Focusrite Saffire PRO 26 Firewire Audio Interface

    The ideal tool for both studio recording and live performers!

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    Product Description

    Saffire PRO 26 is part of Focusrite’s family of professional studio-quality Firewire/Thunderbolt compatible audio interfaces, with full 24-bit/96kHz conversion and four award-winning Focusrite mic preamps with phantom power. The best-sounding interface in its class, Saffire PRO 26 was designed with both studio recording and live musicians in mind, offering extensive input and output capabilities for maximum flexibility.

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      Includes the Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-In Suite (AAX/AU/VST) upon registration of interface. Accurately modeled on the classic Red 2 EQ and Red 3 Compressor, the Red plug-ins let you exploit the sound of the hardware originals, conveniently from within Pro Tools® (10 and above) and other audio software.

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    Focusrite Saffire PRO 26 Firewire Thunderbolt Interface Features
    • Four award-winning Focusrite preamps make it the best-sounding interface in its class
    • Precision 24-bit/96kHz conversion and pristine analog audio
    • Precision AD/DA conversion with JetPLL jitter reduction technology
    • 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 ports free and reduce the possibility of interference with other devices
    • 18 ins and 8 outs including four mic/line pres, two of which have instrument capability and 8dB pads, plus two additional TRS inputs; two independently-controlled headphone outs, six TRS line outs and a 'loopback' facility for routing audio between software apps via Saffire MixControl
    • 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
    • Give multiple artists independent monitor mixes – two with independent headphone sockets and front-panel level controls
    • Use the six front-panel LED meters to accurately monitor input levels when recording
    • Solid build quality in a portable chassis
    • Included is Ableton Live Lite, Focusrite's professional Midnight and Scarlett plug-in suites, Novation BassStation virtual synthesizer and 1GB of Loopmasters sample content
    Twenty-five years of mic preamp excellence form the foundation of the Saffire PRO 26 interface. The four preamps, along with the very latest in mix control software and interfacing technology, combine to deliver seamless integration, excellent routing flexibility and rock-solid driver stability.

    At the heart of Saffire PRO 26 lie four award-winning Focusrite preamps. These allow unparalleled recording flexibility and ensure low noise and distortion with plenty of headroom to capture the full dynamic range of even the loudest drum kit or guitar amp. Precision digital conversion and JetPLL jitter-elimination technology maintain pristine audio quality in both analog and digital domains.

    Inputs 1 and 2 are available both as mic-level rear-panel XLRs and as front-panel TRS (1/4 inch) sockets at line or instrument levels, and include 8dB pads. Inputs 3 and 4 appear on the rear panel as combo XLR (mic)/TRS (line) sockets. There are two additional rear-panel TRS line inputs, making a total of six analog inputs, for which 5-segment LED metering is provided.

    The PRO 26 includes S/PDIF I/O, and an optical digital input that can be configured either as S/PDIF or as ADAT format, the latter allowing expansion of the interface with, for example, Focusrite’s OctoPre MkII, for a total of 14 analog inputs. Saffire PRO 26 also features two virtual Loopback inputs, for routing digital audio between software applications — ideal for capturing online audio.

    On the output side, dual headphone outputs, six line outputs on TRS jacks, and S/PDIF coax are provided. Main monitor controls, including volume, dim and mute, are included on the front panel.

    Saffire MixControl, the ultra-low-latency 26 x 8 DSP mixer/router software provided with Saffire PRO 26, sets a new standard for audio interface control. It features flexible output routing and monitoring, as well as intuitive one-click setup solutions designed to help you track, monitor and mix as quickly as possible.

    Product Specifications
    Focusrite Saffire PRO 26 Firewire Thunderbolt Interface Specifications
    • Front Panel:
      • 2 Line/Instrument inputs (line inputs also available on rear panel)
      • 2 Headphone outputs with independent volume controls
      • Main monitor volume control with dim and mute switches
      • 6 x 5-segment LED input metering
      • 2 8dB pad switches on inputs 1 and 2
      • 2 line/instrument switches on inputs 1 & 2
      • 2 Phantom power switches (1-2) and (3-4)
      • 4 gain knobs for preamp gain
    • Rear Panel:
      • 2 XLR microphone inputs
      • 2 Combi XLR/TRS Mic/line inputs
      • 2 Additional Line inputs
      • 6 balanced TRS outputs
      • S/PDIF I/O
      • ADAT input
      • FireWire 400 port
      • Power supply input
    • Windows System Requirements:
      • CPU/Clock: 900MHz or Pentium (1.5GHz or higher recommended)
      • Memory (RAW): 512MB (More recommended)
      • Screen Resolution: 1024x768 (1280x1024) or more recommended)
    • Mac System Requirements:
      • CPU/Clock: Power PC G4/Dual 1 GHz or faster or any Intel-based Mac
      • Memory (RAW): 512MB (More recommended)
      • Screen Resolution: 1024x768 (1280x1024) or more recommended)
    • Included: Saffire PRO 26, Power supply, Getting started guide, Software bundle code card, FireWire 400 800 cable
    • Includes Software: In addition to the Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-in Suite, all Saffire audio interfaces include the Softube Time and Tone Pack. This is a unique plug-in bundle, comprised of Softube's world class TSAR-1R reverb, Tube Delay, and Saturation Knob.
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    I have a long history of recording and live performance. My previous audio interface was an MBox with ProTools. I was very pleased and impressed that I had my new Safire Pro 26 up and running within 20 minutes. Configuration was very easy to get it work with my recording software (Ableton). And based upon the recording I've performed since I bought it (1 week). The sound is substantially better! And the latency I use to see occationally with my USB interface has not been an issue with the firewire interface. I highly recommend this product whether a novice or home professional....
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