Major I/O and British-style Sound for a Low Price!
The Saffire Pro 40 is all about sounding great. And what else would you expect from Focusrite? This company makes some of the very best preamplifiers available. And with the Saffire Pro 40, they give project/home studio owners the best preamp possible in an affordable, I/O-packed box. Best yet, you don't get just one or two preamps with the Saffire Pro 40 - you get a whopping eight amazing-sounding preamps, so you're ready for full-band recordings. Just plug your microphones in, use the handy front-panel gain control knobs, and keep your eye on the bright LED display - you'll have pro-level sound pumping into your DAW via FireWire, no doubt about it.
But what rockets the Saffire Pro 40 from awesome to near-legendary status is the flexibility beyond just the eight mic/line inputs. Over on the back panel, you've got dedicated outputs for your studio monitors plus a full eight outputs for configuring however you see best. Need to feed separate headphone mixes to each artist? Use the included router software and pipe any configuration of inputs into any configuration of outputs . . . without tapping into the power of your computer. Say you want to gear up for full 7.1 surround? These eight outputs are ready for it. All in all, the Saffire Pro 40 has built-in DSP to take care of your 18 x 16 routing needs. And if you ever decide eight preamps aren't enough, you'll be glad to know that you have ADAT inputs on the Saffire Pro 40 to bring another eight channels into service. Add in the S/PDIF input for two more channels, and you're golden for large-scale recording, up to 20-in/20-out flexibility.
What else does the Saffire Pro 40 do for you? Well, if you have software already, it's ready to work with your Mac or PC DAW. But if you're new to recording, you can take advantage of its sweet software package that comes included. You've got compression, reverb, gating, and EQ plug-ins (VST/AU), so you can incorporate that Focusrite sound into your mixes and masters. What's more, in addition to the Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-in Suite, all Saffire audio interfaces include Softube's Time and Tone Pack, a unique plug-in bundle comprised of Softube's world-class TSAR-1R reverb, Tube Delay, and Saturation Knob. And to further ignite your creativity, Focusrite also bundled in their established Xcite+ bundle, with Ableton Live Lite DAW software, Novation's Bass Station soft synth, and over 1GB of royalty-free samples.
With its flexible I/O setup, room for expansion, majorly handy DSP routing capabilities, and professional plug-in suite, the Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 has you covered on nearly every front you're going to face. Factor in the low price, and you have a win-win situation with the Saffire Pro 40.
All Focusrite FireWire interfaces are fully compatible with Thunderbolt using a simple FireWire to Thunderbolt adapter. Focusrite fully supports the use of Thunderbolt with its FireWire interfaces.Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 Features at a Glance:
- 8 high-quality award-winning Focusrite preamps
- High-quality 24-bit/96kHz FireWire interface
- 20 inputs and 20 outputs
- Suite of Focusrite VST/AU plug-ins
- 2 separate headphone buses
- Saffire Pro 40 control zero-latency DSP mixer/router
- Mac and Windows compatible
- 2 Mic/Line/Inst Combo XLR (Inputs 1 and 2)
- 6 Mic/Line Combo XLR (Inputs 3-8)
- Automatic switching between inputs
- Stereo S/PDIF I/O on RCA
- 8 ADAT I/O Optical Connector, reduces to 4 I/O at 88.2/96kHz
- 8 TRS jack (outputs 3-10)
- 2 monitor mix outputs on TRS jack (outputs 1 and 2)
- Stereo S/PDIF output on RCA
- 2 x 6-pin FireWire sockets
- MIDI I/O
- OS X 10.9 or greater
- 512MB RAM minimum, more recommended
- 900MHz AMD or Pentium; 1.5GHz or higher recommended
- Windows 7, 8
- 512MB RAM minimum, more recommended