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  • amandinemelowwamandinemeloww

    well! even very good!

    Focusrite Saffire Pro 40Published on 10/11/14 at 03:09
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    What characteristics have motivated your choice?
    renomé the brand, having a 6USB on the PC of my man, and the number of entries output ....

    For what purpose?
    studio

    What is your config (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard, ...)?
    I5 2500K, asrock Z77 motherboard, 8GB of ram, SSD

    Which instruments and systems (console, preamp, DTD ...) you use it and how connections?
    a ADDA8000 (8in / out more)
    BBE 482i a
    DBX comp
    Samson comp
    Behr comp '
    Alesis reverb
    TC M300 and M350 reverb
    some microphones

    UTILIZATION

    The drivers are stable?
    yes very ...

    Are they often updated?
    not yet needed the update. there is a 3.4 when I drafted my opinion

    What software do…
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    What characteristics have motivated your choice?
    renomé the brand, having a 6USB on the PC of my man, and the number of entries output ....

    For what purpose?
    studio

    What is your config (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard, ...)?
    I5 2500K, asrock Z77 motherboard, 8GB of ram, SSD

    Which instruments and systems (console, preamp, DTD ...) you use it and how connections?
    a ADDA8000 (8in / out more)
    BBE 482i a
    DBX comp
    Samson comp
    Behr comp '
    Alesis reverb
    TC M300 and M350 reverb
    some microphones

    UTILIZATION

    The drivers are stable?
    yes very ...

    Are they often updated?
    not yet needed the update. there is a 3.4 when I drafted my opinion

    What software do you use most often?
    Fl studio
    What you get lag?
    1-2 Ms general, 3ms in / out

    How many tracks you get record / playback simultaneously?
    so much! really!

    GETTING STARTED

    The installation is done it without problems?
    no

    Have you experienced any incompatibilities?
    I had a Texas Instrument Firewire card. so no problem! I'm wary against by VIA, although Focusrite appoints as being compliant.

    The general configuration is easy?
    then it is less positive. I find the mix and the introduction of driver settings a bit complicated. map should be delivered with a preset stereo DAW, with all the IN / OUT routed directly.

    The manual is clear and sufficient?
    it is.

    OVERALL OPINION

    How long have you use it?
    4 months
    What thing do you like most and least?
    as:
    the in out
    latency
    price
    coloring preamps

    Cons:
    only two XLR facade,
    the 48 volt groups of 4
    the drivers, and especially its CPU consumption when open (25% on my I5!)

    Have you tried many other models before buying it?
    Yes. the audiobox has an audio 1814 M, via the HD ... PT

    How would you rate the quality / price?
    perfect!

    With experience, you do again this choice?
    it is always the same: do if I had more money I premetrais not bigger? at least in this price range, I would do this choice (though I hesitate with Mackie thunderbird)
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  • kolazkolaz

    top quality

    Focusrite Saffire Pro 40Published on 08/29/14 at 05:35
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    FireWire connectivity (more stable than usb) the number and quality preamps make this interface ideal for good catches of His multi-track. The ability to chain two Pro40 firewire or even add an external preamp to ADAT (Focusrite OctoPre) gives him the opportunity to do real multi with a professional (24bit 96khz).

    UTILIZATION

    I use it mainly to make the sound in my group and repeated for the model, I also used to get the sound of my Imac to a Yamaha LS9 via ADAT when I made DJ nights.

    it is connected to a 21,5pouces iMac (late2009) 2Duo 3.06 GHz intel core with 8GB of DDR3 on LogicProX I get latency 3,5ms output and 7,5ms back and forth with a 96kHz sampling on 24bit (buffer o…
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    FireWire connectivity (more stable than usb) the number and quality preamps make this interface ideal for good catches of His multi-track. The ability to chain two Pro40 firewire or even add an external preamp to ADAT (Focusrite OctoPre) gives him the opportunity to do real multi with a professional (24bit 96khz).

    UTILIZATION

    I use it mainly to make the sound in my group and repeated for the model, I also used to get the sound of my Imac to a Yamaha LS9 via ADAT when I made DJ nights.

    it is connected to a 21,5pouces iMac (late2009) 2Duo 3.06 GHz intel core with 8GB of DDR3 on LogicProX I get latency 3,5ms output and 7,5ms back and forth with a 96kHz sampling on 24bit (buffer of 256 samples).
    I record 8 tracks simultaneously (8 internal preamp) without any problems, I have not tried more.

    the drivers are super stable and regularly updated (OSX in my case) no installation worries and routing is very complete.

