Focusrite Saffire Pro 40
Focusrite Saffire Pro 40

Saffire Pro 40, FireWire audio interface from Focusrite in the Saffire series.

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stompboxjon 24/10/2012

Focusrite Saffire Pro 40: Produktbewertung von stompboxjon (content in English)

"High quality preamps"

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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 Windows 7 computer. The Focusrite Pro 40 also does have room to be expanded if your 20 in and 20 out interfaces isn’t enough for you.


It comes with a few of Focusrite’s VST plug-ins. The price of the Focusrite Pro 40 is a decent price for the value of what you get with this interface. The fact that you get 20 in and 20 out for this price is amazing. Most home musicians will not need that many ins and outs and most definitely will not be recording that many simultaneously. All of the drivers are very stable and have never caused an issue. The latency is very close to zero, especially with it being that this is a FireWire interface and not USB makes the latency even closer to zero.


The Focusrite Pro 40 does allow for automatic switching between inputs. There are 10 digital inputs and 10 digital outputs. It does have phantom power for your condenser microphones and a resolution of 24-bit/96kHz. For the Pro 40 to be a 20 in and 20 out interface, it sure is pretty small.


It was very easy to install and set up, if you need help setting it up then the manual will have everything you need to get started and it will walk you through the process. The quality of sound you get with the Focusrite Pro 40 will surprise you , I could not believe that I was able to get this quality with an interface that cost less than 500 dollars. The preamps are some of the best that I have heard.