The RME Babyface is a 22-channel 192 kHz multi-format mobile USB audio interface equipped with the latest 192 kHz AD- and DA-converters and two reference class microphone preamps to deliver superb sound in an attractive package that is both Mac and Windows compatible. This version features a classic silver finish.
Both digitally controlled preamps provide individually switchable 48V phantom power. A gain of up to 65 dB, adjustable in steps of 1 dB over a range of 55 dB, exceptional EIN performance even at low amplification settings, and extremely low THD+N values enable these preamps to outperform those in products that cost much more. All level settings are 100% recallable by the setup software and can be comfortably adjusted.
The Babyface's feature set includes an optical TOSLINK I/O, usable as ADAT port with SMUX support or SPDIF for sessions with up to 192 kHz. In combination with an ADAT converter, like the RME ADI-8 DS/QS or OctaMic II, the Babyface provides an incredible amount of 10 analog input and 12 output channels.
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 on the included breakout cable. The level is easy to adjust and control with a simple click of the Select button and the main volume knob. 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. The integrated MIDI I/O completes the list of features and turns the Babyface into a creative audio system of universal usability.
With one main control knob and two single buttons, the 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, and input gain
control. The LED bars serve as both level meter and gain meters, visually supporting the precise control of all inputs, outputs and headphone levels directly at the interface.
The Babyface's TotalMix FX DSP mixer not only matches features of high-end digital consoles but even adds effects like a 3-band parametric equalizer, reverb and echo. The DSP-based hardware calculates RMS and Peak levels for all channels without causing any CPU load.
The ultra-portable Babyface allows a bus-powered operation via two USB connectors (USB power cable included). This turns the Babyface into the perfect partner for mobile recording of live performances, composing sessions in a park or coffee shop, or just wherever you go.
RME Babyface Features:
• 10 Input / 12 Output channels
• 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
• TotalMix FX (High-End DSP mixer with effects)
• Sample rates up to 192 kHz on all I/Os (including two ADAT channels via SMUX4)
• SteadyClock for maximum jitter suppression and clock refresh
• Direct operation with rotary encoder and keys
• Full mobility by USB bus powered operation
• DIGICheck, RME's unique meter and analysis tool
• Peak and RMS hardware-calculated for all channels