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Hammerfall DSP System

52 Channel 24 Bit/96 kHz I/O Box

MIDI I/O x 2

SPDIF I/O

ADAT Optical

ADAT Sync

Stereo Analog Out

Overview Settings Dialog Technical Specs / Features Unique Technologies Pricing
OVERVIEW DIGIFACE

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!

The Digiface comes with drivers for Windows 98/ME (MME with multi-client operation, ASIO 2.0, GSIF), Windows 2000/XP (full ASIO multi-client operation of MME, GSIF 2.0 and ASIO 2.0), Mac OS 9.x (ASIO 2.0) and Mac OS X (Core Audio, Core MIDI).

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/96 kHz 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.

FEATURES
 
  • 3 x ADAT digital I/O, based on RME's reliable Bitclock PLL
  • 1 x SPDIF digital I/O, based on RME's reliable DIGI96 technology
  • 1 x ADAT Sync In (9-pin D-type) for sample accurate transfers
  • 1 x Word clock I/O (BNC)
  • 1 x analog Line/headphone output, separate output for independent submix
  • 2 x MIDI I/O, 32 channels high-speed MIDI
  • HDSP Meter Bridge: freely scalable level meters, peak- and RMS calculation directly in hardware
  • TotalMix: 1456 channel mixer with 40 bit internal resolution
  • S/MUX poured in hardware: 12 channels 96 kHz/24 bit for record and playback on ADAT optical

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

The parts of the Hammerfall DSP System can be combined freely. Therefore the Digiface can be used with notebooks as well as desktop computers. The connection to notebooks is achieved via a CardBus interface, the connection to desktops via a PCI interface. The interfaces are sold separately.
 

SETTINGS DIALOG
 
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. RME's exclusive SyncCheck checks all input signals and displays their actual state, and thanks to our new Intelligent Clock Control 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.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES

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 realtime
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
Comes with DIGICheck: the ultimate measurement, analysis and test tool
Input 3 x optical (TOSLINK), 1 x coaxial (Cinch), 2 x MIDI, word clock (BNC)
Input format SPDIF, AES/EBU (Consumer, Professional), ADAT® optical
Output 3 x optical (TOSLINK), coaxial (Cinch), 2 x MIDI, stereo analog line (1/4" TRS), word clock (BNC)
Format output SPDIF, AES/EBU (Consumer/Professional), ADAT® optical

UNIQUE TECHNOLOGIES IN HAMMERFALL DSP
  • AutoSync
    Intelligent clock control according to operational mode and present/desired sample rate.
     
  • Bitclock PLL
    The most reliable receiver circuit for ADAT optical signal.
     
  • Enhanced ZLM®
    Monitoring of the input signal, independent from clock mode and sample rate.
     
  • DIGICheck DSP
    Professional status and level display at lowest CPU load.
     
  • Intelligent Clock Control
    Measurement and display of all incoming and used clocks.
     
  • Latency Fast Change
    Change latency on-the-fly under ASIO, without manual reset or re-boot.
     
  • SyncAlign®
    Surveillance and sample accurate synchronization of all channels.
     
  • SyncCheck®
    Comparison and display of all input clock status.
     
  • TotalMix
    Mixes all inputs and all outputs on all outputs. Several independent submixes possible.
     
  • Zero Latency Monitoring - ZLM®
    Automatic monitoring of the input signal with zero latency.

A complete overview of all the unique technologies in the Hammerfall series can be found here.
 

PRICING
 
See your local distributor's website for current price information.

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