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Old 11th February 2009
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๐ŸŽง 10 years
Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 Vs Famous Hardware Vintage Pres??

how good are the pres on this liquid channel stuff, forcusrite liquid saffire 56 to be exact. i just bought some expensive pres and compressor.

this channel strip for only 1000usd is pretty cheap and im wonderin if it has all the features compare to the big boys?? and got the sound to go with it. hows the sound quality? is it the big sound people spent 10000s of dollars on hardware pres?

Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56. the company claims that it has like 40pres and compressors from the major makers of pres out there.. does it sounds like the vintage units? any truth to this?
Old 12th February 2009
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any thoughts?
Old 12th February 2009 | Show parent
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๐ŸŽง 15 years
im not sure if the pre is the same pre from the liquid channel.
the pre itself in the liquid channel is good the way it is.

as for it sounding like vintage hardware.. i cant comment on the new saffire 56 but the liquid channel doesnt sound like the hardware its meant to emulate.
it add characteristics of the units but doesnt match sound wise

of the "40" pres the liquid was meant to emulate..having owned the unit i honestly heard "THAT LARGE OF A DIFFERENCE" between 8 pres...
so imo its still worth the money b/c you can get a liquid channel used around 1300.. you cant get 8 good pres for 1300, thats how i look at it.

cant comment on the saffire pre quality
Old 11th May 2009 | Show parent
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Divine well put as always.

Quote:
Originally Posted by DivineMusic โžก๏ธ
im not sure if the pre is the same pre from the liquid channel.
the pre itself in the liquid channel is good the way it is.

as for it sounding like vintage hardware.. i cant comment on the new saffire 56 but the liquid channel doesnt sound like the hardware its meant to emulate.
it add characteristics of the units but doesnt match sound wise

of the "40" pres the liquid was meant to emulate..having owned the unit i honestly heard "THAT LARGE OF A DIFFERENCE" between 8 pres...
so imo its still worth the money b/c you can get a liquid channel used around 1300.. you cant get 8 good pres for 1300, thats how i look at it.

cant comment on the saffire pre quality
Old 24th September 2009 | Show parent
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Divine, what are your preferred 8 emulations? The 56 has 10 pre's below. I have used the "helios" in parallel compression with great results (I have a few decent pre's, sebatron.dav,summit,ect). Hopefully some of your faves are in the 56?
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