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RME Babyface USB Audio Interface

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Product Description

Rock your desktop! The RME Babyface USB Audio Interface offers the latest 192 kHz AD- and DA-converters, two reference class microphone preamps, SteadyClock - analog circuit design, and has a smooth look. Using RME's Hammerfall USB audio core from the Fireface UC, the Babyface includes TotalMix FX that features improved 3-band parametric EQs as well as added echo and reverb over the Original TotalMix software.

RME Babyface USB Audio Interface Features

  • Balanced XLR I/Os and the TRS phones outputs
  • Sample rate up to 192 kHz
  • 115 dBA Signal to Noise Ratio
  • High-End Mic Preamps with up to 60 dB of gain
  • Digital I/Os - TOSLINK I/O, SPDIF
  • 10 analog input and 12 output channels
  • Additional headphone output with separate DA converter
  • Hi-Z input mode for Instrument Recording
  • Integrated MIDI I/O
  • Includes Carry Bag
Analog I/Os.
The balanced XLR I/Os and the TRS phones outputs use RME's analog circuit design, therefore guarantee outstanding noise and distortion values. The latest generation AD/DA converters provide sample rates up to 192 kHz with an SNR of up to 115 dBA. Due to its efficient jitter reduction, SteadyClock guarantees pristine sound quality, even when clocking to an external digital source.

High-End Mic Preamps.
Both digitally controlled preamps provide individually switchable 48V phantom power. A gain of up to 60 dB, adjustable in steps of 3 dB over a range of 51 dB, exceptional EIN performance even at low amplification settings, and extremely low THD+N values let these preamps surpass those of other devices that cost several times the price of the Babyface. All level settings are 100% recallable by the setup software and can be comfortably adjusted directly at the unit.

Digital I/Os.
The incredible feature set includes an optical TOSLINK I/O, usable as ADAT port with SMUX support or SPDIF optical at up to 192 kHz. In combination with an ADAT converter, like RME ADI-8 QS or OctaMic II, the Babyface provides an incredible amount of 10 analog input and 12 output channels.

Phones Output.
The additional headphone output, driven from a separate and dedicated DA converter, delivers the full sonic experience of up to 192 kHz and is available not only directly at the unit but also at the breakout cable. The phones level is easy to adjust and control with a simple click of the select button and the main volume knob.

Instrument Input.
Directly plug in your guitar or other instruments by switching one input to Hi-Z input mode. Recording any instrument becomes a breeze and does not require any other hardware.

MIDI I/O.
The integrated MIDI I/O completes the list of features and turns the Babyface into a creative audio system of universal usability. Do what you want - wherever you want!

Perfect Control.
With one main control knob and two single buttons the elegant Babyface acts as a perfectly designed direct desktop control for all typical studio tasks: volume control, reference volume store and recall, volume dim, input selection/switching, input gain control - quick and easy access to all functions has been a major point during design and development. The LED bars serve as both level and gain meters, visually supporting the precise control of all inputs, outputs and headphone levels directly at the interface.

RME Babyface Connectivity
  • 10 Input / 12 Output channels
  • 2 x Analog Input
  • 4 x Analog Output
  • 1 x ADAT I/O or 1 x SPDIF I/O optical
  • 1 x MIDI I/O
  • 1 x USB 2.0
  • 2 x Mic Preamp with digitally controlled gain
  • 1 x Hi-Z instrument input
  • TotalMix FX (with EQ, Reverb, Echo)

Product Specifications
RME Babyface USB Audio Interface Specifications
  • Input AD: 2 x XLR (2 x MicLine), servo-balanced
  • Output DA: (Main, 2 Channels) 2 x XLR, servo-balanced
  • Output DA: (Phones, 2 Channels) 2 x 14 TRS (Stereo), unbalanced (on breakout cable and interface)
  • Input Digital: 1 x ADAT optical or SPDIF optical
  • Output Digital: 1 x ADAT optical or SPDIF optical
  • MIDI: 1 x MIDI IO via breakout cable (2 x 5-pin DIN jacks), for 16 channels low jitter hi-speed MIDI
  • Dynamic range AD: 108 dB RMS unweighted, 111 dBA
  • THD AD: < -100 dB ( 0.001 %)
  • THD+N AD: < -98 dB ( 0.0012 %)
  • Crosstalk AD: > 110 dB
  • Dynamic range DA: 112 dB RMS unweighted, 115 dBA
  • THD DA: < -104 dB ( 0.00063%)
  • THD+N DA: < -100 dB ( 0.001%)
  • Crosstalk DA: > 110 dB
  • Maximum Input Level for 0 dBFS: +12 dBu
  • Maximum Output Level @ 0 dBFS Line: +15 dBu
  • Maximum Output Level @ 0 dBFS Phones: +8 dBu
  • Sample rate internally: 32, 44.1, 48, 64, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
  • Sample rate externally: 28 kHz, 200 kHz
  • Frequency response:
    • AD, -0.5 dB 50 Hz – 20.9 kHz (sf 44.1 kHz)
    • AD, -0.5 dB 50 Hz – 45.3 kHz (sf 96 kHz)
    • AD, -1 dB 30 Hz 90 kHz (sf 192 kHz)
    • DA, -0.5 dB 10 Hz, 22 kHz (sf 44.1 kHz)
    • DA, -0.5 dB 10 Hz – 45 kHz (sf 96 kHz)
    • DA, -1 dB 5 Hz, 80 kHz (sf 192 kHz)
  • Jitter: Typical 1 ns for internal, ADAT in
  • Jitter suppression: > 30 dB (2.4 kHz)
  • Jitter sensitivity: PLL operates error-free even at 100 ns
  • Driver support:
    • Windows 7 Vista XP SP2 (32 & 64 bit)
    • Apple Mac OS X 10.5 or up (Core Audio)
  • System Requirements: Computer with at least Pentium Core 2 Duo CPU
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