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

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

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

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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
  • JetPLL Jitter Elimination Technology
  • DAW, Synth, Effects, & Loops Included
  • Softube Time and Tone Bundle
  • Mac OS X, Windows
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  • 1Description

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 can 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. Focusrite's Xcite+ bundle features Ableton Live Lite (for all your production, performance and compositional needs), Novation's Bass Station soft synthesizer, the Midnight Plug-In Suite, and over 1 GB of royalty-free samples from Loopmasters.

The Focusrite Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-In Suite (AAX, Audio Units, VST) delivers accurately modeled plug-ins based on the classic Focusrite Red 2 EQ and Red 3 Compressor hardware. The plug-ins allow for conveniently exploring the sound of the hardware originals from within Pro Tools (10 and above), along with other audio software. The software is a free download for new and current owners of the Saffire PRO 24 DSP.

In addition to the Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-in Suite, the interface includes the Softube Time and Tone Pack. Modeled after the Drawmer 1973 FET Stereo compressor hardware, the Drawmer S73 Intelligent Master Processor is a plug-in that aids in balancing and shaping a mix. TSAR-1R Reverb adds space, depth, and width to a sound. Change settings with a single slider, from realistic three-dimensional rooms to dramatic and dreamlike halls. Tube Delay is an echo effect that can go from clean to rude by overdriving its three modeled-tube stages – delivering everything from realistic room echoes, to rockabilly-style slap back, to dub reggae echo. Saturation Knob is a modeled output distortion unit that adds grit and warmth – use it to fatten up bass lines, add some harmonics and shimmer to vocals, or simply destroy a drum loop.

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
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 synchronization 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
Focusrite Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-In Suite
Delivers accurately modeled plug-ins based on the classic Focusrite Red 2 EQ and Red 3 Compressor hardware (AAX, Audio Units, VST)
Softube Time and Tone Bundle
Contains Drawmer S73 Intelligent Master Processor, TSAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay echo effect, and Saturation Knob, a modeled output distortion unit
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 customized 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
Midnight Plug-In Suite
  • Midnight EQ 4-band, full-parametric EQ with peaking and shelving plus low- and high-pass filters based on the ISA 110 hardware EQ
  • Midnight Compressor with compression ratios of 1.5 to infinity, adjustable attack and auto/manual release, based on the ISA 130 hardware compressor
In the Box
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
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    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)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.2 x 10.8 x 4.8"
    Olivia Broadfield

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