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Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 - 16 x 8 Audio & MIDI FireWire Interface

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The Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 has two Focusrite mic pres and a host of other I/O including MIDI and ADAT inputs. SPDIF I/O makes the unit perfect for use with external processing units, and DSP monitoring offers flexible mixes for recording environments where latency is not an option. This 16 in / 8 out Firewire interface is perfect for studios using Thunderbolt. Get yours today at UniqueSquared.com!
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Description

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.

SKU FOC-SAFFIREPRO24
MPN SAFFIRE PRO 24
Features Focusrite Saffire PRO24 Features:
  • 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.
  • 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.
Specifications
Focusrite Saffire PRO24 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 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 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 Maximum Input Level min gain no pad +8dBu Maximum Input Level max gain no pad -42dBu THD+N, -1dBFS, min gain, no pad < 0.0015% SNR 105dB "A" DNR 105dB "A" Input Impedance > 1MOhm X-talk < -100dB Adjustable Gain > 50dB Pad Attenuation 10dB
Headphone Outputs
Frequency Response 20Hz-20KHz +/- 0.1dB SNR 105dB "A" DNR 105dB "A" Maximum Output into 32R +12.4dBu (+10.2dBV) Power into 32R 250mW Output Impedance < 7Ohms Load Impedance > 24Ohms
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
CONNECTIVITY
Analogue 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)
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) 44.1-96kHz
Stereo S/PDIF output on RCA
Other I/O
1 x 6-pin Firewire socket 2 Standard 5-pin DIN MIDI connectors: In and Out 12V DC power input connector for use with external PSU
Weight and Dims
1.6kg / 3.5 lbs 215mm / 8.5" (W) x 45mm / 1.8" (H) x 220mm / 8.65" (D)
Media Details
Focusrite Saffire PRO 24- PRESS PLAY
System Requirements
Focusrite Saffire PRO24 Requirements:
WINDOWS
Operating System
Windows Vista (All Versions) or Windows XP SP2 or higher (All Versions)
Computer
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 MAC
Operating System
OSX (10.4.11 or later, including 10.5)
Computer
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 Mac
Memory (RAM)
512 MB (more recommended)
Screen Resolution
1024x768 (1280x1024 or more recommended)
Package Contents
  • (1) Saffire Pro 24 Interface
  • (1) Firewire cable
  • (1) Power Supply
  • [100-240 Volt, UK, USA, and Euro plugs]
  • (1) Driver and Software Download
  • (1) Xcite+Pack (Incl. Abbleton Live Lite 7)
  • Quick Start Guide (Printed)
Warranty Details Warranty Information
Product: Period:
Focusrite PRO24 1 Year
Reviews
  1. Good entry-level interface for Macbook Review by Eric
    Rating

    The Saffire PRO 24 fit my requirements for getting started with digital recording:
    - relatively inexpensive
    - multiple mic inputs with good preamps
    - expandable
    - midi in/out
    - mac compatible

    The installation was simple on a macbook pro, and from there it just worked in GarageBand without having to do a lot of troubleshooting. MIDI-in works with GB as well as MuseScore.

    The included Mix Control software works great, allowing up to 8 mono or 4 stereo mixes to be setup and saved, so each output can be used to monitor different inputs at different volume levels. It's also possible to upload this configuration to the Saffire box, so the mixes can be used when not connected to a computer.

    Connectivity is via Firewire 6-pin or 4-pin. The newer MacBook pro's only have a 9-pin output, so you'll need either an adapter or a 9-to-6-pin cable. The Saffire includes a 5-foot 6-pin cable.

    The inexpensive mic I have sounds pretty good, and the preamp has enough headroom on the gain to get a good level from it. A condenser mic also sounded good through it (saffire can supply 48V). Gain knobs on front panel have a solid feel. Front-panel input level indicators for inputs 1-4 help you maximize the gain without clipping.

    Only complaints (minor IMHO):
    (1) when connecting the Saffire to the mac, it's necessary to put the mac to sleep (or shutdown), connect the Saffire, turn on the Saffire, then wake up the mac (or startup). Otherwise sometimes the inputs/outputs don't always seem to work. The mac wakes up pretty quickly, so this isn't too burdensome.
    (2) cable on included power adapter is too short (can be powered off Macbook firewire, but I usually plug it into the wall anyway).

    Expandability was a big requirement for me, since in the future I may want to be able to record more than 2 voices at a time. When/if that time comes, it would be possible to use the Saffire's ADAT input to connect in something like an OctoPre.

