Focusrite Saffire PRO 24
The Focusrite Saffire PRO 24 is the latest in Focusrite's new generation of FireWire audio interfaces. As with all Focusrite interfaces, Saffire PRO 24 is the best sounding interface in its
class, attentively designed with recording musicians and the modern home studio in mind.
Twenty-five years of mic-pre excellence form the foundation of this new interface, with two award-winning Focusrite pre-amps. These combine with the very latest in mix control software and FireWire interfacing technology to deliver seamless integration, excellent routing flexibility and rock-solid driver stability.
With 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.
'Xcite+' comes on a DVD-ROM filled to the brim with royalty-free loops and samples alongside some powerful applications ideal for getting the new user started, or to expand the experienced user's creative toolbox.
Ableton Live Lite 7 forms the foundation of this collection, providing the ideal platform to create, produce and perfom. Novation's classic bass synth, 'Bass Station' enables you to create bass and 303-styled patches. Alongside these comes 'Mike the Drummer'; a collection of 572 inspiring and original live drum loops ranging from 79 to 191 bpm, with loop lengths ranging from 1 beat to 4 bars, as well as extended freestyle solo sections. Individual drum hits and REX files are also available.These drum loops are however, just the beginning. An entire gigabyte of royalty-free samples, exclusively compiled by LoopMasters, provide a selection of loops and samples large enough to satisfy the appetite of even the most demanding artist.
The Xcite+ Pack bundle is Windows XP, 32 bit Vista, Mac OS X and Intel Mac compatible.
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.Total I/O Count of 16 Inputs and 8 Outputs
A host of I/O options are provided, including a unique loop-back facility for routing audio between software applications via Saffire Mix Control.Saffire Mix Control Zero-latency DSP Mixer/Router
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.Xcite+ Software Bundle
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.Focusrite VST/AU Plug-in Suite, for use in the mix
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.Front panel 5-LED metering
LED metering for each of the analogue inputs offers detailed viewing of levels direct from the front fascia.Dedicated front-panel headphone bus
Providing a fully customised monitor mix, with tactile level control available on the front panel.
PERFORMANCEMicrophone InputsDynamic Range (A-Weighted): 106dBSNR (A-weighted): -105.3dBFrequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1 dBTHD+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 InputsDynamic Range (A-Weighted): 106.5dBSNR (A-weighted): -106dBFrequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dBTHD+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 InputsFrequency Response 20Hz-20KHz +/- 0.1dBMaximum Input Level min gain no pad +8dBuMaximum Input Level max gain no pad -42dBuTHD+N, -1dBFS, min gain, no pad < 0.0015%SNR 105dB "A"DNR 105dB "A"Input Impedance > 1MOhmX-talk < -100dBAdjustable Gain > 50dBPad Attenuation 10dBHeadphone OutputsFrequency Response 20Hz-20KHz +/- 0.1dBSNR 105dB "A"DNR 105dB "A"Maximum Output into 32R +12.4dBu (+10.2dBV)Power into 32R 250mWOutput Impedance < 7OhmsLoad Impedance > 24OhmsLine level OutputsDynamic Range (A-Weighted): 105dBSNR (A-weighted): -104.5dBTHD+N: < 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)Maximum level (A-weighted): 16.13dBu at 0.885%Additional Conversion PerformanceClock jitter < 250 picosecondsTHD+N AMPL (A-weighted)= -107dBFSCONNECTIVITYAnalogue 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) 44.1-96kHzStereo S/PDIF input on RCA1 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 (headphone mix 1 same as outputs 3 & 4)Digital Channel Outputs (Outputs 7-8) 44.1-96kHzStereo S/PDIF output on RCAOther I/O1 x 6-pin Firewire socket2 Standard 5-pin DIN MIDI connectors: In and Out12V DC power input connector for use with external PSUWeight and Dims1.6kg / 3.5 lbs215mm / 8.5" (W) x 45mm / 1.8" (H) x 220mm / 8.65" (D)
WINDOWSComputer: Windows compatible computer with FireWire 400 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 MACComputer: Apple Macintosh with FireWire 400 port (or 800 port with 800 to 400 adaptor)CPU/Clock: PowerPC G4/Dual 1 GHZ or faster or any Intel-based MacMemory (RAM): 512 MB (more recommended)Screen Resolution: 1024x768 (1280x1024 or more recommended)