Scan Pro Audio Recommended : The new V4 Drivers have made a massive difference to the Saffire range's low latency performance.
For best results use with Desktop PC's, using a Texas Instuments firewire chipset (such as LN20096).
They are also great on firewire equipped Apple Mac's (Mac Pro Desktops, iMacs and Laptops), but don't forget a 800 to 400 converter cable LN22401
They are also confirmed fully compatible with the Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter LN54187 ***Special Offer*** Introducing The Plug-In CollectiveFocusrite’s Plug-In Collective brings monthly plug-in deals to registered and new customers.
The advent of Focusrite’s new, ultra-low latency interfaces opens up a world of new possibilities for recording and overdubbing, using multiple DAW plug-ins in real time rather than needing special cue mixes and outboard DSP.
There’s no shortage of great plug-ins today, with new and exciting instruments and effects coming out all the time – but which to choose?
At Focusrite, we believe in freedom – the freedom to choose the plug-ins that get musicians, producers and engineers their signature sound, exactly the way they want it. To help in the quest, Focusrite is working with some of the most innovative and prestigious plug-in companies around to provide exclusive offers, tutorial content and more.
October's offer is a FREE Positive Grid BIAS FX LE guitar effects processor.
Exclusively designed in partnership with Focusrite, BIAS FX LE gives you a taste of the fully fledged BIAS FX Pro.
It includes 3 amps + 6 effects - the insanely great sounding '77 Silvertone (Clean), '69 Plexiglas (Crunch), and '92 Treadplate (High Gain) amplifiers. You also get the best pedals to expand your arsenal: a Treble Boost, 6 band EQ, a 808 OD stomp box, a Chorus, plus digital delay and reverb pedals.
Liquid Saffire 56 is Focusrite’s new flagship 2U multi-channel FireWire/Thunderbolt audio interface.
Liquid technology combines with Saffire PRO Firewire interfacing to deliver a host of authentic preamp flavours, seamless software integration, excellent routing flexibility and future-proof, rock-solid driver stability.Two Liquid Preamps
In addition to six of Focusrite's legendary mic pre's, two of Liquid Saffire 56’s preamps uses the third generation Focusrite’s Liquid Pre amp, providing the choice of ten different preamp emulations.
These include emulations based on the Neve 1073, the Pultec MB-1, Telefunken V72 and seven more.
A harmonics dial on each Liquid preamp 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.High Quality 24-bit/192kHz FireWire/Thunderbolt™* interface
Liquid Saffire 56 doesn’t just offer preamp variety; sonic integrity is also guaranteed throughout.
Both the Liquid and Saffire preamps 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.A Host of I/O
Alongside the two Liquid and six Saffire preamps are a host of I/O options; 10 analogue outputs, 16 channels of ADAT I/O, stereo S/PDIF, MIDI and two virtual ‘loopback’ inputs for routing digital audio between software applications — ideal for capturing audio playback within your computer.
Mic, Line and Instrument inputs all use 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 sync system.
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 five-step LED metering for all inputs, including ADAT and S/PDIF, offers accurate viewing of all levels.Saffire Mix Control
Saffire Mix Control, the zero-latency 18 x 16 DSP Mixer/Router software provided with Liquid Saffire 56 features powerful output routing and monitoring.
It also provides intuitive one-click set-up options, a clear and concise mixing layout, large on-screen metering for inputs, outputs and submixes, and control over the choice of Liquid emulation.Monitoring
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.
Two Liquid Preamps
The marriage of a hugely flexible analogue front end with cutting-edge dynamic convolution DSP, each Liquid Preamp lets you choose from ten different classic preamp emulations, with an eleventh ‘flat’ option.Six High Quality Award-winning Focusrite Preamps
Six award-winning Saffire preamps complement two Liquid preamps. All eight demonstrate the same wide bandwidth philosophy behind the early vintage Focusrite units.High Quality 24-bit/192kHz FireWire/Thunderbolt™* interface
Professional digital conversion and JetPLL™ 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 'loopback' facility for routing audio between software applications via Saffire MixControl.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 setup solutions; Saffire MixControl provides an 18 x 16 DSP mixer with excellent output routing and monitoring capabilities.Front panel five-step 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.