    GETTING STARTED

    I encountered one problem with this card, cut the FireWire connection (and mute) when noise on the power supply (for large appliances connection), however the problem was not related the card but provenais FW cable had a ground fault, since the change of it I have not encountered any problems. overall build quality is very neat and exudes strength, the rackmount case is steel and the buttons on the front panel are assembled and without backlash.
    preamps are very good qualities, but they lack a bit of gain on dynamic mics like SM58 and other insensitive (if you with condenser microphones sensitive enough this poses no worries), I have personnaly very good results with a pair of Oktava MK012. a slight breath Appear when the gain above 8,5 / 10 is mounted so prefer sensitive microphones.

    OVERALL OPINION

    This interface is very good in this price range I think it's the only one offering this quality preamp.
    I would do without hesitation that choice and I also advised a friend who in fact buying and not disappointed.

    what I love most: the sound of the preamp, the number of inputs and outputs, the possibility of routing FireWire.

    what I like least: really hard to find, can be a bit more gain on the preamp that's all.
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  • MatiheuCMatiheuC

    Focusrite Saffire Pro 40Published on 11/30/13 at 08:53
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    I wanted a multitrack sound card and the fact that the Saffire Pro 40 features a preamp per me really kicked. I used Reaper to test it under windows, but I mostly use Linux with ardour3/cadence and frankly, it is a killer!
    Well, we would have preferred usb to firewire, but at this price, do not dream!
    I recorded an EP with full ;-)

    UTILIZATION

    The linux drivers are used with FFADO and via ffado-mixer, you can route the signal from the card a little as you want (and even more with the mix control of Focusrite Saffire under windows) I've been running this beast with mk II OctoPre ADAT and I could save carefree 16 simultaneous tracks. About 6 ms latency ... a treat!

    GETTING…
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    I wanted a multitrack sound card and the fact that the Saffire Pro 40 features a preamp per me really kicked. I used Reaper to test it under windows, but I mostly use Linux with ardour3/cadence and frankly, it is a killer!
    Well, we would have preferred usb to firewire, but at this price, do not dream!
    I recorded an EP with full ;-)

    UTILIZATION

    The linux drivers are used with FFADO and via ffado-mixer, you can route the signal from the card a little as you want (and even more with the mix control of Focusrite Saffire under windows) I've been running this beast with mk II OctoPre ADAT and I could save carefree 16 simultaneous tracks. About 6 ms latency ... a treat!

    GETTING STARTED

    to install it, uh ... I plugged it, I started my linux, I tested quickly if the system saw with ffado-dbus-server and then I started ardor and hours ... that's it!
    For the doc, there is a very good tutorial on linux linuxmao (dot) fr

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it since 2011 and I tried presonus whose signal / noise ratio was infernal, a breath when you push a little knob! Here, no worries!
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  • Christophe GOUDOTChristophe GOUDOT

    Why look elsewhere?

    Focusrite Saffire Pro 40Published on 02/22/13 at 13:56
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    What characteristics have motivated your choice?
    The 8-track analog, 8 ADAT tracks, the Focusrite name, 8 VU meters for input.

    With which instruments or systems (console, preamp, DtD ...) you use it and how connections? ...
    Tube preamps TLAudio A1 and 5050, DBX compressors,
    Listens Focal Twin6 (a killer! Pardon, St. Bartholomew's true)
    Yamaha console 01V2 as ADAT interface for 8 additional inputs to ADAT card i + 8 other additional inputs (= 24 entries, never used)
    Presonus Monitor Station DEQ830 8x31 + EQ bands
    Connectivity Map / Firewire PC

    For what purpose?
    I use it in a home studio? / Pro? (The limit is difficult to define, since I made a dozen CD, not counting t…
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    What characteristics have motivated your choice?
    The 8-track analog, 8 ADAT tracks, the Focusrite name, 8 VU meters for input.

    With which instruments or systems (console, preamp, DtD ...) you use it and how connections? ...
    Tube preamps TLAudio A1 and 5050, DBX compressors,
    Listens Focal Twin6 (a killer! Pardon, St. Bartholomew's true)
    Yamaha console 01V2 as ADAT interface for 8 additional inputs to ADAT card i + 8 other additional inputs (= 24 entries, never used)
    Presonus Monitor Station DEQ830 8x31 + EQ bands
    Connectivity Map / Firewire PC

    For what purpose?
    I use it in a home studio? / Pro? (The limit is difficult to define, since I made a dozen CD, not counting the 30 or 40 made with his big sister Saffire Pro26 I / O)
    Cubase 7 (10 and ProTools, but I would not be unpleasant), Izotope plugins, Oxford, Melda Production, Waves Mercury, Melodyne Editor, JSBridge for converting 32-bit plugins in 64-bit.

    What is your config (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard, ...)?
    PC Windows 7 64-bit, Intel I5 2500, 16 GB RAM, 2 HD SSD, 1 HD 10000t/mn Velociraptor, 3 monitors, 2 video cards.

