Focusrite Saffire PRO 14 FireWire to Thunderbolt Audio Interface
The Saffire PRO 14 from Focusrite is an 8 input/6 output FireWire digital audio interface with legendary sonic performance and excellent flexibility. The interface is designed to make home studio recording and mixing easy without sacrificing audio quality. The unit features 2 award-winning Focusrite preamps, combined with a host of additional I/O options, that together allow the interface to get the tracks you want without having to constantly re-patch your studio.
Alongside the microphone preamps, 2 additional analog inputs, 4 analog outputs and S/PDIF and MIDI I/O, open the door to true multi-track recording. Two Hi-Z instrument inputs let you plug guitars and other instruments straight into the interface without the need of additional DI boxes. Two virtual loopback inputs are available for routing digital audio between software applications, ideal for capturing online audio.
The included Saffire MixControl is an 18 x 6 DSP software mixer that enables you to create 6 separate mixes without latency and route any combination of input signals and sequencer outputs to any of the outputs. Intuitive one-click configurations help you track, monitor and mix as quickly as possible. Also included is the latest version of the Focusrite Plug-in Suite, with compression, reverb, gating and EQ VST/Audio Unit plug-ins.
Focusrite's Xcite+ bundle features Ableton Live Lite (for all your production, performance and compositional needs), Novation's Bass Station soft synthesizer and over 1 GB of royalty-free samples from Loopmasters.
Focusrite's 25-year legacy forms the foundation of this interface, with two award-winning preamps
Features professional 24-bit/96kHz conversion and JetPLL jitter elimination technology, guaranteeing pristine audio quality and reliable synchronization.
Host of I/O option include a unique Loopback facility for routing audio between software applications via Saffire MixControl
Saffire MixControl provides an 18 x 6 DSP mixer with excellent routing flexibility, intuitive one-click configurations, and lower than 1.4ms latency
No need for a separate DI - the first two channels feature Hi-Z instrument inputs
Powered via the FireWire bus, or via an included power supply
Providing a fully customised monitor mix, with tactile level control available on the front panel
Front panel tactile volume dial provides immediate control over the main stereo outputs
Across both microphone preamp inputs, globally switchable direct from the front panel
Allows the mix engineer to easily monitor a single mixer channel or complete mix
Includes compression, reverb, gating and EQ VST/AU plug-ins, for use in the mixEach plug-in has a host of presets that provide a reasonable starting point, delivering suitable solutions for the chosen sound source - you can go on to finely tune these settingsThe compressor and gate have been modeled on the Focusrite's hardware devices, using the measurement of custom optical cells to achieve their signature soundAll Focusrite "optos" are tuned by ear, just like in the old days of analog design, ensuring a faithful recreation of those classic vintage 1960s optical compressorsEQ posses the same signature as the original Focusrite EQ curves, achieved using state-of-the-art numerical transform techniques to create an authentic response across the entire audible frequency spectrumThe reverb is based on classic algorithmic studio reverb designs
Ableton Live Lite 8 forms the foundation of this collection, providing the ideal platform to create, produce and perform musicNovation's classic bass synthesizer, "Bass Station" enables you to create bass and 303-styled patches1GB of royalty-free samples, exclusively compiled by LoopMasters, providing a selection of loops and samples large enough to satisfy the appetite of even the most demanding artistWindows XP, 32-bit Vista, Mac OS X and Intel Mac compatible