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Liquid Saffire 56 is Focusrite’s new flagship 2U multi-channel firewire audio interface. Liquid technology combines with Saffire PRO firewire interfacing to deliver a host of authentic pre-amp flavours, seamless software integration, excellent routing flexibility and future-proof, rock-solid driver stability.


In addition to six of Focusrite's legendary mic-pre's, two of Liquid Saffire 56’s pre-amps utilises the third generation of Focusrite’s Liquid Pre-amp, providing the choice of ten different pre-amp emulations. These include emulations based on the Neve 1073, the Pultec MB-1, Telefunken V72 and seven more. A harmonics dial on each Liquid pre-amp lets you account for variance in vintage originals of the same model, or use levels of 2nd, 3rd and 5th Harmonic distortion creatively to shape your sound.


Liquid Saffire 56 doesn’t just offer pre-amp variety; sonic integrity is also guaranteed throughout. Both the Liquid and Saffire pre-amps ensure low noise and distortion, whilst quality digital conversion and JetPLLTM jitter elimination technology ensure pristine audio quality as your audio flows between the analogue and digital domains.


Alongside the two Liquid- and six Saffire pre-amps, are a host of i/o options; 10 analogue outputs, 16 channels of ADAT i/o, stereo SPDIF i/o, MIDI i/o and 2 virtual ‘loopback’ inputs for routing digital audio between software applications - ideal for capturing audio playback within your computer. Mic, Line and Instrument inputs all utilise independent connectors, with the input type for each channel selectable via custom control software. Consequently, all the inputs can remain permanently connected, ready for whatever your recording session demands. In addition, word-clock i/o is provided on BNC connectors, allowing Liquid Saffire 56 to act as either a master clock for your studio, or as a slave to an existing clock. Every channel features an independent phantom power and a high pass filter, switchable from the front panel, with the two instrument channels also featuring -9dB pads for additional headroom. Front panel 5-LED metering for all inputs, including ADAT and SPDIF, offers accurate viewing of all levels.


Saffire Mix Control, the zero-latency 18 x 16 DSP Mixer/Router software provided with Liquid Saffire 56 features unparalleled output routing and monitoring. It also provides intuitive one-click set-up solutions, a clear and concise mixing layout, large on-screen metering for inputs, outputs and submixes and control over the choice of liquid emulation.


Two independent headphone buses are provided, each with their own level controls available on the front panel. A dedicated stereo monitor mix output features pads for improved sound quality when connected to active monitor speakers. An 'anti-thump' circuit protects your monitor speakers from spikes when booting up or shutting down the unit.


Liquid Pre Technology

Rather than creating a similar sound to vintage units, as with modelling devices, Liquid Technology samples their sonic behaviour. This is achieved through Dynamic Convolution; the application of a unique, level-dependent set of responses to an audio signal. These measured responses, sampled at numerous levels and with every possible setting combination, are applied to the input stream on a sample-by-sample basis for accurate emulation.


However, Mic-pre emulation can't be achieved with software alone. Hardware is required in addition to account for the physical interaction with the microphone. Mic-pre's have always had to connect to the source microphone, but it's an interactive system that isn't 100% efficient. Mic. pre-amps have been designed since 1920's to suit a wide variety of different types of mics.- passive carbon dynamics, then coil-based designs, then valve amplifiers, large diaphragms, phantom powered condensers etc.


Hence, different vintages and types of mic. pre-amp, will vary dramatically in terms of the way that their input has been designed. For example, the range of electronic/transformer front ends that have been used over the years exhibit a wide-ranging set of impedances, and this is why an analogue front end needs to be included. If a specific mic. is not being loaded by the analogue circuit just as it was by an original vintage device, then the sound from that microphone will be different. The is no real mic-pre standard. Take a transformer for instance. It has two coils of wire, the 1st coil generates a magnetic field, and this then passes into the 2nd coil- which in itself is not a fixed transfer mechanism, there's a lot of variation in transformers.


