RME MADIface Pro Audio Interface

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RME MADIface Pro Audio Interface

The RME MADIface Pro Audio Interface unique portable desktop audio interface, capable of transferring analog and digital audio data directly to Windows and Mac computers. Because of its physical design and versatile I/O, the MADIface Pro is the perfect mobile solution where quality audio is critical.

The RME MADIface Pro Audio Interface has taken the RME Babyface Pro to the next level. In 2015 the RME Babyface Pro was launched to much industry acclaim. Now regarded as the new standard in high-end desktop recording, it’s superior sound, build quality and professional connectivity has made it the first choice for producers, engineers and artists everywhere.

One year on, and RME have taken the Babyface Pro to the next level. The RME MADIface Pro retains the beautifully designed housing with its integrated XLR and analog I/Os, but has replaced the ADAT I/O with a MADI port. The result is 64 channels of pristine audio on a single cable on an interface that will fit in your laptop bag with your computer.

Because of its physical design and versatile I/O, the RME MADIface Pro is the perfect mobile solution where quality audio is critical. As well as remote, live, broadcast and industrial applications, the RME MADIface Pro is also the complete solution for the studio.

Basic Functionality

Two analog mic/line XLR inputs, two XLR line outputs, two universal TS inputs for line or instrument, and 2 stereo TRS outputs for low and high impedance headphones provide everything you need to work on your projects in the studio or on the move. TotalMix FX adds 3-band parametric EQs and reverb/ echo, plus unlimited mixing and routing options. A MIDI I/O completes the fully DAW compatible feature set. The unit operates USB bus powered and usually does not need an external power supply, unless the MADI I/O is used.

MADI I/O

The optical MADI I/O offers 64 input and out channels, and sample rates up to 192 kHz. It is fully supported in TotalMix FX, with the analog I/Os simultaneously available, resulting in 68 channels input and 68 channels output over USB 2.

To address the increased power demand, RME has implemented a delayed start of the MADI transceiver on power-up, and an option to temporarily disable it when not needed. The RME MADIface Pro includes an external power supply with lockable connector.

Stand-Alone Mode

When not connected to a computer, the RME MADIface Pro enters stand-alone mode. The easy to use control surface with dedicated buttons and four level meter bars, along with independent storage of all current settings have already become important workflow features for many existing Babyface Pro owners.

A very useful MADI monitor feature has been added to stand-alone mode. MADI channels 1 to 64 are passed unchanged from input to output (but refreshed by the MADIface Pro SteadyClock III). Optionally channels 1/2 can be replaced by the input signals 1/2, 3/4, MADI 1/2 or a user adjustable mixdown of all these channels. The analog outputs can be used to listen to any incoming MADI channel pair.

RME USB 2.0

It’s RME’s ability to deliver professional performance over USB 2.0 that allows the RME MADIface Pro to record and playback 68 simultaneous channels, all with buffer sizes as low as 32 samples (lowest value depends on computer used). The RME MADIface Pro can be used in Class Compliant mode achieving 24 channels of I/O (4 analog, 20 channels MADI) on an iPad™. This truly professional and mobile solution can be easily set and controlled via RME’s optional iOS app TotalMix FX for iPad™, available in the App Store.

RME MADIface Pro Audio Interface Connectivity

  • Record/Playback channels: 68 in / 68 out
  • 4 x Analog Inputs (Mic, Line, Instrument)
  • 4 x Analog Outputs (2 x XLR, 2 x Phones)
  • 1 x MADI I/O
  • 1 x MIDI I/O plus MIDI over MADI
  • 1 x USB 2.0 (USB 3 compatible)
  • Separate outputs for high and low impedance headphones

RME MADIface Pro Audio Interface Features

  • Housing machined from a block of aluminium
  • Intuitive and efficient user interface
  • Mic stand thread on the bottom for free positioning
  • All settings can be changed in real-time
  • Buffer sizes/latencies from 32 up to 8192 samples selectable
  • 64 Channels via MADI optical
  • Clock modes slave and master
  • Automatic and intelligent master/slave clock control
  • SteadyClock: Jitter-immune, super-stable digital clock
  • DDS technology for free setting of the sample rate
  • SyncAlign guarantees sample aligned and never swapping channels
  • SyncCheck tests and reports the synchronization status of input signals
  • TotalMix for latency-free submixes and perfect ASIO Direct Monitoring
  • TotalMix: 9248 channel mixer with 46 bit internal resolution
  • TotalMix FX: 3-band EQ, Low Cut, Reverb, Echo
  • 1 x MIDI I/O, 16 channels high-speed MIDI
  • 1 x Virtual MIDI port over MADI
  • 2 Digitally controlled microphone inputs in reference quality
  • 2 Balanced line outputs, level +19 dBu
  • 1 x Headphone output with separate driver stages for high and low impedance phones
  • DIGICheck DSP: Level meter in hardware, peak- and RMS calculation

