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RME Fireface UCX Audio Interface

The RME Fireface UCX USB & Firewire Audio Interface, a highly integrated pro audio solution in an ultra-compact format for studio and live recordings.

RME Fireface UCX USB & Firewire Audio Interface Details

The RME Fireface UCX USB & Firewire Audio Interface is a highly integrated pro audio solution in an ultra-compact format for studio and live recordings. It continues RME's long tradition of designing compact high-end interfaces, packing into a half-rack size unit what usually would be spread out over two or three 19 inch panels.

In doing this the Fireface UCX marks a new packing record: 300 electronic components more than inside the already well-stocked Fireface UC! 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.

The result is an awesome combination of RME's most successful products: Fireface UFX, Firefaces UC/400 and Babyface. The Fireface UCX is not just a smaller version of the smash hit UFX, with the HFX-core, the preamps and the complete effects engine, the UCX continues the tradition of RME's tremendously successful compact interfaces, and combines it with the great usability of the Babyface through the optional RME remote. With the Fireface UCX RME reinvented an already perfect product, by improving existing features and characteristics plus adding sophisticated new ones.

All in all the Fireface UCX is the new compact-sized dream interface, created with care for every detail, and a new premium solution for any desktop and live usage, without compromises in sound, stability and ultra-low latency operation.

RME Fireface UCX USB & Firewire Audio Interface Features

  • Low Latency mastering grade converters with outstanding specifications.
  • Two mic preamps with the premium technology from RME's high-end recording bestsellers Micstasy and UFX, including the AutoSet overload protection.
  • A newly developed Hammerfall audio core, supporting USB and FireWire with the maximum performance and ultra-low latency operation, combined with the legendary RME driver stability and maintenance, on both bus protocols.
  • TotalMix FX with the complete Fireface UFX DSP engine, including all effects up to 192 kHz.
  • Monitoring Controller: combining the impressive flexibility of the TotalMix FX monitoring tool set and the optional RME Remote Control.
  • RME's unique DIGICheck metering and analysis toolbox for Windows PC and Mac.
  • Plus support for RME's Advanced Remote Control, active jitter suppression technology, professional reference level support, advanced stand-alone functionality, full 192 kHz operation, and last but not least two high speed MIDI I/Os.
  • On top of it: The Fireface UCX is the first professional audio interface with Class Compliant mode to work with Apple's iPad, for perfect stereo up to 8 channel recording and playback, and the addition of truly professional I/Os.
  • Connectivity
    • 18 Input / 18 Output channels
    • 8 x Analog I/O
    • 2 x Mic/ Line Preamps, digitally controlled
    • 2 x Line / Instrument inputs, digitally controlled
    • 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: RME Basic Remote Control and Advanced Remote Control
    • TotalMix FX (with UFX effects engine)

RME Fireface UCX USB & Firewire Audio Interface Options

  • Basic Remote Control: The Basic Remote Control (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. The Basic Remote Control allows you to control the most important monitoring functions of the UCX, including volume control of the main output and both headphone outputs (switchable), DIM (user adjustable value), and 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.
  • Advanced Remote Control: The Advanced Remote Control (ARC) has been designed for direct access to the most frequently used actions and commands required in a studio's daily work. Its extremely flexible configuration through TotalMix FX will simplify the workflow and greatly increase the usability of the RME interface in any real world situation. The ARC consists of a solid metal case with a main encoder dial, 2 push buttons and 6 LED-equipped buttons. The Remote Control connects to the main interface via a 5 m (16.4 ft.) cable and a special connector on the back of both units. The top of the Advanced Remote Control features a rotary encoder with push switch function, 2 lower buttons, and 6 upper buttons with Status LED. The rotary encoder is used to change various parameters, like gain and volume. The left button Prog is programmable, and can perform several functions. The same is true for the upper 6 buttons, which also include a status LED to signal the current state. The ARC provides default settings for the 7 programmable buttons, but can be freely configured via the Key Commands dialog of TotalMix FX. All buttons can be assigned to more than 36 different commands. The behaviour of each individual button can be changed between push, toggle, enable and disable, depending on the base function.