What impedance appears at the input of the pre is also a key factor- when you connect a mic. it has an output impedance of its own. The two sides (mic. and pre) react, and frequency-related level can vary wildly as a result. Capacitances also interact as both mic and transformer have capacitances that vary, so HF roll off may occur for example, or you may get an HF peak (The famous Focusrite 'airiness' typified by the ISA range for example,) Older mics. designed for broadcast applications often roll off at e.g. 12kHz, since before 1970 few people cared about HF matters. (Designers used to just roll off at c12kHz to filter out problems above this threshold.)


Consequently, The only way to accommodate the full range of different designs is to allow huge flexibility in the resistance and capacitance parameters in a custom analogue circuit designed specifically for that flexibility. By including a 'Liquid' pre-amp circuit containing a flexible signal path and variable impedance value, Liquid Saffire 56 can mimic that of the classic mic-pre to ensure that the interaction with the microphone is close to the original.


Hence, The Liquid pre-amp physically changes analogue circuitry as well as using dynamic convolution technology to create mic-pre emulations. Focusrite has built in the variations required to reproduce the vagaries of a range of electronic mic-pres. The capacitance and resistance are then varied in the circuit, and Dynamic Convolution technology is used to emulate the full range of electronic pre's. Tube emulation is also covered 100% - this is taken care of by the Dynamic Convolution process. Whatever artefacts were present in a classic vintage tube piece are also present in the Liquid Pre-amp. The sound of every opto, and every VCA compressor, every transformer-balanced, electronically balanced (including tube pre's) can be emulated, because each device's response has been calculated.


Mix it up—at higher resolution

With Pro Tools 10, you can mix multiple audio file formats and bit depths within the same session—including interleaved—without any file duplication to cause project bloat. Plus, with support for 32-bit floating-point file formats, you’ll get higher resolution sound when recording or importing, with more headroom to preserve the integrity of your audio from beginning to end


Drive faster—with better performance

Pro Tools 10 is designed with the professional in mind, offering powerful yet easy-touse tools and streamlined workflows that boost your efficiency. Gain better recording and playback performance when working on a laptop, with an external hard drive, or network-attached storage device. Speed up editing and mixing with Smart Tools, Clip Gain, and new AudioSuite workflows. And handle the biggest plug-in heavy mixes with 16k of Automatic Delay Compensation (ADC).


Plug into legendary sound

Get the sound you want using a wide variety of Pro Tools plug-ins from Avid and our partners, some of the best audio designers in the industry. Pro Tools comes with over 75 virtual instruments, effects, sound processing, and utility plug-ins—some of which emulate the sounds of classic hardware processors, amps, and instruments, as well as the renowned EQ and dynamics of the System 5, one of the most soughtafter consoles used to create some of the greatest mixes ever produced. Add more to expand your sonic palette even further.


Work the way you want

Record, edit, and mix music and sound for picture your way. Pair Pro Tools with your favorite Avid or third-party audio interface to record and monitor vocal and instrument performances. Capture virtual instrument performances using a MIDI keyboard controller. Or record and create with just your computer* and the software alone for ultimate portability


SKU FOC-LIQUIDSAFFIRE56-KIT01
MPN LIQUIDSAFFIRE56-KIT01
Features Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 Features:

Two Liquid Pre-amps - The marriage of a hugely flexible analogue front end with cutting-edge dynamic convolution DSP, each Liquid Pre-amp lets you choose from ten different classic pre-amp emulations, with an eleventh ‘flat’ option.


Six High Quality Award-winning Focusrite Pre-amps - Six award-winning Saffire pre-amps complement two Liquid pre-amps. All eight pre-amps demonstrate the same wide bandwidth philosophy behind the early vintage Focusrite units.


High Quality 24-bit/192kHz Firewire Interface - Professional digital conversion and JetPLLTM jitter elimination technology; pristine audio quality and reliable synchronisation are guaranteed.


