20th Anniversary Flagship Interface
The Fireface UFX+ becomes the center of any multitrackstudio because it is able to handle up to 94 channels I/O with ease. Withunprecedented flexibility, compatibility, the inclusion of DURec (Direct USBRecording) and RME’s famous low latency hardware and driver designs, theFireface UFX+ raises the bar to new heights.
Packed with features not found on its older sibling,including MADI I/O (188 channels of I/O, 128 channels more than the FirefaceUFX), a more powerful DSP, USB 3.0, Thunderbolt TM technology, and a newoptional remote control firmly places the RME Fireface UFX+ as the newreference in multitrack recording, mixing and monitoring.
Connectivity and Features
· 12 x Analog I/O
· 4 x XLR/TRS Mic/Inst/Line
· 2 x Phones Output
· 1 x AES/EBU I/O
· 2 x ADAT I/O
· 1 x Word Clock I/O / MADI Coaxial
· 1 x MADI optical I/O
· 2 x MIDI I/O
· 1 x Thunderbolt™ connectivity
· 1 x RME USB 3.0
· TotalMix FX
· ARC USB
· Class Compliant Mode
· DC-coupled Outputs
You name it, you connect it
Its flexibility in connectivity and expansion is unrivalled– Analog, ADAT, MADI, AES, SPDIF. USB 2, USB 3 and Thunderbolt technology arestandard on the Fireface UFX+. The UFX+ has an impressive channel count: 12analog + 16 ADAT + 2 AES + 64 MADI = 94 channels input plus output = 188channels in total. Thunderbolt technology gives the Fireface UFX+ real PCIExpress audio performance under Mac and Windows, with lowest latency, lowestsystem overhead and lowest CPU load. The Fireface UFX+ is fully Thunderbolttechnology compatible under Windows, including hot-plugging.
All new AD/DA converters, optimized analog I/O circuits, aswell as improved SNR and THD values guarantee pristine, crystal clear andtransparent audio. A new PAD-free mic circuit design with +18 dBu maximum inputlevel and 75 dB gain range serves even the most critical recording situationand source trouble-free.
New low impedance Hi-Power phones outputs (2 Ohms) with +19dBu maximum output level provide ample output power as well as volume on anyphones, high or low impedance.
Comprehensive MADI Connectivity
The Fireface UFX+ opens the doors to a host of RME and 3rdparty digital and analog I/O solutions. Expanding your analog channel count,the ability to route/mix within the digital domain through numerous sourcespresents many flexible options. Multiple external MADI devices can also beconnected in series.
To further enhance MADI flexibility, the Fireface UFX+boasts some typical RME-style features. For example in USB 2 mode, which islimited to 30 channels I/O (12 analog plus 16 ADAT plus AES), the MADI I/O isstill available via RME’s integrated hardware mixer TotalMix FX. Word Clock I/O(BNC) can be switched to MADI I/O (coaxial), and a special split mode evensupports the use of both MADI I/Os simultaneously, with 32 channel each onoptical and coaxial.
Flexible Routing & Mixing with TotalMix FX
Since 2001, TotalMix has added unlimited routing and mixingto RME audio interfaces. Its unique capability to create as many independentsubmixes as output channels available, turned it into the most flexible andpowerful mixer of its kind.
With supported hardware, TotalMix FX includes a completeeffects system, which not only adds flexibility to the recording chain, butalso makes latency saddled software solutions obsolete.
TotalMix FX can completely replace an external mixer,enabling the creation of multiple latency-free monitor mixes with EQ, Dynamics,Reverb and Delay for any outputs, incl. main monitors and headphone mixes formusicians.
TotalMix FX for iPad™ App
TotalMix FX for iPad™ adds full control over hardware mixerand DSP effects for Fireface UFX+, UFX, UCX, 802, Babyface, Babyface Pro andMADIface Pro when in Class Compliant Mode, and lets you create, store and loadcomplete mixes directly from the iPad™.
ARC USB Remote Control - Plug’n Play Plus
The ARC USB connects to your computer via USB, and talks toTotalMix FX directly. It has 15 freely assignable and illuminated buttons, oneencoder wheel, and a TS jack to connect a foot switch.
The ARC USB is a USB 1.1 MIDI remote control for theFireface UFX II. Thanks to operating as a UAC 1 class device, it is nativelycompatible to Windows and Mac OS X. As soon as it is present in the operatingsystem, TotaIMix FX will automatically detect the ARC USB, and communicate withit via simple MIDI remote commands to control the UFX+.
DURec (Direct USB Recording)
DURec is an integrated digital recorder for all inputs andoutputs directly to USB memory devices via the front USB port. The FirefaceUFX+ and Fireface UFX II records on USB thumb drives or hard drives with up to2 TB capacity. The recording functionality is provided by the internal DSP, andis therefore independent from a connected Windows or Mac computer. The DirectUSB Recording converts the Fireface UFX Series both into a stand-alone fieldrecorder and a powerful multichannel live player for previous recordings, e. g.for virtual sound checks. Live concerts, band rehearsals or spontaneous jamsessions can be directly recorded and played back from the medium - evencompletely stand-alone without computer or software.