Digiface
  • 52-Channel 96 kHz
  • Digital Audio Interface
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RME DIGIFACE

Digiface

Overview

Connectivity

  • 3 x ADAT I/O (at 96 kHz via S/Mux)
  • 1 x SPDIF I/O
  • 1 x Stereo Analog Output (separate for submix/phones)
  • 2 x MIDI I/O
  • Word Clock I/O
  • TotalMix

RME presents the Digiface, a highly extended version of the well-known PCI card Project Hammerfall (DIGI9652). Digiface offers 3 ADAT optical I/Os, ADAT-Sync In, SPDIF I/O and word clock I/O like its predecessor. On top, there are 2 MIDI I/Os and a separate analog line out. Thanks to its unique 'Zero CPU Load' technology Hammerfall DSP guarantees highest performance and lowest latency on both notebooks and desktops!

Digiface provides interesting features:

... and numerous other features found already in the Hammerfall series. And all this for an unbeatable price!

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Features

The small box using half the space of a 19" rack doesn't show the included outstanding power and extensive features at first glance. The front panel hosts some useful status LEDs, like MIDI state, lock state of the digital inputs and error state of the host-bus. Additionally there's a high-quality 24-Bit/96kHz analog line output, also usable with headphones, and one MIDI I/O.

The back of the Digiface offers real Hammerfall connectivity: 1 x MIDI I/O, 3 x ADAT I/O, SPDIF I/O, ADAT Sync In and word clock I/O. This compact multi-Channel solution has everything you need.

The Digiface can be used with laptops as well as desktop computers. The connection to notebooks is achieved via a CardBus card, the connection to desktops via a PCI card or PCI Express card. These interfaces are sold separately.

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Settings

Digiface

Just click on the hammer symbol in the systray of the taskbar and the settings dialog of the Digiface comes up. The clear structured, easy to understand window plus the unique informative status windows for input signal, clock mode, sample rate and time code make your work with Hammerfall DSP System to a real pleasure. With a simple mouse click you gain access to the full power of your system.

When working with several digital sources it is not only necessary to know if these are properly locked, but also if they are totally synchronized. RMEs exclusive SyncCheck SyncCheck
When working with several digital sources it is not only necessary that these are all properly locked, they also have to be totally synchronized. Else drop outs and crackling occurs.
RME's exclusive SyncCheck checks all input signals. In clock mode Master the synchronous operation to the internal clock is checked. This outstanding and unique technology helps to find errors immediately. The actual state of each input is displayed in the settings dialog.
® checks all input signals and displays their actual state, and thanks to our new Intelligent Clock Control (ICC) Intelligent Clock Control (ICC)
Our unique SyncCheck and AutoSync technology has evolved into the new Intelligent Clock Control of the Hammerfall DSP system. HDSP is the only digital I/O-system worldwide capable of measuring and displaying the frequency of all clock sources. Even word clock! Based on validity and current sample rate the system then decides which clock source should be used - fully automated and performed in hardware! With this the HDSP system offers the most easiest handling of the present clocks, although having a lot digital inputs, plus the most advanced support when configuring the clock setup.
  concept you have all clocks and states under control - with ease.

A display of the time code at the ADAT Sync-In port offers a quick check of the communication between external device and Hammerfall.

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Tech Specs

Supported sample rates: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, variable

8 buffer sizes/latencies available: 1.5 ms, 3 ms, 6 ms, 12 ms, 23 ms, 46 ms, 93 ms, 186 ms

ASIO zero CPU load technology: 0 (zero!)% CPU load when using ALL 52 channels!

All settings changeable in real-time

Clock modes: slave and master

Automatic and intelligent master/slave clock control

Enhanced Mixed mode: All inputs and outputs simultaneously operational

Unsurpassed Bitclock PLL (audio synchronization) in ADAT mode

Enhanced Zero Latency Monitoring for latency-free submixes and perfect ASIO Direct Monitoring

DIGICheck, RMEs unique metering- and analyse tool

Input 3 x optical (TOSLINK), 1 x coaxial (RCA), 2 x MIDI, word clock (BNC)

Digital input format: SPDIF, AES/EBU (Consumer, Professional), ADAT optical

Outputs: 3 x optical (TOSLINK), coaxial (RCA), 2 x MIDI, stereo analog line (1/4" TRS), word clock (BNC)

Format output SPDIF: AES/EBU (Consumer/Professional), ADAT optical


Digiface

Optional Add-Ons

HDSP TCO Timecode Option Module with enhanced Sync capabilities for HDSPe PCI Card (not for PCI-/Cardbus): 1 x Word Clock I/O, 1 x Video Sync Input (alternativ zu WC In), 1 x LTC I/O
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