RME MADIface Pro Audio Interface Specifications

  • Analog:
    • AD, Microphone/Line 1-2:
      • Input: XLR, electronically balanced
      • Input Impedance Balanced: 2 kOhm, 5.2 kOhm with PAD
      • Input Impedance Unbalanced: 1 kOhm, 2.6 kOhm with PAD
      • Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR): 113 dB RMS unweighted, 116 dBA
      • Frequency Response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.1 dB: 18 Hz – 20.8 kHz
      • Frequency Response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 7 Hz – 45.8 kHz
      • Frequency Response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 5 Hz – 92 kHz
      • With PAD Active: -0.1 dB 8 Hz, -0.5 dB < 4 Hz, -1 dB < 3 Hz
      • THD: < -110 dB, < 0.00032 %
      • THD+N: < -104 dB, < 0.00063 %
      • THD @ 30 dB Gain: < -107 dB, < 0.0004 %
      • THD+N @ 30 dB Gain: < -100 dB, < 0.001 %
      • Channel Separation: > 110 dB
      • Gain Range: -11 dB up to +65 dB
      • Maximum Input Level XLR, Gain 0 dB: +8 dBu, PAD +19 dBu
      • Maximum Input Level XLR, Gain 65 dB: -57 dBu, PAD -46 dBu
    • AD, Line/Instrument In 3-4 (As Microphone/Line 1-2, But):
      • Input: 6.3 mm TS jack, unbalanced
      • Input Impedance: 470 kOhm
      • Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR): 114 dB RMS unweighted, 117 dBA
      • Frequency Response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.1 dB: 5 Hz – 20.8 kHz
      • Frequency Response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: < 3 Hz – 45.8 kHz
      • Frequency Response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: < 2 Hz – 92 kHz
      • Maximum Input Level @+4 dBu, Gain 0 dB: +13 dBu
      • Maximum Input Level @-10 dBV, Gain 9 dB: -5 dBu
    • DA, Line Out 1-2:
      • Dynamic Range (DR): 115 dB RMS unweighted, 118 dBA
      • Frequency Response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.5 dB: 0 Hz – 20.8 kHz
      • Frequency Response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 0 Hz – 45 kHz
      • Frequency Response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 0 Hz - 89 kHz
      • THD: - 106 dB, 0.0005 %
      • THD+N: -102 dB, 0.0008 %
      • Channel Separation: > 110 dB
      • Output: XLR balanced
      • Output Impedance: 300 Ohm balanced, 150 Ohm unbalanced
      • Output Level @ 0 dBFS: Balanced +19 dBu, unbalanced +13 dBu
      • DC @ 0 dBFS: 6.35mm 4.8 V, 3.5mm 2.4 V, XLR bal. 9.6 V
    • DA, Phones 3/4 (As DA Line Out, but):
      • Output: 6.3 mm TRS jack, unbalanced
      • Output Impedance: 10 Ohm
      • Output Level at 0 dBFS, 1 kOhm Load: +13 dBu
      • Max Power @ 0.1% THD: 50 mW
      • Output: 3.5 mm TRS jack, unbalanced
      • Output Impedance: 2 Ohm
      • Output Level at 0 dBFS, 1 kOhm Load: +7 dBu
      • Max Power @ 0.1% THD: 70 mW
  • MIDI:
    • Type: 1 x MIDI I/O via breakout cable with 2 x 5-pin DIN jacks
    • Isolation: Galvanically isolated by optocoupled input
    • MIDI I/O: 1 via MADI
    • Invisible Transmission: via User bit of channel 56 (up to 48 kHz)
    • Invisible Transmission: via User bit of channel 28 (up to 96 kHz)
    • Hi-Speed Mode: Jitter and response time typically below 1 ms
    • FIFOs: Separate 128 byte FIFOs for input and output
  • Digital:
    • Clocks: Internal, MADI In
    • Low Jitter Design: < 1 ns in PLL mode, all inputs
    • Internal Clock: 800 ps Jitter, Random Spread Spectrum
    • Jitter Suppression of External Clocks: > 50 dB (2.4 kHz)
    • Effective Clock Jitter Influence on AD and DA Conversion: near zero
    • PLL: Ensures zero dropout, even at more than 100 ns jitter
    • Supported Sample Rates: 28 kHz up to 200 kHz
  • Digital Input:
    • MADI:
      • Optical: via FDDI duplex SC connector
      • Compatibility: 62.5/125 and 50/125 compatible
      • Accepts: 56 channel and 64 channel mode, plus 96k Frame
      • Standard: up to 64 channels 24 bit 48 kHz
      • S/MUX: up to 32 channels 24 bit 96 kHz
      • S/MUX4: up to 16 channels 24 bit 192 kHz
      • Lock range: 25 kHz – 54 kHz
      • Jitter: When synced to input signal: < 1 ns
  • Digital Output:
    • MADI:
      • Optical: via FDDI duplex SC connector
      • Compatibility: 62.5/125 and 50/125 compatible
      • Cable Length: up to 2000 m
      • Generates: 56 channel and 64 channel mode, plus 96k Frame
      • Standard: up to 64 channels 24 bit 48 kHz
      • S/MUX / 96k Frame: up to 32 channels 24 bit 96 kHz
      • S/MUX4: up to 16 channels 24 bit 192 kHz
  • General:
    • Power Supply: USB bus power or external power supply
    • Idle Power Consumption: 3.1 Watts MADI Off, 4.0 Watts MADI On
    • Max. Power Consumption: 6.3 Watts
    • Current at 5 V Bus Power Operation: 620 mA (3.1 Watts)
    • Current at 12 V External Power: 266 mA (3.1 Watts)
    • Dimensions (W x H x D): 108 x 35 x 181 mm (4.25" x 1.4" x 7.1")
    • Weight: 680 g ( 1.5 lbs)
    • Temperature Range: +5° up to +50° Celsius (41° F up to 122°F)
    • Relative Humidity: < 75%, non condensing
  • Optional Accessories:
    • MADI1S: MADI Optical Network Cable, 1 m
    • MADI3D: MADI Optical Network Cable, 3 m
    • MADI6D: MADI Optical Network Cable, 6 m
    • MADI10D: MADI Optical Network Cable, 10 m
    • MADI20D: MADI Optical Network Cable, 20 m

RME MADIface Pro Audio Interface Includes

  • MADIface Pro Audio Interface
  • Cable USB 2.0 with right angle B plug, length 39” (1m)
  • MIDI Breakout Cable
  • Power Supply
  • Carrying Box
  • User Manual
  • RME Driver CD
  • 6 Months Warranty

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