The Saffire PRO 24 DSP with VRM technology

06 Jul 2009
The Saffire PRO 24 DSP includes a brand new technology which is set to revolutionize mixing late into the night.
The Saffire PRO 24 DSP is an advanced version of the Saffire PRO 24, which was unveiled at the London International Music Show in June. The Saffire PRO 24 DSP is built to the same specifications as the Saffire PRO 24, with two Focusrite mic pres heading up the 16 inputs and 8 outputs. PRO 24 DSP has an additional second headphone output to help you take advantage of Saffire PRO 24 DSP's unique monitoring feature.
The onboard DSP powers latency-free tracking tools such as Focusrite EQ and compression as well as comfort reverb. It also powers a groundbreaking new feature called VRM - or "Virtual Reference Monitoring". This is the first technology that allows you to mix effectively on headphones. It uses convolutions to simulate different monitors, rooms and listening positions through your headphones. Not everyone has access to expensive studio monitors and acoustically treated control rooms. VRM enables you to audition 10 different pairs of industry standard nearfield and main monitors from six listening positions in a treated room. In addition to this you can A/B your mixes with simulations of consumer stereo speakers, computer or television speakers from different positions in normal, untreated rooms. For more information click here.
The difference between the Saffire Pro 24 and Pro 24 DSP
The main hardware difference, the PRO 24 DSP has an extra headphone output, bringing the total to two.
PRO 24 DSP comes with on-board digital signal processing that allows zero-latency compression, EQ and reverb for tracking. This onboard DSP also powers the Virtual Reference Monitoring feature which simulates different types of monitors, rooms and listening positions entirely through your headphones.