Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 DSP Firewire Audio Digital Recording Interface w/ VRM

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The Focusrite Saffire PRO 24 DSP is a 16 in / 8 out FireWire audio interface, featuring real-time DSP-powered tracking and mixing solutions tailor-made for the modern home studio environment.

The Focusrite Saffire PRO 24 DSP is a 16 in / 8 out FireWire audio interface, featuring real-time DSP-powered tracking and mixing solutions tailor-made for the modern home studio environment.

Alongside DSP-powered compression and EQ for ultra-low-latency tracking and ‘comfort’ reverb, is VRM; a Virtual Reference Monitoring technology that lets you hear your mix in different environments, through different speakers and from different positions, all just using headphones. Click here to hear VRM for yourself using Focusrite's online demo.

VRM makes Saffire PRO 24 DSP the only interface capable of simulating over one hundred different monitoring scenarios through your headphones. VRM overcomes the major obstacle for mixing with headphones by giving you multiple perspectives on your mix, as if you were listening through speakers. Indeed, noise levels from mixing through speakers can make it impossible for most to mix at home, especially late at night; with VRM, you can mix anytime, anywhere. Using any pair of monitoring headphones, VRM let’s you choose your mixing environment from a living room, a bedroom studio, or a professional studio. You then simply choose where you are positioned in that room and what speakers you listen through.

Saffire PRO 24 DSP draws on twenty-five years of mic pre excellence. The two Focusrite preamps capture every subtle nuance of your sound whilst ensuring low noise and distortion. Meanwhile, high-quality digital conversion and JetPLL™ jitter reduction technology ensure pristine audio quality as your audio flows between the analogue and digital domains.

Saffire PRO 24 DSP’s other real-time DSP-powered effects also exhibit Focusrite’s uncompromised approach to audio quality. EQ, compression and ‘Comfort’ reverb sonically derived from the ‘Focusrite Plug-in Suite’ (also included as VST/AU plug-ins) are all integrated within the Saffire MixControl software, providing professional ultra-low-latency tools for tracking and monitoring.

Alongside the two Focusrite preamps are a host of I/O options; two additional analogue inputs, six analogue outputs, ADAT inputs (for expanding the interface with, for example, Focusrite’s OctoPre), stereo SPDIF I/O and two virtual 'loopback' inputs for routing digital audio between software applications — ideal for capturing online audio. Front panel five-step LED metering for each analogue input offers accurate viewing of levels.

Saffire MixControl, the ultra-low-latency 16 x 8 DSP mixer/router software provided with Saffire PRO 24 DSP, sets a new standard at this price point for audio interface control. It features flexible output routing and monitoring, as well as intuitive one-click set-up solutions designed to help you track, monitor and mix as easily as possible.

Saffire PRO 24 DSP combines two award-winning Focusrite preamps and a host of other I/O with VRM Virtual Reference Monitoring, integrated real-time tracking and monitoring effects, and easy-to-use mix control software. Together, they deliver the most comprehensive professional compact music-recording interface to date.

 

Features

  • Virtual Reference Monitoring (VRM)

  • Hear your mix in different environments, through different speakers and from different positions, just using headphones

  • Two high-quality award-winning Focusrite preamps

  • The best sounding interface in its class. Focusrite's unparalleled preamp legacy forms the foundation of this new interface, with two award-winning Focusrite preamps.

  • Onboard DSP-powered, ultra-low-latency tracking and mixing tools

  • Classic Focusrite EQ and Compression for tracking, as well as ‘comfort’ reverb to place across your monitor mixes.

  • High-quality 24-bit/96kHz FireWire interface

  • Features high-quality A-D / D-A conversion and JetPLL™ jitter reduction technology; pristine audio quality and reliable synchronisation are guaranteed.

  • Total I/O count of 16 inputs and 8 outputs

  • A host of I/O options are provided, including a unique 'loopback' facility for routing audio between software applications via Saffire MixControl.

  • Saffire MixControl ultra-low-latency DSP mixer/router

  • Routing flexibility and intuitive one-click set-up solutions; Saffire MixControl provides an 16 x 8 DSP mixer with excellent output routing and monitoring capabilities.

