Here at Studio 12 we understand the importance and delicacy of choosing what interfaces to use in a studio. We took interface connectors, input channel types, input/output counts, DAW compatibility, and form factor all into consideration and combined Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 & Focusrite OctoPre Mk II Dynamic for a perfect setup.
Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56:
Modeled Preamps -
Focusrite Red 1 Quad
Helios Console preamplifier
Millenia HV-3D 8
Neve 1073, Pultec MB-1
Universal Audio M610
Two Liquid Preamplifiers and Massive I/O!
The Liquid Saffire 56 is an incredible new 24-bit/192kHz FireWire audio interface from Focusrite. Not only does it boast a staggering amount of I/O at its affordable price - 28-in/28-out - but Focusrite also managed to pack in their famous Liquid technology. On the Liquid Saffire 56's first two microphone channels - of its eight total - you can dial in the right sound using your choice of 10 famous preamplifier models, based on gear from Neve, Manley, Avalon, API, and Universal Audio - to name just half! DSP mixing is also onboard the Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56.
Focusrite OctoPre Mk II Dynamic:
Focusrite Octopre MkII Dynamic 8-channel Preamp with ADAT Features at a Glance:
8-channel preamplifier and AD/DA converter
ADAT output, so you can add eight channels to your current audio interface
Eight built-in "single-dial" Focusrite compressors with soft-knee design
Built-in 8-channel 24-bit/96kHz ADAT I/O
Eight analog outputs for monitoring the digital or analog inputs
Switchable phantom power in groups: channels 1-4 and 5-8
Word clock I/O with industry-standard JetPLL jitter-elimination technology
Internal clocking, master clocking, and external clocking via BNC or ADAT
5-input LED metering on every channel
Capable of 24-bit resolution and 44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96kHz sampling rates
Expand your I/O count — add the Focusrite Octopre MkII to get eight more preamps plus eight channels of awesome compression!