RME Fireface UCX USB & Firewire Audio Interface Specifications

  • AD, Line In 5-8, rear
    • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): 111 dB RMS unweighted, 114 dBA
    • Frequency response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.1 dB: 10 Hz - 20.6 kHz
    • Frequency response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 5 Hz - 45.3 kHz
    • Frequency response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: -1 dB: 5 Hz - 90 kHz
    • THD: < -105 dB, < 0.0005 %
    • THD+N: < -98 dB, < 0.0012%
    • Maximum input level: +19 dBu
    • Channel separation: > 110 dB
    • Input: 6.3 mm TRS jack, electronically balanced
    • Input sensitivity switchable to Lo Gain, +4 dBu, -10 dBV
    • Input level for 0 dBFS @ Lo Gain: +19 dBu
    • Input level for 0 dBFS @ +4 dBu: +13 dBu
    • Input level for 0 dBFS @ -10 dBV: +2 dBV
  • Line In 3-4, front (As AD, but:)
    • Additional Gain stage: 0 up to +12 dB
    • Maximum input level, Lo Gain, Gain 0 dB:
    • Line +19 dBu, Inst +13 dBu
    • Maximum input level, -10 dBV, Gain 12 dB, Line:
    • -7,5 dBu, Inst: -13,5 dBu
    • Input impedance Inst: 470 kOhm
    • Input Gain Inst: +6 dB
    • Input mode: Line balanced (TRS), Inst unbalanced (TS)
    • CLIP LED: 0 dBFS
    • SIG LED: -60 dBFS
  • Microphone/Line 1-2, front (as AD Line In 5-8, but:)
    • Input: Neutrik XLR/TRS Combo jack, electronically balanced
    • Input impedance: XLR 2 kOhm, TRS 8 kOhm balanced
    • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): 112 dB RMS unweighted, 115 dBA
    • Low Roll Off -0.5 dB: 18 Hz, -1 dB: 12 Hz
    • Gain range: 0 dB, +10 up to +65 dB
    • Maximum input level XLR, Gain 0 dB: +10 dBu
    • Maximum input level XLR, Gain 65 dB: -55 dBu
    • Maximum input level TRS, Gain +0 dB: +21 dBu
    • Maximum input level TRS, Gain +65 dB: -44 dBu
    • CLIP LED: 0 dBFS
    • SIG LED: -60 dBFS
  • DA, Line Out 1-6, rear
    • Dynamic range (DR): 111 dB, 114 dBA @ 44.1 kHz (unmuted)
    • Frequency response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.1 dB: 5 Hz - 20.4 kHz
    • Frequency response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 5 Hz - 45 kHz
    • Frequency response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 5 Hz - 90 kHz
    • THD: -100 dB, < 0.001 %
    • THD+N: -96 dB, < 0.0015 %
    • Channel separation: > 110 dB
    • Maximum output level: +19 dBu
    • Output: 6.3 mm TRS jack, servo-balanced
    • Output impedance: 75 Ohm
    • Output level switchable: Hi Gain, +4 dBu, -10 dBV
    • Output level at 0 dBFS @ Hi Gain: +19 dBu
    • Output level at 0 dBFS @ +4 dBu: +13 dBu
    • Output level at 0 dBFS @ -10 dBV: +2 dBV
  • DA - Phones, 7/8, front (As DA, but:)
    • Output: 6.3 mm TRS jack, unbalanced
    • Output impedance: 30 Ohm
  • Word Clock: BNC, switch for internal termination 75 Ohm

RME Fireface UCX USB & Firewire Audio Interface System Requirements

  • USB: Computer with at least Pentium Core 2 Duo CPU (see the list of Tested Systems with USB chipsets).
  • FireWire: Computer with OHCI compatible FireWire Port 400 (1394a) or FireWire 800 port (via adapter cable).

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Great piece of gear for a Project Studio. November 4, 2014
Reviewer: Ignacio Etchegaray from Viedma, Rio Negro Argentina  
I have to thank Ryan for encouraging me to go with this one instead of the Babyface.

He told me: "It can always be expanded, but right out the box you have 8 high quality analog inputs, plus TotalMix FX".

And he was right.
Now I find my self expanding my studio upon this unit and it has the flexibility to support any kind of additions.
Absolutely reliable, never failed, never crashed, anything.

-Great array of digital connections.
-You can use an Android/iOS to control it.
-TotalMix FX (routing, effects and d. monitoring) is really useful for tracking or playing live.
-You have RME Digicheck!
-Amazing documentation for everything.
-The RME support knows what they are doing.
-The audio quality is great, you can hear what you are doing.
-Everything is well executed, solid and feels pro.

This is a future-proof professional centerpiece for a home studio that will set a great standard for your future additions.

Contact Ryan from FEA, very wise and patient man.

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Excellent! December 20, 2012
Reviewer: Marcelo Nava Alarcn from La Paz, Bolivia  
Excellent, by far, the best interface I've ever had.

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