MADI to DAW
RME's MADIface XT is the world's first USB3 audio interface- and the world's smallest portable interface that provides access to hundredsof audio channels in such a small package.
Connectivity and Features
· 2 x MADI optical I/O
· 1 x MADI I/O coaxial
· 2 x XLR/TRS Mic/Inst/Line
· 2 x Analog I/O
· 1 x Phones Output
· 1 x Word Clock I/O
· 1 x AES/EBU I/O
· 1 x RME USB 3.0
· 4 x MIDI I/O
· TotalMix FX
· ARC USB
USB 3.0 for Maximum Channel Count
For highest usability and connectivity the XT can also beused with USB 2.0 (computer I/O limited to 70 channels). Its unique PCI Expressport connects to External PCI Express cards as well as adapters to Thunderbolt,providing all the fastest interfacing technologies available for maximum channelcount and lowest latency in one unit.
To bring together the most complete I/O set for live orstudio usage, two digitally controlled high end mic/line preamps, two balancedline outputs and one stereo phones output are included. Full stand-aloneoperation with remote control over MADI plus TotalMix FX for unlimited mixing,routing and processing open an endless world of possible applications.
The RME MADIface XT is capable of transferring digital audiodata directly into a computer, from any device equipped with a MADI interface.Analog sources can be connected to a stereo analog input, and 2 stereo analogoutputs add full monitoring connectivity. Installation is simple, even for theinexperienced user, thanks to the latest Plug and Play technology. The numerousunique features and well thought-out configuration dialogs put the MADIface XTat the very top of the range of digital audio interfaces.
The front of the MADIface XT has 2 XLR/TRS line andmicrophone inputs, a stereo line/headphone output, two rotary encoders withpush functionality, four menu keys, a graphical colour display, and six statusLEDs.
The Neutrik combo sockets of the two Mic/Line inputs provideXLR and 6.3 mm / 1/4" TRS connection. They have LEDs for Signal (SIG),Overload (Clip) and phantom power (48V).
Channels 3/4 feed the headphone output, which also operatesas high-quality unbalanced line output.
The display main screen (Global Level Meters) shows thecurrent state of interface mode (PCIe orange, USB 2 yellow, USB 3 blue), thesync state of MADI and AES inputs, and incoming and outgoing MIDI data.
The four keys, the two encoders 1 and 2, the high-resolutionand clear colour display, and a well thought-out menu structure enable the userto quickly change and configure the device’s settings completely without acomputer. Help notes and clear markers in the display guide the user throughall functions. The rotary encoder 1 and 2 set the monitoring volume of the rearand front output directly at the device.
The rear panel of the MADIface XT has two balanced analogoutputs, word clock I/O, MADI coaxial I/O, two MADI optical I/O, USB 3 port(compatible to USB 2), PCI Express connector, MIDI/AES I/O, the power socketand a power switch.
Balanced Line Level Outputs. 2 balanced analog outputs viaXLR.
Word Clock I/O. BNC. In menu Options – Clock the input canbe set to be terminated with 75 Ohms.
MADI I/O coaxial: Standard coaxial MADI ports.
MADI I/O optical: 2 x standard optical MADI ports.
Remote. Mini-DIN. Connector for the optional remote controlswith Volume, Store, Dim and Recall functions.
MIDI I/O and AES/EBU I/O. D-sub connector for the includedbreakout cable with XLR for AES I/O and 5-pin DIN for MIDI I/O.
USB 3.0. USB socket for connection to the computer. USB buspower is not supported. Compatible to USB 2.0.
PCI Express. External PCI Express connector for Molex E-PCIestandard cables.
POWER (switch): Turns the MADIface XT on and off.
Socket for power connection. The locking type jack fits thelocking type DC connector on the included power supply. After inserting theconnector carefully turn it so that it locks.
The included hi-performance switch mode power supplyoperates in the range of 100V to 240V AC. It is short-circuit-proof, has anintegrated line-filter, is fully regulated against voltage fluctuations, andsuppresses mains interference.
|Computer Interface||External PCI Express, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0|
|Sample Rate||32 kHz up to 192 kHz, variable (Sync/word clock)|
|Input Gain||60 dB|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||Input: 108 dB RMS unweighted, 111 dBA |
Output: 112 dB RMS unweigthed, 115 dBA
|MIDI||3 virtual MIDI over MADI I/Os, one external MIDI I/O|
|Mixer||TotalMix: 4096-channel mixer with 46-bit internal resolution|
|Stand-Alone||Full stand-alone operation, including MIDI remote control|
|Dimensions||Not specified by the manufacturer|
|Weight||Not specified by the manufacturer|