RME Audio ADI-96 PRO User manual

RME Audio ADI-96 PRO User manual
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Fireface 802
60-Channel High-end 192 kHz
USB & FireWire Audio Interface
INTELLIGENT AUDIO SOLUTIONS
Content
Fireface 802
3
HDSPe AIO
12
Fireface UFX
4
HDSP 9632
12
Fireface 800
4
HDSPe RayDAT
13
Fireface UCX
5
HDSP 9652
13
Fireface UC
5
Multiface II
14
Babyface
6
HDSP PCI Card
14
Advanced Remote Control
7
HDSPe PCI Card
15
Basic Remote Control
7
HDSPe ExpressCard
15
OctaMic XTC
8
Expansion Boards
16
OctaMic II
9
Breakout Cables
17
QuadMic II
9
Featureset Comparison
18
ADI-8 DS Mk III
10
Glossary
19
ADI-4 DD
11
TotalMix for iPad App
20
ADI-2
11
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Products
Fireface 802
60-Channel High-end 192 kHz USB & FireWire Audio Interface
Connectivity
Works with the
TotalMix FX
for iPad App
30 Input / 30 Output channels
(See page 20)
12 x Analog I/O
4 x Mic/Instrument Preamp
1 x AES/EBU I/O
2 x ADAT I/O (or 1 x ADAT I/O plus 1 x SPDIF I/O optical)
1 x Word Clock I/O
1 x MIDI I/O
FireWire or USB operation
TotalMix FX
The Fireface 802 renews RME’s reputation built on the legendary Fireface 800. 60 channels of audio,
The four inputs on the front use balanced XLR/TRS combo sockets and operate alternatively as Hi-Z
high-end microphone preamps, reference class converters, a complete effects section and
inputs for direct recording of guitars or other instruments.
operation at up to 192 kHz are the base for many more features.
It combines 60 channel super low latency conversion with low latency operation via USB or FireWire and
with RME’s legendary driver stability and maintenance. It includes active jitter suppression, professional
reference level support and a complete stand-alone functionality with all core features.
Equipped with the latest A/D and D/A converter chips, all I/Os operate at up to 192 kHz and reach 118 dBA
dynamic range on playback - even both headphone outputs. Their high power technology provides
high volume no matter if high of low impedance phones are used.
Like with the original unit the heart of the Fireface 802 are its 4 completely analog microphone preamps
with manual gain setting. While digitally controlled preamps do have some advantages, the classic
technology with pot-control is still preferred by many users for several reasons, like lightning fast access,
The Fireface 802 comes with two instead of only one headphone output. The former RCA SPDIF i/O has
been replaced with AES I/O via XLR.
Otherwise the overall design of all elements found on front and rear is very similar to the Fireface 800,
except for the new housing with the modern, soft and clear look.
Additionally to FireWire 400 the Fireface 802 also comes with RME's Hammerfall-based USB 2.0 core.
To ease connection to modern computers with FireWire ports the 802 has both a 6 pin and a 9 pin socket.
With the latest TotalMix FX the Fireface 802 not only enters the full mixing, monitoring and effects
processing world of RME's UCX and UFX, but also adds Class Compliant compatibility. The Fireface 802
can therefore be fully controlled from an iPad with RME’s app TotalMix FX for iPad.
quicker setup, no loss of settings by crashes or operating errors in software menus, and its sound.
USB & FireWire Audio Interfaces
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Works with the
Fireface UFX
TotalMix FX
for iPad App
(See page 20)
60-Channel, 192 kHz high-end USB & FireWire Audio Interface
Connectivity
30 Input / 30 Output channels
12 x Analog I/O
4 x Mic/Instrument Preamp, digitally controlled
1 x AES/EBU I/O
2 x ADAT I/O (or 1 x ADAT I/O plus 1 x SPDIF I/O optical)
1 x Word Clock I/O
2 x MIDI I/O
1 x FireWire 400
1 x USB 2.0
TotalMix FX
optional: Advanced Remote Control
60 channels of audio! Digitally controlled high-end preamps, reference
class converters and full 192 kHz operation. 60 channels of audio!
Digitally controlled high-end preamps, reference class converters, full
RME's new Fireface flagship is a highly integrated pro audio solution, a
192 kHz operation and stand-alone Direct to USB recording.
full-blown studio packed in a 19" enclosure. An interface designed for
Ultra-low latency operation with USB and FireWire, combined with the
legendary RME driver stability and maintenance. Including active jitter
suppression, professional reference level support, advanced stand-alone
users who don't want to make compromises in sound, stability and
ultra-low latency operation, and who long for an unrivaled professional
feature set.
functionality, RME's unique DIGICheck metering and analysis toolbox, and -
Once again a milestone interface from RME, including the best of the
of course - nearly identical operation and features on Windows PC and Mac.
best - and even a bit more.
