This year, RME introduces a whole new range of products: the world's first USB3 audio interface, an extremely flexible hi-end preamp/converter, the smallest portable MADI USB solution ever, 3 new MADI routers and 2 new MADI converters - all in a striking new design. Which is also true for the updated TotalMix FX with its fresh new design and new features - shown as iPad app for the very first time.
This year at NAMM the RME Fireface UCX won the Rock oN Tech Award for its superior technology.
From 17th of December 2012 until the 9th of January 2013, Rock oN Company from Japan asked their customers - which are mainly professional musicians and sound engineers - to vote for their product of the yearin nine different categories. The RME Fireface UCX won the category "Tech Award" based on its superior high level of technology. This includes the professional implementation and ease of use of the Class Compliant mode, driver stability, Steady Clock and much more.
Being an early adopter and pioneer in MADI technology, RME developers have always been dedicated to making the open protocol compatible, stable, and affordable for their customers. Among the first devices that were released for the widely adopted technology were the ADAT and AES3 (in Europe also known as AES/EBU) converters ADI-642, ADI-6432, and ADI-648, as well as the MADI Bridge and MADI Converter, which have gained a reputation of being unmatched in terms of feature set and reliability in over a decade. RME thus made MADI more popular than any other manufacturer.
This year, RME updates the digital MADI converters of their Premium Line, announcing five new products in a striking new design, which are presented at the NAMM show: the new MADI Router, the ADAT Router and ADAT Converter, and the AES3 Router and AES3 Converter.
One year ago at NAMM RME announced the Fireface UCX. One of the reasons it draw so much attention was the included Class Compliant mode, which turned the UCX into the world's first professional audio interface for Apple's iPad™.
Now that Apple officially allows multichannel playback (since iOS 6), the latest iPads got more powerful, and more and more apps support more than 8 channels (or at least have announced to do so soon), RME extends the 8 channel CC mode of the UCX to all existing 18 channels by firmware 220/4. The UCX SPDIF and ADAT I/O can now also be used without limitations.
RME surprises with an unconventional move, updating its two-year-old portable USB interface with two exciting new features: full USB Audio 2.0 Class Compliance for connection to the iPad™ and a stand-alone mode.
The update is free of charge and can be done by the user with a simple firmware update via USB.
RME already released the new firmware, which adds these two new modes to the unit. From now on the small yet ‘pro’ interface becomes a real all-rounder in both flexibility and features.More about the new modes: Technical background, mode of operation, practical use
The new HDSPe MADI FX is now available. The 390-channel PCI express card marks a new milestone in the history of audio interfaces. Such a high performance multi-track system and advanced MADI router has never existed before!
Three MADI I/Os - two optical and one coaxial - one AES/EBU I/O and one analog monitoring output. Plus Word Clock connection and four MIDI I/Os. A third optical MADI I/O is optionally available.
To guarantee RME's unique low latency performance the card introduces a newly developed modular Hammerfall Pro Audio Core. The core processes three times as many channels as before, but actually reduces the system load and enables ultra-low latencies down to 32 samples.
The included high-end digital mixer not only uses the card as powerful MADI router, with separated level settings for each routing. The 192 kHz effects engine also provides numerous latency-free hardware effects like EQs, Compressors, Reverb, and Echo.
State-of-the-art fail safe operation: the new RME PCI express flagship provides 64-channel recording with seamless redundancy. As soon as the current input fails, one of the other two inputs is used. Switching the inputs takes less than a sample.More about the HDSPe MADI FX ...
The new RME Fireface UCX gets the nomination for the best audio interface 2012 from the Resolution Magazine.More about the Fireface UCX
The RME Advanced Remote Control is an optional accessory to the Fireface UFX and Fireface UCX.
The wired 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. The ARC consists of a solid metal case with a main encoder dial and 8 push buttons, 6 of them equipped with LEDs. Seven buttons can be freely assigned via TotalMix FX to more than 36 different commands.