Total I/O Count of 28 Inputs and 28 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.


Suite of Focusrite VST/AU plug-ins - Upgrade your standard sequencer effects and bring a touch of class to your session with Focusrite Compression, Reverb, Gating and EQ VST/AU plug-ins.


Two separate headphone buses - Two artists can receive independent and fully customised monitor mixes. Each output has an independent level control available on the front panel.


Saffire Mix Control Zero-latency DSP Mixer/Router - Routing flexibility and intuitive one-click set-up solutions; Saffire Mix Control provides an 18 x 16 DSP mixer with excellent output routing and monitoring capabilities.


Front panel 5-LED metering - LED metering for each of the analogue, ADAT1, ADAT2 or S/PDIF inputs offers accurate viewing of levels direct from the front fascia.


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 our FireWire interfaces.

Your dedication deserves the best tools available. Get everything you need to compose, record, edit, and mix—in the highest quality—with Pro Tools® 10 software. Whether you work in a professional facility, home studio, or on the road, nothing gives you the quality, performance, reliability, and ease to create like Pro Tools, the most widely used digital audio workstation in the industry


Avid Pro Tools 10 Features:
  • Unleash your creativity with the awardwinning toolset
  • Get unrivaled sound quality, now with even higher resolution
  • Work the way you want—with an interface or without
  • Create bigger mixes, with up to 96 audio tracks
  • Compose with virtual instruments and MIDI and Score Editors
  • Work faster with Clip Gain, real-time fades, ADC, and more
  • Add multiple audio formats to a session, without conversion
  • Polish mixes with over 75 plug-ins, including the new Channel Strip
  • Speed up mixing with industry-trusted automation tools

Specifications
Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 Specifications:
Microphone Inputs
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1 dB
THD+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)
Line Inputs
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dB
THD+N: < 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Noise: -90dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
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)
Conversion performance
Dynamic Range = 110dB (A-wieghted)
Clock jitter < 250 picoseconds
THD+N AMPL = -109dBFS 'A' weighted
Front and Rear Connectivity
Analogue Channel Inputs (Inputs 1-8)
Mic inputs 1-8 on rear XLR’s.
Line inputs 1-8 on rear 1/4” TRS.
Instrument inputs on channels 3 and 4 (separate front panel 1/4” TRS).
Notes
Individual switchable High Pass Filter on all inputs.
Phase switch on inputs 3, 5 and 7.
Input Pad on inputs 3 and 4 = -10dB.
Analogue Outputs
Line level 10 x 1/4” TRS Jack.
Notes
Outputs Monitor 1 and 2 have anti-thump protection circuitry.
Digital I/O
SPDIF input and output (RCA phono) on rear panel, (24-bit, 44.1 - 192kHz), output transformer isolated.
Optional AES output mode with professional channel status and voltage levels on SPDIF output (isolated and balanced). [Currently not implemented, a future update will include this feature].
2 x ADAT In / Out 16 channels (44.1 / 48kHz), 8 channels S-MUX (88.2 / 96kHz), 4 channels S-MUXII (176.4 / 192kHz).
ADAT Input and Output 2 can be re-configured to be optical SPDIF input / output via control panel.
BNC Word clock input and output (75 ohms).
MIDI I/O
1 in / 1 out (16 channels) on rear panel.
HEADPHONE MONITORING
2 x 1/4” TRS Jack on front panel (mirrors outputs 7-8 and 9-10).
NOTE: These are high power headphone drivers.
Other I/O
2 6-pin Firewire sockets
2 Standard 5-pin DIN MIDI connectors: In and Out
IEC mains power input connector
Weight and Dims
5kg / 11 Ibs
350mm / 13.8" (W) x 90mm / 3.6" (H) x 235mm /9.3" (D)
Avid Pro Tools 10 Specifications:
Supported tracks
Voices (simultaneous audio playback at 48 / 96 / 192 kHz)
96 / 48 / 24 (mono or stereo)
Audio record (simultaneous)
32
Instrument
64
MIDI
512
Aux Tracks
160
Busses
256
Video
1
Features
Plug-in Support: AAX Native, RTAS, AudioSuite
MIDI Editor
Sibelius Score Editor
Elastic Time and Elastic Pitch
Bundled Instruments and Effects
Automatic Delay Compensation
Beat Detective (multitrack)
AAF/OMF/MXF file interchange
QuickPunch
Timecode Ruler
Variable stereo pan depths
Media Details
Avid Pro Tools 10 Overview- PRESS PLAY
System Requirements
Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 Requirements:
WINDOWS
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista
CPU/Clock
Athlon 900MHz or higher (1.5 GHz or higher recommended)
Memory (RAM)
512 MB (more recommended)
APPLE MAC
Operating System
Mac OS X 10.4.x or later
CPU/Clock
PowerPC G4/Dual 1 GHZ or faster or any Intel-based Mac
Memory (RAM)
512 MB (more recommended)
Avid Pro Tools 10 System Requirements:
Avid-qualified Mac or PC
Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard), Mac OS X Lion, or Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate (32- or 64-bit)
2 GB of RAM (4 GB minimum required for Pro Tools HD)
Minimum 15 GB free hard disk space for full installation
USB port for iLok (plus, Internet connection for software download)
iLok USB Smart Key (for software authorization)
Package Contents

