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.
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)
Analogue Channel Inputs (Inputs 1-8) - 2 Mic/Line/Inst Combo XLR (Inputs 1 and 2) - 6 Mic/Line Combo XLR (Inputs 3-8) - Automatic switching of Mic / Line (e.g. inserting a jack switches from Mic to either Line or Instrument)
Digital Channel Inputs (Inputs 9-18) 44.1-96kHz - Stereo S/PDIF input on RCA - 8 ADAT inputs on Optical Connector, reduces to 4 inputs at 88.2/96kHz - Optical input can be switched to S/PDIF 3/4 in software preferences (ADATs disabled)
Analogue Audio Outputs (Outputs 1-10) - 8 ¼" TRS Jack (Outputs 3-10) - 2 monitor mix outputs on ¼" TRS Jack (Outputs 1 and 2) - Stereo headphones mix 1 on ¼" TRS (also routed to outputs 7 & 8) - Stereo Headphones mix 2 on ¼" TRS (also routed to outputs 9 & 10)
Digital Channel Outputs (Outputs 11-20) 44.1-96kHz - Stereo S/PDIF output on RCA - 8 ADAT outputs on Optical Connector, reduces to 4 outputs at 88.2/96kHz - Optical output can be switched to S/PDIF 3/4 in software preferences (ADATs disabled)
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 - 3kg / 6.6Ibs - 350mm / 13.8" (W) x 45mm / 1.8" (H) x 235mm /9.3" (D)
Operating System - Microsoft Windows XP SP2 (32 bit and 64 bit) and Windows Vista (32 bit and 64 bit)
CPU/Clock - 900MHz AMD or Pentium. (1.5 GHz or higher recommended)
Memory (RAM) - 512 MB (more recommended)
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)
Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 [SAFFPRO40]
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