The Advanced Remote Control (ARC) can be used with the Fireface UCX. It can also be used with all Fireface UFX with a serial number 23241707 (built after June 2011) or higher.Read more ...
RME announces that starting April 2012 the successful Fireface UCX will be shipped without the previously included Basic Remote Control, and therefore at a lower price.
Users can choose the new and powerful Advanced Remote Control as a perfect addition to the Fireface UCX (as well as the Fireface UFX). The Advanced Remote with six more programmable buttons is sold separately.
The Remote Control Edition of the Fireface UCX will be available until the Standard edition starts shipping.More about the Fireface UCX ...
The 36-channel USB&FireWire audio interface is not just a smaller version of the award winning UFX, including HFX-Core and the complete 192 kHz effects engine. The UCX continues the tradition of RME's tremendously successful compact interfaces, and combines it with the great usability of the successful Babyface through the included remote control.
On top of it: the UCX is the perfect partner for every Apple iPadTM!
The shipping starts now.Read more ...
The Snow Edition is a special edition of the Babyface, RME's highly successful USB audio interface. It is strictly limited to 1500 units worldwide, and will be available only for a short time around christmas 2011.
The Snow Edition is basically fully identical to the standard blue and silver versions of the Babyface. The Snow Edition shines with a snow-white solid metal case. A glossy encoder knob and an elegant matte body, which appears like exclusive porcelain, enrich the valuable character of this extraordinary gadget. The Snow Edition's package includes a stylish, white leather carry bag and a white cable set.
As a special bonus the Snow Edition adds a white Hi-Fi breakout cable with four unbalanced golden RCA connectors to the included black balanced breakout cable with XLR connectors.
In April 2011 Audio AG started to establish a help fund for the victims of the disaster in Japan. For a period of three months some of Audio AG customers donated 1% of their RME turnover to the fund raising project. Audio AG doubled the sum and round it up to 40.00o Euro.
The donated money was transferred to the Help e. V. organization. Help's policy is "help to self-help". They are always cooperating with local partner organizations, because locals know their people, their culture and therefore the needs of the people better than any foreign expert. Partner for Japan project is JEN.
The money for Audio AG's supported project is for reconstruction of the local business structures in the commercial Avenues in Ayukawa, Ishinomaki City. Business operators will be provided with basics like temporary buildings, necessary equipment and most basic store fixtures to allow them to proceed to smoothly re-start or start the business. This project is intended to give significant impact to the local economy of Ayukawa area, and is expected to lead to improvement in employment and living environment.
RME releases a free multi-channel wave file batch processor software that allows to process files generated by the Direct USB Recording (DURec) of the Fireface UFX.
Most digital audio workstations can import multi-channel wav files generated by the UFX directly into their projects. The need for the special RME tool arises from the fact that standard wave files can not be bigger than 2 GB to be fully compatible. With higher track counts and longer recording times DURec therefore uses multiple consecutive files. Importing these into typical DAWs requires the user to adjust and align the content of each file to the previous one.
The RME tool adds an easy way to combine and split multichannel interleaved files from the UFX into single or dual channel files. The content of consecutive files is automatically combined into a single file. In the rare case that these again exceed the 2 GB limit the tool automatically writes RF64 files. The Mac version can also write CAF (Core Audio Format) files.
RME's Multichannel WAV File Batch Processor' can also perform multiple conversions of different recordings. Once all the single tasks are set up the software will process them one after the other automatically, hence 'batch processor'. The software is available for Windows and Mac OS X and can be downloaded and freely used from the RME website.
In addition to being one of Germany's "most wanted" bands, Seeed are also successful all over Europe. With their distinctive and unique sound, the second album "Musik Monks" gave the band their break into the international market. For live concerts and studio projects SEEED just backed up their equipment with appr. 10 units of FF 400 and FF 800.
Last Update: 28.02.2013, 15:34