(1) Liquid Saffire 56

(1) Firewire Cable

(1) AC Power Cord

[100-240 Volt, 50/60 Hz]

(1) Saffire Range Resources CD

(1) Owner's Manual


Includes:

(1) Avid Pro Tools 10

(1) iLok USB Smart Key

(1) Pro Tools 10 Drivers DVD

(1) Audio Loops DVD

(1) Pro Tools 10 Installation Guide

(1) Intro to Pro Tools Guide


Warranty Details Warranty Information

Product: Period:
Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 1 Year

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Liquid Saffire 56 is Focusrite’s new flagship 2U multi-channel firewire audio interface. Liquid technology combines with Saffire PRO firewire interfacing to deliver a host of authentic pre-amp flavours, seamless software integration, excellent routing flexibility and future-proof, rock-solid driver stability.


In addition to six of Focusrite's legendary mic-pre's, two of Liquid Saffire 56’s pre-amps utilises the third generation of Focusrite’s Liquid Pre-amp, providing the choice of ten different pre-amp emulations. These include emulations based on the Neve 1073, the Pultec MB-1, Telefunken V72 and seven more. A harmonics dial on each Liquid pre-amp lets you account for variance in vintage originals of the same model, or use levels of 2nd, 3rd and 5th Harmonic distortion creatively to shape your sound.


Liquid Saffire 56 doesn’t just offer pre-amp variety; sonic integrity is also guaranteed throughout. Both the Liquid and Saffire pre-amps ensure low noise and distortion, whilst quality digital conversion and JetPLLTM jitter elimination technology ensure pristine audio quality as your audio flows between the analogue and digital domains.


Alongside the two Liquid- and six Saffire pre-amps, are a host of i/o options; 10 analogue outputs, 16 channels of ADAT i/o, stereo SPDIF i/o, MIDI i/o and 2 virtual ‘loopback’ inputs for routing digital audio between software applications - ideal for capturing audio playback within your computer. Mic, Line and Instrument inputs all utilise independent connectors, with the input type for each channel selectable via custom control software. Consequently, all the inputs can remain permanently connected, ready for whatever your recording session demands. In addition, word-clock i/o is provided on BNC connectors, allowing Liquid Saffire 56 to act as either a master clock for your studio, or as a slave to an existing clock. Every channel features an independent phantom power and a high pass filter, switchable from the front panel, with the two instrument channels also featuring -9dB pads for additional headroom. Front panel 5-LED metering for all inputs, including ADAT and SPDIF, offers accurate viewing of all levels.


