Focusrite Saffire Pro 26
Focusrite announces Saffire PRO 26 (link to product page), the latest addition to their award-winning of FireWire/Thunderbolt™compatible* audio interfaces. Building on four decades of audio excellence, Focusrite's Saffire PRO 26 boasts the same high-quality audio design as the hugely popular Saffire range of interfaces in a portable, desktop-sized chassis.
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 synchronisation
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
FireWire Bus-powered 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.