Ft. Lauderdale, FL (November 2, 2016)—RME and its U.S. distributor, Synthax, have unveiled the new MADIface Pro desktop interface.
While aesthetically similar to RME’s Babyface Pro interface with its integrated XLR and analog I/O’s, the new MADIface Pro replaces the ADAT I/O with a MADI port, enabling it to handle 64 channels of audio on a single cable.
In terms of basic functionality, the MADIface Pro offers two analog mic/line XLR inputs, two XLR line outputs, two universal TS inputs for line or instrument, and two stereo TRS outputs for low/high impedance headphones. The included TotalMix FX software adds 3-band parametric EQs and reverb/ echo, plus unlimited mixing and routing options. The unit also features MIDI I/O, operates via USB bus power and normally does not require an external power supply, unless the MADI I/O is used.
The MADIface Pro’s optical MADI I/O offers 64 input and output channels with sample rates up to 192 kHz over a distance up to more than 6,500 feet. MADI I/O is supported in the included RME TotalMix FX software, with the analog I/Os being simultaneously available, resulting in 68 channels input and 68 channels output over USB 2.
When not connected to a computer, the MADIface Pro enters stand-alone mode, so MADI channels 1 to 64 are passed unchanged from input to output but are 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 channels. The unit’s analog outputs can be used to listen to any incoming MADI channel pair.