Focusrite introduces the Saffire Pro 26
Focusrite will launch in June a new Saffire Pro audio interface that will support 18 inputs, 8 outputs, FireWire and Thunderbolt.
The Focusrite Saffire Pro 26 retains the desktop design of the Saffire Pro 24/DSP, among others, but unlike its siblings, XLR/jack combo inputs were placed on the rear, and replaced on the front with two 1/4” jack line inputs. The power switch has also been moved to the front.
Also new on this model, Thunderbolt is supported via FireWire to Thunderbolt adapter, but there is still no USB 3.0.
- 18 in / 8 out audio interface
- Audio resolution: 24-bit / 96kHz
- 4 mic preamps with phantom power
- Analog inputs 1 and 2 on XLR (mic, rear) and TRS (instrument/line, front)
- Analog inputs 3 and 4 on XLR/TRS combos on the rear
- 2 additional TRS analog inputs on the rear
- 5-segment VU-meter for analog inputs
- 2 TRS headphone outputs
- 6 TRS line outputs
- 2 S/PDIF coaxial digital input and output
- Optical input for S/PDIF or ADAT (8 channels, to expand with other interfaces)
- Monitor output with dedicated front level control, DIM and Mute
- 2 virtual “loopback” inputs for digital audio routing between audio software
- MIDI in and Out (DIN 5 pin)
- FireWire 800 /Thunderbolt-compatible port
The Focusrite Saffire Pro 26 ships with the Saffire MixControl 26x8 DSP control software and a software bundle comprising Ableton Live Lite, the Focusrite Midnight plug-in suite (EQ and Compressor) and Scarlett plug-in suite (EQ, Compressor, Gate and Reverb), the Novation Bass Station synth and 1Go of loops by Loopmasters.
The interface will be available in June for the suggested price of 385€ incl. taxes. All the details are online at global.focusrite.com.
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