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Focusrite Saffire Pro 40

Focusrite Saffire Pro 40
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item number 219725
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available since December 2008
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sales rank 265 at thomann.de 3 in this category (Details)

Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 - FireWire audio interface, 24-bit/ 96kHz, total I/O count of 20 inputs and 20 outputs, new FireWire chipset/DSP hardware, 8 mic preamps, 8x analog I/O (2x mic/line/inst combo XLR, 6x mic/line combo XLR), ADAT I/O, 2x S/PDIF I/O, 2 monitor outs + 2x inserts, monitor switch, 2 separate headphone buses, MIDI in/out, 2 FireWire connections, Saffire Pro 40 Control zero latency DSP mixer/router, includes plug-in suite and Firewire-400/800-Cable, internal power supply. Dimensions: 19"/1U. Weight: 3kg

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absolute bargain!!

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I bought the saffire pro 40 on a reccomendation from a few shops and it has simply not disappointed, easy to use, fantastic preamps and has produced some excellent results for most applications. If you are looking to record at home and like me are on a super tight budget this interface is a must!! There are other cheaper alternatives out there but it is certainly worth stretching your budget if you want high quality results!!!

Excellent interface!

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First class preamps, extremely flexible routing optoons and, most importantly, excellent audio quality. The inteface is easy to set up and although the software mixer may seem daunting it is fairly intuituve if you don't rush things. My DAW didn't map the channels directly which may or may not be a glitch between the Saffire and computer but is very quickly remedied.

Note: although the packaging and Focusrite's website state the Firewire cable is a 6-9 pin, my box contained 6-6. This was fine for me connecting to pc bu I will need to buy a 6-9 adapter to go with the Apple Thunderbolt-Firewire adapter (which is a 9 pin contact). A minor issue as I would have needed the other adapter for pc use anyway!

A good entry level firewire audio interface

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Build quality
This is built with very solid and high standard material. When I had a chance to firstly touch this piece of equipment, the size, feel and weight are very similar to my Yamaha Motif XS rack. The LED light meter has been built with great LED light and they are very clear and transparent.

Functionality
It doesn't have a lot of fancy features like preamp sim in Saffire 56. However, I personally don't believe they are useful anyway if you are serious about preamp. I found the ADAT digital input useful to link with my UAudio 4-710D. The software provided is not that straightforward and I took some time to figure it out the correct setting before get the things work properly (in particular, in some incidences there was an issue integrating this with my Logic pro, but it was finally resolved after carefully examine the settings). So I would say it is not straightforward out of the box experience.

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I believe there is a lot of good audio interface out in the market provide a better sound tracking (e.g. RME and Pro Tools). However, my view is that Focusrite certainly the top at this price range. With the number of channels, I believe it will be a very good tool for home studio recorder.

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