RMEFIREFACE SERIES

PREMIUM PLUGIN BUNDLE

STARTING JULY 2020. VALID FOR ALL BUYERS IN USA, CANADA & SOUTH AMERICA

Fireface UFX+ / UFX II / 802 / UCX / UC

PREMIUM PLUGINS INCLUDED.

Scuffham Amps S-GEAR
The state-of-the-art guitar amplification.
Stand alone and plugin.
Brainworx bx_opto
The best from legendary light-dependent Circuits!
Brainworx bx_masterdesk
A high end analog mastering system in a single plugin.
RME teamed with Scuffham Amps, to offer its incredible guitar amplification S-Gear free-of-charge with the purchase of every Fireface flagship interface.

The really special thing about S-Gear is the amazing high quality of guitar amp tones achieved simply by plugging your guitar into a computer via an audio interface. S-Gear gives you a professional guitar sound without the expense and hassle.

Additionally, Fireface users will also have free access to the full, unlimited versions of Plugin Alliance’s:

  • Brainworx bx_opto
  • Brainworx bx_masterdesk plug-ins.

Users will also receive trial versions of Gig Performer, Pianoteq 6 by Modartt and the Blue 3 Organ by GG Audio.

CREATIVE DREAM TOOLS.

Pick your bundle.

Fireface 802

PREMIUM PLUGIN BUNDLE

USB & FireWire

Channels

Fireface UFX II

PREMIUM PLUGIN BUNDLE

USB

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Fireface UFX+

PREMIUM PLUGIN BUNDLE

USB3 & Thunderbolt 2/3

Channels

Fireface UCX

PREMIUM PLUGIN BUNDLE

USB & FireWire

Channels

Fireface UC

PREMIUM PLUGIN BUNDLE

USB

Channels

Fireface users, who purchased their interface in 2020,
can get the PREMIUM PLUGIN BUNDLE here.

RME FIREFACE SERIES

Flagship Interfaces. Flagship features.

RME Interfaces are like high-engineered sports cars: No compromises. Optimized for speed – even in rough situations. Running fast and stable at ultra-low latencies – especially at the extremes. A high focus on cutting-edge interface technology meets the best latency in class – reliable up to the highest plugin load. Coming with an industry-leading feature set.

High Quality AD/DA

Latest Design. Low Latency Conversion.
Reference Specs. Perfectly Neutral.

Reference Mic Preamps

Super clean AD Conversion + Amps with Signal to Noise ratio (SNR) of up to 118 dBA.

SteadyClock

Pro Audio Clock – designed for Accuracy &JITTER Immunity

Headphone Out

2 x High Quality Headphone Outs in UFX+/UFX II/802. 1 x in UCX/UC.

Ultra Low Latency Drivers

The best and most stable Mac & Windows drivers in the business. Designed for situations, where your job is on the line.

TotalMix FX

The most powerful zero-latency DSP Mixer – built into an audio interface.
Works on iPads too.

DigiCheck

Professional, high precision audio measurement tools.

Optional Pro Remote

ARC USB for TotalMix FX.
A full remote & professional control room solution.

Integrated Recorder

Direct Recording of all inputs and outputs to USB memory devices. A life saver in Studio Live, Rehearsals or at Home.
Available in Fireface UFX+ / UFX II.

USB - Made by RME

Ultra Low Latency, ultra stable USB technology – comparable to PCI Express connections.

