Hi all, so I have managed to get my Saffire Pro 24 DSP working FIRST TIME on Windows 10 Professional, with
a VIA 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller (firewire card).
As I had such a nightmare getting the Pro 24 working properly on my old Windows 7 Professional system, I thought I would leave you my instal steps. Please note while this worked for me, the Focusrite website advises not installing Windows 10 (but sod them).
STEP 0: Saffire Interface is off!
STEP 1: Clean Windows 10 Professional Install! I was brave (or stupid) enough to delete my old partitions on my SSD and start a completely fresh Windows 10 Pro install and NOT an update. This means no going back to reliable 7.
STEP 2: Once windows 10 was installed and working I checked the driver version of the IEEe 1394 host controller in device manager (VIA 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller). The driver version Windows 10 installs is 10.0.10240.16384, Drive date: 21/06/2006.
NOTE: This is not weirdly the legacy drivers, or the version I had working with Windows 7 (driver version 6.1.7601.17514). The 10 drivers seem to be the one windows 10 auto installed for my firewire card, they may be different for yours!
STEP 3: Downloading the 'Saffire Mix Control' version 3.3 (NOT 3.4) from the focusrite website.
I had such a bad experiences with 3.4 on windows 7 that I'm not even going to try 3.4. It Bloody wouldn't work the last time!
STEP 4: Instal 'Saffire Mix Control' 3.3, to the main C drive. At the end of this instal the program will state that your interface is not plugged in. Now is time to turn it on!
Step 5: PRAYING.... Once on the interface lights flashed and should stay green. I then right clicked opened the speakers icon on the desktop and went to playback devices.
STEP 6: In play back devices I made the speakers the Saffire Audio the default device.
STEP 7: Turn on your favourite tracks and enjoy!
Note: To get audio working again after a shutdown, I turn the PC first on with the interface off, then wait for it to ping back to life. You may need to repeat Step 5 at this point (I don't have to).
I hope this gets you guys going with WIndows 10, let me know if you have any luck!