Fireface 800
56-Channel, 192 kHz FireWire Audio Interface
Connectivity
10 x Analog I/O
1 x Stereo Headphone Out
2 x ADAT I/O (or 1 x ADAT I/O plus 1 x SPDIF I/O optical)
1 x SPDIF I/O coaxial
1 x Word Clock I/O
1 x MIDI I/O
4 x Mic/Line Inputs with Preamps
1 x Instrument input adjustable
2 x FireWire 800
1 x Firewire 400
optional: Time Code Module
TotalMix
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The Fireface 800 is the high performance audio interface redefining the
benchmark for FireWire audio devices. It combines approved features
of existing RME products with today´s fastest FireWire technology and
maximum audio quality and flexibility with extremely low latency.
Fireface 800 and TotalMix give you full control on the audio signal:
simultaneous recording of 28 tracks to your computer, routing the signal
to the backup media on two ADAT ports, an extra mix for the digital
High-end AD/DA converters and sampling rates of up to 192 kHz ensure
2-track Master via SPDIF/AES, checking every signal or every combination
a pure and unequaled audio quality. All major settings are controlled by
of signals over the integrated headphone output with several different
the included TotalMix software and can be stored as presets.
submixes - all at the same time.
USB & FireWire Audio Interfaces
Fireface UCX
The Fireface UCX is a highly integrated pro audio solution in an
ultra-compact format for studio and live recordings. It continues
36-Channel, 192 kHz high-end USB & FireWire Audio Interface
Works with the
TotalMix FX
for iPad App
(See page 20)
Connectivity
18 Input / 18 Output channels
RME's long tradition of designing compact high-end interfaces,
8 x Analog I/O
packing into a half-rack size unit what usually would be spread out
2 x Mic / Line Preamps, digitally controlled
over two or three 19 inch panels.
2 x Line / Instrument inputs, digitally controlled
In a tremendous effort RME packed once again all the latest technologies,
introduced with the award winning flagship UFX, plus a bunch of newly
developed ones, into a half 19 inch housing with full mobile usability.
RME's UCX can boot into Class Complaint mode, making it the world's
first professional audio interface to work with Apple's iPad (Lightning to
USB adapter required).
The result is an awesome combination of RME's most successful
1 x SPDIF I/O coaxial
1 x ADAT I/O (or 1 x SPDIF I/O optical)
1 x Word Clock I/O
2 x MIDI I/O (via breakout cable)
1 x FireWire 400
1 x USB 2.0 (USB 3 compatible)
optional: Advanced Remote Control
TotalMix FX (with UFX effects engine)
products: Fireface UFX, Firefaces UC/400 and Babyface.
Fireface UC
36-Channel, 192 kHz USB high-speed Audio Interface
The “USB Compact” not only makes the leading-edge RME Fireface
technology available for every USB-featured PC and Mac computer, it
Connectivity
18 Input / 18 Output channels
also provides a unique low-latency concept and a high grade of
8 x Analog I/O
performance and compatibility, making the dream of the perfect
1 x ADAT I/O or 1 x SPDIF I/O optical
mobile pro audio recording solution come true.
1 x SPDIF I/O coaxial
The Fireface UC features all of the proven RME analog and digital
circuitry. It is the only device in its class with active jitter suppression,
enhanced stand-alone functionality and complete controllability from
the front panel, highly flexible I/Os in professional quality, and an
unsurpassed 648-channel matrix router - at sample rates of up to
2 x MIDI I/O
1 x USB 2.0
1 x Word Clock I/O
2 x Mic Preamp with digitally controlled gain
TotalMix
192 kHz.
USB & FireWire Audio Interfaces
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Babyface
22-Channel, 192 kHz bus-powered USB high-speed Audio Interface
Works with the
TotalMix FX
for iPad App
Connectivity
(See page 20)
10 Input / 12 Output channels
2 x Analog Input
4 x Analog Output
1 x ADAT I/O or 1 x SPDIF I/O optical
1 x MIDI I/O
1 x USB 2.0 (USB3 compatible)
2 x Mic Preamp with digitally controlled gain
1 x Hi-Z instrument input
TotalMix FX (with EQ, Reverb, Echo)
Equipped with the latest 192 kHz AD- and DA-converters and two reference class microphone
The ultra-portable Babyface allows a bus-powered operation via two USB connectors (USB power cable
preamps the bus-powered Babyface provides two high end analog recording channels and four
included). This turns the Babyface into the perfect partner for mobile recording of live performances,
analog playback channels, plus ADAT/SPDIF and MIDI I/O in an attractively shaped enclosure.
composing sessions in a park or coffee shop, or just wherever you go. Even if you just see it as a good
The balanced XLR I/Os and the TRS phones outputs use RME’s analog circuit design, therefore guarantee
outstanding noise and distortion values. The latest generation AD/DA converters provide sample rates
looking Hi-Fi music player or home studio companion – it will work perfectly on your desktop or
notebook computer.
up to 192 kHz with an SNR of up to 115 dBA. Due to its efficient jitter reduction, RME’s SteadyClock
The Babyface is available in two colors:
guarantees prestine sound quality, even when clocking to an external digital source.
