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RME Fireface UFX III USB 3.0 Audio Interface

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The Fireface UFX III is the center of any multitrack studio, handling up to 94 channels I/O with ease. The Fireface UFX III is based on a newly devel...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Fireface UFX III is the preferred tool for multitask recording, mixing and mastering.

The Fireface UFX III is the center of any multitrack studio, handling up to 94 channels I/O with ease. The Fireface UFX III is based on a newly developed analog and digital board. While the analog board offers DC-coupled analog outputs as well as new AD and DA converters with improved THD+N value, the digital board also enables interesting new features thanks to updated high-tech components.

Powerful USB 3 Performance

The front panel provides four high-performance XLR/TRS combo inputs for microphone, instrument and line signals, two stereo headphone jacks with +19 dBu output level, MIDI I/O and a USB port. In combination with the DURec function (Direct USB Recording), the USB port allows independent recording of selected input and output signals (up to 80 channels) to a connected USB storage medium. The rear panel reveals another MIDI I/O, the two optical ADAT I/Os, an AES/EBU I/O and eight balanced analog outputs with line level (including XLR stereo monitor outputs) are available. With the new Multi-Mode, the two ADAT I/Os can be used as separate optical SPDIF inputs and outputs in addition to the AES I/O. Furthermore, the Fireface UFX III offers an optical MADI interface (SC) with 64 bidirectional channels. The Word Clock connectors (BNC) work as additional coaxial MADI input and output if required.

Comprehensive MADI Connectivity

The Fireface UFX III boasts some typical RME-style features, and a special split mode even supports the use of both MADI I/Os simultaneously, with 32 channel each on optical and coaxial. It also comes with the TotalMix FX DSP mixer offering comprehensive routing and monitoring options, as well as the DIGICheck Analyzer allowing to measure and analyze the digital data feed in both directions with maximum precision. TotalMix FX can completely replace an external mixer, enabling the creation of multiple latency-free monitor mixes. The additional remote controls the hardware mixer and effects in RME audio interfaces. TotalMix Remote mirrors the current state of the host system on the iPad and Windows/Mac computers—the entire mixing state, the complete routing, all FX settings, up to the level meters, and everything in real time. Easily adjust all the mixer and FX settings from a distance, via Ethernet and Wi-Fi.

DC-Coupled Outputs - CV/Gate Voltage Control

DC coupling remains desirable in the world of modular synthesizers, where static or slow-moving signals are used for control over various parameters, such as pitch note values or LFOs. All of the line level outputs are fully DC coupled, allowing for the sending of control voltages (CV) or Gate information to modular synthesizers (such as the popular Eurorack and Moog/MOTM/Synthesizers formats) and other studio hardware.

USB 3 Class Compliant Audio

Class Compliant mode is a standard that is natively supported by operating systems like Windows, Mac OSX and Linux distributions. No proprietary drivers are required—the device will be directly recognized when the CC firmware is loaded.

DURec (Direct USB Recording)

DURec is an integrated digital recorder for all inputs and outputs directly to USB memory devices via the front USB port. It records on USB thumb drives or hard drives with up to 2TB capacity by the internal DSP and is therefore independent from a connected Windows or Mac computer. The 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. Live concerts, band rehearsals or spontaneous jam sessions can be directly recorded and played back from the medium, even completely stand-alone without computer or software.

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Audio Quality
  • Max sampling rate: 200kHz
  • Analog inputs: 2
  • Digital inputs: 5
  • Mic preamps: 0
  • XLR/TRS combo jacks: 4
  • XLR only jacks: 0
  • S/PDIF in: 1
  • ADAT/optical in: 1
  • RCA in: 0
  • MADI: Yes
  • Dante: 0
  • Analog outputs: 2
  • Digital outputs: 5
  • XLR out: 1
  • S/PDIF out: 1
  • ADAT/optical out: 1
  • RCA out: 0AES/EBU
  • DSUB: 1
  • MADI: Yes
  • Dante: 0
Other Connectivity
  • Connections: USB
  • MIDI I/O: Yes
  • Headphone output(s): 2
  • Word-clock I/O: Yes
Onboard Features
  • Computer platform: Mac, PC, Linux, iOS
  • Phantom power: Info not available
  • Direct monitoring: Info not available
  • Onboard DSP: Info not available
  • Width: 483 mm
  • Height: 44 mm
  • Depth: 210 mm
  • Weight: 3 kg

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