Saffire Mix Control, the zero-latency 18 x 16 DSP Mixer/Router software provided with Liquid Saffire 56 features unparalleled output routing and monitoring. It also provides intuitive one-click set-up solutions, a clear and concise mixing layout, large on-screen metering for inputs, outputs and submixes and control over the choice of liquid emulation.


Two independent headphone buses are provided, each with their own level controls available on the front panel. A dedicated stereo monitor mix output features pads for improved sound quality when connected to active monitor speakers. An 'anti-thump' circuit protects your monitor speakers from spikes when booting up or shutting down the unit.


Liquid Pre Technology

Rather than creating a similar sound to vintage units, as with modelling devices, Liquid Technology samples their sonic behaviour. This is achieved through Dynamic Convolution; the application of a unique, level-dependent set of responses to an audio signal. These measured responses, sampled at numerous levels and with every possible setting combination, are applied to the input stream on a sample-by-sample basis for accurate emulation.


However, Mic-pre emulation can't be achieved with software alone. Hardware is required in addition to account for the physical interaction with the microphone. Mic-pre's have always had to connect to the source microphone, but it's an interactive system that isn't 100% efficient. Mic. pre-amps have been designed since 1920's to suit a wide variety of different types of mics.- passive carbon dynamics, then coil-based designs, then valve amplifiers, large diaphragms, phantom powered condensers etc.


Hence, different vintages and types of mic. pre-amp, will vary dramatically in terms of the way that their input has been designed. For example, the range of electronic/transformer front ends that have been used over the years exhibit a wide-ranging set of impedances, and this is why an analogue front end needs to be included. If a specific mic. is not being loaded by the analogue circuit just as it was by an original vintage device, then the sound from that microphone will be different. The is no real mic-pre standard. Take a transformer for instance. It has two coils of wire, the 1st coil generates a magnetic field, and this then passes into the 2nd coil- which in itself is not a fixed transfer mechanism, there's a lot of variation in transformers.


What impedance appears at the input of the pre is also a key factor- when you connect a mic. it has an output impedance of its own. The two sides (mic. and pre) react, and frequency-related level can vary wildly as a result. Capacitances also interact as both mic and transformer have capacitances that vary, so HF roll off may occur for example, or you may get an HF peak (The famous Focusrite 'airiness' typified by the ISA range for example,) Older mics. designed for broadcast applications often roll off at e.g. 12kHz, since before 1970 few people cared about HF matters. (Designers used to just roll off at c12kHz to filter out problems above this threshold.)


Consequently, The only way to accommodate the full range of different designs is to allow huge flexibility in the resistance and capacitance parameters in a custom analogue circuit designed specifically for that flexibility. By including a 'Liquid' pre-amp circuit containing a flexible signal path and variable impedance value, Liquid Saffire 56 can mimic that of the classic mic-pre to ensure that the interaction with the microphone is close to the original.


Hence, The Liquid pre-amp physically changes analogue circuitry as well as using dynamic convolution technology to create mic-pre emulations. Focusrite has built in the variations required to reproduce the vagaries of a range of electronic mic-pres. The capacitance and resistance are then varied in the circuit, and Dynamic Convolution technology is used to emulate the full range of electronic pre's. Tube emulation is also covered 100% - this is taken care of by the Dynamic Convolution process. Whatever artefacts were present in a classic vintage tube piece are also present in the Liquid Pre-amp. The sound of every opto, and every VCA compressor, every transformer-balanced, electronically balanced (including tube pre's) can be emulated, because each device's response has been calculated.


Mix it up—at higher resolution

With Pro Tools 10, you can mix multiple audio file formats and bit depths within the same session—including interleaved—without any file duplication to cause project bloat. Plus, with support for 32-bit floating-point file formats, you’ll get higher resolution sound when recording or importing, with more headroom to preserve the integrity of your audio from beginning to end


Drive faster—with better performance

Pro Tools 10 is designed with the professional in mind, offering powerful yet easy-touse tools and streamlined workflows that boost your efficiency. Gain better recording and playback performance when working on a laptop, with an external hard drive, or network-attached storage device. Speed up editing and mixing with Smart Tools, Clip Gain, and new AudioSuite workflows. And handle the biggest plug-in heavy mixes with 16k of Automatic Delay Compensation (ADC).


