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Focusrite Saffire PRO 24 [EDUCATIONAL PRICING]
16 x 8 Firewire Audio Interface with 2 Microphone Preamps


The Saffire Pro 24 is a 16 In/8 out Firewire audio interface featuring two Focusrite pre-amps.
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The Saffire Pro 24 is a 16 In/8 out Firewire audio interface featuring two Focusrite pre-amps. Alongside the two Focusrite pre-amps are a host of I/O options; two additional analogue inputs, six analogue outputs, ADAT inputs (for expanding the interface with, for example, Focusrite’s OctoPre), stereo SPDIF I/O and 2 virtual ‘loopback’ inputs for routing digital audio between software applications - ideal for capturing online audio. Front panel 5-LED metering for each analogue input offers detailed viewing of levels.

This is a specially priced product for educational institutions. Please call your Sales Pro at 800-356-5844 for more information on how to place your order. A faxed purchase order from your organization is usually required to fulfill this order at this price.

Saffire Mix Control, the zero-latency 18 x 8 DSP Mixer/Router software provided with Saffire PRO 24, sets a new standard at this price point for audio interface control. It features flexible output routing and monitoring, as well as intuitive one-click set-up solutions designed to help you track, monitor and mix as quickly as possible.

Saffire PRO 24 also comes with all the additional tools needed to start making music straight away. The included Red 2 & Red 3 Plugin Suite includes models of Focusrite's classic Red Series of equalizers that will provide you with detailed dynamic and tonal control of your mix. You also get the great-sounding Softube Time and Tone Bundle, which includes the TSAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay, and Saturation Knob plugins. Thanks to the Red 2 & Red 3 Plugin Suite and the Time and Tone Bundle, you'll have a great set of tools for your audio production needs that will keep you coming back session after session.

Focusrite’s established Xcite+ bundle is also included. The bundle features Ableton Live Lite (for all your production, performance and compositional needs), Novation’s Bass Station soft synth and over 1 gig of royalty-free samples from Loopmasters and ‘Mike the Drummer’.

Focusrite’s Saffire PRO 24 is designed to capture every subtle nuance of your recordings, dropped seamlessly and effortlessly into the digital domain, leaving you free to enjoy the freedom of a creative modern music making experience.

All Saffire FireWire and Thunderbolt-compatible interfaces now come bundled with Focusrite's Midnight plug-in suite for free upon registration – a $99 value. The Midnight plug-in suite models two of the most iconic Focusrite modules of all time – the ISA110 equaliser and ISA130 compressor – and gives them elegant, functional on-screen front panels for easy control.

Focusrite Saffire PRO 24 Features:

  • Two High Quality Award-winning Focusrite Pre-amps:  The best sounding interface in its class. Focusrite's unparalleled pre-amp legacy forms the foundation of this new interface, with two award-winning Focusrite pre-amps.
  • High Quality 24-bit/96kHz FireWire Interface: Features high quality A-D / D-A conversion and JetPLL™ jitter elimination technology; pristine audio quality and reliable synchronisation are guaranteed.
  • Total I/O Count of 16 Inputs and 8 Outputs:  Ahost of I/O options are provided, including a unique loop-back facility for routing audio between software applications via Saffire Mix Control.
  • Saffire Mix Control Zero-latency DSPMixer/Router:  Routing flexibility and intuitive one-click set-up solutions; Saffire Mix Control provides an 18 x 8 DSP mixer with excellent output routing and monitoring capabilities.
  • Xcite+ Software Bundle:  Featuring a host of royalty-free loops and samples, a full-fledged soft-synth and Ableton Live 7 Lite, providing an affordable upgrade path to Ableton Live.
  • Focusrite VST/AU Plug-in Suite, for use in the mix:  Upgrade your standard sequencer effects and bring a touch of class to your session with all-new Focusrite Compression, Reverb, Gating and EQVST/AU plug-ins.
  • Front panel 5-LED metering:  LED metering for each of the analogue inputs offers detailed viewing of levels direct from the front fascia.
  • Dedicated front-panel headphone bus:  Providing a fully customized monitor mix, with tactile level control available on the front panel.