    I'm very impressed with the unit and will be looking at other Focusrite products when it's time to expand.

    Also thanks to Unique Squared for a great deal, fast shipping and a good website! (Posted on 1/11/12)

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Description

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.

SKU FOC-SAFFIREPRO24
MPN SAFFIRE PRO 24

Features

Features Focusrite Saffire PRO24 Features:
  • 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.
  • 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.

Specs

Specifications
Focusrite Saffire PRO24 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 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 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 Maximum Input Level min gain no pad +8dBu Maximum Input Level max gain no pad -42dBu THD+N, -1dBFS, min gain, no pad < 0.0015% SNR 105dB "A" DNR 105dB "A" Input Impedance > 1MOhm X-talk < -100dB Adjustable Gain > 50dB Pad Attenuation 10dB
Headphone Outputs
Frequency Response 20Hz-20KHz +/- 0.1dB SNR 105dB "A" DNR 105dB "A" Maximum Output into 32R +12.4dBu (+10.2dBV) Power into 32R 250mW Output Impedance < 7Ohms Load Impedance > 24Ohms
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
CONNECTIVITY
Analogue 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)
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) 44.1-96kHz
Stereo S/PDIF output on RCA
Other I/O
1 x 6-pin Firewire socket 2 Standard 5-pin DIN MIDI connectors: In and Out 12V DC power input connector for use with external PSU
Weight and Dims
1.6kg / 3.5 lbs 215mm / 8.5" (W) x 45mm / 1.8" (H) x 220mm / 8.65" (D)

Media

Media Details
Focusrite Saffire PRO 24- PRESS PLAY

Sys Req.

System Requirements
Focusrite Saffire PRO24 Requirements:
WINDOWS
Operating System
Windows Vista (All Versions) or Windows XP SP2 or higher (All Versions)
Computer
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 MAC
Operating System
OSX (10.4.11 or later, including 10.5)
Computer
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 Mac
Memory (RAM)
512 MB (more recommended)
Screen Resolution
1024x768 (1280x1024 or more recommended)

Contents

Package Contents
  • (1) Saffire Pro 24 Interface
  • (1) Firewire cable
  • (1) Power Supply
  • [100-240 Volt, UK, USA, and Euro plugs]
  • (1) Driver and Software Download
  • (1) Xcite+Pack (Incl. Abbleton Live Lite 7)
  • Quick Start Guide (Printed)

Warranty

Warranty Details Warranty Information
Product: Period:
Focusrite PRO24 1 Year

Reviews

Reviews
  1. Good entry-level interface for Macbook Review by Eric
    Rating

    The Saffire PRO 24 fit my requirements for getting started with digital recording:
    - relatively inexpensive
    - multiple mic inputs with good preamps
    - expandable
    - midi in/out
    - mac compatible

    The installation was simple on a macbook pro, and from there it just worked in GarageBand without having to do a lot of troubleshooting. MIDI-in works with GB as well as MuseScore.

    The included Mix Control software works great, allowing up to 8 mono or 4 stereo mixes to be setup and saved, so each output can be used to monitor different inputs at different volume levels. It's also possible to upload this configuration to the Saffire box, so the mixes can be used when not connected to a computer.

    Connectivity is via Firewire 6-pin or 4-pin. The newer MacBook pro's only have a 9-pin output, so you'll need either an adapter or a 9-to-6-pin cable. The Saffire includes a 5-foot 6-pin cable.

    The inexpensive mic I have sounds pretty good, and the preamp has enough headroom on the gain to get a good level from it. A condenser mic also sounded good through it (saffire can supply 48V). Gain knobs on front panel have a solid feel. Front-panel input level indicators for inputs 1-4 help you maximize the gain without clipping.

    Only complaints (minor IMHO):
    (1) when connecting the Saffire to the mac, it's necessary to put the mac to sleep (or shutdown), connect the Saffire, turn on the Saffire, then wake up the mac (or startup). Otherwise sometimes the inputs/outputs don't always seem to work. The mac wakes up pretty quickly, so this isn't too burdensome.
    (2) cable on included power adapter is too short (can be powered off Macbook firewire, but I usually plug it into the wall anyway).

    Expandability was a big requirement for me, since in the future I may want to be able to record more than 2 voices at a time. When/if that time comes, it would be possible to use the Saffire's ADAT input to connect in something like an OctoPre.

    I'm very impressed with the unit and will be looking at other Focusrite products when it's time to expand.

    Also thanks to Unique Squared for a great deal, fast shipping and a good website! (Posted on 1/11/12)

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