Plug into legendary sound

Get the sound you want using a wide variety of Pro Tools plug-ins from Avid and our partners, some of the best audio designers in the industry. Pro Tools comes with over 75 virtual instruments, effects, sound processing, and utility plug-ins—some of which emulate the sounds of classic hardware processors, amps, and instruments, as well as the renowned EQ and dynamics of the System 5, one of the most soughtafter consoles used to create some of the greatest mixes ever produced. Add more to expand your sonic palette even further.


Work the way you want

Record, edit, and mix music and sound for picture your way. Pair Pro Tools with your favorite Avid or third-party audio interface to record and monitor vocal and instrument performances. Capture virtual instrument performances using a MIDI keyboard controller. Or record and create with just your computer* and the software alone for ultimate portability


SKU FOC-LIQUIDSAFFIRE56-KIT01
MPN LIQUIDSAFFIRE56-KIT01

Features

Features Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 Features:

Two Liquid Pre-amps - The marriage of a hugely flexible analogue front end with cutting-edge dynamic convolution DSP, each Liquid Pre-amp lets you choose from ten different classic pre-amp emulations, with an eleventh ‘flat’ option.


Six High Quality Award-winning Focusrite Pre-amps - Six award-winning Saffire pre-amps complement two Liquid pre-amps. All eight pre-amps demonstrate the same wide bandwidth philosophy behind the early vintage Focusrite units.


High Quality 24-bit/192kHz Firewire Interface - Professional digital conversion and JetPLLTM jitter elimination technology; pristine audio quality and reliable synchronisation are guaranteed.


Total I/O Count of 28 Inputs and 28 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.


Suite of Focusrite VST/AU plug-ins - Upgrade your standard sequencer effects and bring a touch of class to your session with Focusrite Compression, Reverb, Gating and EQ VST/AU plug-ins.


Two separate headphone buses - Two artists can receive independent and fully customised monitor mixes. Each output has an independent level control available on the front panel.


Saffire Mix Control Zero-latency DSP Mixer/Router - Routing flexibility and intuitive one-click set-up solutions; Saffire Mix Control provides an 18 x 16 DSP mixer with excellent output routing and monitoring capabilities.


Front panel 5-LED metering - LED metering for each of the analogue, ADAT1, ADAT2 or S/PDIF inputs offers accurate viewing of levels direct from the front fascia.


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 our FireWire interfaces.

Your dedication deserves the best tools available. Get everything you need to compose, record, edit, and mix—in the highest quality—with Pro Tools® 10 software. Whether you work in a professional facility, home studio, or on the road, nothing gives you the quality, performance, reliability, and ease to create like Pro Tools, the most widely used digital audio workstation in the industry


Avid Pro Tools 10 Features:
  • Unleash your creativity with the awardwinning toolset
  • Get unrivaled sound quality, now with even higher resolution
  • Work the way you want—with an interface or without
  • Create bigger mixes, with up to 96 audio tracks
  • Compose with virtual instruments and MIDI and Score Editors
  • Work faster with Clip Gain, real-time fades, ADC, and more
  • Add multiple audio formats to a session, without conversion
  • Polish mixes with over 75 plug-ins, including the new Channel Strip
  • Speed up mixing with industry-trusted automation tools