    UTILIZATION

    The drivers are stable?
    No problem drivers if they are outdated. Updates are infrequent, but apart from one or two errors in almost 10 years, we can consider that it is reliable enough to think they are effective, right?

    How many tracks you get to record / playback simultaneously? ...
    I got to 52 playback tracks with Waves plugins and Oxford galore on almost all tracks with Cubase 7 32 bits (the waves are not 64-bit), when ProTools 10 am hardly allowed a fortnight, without being greedy about plugins.
    Recording, since I work mainly in re-recording, I rarely higher than 7 or 8 simultaneous tracks (except drums) and I never had any problems, despite the same plugins that monitor mix.
    With the buffer 128, the input latency / reading is about 3ms. Buffer to 256, I go to 5ms. Full price for the mix in 1024, all plugins outside, between 9 and 10ms latency, but who cares.
    Warning: plugins output channel MIX OUT bring a big latency, barely compensated with the compensation function delay. So no plugin insert the mix during recording and everything is nickel.

    GETTING STARTED

    The installation is done it without problems?
    No problem if you follow the installation procedure: first launch the software and connect Firewire to the computer when prompted.

    The general configuration is easy?
    The interface allows many things to the limit too (if you have a physical solution monitoring), but with 10 inputs, 10 outputs, he would perhaps reverse the charge otherwise. So, you must know what you want and have thought its a little config if it is a little developed.
    In a simple config 2 outputs, it is a breeze.
    Tip: turn the PRO40 (like all other interfaces, for that matter) and let it sync before opening the recording software before incriminate drivers.

    Have you encountered any incompatibilities?
    No

    The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
    Can do better. It feels good will, but it is not enough. on the other hand, there is not really need the basic config. Config on another more elaborate one is not supposed to need any manual ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    How long have you been using?
    Years

    Did you try many other models before buying it?
    I had and I still have the Saffire Pro 26 I / O, even better, but more difficult to install and use (against 2 in / out ADAT, so 8 + 16 entries!)
    I also used the 01V96V2 with additional ADAT card, so 16 ADAT in on a PCI RME 9636. Interesting for latency, but implementation difficult to discuss them together.
    In fact today, I do not see the difference in capacity and is much simpler. I do not care about anything, the PRO40 is transparent.

    What is so special that you like most and least?
    There is nothing I do not like. On my Focal Twin6 rising to 40kHz and do not forgive anything, I did not breath (knowing that LUFS 0dB-14dB corresponds to the PRO40 and the unit level is about 3.5 on the knobs). Therefore not rely only entry level recording software, keeping a good headroom. It is the digital output of the PRO40 and therefore almost no additional blows up the level to listen, if you paid attention to the signal / noise ratio at the input.

    How do you rate the quality / price?
    As we say at home, "it's cheap for the price!"

    With experience, you do again this choice? ...
    If I had not kept in reserve 01V96V2, it's been that I would have bought one or two others, 16 or 24 simultaneous tracks.
    Swore, spit, I'm not paid by Focusrite. But if it says to them ...


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  • mrjasonmrjason

    Used with Cubase and Pro Tools

    Focusrite Saffire Pro 40Published on 12/29/12 at 22:43
    We have the Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 in one of our studios on campus. We are using it with a set of KRK monitors on a Windows PC. The computer that it is installed on is running Vista, and it runs great with Vista. It has not given me any errors while using it and the drivers appear to be very stable on Vista (64) bit. This interface can and should be racked, it will only take up one rack space but it has all of the inputs you need to run a session.

    UTILIZATION

    When you use this interface you will also get some very good plug-ins from Focusrite that include some very good compression and reverb plug-ins that you can use as a VST in whichever DAW you have installed or want to us…
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    We have the Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 in one of our studios on campus. We are using it with a set of KRK monitors on a Windows PC. The computer that it is installed on is running Vista, and it runs great with Vista. It has not given me any errors while using it and the drivers appear to be very stable on Vista (64) bit. This interface can and should be racked, it will only take up one rack space but it has all of the inputs you need to run a session.

    UTILIZATION

    When you use this interface you will also get some very good plug-ins from Focusrite that include some very good compression and reverb plug-ins that you can use as a VST in whichever DAW you have installed or want to use it with.

    GETTING STARTED

    The preamps in this interface are great, I did not expect them to be that warm and clean. They are also very quiet and you will not even notice this interface is being used. It is very easy to set up in just about any program you want to use it with. But particularly in that studio we only use Cubase and Pro Tools. So for those two DAWS it works great.

