Focusrite announce the Saffire PRO 14, a 8 in / 6 out FireWire audio interface 11/08/10
Focusrite has announced the addition of the Saffire PRO 14 to the Saffire range of audio interfaces. They say that the Saffire PRO 14 is an 8 in / 6 out FireWire audio interface designed to make home studio recording and mixing easy without sacrificing audio quality. Here's the story in Focusrite's own words...
Twenty-five years of mic pre excellence form the foundation of this new interface, with two award-winning Focusrite preamps. Alongside the two high quality mic preamps are two additional analogue inputs, four analogue outputs, S/PDIF and MIDI. Two Hi-Z instrument inputs let you plug straight in without the need to buy additional DI boxes, and two virtual Loopback inputs are also available for routing digital audio between software applications. Included with the PRO 14 is Saffire MixControl, an 18 x 6 DSP mixer. Offering a level of flexibility that is unparalleled at this price point, the MixControl software enables you to create six separate mixes with ultra-low-latency. Route any combination of input signals and sequencer outputs to any of Saffire PRO 14's outputs. Intuitive one-click configurations help you track, monitor and mix as quickly as possible.
Saffire PRO 14 comes with all of the additional tools needed to start making music straight away. The Focusrite Plug-in Suite provides compression, reverb, gating and EQ VST/AU plug-ins, making a significant upgrade from your standard sequencer effects. Focusrite's established Xcite+ bundle is also included. The bundle features Ableton Live Lite (for all your production, performance and compositional needs), Novation's Bass Station soft synth and over 1 gig of royalty-free samples from Loopmasters.
Pricing and Availability: The Saffire PRO 14 is expected to be available sometime this month.