Blue or Silver
With one main control knob and two single buttons the elegant Babyface acts as a perfectly designed
direct desktop control for all typical studio tasks: volume control, reference volume store and recall, volume
The package of the Babyface includes:
dim, input selection/switching, input gain control. The LED bars serve as both level and gain meters,
Extension cable, USB power cable,
visually supporting the precise control of all inputs, outputs and headphone levels directly at the interface.
breakout cable (XLR balanced), bag
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USB Audio Interfaces
Advanced Remote Control (ARC)
For Fireface UFX, UCX and others
Buttons
Recall button
1 x Push button on the front
(freely programmable)
6 x button LED-equipped
(freely programmable)
The ARC is a tremendous enhancement for interfaces with a dedicated
ARC connection port. It updates and increases the flexibility and usability
of TotalMix FX for studio and live use. The ARC unleashes the powerful
and flexible monitoring controller functionality already built into the
audio interface.
Programmable TotalMix FX functions (examples)
Talkback, Mono, Mute (Main Out, Global), Phones 1/2 ..., Dim,
Recall, Speaker B, External Input, Mic Gain 1/2/3/4 or 1+2 / 3+4
Recall Snapshots, Cue Phones 1/2/3/4, Fader groups, Solo groups
Mute groups
The ARC can be used with all Fireface UCX. UFX can be used from serial
number 23241707 on. Older units (typically built before June 2010) require a
new digital expansion board. Please contact your local distributor for details.
Basic Remote Control (BRC)
For Fireface UFX, UCX and others
The BRC provides a solid metal case with a main encoder dial, two push
buttons and a 5 m (16 ft.) cable. The BRC connects to a special port on
the back of the main unit.
Supported features with RME interfaces
Buttons
Recall button
1 x Push button on the front
(freely programmable)
- Volume control of the main output and both headphone outputs
(switchable)
- DIM (user adjustable value)
- Recall and store of a reference level for the main outputs
(user adjustable value)
- The left “Prog” button is programmable. It can control all important
functions of the internal hardware mixer TotalMix FX. Among them are
Talkback, Speaker B, Mono, Mute, Cue, recall of a mixer snapshot, access
to Mute/Solo/Fader groups and much more.
Remote Controls
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OctaMic XTC
8-Channel digitally controlled Mic Preamp with Multi-Format I/O
Connectivity
8 x Mic/Line Preamps, digitally controlled
(4 x PAD, 4 x Hi-Z switchable)
2 x Stereo Analog Outputs
4 x AES/EBU I/O
1 x ADAT I/O (2 x out S/MUX)
1 x MADI I/O optical
1 x MIDI I/O over DIN
2 x MIDI I/O over USB
1 x MIDI I/O over MADI
RME proudly presents a new generation of top-class microphone, line and instrument preamp,
When attached by MIDI (DIN, MIDI over MADI, or USB) to an RME audio interface running TotalMix FX, the
hi-end A/D converter, digital patchbay and format converter, monitoring device, and last but not
OctaMic XTC can be remote controlled directly within the input channel strips of TotalMix. An example
least the most flexible frontend for Apple's iPad® - the OctaMic XTC!
is the combination of the renowned Fireface UFX with an XTC on top, connected via ADAT, adding
With the OctaMic XTC eight microphone and line inputs, four switchable to Hi-Z mode, meet an
8 analog inputs and 4 analog outputs to RME’s flagship interface.
unrivaled variety of digital connection protocols - from common ADAT and AES/EBU to sophisticated
Full remote control support allows the unit to be as close to the analog signal source as possible while
64-channel MADI optical.
important settings and configurations can be modified, as well as stored and recalled, not only on the
Analog signals are converted with RME's newest converter technology. Maintaining the excellent sound
unit itself, but also from a larger distance.
and frequency response that RME converters are known for, this preamp excels in an extraordinary gain
With 24 channels I/O in Class Compliant mode the XTC is also the most flexible and advanced interface
range, extremely low latencies and stunning EIN and signal to noise ratios.
ever built to work with the iPad (needs Apple Camera Connection Kit).
With the help of the full color TFT display, the quickly accessible setup options reveal another truely
unique feature: all analog and digital inputs, including up to 64 MADI channels and 8 AES/EBU audio
channels, can be freely patched to any output - including the 24 channels of its Class Compliant USB 2.0
audio interface format.
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Preamps
OctaMic II
8-Channel Mic Preamp and AD Converter to AES/EBU & ADAT
The OctaMic II provides 8-Channel 192 kHz / 24 bit AD conversion
with eight high class microphone and line pre-amplification channels,
featuring a combination of sophisticated components and approved
RME technology.
