Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 by RoyalRichmen
Since I never make any quick fixes when buying a product, I've run in the Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 ahead looked closely and read various reports on the unit.
The interface has everything I need and more. Eight Focusrite preamps and a midi interface are integrated. Also a monitor controller. Not every channel has a phase reverse or pad, but most of the time, you will not need 8 phase reverse buttons or pad knobs. The LIQUID PRE AMPS are a real added value and very versatile. They were also the reason why I chose the Focusrite product and not for another 8-channel interface. Each Liquid preamp offers ten different preamp emulations including the API 3124+, Neve 1073, Pultec MB-1, Telefunken V72 and Focusrite Red 1. I dig the Helios Console Preamp Emu for guitars all the time. It´s brilliant.
The interface is robust and can therefore be transported very convenient for customers. The included software (Saffire MixControl) for monitoring / headphone mixes is very powerful, but it needs its time till you understand it, at least for me this was the case. The included presets do well for the first work. What I like about the Software lately is that I can dial in dB-Steps for my monitoring. For the K-20 system this is really helpful. I don´t use the Plugins which come along with the unit. But all in all, a great Device from the house Focsurite.