Babyface Pro

24-Channel 192 kHz bus-powered professional USB 2.0 Audio Interface

Babyface Pro

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Babyface Pro

24-Channel 192 kHz bus-powered USB Audio Interface

Progressive Interface

The exciting Babyface Pro once again demonstrates RME’s absolute commitment to superior craftsmanship, not only in audio circuits and driver development, but also in mechanics. Created with the highest precision from a block of aluminum, this high-end yet portable interface incorporates newly designed analog and digital circuits. Its innovative energy saving technologies provide supreme fidelity with no compromises in level, noise or distortion.

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Connectivity and Features

Connectivity and Features

4 x Analog I/O

2 x Phones Output

1 x ADAT I/O

1 x MIDI I/O

1 x USB 2.0

TotalMix FX

Class Compliant Mode

For the main I/O RME have designed a completely new XLR socket, which integrates seamlessly into the housing and saves space.

The two headphone outputs, offering TRS and mini-jack sockets in parallel, have completely separate driver stages to perfectly match low and high impedance headphones, guaranteeing pristine sonic results no matter what type of headphone is used.

Two digitally controlled preamps provide individually switchable 48V phantom power. These brand new circuits feature a gain range of 76 dB, adjustable in steps of 1 dB, including a relay-driven PAD, resulting in exceptional EIN (Equivalent Input Noise) performance as well as line overload protection, and enough gain for even the lowest level microphones.

Babyface Pro’s incredibly efficient design almost never requires an external power supply – it’s perfectly stable on USB 3 bus power, and also most USB 2 ports, with no degradation in any technical specification. This makes it perfect for mobile recording, even with a pair of your favourite condenser microphones.

The comprehensive feature set continues with an optical TOSLINK I/O; use as either an ADAT port with SMUX support or SPDIF for sessions up to 192 kHz. In combination with an external ADAT converter, the Babyface Pro fully supports 12 analog inputs as well as 12 outputs, making it ideal for both live and studio multi-track applications. You can plug any instrument, line or high impedance, into Babyface Pro’s jack inputs 3 & 4. Record your guitar on the go, with no additional hardware required. MIDI I/O via an included breakout cable completes the package.

 

Profound Technology

Babyface Pro ships with RME’s TotalMix FX, available for Windows and Mac OS X. An iOS version is available as well. This amazingly versatile software allows you to use Babyface Pro in any situation. For example mixing your guitar and vocals to headphones has never been easier.

Babyface Pro TotalMix FX

The FPGA-based DSP mixer adds a flexible, 3-band parametric equalizer to all inputs and outputs. Reverb and delay FX are also available.

Latest generation low latency AD/DA converters, combined with RME’s unique SteadyClock technology, result in exceptional specifications that will satisfy the most demanding of professionals.

Combining a huge feature set with sonic excellence and intuitive control, whether for the studio or on the move, the RME Babyface Pro is the most comprehensive and versatile compact audio interface ever built.

 

Professional Features

Straight to the core without interference: the reference design of the Babyface Pro leaves nothing to be desired.

RME devices are designed to conserve music as it is. Audio signals are passed in their entirety, nothing added, nothing taken. For the new Babyface, the audio circuits have been improved to meet even highest gain levels with best dynamic range.

The clever user interface is informative and clearly laid out. It makes access to every feature and configuration mode of the Babyface Pro intuitive and easy to use.

Even in stand-alone mode, routing and mixing of inputs to outputs directly on the device opens a whole world of possible applications.

