Best Firewire Audio Interface: Our Top 5 Choices

Firewire interfaces are a made to deliver high speed and top quality audio data to your computer for further tweaking.

These interfaces can be used to not only allow you to record acoustic sounds to your computer but also to plug in midi instruments and further process your recorded sounds.

These are a list of some of the best Firewire interfaces we put together:


Focusrite Saffire Pro 26 Firewire Audio Interface

Focusrite Saffire Pro 26

Whether you are a recording artist or performer, if you need the best sound quality with a number of user friendly features, the Focusrite Saffire Pro 26 is the ideal choice.

With an edge-cutting conversion and four rocking preamps, this bus powered 18×8 firewire interface gives you a potent Mix control software along with five LED segment metering.

You can even connect the Pro 26 to a Thunderbolt enabled computer with the help of a simple adapter. Its amazing audio quality, solid reliability and flexible routing makes it an ideal interface for both the stage and the studio.

With the four highlight preamps also com two combination jacks that give you the 24 bit/96 kHz precision conversion besides pristine analogue audio and a D-A/A-D precision conversion with JetPLL. Multiple connectivity options can be opted for in this package deal.

Included are features like 18 input and eight output in/out plugs and some software bundles that can help you with the working of your sounds.


Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 Firewire Audio Interface

Focusrite Saffire Pro 24

In the need for a super flexible and convenient interface?

Focusrite’s Saffire pro 24 is your guy. Perfect for home studios, this Firewire audio powerhouse interface has got to offer two incredible preamps that allow you to tap into great sounds.

To get a truly amazing performance you can also create a totally custom headphone mix with the help of the Pro 24’s built in DSP mixer.

If you want to light things up with your plug ins, a collection of great software are provided along with the main package to assist you in exactly that.

The Saffire Pro 24 is one of the best Firewire interfaces. It consists of two mics that produce amazing sounds along with eight ADAT in and six analogue outs.

The Pro 24 consists of a number of outlets including the SPDIF, the Stereo out/in and the MIDI out/in. two unique loop back virtual channels complete the interface and are really helpful in routing from one software application to another.

This package includes an authorization code for Ableton Live Lite, along with an Xcite+ software bundle.

A Midnight Plugin suite of either RTAS, AU or VST is provided with the addition of Red2 and Red3 Plug in suites of AAX, AU or VST. You also get a Softube Tume and Tone package after signing up for this wonderful interface.

A set of five front panel LED and headphone output completes the deal.


Focusrite Saffire Pro 14

Focusrite Saffire Pro 14

If you want to send your instrument signals to your DAW with possibly the greatest sound quality, then you require Focusrite for the job. Focusrite offers this top notch quality into a solid, user friendly Firewire interface that provides you some amazing features within a reasonable price.

The Saffire Pro 14 is loaded with great stuff that can help you take your sounds to a completely new level of incredibility.

The best quality audio interface by the Focusrite Company, the Saffire Pro 14 is at par with the other Firewire interfaces on the market.

This interface comes with eight in and six out plugs that you can use for different devices. You can use any of the two mic preamps provided along to send your audio signals into the device to be further analyzed by it.

A Saffire Mix Control ultra-low latency DSP router/mixer is thrown in with the deal. Also delivered with the package are software bundles for the Xcite+, Midnight Plug in suite and the Red2 and RED3 plug in suites.

The former works well with AU, VST and RTAS while the latter is compatible with AU, AAX and VST. Upon registration, you also get a Softube Time and Tone pack.


Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 Firewire Interface

Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56

An incredible new 96 kHz/24 bit Firewire audio interface by Focusrite, the Liquid Saffire 56 not only boasts on a huge amount of I/O at a reasonable price but it also manages to deliver the best liquid technology with its 28 ins and outs.

Of its total eight microphone channels, you can dial in the desired sound on the first two microphones. You have the choice of about ten amazing preamp models which are based on the gear from Manley, Neve, Avalon, Universal Audio and API. DSP mixing is also a provided feature.

The front control panels offers two separate jacks for headphones with level controls so that you can connect your headphones along with one other person and there is no need for any amplifier. You also have the option to route through any combination of DAW feeds or inputs and everything is easily adjustable by making only a few tweaks with the user friendly control panel.

Aside from all the functionality the Liquid Saffire 56 has to deliver to its users through the various software and hardware mixing, Focusrite also offers a number of other features like the Reverb, Compression, EQ and Gating that are compatible with your AU/VST DAW.

Each plugin provides a couple of presets which makes it easier for the user to get going with the right development process for the source.


PreSonus FireStudio Project 10x10 24-Bit 96 kHz FireWire Recording Interface

PreSonus FireStudio

The PreSonus FireStudio Project is a first rate computer recording interface that combines eight class A XMAX microphone preamps with a 24 bit/96 kHz resolution audio and low latency DSP mixer.

This interface is a great choice for some professional sound recording, whether it’s in the studio, live, podcasting or more.

Designed for ultra-high sonic performance and tractability, the FireStudio interface can be connected to any of the PreSonus series products apart from the FP10.

Making the production of high quality projects easier than ever before, the FireStudio recording system is packed with a truly exceptional software package that feature the PeSonus Studio One Artist DAW software for Windows XP, Vista and Mac OS X.

The Project is also loaded with the very powerful DICE II FireWire chipset which delivers ten great channels of 24 bit simultaneous inputs and outputs. It also comes with an internal flash memory that can save and recall your Fire control settings during the power on/off of the FireStudio Project.


I hope this article helped you find the best firewire audio interface!

If you have any further questions, either leave a comment down below or hit me up on twitter (@MIDILifestyle).

We recommend the use of all these Firewire interfaces in the production of amazing sounds and tracks. You can tweak and tune these interfaces according to your requirements.

Thanks for reading!

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