Featuring the same preamps and converters as its larger sibling, Focusrite's latest Saffire design features the same highly integrated I/O and monitoring control software, SaffireControl PRO, found in other Saffire units, and allows for larger recording solutions via the option to aggregate multiple units, all controlled via the same platform.
Housed in a 19in rack-mount case with detachable rack ears, Saffire Pro 10i/o combines eight channels of Focusrite preamplification with eight balanced line outputs and stereo S/PDIF ins and outs. The preamps are a derivative of the companyâ€™s Green Series. The unit can be either bus-powered or powered via an external PSU. Saffire Pro 10 i/o also features MIDI I/O, high-pass filters on every channel, two channels with DI and assignable insert points and two independent headphone outputs with volume control. It also comes bundled with compression, reverb, amp modeling and EQ VST/AU plug-ins.
SaffireControl PRO delivers a control application that avoids any annoying dropdown menus and provides comprehensive custom mix solutions. It also offers quick-select tracking and playback solutions, as well as both the float and shrink/expand facilities found in the original.
AM&S distributes Focusrite products in North America. The Saffire PRO 10i/o is scheduled to begin shipping in the UK starting in February 2007.
For more information, visit www.focusrite.com/product/Saffire_PRO_10_i_o.