High Wycombe, U.K. (June 2, 2006)–Focusrite has premiered its Saffire LE audio interface. Housed within a black and silver casing and mirroring the original Saffire’s desktop design, Saffire LE features six inputs and eight outputs (including stereo digital I/O) with comprehensive monitoring. I/O control options reportedly ensure the recording musician has all that’s needed to navigate through a modern recording session.
While Saffire LE lacks the onboard DSP of the original Saffire, it comes bundled with the same Compression, Reverb, Amp modeling and EQ VST/AU plug-ins, available as a suite for use within the recording platform. Saffire LE comes bundled with host of other software titles, including FXspansion’s BFD ultralite and a demo version of GURU, Novation’s B-Station soft synth and Ableton Live 5 Lite, a Focusrite edition of the performance and sequencing software. It also comes with 470 MGs of royalty-free loops and samples, compiled exclusively for Focusrite by Loopmasters.