The Focusrite Saffire PRO 40 represents the new generation of Focusrite multi-channel firewire audio interfaces. It is the best sounding interface in its class; attentively designed with today’s project studio in mind.
Focusrite's unparalleled pre-amp legacy forms the foundation of this new interface, with eight award-winning Focusrite pre-amps. 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 Focusite 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 eight Focusrite pre-amps are a host of i/o options; 10 analogue outputs, ADAT i/o, stereo SPDIF 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 -9dB pads for additional headroom. Front panel 5-LED metering for each analogue input offers accurate viewing of levels.
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 1 gig of royalty-free samples.
Saffire PRO 40 Control, the zero-latency 18 x 16 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.
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 customisable software to cover every possible monitoring need, providing a set of controls for any set-up from basic stereo to full 7.1 surround.
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 Saffire Pro 40 Dimensions (H x W x D) 45 x 482 x 265 mm Weight 3kg Microphone Inputs Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): 109dB SNR (A-weighted): -109dB 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): 8dBu at 1% Line Inputs Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): 109dB SNR (A-weighted): -109dB Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dB THD+N: < 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter) Noise: -90dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter) Maximum level (A-weighted): 28.5dBu 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 109dB "A" DNR 109dB "A" Input Impedance > 1MOhm X-talk < -100dB Adjustable Gain > 50dB Pad Attenuation 10dB Headphone Outputs Frequency Response 20Hz-20KHz +/- 0.1dB SNR 109dB "A" DNR 109dB "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): 108dB SNR (A-weighted): -108dB THD+N: < 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter) Maximum level (A-weighted): 15.7dBu at 0.883% Additional Conversion Performance Clock jitter less than 250 picoseconds THD+N AMPL (A-weighted) = -109dBFS Analogue Channel Inputs (Inputs 1-8) 2 Mic/Line/Inst Combo XLR (Inputs 1 and 2) 6 Mic/Line Combo XLR (Inputs 3-8) Automatic switching of Mic / Line (e.g. inserting a jack switches from Mic to either Line or Instrument) Digital Channel Inputs (Inputs 9-18) 44.1-96kHze Stereo S/PDIF input on RCA 8 ADAT inputs on Optical Connector, reduces to 4 inputs at 88.2/96kHz • Optical input can be switched to S/PDIF 3/4 in software preferences (ADATs disabled) Analogue Audio Outputs (Outputs 1-10) 8 1/4" TRS Jack (Outputs 3-10) 2 monitor mix outputs on ¼” TRS Jack (Outputs 1 and 2) Stereo headphones mix 1 on ¼” TRS (also routed to outputs 7 & 8) Stereo Headphones mix 2 on ¼” TRS (also routed to outputs 9 & 10) Digital Channel Outputs (Outputs 7-8) 44.1-96kHz Stereo S/PDIF output on RCA 8 ADAT outputs on Optical Connector, reduces to 4 outputs at 88.2/96kHz Optical output can be switched to S/PDIF 3/4 in software preferences (ADATs disabled) Other I/O 2 6-pin FireWire sockets 2 Standard 5-pin DIN MIDI connectors: In and Out IEC mains power input connector
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