The Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 Multi-Channel Firewire Audio Interface is a 2U size multi-channel firewire audio interface. Liquid technology combines with Saffire PRO firewire interfacing to deliver a host of authentic pre-amp flavours, seamless software integration, excellent routing flexibility and future-proof, rock-solid driver stability.
Two of Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56’s eight pre-amps utilise the third generation of Focusrite’s Liquid Pre-amp, each providing a choice of ten different pre-amp emulations. These include emulations based on the Neve 1073, Pultec MB-1, Telefunken V72 and seven more. A harmonics dial on each Liquid pre-amp allows the user to compensate for variance in vintage originals of the same model, or to creatively add levels of 2nd, 3rd and 5th Harmonic distortion to shape the pre-amps performance.
The Liquid pre-amp analogue front-end allows for huge flexibility in resistance and capacitance parameters. With a flexible signal path and variable impedance value, it can mimic the interaction characteristics of different classic mic-pres. Combined with comprehensive dynamic convolution data, the Liquid pre-amp captures all the key variable elements of different mic pre designs.
Liquid Saffire 56 doesn’t just offer pre-amp variety; sonic integrity is also guaranteed throughout. Both the Liquid and Saffire pre-amps ensure low noise and distortion, whilst quality digital conversion and 'JetPLL' jitter elimination technology ensure pristine audio quality as your audio flows between the analogue and digital domains.
Liquid Saffire 56 also comes bundled with the Focusrite plug-in suite. The latest Focusrite Compression, Reverb, Gating and EQ VST/AU plug-ins provide a significant upgrade from standard sequencer effects, bringing a touch of class to your session.
The Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 Main Features Include:
- 2U Size
- 10 different pre-amp emulations including: Neve 1073, Pultec MB-1, Telefunken V72
- Firewire audio interface
- 'JetPLL' jitter elimination technology
- 2 Liquid Preamps
- 6 Saffire Preamps
- 10 Analogue Outputs
- 16 channels of ADAT I/O
- Stereo S/PDIF or AES I/O (on RCA phono)
- MIDI I/O
- 2 virtual ‘loopback’ inputs
- Word-clock I/O is Provided on BNC Connectors
- 18 x 16 DSP Mixer/Router software
- Front Panel 5-LED Metering for all inputs, including ADAT and S/PDIF
- 2 Instrument Channels featuring -9dB Pads for Additional Headroom
- 2 Independent Headphone Buses