Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 Firewire and Thunderbolt Audio Interface

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  • Includes Softube and Focusrite Red Plug-Ins
  • Focusrite Saffire Pro 40
  • Professional 20 In / 20 Out Firewire Interface
  • 8 High Quality, Low Noise Mic Pre-Amps
  • JetPLL Jitter Elimination Technology

Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 Firewire and Thunderbolt Audio Interface


The Focusrite Saffire PRO 40 is an amazing Firewire interface with eight award-winning preamps, a total I/O count of 20 inputs and 20 outputs, and comes with the Focusrite plug-in suite and the Xcite+ bundle (Ableton Live Lite, Novation's Bass Station soft synth and over 1 gig of royalty-free samples). Now Thunderbolt compatible (Thunderbolt adapter sold separately).

Includes: Softube and Focusrite Red plug-ins.

Product Ref: 12166

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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

Eight Award-Winning Focusrite Preamps

The Saffire Pro 40 boasts eight Focusrite pre-amps, providing you with low noise and distortion. This High Quality 24-bit/96kHz Firewire Interface has quality digital conversion and JetPLL jitter elimination technology, which ensure you get incredible audio quality as your audio flows between the analogue and digital.

Many I/O Options

Take advantage of the Saffire Pro 40's I/O options: 10 analogue outputs, ADAT i/o, stereo SPDIF i/o and 2 virtual loopback inputs for routing digital audio between software applications. Every channel boasts phantom power, with the first two channels also featuring -9dB pads for additional headroom. You can accurately view levels thanks to the Front panel 5-LED metering for each analogue input. The user is able to route any input signal or DAW output, or a mix of both, to any of the 20 outputs. There is a total I/O count of 20 inputs and 20 outputs.

Bundled with Goodies!

This interface comes with the Focusrite plug-in suite. Get creative with All-new Focusrite Compression, Reverb, Gating and EQ VST/AU plug-ins. Furthermore, you also get Focusrite's established Xcite+ bundle, which includes Ableton Live Lite, Novation's Bass Station soft synth and over 1 gig of royalty-free samples.

Saffire Pro 40 Control

You get Saffire PRO 40 Control, the zero-latency 18 x 16 DSP Mixer/Router software that boasts incredible output routing and monitoring, along with intuitive one-click solutions. It has a clear and concise mixing layout and large on-screen metering for inputs, outputs and submixes.

Monitoring Capabilities

You can use the two independent headphone buses which each have their own front panel level controls. The dedicated stereo monitor mix output boasts pads for improved sound quality when connected to active monitor speakers. An 'anti-thump' circuit protects your monitor speakers from spikes when booting up or shutting down. Front panel controls include a main monitor dial with dim and mute switches, all of which fully integrate with customisable software to cover every possible monitoring need, providing a set of controls for any set-up from basic stereo to full 7.1 surround.


"The Saffire Pro 40 is definitely one of the best around, and it has an attractive price, too. The inclusion of the Focusrite Plug-In Suite adds further value to the package." - MusicRadar

"All in all, Saffire Control Pro is probably the most flexible and powerful control panel utility in its class." - Sound on Sound


Microphone Inputs

  • Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): 109dB
  • SNR (A-weighted): -109dB
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1 dB
  • THD+N: 0.001 (measured at 1kHz with a 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Noise: EIN > 125dB (128dB analogue to digital) (measured at 60dB of gain with 150 Ohm termination (20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Maximum level (A-weighted): 8dBu at 1

Line Inputs

  • Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): 109dB
  • SNR (A-weighted): -109dB
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.1dB
  • THD+N: Noise: -90dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
  • Maximum level (A-weighted): 28.5dBu at 1

Instrument Inputs

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz +/- 0.1dB
  • Maximum Input Level min gain no pad: +8dBu
  • Maximum Input Level max gain no pad: -42dBu
  • THD+N, -1dBFS, min gain, no pad: SNR: 109dB "A"
  • DNR: 109dB "A"
  • Input Impedance: > 1MOhm
  • X-talk: Adjustable Gain: > 50dB
  • Pad Attenuation: 10dB

Headphone Outputs

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz +/- 0.1dB
  • SNR: 109dB "A"
  • DNR: 109dB "A"
  • Maximum Output into 32R: +12.4dBu (+10.2dBV)
  • Power into 32R: 250mW
  • Output Impedance: Load Impedance: > 24Ohms

Line level Outputs

  • Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): 108dB
  • SNR (A-weighted): -108dB
  • THD+N: Maximum level (A-weighted): 15.7dBu at 0.883

Additional Conversion Performance

  • Clock jitter: THD+N AMPL (A-weighted): = -109dBFS


Analogue Channel Inputs (Inputs 1-8)

  • 2 Mic/Line/Inst Combo XLR (Inputs 1 and 2)
  • 6 Mic/Line Combo XLR (Inputs 3-8)
  • Automatic switching of Mic / Line (e.g. inserting a jack switches from Mic to either Line or Instrument)

Digital Channel Inputs (Inputs 9-18) 44.1-96kHz

  • Stereo S/PDIF input on RCA
  • 8 ADAT inputs on Optical Connector, reduces to 4 inputs at 88.2/96kHz - Optical input can be switched to S/PDIF 3/4 in software preferences (ADATs disabled)

Analogue Audio Outputs (Outputs 1-10)

  • 8 ¼? TRS Jack (Outputs 3-10)
  • 2 monitor mix outputs on ¼? TRS Jack (Outputs 1 and 2)
  • Stereo headphones mix 1 on ¼? TRS (also routed to outputs 7 & 8)
  • Stereo Headphones mix 2 on ¼? TRS (also routed to outputs 9 & 10)

Digital Channel Outputs (Outputs 11-20) 44.1-96kHz

  • Stereo S/PDIF output on RCA
  • 8 ADAT outputs on Optical Connector, reduces to 4 outputs at 88.2/96kHz
  • Optical output can be switched to S/PDIF 3/4 in software preferences (ADATs disabled)

Other I/O

  • 2 6-pin Firewire sockets
  • 2 Standard 5-pin DIN MIDI connectors: In and Out
  • IEC mains power input connector

Physical Specs

  • Weight: 3kg / 6.6Ibs
  • Dimensions:
    • Width: 482mm / 19"
    • Height: 45mm / 1.8"
    • Depth: 265mm / 10.4"