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    Safre Pro 24 DSP

    User Guide

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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 wi th the manufacturers instructions.7.

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

    Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has t wo blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type9.

    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 t into your

    outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.

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

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

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

    Refer all servicing to qualied service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or13.

    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.

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

    WARNING16. - To reduce the risk of re 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 ame 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 incorpor ates a fuse then it should only be replaced with a fuse of identical or lower rupture v alue.20.

    Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specied by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when21.

    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

    Safre PRO 24 DSP Architecture .................................................................................10

    Safre 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

    Safre PRO 24 DSP Specications .............................................................................. 33

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

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    IntroductionThank you for purchasing Safre 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 Safre 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 Safre 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.

    BasicsThe Safre 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, Safre MixControl provides further recording, routing and monitoring options, as well as

    the ability to control global hardware settings such as sample rate and synchronisation.

    Safre 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 Safre PRO 24 DSP are routed directly to your DAW software for recording, but Safre

    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.

    Safre MixControl also provides control of the on-board DSP (digital signal processing). During the recording process, the DSPprovides 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 ContentsAlong with your Safre 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 Safre MixControl software for Mac and Windows.Focusrite VST and AU Plug-in Suite for Mac and Windows - Includes:

    Compressor

    EQ

    Gate

    Reverb

    4 - Self adhesive rubber feet - to be tted to base of the Safre PRO 24 DSP

    1 - Registration Card

    1- Excite Bundle - Includes:

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    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 Brochure

    1 - Novation Product Brochure

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    Getting StartedThe Safre PRO 24 DSP has a single 6 pin FireWire port on the back. This FireWire connection w

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