Connectivity
8 x Mic / Line Preamp Input (XLR/TRS Combo)
8 x Line Output (TRS balanced)
8 x AD-converter (up to 192 kHz)
Lowest distortion, excellent signal to noise ratio and perfectly linear
2 x ADAT Output (S/MUX, up to 96 kHz)
frequency response transmit and amplify the microphone signals
4 x AES/EBU Output (D-sub, up to 192 kHz)
truly unchanged.
1 x AES/SPDIF Sync Input
Phase, Low Cut and Phantom power per channel
OctaMic II offers 8 balanced XLR mic / line inputs via Neutrik XLR/TRS
Clip Hold Memory
combo jacks. Each channel contains switches for 48V phantom power, a
low cut filter and phase reversal. Amplification can be set between 6 and
60 dB. LEDs for signal, clip, and activated phantom power give a
complete overview on the unit's status.
QuadMic II
4-Channel portable Mic Preamp
Excellent Signal to Noise Ratio, lowest harmonic distortions and wide
gain range make the QuadMic II a first choice for superior recordings.
Connectivity
4 x Mic Preamp Input
Each of the 4 channels features balanced microphone and line inputs with
XLR/TRS Combo Input
Neutrik XLR/TRS combo jacks, switchable 48V phantom power, phase
4 x Line Output
reversal and a low cut filter. All channels are also equipped with LEDs for
Phantom power per channel
signal presence, clip state, and activated phantom power. The input
Low Cut per channel
amplification can be set from 6 to 60 dB. The balanced line level output
Phase reversal per channel
signals are provided on the rear of the unit as four 6.3 mm (1/4") TRS jacks.
DC powered, battery compatible
Low power / wide range DC operation
A maximum balanced and unbalanced output level of +21 dBu makes the
QuadMic II fully compatible to RME's converters and interface series
having analog inputs. The QuadMic II complements any RME system with
line inputs by adding external microphone inputs. Since the unit runs on
supply voltages from 9 to 18V DC, it can operate on virtually any power
source available, including batteries and rechargeable batteries.
Preamps
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ADI-8 DS Mk III
8-Channel, 192 kHz high end AES/EBU, ADAT, AD/DA Converter
Connectivity
8 x Analog I/O (up to +24 dBu)
4 x AES/EBU I/O (8 channels @ 192 kHz)
2 x ADAT I/O (SMUX and SMUX4)
Word Clock I/O
The ADI-8 DS Mk III is a highly flexible 8-channel AD/DA converter and digital to digital format
Of course other typical RME features such as Intelligent Clock Control (ICC), SyncCheck™, SyncAlign™
converter with an unrivalled set of features. The device combines excellent analog circuit
have also been implemented.
design with outstanding low latency AD/DA converter chips. Along with SteadyClock™, the DS
offers AD and DA conversion of the highest quality, redefining the reference class of analog/
digital converters.
The specially developed internal high performance switching power supply provides operation with
voltages ranging from 100 to 240 AC Volts. It is short-circuit proof, has an integrated line filter, is fully
regulated against voltage fluctuations, and suppresses mains interference.
The compact 1U device provides a host of extraordinary features, including 4 hardware reference levels
up to +24 dBu, AES/EBU and ADAT I/O up to 192 kHz, and a comprehensive Patch Mode.
The ADI-8 DS Mk III uses a completely symmetrical signal path, that guarantees exceptional sound
Digital Patch Mode. A digital patchbay with free choice of source and destination setup can be used to
quality, outstanding low distortion and highest the Signal to Noise ratio in all level settings. To maintain
convert ADAT to AES, AES to ADAT, cross-convert them at the same time, pass ADAT on to ADAT while
the full dynamic range within all operating levels the ADI-8 DS Mk III uses discrete gain stages which are
monitoring analog, and many more. The ADAT outputs also feature copy mode for connection of two
switched electronically, so that no additional noise or distortion is introduced into the audio path.
different ADAT devices. These powerful and easy to use modes add significant value to the already
Sophisticated AD/DA converters provide sample rates up to 192 kHz with a SNR of 120 dBA. On the
outstanding conversion quality.
digital side, SteadyClock™, RME’s unique clock technology and jitter suppression, further enhances the
list of features, ensuring the best sound quality regardless of the quality of the reference clock signal.
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Converters
ADI-4 DD
8-Channel, 96kHz AES/EBU / ADAT Converter
RME‘s ADI-4 DD is a cost efficient AES to ADAT and ADAT to AES
converter. Support for up to 96 kHz and built-in jitter suppression is
just two of several outstanding features. Built into a space saving half
rack enclosure the ADI-4 DD features a lot of the advanced technology
of the ADI-192 DD.
Connectivity
5 x AES/EBU I/O (1 x XLR, 4 x D-sub)
2 x ADAT I/O (optical)
1 x SPDIF (optical, instead 2nd ADAT I/O)
1 x Word Clock I/O
The device essentially consists of two converters: four AES/EBU inputs to
double ADAT outputs, and double ADAT inputs to four AES/EBU outputs.