Feature Comparison

Fireface 802

Fireface UFX II

Fireface UFX+

Fireface UCX

Fireface UC

USB Interfacing USB2 USB2 USB3 USB2 USB2
Thunderbolt yes
FireWire yes yes
Audio Channels 60 60 188 36 36
Analog I/O 12 12 12 8 8
Mic/Instr. Preamp 4 4* 4* 2* 2*
Phones Output 2 2 2 1 1
AES/EBU I/O 1 1 1 SPDIF SPDIF
ADAT I/O 2 2 2 1 1
MADI Channels 64/64
MIDI I/O 1 2 2 2 2
WordClock I/O 1 1 1 (or MADI Coaxial) 1 1
Direct USB Recording yes yes
TotalMix FX yes yes yes yes yes (no DSP effects)
ARC USB Support yes yes yes yes yes
Hi-Resolution Display yes yes

* Work also as XLR/TRS Line Input

PLUGINS

Scuffham Amps S-GEAR

Guitar Amps. State of the art.

The best amps for the best audio interfaces: S-Gear is a collection of guitar amps, speaker cabinets and effects implemented in software for use with Windows PC or MAC. The software comes as a Standalone Application and as plug-ins for use with the most popular DAWs recording software.

The sound of a boutique tube amp, turned up loud!

The really special thing about S-Gear is the amazing high quality of guitar amp tones achieved simply by plugging your guitar into a computer via an audio interface. S-Gear gives you a professional guitar sound without the expense and hassle. We are talking about the sound of a high quality tube amp, turned up loud, and mic’d up professionally in a suitable acoustic space. S-Gear’s boutique designed amps, coupled with accurate convolution based speaker cabinet emulation, provide a massive range of guitar tones.

The most important question you can ask of almost any effect or processor is ‘How does it sound?’, and the best description I can think of is to say that S-Gear sounds expensive — in a good way.
… if you like warm, clean sounds that subtly shade into overdrive as you dig in harder with your right hand, or if you want snappy note attacks combined with singing, blooming sustain, or heavily distorted power chords that never lose definition or get flabby at the bottom end, it’s likely to perk up your ears.

… Perhaps the most impressive thing about it is the attention paid to dynamic response and the ‘feel factor’. Although the influence of the Amp Drive and Sag controls on the tone of the amplifiers is often relatively subtle, they make a real difference to the way in which your hands feel ‘connected’ to the notes that emerge from your speakers. It’s an effect that’s nothing like placing a conventional dynamics plug-in in the signal chain, or using a stomp-box compressor, and few other amp simulators I’ve tried get it as right as this.

Sound On Sound Online Review

PLUGINS

BRAINWORX MASTERING PLUG-INS

New Fireface UFX+/UFX II/802 users get free access to the full, unlimited versions
of Plugin Alliance’s Brainworx bx_opto and Brainworx bx_masterdesk plug-ins.

Next level Opto Compression

Brainworx takes the opto-concept to the next level with this plugin. bx_opto not only delivers that musical quality, but opens up new sonic possibilities with its variable speed knob, simulating changes in speed at which the photo cell in an optical compressor reacts to light. This gives you control over release times that shape transients in such a manner no hardware optical compressor can match.

The bx_opto compressor combines some of the best colors, character and features from some of the world’s best-loved compressors, like the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor, the elysia alpha compressor, or the Millennia TCL-2.

bx_opto takes the best aspects and anomalies from legendary light-dependent Circuits to create a software compressor you wish you could buy in hardware!

Opto Compressors respond differently to different input signals, which is often referred to as being “program dependent”. For example, an opto compressor will react differently to a longer loud part of a song than to a short loud hit in a quiet part, as the photo cells will build up heat over time, which slows down the attack and release times significantly. With opto compressors, everything is moving constantly, and in an ear-pleasing way!

The musical characteristic that optical compression circuits possess, has made them a favorite of professional engineers for decades.

A high end analog mastering system in a single plugin.

Containing every component you need to create professional results, bx_masterdesk allows you to master your own material with a minimal learning curve. Even if you are not a professional mastering engineer!

No artificial intelligence, virtual assistants or multi-band voodoo, just great sounding analog models and an intuitive layout, so YOU can do the job.

With a clearly defined workflow and pre-tuned processing chain, you’ll find the entire mastering process extremely intuitive. From setting the perfect level and compression settings to dialing in the right tone for your mix, using bx_masterdesk is as easy as 1-2-3.