    OVERALL OPINION

    As far as the make of this rackable interface, it is built to last. The knobs (there are only about 11 of them) are built well and are very easy to move. The mic inputs or instrument inputs are on the front of this unit which can be a plus depending on how your set up is. But sometimes with these inputs on the front of the unit requires the cords to be in the way sometimes. This would only be an issue at home though because in the studio this sits in a separate rack away from the actual workspace. I do recommend getting this for your home set up because it is not only great quality but it is affordable.
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  • stompboxjonstompboxjon

    High quality preamps

    Focusrite Saffire Pro 40Published on 10/23/12 at 21:58
    The Focusrite Pro 40 is a 20 in and 20 out FireWire interface that has 8 separate preamps. There are two different headphone buses and it is compatible with Mac or PC computers. I was using this interface from August up until now and it has never gave me any problems running it on a MacBook or a Windows 7 computer. The Focusrite Pro 40 also does have room to be expanded if your 20 in and 20 out interfaces isn’t enough for you.

    UTILIZATION

    It comes with a few of Focusrite’s VST plug-ins. The price of the Focusrite Pro 40 is a decent price for the value of what you get with this interface. The fact that you get 20 in and 20 out for this price is amazing. Most home musicians will n…
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    The Focusrite Pro 40 is a 20 in and 20 out FireWire interface that has 8 separate preamps. There are two different headphone buses and it is compatible with Mac or PC computers. I was using this interface from August up until now and it has never gave me any problems running it on a MacBook or a Windows 7 computer. The Focusrite Pro 40 also does have room to be expanded if your 20 in and 20 out interfaces isn’t enough for you.

    UTILIZATION

    It comes with a few of Focusrite’s VST plug-ins. The price of the Focusrite Pro 40 is a decent price for the value of what you get with this interface. The fact that you get 20 in and 20 out for this price is amazing. Most home musicians will not need that many ins and outs and most definitely will not be recording that many simultaneously. All of the drivers are very stable and have never caused an issue. The latency is very close to zero, especially with it being that this is a FireWire interface and not USB makes the latency even closer to zero.

    GETTING STARTED

    The Focusrite Pro 40 does allow for automatic switching between inputs. There are 10 digital inputs and 10 digital outputs. It does have phantom power for your condenser microphones and a resolution of 24-bit/96kHz. For the Pro 40 to be a 20 in and 20 out interface, it sure is pretty small.

    OVERALL OPINION

    It was very easy to install and set up, if you need help setting it up then the manual will have everything you need to get started and it will walk you through the process. The quality of sound you get with the Focusrite Pro 40 will surprise you , I could not believe that I was able to get this quality with an interface that cost less than 500 dollars. The preamps are some of the best that I have heard.
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  • FabcruzilleFabcruzille

    Super Value / Price

    Focusrite Saffire Pro 40Published on 04/17/12 at 01:17
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    I bought it because a friend of mine sold it, she came into my budget, and I had heard, especially for its affordability and its eight analog inputs.
    I use it connected to two Yamaha HS8, a macbook pro with Protools 10 above.

    UTILIZATION

    On the use, nothing to say! The pre-amp are really correct and good, 8 inputs on a sound card that price, it rocks! 2 headphone outputs handy! The only small problem is the lack of power gains, but nothing too problematic.
    I use it in a home studio to record the album in my group, and it really does well Verily!

    GETTING STARTED

    Installation carefree, very simple to use (just in front or back).

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it fo…
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    I bought it because a friend of mine sold it, she came into my budget, and I had heard, especially for its affordability and its eight analog inputs.
    I use it connected to two Yamaha HS8, a macbook pro with Protools 10 above.

    UTILIZATION

    On the use, nothing to say! The pre-amp are really correct and good, 8 inputs on a sound card that price, it rocks! 2 headphone outputs handy! The only small problem is the lack of power gains, but nothing too problematic.
    I use it in a home studio to record the album in my group, and it really does well Verily!

    GETTING STARTED

    Installation carefree, very simple to use (just in front or back).

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 6 months, and I'm really happy!
    I intend to buy even a 2nd for the linker and go to 16 tracks!
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  • ThomasMCThomasMC

    Very good price / quality ratio

    Focusrite Saffire Pro 40Published on 03/18/12 at 18:04
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    - What characteristics have motivated your choice?

    It has 8 inputs and 10 outputs (including 2 headphones), it is rackable, ADAT I / O.

    - For what purpose?

    I use it in a home studio to record my band, those of my friends or any other musical project.

    - What is your config (Motherboard / CPU / RAM / Disk, ...)?

    I have an old PC running XP SP3 with a dual-core 2.4 and 4 GB of RAM, it works niquel

    - Which instruments or systems (console, preamp, DtDs ...) the use and how you connect? ...

    I use it to record vocals, guitars and dub by micro DI, and basses in the same way.

    UTILIZATION

    - The drivers are stable?

    No problem with for 4 months

    - Are they updated f…
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    - What characteristics have motivated your choice?

