Liquid Saffire 56 is Focusrite’s new flagship 2U multi-channel firewire audio interface. Liquid technology combines with Saffire PRO firewire interfacing to deliver a host of authentic pre-amp flavors, seamless software integration, excellent routing flexibility and future-proof, rock-solid driver stability. In addition to six of Focusrite's legendary mic-pre's, two of Liquid Saffire 56’s pre-amps utilize the third generation of Focusrite’s Liquid Pre-amp, providing the choice of ten different pre-amp emulations. A harmonics dial on each Liquid pre-amp lets you account for variance in vintage originals of the same model, or use levels of 2nd, 3rd and 5th Harmonic distortion creatively to shape your sound. Liquid pre-amps ensure low noise and distortion, while quality digital conversion and JetPLLTM jitter elimination technology ensure pristine audio quality as your audio flows between the analog and digital domains. The Liquid Saffire 56 offers a host of i/o options, and mic, line, and instrument inputs with independent connectors. The included Saffire Mix Control features unparalleled output routing and monitoring. and provides intuitive one-click set-up solutions, a clear mixing layout, large on-screen metering for inputs, outputs and submixes, and control over the choice of liquid emulation. Two independent headphone buses are provided and a dedicated stereo monitor mix output features pads for improved sound quality, while an 'anti-thump' circuit protects your monitor speakers from spikes when booting up or shutting down the unit. Focusrite has, over the past decade, built a reputation as the market leader for high quality recording equipment, with is mic-pre technology as the cornerstone of that enviable reputation. The Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 delivers clarity without coloration and exhibits the signature transparency for which Focusrite has become famous.