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Focusrite Saffire Audio Interface Buying Guide

Published: Fri August 15, 2014  News Feed

Focusrite Saffire Audio Interface Buying Guide


Focusrite's Saffire range of pro audio interfaces provides musicians with a means to record. From home to the studio to the stage there is a Saffire for everyone.

All of these Firewire 400 devices are compatible with Thunderbolt connectivity - meaning a Focusrite Saffire audio interface is a very "future proof" investment for your recording setup.

This buying guide shows a comparison between all of the audio interfaces in the Focusrite Saffire range to help you decide which one is right for you.


Saffire Pro 14 Saffire Pro 24 Saffire Pro 24 DSP Saffire Pro 26 Saffire Pro 40 Liquid Saffire 56
Focusrite Logo Audio INterfaces focusrite saffire audio interface sapphire recording home studio xlr input
Ideal for use by
Singer-songwriter
Home Recording Studio
Home Recording Studio
DJs, Producers and Electronic Musicians
Producers & Sound Engineers
Producers & Sound Engineers
Price
£159
£199
£249
£299.99
£399
£549
Connection Firewire & Thunderbolt
Firewire & Thunderbolt
Firewire & Thunderbolt
Firewire & Thunderbolt
Firewire & Thunderbolt
Firewire & Thunderbolt
Number of Analogue Ins
4
4
4
6
8
8
Number of Analogue Outs
4
6
6
6
10
10
Mic Preamps
2
2
2
4
8
8
Liquid Preamps
0
0
0
0
0
2
Headphone Outputs
1
1
2
2
2
2
Instrument Inputs
2
2
2
2
2
2
48V Phantom Power
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Analogue Input Pads
0
0
0
2
2
2
S/PDIF I/O
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ADAT I/O
No
Yes (Input Only)
Yes (Input Only)
Yes (Input Only)
Yes
Yes
Max Sample Rate
96kHz
96kHz
96kHz
96kHz
96kHz
192kHz
MIDI I/O
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Virtual Loopback Inputs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Firewire Ports
1
1
1
1
2
2
Bus Powered
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
DSP Effects
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Virtual Reference Monitoring
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
LED Metering
2 Segments
5 Segments
5 Segments
5 Segments
5 Segments
5 Segments
Rackmountable
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes

USED BY PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS WORLDWIDE

The Focusrite Saffire series are serious contendors in the audio interface market and are used by famous producers around the globe.

Louise Bhose (Bombay Bicycle Club), Huxley (Electronic Musician) and John Mitchell (Producer) tell us what they think about their Saffire!




FREE MIDNIGHT PLUG-IN SUITE

When you buy a Saffire audio interface you get a full copy of the Midnight plug-in suite (worth £79!) absolutely free!

focusrite free recording software dj midnight plugin vst suite

An accurate recreation of the legendary ISA110 Equaliser and ISA130 Compressor, the Midnight plugin is a favourite of Grammy award-winning producer Adrian Bushby (Foo Fighters & Muse).

Here's what he thinks of it:

Just register your Saffire purchase here and you can download the Midnight plugin suite for free.


If you want some more advice on which audio interface would be best for you, give us a call on 0151 448 2080 and we would be happy to help!

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