Focusrite Saffire Pro 26 18x8 Firewire/Thunderbolt compatible Audio Interface


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Saffire PRO 26 is a pro-quality, 18 in/8 out, Firewire/Thunderbolt-compatible audio interface with 4 mic preamps, Two ¼-inch instrument inputs, two adjustable headphone outputs, LED metering and additional options for analog and digital I/O.

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’s Saffire PRO 26 was designed for both and live performance and studio recording, providing a flexible selection of input and output options. The included mix control software combines with four award-winning preamps and cutting-edge interfacing technology, to seamlessly integrate together, giving you excellent driver stability and routing flexibility.

Saffire’s preamps have plenty of headroom to provide ensure low distortion and low noise, so you can benefit from the full dynamic range of your instruments, whether a guitar amp or the loudest drums. Precision digital conversion and JetPLL™ jitter-elimination technology maintain pristine audio quality in both analog and digital domains.

Inputs 1 and 2 are available both as mic-level rear-panel XLRs and as front-panel TRS (1/4 inch) sockets at line or instrument levels, and include 8dB pads. Inputs 3 and 4 appear on the rear panel as combo XLR (mic)/TRS (line) sockets. There are two additional rear-panel TRS line inputs, making a total of six analog inputs, for which 5-segment LED metering is provided.

The PRO 26 includes S/PDIF I/O, and an optical digital input that can be configured either as S/PDIF or as ADAT format, the latter allowing expansion of the interface with, for example, Focusrite’s OctoPre MkII, for a total of 14 analog inputs. Saffire PRO 26 also features two virtual Loopback inputs, for routing digital audio between software applications — ideal for capturing online audio.

On the output side, dual headphone outputs, six line outputs on TRS jacks, and S/PDIF coax are provided.  Main monitor controls, including volume, dim and mute, are included on the front panel.  

Saffire MixControl, the ultra-low-latency 26 x 8 DSP mixer/router software provided with Saffire PRO 26, sets a new standard for audio interface control. It features flexible output routing and monitoring, as well as intuitive one-click setup solutions designed to help you track, monitor and mix as quickly as possible.

Included software:
Ableton Live Lite, Midnight plugin suite (Midnight EQ & Compressor), Scarlett plugin suite (Scarlett EQ, Compressor, Gate and Reverb) Novation Bass Station virtual instrument and 1GB of Loopmasters sample content.

*Thunderbolt™ Compatible – In common with all Focusrite Saffire interfaces, the Saffire PRO 26 is compatible with Thunderbolt ports via the use of a FireWire to Thunderbolt adaptor (not included). An external power supply is recommended for use in Thunderbolt applications, particularly when using phantom power.

  • Four Award-Winning Focusrite Preamps
  • Two pres provide  high-Z instrument capability & 8dB pads
  • Two additional TRS inputs;
  • Two independently-controlled headphone outputs
  • Six TRS line outputs
  • 'Precision 24-bit/96kHz conversion and pristine analog audio
  • Precision A-D / D-A conversion with JetPLL™ jitter reduction technology;
  • Pristine digital and analog audio quality and reliable synchronization.
  • Multiple Connectivity Options - FireWire or Thunderbolt*
  • Firewire or Thunderbolt keeps your USB Buses Free
  • Comprehensive I/O – 18 inputs and 8 outputs
  • Loopback' facility for routing audio between software applications
  • Expand your interface with up to eight extra analog inputs
  • Firewire Bus-powered
  • Dual headphone outputs – multiple monitor mixes
  • 5-Segment LED metering  to accurately monitor input levels  
  • Solid build quality in a portable chassis can easily fit into a bag

Includes a Comprehensive Software Bundle with Ableton Live Lite, Focusrite's professional Midnight and Scarlett plug-in suites, Novation BassStation virtual synthesiser and 1GB of Loopmasters sample content.

Things You Will Get:

    Saffire PRO 26
    Power supply
    Getting started guide
    Software bundle code card
    FireWire 400 - 800 cable
Interface Type Firewire / Thunderbolt-Compatible
Mic Preamps 4
Audio Resolution 24-bit/96kHz
Analog Inputs 2 x XLR microphone inputs
2 x Combi XLR/TRS Mic/line inputs
2 x Additional Line inputs
Combo XLR/TRS Jacks 2
Analog Outputs 6 x balanced TRS
Digital Inputs 18
Digital Input Type S/PDIF & ADAT
Digital Outputs 2
Digital Output Type S/PDIF
Bus Powered Yes
Phantom Power Yes
Dimensions 4.25 X 10.75 X 18.5 Inches (HxWxD)
Weight 6.57 lbs.
Series Saffire
Model PRO 26


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The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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