old mbox drivers?

There shouldn't be any problem with leaving the MBox drivers installed. I have multiple drivers installed all the time, because I don't use just one interface.

As a general rule, I always say to use Focusrite's latest drivers. They keep getting better all the time, and they are very thorough with testing. I am using the latest with no dramas at all.
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:10 PM
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Default Re: New Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 interface: should I uninstall old mbox drivers?

+1. I have the Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 drivers and the Mbox2 family drivers loaded and there are not conflicts. I just hold down the "N" key when starting Protools to select the proper interface for the playback engine. You do that with any interface too to make sure the right one is selected, so it is not like it is extra work.
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:58 PM
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Default Re: New Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 interface: should I uninstall old mbox drivers?

Have to agree. The only reason to uninstall the Mbox drivers is if you got rid of the Mbox
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:03 AM
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Default Re: New Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 interface: should I uninstall old mbox drivers?

I also recommend getting the latest BETA version of Saffire Mix Control! That will update the interface drivers to their latest, and also prevent you having to use the Legacy Firewire driver. (If you're on windows).

There are still some bugs with the 56 and tools, but Focusrite are working on them still, and have the best tech support of any company I've ever seen, so it's a damn worthy investment!
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:02 AM
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Default Re: New Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 interface: should I uninstall old mbox drivers?

It's best to download the release version rather than beta version, as this is the latest. You can get this here: http://focusrite.com/downloads/liquid_saffire_56/

Anyone experiencing issues with this latest release should contact us here so that we can look to resolve your issues: http://www.focusrite.com/answerbase/en/contact.php

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Old 06-26-2012, 04:35 AM
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Default Re: New Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 interface: should I uninstall old mbox drivers?

Great, thanks! I'll try it and see how it works out :)

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I also recommend getting the latest BETA version of Saffire Mix Control! That will update the interface drivers to their latest, and also prevent you having to use the Legacy Firewire driver. (If you're on windows)
I think the new official version of mix control 3.0 has been released. Look under download on the focusrite site for the saffire 56, it's dated 20-06-12 so I think that would be a newer version than the beta? the beta was released in may wasn't it?
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...I think the new official version of mix control 3.0 has been released. Look under download on the focusrite site for the saffire 56, it's dated 20-06-12 ...
Excellent (for LS56 and also Pro 40)
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