RME Shipping Babyface Computer Audio Interface
RME is now shipping their new Babyface computer audio interface which was unveiled at MusikMesse in March. The Babyface features 192kHz sound quality, USB connectivity, ADAT output, 10-in/12-out recording capabilities, and two microphone inputs to tackle your stereo recording projects. And you can use the hi-Z input (in place of one of the mic inputs) when you want to record your guitar or bass directly.
The Babyface comes with TotalMix FX mixer/router software that’s powered by hardware DSP. You can flexibly route your audio and apply effects, including a 3-band parametric EQ, reverb, and echo. The hardware also calculates RMS and Peak levels for all channels without taxing your CPU.
For an enhanced listening experience, RME gave the Babyface’s headphone output a separate D/A converter. The headphone output is conveniently available on the unit itself and also on the breakout cable. Finishing off the connectivity, there are four sets of analog outs (2 x XLR, 2 x TRS) as well as MIDI I/O.
To take charge of your Babyface, get your hands on the elegantly simple surface. There are one main knob and two buttons that let you steer your recording projects. With this simple setup, you’re in charge of all typical studio tasks: volume control, reference volume store/recall, volume dim, input selection/switching, and input gain control. And the LED bars serve you as both level and gain meters, so you’ve got a precise indication of everything that’s going on with your Babyface.
» Compatible with both Mac and PC computers
» 22-channel, 192kHz multiformat mobile USB audio interface
» 10-in/12-out performance
» 2 x analog I/O with mic pres, line and mic level, balanced or unbalanced
» 1 channel alternatively usable as hi-Z input
» 1 x ADAT I/O or 1 x SPDIF I/O optical
» 1 x Phones out (separate DA conversion)
» 1 x MIDI I/O
» Supports Bus-powered operation
» TotalMix FX (DSP mixer with effects)
The RME Babyface costs $799 and is available now. More information on the RME Babyface.