RME launches Digiface AES

RME debuts new 192 kHz, USB Bus-Powered Audio Interface with SRC.

Hemel Hempstead, UK – The RME Digiface AES is a professional, bus-powered 14 input and 16 output channel USB 2.0 interface with AES/SPDIF/ADAT/Analogue I/O. 2 Mic/Line universal analogue input channels and 4 analogue output channels (2 XLR, one TRS phones) complement the digital I/O section.
With its excellent set of digital connectivity, SteadyClock FS, full stand-alone operation and built-in parametric EQ, the Digiface AES shines as the perfect all-in-one solution for recording and playback of digital and analogue sources, as well as flexible playback/monitoring via TotalMix FX.

Versatile Digital Input and Output Connectivity with SRC

The comprehensive set of digital I/Os is centered around a 2-channel AES/EBU input and output via XLR, and also includes SPDIF coax, SPDIF optical or 8-channel ADAT. All I/Os can be used simultaneously, turning the unit into a swiss-army-knife interface that receives and sends all common digital audio formats. An integrated SRC (Sample Rate Converter) can be switched to one of the three inputs to solve clocking issues and to adapt to other sample rates.
Bus-power Compatibility meets flexible Analogue I/O Performance
For the analogue inputs RME uses the proven mic/line preamps in XLR combo configuration of the Babyface Pro FS – two digitally controlled preamps with individually switchable 48V phantom power. These circuits feature a gain range of 75 dB, adjustable in steps of 1 dB, resulting in exceptional EIN (Equivalent Input Noise) performance as well as high overload protection, but also ample gain for even the lowest level microphones.
On the back of the Digiface AES there are 2 balanced analogue outputs via XLR sockets to drive power amps, active monitor speakers, or perform recordings. The headphone output allows additional and independent high quality monitoring, providing sufficient output power and volume for both high and low impedance headphones.

Full Stand-alone Functionality

Convenient, direct access and control of all features on the device is available directly from the front panel. Four keys and the encoder, the high-resolution and clear colour display, and a well thought-out menu structure allow for quick changes and configuration of the device.
Six different device setups can be stored into internal memory. With these the interface transforms into totally different devices by the simple click of a button, which is especially useful in stand-alone mode. Furthermore TotalMix FX can also be controlled externally via MIDI.
Femtoseconds for clocking
With SteadyClock FS, the Digiface AES features RME’s latest clock and jitter rejection technology. Based on a femtosecond clock, SteadyClock FS reduces the intrinsic jitter when converting from and to analogue over all digital formats to a new all-time low.
TotalMix FX & DigiCheck
The Digiface AES comes with the TotalMix FX DSP mixer offering comprehensive routing and monitoring options, as well as the DIGICheck analyser to analyze the digital data in both record and playback streams, with maximum precision.

RME ARC USB (optional extra)

The RME Digiface AES can also integrate with RME’s optional ARC USB remote control (sold separately).
When connected to a computer’s USB port, the ARC USB provides users with quick access to all of the most used functions of TotalMix FX, with 15 user-definable buttons, a large encoder wheel, and a TS jack for connecting a foot switch.
Pricing & Availability
MSRP: £1819.00 (inc. VAT)
Available from February 2023
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