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Focusrite Saffire PRO 24 DSP FireWire Audio Interface
Focusrite Saffire PRO 24


 
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Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 DSP FireWire Audio Interface Details

The Focusrite Saffire PRO 24 DSP is Focusrite’s latest 16 In / 8 Out FireWire audio interface, featuring real-time DSP-powered tracking and mixing solutions tailor-made for the modern home studio environment.

Alongside DSP-powered Compression and EQ for latency-free tracking and ‘comfort’ reverb, is VRM; a Virtual Reference Monitoring technology that lets you hear your mix in different environments, through different speakers and from different positions, all just using headphones.

VRM makes Saffire PRO 24 DSP the only interface capable of simulating over one hundred different monitoring scenarios through your headphones. VRM overcomes the major obstacle for mixing with headphones by giving you multiple perspectives on your mix, as if you were listening through speakers. Indeed, noise levels from mixing through speakers can make it impossible for most to mix at home, especially late at night; with VRM, you can mix anytime, anywhere. Using any pair of monitoring headphones, VRM let’s you choose your mixing environment from a living room, a bedroom studio, or a professional studio. You then simply choose where you are positioned in that room and what speakers you listen through.

Saffire PRO 24 DSP draws on twenty-five years of mic-pre excellence. The two Focusrite pre-amps capture every subtle nuance of your sound whilst ensuring low noise and distortion. Meanwhile, high-quality digital conversion and JetPLL™ jitter elimination technology ensure pristine audio quality as your audio flows between the analogue and digital domains.

Saffire PRO 24 DSP’s other real-time DSP-powered effects also exhibit Focusrite’s uncompromised approach to audio quality. EQ, Compression and ‘Comfort’ Reverb sonically derived from the ‘Focusrite Plug-in Suite’ (also included as VST/AU plug-ins) are all integrated within the Saffire Mix Control software, providing professional latency-free tools for tracking and monitoring.

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 accurate viewing of levels.

Saffire Mix Control, the zero-latency 16 x 8 DSP Mixer/Router software provided with Saffire PRO 24 DSP, 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 easily as possible.

Saffire PRO 24 DSP also comes with all the additional tools needed to start making music right away. These include the latest version of the Focusrite Plug-in Suite, which provides 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 7 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’.

Saffire PRO 24 DSP combines two award-winning Focusrite pre-amps and a host of other I/O with VRM Virtual Reference Monitoring, integrated real-time tracking and monitoring effects, and easy-to-use mix control software. Together, they deliver the most comprehensive professional compact music-recording interface to date.

All of Focusrite's FireWire interfaces are fully compatible with Thunderbolt using a simple FireWire to Thunderbolt adapter. Focusrite fully supports the use of Thunderbolt with their FireWire interfaces.

Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 DSP FireWire Audio Interface Features

  • Virtual Reference Monitoring (VRM): Hear your mix in different environments, through different speakers and from different positions, just using headphones
  • Two high-quality award-winning Focusrite preamps: The best sounding interface in its class. Focusrite's unparalleled preamp legacy forms the foundation of this new interface, with two award-winning Focusrite preamps.
  • Onboard DSP-powered, ultra-low-latency 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 reduction 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 'loopback' facility for routing audio between software applications via Saffire MixControl.
  • Saffire MixControl ultra-low-latency DSP mixer/router: Routing flexibility and intuitive one-click set-up solutions; Saffire MixControl provides an 16 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 Novation soft-synth and Ableton Live Lite 8, 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 accurate viewing of levels direct from the front fascia.
  • 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 can be powered via FireWire, or via its own power supply

Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 DSP FireWire Audio Interface Specifications

  • Microphone Inputs
    • Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): 106dB
    • SNR (A-weighted): -105.3dB
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1 dB
    • THD+N: 0.001% (measured at 1kHz with a 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    • Noise: EIN > 125dB (128dB Analog to digital) (measured at 60dB of gain with 150 Ohm termination (20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    • Maximum level (A-weighted): 8.6dBu at 1%
  • Line Inputs
    • Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): 106.5dB
    • SNR (A-weighted): -106dB
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dB
    • THD+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 Inputs
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dB
    • THD+N: 0.004% (measured with 0dBu input and 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    • Noise: -87dBu (20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Line level Outputs
    • Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): 105dB
    • SNR (A-weighted): -104.5dB
    • THD+N: < 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    • Maximum level (A-weighted): 16.13dBu at 0.885%
  • Additional Conversion Performance
    • Clock jitter < 250 picoseconds
    • THD+N AMPL (A-weighted)= -107dBFS
  • Analog 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) 44.1-96kHz
    • Stereo S/PDIF input on RCA
    • 1 x 8 channel ADAT input on Optical Connector (SDPIF 3&4 set in preferences menu)
  • Analog Audio Outputs (Outputs 1-6)
    • 6 x TRS Analog outputs (Outputs 1-6)
    • 2 x TRS stereo headphone output (headphone mix 1 same as outputs 3 & 4, headphone mix 2 same as outputs 5 & 6)
  • Digital Channel Outputs (Outputs 7-8) 44.1-96kHz
    • Stereo S/PDIF output on RCA
  • Other I/O
    • 1x 6 pin FireWire 400 socket - also compatible with FireWire 800 and Thunderbolt
    • 2 Standard 5-pin DIN MIDI connectors: In and Out
    • 12V DC power input connector for use with external PSU
  • Weight and Dimensions
    • 1.6kg / 3.5 lbs
    • 215mm / 8.5" (W) x 45mm / 1.8" (H) x 220mm / 8.65" (D)

Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 DSP FireWire Audio Interface System Requirements

  • PC
    • Windows compatible computer with FireWire 400 port
    • 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)
  • Mac
    • Apple Macintosh compatible computer with FireWire 400, FireWire 800 or Thunderbolt port
    • PowerPC G4/Dual 1 GHZ or faster or any Intel-based Mac
    • Memory (RAM): 512 MB (more recommended)
    • Screen Resolution: 1024x768 (1280x1024 or more recommended)

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Great Firewire interface with plenty of features December 14, 2010
Reviewer: Jesse from Youngstown, OH United States  
This is a great interface for someone who doesn't have a ton of money to spend.  Considering how expandable it is to have up to 16 inputs, this is the perfect platform to build a studio from.  It has 96k/24 bit capabilities and the VRM is an amazing feature that will make you reconsider the way you view mixing with headphones.  I use it all the time and my mixes have improved drastically because of the number of different speakers you have to reference.  The preamps are pretty transparent and don't really add or take away from the sound, which would be the only real drawback to this device.

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Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 DSP January 12, 2010
Reviewer: MR DEAN M WHEATLEY from Marrickville, New South Wales Australia  
Bought the Saffire Pro 24 DSP following a bad experience with the ART Dual USB Pre. I am really enjoying the DSP features especially the Virtual Room Modeling. This feature lets you select one of three rooms and in each room up to 8 different speakers can be chosen. So for those mixing on headphones it really helps you create a better mix. The Focusrite includes a very powerful mixer including separate mixes for the two headphone outputs which is great for tracking where each performer wants their instrument to be the loudest in their monitor mix. The two headphone outs are really handy. Another great feature is that you can use the 2 mic pres and the 2 line inputs at the same time. When I purchased it I thought it was only 2 analog inputs simultaneously but the device lets you record 4 analog channels simultaneously. The pre amps are pretty dry but they have a low noise floor and are good if you want a transparent sound. Its a feature packed product. I highly recommend it.

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