Applies to: Scarlett 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Gen ranges, Clarett USB, Saffire 6 USB (USB 2.0)
All Focusrite USB 2.0+ interfaces are 'Class Compliant'. They can be connected to a Mac computer without needing to install a separate driver.
Removing unnecessary drivers
Previously, we have issued drivers for USB devices on older Mac operating systems, however, we would now recommend not installing any drivers that you might find online or on old CD installer discs when using one of our USB interfaces on Mac computers.
If you happen to install an old Focusrite driver by mistake then this could cause a number of issues, including:
- Glitchy audio
- Your device appears only as an input device with no outputs available
To remove any potentially problematic drivers you may have installed, you can run our Class Compliant application, which is attached at the bottom of this article.
Alternatively, you can manually delete drivers by:
- Go to Finder.
- Click 'Go' at the top of the screen.
- Select 'Computer' > Mac HD > System > Library > Extensions.
- In this folder, remove any files named 'FocusriteUSB2Audio.kext'.
- Empty your trash.
- Restart the computer.
Please note: there are two revisions of the Saffire 6 USB, one is a USB 1.1 device and the other is a USB 2.0 device. Serial numbers beginning 'SU' are USB 1.1, and serials beginning 'S2' are USB 2.0. The USB 1.1 variant of the Saffire 6 DOES require a driver on Mac which you can find in the Downloads section of our website. The USB 2.0 version of the Saffire 6 DOES NOT require a driver on Mac.