RME has given a face to digital audio. Starting with the Multiface as first serious/professional mobile I/O solution ever we raised the bar further and further, up to the extremely popular and successful Fireface series. So now that the racks are filled we will start to rock your desktop!
The Babyface is smooth on the outside for looks and feel, but has the balls inside: latest 192 kHz AD- and DA-converters, two reference class microphone preamps, SteadyClock - analog circuit design, features and function are truly RME - we wouldn't give our newborn anything second class!
That includes the new TotalMix FX, a TotalMix on steroids, with tons of new features, improvements and 3-band parametric EQs, plus added echo and reverb: anything you need right out of the box and with near zero latency!
The Babyface uses RME's Hammerfall USB audio core from the Fireface UC - another milestone in low latency audio interfaces, and will give you outstanding performance and top sound in an ultra-portable, nicely designed and attractively shaped enclosure.
Rear Connectors . The Babyface provides two optical I/Os and a 15-pin D-sub connector. Both TOSLINK connectors for ADAT or SPDIF optical are on the back of the Babyface. The breakout cable - connected directly or via a special extension cable - offers the following connections:
- 4 x XLR balanced (Analog I/O)
- 1 x 1/4" TRS for Phones (= Analog Out 3+4)
- 2 x DIN (MIDI I/O)
A breakout cable with unbalanced outputs is available as option (BF-BOCMKH).
• Sample rates up to 192 kHz on all I/Os (including two ADAT channels via SMUX4)
• Two digitally controlled microphone preamps in high-end quality
• Two balanced universal inputs for line and instrument signals
• SteadyClock for maximum jitter suppression and clock refresh
• Direct operation with rotary encoder and keys
• TotalMix FX: Newly developed internal DSP high-end mixer
• Full mobility by bus powered operation
• DIGICheck, RME's unique meter and analysis tool included
• Peak and RMS are hardware-calculated for all channels
Input AD: 2 x XLR (2 x Mic/Line), servo-balanced.
Output DA (Main, 2 Channels): 2 x XLR, servo-balanced
Output DA (Phones, 2 Channels): 2 x 1/4" 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 I/O 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, 192 kHz
Sample rate externally: 28 kHz - 200 kHz
Frequency response AD, -0.5 dB: 50 Hz – 20.9 kHz (sf 44.1 kHz)
Frequency response AD, -0.5 dB: 50 Hz – 45.3 kHz (sf 96 kHz)
Frequency response AD, -1 dB: 30 Hz - 90 kHz (sf 192 kHz)
Frequency response DA, -0.5 dB: 10 Hz - 22 kHz (sf 44.1 kHz)
Frequency response DA, -0.5 dB: 10 Hz – 45 kHz (sf 96 kHz)
Frequency response 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
- Windows 7 / Vista / XP SP2 (32 & 64 bit)
- Apple Mac OS X 10.5 or up (Core Audio)
Computer with at least Pentium Core 2 Duo CPU (see the list of Tested Systems with USB chipsets).