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Focusrite Ships Liquid Saffire 56, Adds Free Emulations
Wycombe, UK - Jun 4, 2009 - Focusrite is now shipping the Liquid Saffire 56, the company's new flagship Firewire interface. The device features two Liquid mic preamps evolved from the original Liquid Channel. Each Liquid preamp offers ten different preamp emulations including the API 3124+, Neve 1073, Pultec MB-1, Telefunken V72 and Focusrite Red 1.
In addition to eight mic preamps, Liquid Saffire 56 includes 10 analog outputs, 16 channels of ADAT I/O, stereo S/PDIF or AES I/O (on RCA phono), MIDI I/O, two virtual loopback inputs, for routing digital audio between software applications, and BNC wordclock I/O. The Saffire Mix Control software provides control over routing and monitoring, which includes presets for set up of commonly used mixing situations, and full metering across all inputs, outputs and submixes.
In addition, 21 new compressor emulations and one new EQ emulation are available to download for free for all Liquid Mix users. The 21 compression emulations are based on two compressors. The API 2500 stereo compressor, provides feed-back or feed-forward options and variations on knee and thrust. The Millenia STT-1 provides the sound of variable input stages, with tube or solid-state compression circuits. Finally, the EQ emulations are based on the original Mk1 Chandler Limited Edition EMI/Abbey Road Passive TG Channel. This uses the same circuit as the Abbey Road mastering console, providing the signature Beatles sound.
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