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20 Years of RME Audio

RME have announced the launch of new products at this years Musikmesse in Frankfurt as part of the German manufacturers 20th anniversary celebrations.

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20 Years of RME Audio - Launch of four new products



RME ADI-2 Pro: High-end AD/DA converter

The ADI-Pro is a truly high performance AD/DA converter, USB 2.0 DAC, USB 2.0 class compliant interface and high-end headphone amplifier from RME. It’s unparalleled specifications and features deliver crystal transparency and a professional performance that makes it the right choice for mastering and measurement applications as well as the ultimate tool for audiophiles everywhere.

The ADI-2 Pro combines a high-class USB DAC with a multi-format converter (AES, SPDIF and ADAT) and a superb headphone amp that features two separately controlled outputs. It supports sample frequencies of up to 768 kHz, a parametric 5-band EQ as well as low cut for all analogue I/Os allowing effective response correction for headphones and speakers.

Thanks to the excellent SNR (Signal-to-Noise Ratio) and reference-class THD (Total Harmonic Distortion), the ADI-2 Pro is perfect for both mastering and measuring systems. It is also suited for mobile use in combination with an Apple iPad. You don’t even need a power outlet: An optional power bank offers up to five hours of mobile operation. The high-resolution IPS display also ensures perfect overview over all parameters.

Find out more about the RME ADI-2 Pro



RME MADIface Pro

The RME MADIface Pro is a variation of the well established Babyface Pro audio interface. The MADIface Pro includes the original high-end 4 x analogue inputs (Mic, Line, Instrument) and 4 x analogue outputs (2 x XLR, 2 x headphones) found on the Babyface Pro, but the 8 I/O ADAT has now been replaced with 64 channels of MADI I/O, giving you a staggering 68 channels of I/O.

The MADIface Pro can be used in stand-alone mode when not connected to your Mac or PC. The control surface features dedicated tactile buttons and four level meter bars, along with independent storage of all current settings.

A MADI monitor feature has been included which offers a number of functions including the ability to listen to any incoming MADI channel pair.

Find out more about the RME MADIface Pro



RME Fireface UFX+

The RME Fireface UFX+ once again raises the standards of professional performance. This robust and beautifully designed 1U interface is fully Thunderbolt and USB 3 compatible with PCI Express audio performance under both Mac and Windows. The Fireface UFX+ offers a staggering 188 channels of I/O over analogue, ADAT, MADI, AES and SPDIF.

The Advanced DURec feature allows you to record up to 76 simultaneous channels via the analogue and MADI I/O, directly down to a compatible flash drive. Perfect for critical recording situations, both live and in the studio. 

The Fireface UFX+ of course guarantees RME’s maximum performance, stability and ultra-low latency operation, and with all new AD/DA converters, optimised analogue I/O  circuits, as well as improved SNR and THD values, which guarantee pristine, crystal clear and transparent audio.

The new optional ARC (Advanced Remote Control) USB is also available for the Fireface UFX+.

Find out more about the RME Fireface UFX+



20 Years of Innovation and Unrivalled Performance

Launched in 1996, the DAM1 (Digital Audio Monitor) and Digi24 PCI recording card marked the beginning of what was to become a long line of innovative contributions to the pro audio industry. 20 years on, RME has grown into an industry leading manufacturer, whose success is in part due to a design team developing products from the ground up, rather than relying on 3rd party technologies.

Today, RME offers a comprehensive range of audio -interfaces, converters and mic preamps, all based around its unique and innovative core technologies. Multi-platform connectivity across Windows and Mac OS via PCI, PCIe, FireWire, USB 2 and 3, as well as iOS Class -Compliance has earned RME a global reputation for -providing support to all users, on all platforms.


This is particularly apparent with the inclusion of multiple interface formats on products such as the Fireface UFX, UFX+, UCX, 802 and MADIface XT. RME‘s reputation is further enhanced by its rock-solid drivers, which provide unrivalled stability and low--latency performance on both Windows and Mac OS. And -because the company develops its own interface core, it’s not dependent on 3rd parties for upgrades, -modifications or bug fixes.

From the very beginning, unsurpassed performance has been one of the cornerstones of RME‘s product design, and this is even more evident today. RME were the first to deliver professional performance over USB 2.0, and have recently paved the way for multichannel audio on USB 3.0. RME‘s refusal to compromise on any aspect of product design or manufacture has resulted an unrivalled reputation for quality, performance, and reliability.


Matthias Carstens, RME‘s head of product development and company founder, commented on the company’s milestone 20-year achievement, “All of us at RME are very proud to celebrate our 20th Anniversary, because it is a reflection of the dedication and effort put forth by everyone in the organization.

Our company philosophy has always been to create -innovative, user friendly, and high-quality digital audio solutions. Our Audio Core and Steady Clock technologies are just two examples of our dedication to superior design.We place a high level of attention on the development of reliable, stable, and regularly updated drivers for our products and an unwavering focus on audio quality. All RME devices are designed to preserve music as it was originally intended and audio signals are passed in their entirety, with nothing added or taken away.”

Read the complete Matthias Carstens Interview