Focusrite announces Saffire PRO 26, the
latest addition to their award-winning Saffire PRO range of
FireWire/Thunderbolt™ compatible* audio interfaces. Building on four
decades of audio excellence, Focusrite's Saffire PRO 26 boasts the same
design as the hugely popular Saffire range of interfaces in a portable,
Designed with both studio recording and live musicians in mind, Saffire
PRO 26 features a comprehensive selection of professional analogue and
digital I/O options. A total of 18 inputs and eight outputs includes
four preamps, two instrument inputs, two headphone
outputs, six line outputs and ADAT & S/PDIF connectivity. This
extensive feature set allows you to expand and augment your recording or
live setups, ensuring you get the most out of your interface.
Like all Saffire interfaces, Saffire PRO
26 connects seamlessly to a Thunderbolt port via a FireWire to
Thunderbolt adaptor (not included) or directly to a FireWire 800 port
with the cable provided. Its dual-protocol compatibility (Firewire and
means it will work seamlessly for years to come with the next
generation of computers.
At the heart of Saffire PRO 26 lies its impeccable sonic integrity. The
four award-winning Focusrite preamps allow unparalleled recording
flexibility and ensure low noise and distortion with plenty of headroom
to capture the full dynamic range of even the loudest
drumkit or guitar amp, whilst precision 24-bit/96kHz digital conversion
and JetPLL™ jitter-elimination technology maintain pristine audio
quality in both analogue and digital domains.
Saffire PRO 26 comes in a sleek yet sturdy chassis that will sit neatly
on your desktop or fit easily into a bag for transport. Built to last,
Saffire PRO 26 can withstand the harshness of the road, but looks great
in your studio too! What's more, thanks to
Saffire Mix Control - a control software application that runs on the
host computer - Saffire PRO 26 is just as powerful in live situations as
it is in the studio. The ultra-low-latency 26x8 DSP mixer/router
features flexible output routing and monitoring
for custom monitor mixes, as well as intuitive one-click presets to
help you set up your session as quickly as possible, whether you're
tracking, mixing or monitoring.
Why FireWire when the future is Thunderbolt?
Although Thunderbolt provides some advantages, it's only available on
the very latest computers. An audio interface fitted with FireWire can
be used on both older computers and Thunderbolt-equipped computers via
an inexpensive adaptor. Today, a purely Thunderbolt
interface could only be used on a limited number of machines, and thus
we believe FireWire offers more flexibility whilst still providing
Four Award-winning Focusrite Preamps
Focusrite's unparalleled preamp heritage lies at the heart of Saffire
PRO 26, which includes four award-winning preamps, helping to make it
the best-sounding interface in its class.
Precision 24-bit/96kHz conversion and pristine analogue audio
Precision A-D / D-A conversion with JetPLL™ jitter reduction technology;
pristine digital & analogue audio quality and reliable
Multiple Connectivity Options - FireWire or Thunderbolt*
Like all Saffire interfaces, Saffire PRO 26 will connect to multiple
ports on your computer including FireWire and Thunderbolt* ports.
Saffire PRO 26 connects seamlessly to a Thunderbolt port via a FireWire
to Thunderbolt adaptor (not included) or directly
to a FireWire 800 port with the provided cable.
Keep your USB Buses Free
If you are connecting multiple USB devices to your computer such as
external hard drives, mice and keyboards then streaming audio over a
separate FireWire or Thunderbolt* port will allow you to keep your USB
ports free and reduce the possibility of interference
with other devices.
Comprehensive I/O - 18 inputs and 8 outputs
A host of I/O options is provided, including four mic/line pres, two of
which have high-impedance instrument capability and 8dB pads, plus two
additional TRS inputs; two independently-controlled headphone outputs,
six TRS line outputs and a 'loopback' facility
for routing audio between software applications via Saffire MixControl.
Expand your interface with up to eight extra analogue inputs
ADAT optical input allows extensive input expansion of your interface -
expand Saffire PRO 26 with up to eight additional preamps or line
inputs. Pair Saffire PRO 26 with Focusrite's OctoPre MkII eight-channel
preamp and instantly transform your interface into
a 12 preamp unit.
Connect directly to your FireWire port for bus power, extremely useful for live or mobile recording applications.
Dual headphone outputs - multiple monitor mixes
Give multiple artists independent, fully customised monitor mixes - two
with independent headphone sockets and front-panel level controls.
5-Segment LED metering
Use the six front-panel LED meters to accurately monitor input levels when recording.
Solid build quality in a portable chassis
Saffire PRO 26 can sit neatly on your desktop, or will easily fit into a bag for mobile recording or live performance usage.
Comprehensive Software Bundle
Included is a free DAW in the form of Ableton Live Lite, Focusrite's
professional Midnight and Scarlett plug-in suites, Novation BassStation
virtual synthesiser and 1GB of Loopmasters sample content.
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