Focusrite announces Saffire PRO 26

Focusrite has revealed Saffire PRO 26, the latest addition to its Saffire PRO range of FireWire/Thunderbolt compatible audio interfaces. Focusrite’s Saffire PRO 26 boasts the same high-quality audio design as the Saffire range of interfaces in a portable, desktop-sized chassis.

Designed with both studio recording and live musicians in mind, Saffire PRO 26 features a comprehensive selection of professional analogue and digital I/O options. A total of 18 inputs and eight outputs includes four preamps, two instrument inputs, two headphone outputs, six line outputs, and ADAT & S/PDIF connectivity. This extensive feature set allows you to expand and augment your recording or live setups.

Like all Saffire interfaces, Saffire PRO 26 connects seamlessly to a Thunderbolt port via a FireWire to Thunderbolt adaptor (not included) or directly to a FireWire 800 port with the cable provided. Its dual-protocol compatibility (Firewire and Thunderbolt) means it will work seamlessly for years to come with the next generation of computers.

At the heart of Saffire PRO 26 lies its impeccable sonic integrity. The four Focusrite preamps allow recording flexibility and ensure low noise and distortion with plenty of headroom to capture the full dynamic range of even the loudest drum-kit or guitar amp, whilst precision 24-bit/96kHz digital conversion and JetPLL jitter-elimination technology maintain pristine audio quality in both analogue and digital domains.

Thanks to Saffire Mix Control – a control software application that runs on the host computer – Saffire PRO 26 is just as powerful in live situations as it is in the studio. The ultra-low-latency 26×8 DSP mixer/router features flexible output routing and monitoring for custom monitor mixes, as well as intuitive one-click presets to help you set up your session as quickly as possible, whether you’re tracking, mixing, or monitoring.