    It has 8 inputs and 10 outputs (including 2 headphones), it is rackable, ADAT I / O.

    - For what purpose?

    I use it in a home studio to record my band, those of my friends or any other musical project.

    - What is your config (Motherboard / CPU / RAM / Disk, ...)?

    I have an old PC running XP SP3 with a dual-core 2.4 and 4 GB of RAM, it works niquel

    - Which instruments or systems (console, preamp, DtDs ...) the use and how you connect? ...

    I use it to record vocals, guitars and dub by micro DI, and basses in the same way.

    UTILIZATION

    - The drivers are stable?

    No problem with for 4 months

    - Are they updated frequently?

    No idea, I installed the latest ones since it was installed and since I have not looked, but I have no bug or problem for now.

    - What software do you use most often?

    I use it with Cubase

    - What you get lag?

    I had problems with latency at the beginning but it was not the Saffire Pro 40, now I would say that if I get around 5-7ms seems to me there, a little more on large project.

    - How many tracks do you manage to record / play simultaneously?

    My biggest projects are 20-25 audio tracks / MIDI VST and I have no worries latency or cracks etc. ...
    on the other hand I have on some project or I only use the instruments as VSTs (virtual instruments 15 tracks is a big maximum).

    GETTING STARTED

    - The installation is done it without problem?

    I installed the drivers and control software and then plugged in and hop it works.

    - Have you encountered any incompatibilities?

    No.

    - The general configuration is easy?

    Could not be more simple, I had to flip through the manual once diagonally and it's good!

    - The manual is clear and sufficient?

    From what little I read it sounded.

    OVERALL OPINION

    - How long you use it?

    I use it for 4 months.

    - What is so special that you love the most, least?

    Most: his preamps change me life compared to those of my M-Audio Fast Ultra, less breath and more neutral, the two headphone outputs, 2 inputs Line / Inst Combo with Jack / XLR front panel, the input / ADAT.

    The least: For the general consensus that the firewire (but it does not bother me in had my PC), otherwise I do not see too much downside.

    - Did you tried many other models before buying it?

    I have traveled quite a bit of paper on the interface type but have tried any others, I had an M-Audio Fast Track Ultra, which dropped me but I was not satisfied anyway.

    - How would you rate the quality / price?

    I find the quality / price excellent in quality and number of options available!

    - With experience, you do again this choice?

    Yes, this is a good interface for its price, at the same price the RME Babyface does not offer as many features included for example (although the quality is higher), I would do probably the choice.
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  • ericthegreatericthegreat

    Nice and easy

    Focusrite Saffire Pro 40Published on 09/25/11 at 22:05
    I've had mine a little over a month now. I love it! I had read some reviews elsewhere complaining about latency issues and FW problems, etc. I put a Lacie FW400 card in my old Dell Dimension 3000 w a 2.80 GHz Pentium 4 and t works seamlessly, although being dingle core, the FW interface eats up more CPU than I would like. But that is no problem because it is so versatile as a mixer I just use it as an 8 channel ADAT expansion to my E-Mu 1212M card which gives me two more analog inputs with Pro Tools 190 HD converters. And that still leaves me 2 S/DIF channels.

    UTILIZATION

    I can run all that at 48K all day plus I have 2 channel direct zero latency monitoring off the 1212M and two d…
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    I've had mine a little over a month now. I love it! I had read some reviews elsewhere complaining about latency issues and FW problems, etc. I put a Lacie FW400 card in my old Dell Dimension 3000 w a 2.80 GHz Pentium 4 and t works seamlessly, although being dingle core, the FW interface eats up more CPU than I would like. But that is no problem because it is so versatile as a mixer I just use it as an 8 channel ADAT expansion to my E-Mu 1212M card which gives me two more analog inputs with Pro Tools 190 HD converters. And that still leaves me 2 S/DIF channels.

    UTILIZATION

    I can run all that at 48K all day plus I have 2 channel direct zero latency monitoring off the 1212M and two different zero latency headphone monitor channels and a third monitor output channel giving me a total of 4 different monitor mixes as well as a variety of ways to mix them. And I can use the E-Mu-s 32 bit on board effects on all channels independently as inserts if I want to add saturation, color, tube simulation, etc., as well as really nice digital compression.

    GETTING STARTED

    Getting started was easy!