Tech specs

Babyface Pro

Analog

AD, Microphone/Line 1-2

  • Input: XLR, electronically balanced
  • Input impedance balanced: 2 kOhm, 5.2 kOhm with PAD
  • Input impedance unbalanced: 1 kOhm, 2.6 kOhm with PAD
  • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): 113 dB RMS unweighted, 116 dBA
  • Frequency response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.1 dB: 18 Hz – 20.8 kHz
  • Frequency response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 7 Hz – 45.8 kHz
  • Frequency response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 5 Hz – 92 kHz
  • With PAD active : -0.1 dB 8 Hz, -0.5 dB < 4 Hz, -1 dB < 3 Hz
  • THD: < -110 dB, < 0.00032 %
  • THD+N: < -104 dB, < 0.00063 %
  • THD @ 30 dB Gain: < -107 dB, < 0.0004 %
  • THD+N @ 30 dB Gain: < -100 dB, < 0.001 %
  • Channel separation: > 110 dB
  • Gain range: -11 dB up to +65 dB
  • Maximum input level XLR, Gain 0 dB: +8 dBu, PAD +19 dBu
  • Maximum input level XLR, Gain 65 dB: -57 dBu, PAD -46 dBu
  • AD, Line/Instrument In 3-4

As Microphone/Line 1-2, but:

  • Input: 6.3 mm TS jack, unbalanced
  • Input impedance: 470 kOhm
  • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): 114 dB RMS unweighted, 117 dBA
  • Frequency response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.1 dB: 5 Hz – 20.8 kHz
  • Frequency response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: < 3 Hz – 45.8 kHz
  • Frequency response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: < 2 Hz – 92 kHz
  • Maximum input level @+4 dBu, Gain 0 dB: +13 dBu
  • Maximum input level @-10 dBV, Gain 9 dB: -5 dBu

DA, Line Out 1-2

  • Dynamic range (DR): 115 dB RMS unweighted, 118 dBA
  • Frequency response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.5 dB: 0 Hz – 20.8 kHz
  • Frequency response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 0 Hz – 45 kHz
  • Frequency response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 0 Hz - 89 kHz
  • THD: - 106 dB, 0.0005 % THD+N: -102 dB, 0.0008 %
  • Channel separation: > 110 dB
  • Output: XLR balanced
  • Output impedance: 300 Ohm balanced, 150 Ohm unbalanced
  • Output level @ 0 dBFS: Balanced +19 dBu, unbalanced +13 dBu
  • DC @ 0 dBFS: 6.35mm 4.8 V, 3.5mm 2.4 V, XLR bal. 9.6 V


DA, Phones 3/4

AS DA Line Out, but:

  • Output: 6.3 mm TRS jack, unbalanced
  • Output impedance: 10 Ohm
  • Output level at 0 dBFS, 1 kOhm load: +13 dBu
  • Max power @ 0.1% THD: 50 mW
  • Output: 3.5 mm TRS jack, unbalanced
  • Output impedance: 2 Ohm
  • Output level at 0 dBFS, 1 kOhm load: +7 dBu
  • Max power @ 0.1% THD: 70 mW
  • MIDI
  • 1 x MIDI I/O via breakout cable with 2 x 5-pin DIN jacks
  • Galvanically isolated by optocoupled input
  • Hi-speed mode: Jitter and response time typically below 1 ms
  • Separate 128 byte FIFOs for input and output 25.3
  • Digital

Clocks: Internal, ADAT In, SPDIF In

  • Low Jitter Design: < 1 ns in PLL mode, all inputs
  • Internal clock: 800 ps Jitter, Random Spread Spectrum
  • Jitter suppression of external clocks: > 50 dB (2.4 kHz)
  • Effective clock jitter influence on AD and DA conversion: near zero
  • PLL ensures zero dropout, even at more than 100 ns jitter
  • Digital Bitclock PLL for trouble-free varispeed ADAT operation
  • Supported sample rates: 28 kHz up to 200 kHz
  • Digital Inputs

ADAT Optical

  • 1 x TOSLINK
  • Standard: 8 channels 24 bit, up to 48 kHz
  • Double Speed (S/MUX): 4 channels 24 bit 96 kHz
  • Quad Speed (S/MUX4) : 2 channels 24 bit 192 kHz
  • Bitclock PLL ensures perfect synchronisation even in varispeed operation
  • Lock Range: 31.5 kHz – 50 kHz
  • Jitter when synced to input signal: < 1 ns
  • Jitter suppression: > 50 dB (2.4 kHz)
  • SPDIF optical
  • 1 x optical, according to IEC 60958
  • Accepts Consumer and Professional format
  • Lock Range: 27 kHz – 200 kHz
  • Jitter when synced to input signal: < 1 ns
  • Jitter suppression: > 50 dB (2.4 kHz) 25.5
  • Digital Outputs

