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26 inputs and outputs. Free suite of Saffire VST/AU plug-ins. (50) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and Review This Product
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Saffire PRO 26 i/o is the ideal FireWire interface for music recording enthusiasts on a mobile multi-channel mission, providing more inputs and outputs with higher performance specs than any other interface in its class. Saffire PRO 26 i/o combines eight award-winning pre-amps with sixteen channels of ADAT, and two channels of SPDIF (up to 192kHz). Also employed are Focusrite's high performance 24-bit digital converters.

Saffire PRO 26 i/o is much more than just a high performance breakout box; the Saffire PRO package includes Focusrite's highly acclaimed Saffire plug-in suite, comprising EQ, Compression, Amp Simulation and Reverb, in both VST and AU format. The hardware features 2 headphones outputs and a global monitor control with mute and dim options, as well as two 'super channels' featuring variable mic impedance and instrument input, instantly accessible on the front fascia.

The SaffireControl PRO software features many of the attributes of the original SaffireControl software, ensuring intuitive control over monitoring and level.

Features
High Quality 24-bit/192k Bus-powered Firewire Interface

8 high quality Focusrite preamps with unrivalled A/D and D/A conversion

TOTAL i/o count of 26 inputs and 26 outputs

Free suite of Saffire VST/AU plug-ins (Compression, EQ, Reverb, Amp Sim)

2 'super channels' with instrument input and variable impedance

2 separate Headphones buses on the front panel

Free SaffireControl PRO software for advanced monitoring and level control

MIDI In and Out

Word clock In and Out

Front panel Level, Dim and Mute controls assignable to all outputs

Optional Recording Pack Includes:
1 x Sennheiser HD280 Professional Headphones

2 x CBI American-Made Instrument Cable GA-1 (18 foot)

2 x CBI MLC20 Mic Cable (20 Foot) zZounds is an authorized dealer of Focusrite products.
Analog I/O
8 In via 8 x XLR (mic - rear)

or 8 balanced TRS Jack (line)

8 Out on balanced TRS Jack

Digital I/O
Stereo S/PDIF 192kHz (RCA phono)

ADAT - 16 channels

System Requirements
Version 1.1 (PRO 26 & PRO 10)
Mac (Universal Binary)

* This update requires Mac OS 10.4 or higher

* SaffireControl PRO 1.1.7932
* Saffire PRO firmware update (7530/7531)

Windows XP (All versions) & Vista (All versions except 64bit)

* SaffireControl PRO 1.0
* ASIO & WDM drivers 2.2.7

Important Information for Mac Users:
Please follow the steps below to update your Saffire PRO firmware and driver:

1. Run the Apple FireWire Audio Driver update installer titled "AppleFWAudio-2.1.0fc9-e2".

2. Restart your Mac.

3. Run the Saffire PRO installer titled "Install Saffire PRO". Please be sure run the firmware update which appears at the end of the installation process. If you accidentally skip the firmware update, you can run the update from within SaffireControl PRO by selecting 'Update Firmware...' from the "Hardware" menu of the "SaffireControl PRO" software.

4. Restart your Mac again.

The firmware and driver update should now be complete!

RELEASE NOTES
This release includes the following changes:

* CPU spiking is fixed in the Apple FireWire audio driver
* Audio streaming management has been improved
* Improved general stability of Saffire PRO on the FireWire bus

Please read the release notes for more information.
Focusrite Warranty If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 310-322-5500
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Customer Reviews
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"Focusrite Saffire 26i/o"
Sound: This Card Sound very good. The pré-amps are great for the value, and being 8, it's a great arrangement for recording a complete group, specially if you get another preamp set like an Octapre or an Maudio octane. Feature: This has a lot of features, though where it is a monster is at the channel count! This is a 26 in 26 out device, fully routeable in and out path, and the focusrite saffire pro can work in stand alone mode (without a computer), allowing you to use it's converters into adat, or spdif back and forth. Ease of Use: Now this is where i get nasty. A device like this should be simple to use! Though, the focusrite developers, created a stupid control mixer software wich is nasty to use... Thumbs down for this, i hope they release new versions for this! Quality: I like it a lot, though i'm not very crazy about the blue FF led and the baby blue front panel. It's well built, strong really. It fits nicely in a 1U rack place, and it already brings the mount peaces. Value: Well, this is an audio interface. It is what it is... It puts audio in your harddrive and gets it out from there, nothing less, nothing more. Thoug it does it well and i really was searching for an audio interface with a great channel count. And if you daisy chain it with another 2, it can go up to 78in/78out channels, wich is really a great channel count (of course this will decrease with the bigger sample rates, but working 24 chann at 192 kHz, is enough i guess... )... Manufacturer Support: Yes, i had to contact focusrite, about a driver issue. It seems that focusrite is enrolled in reviewing their drivers and they seem to be very god. I had some issues with my audio application and some other issues with the Saffire pro control (the stupid software i was talking about) and most of them cot solved with a beta driver they were releasing. My device was making a lot of noises and pops when changing clock, or sinc'ing with external sources, and with that driver, was also release d a firmware update. After installing this firmware, this issue got a little better, though not completely solved... The Wow Factor: Well i wanted a RME FireFace 800, but 1300 € in Portugal is... well stealing Imho... But I HAVE IT! so, i don't thing this is relevant. Overall: I don't know! Only future will tell!
Style of Music: Freestyle! :)
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Sound: It sounds good... but i don't have much to compare it too. I've only heard digi001,002 and maudio interfaces. It definitely ranks over those interfaces. Feature: A LOT Ease of Use: The software is crappy and the firewire drivers are touchy. Maudio drivers and control software is much better Quality: Software and firewire stop me from putting 10 on all. Value: Its Great Manufacturer Support: I had a unit that the firewire died and I recieved another unit Overall: If it keeps crashing my ableton live or vice-versa I'll be changing soon!
Style of Music: ALL
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