The double ADAT ports enable full 8 channel support, from 32 kHz up to
96 kHz (S/MUX). The unit provides one XLR I/O directly. A 25-pin D-sub
connector allows for the use of industry standard AES/EBU I/O breakout
cables. Setting an internal connector easily changes the D-sub 25-pin
connector to match the pinout of Tascam (Digidesign), Yamaha and
Euphonix cables. The AES output signal can be set to Professional or
Consumer subcode. Channel 1/2 can also be received and output
optically (TOSLINK).
ADI-2
2-Channel, 192 kHz AD/DA Converter
The ADI-2 is a compact and flexible 2-channel reference-class
AD/DA-converter. It offers AD/DA conversion with up to 192 kHz in
top notch quality. The ADI-2 is remarkably versatile as it is able to
handle digital signals in SPDIF and AES/EBU as well as in the ADAT
Connectivity
1 x Stereo Analog I/O
1 x ADAT or SPDIF I/O (optical and coaxial,
AES/EBU compatible)
format. Key features include balanced inputs and outputs, monitoring
via headphone out, SteadyClock™-controlled converters and 3-stage
hardware controlled input and output levels.
The ADI-2 is equipped with a balanced stereo line input with two Neutrik
XLR combo jacks, a balanced stereo line output with XLR plus separate
TRS jacks in parallel, and an adjustable high-power headphone output.
The volume pot on the front optionally controls not only the front
headphone output, but the rear line outputs as well.
Converters
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HDSPe AIO
Up to 38-Channel, 192 kHz Multi-Format PCI Express Card
HDSPe AIO is the PCI Express successor of the HDSP 9632. A newly
developed genuine PCI Express core consequently takes full
advantage of the new format, achieving significant performance
gains in multi-track audio and lowest latency. In direct comparison
Connectivity
the AIO adds an independent headphone output (4 channel DA
Up to 18 Input / 20 Output channels
independent SPDIF and AES/EBU I/O.
conversion), 192 kHz ADAT operation, support for the TCO, and
1 x Stereo Analog I/O (192 kHz)
1 x ADAT I/O (up to 192 kHz via S/MUX4)
1 x SPDIF I/O (192 kHz)
Breakout Cables
1 x AES/EBU I/O (192 kHz)
1 x Phones Out (separate DAC, 192 kHz)
1 x MIDI I/O
optional: 4 additional Analog I/Os
optional: HDSP TCO
HDSP 9632
Up to 32-Channel, 192 kHz Multi-Format PCI Card
Connectivity
Standard analog I/O cable (included)
Part Number BO9632CMKH
Balanced analog I/O cable (optional)
Part Number BO9632XLRMKH
RME presents the world’s most versatile PCI Audio Interface - the
Hammerfall DSP 9632. This card makes the dream of an All-In-One
solution for every possible application come true.
As usual, RME has not made any compromises: Latest 192 kHz AD- and
DA-converters with more than 110 dB signal to noise ratio, all inputs and
Up to 16 Input / 16 Output channels
outputs simultaneously operational, easy-to-install optional high quality
1 x Analog I/O (192 kHz)
analog expansion boards, the famous TotalMix, a newly developed clock
1 x ADAT I/O (at 96 kHz via S/MUX)
section with maximum jitter suppression of external clock signals - all
1 x SPDIF I/O (192 kHz)
this combines into a unique ‘soundcard’ that simply didn’t exist before.
1 x MIDI I/O
1 x Phones Output
optional: 4 additional Analog I/Os
optional: Word Clock Module
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PCI /PCI Express Audio Cards
HDSPe RayDAT
HDSPe RayDAT is the PCI Express successor of the DIGI 9652 (known
as Hammerfall DSP) which can be regarded as the studio standard for
72-Channel, 192 kHz ADAT & AES/EBU PCI Express Card
ADAT I/O cards. Some ten thousands of installations worldwide are
Connectivity
software-based DAWs. Combining superb handling and stability
36 Input / 36 Output channels
4 x ADAT I/O (optical)
1 x SPDIF I/O (coaxial)
proof that RME´s ADAT solutions are the perfect partners for all
with extremely low latency, the addition of PCI Express and several
new features make RayDAT the ideal solution from recording up to
the final mastering.
1 x AES/EBU I/O (XLR)
RayDAT offers no less than 4 x ADAT optical I/O, SPDIF I/O and AES/EBU
2 x MIDI I/O
I/O. All 36 inputs and 36 playback channels can be routed and mixed
optional: HDSP TCO
independently, including S/PDIF and AES/EBU, which are simultaneously
operational due to separated hardware and record/playback devices.
On top, there are 2 MIDI I/Os and TotalMix, RME’s unsurpassed DSP-based
real-time mixer/router, with hardware-calculated level metering and
complete MIDI remote capability. RayDAT also supports the optional TCO
Module for LTC timecode and video clock synchronization.