Focusrite Saffire PRO 24 Specifications:

  • Microphone Inputs:
    • Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): 106dB
    • SNR (A-weighted): -105.3dB 
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1 dB
    • THD+N: 0.001% (measured at 1 kHz with a 20 Hz/22 kHz bandpass filter)
    • Noise: EIN > 125dB (128dB analog to digital) (measured at 60 dB of gain with 150 Ohm termination (20 Hz/22 kHz bandpass filter)
    • Maximum level (A-weighted):  8.6 dBu at 1%
  • Line Inputs:
    • Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): 106.5dB
    • SNR (A-weighted): -106dB
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dB
    • THD+N (A-Weighted): < 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    • Noise: -90dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    • Maximum level (A-weighted): 16.3dBu at 1%
  • Instrument Inputs:
    • Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz +/- 0.1dB
    • Maximum Input Level min gain no pad +8dBu
    • Maximum Input Level max gain no pad -42dBu
    • THD+N, -1dBFS, min gain, no pad < 0.0015%
    • SNR 105dB "A"
    • DNR 105dB "A"
    • Input Impedance > 1MOhm
    • X-talk < -100dB
    • Adjustable Gain > 50dB
    • Pad Attenuation 10dB
  • Headphone Outputs:
    • Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz +/- 0.1dB
    • SNR 105dB "A"
    • DNR 105dB "A"
    • Maximum Output into 32R +12.4dBu (+10.2dBV)
    • Power into 32R 250mW
    • Output Impedance < 7 Ohms
    • Load Impedance > 24 Ohms
  • Line level Outputs:
    • Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): 105dB
    • SNR (A-weighted): -104.5dB
    • THD+N: < 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    • Maximum level (A-weighted): 16.13dBu at 0.885%
    • Clock jitter < 250 picoseconds
    • THD+N AMPL (A-weighted)= -107dBFS
  • Connectivity:
    • Analog Channel Inputs (Inputs 1-4)
      • 2 x XLR Mic/Line Neutrik Combi-Jacks (Inputs 1-2)
      • 2 x XLR Instrument Neutrik Combi-Jacks (Instrument on inputs 1 and 2 only)
      • Automatic switch of Mic / Line (inserting a jack switches from Mic to either Line or Instrument (instrument selected via the software control panel)
      • Line inputs 3-4 have low and high gain settings can be controlled from the Saffire MixControl software (low gain being the default)
      • Digital Channel Inputs (Inputs 5-14) 44.1-96kHz
      • Stereo S/PDIF input on RCA
      • 1 x 8 channel ADAT input on Optical Connector (SDPIF 3&4 set in preferences menu)
    • Analog Audio Outputs (Outputs 1-6):
      • 6 x TRS analogue outputs (Outputs 1-6)
      • 1 x TRS stereo headphone output (headphone mix 1 same as outputs 3 & 4)
      • Digital Channel Outputs (Outputs 7-8) 44.1 kHz - 96 kHz
      • Stereo S/PDIF output on RCA
    • Other I/O:
      • 1 x 6-pin Firewire socket
      • 2 Standard 5-pin DIN MIDI connectors: In and Out
      • 12V DC power input connector for use with external PSU
  • Weight:  3.5 lbs (1.6 kg)
  • Dimensions (WxHxD):  8.5" x 1.8" x 8.65" (215mmx 45mm x 220mm)
  • System Requirements
    • Windows:
      • Windows Vista or higher required
      • Computer:  Windows compatible computer with FireWire 400 port.
      • CPU/Clock:  Pentium or AMD with 1 GHz or higher (Dual 1 GHz or better recommended)
      • Memory (RAM):  512 MB (more recommended)
      • Screen Resolution:  1024x768 (1280x1024 or more recommended)
    • Apple:
      • Mac OS X 10.4 or higher required
      • Computer:  Apple Macintosh with FireWire 400 port (or 800 port with 800 to 400 adaptor)
      • CPU/Clock:  PowerPC G4/Dual 1 GHZ or faster or any Intel-based Mac
      • Memory (RAM):  512 MB (more recommended)
      • Screen Resolution:  1024x768 (1280x1024 or more recommended)
  • NOTE: All of Focusrite's FireWire interfaces are fullycompatible with Thunderbolt using a simple FireWire to Thunderbolt adapter.Focusrite fully supports the use of Thunderbolt with their FireWireinterfaces.

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