Focusrite Saffire Pro 26 Firewire and Thunderbolt Audio Interface

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Product Ref: 48507

  • Includes Softube and Focusrite Red Plug-Ins
  • 4 Award Winning Focusrite Preamps
  • 24 Bit/96kHz Conversion and Pristine Analog Audio
  • Firewire or ThunderBolt Connectivity Options
  • 18 Inputs and 8 Outputs

Focusrite Saffire Pro 26 Firewire and Thunderbolt Audio Interface

The Focusrite Saffire PRO 26 is the latest addition to Focusrite's family of professional studio quality Firewire/Thunderbolt Audio Interfaces. This 18 in/8 out, 24 bit/96kHz interface has four award winning Focusrite mic preamps with phantom power, two TRS instrument inputs, two independently controlled headphone outputs, 5 segment LED input metering and a host of rear panel analog and digital I/O options and is equally useful for both studio and live musicians.

Includes: Softube and Focusrite Red plug-ins.

Product Ref: 48507

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Included Softube and Focusrite Plug-Ins

Included are a collection of professional sounding plug-ins comprised of Softube's world-class Time and Tone Pack, with SAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay and Saturation Knob. This is complemented by the Red 2 & Red 3 AAX, AU & VST plug-in suite which accurately models Focusrite’s classic Red range hardware equalizer and compressor. To revceive you free plug-ins simply register and download from the Focusrite Website.

Included Plug-Ins:

  • Softube Tube Delay
  • Softube Reverb
  • Softube Saturation Knob
  • Focusrite Red Equalizer
  • Focusrite Red Compressor

Award Winning Preamps

Focusrite say that the Saffire PRO 26 is the best sounding interface in its class thanks to the unrivalled Focusrite preamps. These four preamps, along with the very latest in mix control software and interfacing technology, deliver seamless integration, excellent routing flexibility and rock-solid driver stability. Low noise and distortion plus unparalleled recording flexibility ensure true sonic integrity. There's plenty of headroom to capture the full dynamic range of even the loudest drums or guitar amps, whilst precision digital conversion and JetPLL™ jitter-elimination technology maintain pristine audio quality for both analog and digital.

Multiple Input/Output Options

The Focusrite Saffire PRO 26 has a host on input and output options. Inputs 1 and 2 are available both as mic-level rear-panel XLRs and as front-panel TRS sockets at line or instrument levels, and include 8dB pads. Inputs 3 and 4 appear on the rear panel as combo XLR (mic)/TRS (line) sockets. There are two additional rear-panel TRS line inputs, making a total of six analogue inputs, for which 5-segment LED metering is provided.

The PRO 26 includes S/PDIF I/O and an optical digital input that can be configured either as S/PDIF or as ADAT format, the latter allowing expansion of the interface with, for example, the Focusrite OctoPre MkII, for a total of 14 analogue inputs. Saffire PRO 26 also features two virtual Loopback inputs, for routing digital audio between software applications - ideal for capturing online audio.

On the output side, dual headphone outputs, six line outputs on TRS jacks, and S/PDIF coax are provided. Main monitor controls, including volume, dim and mute, are withint easy reach on the front panel.

Saffire Mix Control Software

Included with the Saffire PRO 26 is Saffire MixControl, the ultra low latency 26 x 8 DSP mixer/router software. It features flexible output routing and monitoring, as well as intuitive one-click setup solutions designed to help you track, monitor and mix as quickly as possible. Also included is Ableton Live Lite, Midnight plugin suite (Midnight EQ & Compressor), Scarlett plugin suite (Scarlett EQ, Compressor, Gate and Reverb) Novation Bass Station virtual instrument and 1GB of Loopmasters sample content.

Plugin Collective

Starting from September 2016, Focusrite are giving customers a chance to obtain a FREE or heavily discounted plug-in every month. The plug-in on offer will change every month and the offer will last for 12 months. To claim your plug-in, simply register your product with Focusrite, the plug-in will then be automatically delivers to your registered account. For more information please check the Promotional Offer page.


  • Four Award-winning Focusrite Preamps - Focusrite's unparalleled preamp heritage lies at the heart of the Saffire PRO 26, which includes four award-winning preamps, helping to make it the best-sounding interface in its class.
  • Precision 24-bit/96kHz conversion and pristine analogue audio - Precision A-D / D-A conversion with JetPLL™ jitter reduction technology; pristine digital & analogue audio quality and reliable synchronisation.
  • Multiple Connectivity Options - FireWire or Thunderbolt* - Like all of the Saffire range of interfaces, Saffire PRO 26 will connect to multiple ports on your computer including FireWire and Thunderbolt* ports. Saffire PRO 26 connects seamlessly to a Thunderbolt port via a FireWire to Thunderbolt adaptor (not included) or directly to a FireWire 800 port with the provided cable.
  • Keep your USB Buses Free: - If you are connecting multiple USB devices to your computer such as external hard drives, mouses and keyboards then streaming audio over a separate FireWire or Thunderbolt* port will allow you to keep your USB ports free and reduce the possibility of interference with other devices.
  • Comprehensive I/O - 18 inputs and 8 outputs - A host of I/O options is provided, including four mic/line pres, two of which have high-impedance instrument capability and 8dB pads, plus two additional TRS inputs; two independently-controlled headphone outputs, six TRS line outputs and a 'loopback' facility for routing audio between software applications via Saffire MixControl.
  • Expand your interface with up to eight extra analogue inputs - ADAT optical input allows extensive input expansion of your interface - expand Saffire PRO 26 with up to eight additional preamps or line inputs. Pair Saffire PRO 26 with Focusrite's OctoPre MkII 8 channel preamp and instantly transform your interface into a 12 preamp unit.
  • Firewire Bus-powered - Connect directly to your Firewire port for bus power, extremely useful for live or mobile recording applications.
  • Dual headphone outputs - multiple monitor mixes - Give multiple artists independent, fully customised monitor mixes - two with independent headphone sockets and front-panel level controls.
  • 5-Segment LED metering - Use the six front-panel LED meters to accurately monitor input levels when recording.
  • Solid build quality in a portable chassis - The Saffire PRO 26 can sit neatly on your desktop, or will easily fit into a bag for mobile recording or live performance usage.

Thunderbolt™ Compatible - In common with all Focusrite Saffire interfaces, the Saffire PRO 26 is compatible with Thunderbolt ports via the use of a FireWire to Thunderbolt adaptor (not included). An external power supply is recommended for use in Thunderbolt applications, particularly when using phantom power.