HDSP 9652
52-Channel, 96 kHz ADAT PCI Card
Connectivity
The HDSP 9652 can be regarded as the studio standard digital I/O
card, which turns every computer into a powerful Digital Audio
Workstation (DAW).
The PCI card combines superb handling and stability with extremely low
latency. All 26 input and 26 playback channels can be routed and mixed
26 Input / 26 Output channels
independently making it the ideal interface to any ADAT I/O-equipped
3 x ADAT I/O
mixer, or to RME’s high-end analog devices like the ADI-8 DS/QS or the
1 x SPDIF I/O
OctaMic II.
2 x MIDI I/O
Word Clock I/O
1x ADAT Sync In
HDSP 9652 offers 3 x ADAT optical I/O, ADAT-Sync In, SPDIF I/O and Word
Clock I/O. On top, there are 2 MIDI I/Os and TotalMix, a DSP-based
real-time mixer/router, with hardware-calculated level metering and
complete MIDI remote capability.
PCI /PCI Express Audio Cards
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Multiface II
36-Channel, 96 kHz Multi-Format Audio Interface
RME’s Multiface II offers the best possible performance in terms of
low-latency operation and CPU load, thanks to its interface options
Connectivity
18 Input / 18 Output channels
which still surpass current serial technologies like USB or FireWire.
8 x Analog I/O (96 kHz)
The compact 9.5” box is not only called ‘multi’ because of its number
1 x ADAT I/O (at 96 kHz via S/MUX)
of audio channels, but also because of the variety of digital audio
1 x SPDIF I/O (96 kHz)
formats that it supports.
1 x Stereo Analog Output
(separate for Submix/Phones)
Equipped with the latest circuit designs of the Fireface 800, the Multiface II
offers ADAT optical I/O, SPDIF I/O, MIDI I/O, word clock I/O and a separate
high power monitor output. On top there are 8 analog inputs and
1 x MIDI I/O
1 x Word Clock I/O
outputs, balanced and 24-bit/96 kHz. All this can be used on laptops as
well as on desktop computers with lowest latency and minimal CPU load.
HDSP PCI Card
PCI Card for desktop computers
In the year 2001 RME started a revolution in mobile audio recording:
the HDSP System. Consisting of a PCI or CardBus card, plus an
Connectivity
PCI interface
external I/O-box, it became the world's first audio system operating
Connection of Multiface, Multiface II,
on both desktops and laptops, and the world's first professional
Digiface and RPM
multitrack system for notebooks ever.
PCI has not been surpassed by any other interface technology for
professional audio - no other solution can keep up regarding low
Latency and lowest CPU load. Also in regards to competition RME's HDSP
system is still unsurpassed after so many years. No other manufacturer
offers such a flexible, robust, performing and expandible solution.
A PCI Express version (HDSPe PCI Card) is also available.
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PCI Audio Interfaces
HDSPe PCI Card
The PCI Express card uses RME's own proprietary audio bus, already
PCI Express Card for desktop computers
Multiface, Digiface and the RPM DJ interface.
Specifications
known from the PCI version, operating in combination with Multiface II,
RME is especially proud of the fact that all users of RME interfaces can
easily expand their system so that it operates with the latest and fastest
Short PCI Express card
PCI Express computers and thus not losing all the money formerly
1 Lane PCI Express endpoint device
(no PCI Express to PCI bridge), revision 1.1
invested in audio hardware. As an additional option, the HDSPe PCI card
2.5 Gbps line speed
SMPTE controlled operation.
can be used directly with RME's Time Code Option Module, offering
Packet-based full-duplex communication
(up to 500 MB/s transfer rate)
Input / Output: IEEE 1394 connector
(RME protocol)
HDSPe ExpressCard
ExpressCard/34 Interface for mobile computers
RME's HDSPe Express Card is not based on a PCI to PCI Express bridge,
which would simply add PCIe to existing PCI technology. It is a newly
developed genuine PCI Express solution, which consequently takes
full advantage of the new format, achieving significant performance
Specifications
gains in multitrack audio. Thanks to RME's flash update technology,
ExpressCard/34 format
(standard 34 mm size)
installed easily at any time. Furthermore, the Secure BIOS Technology
1 Lane PCI Express endpoint device
(no PCI Express to PCI bridge), revision 1.1
process fails.
2.5 Gbps line speed
Packet-based full-duplex communication
(up to 500 MB/s transfer rate)
Input / Output: IEEE 1394 connector
(RME protocol)
future firmware improvements, adjustments, and bugfixes can be
ensures that the card stays fully functional even when the flash
The connection between ExpressCard and I/O box is established using
ordinary FireWire cable (IEEE 1394, 6-pin). The data transfer does not use
FireWire protocol, but RME's own proprietary bus protocol. The supplied
cable is 4 m (12 ft.) long. The ExpressCard does not provide power to the
attached I/O-box. Therefore a compact and light weight and high tech
switch mode power supply is included..
