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    Saffire Pro 24 DSPUser Guide

    FA0273-01

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    Important Safety Instructions

    Read these instructions.1.

    Keep these instructions.2.

    Heed all warnings.3.

    Follow all instructions.4.

    Do not use this apparatus near water.5.

    Clean only with dry cloth.6.

    Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturers instructions.7.

    Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.8.

    Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type 9. plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong is provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.

    Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.10.

    Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.11.

    Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.12.

    Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or 13. plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.

    The apparatus shall be connected to a Mains socket outlet with a protective earthing connection. 14. Laite on liitettv suojamaadoituskoskettimilla va rustettuumpistorasiaan Apparatet m tikoples jordet stikkontakt Apparaten skall anslutas till jordat uttag

    The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and that no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.15.

    WARNING16. - To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.

    The appliance coupler is used as the disconnect device, the disconnect device shall remain readily operable.17.

    No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, should be placed on the apparatus.18.

    Do not use a damaged or frayed power cord.19.

    If the mains plug supplying this apparatus incorporates a fuse then it should only be replaced with a fuse of identical or lower rupture value.20.

    Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when 21. moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.

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    Contents

    Introduction .................................................................................................................. 4

    Basics ........................................................................................................................... 4

    Box Contents ................................................................................................................ 4

    Getting Started ............................................................................................................. 5

    Hardware ...................................................................................................................... 6

    Back Panel ........................................................................................................... 6

    Front Panel ........................................................................................................... 7

    System Requirements .................................................................................................. 8

    Installation ................................................................................................................... 8

    Audio Set-up in your DAW ............................................................................................. 9

    Saffire PRO 24 DSP Architecture .................................................................................10

    Saffire MixControl ......................................................................................................12

    Preamp Section ...................................................................................................13

    Mixer Section ......................................................................................................13

    Input FX Section ..................................................................................................17

    Reverb Section ................................................................................................... 20

    Routing Section ...................................................................................................21

    VRM Section - Virtual Reference Monitoring ...................................................... 23

    Monitor Section .................................................................................................. 27

    Device Setup Section .......................................................................................... 30

    Settings Menu .....................................................................................................31

    File Menu ............................................................................................................ 32

    Saffire PRO 24 DSP Specifications .............................................................................. 33

    Troubleshooting.......................................................................................................... 34

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    Introduction Thank you for purchasing Saffire PRO 24 DSP, one in a family of Focusrite professional multi-channel Firewire interfaces featuring high quality Focusrite Pre-amps. You now have a complete solution for routing high quality audio in and out of your computer.

    This Guide provides a detailed explanation of both the hardware and accompanying control software Saffire MixControl to help you achieve a thorough understanding of the products operational features. We recommend that both users who are new to computer recording, as well as more experienced users, take the time to read through the user guide so that you are fully aware of all the possibilities that the Saffire PRO 24 DSP and accompanying software has to offer.

    If the main User Guide sections do not provide the information you need, be sure to consult http://www.focusrite.com/answerbase, which contains a comprehensive list of common technical support queries regarding the product to date.

    Basics The Saffire PRO 24 DSP hardware interface provides the means for connecting microphones, line-level signals, instrument-level signals, and digital signals to your computer, which are then routed to your audio recording software / digital audio workstation (referred to throughout this user guide as DAW).

    All audio signals connected to the inputs, plus audio output from your computer programs are routed to the physical outputs for you to connect to an amp and speakers, powered monitors, headphones, analogue/digital mixer, and any other studio equipment that you wish to use. There are also connectors for sending and receiving MIDI.

    The accompanying software application, Saffire MixControl provides further recording, routing and monitoring options, as well as the ability to control global hardware settings such as sample rate and synchronisation.

    Saffire MixControl software provides mixing and routing to and from the DAW, allowing control over which signals are sent from the sequencer to each output. All inputs on the Saffire PRO 24 DSP are routed directly to your DAW software for recording, but Saffire MixControl also allows you to route these signals to your monitors so that you can listen to the audio signals with zero latency - before they arrive at your DAW.

    Saffire MixControl also provides control of the on-board DSP (digital signal processing). During the recording process, the DSP provides Compression and Equalisation on analogue inputs 1 and 2, as well as monitoring Reverb. During the mixing process, the DSP provides VRM - Virtual Reference Monitoring, Focusrites own loudspeaker and room simulator designed for headphone listening.

    Box Contents Along with your Saffire PRO 24 DSP you should have: 1 - 6 pin FireWire cable (also known as an IEEE1394 cable) 1 - Universal DC power supply unit (PSU).1 - Installer CD: Contains combined installer for drivers and Saffire MixControl software for Mac and Windows. Focusrite VST and AU Plug-in Suite for Mac and Windows - Includes: Compressor EQ Gate Reverb4 - Self adhesive rubber feet - to be fitted to base of the Saffire PRO 24 DSP1 - Registration Card1- Excite Bundle - Includes: Ableton Live LE version 7 Bass Station AU and VST synthesiser plug-in with Serial number card Over a Gigabyte of Loopmasters and Mike the Drummer royalty free Samples1 - Focusrite Product Brochure1 - Novation Product Brochure

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    Getting Started The Saffire PRO 24 DSP has a single 6 pin FireWire port on the back. This FireWire connection will work with any of the current FireWire standards and connectors; FireWire 400 (6 pin or 4 pin connection); and FireWire 800.

    BEFORE YOU CONNECT THE Saffire PRO 24 DSP TO YOUR COMPUTER, PLEASE RUN THE INSTALLER. This will ensure that the correct drivers are used, thus preventing any unexpected behaviour

    The Saffire PRO 24 DSP ships with a 6 pin FireWire cable. However on Windo