Focusrite is announcing full details for SaffireControl, the software application that unlocks the onboard 24-bit/96kHz DSP of Saffire, while also providing access to the hardware's advanced settings. Focusrite has also confirmed that Steinberg's Cubase LE software will be bundled for free with Saffire.
The SaffireControl software suite includes a comprehensive I/O control platform plus Focusrite EQ, Compression, Amp Modeling and Reverb plug-ins. Focusrite front-end design is combined with ample software to provide effects processing on the incoming audio and foldback reverb over any of the separate headphone/monitor outputs.
SaffireControl offers two preset modes of operation, allowing the hardware to function either as a comprehensive tracking tool, with custom foldback mixes (of incoming audio and tracks from a sequencer) for artists, or a standard soundcard, with eight analogue outputs. Buttons within the main software application instantly recall these two interface performance setups, and of course all settings for either mode can be saved for later session recall.
The Saffire plug-in suite comes in AU/VST format for using separately within the sequencer or recording software.
For more information, visit www.focusrite.com.