Focusrite Saffire PRO 14
The Saffire PRO 14 is an 8 in / 6 out audio interface with legendary sonic performance and unmatched flexibility at a truly affordable price. The latest in Focusrite's new generation of FireWire audio interfaces, the Saffire PRO 14 is designed to make home studio recording and mixing easy without sacrificing audio quality.
Twenty-five years of mic pre excellence form the foundation of this new interface, with two award-winning Focusrite preamps. Combined with a host of additional I/O options, the Saffire PRO 14 helps you get the tracks you want without having to constantly re-patch your studio.
Alongside the two high quality mic preamps, two additional analogue inputs, four analogue outputs, S/PDIF and MIDI open the door to true multi-track recording. Two Hi-Z instrument inputs let you plug straight in without the need to buy additional DI boxes, and two virtual Loopback inputs are also available for routing digital audio between software applications - ideal for capturing online audio.
Included with the PRO 14 is Saffire MixControl, an 18 x 6 DSP mixer. Offering a level of flexibility that is unparalleled at this price point, the MixControl software enables you to create six separate mixes without latency. Route any combination of input signals and sequencer outputs to any of Saffire PRO 14's outputs. Intuitive one-click configurations help you track, monitor and mix as quickly as possible.
Saffire PRO 14 comes with all of 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.
With Saffire PRO 14, sonic integrity is never compromised. The two Focusrite preamps ensure low noise and distortion, whilst quality digital conversion and JetPLL jitter elimination technology ensure pristine quality as your audio flows between the analogue and digital domains. Combined with the very latest in FireWire interfacing technology, excellent routing flexibility and rock-solid driver stability, the Saffire PRO 14 is the heart of the modern home studio.
Two high-quality award-winning Focusrite preampsThe best sounding interface in its class. Focusrite's 25-year legacy forms the foundation of this new interface, with two award-winning preamps.High-quality 24-bit/96kHz FireWire interfaceFeatures professional conversion and JetPLL jitter elimination technology, guaranteeing pristine audio quality and reliable synchronization.Total I/O count of 8 inputs and 6 outputsA host of I/O options are provided, including a unique Loopback facility for routing audio between software applications via Saffire MixControl.Saffire MixControl ultra-low-latency DSP mixer/routerProvides an 18 x 6 DSP mixer with excellent routing flexibility, intuitive one-click configurations, and lower than 1.4ms latency (less than the time it takes sound to travel two feet through air!).Focusrite VST/AU Plug-in Suite, for use in the mixUpgrade your standard sequencer effects and bring a touch of class to your session with Focusrite Compression, Reverb, Gating and EQ VST/AU plug-ins.Xcite+ Software BundleFeaturing a host of royalty-free loops and samples, a full-fledged soft-synth and Ableton Live Lite 8, providing an affordable upgrade path to Ableton Live.
Microphone Inputs 1-2Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2 dBGain Range: +13dB to +60dBMaximum Headroom +8dBuTHD+N: 0.001% (measured at 1kHz with a 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)Noise EIN: 124dB analogue to digital (measured at 60dB of gain with 150 Ohm termination (20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)Input Impedance: 2k OhmLine Inputs (Inputs 1-2)Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2dBGain Range: -10dB to +36dBTHD+N: 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)Noise: -90dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)Input Impedance: >10k OhmLine Inputs 3-4Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2 dBGain Range: Switch-able between +16dBu or -10dBV for 0dBFS (balanced inputs) THD+N: 0.003% (measured at 1kHz with a 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)Noise: -100dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)Input Impedance: >10k OhmInstrument Inputs (Inputs 1 and 2)Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dBGain Range: +13dB to +60dBTHD+N: 0.004% (measured with 0dBu input and 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)Noise: -87dBu (20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)Analogue Audio Outputs (Outputs 1-4)4 Electronically Balanced OutputsMaximum Output Level (0dBFS): +10dBuTHD+N: 0.001% (0dBFS input, 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)Crosstalk (Channel Isolation)Any input to input: > 100dBAny output to output: > 100dBAny input to output: > 100dBDIGITAL PERFORMANCEA/D Dynamic Range > 109dB (A-weighted), all analogue inputsD/A Dynamic Range > 106dB (A-weighted), all analogue outputsClock Sources:
- Internal Clock
- Sync to Word Clock on SPDIF Input (RCA)JetPLLTM PLL technology providing superb jitter reduction for class leading converter performanceClock jitter < 250 picosecondsSupported Sample Rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz8 input channels to computer: Analogue (4), SPDIF (2) and Loop-back (2)6 physical output channels from computer: Analogue (4), SPDIF (2)12 DAW output streamsAssignable 18 input by 6 output mixerWeight and Dimensions1.5kg / 3.3lbs215mm (W) x 45mm (H) x 220mm (D) (8.5 x 1.8 x 8.7 inches)
Compatible with:Mac 10.510.5.8 and above only.Mac 10.610.6.2 and above only (both 32 and 64 bit kernels).Windows VistaWindows Vista - 64bitThere should be no compatibility problems with this operating system, however it is no longer in our test procedure for current releases.Windows XPService Pack 2 and above only.Windows XP - 64bitThere should be no compatibility problems with this operating system (Service Pack 2 and above only), however it is no longer in our test procedure for current releases.Windows Windows 7Windows Windows 7 - 64bitAlthough Windows 7 is fully supported without the need to downgrade to the Windows Legacy FireWire driver, users may experience better performance on 64-bit systems while using the Legacy driver. For more information about Windows 7 FireWire Drivers, please visit the Focusrite Answerbase.NOT Compatible with:Mac 10.3Mac 10.4