  • Xcite+ software bundle

  • Featuring a host of royalty-free loops and samples, a full-fledged Novation soft-synth and Ableton Live Lite 8, providing an affordable upgrade path to Ableton Live.

  • Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-In Suite (AAX/AU/VST) upon registration of interface. Accurately modeled on the classic Red 2 EQ and Red 3 Compressor, the Red plug-ins let you exploit the sound of the hardware originals, conveniently from within Pro Tools® (10 and above) and other audio software.

  • 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.

  • Front panel 5-LED metering

  • LED metering for each of the analogue inputs offers accurate viewing of levels direct from the front fascia.

  • Two dedicated front-panel headphone busses

  • Providing two fully customised monitor mixes, with tactile level control available on the front panel.

  • Bus-powered for a tidy mobile recording rig

  • Saffire PRO 24 DSP can be powered via FireWire, or via its own power supply

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

Additional Information

Condition New
SKU FOCUS-SAFFPRO-24DSP
UPC 815301008071

Microphone Inputs

  • Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): 106dB

  • SNR (A-weighted): -105.3dB

  • 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)

  • Maximum level (A-weighted): 8.6dBu at 1%

Line Inputs

  • Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): 106.5dB

  • SNR (A-weighted): -106dB

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dB

  • THD+N (A-Weighted): < 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)

  • Noise: -90dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)

  • Maximum level (A-weighted): 16.3dBu at 1%

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)

Line level Outputs

  • Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): 105dB

  • SNR (A-weighted): -104.5dB

  • THD+N: < 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)

  • Maximum level (A-weighted): 16.13dBu at 0.885%

Additional Conversion Performance

  • Clock jitter < 250 picoseconds

  • THD+N AMPL (A-weighted)= -107dBFS

CONNECTIVITY

Analogue Channel Inputs (Inputs 1-4)

  • 2 x XLR Mic/Line high quality Combi-Jacks (Inputs 1-2) 

  • 2 x XLR Instrument high quality Combi-Jacks (Instrument on inputs 1 and 2 only) Automatic switch of Mic / Line (inserting a jack switches from Mic to either Line or Instrument (instrument selected via the software control panel)Line inputs 3-4 have low and high gain settings can be controlled from the Saffire MixControl software (low gain being the default)

Digital Channel Inputs (Inputs 5-14) 44.1-96kHz

  • Stereo S/PDIF input on RCA

  • 1 x 8 channel ADAT input on Optical Connector (SDPIF 3&4 set in preferences menu)

Analogue Audio Outputs (Outputs 1-6)

  • 6 x TRS analogue outputs (Outputs 1-6)

  • 2 x TRS stereo headphone output (headphone mix 1 same as outputs 3 & 4, headphone mix 2 same as outputs 5 & 6)

Digital Channel Outputs (Outputs 7-8) 44.1-96kHz

  • Stereo S/PDIF output on RCA

Other I/O

  • 1x 6 pin FireWire 400 socket - also compatible with FireWire 800 and Thunderbolt

  • 2 Standard 5-pin DIN MIDI connectors: In and Out

  • 12V DC power input connector for use with external PSU

Weight and Dims

  • 1.6kg / 3.5 lbs

  • 215mm / 8.5" (W) x 45mm / 1.8" (H) x 220mm / 8.65" (D)

WINDOWS

Computer

  • Windows compatible computer with FireWire 400 port

CPU/Clock

  • Pentium or AMD with 1 GHz or higher (Dual 1 GHz or better recommended)

Memory (RAM)

  • 512 MB (more recommended)

Screen Resolution

  • 1024x768 (1280x1024 or more recommended)

APPLE MAC

Computer

  • Apple Macintosh compatible computer with FireWire 400, FireWire 800 or Thunderbolt port

CPU/Clock

  • PowerPC G4/Dual 1 GHZ or faster or any Intel-based Mac

Memory (RAM)

  • 512 MB (more recommended)

Screen Resolution

  • 1024x768 (1280x1024 or more recommended)

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