Focusrite has announced the release of the new Saffire PRO 26. Which a nice mid range addition to the already brilliant Saffire range. I’ve personally been using Saffire PRO 40 for some time now and its been nothing but great. With any luck the have stomped out the issue with only being able to use firewire cards with a TI chipset on the new model. Check the press release & video below.
“We are happy to announce the launch of Saffire PRO 26 – the latest addition to Focusrite’s award-winning range of Saffire PRO FireWire/Thunderbolt™ compatible* audio interfaces.
Ideal for both studio recording and live performers, Saffire PRO 26 builds on four decades of audio excellence to provide a comprehensive 18-in, 8-out, 24-bit/96kHz audio interface with four Focusrite mic preamps. Combining world-class audio design with Saffire’s extremely flexible Mix Control software, Saffire PRO 26 delivers professional sound quality, versatile routing options and rock-solid reliability.
Like all Saffire interfaces, this may not be a cheap audio interface, 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 cable provided. Its dual-protocol compatibility (Firewire and Thunderbolt) means it will work seamlessly for years to come with the next generation of computers.”