PCI Express Interfaces
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Expansion Boards
Optional Add-Ons
AI4S-192 AIO and AO4S-192 AIO
Fireface TCO
4-Channel analog I/O modules with 192 kHz support
Time Code Option module for Fireface 800 option slot
These options for the HDSP 9632 and HDSPe AIO are analog
This little module provides the Fireface with a Word Clock input
expansion boards, designed as a bracket with 4 stereo TRS jacks
and offers synchronization to LTC and video. Thanks to Steady-
each. AI4S-192 AIO provides four servo-balanced inputs,
Clock™, the TCO not only extracts absolute positions from these
AO4S-192 AIO provides four servo-balanced outputs. With this
signals, but also a very clean low-jitter word clock. Thus a
a maximum of 6 (including the stereo I/O of the card) inputs
sample accurate timecode synchronization to audio or video
and/or outputs can be achieved.
sources is assured.
Time Code Option
WCM
Optional HDSPe synchronisation module
Word Clock Module
The TCO module is an optional extension for selected RME
The 9632 Word Clock Module provides a galvanically isolated
cards. Placed in a free slot of the computer chassis the TCO will
word clock input and two word clock outputs (BNC connectors).
be connected with the HDSPe card via a flat ribbon cable. The
Both outputs have their own driver stages, providing an
small module adds a Word Clock input to the HDSPe card, and
extremely low jitter signal. A push switch activates 75 Ohm
offers a synchronization to LTC and video.
termination for the high impedance input. SteadyClock, part of
Supported Cards:
All RME HDSPe PCI Express Cards, HDSP AES-32
Other cards in multi-card usage
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the PCI card, guarantees excellent performance in all clock
modes. Its highly efficient jitter suppression refreshes and
cleans up any clock signal, and provides it as reference clock at
the two BNC outputs.
Expansion Boards
Breakout Cables
Analog, Digital, MIDI
Analog breakout cable, unbalanced
Digital breakout cable, SPDIF
Analog breakout cable, unbalanced
Part Number BO9632CMKH
Part Number BO9632
Part Number BO9632XLRMKH
15-pin D-sub to 4 x RCA Analog, 2 x MIDI, 1 x Phones
9-pin D-sub to 2 x RCA Digital
15-pin D-sub to 4 x XLR Analog, 2 x MIDI, 1 x Phones
For Babyface, HDSP 9632 and HDSPe AIO
For HDSP 9632, HDSPe AIO and DIGI series
For HDSP 9632 and HDSPe AIO
Digital breakout cable, AES/EBU & SPDIF
Digital breakout cable, SPDIF
MIDI breakout cable
Part Number BO968
Part Number BOHDSP9652
Part Number BOHDSP9652MIDI
9-pin D-sub to 2 x RCA Digital, 2 x XLR Digital
9-pole D-sub to 2 x RCA Digital, 9-pole D-sub
15-pin D-sub to 4 x XLR Analog, 2 x MIDI, 1 x Phones
For HDSP 9632, HDSPe AIO, DIGI 96/8 Pro and DIGI 96/8 PAD
For HDSP 9652, DIGI 9636, DIGI 9652
For HDSP 9632 and HDSPe AIO.
Breakout Cables
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Feature Set Comparison
Pro Line Audio Interfaces
Fireface 800
Fireface 802
Fireface UFX
Fireface UCX
Fireface UC
Babyface
I/O Channel Count
56
60
60
36
36
22
Inputs
28
30
30
18
18
10
Outputs
28
30
30
18
18
12
Analog I/Os
10
12
12
8
8
2/4
1 (or x SPDIF I/O optical)
1 (or 1 x SPDIF I/O optical)
1 (or 1 x SPDIF I/O optical)
ADAT I/O
2 (or 1 x ADAT I/O + 1 x SPDIF I/O optical) 2 (or 1 x ADAT I/O + 1 x SPDIF I/O optical) 2 (or 1 x ADAT I/O + 1 x SPDIF I/O optical)
AES3 I/O
-
1
1
-
-
-
MIDI I/Os
1
1
2
2
2
1
Phones (Stereo)
1
2
2
1
1
1
Bal. XLR Output
-
-
2
-
-
-
USB
-
1 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 2.0
2 x FW 800 / 1 x FW 400
2 x FW 400 (1 x FW 800 Connector)
1 x FW 400
2 x FW 400
-
-
Signal to Noise Ratio AD (dB)
110
113
110
111
111
108
Max. Mic Gain (dB)
54
54
65
65
65
60
43/28
12/7
12/28
14/7
43/28
43/28
Digitally controlled Mic Preamps
-
-
DURec
-
-
-
-
-
Class Compliant
-
Full Stand Alone Operation
-
-
-
-
-
Full Front Panel Operation
-
-
-
-
-
TFT Color Display
-
-
-
-
-
TotalMix FX
-
-
Advanced Remote Support
-
-
FireWire
Latency AD / DA Samples
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-
Product Overview
Glossary
Explanation of RME Technology
TotalMix FX
TotalMix FX is RME’s superior hardware mixer. It delivers fully flexible mixing/routing with many superior features for studio and live work,
still maintaining exemplary overview and usability.
