The Focusrite Saffire is a new FireWire audio interface from Focusrite. We saw a mockup of it at the NAMM show earlier this year and now the final production model is available. The 10 in 10 out Saffire features 24-bit 192kHz integrated A-D and D-A with on board DSP for ultra-low latency work. And of course, it bears the Focusrite name.
Saffire features at a glance:
Ultra-low latency Firewire 400 interface with onboard DSP .
24-bit, 192kHz integrated A-D/D-A .
Four inputs; two Focusrite preamps and SPDIF I/O .
Eight balanced outputs for creating separate headphone/monitor mixes or 7.1 surround monitoring .
Suite of Saffire-powered plug-ins; compression, EQ, amp modeling and monitor path reverb available on analogue inputs, for recording wet and or monitoring .
Free accompanying software allows the engineer to create up to five unique stereo mixes of all incoming and recorded tracks .
Plug-ins also available for use within the user's software platform .
Pricing and availability
Shipping end of May
Cost £297 UK +VAT