    OVERALL OPINION

    Overall, its Clean, pristine, and with tons of dead quiet headroom! I went through two TrakMaster Pro's that had horrible noise issues above 6 on the gain control. I replaced them with a Studio Projects VTB1(which is actually also an exceptionally clean and useful pre amp for the money) that was much better. But the pre amps in the Pro 49 are what one expects from Focusrite. They don not color the sound they way a Never or other vintage type pres do, and they don't add tube harmonics. But what they do is give you a clean, very musical, very accurate transmission of whatever you plug in it. You can get all kinds incredibly realistic, relatively inexpensive (and even free) plug-ins to give you all the warmth and color you desire as well as compression, etc. (the included Focusrite FX bundle is actually pretty good...), or run it back out and through an analogue source after you have recorded the dry signal. Either way, you won't be disappointed! It has the quality and versatility of interfaces costing far more and is a steal relative to the OctoPre MK II w/o compression.
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  • slopyslopy

    Focusrite Saffire Pro 40Published on 02/26/09 at 16:09
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    CHARACTERISTICS:

    - 8-powered microphones pramplis fantme
    - Pad - 9 dB at the inputs 1 and 2
    - JetPLL technology to eliminate the jitter
    - 10 analog outputs
    - ADAT I / O
    - Input / Output SPDIF
    - 2 between virtual "loopback" for routing audio between apps DIFFERENT and facilitating the capture streaming audio
    - Having nitre-5 LEDs for each analog input
    - Router console and virtual zero-latency DSP 18x16
    - Two headphone outputs with indpendantes CONTRL volume faade
    - Stereo output with pads and circuit protection for monitors when lighting
    - CONTRL volume in faade
    - Sun and Mute switches
    - Paper with a suite of plug-ins (VST / AU): compressor, rverbration, noise ga…
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    CHARACTERISTICS:

    - 8-powered microphones pramplis fantme
    - Pad - 9 dB at the inputs 1 and 2
    - JetPLL technology to eliminate the jitter
    - 10 analog outputs
    - ADAT I / O
    - Input / Output SPDIF
    - 2 between virtual "loopback" for routing audio between apps DIFFERENT and facilitating the capture streaming audio
    - Having nitre-5 LEDs for each analog input
    - Router console and virtual zero-latency DSP 18x16
    - Two headphone outputs with indpendantes CONTRL volume faade
    - Stereo output with pads and circuit protection for monitors when lighting
    - CONTRL volume in faade
    - Sun and Mute switches
    - Paper with a suite of plug-ins (VST / AU): compressor, rverbration, noise gate and equalizer
    - Book pack with the Xcite + (Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station and 1 GB of samples)
    rather simpa saw eye

    UTILIZATION

    I had no desire to install Vista SP1 I am in you put the CD starts the install it's all good!

    -Currently no incompatibility DTECT

    Therefore, the configuration very easy as long as we understood the Schematic Manual
    I'm not a pro and it took me less than 2 hours to understand how it all works!

    -The manual and even a little too simple ... I love a sample configuration ... m'enfin as I have said very simple to configure as desired!

    GETTING STARTED

    Them a stable driver not even crash when changing Sample Rate

    -Currently no update ... but said update said soft output too early ... and it's not the case!

    "I use Ableton Live 7 (it comes with Ableton Live Lite 6 Map!)

    My-8ms latency is a total (between 4 and 4 out) with my 128 and a buffer device in normal mode against the project for large cracks all over but with just a guitar rig or other is trs good

    -For now I try two .... I will make ending for 8 (a battery)

    -Read ... for the moment I read a draft of 16 trouble-free track ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've had less than a week

    I like its interface and ease of implementation!
    against by the latency and too long ... (32ms in total ... there must be a way to fall but how ...)
    I try some low-end model before this one so I lack a point of comparison ...

    The value for money seems good (especially since I got a new 370 ... hehe so what's a 450 in vpc and over 500 in-store french ...)

    I think if I had more in me I'll take a RME in the same budget but I think so!
    says its been over a month that I was Russian I Submitted to lower the latency is 8ms which is the total trs good!
    the preamp's really great for the price! It's fairly neutral with a touch of heat not dsagrable

    I am really pleased with this card
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  • patekpatek

    Focusrite Saffire Pro 40Published on 11/18/09 at 06:38
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    -Suggest by the seller.
    -I have a Mac G5 Dual with 8 gig of ram osx 10.4.11
    -For multitrack recording in sync with an mpc.
    MPC2000XL-, audiotechnica mic, etc ...

    UTILIZATION

    -Drivers are unstable for MIDI. Here is what I said because when I record in sync and multitrack, There are hints of the recording. you can see the waves take a behind the line of tempo: <span style="font-family: monospace, helvetica, clean, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 16px;">Currently There Are Some MIDI timing issues with the Pro 40 driver When passing MIDI clock messages Which is Most Likely the cause of your problem. This is Something Have Looked Into our developers and we are Hoping t…
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    -Suggest by the seller.
    -I have a Mac G5 Dual with 8 gig of ram osx 10.4.11
    -For multitrack recording in sync with an mpc.
    MPC2000XL-, audiotechnica mic, etc ...

