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Focusrite Saffire PRO 40 [EDUCATIONAL PRICING]
20 x 20 Firewire Audio Interface


The Focusrite Saffire PRO 40 represents the new generation of Focusrite multi-channel firewire audio interfaces.
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The Focusrite Saffire PRO 40 represents the new generation of Focusrite multi-channel firewire audio interfaces. It is the best sounding interface in its class; attentively designed with today's project studio in mind.

Focusrite's unparalleled pre-amp legacy forms the foundation of this new interface, with eight award-winning Focusrite pre-amps. These are combined with the very latest in firewire interfacing technology to deliver seamless integration, excellent routing flexibility and future-proof, rock-solid driver stability.

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.

With Saffire PRO 40, sonic integrity reigns supreme. The eight Focusrite pre-amps ensure low noise and distortion, whilst quality digital conversion and JetPLL jitter elimination technology ensure pristine audio quality as your audio flows between the analogue and digital domains.

Alongside the eight Focusrite pre-amps are a host of I/O options; 10 analogue outputs, ADAT I/O, stereo SPDIF I/O and 2 virtual 'loopback' inputs for routing digital audio between software applications. Every channel features phantom power, with the first two channels also featuring -9dB pads for additional headroom. Front panel 5-LED metering for each analogue input offers accurate viewing of levels.

Saffire PRO 40 comes with the Focusrite plug-in suite. All-new Focusrite Compression, Reverb, Gating and EQ VST/AU plug-ins provide a significant upgrade from standard sequencer effects, bringing a touch of class to your session. Focusrite's established Xcite+ bundle is also included. The bundle includes Ableton Live Lite, Novation's Bass Station soft synth and over 1 gig of royalty-free samples.

Saffire PRO 40 Control, the zero-latency 18x16 DSP Mixer/Router software provided with Saffire PRO 40, sets a new standard at this price point for audio interface control. It features unparalleled output routing and monitoring, as well as intuitive one-click solutions, a clear and concise  mixing layout and large on-screen metering for inputs, outputs and submixes.

Two independent headphone buses are provided, each with their own level controls available on the front panel. A dedicated stereo monitor mix output features pads for improved sound quality when connected to active monitor speakers. An 'anti-thump' circuit protects your monitor speakers from spikes when booting up or shutting down. Front panel controls include a main monitor dial with dim and mute switches, all of which fully integrate with customisable software to cover every possible monitoring need, providing a set of controls for any set-up from basic stereo to full 7.1 surround.

All Saffire FireWire and Thunderbolt-compatible interfaces now come bundled with Focusrite's Midnight plug-in suite for free upon registration. 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. Each Saffire also includes the Red 2 & Red 3 Plugin Suite, which 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 Saffire PRO 40 Features:

  • Eight High Quality Award-winning FocusritePre-amps:  The best sounding interface in its class. Focusrite's unparalleled pre-amp legacy forms the foundation of this new interface, with eight 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 20 Inputs and 20 Outputs:  A host of I/O options are provided, including a unique loop-back facility for routing audio between software applications via Saffire PRO 40 Control.
  • The Focusrite Plug-in Suite:  Upgrade yourstandard sequencer effects and bring a touch of class to your session withall-new Focusrite Compression, Reverb, Gating and EQ VST/AU plug-ins.
  • Great audio production plugins included: Every Saffire includes the Red 2 & Red 3 Plugin Suite and the Softube Time and Tone Bundle
  • Two separate headphone buses:  Two artists can receive independent and fully customized monitor mixes. Each output has an independent level control available on the front panel.
  • Saffire PRO 40 Control Zero-latency DSPMixer/Router:  Routing flexibility and intuitive one-click set-up solutions; Saffire PRO 40 Control provides an 18 x 16 DSP mixer with excellent output routing and monitoring capabilities.
  • Unmatched routing flexibility:  Saffire PRO 40 is the most flexible interface in its class, able to adapt to any recording session quickly and intuitively. The user is able to route any input signal or DAW output, or a mix of both, to any of the 20 outputs.

Focusrite Saffire PRO 40 Specifications:

  • Microphone Inputs:
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz +/-0.1dB
    • THD+N:0.001% (measured at 1kHz with a 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    • Noise: EIN>125dB (128dB analogue to digital) measured at 60dB of gain with 150 ohm termination (20Hz/20kHz bandpass filter)
  • Line Input:
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz +/-0.1dB
    • THD+N: <0.001%(measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    • Noise: -90dBu(22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Instrument Inputs:
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz +/-0.1dB
    • THD+N:<0.004% (measured with 0dBu input and 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
    • Noise:-87dBu (20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Conversion Performance:
    • Dynamic Range = 110dB (A-weighted)
    • Clock Jitter: 250 picoseconds
    • THD+N AMPL = -109dBFS 'A' weighted
  • Front and Rear Connectivity:
    • Analogue Channel Inputs (Inputs 1-8):
      • 2 Mic/Line/Inst Combo XLR (Inputs1 and 2)
      • 6 Mic/Line Combo XLR (Inputs 3-8)
      • Automatic switching ofMic/Line (e.g. inserting a jack switches from Mic to either Line or Instrument)
    • Digital Channel Inputs (Inputs 9-18) 44.1-96kHz
      • Stereo S/PDIF output on RCA
      • 8 ADAT outputs on Optical Connector, reduces to 4 outputs at 88.2/96kHz
      • Optical output can be switched to S/PDIF 3/4 in software preferences (ADAT disabled)
    • Other I/O
      • Two 6-pin Firewire sockets
      • Two Standard 5-pin DIN MIDI connectors: In and Out
      • IEC mains power input connector
  • Weight and Dimensions
    • 6.6 lbs
    • 13.8" (W) x 1.8" (H) x 9.3" (D
  • System Requirements:
    • Windows:
      • Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2 (32 bit and 64 bit), WindowsVista (32 bit and 64 bit) and Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit)
      • CPU/Clock: 900MHz AMD or Pentium (1.5 GHz or higher recommended)
      • Memory (RAM): 512 MB (more recommended)
    • Mac:
      • Operating System: OSX (10.7, 10.6, 10.5 and 10.4)
        • Note: Compatible with 10.4.11 when using Saffire Mix Control 1.8
      • CPU/Clock: PowerPC G4/Dual 1 GHz or faster or any Intel-based Mac
      • Memory (RAM): 512 MB (more recommended)
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