With the Focusrite Saffire PRO 24, sonic integrity reigns supreme. The two Focusrite pre-amps ensure low noise and distortion, whilst quality digital conversion and JetPLL jitter elimination technology ensure pristine audio quality as your audio flows between the analogue and digital domains.
Alongside the two Focusrite pre-amps are a host of I/O options; two additional analogue inputs, six analogue outputs, ADAT inputs (for expanding the interface with, for example, Focusrite’s OctoPre), stereo SPDIF I/O and 2 virtual ‘loopback’ inputs for routing digital audio between software applications - ideal for capturing online audio. Front panel 5-LED metering for each analogue input offers detailed viewing of levels.
Saffire Mix Control, the zero-latency 18 x 8 DSP Mixer/Router software provided with Saffire PRO 24, sets a new standard at this price point for audio interface control. It features flexible output routing and monitoring, as well as intuitive one-click set-up solutions designed to help you track, monitor and mix as quickly as possible.
Saffire PRO 24 also comes with all the additional tools needed to start making music straight away. These include the latest version of the Focusrite Plug-in Suite, providing a significant upgrade from your standard sequencer effects. The suite includes Compression, Reverb, Gating and EQ VST/AU plug-ins.
Focusrite’s established Xcite+ bundle is also included. The bundle features Ableton Live Lite (for all your production, performance and compositional needs), Novation’s Bass Station soft synth and over 1 gig of royalty-free samples from Loopmasters and ‘Mike the Drummer’.
Focusrite’s Saffire PRO 24 is designed to capture every subtle nuance of your recordings, dropped seamlessly and effortlessly into the digital domain, leaving you free to enjoy the freedom of a creative modern music making experience.
Two High Quality Award-winning Focusrite Pre-amps
The best sounding interface in its class. Focusrite's unparalleled pre-amp legacy forms the foundation of this new interface, with two award-winning Focusrite pre-amps.
High Quality 24-bit/96kHz FireWire Interface
Features high quality A-D / D-A conversion and JetPLL™ jitter elimination technology; pristine audio quality and reliable synchronisation are guaranteed.
A host of I/O options are provided, including a unique loop-back facility for routing audio between software applications via Saffire Mix Control. Routing flexibility and intuitive one-click set-up solutions; Saffire Mix Control provides an 18 x 8 DSP mixer with excellent output routing and monitoring capabilities. Featuring a host of royalty-free loops and samples, a full-fledged soft-synth and Ableton Live 7 Lite, providing an affordable upgrade path to Ableton Live. Upgrade your standard sequencer effects and bring a touch of class to your session with all-new Focusrite Compression, Reverb, Gating and EQ VST/AU plug-ins. LED metering for each of the analogue inputs offers detailed viewing of levels direct from the front fascia.
The Focusrite Red 2 and 3 plugins
These new plug-ins are accurate models of Focusrite’s renowned classics the Red 2 equaliser and Red 3 compressor units which are prized and renowned fixtures in professional recording studios the world over. Now, the Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite lets you exploit the famous natural sound of the originals conveniently from within your DAW of choice including Cubase, Ableton, Logic and Pro Tools.
The plug-ins faithfully reproduce the sonic qualities of the hardware. The Red 2 EQ is a sweet sounding 6-band design, with high/low pass filters,high/low frequency shelves, as well as fully parametric low-mid and high-mid frequency bands. The Red 3 compressor is a VCA compressor design, excellent for natural sounding dynamic control of drums, bass, vocals, and acoustic instruments.
Manufacturer Focusrite Model Liquid Saffire Pro 24 Firewire Audio Interface Dimensions (H x W x D) 45 x 215 x 220 mm Weight 1.6kg Microphone Inputs Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): 106dB SNR (A-weighted): -105.3dB Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1 dB THD+N: 0.001% (measured at 1kHz with a 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter) Noise: EIN > 125dB (128dB analogue to digital) (measured at 60dB of gain with 150 Ohm termination (20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter) Maximum level (A-weighted): 8.6dBu at 1% Line Inputs Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): 106.5dB SNR (A-weighted): -106dB Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dB THD+N (A-Weighted): < 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter) Noise: -90dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter) Maximum level (A-weighted): 16.3dBu at 1% Instrument Inputs Frequency Response 20Hz-20KHz +/- 0.1dB Maximum Input Level min gain no pad +8dBu Maximum Input Level max gain no pad -42dBu THD+N, -1dBFS, min gain, no pad < 0.0015% SNR 105dB "A" DNR 105dB "A" Input Impedance > 1MOhm X-talk < -100dB Adjustable Gain > 50dB Pad Attenuation 10dB Headphone Outputs Frequency Response 20Hz-20KHz +/- 0.1dB SNR 105dB "A" DNR 105dB "A" Maximum Output into 32R +12.4dBu (+10.2dBV) Power into 32R 250mW Output Impedance < 7Ohms Load Impedance > 24Ohms Line level Outputs Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): 105dB SNR (A-weighted): -104.5dB THD+N: < 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter) Maximum level (A-weighted): 16.13dBu at 0.885% Additional Conversion Performance Clock jitter < 250 picoseconds THD+N AMPL (A-weighted)= -107dBFS System Requirements: WINDOWS Windows compatible computer with FireWire 400, FireWire 800 or Thunderbolt port. CPU/Clock: Pentium or AMD with 1 GHz or higher (Dual 1 GHz or better recommended) Memory (RAM): 512 MB (more recommended) Screen Resolution: 1024x768 (1280x1024 or more recommended) APPLE MAC Apple Macintosh compatible computer with FireWire 400, FireWire 800 or Thunderbolt port. CPU/Clock: PowerPC G4/Dual 1 GHZ or faster or any Intel-based Mac Memory (RAM): 512 MB (more recommended) Screen Resolution: 1024x768 (1280x1024 or more recommended) Included Accessories Xcite+ Software Bundle Focusrite VST/AU Plug-in Suite CONNECTIVITY Analogue Channel Inputs (Inputs 1-4) 2 x XLR Mic/Line Neutrik Combi-Jacks (Inputs 1-2) 2 x XLR Instrument Neutrik Combi-Jacks (Instrument on inputs 1 and 2 only) Automatic switch of Mic / Line (inserting a jack switches from Mic to either Line or Instrument (instrument selected via the software control panel)Line inputs 3-4 have low and high gain settings can be controlled from the Saffire MixControl software (low gain being the default) Digital Channel Inputs (Inputs 5-14) 44.1-96kHz Stereo S/PDIF input on RCA 1 x 8 channel ADAT input on Optical Connector (SDPIF 3&4 set in preferences menu) Analogue Audio Outputs (Outputs 1-6) 6 x TRS analogue outputs (Outputs 1-6) 1 x TRS stereo headphone output (same as outputs 3 & 4) Digital Channel Outputs (Outputs 7-8) 44.1-96kHz Stereo S/PDIF output on RCA Other I/O 1 x 6-pin FireWire socket 2 Standard 5-pin DIN MIDI connectors: In and Out 12V DC power input connector for use with external PSU
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