Since the introduction of the first Focusrite Saffire interface in 2005, FireWire (Apple’s trade name for IEEE 1394) has been a firm favourite among Focusrite interface users with its high speed and reliability. In particular, FireWire and USB represent a great partnership – by having your audio interface on one type of bus and your hard drives on the other, you get the highest possible performance from your computer audio system, and the fewest problems.
Mount Kimbie are an electronic production duo based in South London. Members Dominic Maker and Kai Campos met at university and released their debut album ‘Crooks & Lovers’ on Hotflush Recordings in 2010.
Dubstep supergroup Magnetic Man (Artwork, Benga & Skream) talk to Novation TV about their live setup, which comprises 3x Zero SL MkII MIDI controllers, and Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 audio interfaces. Together with three Mac laptops (linked together via their own ‘secret’ recipe) running Ableton Live. Novation caught up with them in Barvelona recently where the trio tell us more about this live setup.
For their 2011 Summer tour season, dubstep supergroup Magnetic Man turned to Focusrite and Novation to supply software controllers and audio interfaces for their three laptop systems. They chose Novation’s flagship Zero SL MkII USB/MIDI controllers and Focusrite’s recently announced Saffire Pro 14 audio interfaces.