The Focusrite Saffire PRO 40 is steeped in the legacy of the famous British company, yet is thoroughly equipped to handle the modern digital project studio. This FireWire interface is among the best sounding interface in its class, and it ships with Focusrite plug-ins. The Saffire PRO 40 can facilitate 20 inputs and 20 outputs and includes eight mic pres, ADAT, S/PDIF, and MIDI. This unit serves as a great front end for digital music production. Add British sound to your DAW with the Saffire PRO 40.
Focusrite Saffire PRO 40 at a Glance:
Preamps and I/O
Preamps and I/O Focusrite's unparalleled preamp legacy forms the foundation of this new interface, with eight award-winning Focusrite preamps. These are combined with the very latest in FireWire interfacing technology to deliver seamless integration, excellent routing flexibility and future-proof, rock-solid driver stability.
With Saffire PRO 40, sonic integrity reigns supreme. The eight Focusrite preamps ensure low noise and distortion, while quality digital conversion and JetPLL jitter elimination technology ensure pristine audio quality as your audio flows between the analog and digital domains. Alongside the eight Focusrite pre-amps are a host of I/O options; 10 analog outputs, ADAT I/O, stereo S/PDIF I/O, and 2 virtual 'loopback' inputs for routing digital audio between software applications - ideal for capturing online audio. Every channel features phantom power, with the first two channels also featuring pads for additional headroom. Front panel 5-LED metering for each analog input offers accurate viewing of levels.
Plug-ins Saffire PRO 40 comes with a suite of Focusrite plug-ins. All-new Focusrite Compression, Reverb, Gating, and EQ VST/AU plug-ins provide a significant upgrade from standard sequencer effects, bringing a touch of class to your session. Focusrite's established Xcite+ bundle is also included. The bundle includes Ableton Live Lite, Novation's Bass Station soft synth, and over 1GB of royalty-free samples.
Zero-latency mixer Saffire PRO 40 Control, the zero-latency 18x16 DSP Mixer/Router software provided with Saffire PRO 40, sets a new standard at this price point for audio interface control. It features unparalleled output routing and monitoring, as well as intuitive one-click solutions, a clear and concise mixing layout and large on-screen metering for inputs, outputs and submixes.
Monitoring Two independent headphone buses are provided, each with their own level controls available on the front panel. A dedicated stereo monitor mix output features pads for improved sound quality when connected to active monitor speakers. An "anti-thump" circuit protects your monitor speakers from spikes when booting up or shutting down. Front panel controls include a main monitor dial with dim and mute switches, all of which fully integrate with customizable software to cover every possible monitoring need, providing a set of controls for any set-up from basic stereo to full 7.1 surround.
Focusrite Saffire PRO 40 Features:
Eight High Quality Award-winning Focusrite Pre-amps
High Quality 24-bit/96kHz Firewire Interface
20 Inputs and 20 Outputs
Suite of Focusrite VST/AU plug-ins
Two separate headphone buses
Saffire PRO 40 Control Zero-latency DSP Mixer/Router
Unmatched routing flexibility
Mac and Windows
2 Mic/Line/Inst Combo XLR (Inputs 1 and 2)
6 Mic/Line Combo XLR (Inputs 3-8)
Automatic switching between inputs
Stereo S/PDIF I/O on RCA
8 ADAT I/O Optical Connector, reduces to 4 I/O at 88.2/96kHz
8 TRS Jack (Outputs 3-10)
2 monitor mix outputs on TRS Jack (Outputs 1 and 2)