Agoura Hills, CA (June 5, 2009)–The Liquid Saffire 56, Focusrite’s new flagship Firewire interface, is shipping and now available in the U.S.
Liquid Saffire 56 marries Focusrite’s Liquid technology with its new generation of Saffire interface technology (pioneered by the Saffire Pro40). The Liquid Saffire 56 features two Liquid mic pres evolved from the original Liquid Channel. Each Liquid preamp allows the user to choose from 10 different classic preamp emulations, including the API 3124+, Neve 1073, Pultec MB-1, Telefunken V72, Focusrite’s own Red 1, and more.
In addition to eight mic pres, Liquid Saffire 56 includes 10 analog outputs, 16 channels of ADAT I/O, stereo S/PDIF or AES I/O (on RCA phono), MIDI I/O, two virtual “loopback” inputs for routing digital audio between software applications, and BNC wordclock I/O. The Saffire Mix Control software provides control over routing and monitoring, which includes presets for immediate set up of commonly used mixing situations, and full metering across all inputs, outputs and submixes.