Whether you’re a musician, engineer or producer … bx_masterdesk will help you get to where you need be quickly. Try one of our carefully crafted presets as a starting point and from there dive into the intuitive interface and clear metering system to dial in the perfect level and tone for your project.

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PLUGINS

TRIAL PLUG-INS

Babyface PRO FS users also receive trial versions of Pianoteq 6 by Modartt and the Blue 3 Organ by GG Audio. Rounding out the added offerings, Babyface Pro FS customers will receive a free 14-day, full version of Gig Performer. After which, a special VIP offer applies.

FIREFACE FEATURE

HIGH QUALITY
AD/DA CONVERTERS & Mic Preamps

Latest Design. Low Latency. Perfectly Neutral.

Including SteadyClock

Pro Audio Clock – designed for Accuracy &JITTER Immunity

The Fireface flagship series provides the latest Low Latency AD/DA converters – operating up to 192 kHz. The high performance design keeps the original sound in its entirety, nothing added, nothing removed. No wonder, countless Fireface users are telling us: “It simply sounds great!”

FLAGSHIP FEATURE
INTEGRATED MULTITRACK RECORDER

Direct USB Recording & Playback

DURec records all Fireface UFX+/UFX II inputs and outputs directly to USB memory devices plugged into the front USB port*.

The recording functionality is provided by the internal DSP, and therefore works without a connected Windows or Mac computer. It is also available in Class Compliant mode.

The recorded audio files are in Broadcast Wave Format and can be directly imported into most professional audio software (e. g. Pro Tools, Samplitude, Cubase).

Direct USB Recording converts the Fireface UFX Series both into a stand-alone field recorder and a powerful multichannel live player for previous recordings, e. g. for virtual sound checks. Band rehearsals or spontaneous jam sessions can be directly recorded and played back from the medium – even completely stand-alone without computer or software. It is possible to even record a whole live concert completely. Multitrack music that was recorded or copied onto the memory device can be played back anytime on any outputs.

* The Fireface 802 does not provide DURec.

up to

192 kHz
FIREFACE FEATURE

TotalMix FX

High-End Digital DSP-Mixer

The most powerful zero-latency DSP Mixer – built into an audio interface: RME´s TotalMix.

TotalMix FX allows fully independent routing and mixing of all input and playback channels to all physical outputs, which turn into full-featured mixbus channels – unique powerful for an audio interface mixer. These independent stereo submixes plus a comprehensive Control Room section offer unrivalled monitoring capabilities and unsurpassed routing flexibility. Check out our Video Series all about the amazing TotalMix FX features.

You can even configure a “mix-minus” setup for your Podcasts, as separate audio sources; you control what guests and listeners hear with no additional cables, mixer or hardware.
Mix multiple software applications simultaneously for adding music beds, sound fx, and other desirable audio clips to your podcast.

EQ, Dynamics, Reverb & Delay

High-quality effects with Zero Latency.
Directly integrated in every input and output channel
in TotalMix FX.
(The Fireface UC does not provide DSP effects).

TOTALMIX FX NETWORK
REMOTE CONTROL

FOR WINDOWS, MAC OS and iPad.

The mix on your finger tips: TotalMix FX Net Remote provides full control for the mix via a network connection, including WIFI. All features can be controlled from another computer or a tablet.

Additionally TotalMix FX for iPad adds full control over hardware mixer and DSP effects for the Fireface interface when connected in Class Compliant Mode and lets users create, store and load complete mixes directly from the iPad.

TOTALMIX FX NETWORK
REMOTE CONTROL

FOR WINDOWS, MAC OS and iPad.

The mix on your finger tips: TotalMix FX Net Remote provides full control for the mix via a network connection, including WIFI. All features can be controlled from another computer or a tablet.

