RME shouldn’t need too much of an introduction to the savvy producers and engineers, renowned as they are for powerful yet thoughtful interface designs.
Case in point, the Babyface, an incredibly-simple design for what is in fact a 22-channel audio interface, sporting digitally-controlled preamps, fantastic AD/DA convertors and pro DSP functionality over USB 2.0.
In contrast, the likes of the Fireface 800 (or the younger-brother Fireface UC) is for a much bigger channel demand, with the Firewire 800 connection tackling the 56-channel record/playback possibilities with ease. Phantom-powered mic pres and the Totalmix DSP system make this rackmount unit an absolute must if you’re looking for welcoming, practical control over a huge range of recording options.
The RME UCX covers all of your bases, as a 36-channel 24-bit/96kHz option that has both USB and Firewire connections with the new Totalmix FX and featuring the ultra-low latency that the X-Series has been famous for delivering. The routing and effects options are endless, and there’s even an option to hook this straight into the iPad for good measure – it really works, too! The UFX pushes even further with 30 inputs and 30 outputs available in the rackmount stakes, the same onboard DSP as the UCX (with a nifty display to make sure your EQing and Effects are having the right job) and Firewire and USB connection options.