Specs

Specifications
Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 Specifications:
Microphone Inputs
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1 dB
THD+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)
Line Inputs
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dB
THD+N: < 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Noise: -90dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
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)
Conversion performance
Dynamic Range = 110dB (A-wieghted)
Clock jitter < 250 picoseconds
THD+N AMPL = -109dBFS 'A' weighted
Front and Rear Connectivity
Analogue Channel Inputs (Inputs 1-8)
Mic inputs 1-8 on rear XLR’s.
Line inputs 1-8 on rear 1/4” TRS.
Instrument inputs on channels 3 and 4 (separate front panel 1/4” TRS).
Notes
Individual switchable High Pass Filter on all inputs.
Phase switch on inputs 3, 5 and 7.
Input Pad on inputs 3 and 4 = -10dB.
Analogue Outputs
Line level 10 x 1/4” TRS Jack.
Notes
Outputs Monitor 1 and 2 have anti-thump protection circuitry.
Digital I/O
SPDIF input and output (RCA phono) on rear panel, (24-bit, 44.1 - 192kHz), output transformer isolated.
Optional AES output mode with professional channel status and voltage levels on SPDIF output (isolated and balanced). [Currently not implemented, a future update will include this feature].
2 x ADAT In / Out 16 channels (44.1 / 48kHz), 8 channels S-MUX (88.2 / 96kHz), 4 channels S-MUXII (176.4 / 192kHz).
ADAT Input and Output 2 can be re-configured to be optical SPDIF input / output via control panel.
BNC Word clock input and output (75 ohms).
MIDI I/O
1 in / 1 out (16 channels) on rear panel.
HEADPHONE MONITORING
2 x 1/4” TRS Jack on front panel (mirrors outputs 7-8 and 9-10).
NOTE: These are high power headphone drivers.
Other I/O
2 6-pin Firewire sockets
2 Standard 5-pin DIN MIDI connectors: In and Out
IEC mains power input connector
Weight and Dims
5kg / 11 Ibs
350mm / 13.8" (W) x 90mm / 3.6" (H) x 235mm /9.3" (D)
Avid Pro Tools 10 Specifications:
Supported tracks
Voices (simultaneous audio playback at 48 / 96 / 192 kHz)
96 / 48 / 24 (mono or stereo)
Audio record (simultaneous)
32
Instrument
64
MIDI
512
Aux Tracks
160
Busses
256
Video
1
Features
Plug-in Support: AAX Native, RTAS, AudioSuite
MIDI Editor
Sibelius Score Editor
Elastic Time and Elastic Pitch
Bundled Instruments and Effects
Automatic Delay Compensation
Beat Detective (multitrack)
AAF/OMF/MXF file interchange
QuickPunch
Timecode Ruler
Variable stereo pan depths

Media

Media Details
Avid Pro Tools 10 Overview- PRESS PLAY

Sys Req.

System Requirements
Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 Requirements:
WINDOWS
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista
CPU/Clock
Athlon 900MHz or higher (1.5 GHz or higher recommended)
Memory (RAM)
512 MB (more recommended)
APPLE MAC
Operating System
Mac OS X 10.4.x or later
CPU/Clock
PowerPC G4/Dual 1 GHZ or faster or any Intel-based Mac
Memory (RAM)
512 MB (more recommended)
Avid Pro Tools 10 System Requirements:
Avid-qualified Mac or PC
Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard), Mac OS X Lion, or Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate (32- or 64-bit)
2 GB of RAM (4 GB minimum required for Pro Tools HD)
Minimum 15 GB free hard disk space for full installation
USB port for iLok (plus, Internet connection for software download)
iLok USB Smart Key (for software authorization)

Contents

Package Contents

(1) Liquid Saffire 56

(1) Firewire Cable

(1) AC Power Cord

[100-240 Volt, 50/60 Hz]

(1) Saffire Range Resources CD

(1) Owner's Manual


Includes:

(1) Avid Pro Tools 10

(1) iLok USB Smart Key

(1) Pro Tools 10 Drivers DVD

(1) Audio Loops DVD

(1) Pro Tools 10 Installation Guide

(1) Intro to Pro Tools Guide


Warranty

Warranty Details Warranty Information

Product: Period:
Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 1 Year

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