Winter NAMM 2009 sees the launch of Focusrite's latest addition to its Saffire range and, for the first time, the integration of Liquid pre-amp technology with Saffire Pro audio interfacing.
Liquid Saffire 56 is Focusrite's new flagship 2U multi-channel firewire audio interface.
Two of 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.
Each channel features 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 5-LED metering for all inputs, including ADAT and S/PDIF, offers accurate viewing of all levels. Liquid Saffire 56 also comes bundled with the Focusrite plug-in suite.
The new Liquid Saffire will be available worldwide in the first quarter of 2009 from a selection of pro audio retailers worldwide. Contact your local distributor for further details.