Additionally TotalMix FX for iPad adds full control over hardware mixer and DSP effects for the Fireface interface when connected in Class Compliant Mode and lets users create, store and load complete mixes directly from the iPad.

FIREFACE FEATURE

Unique FPGA Technology

High Perfomance. By design.

USB2/3 / FireWire / Thunderbolt

  • 100% 100%
Highest Performance
  • 100% 100%
High Channel Count
  • 4% 4%
Lowest Latency

Pro Audio Features in FPGA

  • TotalMix FX – Zero Latency Mixing Console with DSP effects
  • Full I/O Routing: Every Out is a Submix!
  • Pro Audio Formats (MADI, AES/EBU) 
  • Compatibility to any interface circuit of the host: USB, FireWire, AVB (RME develops special adaptations to chipsets).

All RME designs are based on a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). This way, the RME developers can realize their own, highly adaptable circuits and interface technologies, which outperform inexpensive, ordinary components, like USB connection chips, which are not designed for pro audio interfaces. With the consequent focus on FPGAs, RME was able to create highly stable, market-leading MADI solutions and vastly compatible USB Audio Technology with the ultra-low performance of PCI & Thunderbolt connections.

Finally – the FPGA is re-programmable – every unit can be upgraded at any time and provide compatibility to the latest hardware. Even 15 year old interfaces get updates, to make them compatible with the latest hard- and software, turning them into a reliable, longtime investment for customers with a high second-hand value.

Why can RME repeatedly outperform the heavyweights of the pro audio industry when they have far greater resources – capital, manpower, complete factories.

Well, they don’t have RME developers, and they don’t let their developers do what they do best. … RME developers have the unique freedom to develop what they want. Usually, a company hires developers, they get paid for their work, then move on. At RME, we develop those products we are eager to create, that we have interest in, and that in the end, we are very proud of. This explains the immense ambition behind every RME product as well as the unique long-time support we offer. These products are our ‘babies’ and we take care of them as best we can.

Mathias Carstens – RME Founder

Included

Precision Audio Metering

RME DigiCheck

DigiCheck includes professional audio measurement tools and supports all RME interfaces, from the 188-channel Fireface UFX+ to the bus-powered mobile Babyface PRO FS. Thanks to the Loopback function in TotalMix FX any output can be inspected in DigiCheck. NewNG version for Mac out now.

Precision Audio Metering

RME DigiCheck

DigiCheck includes professional audio measurement tools and supports all RME interfaces, from the 188-channel Fireface UFX+ to the bus-powered mobile Babyface PRO FS. Thanks to the Loopback function in TotalMix FX any output can be inspected in DigiCheck.

Included Measurement Tools

Two Channel Level Meter
Spectral Analyzer
Vector Audio Scope
Multichannel Level Meter
Surround View (with R128)
Loudness Meter
OPTIONAL ADDITION

The One Remote
To Control Them All.

The ARC USB has been provides direct access to the most frequently used actions and commands of TotalMix FX – including the powerful monitoring section.

A luxury control station for your studio desk with 15 free assignable buttons plus a huge a rotary control for Solo, Mutes, Snapshots, Headphone and Main Monitoring volume, Dim, Mono, Talkback, Mute, Solo, Recording and Playback …

The One Remote
To Control Them All.

The ARC USB has been provides direct access to the most frequently used actions and commands of TotalMix FX – including the powerful monitoring section.

A luxury control station for your studio desk with 15 free assignable buttons plus a huge a rotary control for Solo, Mutes, Snapshots, Headphone and Main Monitoring volume, Dim, Mono, Talkback, Mute, Solo, Recording and Playback …

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Babyface PRO FS + PREMIUM PLUG-IN Bundle

RME teamed with S-Gear, state-of-the-art software guitar amplification by Scuffham Amps, to offer its software free-of-charge with the purchase of an RME Babyface Pro FS audio interface. Additionally, Babyface Pro FS users will also have free access to:
– Brainworx BX Opto
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