RME have announced the launch of the new Fireface UFX II audio interface, which will be shown for the first time at NAMM 2017 in Anaheim, Calafornia. With 60 channels of audio (30 inputs and 30 outputs) and support for sample rates up to 192 kHz, RME’s unique DURec (Direct USB Recording) function and TotalMix FX mixing and routing software, the new Fireface UFX II has been designed to deliver a set of features that will appeal to both professional recording engineers and high-end home studio users.
The analogue and digital connectivity includes 12 analogue inputs and 12 analogue outputs; 2x ADAT I/O for expanding the Fireface UFX II’s analogue I/O up to a further 16 channels; 2 channels of AES or SPDIF, plus WordClock on BNC connections. All channels can be used for recording and playback simultaneously.
The RME Fireface UFX II features their latest high-end AD/DA converters, optimised analogue I/O circuits and improved SNR and THD values. The newly designed PAD-free mic circuit design, has +18 dBu maximum input level and 75 dB gain range. The high-power onboard headphone outputs (2 Ohms) feature +19 dBu maximum output level, providing output power and volume to both high and low impedance headphones.
In-house USB Technology
RME has developed their own in-house USB technology, RME’s use of the USB 2.0 connection designed to allow the Fireface UFX II to be connected to a wide range of devices, including PC, Mac and Linux-based systems, to assure the low-latencies that they have achieved with their existing range of audio interfaces. what's more, the new Fireface UFX II can integrate with RME’s optional ARC (Advanced Remote Control) USB remote controller.
The RME Fireface UFX II also features RME’s DURec (Direct USB Recording) function via the USB port on the front of the interface, allowing for recording and playback of all inputs and outputs directly to USB memory devices such as USB thumb drives or hard drives. This second generation hardware has been designed to offer improved functionality and compatibility whilst providing greater reliability than ever before, even with slower or multi-partitioned USB hard drives.
The RME Fireface UFX II audio interface is expected to be available during the first quarter of 2017.