Fireface UC
  • 36-Channel, 24-Bit/192kHz
  • USB High Speed Audio Interface
Fireface UC
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Fireface UC System Compatibility:

PC Desktop Systems:


Gigabyte P55A-UD3 Self-built System

Operating System: Win7, XP

CPU: Intel Core i5-750 Processor, stock speed

RAM: 4GB (Ripjaw), DDR3

Chipset: Intel P55

USB controller: Intel P55

Compatibility:

[X] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 128

Comments: DPC latency ca. 250us, no DPC latency peaks. 32 Samples buffer size for smaller projects or recordings usable, 128 Samples for bigger projects.

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ADK Core Extreme i7

Operating System: Windows VISTA 64 SP1

CPU: Intel Core i7-920 Processor, 2.66 Ghz

RAM: 12GB, 1600Mhz DDR3

Chipset:IntelĀ® X58 / ICH10R

USB controller:ICH10R

Compatibility:

[X] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 64

Comments: 48 buffer is more than usable for a small project or for starting a project but 64 will best for a heavy project.

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Intel D875PBZ Self built

Operating System: Windows XP SP3

CPU: P4 2,4 GHz

Chipset: Intel 875P

USB controller: ICH5

Compatibility:

[ ] full

[x] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 128 Samples

Comments: High CPU load (30%) also with stereo signals.

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Dell Optiplex 755

Operating System: WinXPProSP3

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 @ 2.66 GHz

Chipset: Intel Q35

USB controller: Intel ICH9

Compatibility:

[X] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

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Asus P5K Self built

Operating System: Windows XP SP3

CPU: Core 2 Duo 3 GHz (E8400)

Chipset: P35

USB controller: ICH9R

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 64 Samples

Comments: Works very stable with 48 Samples. Very low DPC values. Board needs latest Firmware/drivers for jmb363 EIDE Chip (E-SATA).

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Asus P5K Self built

Operating System: Windows XP Pro SP2

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 9300

Chipset: P35

USB controller: ICH9R

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 128

Comments: --

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Abit NF-M2SV Self built

Operating System: Windows XP Pro SP2

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+

Chipset: NVIDIA MCP61 Rev. A3

USB controller: not detectable

Compatibility:

[ ] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[x] no

Lowest usable buffer size: ----

Comments: Even with BIOS updates no crackle free usage!

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Asus P4TE Self built

Operating System: Win XP Pro SP2

CPU: 2,8 GHz

Chipset: i850

USB controller: No Name USB PCI Karte, Onboard USB was defective

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 256

Comments: ---

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Self built Intel DP35DP

Operating System: Windows XP SP3

CPU: Q6600

Chipset: P35

USB controller: ICH9

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 64

Comments: With low CPU load 48 Samples possible!

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Self built Asus A7N8X Deluxe

Operating System: Windows XP SP3

CPU: Athlon XP 3000 +

Chipset: nVidia nforce2 SPP (crush18)

USB controller: nvidia MCP2-EHCI USB2 controller

Compatibility:

[ ] full

[x] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 96

Comments: Higher CPU load with playback of 10 + stereo tracks (24 Bit / 44.1 kHz), no crackles with 96 Samples

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Gigabyte 965P-DS3 F12

Operating System: Windows 7

CPU: Core 2 Quad 2.4 GHz

Chipset: 965

USB controller: ICH8

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 64 Sample

Comments: --

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Intel DG33FBC G33

Operating System: Windows Server 2003 R2

CPU: Core 2 Duo 3 GHz (E8500)

Chipset: G33

USB controller: ICH9

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 64 Sample

Comments: --

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Mac Pro Intel Xeon 2 x 2800 Quad Core SD MA970D/A

Operating System: Windows Vista / OS X 10.5

CPU: 2 x Xeon 2800 Quad Core (E5462)

Chipset: 5400B

USB controller: 631xDSB

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 64 Sample

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ASRock Conroe945-DVI Self built

Operating System: Windows XP SP2

CPU: Core 2 Duo E6300

Chipset: Intel 945G

USB controller: ICH7

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 128

Comments: Good DPC latencies, SX3 with 4 Mono tracks and Vocal recording on another mono track with lots of VST pluigns (Vocoder + Waves + SSL + UAD) with 48 Samples possible.

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Asus A8JP

Operating System: Windows XP SP2

CPU: Core 2 Duo T7200

Chipset: Mobile Intel 945 PM Express

USB controller: ICH7

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 128

Comments: Good DPC latencies, Mastering with some SX3 tracks and plugins with 48 Samples possible.

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Ticomsys-PC v. 2002. P4, 2,4 Ghz, 1,25 GB RAM, ICH 2...

Operating System: XP SP2

CPU: P4 2,4 GHz

Chipset: Intel 845 (Asus P4B-266E)

USB controller: ICH2, tested also with cheap Hub ("Silver Crest", Lidl)

Compatibility:

[ ] full

[X] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: from 256 to 2048.

Comments: System could freeze temporarily. Playback of 20 tracks 24/48 with USB HD possible, but only with 2048 Samples. CPU 30-70%, changing.

