Artists impression of the Saffire
The new Focusrite Saffire is a firewire interface with onboard DSP and 24-bit/192kHz processing.
Saffire has four inputs (2 digital) and 10 outputs (2 digital) with flexible foldback and monitoring options.
Accompanying the Saffire hardware is a new software platform from the team that produced LiquidControl and the Forte Suite. This application floats comfortably over any recording software and allows extensive control over the sound of the recorded signals and the multiple (monitor and headphone) output paths.
Compression, reverb, amp modeling and EQ Saffire-powered plug-ins are included. All four are also available as a suite of plug-ins from within the recording platform in use. Up to five separate user-defined stereo mixes can be created of all incoming signals and recorded tracks from the recording platform. With such comprehensive monitoring/foldback options and onboard high quality signal processing and effects, the Saffire could take us one step closer to the mixerless studio.
Saffire features at a glance:
Pricing and availability TBA