Focusrite Saffire Pro 40

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Softube Time and Tone Bundle

In addition to the Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-in Suite, this interface includes the Softube Time and Tone Pack. This is a unique plug-in bundle, comprised of Softube's world class TSAR-1R reverb, Tube Delay, and Saturation Knob.

TSAR-1R: Add space, depth and width to your sound—TSAR-1R is a reverb plug-in with world class sound and extreme ease of use. With a single slider, you can take TSAR-1R from realistic and three-dimensional rooms to dramatic and dreamlike halls.

Tube Delay: A tasty echo effect that can go from clean to rude by overdriving its three modeled tube stages. Create anything from realistic room echoes to rockabilly style slapbacks—or take it all the way into dub reggae echo madness.

Saturation Knob: Add grit and warmth to any sound source with this modeled output distortion unit. Use it to fatten up bass lines, add some harmonics and shimmer to vocals, or simply destroy your drum loop. Simply turn up the knob to add saturation, and use the three-position switch to alter the distortion character.

The Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 represents the new generation of Focusrite multi-channel firewire audio interfaces. It is the best sounding interface in its class; attentively designed with today's project studio in mind.

Focusrite's unparalleled pre-amp legacy forms the foundation of this new interface, with eight award-winning Focusrite pre-amps. These are combined with the very latest in firewire interfacing technology to deliver seamless integration, excellent routing flexibility and future-proof, rock-solid driver stability.

With Saffire Pro 40, sonic integrity reigns supreme. The eight Focusite 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 eight Focusrite pre-amps are a host of i/o options; 10 analogue outputs, ADAT i/o, stereo SPDIF i/o and 2 virtual 'loopback' inputs for routing digital audio between software applications. Every channel features phantom power, with the first two channels also featuring -9dB pads for additional headroom. Front panel 5-LED metering for each analogue input offers accurate viewing of levels.

Saffire Pro 40 comes with the Focusrite plug-in suite. All-new Focusrite Compression, Reverb, Gating and EQ VST/AU plug-ins provide a significant upgrade from standard sequencer effects, bringing a touch of class to your session. Focusrite's established Xcite+ bundle is also included. The bundle includes Ableton Live Lite, Novation's Bass Station soft synth and over 1 gig of royalty-free samples.

Saffire Pro 40 Control, the zero-latency 18 x 16 DSP Mixer/Router software provided with Saffire Pro 40, sets a new standard at this price point for audio interface control. It features unparalleled output routing and monitoring, as well as intuitive one-click solutions, a clear and concise mixing layout and large on-screen metering for inputs, outputs and submixes.

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. Front panel controls include a main monitor dial with dim and mute switches, all of which fully integrate with customisable software to cover every possible monitoring need, providing a set of controls for any set-up from basic stereo to full 7.1 surround.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Manufacturer Focusrite
UPC 815301008057
Package Contents
  • (1) Focusrite Saffire PRO 40
  • (1) Power Cable
  • (1) FireWire Cable
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Focusrite Saffire PRO40 Features:
  • Eight 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 eight 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 20 Inputs and 20 Outputs A host of i/o options are provided*, including a unique loop-back facility for routing audio between software applications via Saffire PRO 40 Control.
  • The Focusrite Plug-in Suite 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 PRO 40 Control Zero-latency DSP Mixer/Router Routing flexibility and intuitive one-click set-up solutions; Saffire PRO 40 Control provides an 18 x 16 DSP mixer with excellent output routing and monitoring capabilities.
  • Unmatched routing flexibility Saffire PRO 40 is the most flexible interface in its class, able to adapt to any recording session quickly and intuitively. The user is able to route any input signal or DAW output, or a mix of both, to any of the 20 outputs.
  • 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.
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System Requirements
Focusrite Saffire PRO40 Requirements:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2 (32 bit and 64 bit) and Windows Vista (32 bit only, 64 bit Vista support coming soon) CPU/Clock: 900MHz AMD or Pentium. (1.5 GHz or higher recommended) Memory (RAM: 512 MB (more recommended)
Apple Mac
Operating System: OSX (10.4 and 10.5) CPU/Clock: PowerPC G4/Dual 1 GHZ or faster or any Intel-based Mac Memory (RAM: 512 MB (more recommended)
Warranty Warranty Information
Product: Period:
Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 1 Year


Customer Reviews (2)

Satisfied.Review by Tom
At the price, it's a great performer. It works great on my new 2.5GHz quad-core i7 Macbook pro with 8G Ram running Logic Studio. I was apprehensive at first with the outdated firewire (this interface is set up for firewire400). Nowhere on the manufacturer's website nor on did it say anything about this. It was a nasty surprise when it arrived and I couldn't use it. I was very upset at first, but the problem was solved with a $15 moshi 400-800 adapter purchased through Apple (surprisingly the best deal!). The adapter works perfectly. I haven't really maxed out this thing's potential yet, but since I primarily record only a few voices at a time the 8 inputs are more than adequate.

2 separate headphone jacks are a nice feature as well as the midi inputs and phantom power. The combo jacks are great! So convenient and, thus far, reliable. I've had it for about a month so this review is an early one, but I've heard good things about this product and so far I agree.

I found out, after chatting with a focus rite rep., that the system is expandable through optical cable to connect another PRO40 yielding 16 inputs (that's 8 combo jacks on each plus a set of midi in-outs on each unit) so for another $370 I could set up a much larger project and really max it out. The rep. said that, while you could chain 3 of these units together, it's not recommended because latency issues and other problems could arise.

I haven't used this feature yet, but it is also rack-mountable. This was another selling point for me because down the road it will fit in with other gear in a rack and make organization of space as well as transportability much easier.

PC users and users of older computers may be dissatisfied (from what I saw reading various reviews), but with my up-to-date computer I am pleased with my set-up.
(Posted on 1/29/2016)
Great sounding interface!Review by Operaman
I'm very happy with this interface. It hooked up fast and easy to my iMac. It sounds VERY GOOD! The Focusrite preamps are excellent! I got it for a great price at UniqueSquared! It arrived promptly as advertised. It's a solid unit, very professional in looks and results. It's definitely THE BEST interface in its price range. Thank you Focusrite and UniqueSquared for your excellent service! 5 stars! (Posted on 1/29/2016)

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