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Pepperbox (musikcomputer.de)

Operating System: Windows XP SP3

CPU: P4 D805, 2 x 2,6 GHz, Asus P5LD2 Deluxe

Chipset: 945

USB controller: ICH7

Compatibility:

[X] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 48

Comments: Playback of a Sequoia project (18 tracks, 24/48) with 8000 objects, several effects and 69 GB data with 48 Samples withoput problems.

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Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3 (Self built)

Operating System: Windows XP SP2

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2,4 Ghz

Chipset: Intel P35

USB controller: ICH9

Compatibility:

[ ] full

[x] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 128

Comments:

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Asus A7v8x-x (Self built)

Operating System: Windows XP SP2

CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2400+

Chipset: VIA Rev 5

USB controller: -

Compatibility:

[ ] full

[x] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 128

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Self built

Operating System: Windows XP Pro SP3

CPU: Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @2,4GHz

Chipset: Intel P965

USB controller: ICH8

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 256

Comments: Test project in Nuendo 4.2, 42 tracks 48 kHz / 24 Bit, many UAD-1 plugins, some native plugins. Also no problems with Samplitude 11.

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ASUS P5LD2 Self built

Operating System: Windows XP Pro SP2

CPU: Intel P4 3.06 GHz

Chipset: Intel 945P

USB controller: ICH7

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 256

Comments: CPU load with Stereo playback around 15 %.

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Atelco Desktop PC

Operating System: Windows Vista 64, SP 1

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 @ 2.67 GHz

Chipset: Intel 965P

USB controller: ICH8

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 256 Samples

Comments: GPU activity results in crackles with low buffer sizes.

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PC Self built (Asus K8-N-Deluxe)

Operating System: Windows XP Pro SP 2

CPU: AMD Athlon 3000+

Chipset: Nvidia nForce 3 250Gb

USB controller: nForce3 OHCI USB-Controller

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 128

Comments: --

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Self built

Operating System: Windows Vista 64 SP1 (vLite 64, ohne Aero, Hibernation etc.)

CPU: i7 920

North: X58

South: ICH10R

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 64 with 44.1 kHz, simple project with 6 tracks.

Comments: With DIGICheck higher buffer size.

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Self built

Operating System: Windows XP SP3

CPU: E6750

North: P43

South: ICH10

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 128 with 44.1 kHz, simple project with 6 tracks.

Comments: With DIGICheck higher buffer size.

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PC Self built

Operating System: Windows XP SP 3

CPU: Core 2 Duo 3 GHz (E8400)

Chipset: Intel

USB controller: Intel ICH9

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 256

Comments: Tested with Cubase 3 and 5. Works good, sometimes crackles with bigger plugins from Waves.

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Self built Basis Gigabyte EP43-DS3

Operating System: Windows XP SP3

CPU: Core 2 Duo 3 GHz (E8400)

Chipset: Intel P43

USB controller: ICH10

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 48

Comments: Studio system without: Internet, Virus scanner, Firewall, automatic updates. 2 x SSL/Soundscape Mixtreme 192 Interfaces (32 channels), Fireface 400

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Self built

Operating System: Windows XP SP3

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual 5200Mhz+

Chipset: NVIDIA nForce 520 Chipset

USB controller: Standard USB Host Controller

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 128

Comments: With CPU load 70% mor crackles. 256 is safe.

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Asus P5B Deluxe

Operating System: Windows XP SP2

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2,4 GHz (E6600)

Chipset: Intel P965

USB controller: Intel ICH8

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 48

Comments: CPU load up to 70% in Ableton Live 8 with 48 Samples. Waves Limiter only in Low Latency version. Really big projects need a higher buffer size.

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PC Self built Gigabyte P35-DS3P

Operating System: Windows 7 eval Build 7100

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 3 GHz (E8400)

Chipset: Intel P35

USB controller: Intel ICH9

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 256

Comments: Sometimes crackles with 128 Samples.

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TOSHIBA portable PC

Operating System: XP Professional 2002 SP2

CPU: 1.70 GHz, 1.00 GB RAM

Chipset: INTEL i855PM

USB controller: Intel 82801DB/DBM USB 2.0

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 128

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Rechner-Modell: PC

PC Gigabyte

Operating System: XP prof version 2002, SP3

CPU: Core 2 Quad CPU Q9400 @2.66GHz, 3,25 GB RAM

Chipset: INTEL 45

USB controller: Intel ICH10 Family USB Enhanced Host Controller

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 128

Comments: The FF UC was used with opera and concert recorings with up to 2 - 3 hours. Recording of 6-8 tracks with Samplitude. Recorded was also a Firewire video signal (avi) from a camcoder on the same system. No problems.

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HP-Compaq NC6120

Operating System: Windows 7 RC 32 Bit

CPU: Pentium M 1.73 GHz

Chipset: Intel 915GM

USB controller: Intel 82801 FB/FBM

Compatibility:

[x] full

[ ] yes, with limited performance

[ ] no

Lowest usable buffer size: 48

Comments: With 64 Samples WLan and internet possible during playback of Live 8 Demo project without problems.