Reviews and Problems with FOCUSRITE Saffire Pro 40
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Best in it's class
kevin lucas, sweetwater.com
2 December 2012
Summary: I ordered this unit to replace a tascam 1884 that had served me well for several years. however I wasn't pleased with driver releases and decided it was time to retire it. I took the time to do my research and decided the pro 40 would best suite my need's as far as in/outs and feature's. after setting it up (10 minutes) I loaded up some mixes I was working on I was surprised with how good the converters are, very transparent and really clean.
Summary: after a bit of learning curve and re-thinking the concept, i was able to get rid of that latency issue that comes with pt9 this is a huge deal for some singers and musicians. it's more of a "feel" issue -while some can power through it- others have a real hard time "getting their song on" with the latency factor. therefore...this piece is vital-like everything about it!!! not a 5 because i there is a learning curve.
Summary: this interface works great! i use Logic 9 with it and i love it! the preamps are clean, quiet, and sound great! i have had no problems with it. i love having the clip meters on the front. the 2 headphone outs are very handy.
Excerpt: FireWire connectivity (more stable than usb) the number and quality preamps make this interface ideal for good catches of His multi-track. The ability to chain two Pro40 firewire or even add an external preamp to ADAT (Focusrite OctoPre) gives him the opportunity to do real multi with a professional (24bit 96khz).
Excerpt: I wanted a multitrack sound card and the fact that the Saffire Pro 40 features a preamp per me really kicked. I used Reaper to test it under windows, but I mostly use Linux with ardour3/cadence and frankly, it is a killer!
Excerpt: We have the Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 in one of our studios on campus. We are using it with a set of KRK monitors on a Windows PC. The computer that it is installed on is running Vista, and it runs great with Vista. It has not given me any errors while using it and the drivers appear to be very stable on Vista (64) bit. This interface can and should be racked, it will only take up one rack space but it has all of the inputs you need to run a session.
Excerpt: The Focusrite Pro 40 is a 20 in and 20 out FireWire interface that has 8 separate preamps. There are two different headphone buses and it is compatible with Mac or PC computers. I was using this interface from August up until now and it has never gave me any problems running it on a MacBook or a