    UTILIZATION

    -Drivers are unstable for MIDI. Here is what I said because when I record in sync and multitrack, There are hints of the recording. you can see the waves take a behind the line of tempo: <span style="font-family: monospace, helvetica, clean, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 16px;">Currently There Are Some MIDI timing issues with the Pro 40 driver When passing MIDI clock messages Which is Most Likely the cause of your problem. This is Something Have Looked Into our developers and we are Hoping to Implement a fix in a build in the near future.
    - I use it with digitalperformer 5.13
    </span>

    GETTING STARTED

    the instalation correct although I must always return to the soft and said, SHORT driver latency.

    OVERALL OPINION

    2 months, since I use it.
    "I tested an m-audio 1814 lower range and never had any problems (with my laptop)
    digidesign 003 with ProTool and it was fantastic.
    - With experience on c I do not redo the same choice, it took me two months before finding the bobo noon and I had to mail to the company for a response. I am bringing a sound engineer with no success.
    I will opt for one that is compatible with motu dp5.
    C-probably a good qualitée price once all the drivers in a future update possible.
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  • mezkalmezkal

    Excellent value for money

    Focusrite Saffire Pro 40Published on 11/12/10 at 19:57
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    The environment of the interface:
    Connected to a Mac Mini (core2duo, 2GB) and a pair of monitors, most often in Logic Pro. I use half of the analog inputs to record the "send" on my console and the other half to plug microphones. A multitrack digital ADAT is connected.

    The main features that made me choose this interface:

    - Focusrite&#39;s reputation, including the quality of their preamps (despite their relative inexperience in the field of i / f audio)

    - The price: I had a relatively limited budget (read: not the means for a RME or Apogee). I have long hesitated between Pro 40 and 56 of the Liquid brand, MOTU 828mk3 and a M-Audio ProFire 2626. The 828 seemed to be poorly design…
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    The environment of the interface:
    Connected to a Mac Mini (core2duo, 2GB) and a pair of monitors, most often in Logic Pro. I use half of the analog inputs to record the "send" on my console and the other half to plug microphones. A multitrack digital ADAT is connected.

    The main features that made me choose this interface:

    - Focusrite&#39;s reputation, including the quality of their preamps (despite their relative inexperience in the field of i / f audio)

    - The price: I had a relatively limited budget (read: not the means for a RME or Apogee). I have long hesitated between Pro 40 and 56 of the Liquid brand, MOTU 828mk3 and a M-Audio ProFire 2626. The 828 seemed to be poorly designed (even if I know the reputation of MOTU on i / f audio) and expensive in terms of its functionality; regarding ProFire I tried it in store and I &#39; had the feeling of a good "cheap". Remained the Liquid 56, whose function preamp convolution "m&#39;alléchait much, but after careful consideration, I told myself that 250 € more for a function that I could actually enjoy with microphones well above that I have is money I could use smarter (which I did).

    - And also some technical features: particularly the outputs "Monitor" dedicated in addition to 8 analog outputs normal, with front volume control and mute button as well as another, "Sun", which reduces the volume of its kind - 12dB (I say anything) that I find very useful when eg. we do not want to listen actively but we need to know what happens, the two independent headphone outputs * * the main mix, also very handy when doing the sound;
    also the fact that there are two analog inputs on the front, it avoids plunging with the headlamp in the mess behind the rack when we just want to record a microphone or a guitar.

    UTILIZATION

    This interface was a fairly bad reputation because of its output drivers bugged to the bone. I personally have had * no * concern, and apparently (according to the forums) any problems encountered by first-time users have been resolved to the release of version 2.0 of "MixControl" which is now a marvel of stability.

    About "MixControl": hence the name of both the driver and software mixing / routing, and I was pleasantly surprised by the possibilities it offers. We are not at a "TotalMix", but the routing options are complete enough to do pretty much what you want, for example where a soft style of recording type which falls within AudioMulch Logic by internal bus, with a synth that comes out of a jack of the / if to be processed by an external effect, which comes in Logic and then a singer who made a decision to punch in / out, all this does not pose problem either in terms of latency.
    Note the presence of two buses "loopback" which allow you to route audio streams of an app to another hard, without having to type Soundflower tools.

    Obviously these are valid assertions of a point of view "home studio" and little training I&#39;ve never tried to record 16 musicians at the same time (and anyway it is not the expected use of a material in this price range). However I think for 500 €, one could hardly do better.

    GETTING STARTED

    No problem at the facility: the driver is installed, the computer is turned off, one branch is on again and everything is settled.
    The app owner MixControl is pretty straightforward, and the GUI is very nice, but it&#39;s subjective.
    The Pro 40 itself is the same bill, clearly and logically designed, whether the front or rear panel.
    It goes without saying that to make the best use, you must have some basis in audio, including calibrating levels depending on the hardware being used, otherwise it may be very disappointed, so know a basic rule: not to daisy-chain ", ie do not connect the i / f on the firewire bus, and nothing else, especially no hard drive. But these tips are equally valid for all audio interfaces.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I bought seven months ago, in April 2010. She purrs and since then I&#39;ve never had to complain.