ADAT optical

  • 1 x TOSLINK
  • Standard: 8 channels 24 bit, up to 48 kHz
  • Double Speed (S/MUX): 4 channels 24 bit 96 kHz
  • Quad Speed (S/MUX4) : 2 channels 24 bit 192 kHz
  • SPDIF optical
  • 1 x optical, according to IEC 60958
  • Format Consumer (SPDIF) according to IEC 60958
  • Sample rate 28 kHz up to 200 kHz

General

  • Power supply: USB bus power or external power supply
  • Typical power consumption: 2.9 Watts
  • Max. power consumption: 4.6 Watts
  • Current at 5 V bus power operation: 600 mA (2.9 Watts)
  • Current at 12 V external power: 240 mA (2.9 Watts)
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 108 x 35 x 181 mm (4.25" x 1.4" x 7.1")
  • Weight: 680 g ( 1.5 lbs)
  • Temperature range: +5° up to +50° Celsius (41° F up to 122°F)
  • Relative humidity: < 75%, non condensing

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Drivers

Babyface Pro

Flash Update
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Mac OS Intel Flash Update Tool for Fireface UFX, 802, UCX, UC, Babyface/Pro

Update to version UFX: 359/163/344/28, 802: 14/9/7/9, UCX: 47/260/27/12, UC: 124/136, Babyface: 225, Babyface Pro: 101

Release date
2017-09-05
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Windows Flash Update Tool for Fireface UFX, 802, UCX, UC, Babyface

Update to firmware revision UFX: 357/163/344/28, 802: 13/9/7/9, UCX: 46/260/27/12, UC: 123/135, Babyface: 223, Babyface Pro: 101

Release date
2016-12-15
Mac OS X
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Mac OS X driver for Fireface UFX / UFX+ / UFX II, 802, UCX, UC, Babyface, Babyface Pro, MADIface XT / USB / Pro, Digiface USB

Version 2.21. Compatible to 10.6 and up, 32/64 bit

Release date
2017-07-03
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macOS Sierra driver for Fireface UFX / UFX+ / UFX II, 802, UCX, UC, Babyface, Babyface Pro, MADIface XT / USB / Pro, Digiface USB

Version 3.03. Compatible to 10.12 and up

Release date
2017-07-03
Windows 10
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Windows 7 to 10 PnP driver for Fireface UFX, 802, UCX, UC and Babyface/Pro

Version 1.099

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2017-07-13
Windows 7
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Windows 7 to 10 PnP driver for Fireface UFX, 802, UCX, UC and Babyface/Pro

Version 1.099

Release date
2017-07-13
Windows 8
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Windows 7 to 10 PnP driver for Fireface UFX, 802, UCX, UC and Babyface/Pro

Version 1.099

Release date
2017-07-13
Windows XP SP2
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Last Windows XP SP2 PnP driver for Fireface UFX, 802, UCX, UC and Babyface/Pro

Version 1.093

Release date
2016-07-22
Mac OS X
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DIGICheck 0.71 Mac

EBU R-128 Meter. Surround Audio Scope with ITU weighting. Stereo / Multichannel / Global Level Meter, Spectral Analyser, Vector Audio Scope, Correlation Meter, Bit Statistic & Noise. In this version a display of plaback data is not possible via Core Audio, only via hardware level. Supports all cards of the HDSPe, FireWire and USB series. (11/14/2016)

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2016-11-14
Windows 10
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DIGICheck 5.90