On top of it: a complete effects section, which not only adds a lot of flexibility to the recording chain, but makes latency burdened
software solutions dispensable. TotalMix FX can easily replace any external mixer, e.g. to create different latency-free monitoring mixes
with EQ and Reverb for the main studio monitors and the headphone of the vocalist(s) in the recording room.
DURec
DURec is an integrated digital recorder for all inputs and outputs directly to USB memory devices via the front USB port. The Fireface UFX
records on USB thumb drives or hard drives with up to 2 TB capacity.
The recording functionality is provided by the internal DSP, and is therefore independent from a connected Windows or Mac computer.
The Direct USB Recording converts the Fireface UFX both into a stand-alone field recorder and a powerful multichannel live player for
previous recordings, e. g. for virtual sound checks. Live concerts, band rehearsals or spontaneous jam sessions can be directly recorded
and played back from the medium - even completely stand-alone without computer or software. All 60 input and output channels can
be individually chosen for recording and playback.
DIGICheck
RME's unique software tool box for metering, testing, measuring and analyzing digital audio streams. 2, 8 or all channel level meters with
countless options. Spectral Analyzer, Goniometer and Bit Statistics in professional quality. Even Channel Status readouts are possible.
Under Windows DIGICheck also offers a global record function and the direct readout of playback data.
SteadyClock
RME's jitter suppression technology guarantees perfect sound quality throughout, making the device completely independent from the
external clock signal's grade. Due to the highly efficient jitter reduction, the converters operate as if they are working with internal clock
all the time - guaranteeing a pristine sound experience!
AutoSet
Automatic gain reduction and overload protection technology. Usually a limiter is used during the recording to prevent clipping of the A/D
converter stage. But analog processing would not only spoil the excellent technical specifications of mic preamps but also alter the original
sound. Thanks to the completely digitally controlled gain, devices with AutoSet can reduce the gain automatically, thus providing perfect
protection from overload with no degradation of the audio signal, which does not have to pass any additional electronic circuitry.
AutoSet also does not cause any of the control noises known from usual limiters.
Glossary
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PRO LINE
TotalMix FX for iPad®App
Features
• New version 1.1 available in the App Store
• Full support for Fireface UCX, UFX, Fireface 802 and Babyface
• New Background Mode for sample rate control and extended remote features
• Full support for the Advanced Remote Control
• Highly optimized for super-low CPU load, real-time operation and low latency level meter response
TotalMix FX for iPad adds full control over hardware mixer and DSP effects for Fireface UCX, UFX, 802 and Babyface
when in Class Compliant mode, and lets users create, store and load complete mixes directly from the iPad.
Additionally hardware controls like phantom power for microphone inputs, mic/line/instrument switching and sample
rate are supported. TotalMix FX has been ported to the iPad carefully to be used safely while maintaining the tablet’s
feel and way of use. Landcape and portrait view, two zoom levels for detail view and overview, horizontal and vertical
scrolling via swipe gestures, newly designed Retina graphics and much more make it both a breeze and joy to use.
TotalMix FX does not interfere with other apps performing record or playback. The user can always switch to TotalMix
FX to adjust a monitor mix, gains, or effects such as equalizer, compressor, reverb and echo. Record and playback will
continue in the background.
Using the Fireface UCX and 802 with the iPad, TotalMix FX for iPad unlocks the device’s whole functionality. For the Fireface
UFX even DURec (Direct USB Recording) is fully operational and controllable from the iPad. And like with the others the
Babyface can be used as sophisticated multi-channel I/O, as digital mixer including EQs, and as monitoring device.
Worldwide Distribution
American Distribution
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Tel: +49 (0) 8133 / 918170
Fax: +49 (0)8133 / 9166
E-Mail: [email protected]
Internet: www.audioag. com
6600 NW 16th Street, Suite 10
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33313, U.S.A.
Phone: +1 754-206-4220
Fax: +1 954-306-6349
E-Mail: [email protected]
Internet: www.synthax.com
www.rme -audio.com
All trademarks are the property of their owners.
iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc.
All specifications are subject to change without further notice.
Copyright Audio AG 2014. All rights reserved.
PLEASE NOTE: TotalMix for iPad does not work wirelessly, and is no replacement for typical remote
software (like Lemur / TouchOSC).
Reverb and Echo are not available with the Babyface.
TotalMix FX for iPad runs on any iPad and all iOS versions from 5.0 up, using only few resources.
The app is fully compatible to the desktop software even when storing/loading Workspaces.
Except MIDI/OSC remote control it includes all features of the desktop version.
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