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Focusrite Saffire PRO 24 DSP - 16 x 8 Audio & MIDI FireWire Interface with On-Board DSP

B&H # FOSP24DSP Mfr # SAFFIRE PRO 24 DSP
You Pay: $349.99
Product Highlights
  • Two High-Quality Microphone Preamps
  • Built-In DSP, Dual Headphone Jacks
  • Loudspeaker & Room Simulations
  • Mic, Line-Level, & Instrument Inputs
  • ADAT Input, S/PDIF Input & Output
  • DAW, Synth, Effects, & Loops Included
  • JetPLL Jitter Elimination Technology
  • Mac & Windows Compatible

The Saffire PRO 24 DSP from Focusrite is a FireWire audio and MIDI computer interface with 16 inputs and 8 outputs that's fully compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems. It's designed to be a robust recording solution for home studios and mobile recording. It comes with two high quality microphone preamps, a suite of recording software (with instruments, effects, and audio loops), and an ample amount of I/0 for recording larger projects. It includes on-board digital signal processing, with a powerful "Virtual Reference Monitoring" feature.

One of the challenges often encountered when mixing is not having enough different kinds of loudspeakers and listening environments to test your mixes in. The VRM feature of the Saffire PRO 24 DSP simulates what your audio will sound like through a variety of different speakers, with mixing studio, living room, and bedroom environment simulations. It's a powerful audio tool to have when you're limited to just working with your headphones as monitors.

Focusrite has been a leader in professional audio design since the 1980's, and the Saffire PRO 24 DSP proudly carries on their tradition. Even though the Saffire PRO 24 DSP is relatively inexpensive, its audio performance and the quality of its preamplifiers are still held to stringent standards. The two FET-based preamps in the Saffire PRO 24 DSP offer low noise, low distortion, and a very transparent sound free of coloration.

The two inputs on the Saffire PRO 24 DSP can handle microphones (and provide +48V of phantom power for condenser microphones), line-level signals, and be switched to accept instrument inputs for the direct recording of guitars and basses. There are six balanced 1/4" TRS outputs on the rear for connecting studio monitors, patching multiple signals into a mixing board, etc. There are two separate 1/4" stereo headphone outputs on the front panel, with two separate volume knobs.

The Saffire PRO 24 DSP also features JetPLL, a jitter elimination technology that helps a signal maintain its sonic integrity during the digital conversion process. A dedication to superior sound quality is seen throughout the Saffire PRO 24 DSP, making it an excellent interface for anyone who puts in the extra effort to sound their best.

VRM Virtual Reference Monitoring
Hear your mix in different environments, through different speakers and from different positions, just using headphones
Two High Quality Award-Winning Focusrite Preamps
Features two award-winning FET-based low noise, transparent Focusrite microphone preamps
Thunderbolt
The interface is fully Thunderbolt compatible with the use of a simple FireWire to Thunderbolt adapter (sold separately)
On-Board DSP-Powered Latency-Free Tracking and Mixing Tools
Classic Focusrite EQ and Compression for tracking, as well as 'comfort' reverb to place across your monitor mixes
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 16 x 8 DSP mixer with excellent output routing and monitoring capabilities
Xcite+ Software Bundle
Includes a host of royalty-free Xcite loops and samples, the Novation Bass Station soft-synth, and Ableton Live Lite (which provides an affordable upgrade path to the full version of Ableton Live)
Focusrite VST/AU Plug-in Suite
Upgrade your standard sequencer effects and bring a touch of class to your session with the included Focusrite FX Suite with Compression, Reverb, Gating and EQ in VST & AU plug-ins
Front Panel 5-LED Metering
Monitor either the main mix or cue mix via headphones, all switchable from the front panel
Two Dedicated Front Panel Headphone Busses
Providing two fully customised monitor mixes, with tactile level control available on the front panel
Bus-Powered for a Tidy Mobile Recording Rig
Saffire PRO 24 DSP is powered via FireWire, with no need for an additional power supply
Two Hi Z Instrument Inputs
No need for a separate DI box, because the Saffire PRO 24 DSP provides instrument inputs with switchable high gain
Tactile Main Monitor Dial
A front panel volume dial provides immediate control over the main stereo outputs
Switchable Phantom Power
Available across both mic-pre inputs, globally switchable direct from the front fascia
Inputs 2 x XLR Mic/Line/Inst Neutrik Combo Jacks (Inputs 1-2)
2 x Balanced 1/4" TRS Inputs
1 x Stereo S/PDIF Coaxial Input
1 x Optical ADAT Input
1 x MIDI In
Outputs 6 x 1/4" TRS Outputs
2 x 1/4" TRS Stereo Headphone Outputs
1 x Stereo S/PDIF Coaxial Output
1 x MIDI Out
Controls 2 x Input Gain Control Dials
4 x Signal and Overload 5-Segment LED Meters
2 x Instrument LED (Red)
2 x Inst LED (Red)
1 x Phantom Power Button with LED (Red) - Global for Mic Inputs 1-2
1 x FireWire LED (Green)
1 x Main Monitor Level Control
2 x Headphones Level Control
Connectivity 1 x 6-Pin FireWire Port
Power Requirements 12 VDC via 120 V, 60 Hz external power supply (included)
System Requirements Apple Computers:
Mac 10.4.11 or above FireWire 400 port (or 800 port with 800 to 400 adaptor)
PowerPC G4/Dual 1 GHZ or faster or any Intel-based Mac
512 MB (1 GB or more recommended)
1024 x 768 Screen Resolution (1280 x 1024 or more recommended)

Windows Computers:
Windows XP, XP64, Vista, Vista64, and Windows 7
Windows compatible computer with FireWire 400 port
Pentium or AMD with 1 GHz or higher (Dual 1 GHz or better recommended)
512 MB (1 GB or more recommended)
1024 x 768 Screen Resolution (1280 x 1024 or more recommended)

Dimensions 8.5 x 1.8 x 8.65" (215 x 45 x 220mm)
Weight 3.5 lbs (1.6 kg)
Focusrite Saffire PRO 24 DSP - 16 x 8 Audio & MIDI FireWire Interface with On-Board DSP
  • External Power Supply (US)
  • 6-Pin FireWire Cable
  • 4 x Self-Adhesive Rubber Feet
  • Product Registration Card
  • Focusrite FX Suite (Compressor, Gate, Reverb, & EQ)
  • Novation Bass Station Soft Synth
  • Ableton Live Lite
  • Mike the Drummer - Collection of 572 Live Drum Loops
  • Over 1GB of LoopMasters Royalty-Free Samples
  • Saffire MixControl Software
  • 1 Year Warranty
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