RME ARC Advanced Remote Control

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RME ARC Advanced Remote Control

The RME ARC Advanced Remote Control connects to your computer via USB, and talks to TotalMix FX directly. It has 15 freely assignable and illuminated buttons, one encoder wheel, and a TS jack to connect a foot switch.

The RME Advanced Remote Control ARC USB has been designed for direct access to the most frequently used actions and commands of TotalMix FX, being an indispensable tool in the studio's daily applications. Its extremely flexible configuration through TotalMix FX will simplify workflow and greatly increase the usability of the RME interface in most real world situations.

The RME Advanced Remote Control ARC USB is a USB 1.1 (UAC1) MIDI remote control, natively compatible to Windows and Mac OS X. As soon as it is present in the operating system TotaIMix FX will detect it and communicate with it, without disturbing other remote controls. Therefore it is also not necessary to switch the RME Advanced Remote Control ARC USB on or off within TotalMix FX - it will just work. And because it communicates with TotalMix FX (via USB) it is compatible to all RME audio interfaces that are detected and supported by TotalMix FX. This goes back to RME interfaces released 2001!

As soon as the ARC USB is connected to a computer any button press or wheel turning will cause the respective action performed by TotalMix FX - and therefore also by the RME audio interface.

With the UFX+ and UFX II the RME Advanced Remote Control ARC USB can also be connected directly to these devices, currently the only RME interfaces having an internal USB 1.1 host with matching connector. This way of connecting is handy in stand-alone mode, where the RME Advanced Remote Control ARC USB is also supported by the UFX+ and UFX II.

The RME Advanced Remote Control ARC USB is bus powered, but draws only little current. Also it uses USB 1.1 as bus standard, which these days is uncritical due to its lower frequency and speed demands. USB 2 cables with 5 meter to 10 meter length, and cheap USB 2 cable extensions that usually make a bus-powered interface fail will work perfectly for the RME ARC USB. Still at higher lengths RME recommends to use active USB 2 cables (also called extension or repeater cables), which are not expensive and work over lengths of more than 20 meters.

The RME Advanced Remote Control ARC USB can control several interfaces simultaneously, which happens automatically as the Key Commands dialog in TotalMix FX is specific to the currently selected audio interface. Just assign only the functions that are desired for each respective interface. After that the RME ARC USB keys and the encoder wheel remote the respective interface where they have been assigned to, without the need to further switch or select anything in normal operation.

RME ARC Advanced Remote Control Features

  • Solid metal case in a user-friendly desktop design
  • Non-critical USB 1.1 connection allows to use long cables
  • Full control over many TotalMix functions, like Volume, DIM, Speaker B etc.
  • Special functionality for stand-alone mode operation of UFX+ and UFX II

RME ARC Advanced Remote Control Specifications

  • Supported Interfaces:
    • Fireface UFX+ (directly)
    • Fireface UFX II (directly)
    • All devices with TotalMix FX (via computer)
  • Power Supply: By computer or UFX+, depending on connection
  • Typical Power Consumption: 0.3 Watts
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 90 x 33 x 170 mm (3.5" x 1.3" x 6.7")
  • Weight: 0.3 kg (0.7 lbs)
  • Temperature Range: +5° up to +50° Celsius (41° F up to 122°F)
  • Relative Humidity: < 75%, non condensing

RME ARC Advanced Remote Control Includes

  • RME Advanced Remote Control USB
  • USB Cable 1.8 m (6 ft)
  • Stickers to Change the Key Labels
  • User Manual
  • 6 Months Warranty

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  • 5
    RME ARC Review

    Works flawlessly with the HDSPe AIO. It eliminated my need for a monitor controller. Highly recommended accessory to any compatible RME interface.