    I am particularly pleased with preamps, which are very clear, do not blow or little (less than push the knobs to 11) and have good headroom.
    The overall impression was that competition in the same range, offers more features (DSP, I / O further ...) but that Focusrite is banking on quality than quantity.

    As the title says, the price / quality ratio is excellent. I say again, this view is seen in the context of using home / project studio: as with any audio, you get the quality we are willing to pay (although this is not always true) . But having already experienced far more expensive equipment and specialized, I can testify that within a relatively modest use, the Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 is capable of delivering an outcome worthy of my working hours.

    I would do it without hesitating one second choice.
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  • Archy1Archy1

    excellent quality / functionality / price

    Focusrite Saffire Pro 40Published on 04/24/11 at 11:24
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    I bought it to replace my Presonus Firebox (which still works fine) its 8 preamp quality, its interface FW, its two headphone outputs and routing software that allows a great flexibility
    it is rack mounted and connected to my "old" MacPro 2.66 quad 12 Gb ram Snow Leopard 10.6.5

    UTILIZATION

    Never had a crash, drivers are concrete under osx, between Logic and routing software, I really do what I want input / sorites.
    I record rarely more than 2 tracks at once, for reading, I load up to 30 or 40 tracks, audio and virtual instrumentals.
    I resolved in Logic 64 samples which is supposed to 11ms, I did not try to do better, I do not feel the need ...

    GETTING STARTED

    SIR…
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    I bought it to replace my Presonus Firebox (which still works fine) its 8 preamp quality, its interface FW, its two headphone outputs and routing software that allows a great flexibility
    it is rack mounted and connected to my "old" MacPro 2.66 quad 12 Gb ram Snow Leopard 10.6.5

    UTILIZATION

    Never had a crash, drivers are concrete under osx, between Logic and routing software, I really do what I want input / sorites.
    I record rarely more than 2 tracks at once, for reading, I load up to 30 or 40 tracks, audio and virtual instrumentals.
    I resolved in Logic 64 samples which is supposed to 11ms, I did not try to do better, I do not feel the need ...

    GETTING STARTED

    SIR, I barely opened the manual

    OVERALL OPINION

    Of course, if I was pro and I wanted to put to advantage in, I opted to Apogee or RME but we must be realistic and stop being the fart with stuff, there are 5 or 10 years it was excellent record with half of what we have today.
    I use it for 6 months and with the same budget and for the same use, I will ever be the same choice without hesitation.
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  • Selecta Biss@Selecta Biss@

    A good product cheap in USA

    Focusrite Saffire Pro 40Published on 01/20/11 at 08:39
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    8 preamp with VU meter equipped entered combo jack / XLR.
    10 TRS outputs (8 outputs mono + 2 monitor)
    Entered ADAT
    Entered SPDIF
    Full MIDI connectivity

    2 of 8 analog inputs facades with PAD, and opportunities to go to high impedance for connecting a guitar (not try).

    48V phantom power switchable for channels 1 to 4 and from May to August

    Two headphone outputs with independent volume.

    I rarely use the preamp card but may of times this was where I was not disappointed even more pleasantly surprised.
    Driver

    UTILIZATION

    ultra stable in my case, it turns with Cubase SX3 on a quad core 4gig

    Tested by recording 8 tracks simultaneously without problems.

    Very low latency.…
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    8 preamp with VU meter equipped entered combo jack / XLR.
    10 TRS outputs (8 outputs mono + 2 monitor)
    Entered ADAT
    Entered SPDIF
    Full MIDI connectivity

    2 of 8 analog inputs facades with PAD, and opportunities to go to high impedance for connecting a guitar (not try).

    48V phantom power switchable for channels 1 to 4 and from May to August

    Two headphone outputs with independent volume.

    I rarely use the preamp card but may of times this was where I was not disappointed even more pleasantly surprised.
    Driver

    UTILIZATION

    ultra stable in my case, it turns with Cubase SX3 on a quad core 4gig

    Tested by recording 8 tracks simultaneously without problems.

    Very low latency.

    GETTING STARTED

    Installation very simple (even for a quiche of the computer like me)
    The manual is almost useless so it flows naturally.


    OVERALL OPINION

    Used for over a year.

    I like the general finishing, and the profusion of all kinds of connections that can connect to many audio format.
    One cool thing is the software that came with monitoring which allows you to mix the hair in the headphone of the person registering.

    I like the VU meters less a little bit smaller (but offset by good handicap software computer music)
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