Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 Audio Interface

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Focusrite Audio Interface, Firewire, Pre Amps

All of Focusrite's FireWire interfaces are fully compatible with Thunderbolt using simple FireWire to Thunderbolt adapter. Focusrite fully supports the use of Thunderbolt with our FireWire interfaces. For more details visit the answerbase.

In stock and available to purchase at The Disc, the Liquid Saffire 56 is FocusriteÕs new flagship 2U multi-channel FireWire/Thunderbolt audio interface. Liquid technology combines with Saffire PRO Firewire interfacing to deliver a host of authentic preamp flavours, seamless software integration, excellent routing flexibility and future-proof, rock-solid driver stability.

In addition to six Focusrite legendary mic preamps, two of Liquid Saffire 56Õs preamps use the third generation Focusrite Liquid Pre amp, providing a choice of ten different preamp emulations. A harmonics dial on each Liquid preamp 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 Saffire 56 doesnÕt just offer preamp variety; sonic integrity is also guaranteed throughout. Both the Liquid and Saffire preamps ensure low noise and distortion, whilst quality digital conversion and JetPLLª jitter elimination technology ensure pristine audio quality as your audio flows between the analogue and digital domains.

Alongside the preamps are a host of I/O options; 10 analogue outputs, 16 channels of ADAT I/O, stereo S/PDIF, MIDI and two virtual ÔloopbackÕ inputs for routing digital audio between software applications Ñ ideal for capturing audio playback within your computer. Mic, Line and Instrument inputs all use independent connectors, with the input type for each channel selectable via custom control software. All the inputs can remain permanently connected, ready for whatever your recording session demands. In addition, word-clock I/O is provided on BNC connectors, allowing Liquid Saffire 56 to act as a master clock for your studio or sync to an existing system.

Every channel features an independent phantom power and a high-pass filter, switchable from the front panel, with the two instrument channels also featuring -9dB pads for additional headroom. Front panel five-step LED metering for all inputs, including ADAT and S/PDIF, offers accurate viewing of all levels.

Saffire Mix Control, the zero-latency 18 x 16 DSP Mixer/Router software provided with Liquid Saffire 56 features powerful output routing and monitoring. It also provides intuitive one-click set-up options, a clear and concise 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, 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 the unit.

*Compatible with the Apple FireWire to Thunderboltª adaptor (Not Included)


  • Two Liquid Preamps
  • Six High Quality Award-winning Focusrite Preamps
  • High Quality 24-bit/192kHz Firewire Interface
  • Total I/O Count of 28 Inputs and 28 Outputs
  • Suite of Focusrite VST/AU plug-ins
  • Two separate headphone buses
  • Saffire Mix Control Zero-latency DSP Mixer/Router
  • Front panel five-step LED metering
System Requirements Mac OSX CPU/Clock PowerPC G4/Dual 1 GHZ or faster or any Intel-based Mac
Memory (RAM) 512 MB (more recommended)
Screen Resolution 1024x768 (1280x1024 or more recommended)
System Requirements Windows CPU/Clock 900MHz AMD or Pentium. (1.5 GHz or higher recommended)
Memory (RAM) 512 MB (more recommended)
Screen Resolution 1024x768 (1280x1024 or more recommended)
Weight and Dims 5kg / 11 Ibs
480mm / 19" (W) x 90mm / 3.6" (H) x 235mm /9.3" (D)

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