Currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, RME has launched the Fireface UCX II, the successor to the original Fireface UCX that offers 40 I/O channels as well as a variety of applications in a half-rack size unit.
“The Fireface UCX II makes us proud and enthusiastic as it represents a natural evolution of our product range,” states RME founder Matthias Carstens.
The new interface provides up to 20 recording and 20 playback channels, SteadyClock FS, microphone inputs, built-in parametric EQ, USB direct recording plus stand-alone functionality. It houses two mic/line preamps in XLR combo configuration on the front panel, along with two digitally controlled line/instrument inputs, followed by a headphone jack, various control buttons, a display, and the main volume knob. At the rear is a set of 10 analog balanced line inputs and outputs, MIDI I/O, ADAT I/O, AES/EBU and SPDIF I/O, USB 2.0 as well as a switchable word clock I/O.
Due to digital DURec (Direct USB Recording) functionality, any input or output of the Fireface UCX II can be recorded directly to a USB storage device. DURec uses the integrated DSP that provides stand-alone operation without the need for a computer.
SteadyClock FS is the latest clock and jitter rejection technology from RME. Based on a femtosecond clock, it is designed to reduce the intrinsic jitter when converting from and to analog over all digital formats. The onboard TotalMix FX DSP mixer offers numerous routing and monitoring options as well as the DIGICheck analyzer. allowing it to measure and analyze the digital data feed in both directions with precision.
RME products are distributed in the U.S. by Synthax.