Differences to v 4.53: EBU R-128 Meter. Surround Audio Scope with ITU weighting. Simultaneous usage of multiple cards in all functions. Displays fully configurable (e.g. channel selection). Multichannel Level Meter freely configurable. MMCSS for Vista. Many improvements on surface and internal operation. Supports all current interfaces plus DIGI 9636/52. DIGI32 series and DIGI96 series are no longer supported. (11/14/2016)

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2016-11-14
Windows 7
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DIGICheck 5.90

Differences to v 4.53: EBU R-128 Meter. Surround Audio Scope with ITU weighting. Simultaneous usage of multiple cards in all functions. Displays fully configurable (e.g. channel selection). Multichannel Level Meter freely configurable. MMCSS for Vista. Many improvements on surface and internal operation. Supports all current interfaces plus DIGI 9636/52. DIGI32 series and DIGI96 series are no longer supported. (11/14/2016)

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2016-11-14
Windows 8
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DIGICheck 5.90

Differences to v 4.53: EBU R-128 Meter. Surround Audio Scope with ITU weighting. Simultaneous usage of multiple cards in all functions. Displays fully configurable (e.g. channel selection). Multichannel Level Meter freely configurable. MMCSS for Vista. Many improvements on surface and internal operation. Supports all current interfaces plus DIGI 9636/52. DIGI32 series and DIGI96 series are no longer supported. (11/14/2016)

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2016-11-14
Windows Vista
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DIGICheck 5.90

Differences to v 4.53: EBU R-128 Meter. Surround Audio Scope with ITU weighting. Simultaneous usage of multiple cards in all functions. Displays fully configurable (e.g. channel selection). Multichannel Level Meter freely configurable. MMCSS for Vista. Many improvements on surface and internal operation. Supports all current interfaces plus DIGI 9636/52. DIGI32 series and DIGI96 series are no longer supported. (11/14/2016)

Release date
2016-11-14
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DIGICheck 4.53 (Works with all RME cards, except HDSPe RayDAT and AIO)

Stereo Level Meter, Multichannel Level Meter, Global Level Meter, Spectral Analyser, Vector Audio Scope, Correlation Meter, Totalyser, Bit Statistic & Noise, Global Record. ASIO support, multi-client operation, display of +dBFS levels, display of playback data, K-system, free reference/scale, third colour. New: Hardware Level Meter. RMS Slow and RLB weighting filter. Optional Correlator. Level meters vertical/horizontal. Presets with hotkeys. Support for Fireface 400, newer Fireface 800 drivers, HDSP series WDM driver. Record functionality Global Record. Compatible to HDSPe PCI and HDSPe MADI/MADIface

Release date
2008-09-02
Windows XP SP2
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DIGICheck 5.90

Differences to v 4.53: EBU R-128 Meter. Surround Audio Scope with ITU weighting. Simultaneous usage of multiple cards in all functions. Displays fully configurable (e.g. channel selection). Multichannel Level Meter freely configurable. MMCSS for Vista. Many improvements on surface and internal operation. Supports all current interfaces plus DIGI 9636/52. DIGI32 series and DIGI96 series are no longer supported. (11/14/2016)

Release date
2016-11-14
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DIGICheck 4.53 (Works with all RME cards, except HDSPe RayDAT and AIO)

Stereo Level Meter, Multichannel Level Meter, Global Level Meter, Spectral Analyser, Vector Audio Scope, Correlation Meter, Totalyser, Bit Statistic & Noise, Global Record. ASIO support, multi-client operation, display of +dBFS levels, display of playback data, K-system, free reference/scale, third colour. New: Hardware Level Meter. RMS Slow and RLB weighting filter. Optional Correlator. Level meters vertical/horizontal. Presets with hotkeys. Support for Fireface 400, newer Fireface 800 drivers, HDSP series WDM driver. Record functionality Global Record. Compatible to HDSPe PCI and HDSPe MADI/MADIface

Release date
2008-09-02
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Manuals

Babyface Pro

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Babyface Pro

Latest manual for Babyface Pro
version 1.1 03/2016

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