Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 DSP Firewire Audio Interface with Virtual Reference Monitoring, (SAFFIRE PRO 24 DSP)

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The Focusrite Saffire PRO 24 DSP is the latest in Focusrite’s new generation of FireWire audio interfaces. As with all Focusrite interfaces, Saffire PRO 24 DSP is the best sounding interface in its class, attentively designed with recording musicians and the modern home studio in mind. With Saffire PRO 24 DSP, an onboard DSP chip powers the Virtual Reference Monitoring feature, for reference mixing using headphones. As with the Saffire PRO 24, the DSP has two Focusrite pre-amps to ensure low noise and distortion, while quality digital conversion and JetPLL jitter elimination technology give pristine audio quality as your audio flows between analog and digital domains. Alongside the two Focusrite pre-amps are a host of I/O options; two additional analog inputs, six analog outputs, ADAT inputs, 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 analog input offers detailed viewing of levels, while Saffire Mix Control, the zero-latency 18 x 8 DSP Mixer/Router software provided with Saffire PRO 24 DSP, sets a new standard for audio interface control. It features tracking tools such as compression, limiting and comfort reverb, flexible output routing and monitoring, as well as intuitive one-click set-up solutions. The Saffire PRO 24 DSP provides the latest version of the Focusrite Plug-in Suite, which includes Compression, Reverb, Gating and EQ VST/AU plug-ins. An extra set of headphones, Dim and Mute switches, and Focusrite’s established Xcite+ bundle are also included. Focusrite’s Saffire PRO 24 DSP 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.

Latest reviews

Pros: Sound Quality, Award-winning Pre-amps, Onboard DSP, Superb front panel, Amazing Look, Top Software Mix Control
Cons: Non actually ;)
My latest gear in music production is Focusrite Saffire PRO 24 DSP. This incredible sound card is all-in-one studio gear. For your money you get high quality 24-bit/96kHz firewire interface, 16 inputs/8 outputs, top sound quality DAC, award-winning Focusrite pre-amps (even on max gain almost no sign of noise with worse/problematic mics.... & absolutely no sign of noise with good mics), latency-free mixing & routing with onboard DSP-powered tools, 2 dedicated headphone busses on front panel (much power for almost all headphones in the world) & of course my favorite VRM - Virtual Reference Monitoring.
 
VRM works perfectly... of course real speakers are invincible, but this is sick, it is really good. For portable use & problematic places or 'must be quiet' rooms it's must have for mastering ;D Believe me, it works very good, if you have quality headphones!!!
 
Front panel is lovely, 5 LED analog input metering is superb, but two dedicated headphone busses are priceless :wink: for both of them works VRM too.
 
With this sound card you can & possibly you will hear every defect & low bitrate weakness of tracks... prepare for it!
 
Even multiple recording is easy & without any problems thanks to firewire bus. Under MacOS X it is strong & stable card & Focusrite Mix Control software is very very good... you can do almost everything (routing, mixing, DSP effects dor analog inputs 1,2) ad infinitum....
 
I love it & I think I won't need new gear for few years :wink:

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