RME starts shipping new MADIface USB

August 22, 2013
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The RME MADIface USB is a compact device that provides MADI I/O via USB 2.0 while supporting the  format's full 64 channels.  Its sturdy and bus-powered design makes it as easy to use and reliable in your application. The MADIface USB is therefore both MADI portability at its best and a perfect desktop solution to connect MADI equipment to any Mac and PC.
 
The optical and coaxial input offer RME's Seamless Redundancy operation, switching between the two inputs in real-time, if one of the signals fails. The optical and coaxial MADI outputs operate simultaneously. The user can switch between a simple mirrored output mode, or use all four inputs and outputs separately with TotalMix, a low latency 48bit internal mixer and routing matrix. In this extended mode, 128 input signals can be routed and mixed to 128 output channels, but the record/playback functionality to/from the computer stays at 64 channels.
 
SteadyClock as well as RME's well known MADI compatibility ensure hassle-free operation with other devices.
 
MIDI over MADI technology may be used to remote-control other MADI devices. DIGICheck, a free of charge included complete audio analyzing suite, supports the user under Mac OS X and Windows.
 
In stand-alone mode the unit automatically operates as repeater, effectively doubling the maximum cable length of 100 m coaxial and 2,000 m optical. As the inputs switch automatically, and both outputs carry the same signal, it also works as active (jitter reducing) optical to coaxial or vice versa converter.
 
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