Fireface UFX+

188-Channel, 24-Bit/192kHz high-end USB & Thunderbolt Audio Interface

Fireface UFX+

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RME Audio Fireface UFX+

188-Channel, 24-Bit/192kHz USB/Thunderbolt Audio Interface

20th Anniversary Flagship Interface

The Fireface UFX+ becomes the center of any multitrack studio because it is able to handle up to 94 channels I/O with ease. With unprecedented flexibility, compatibility, the inclusion of DURec (Direct USB Recording) and RME’s famous low latency hardware and driver designs, the Fireface 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 Fireface UFX), a more powerful DSP, USB 3.0, Thunder- boltTM technology, and a new optional remote control firmly places the RME Fireface UFX+ as the new reference in multitrack recording, mixing and monitoring.

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Connectivity and Features

Connectivity and Features

12 x Analog I/O

4 x Mic/Instrument

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 USB 3.0

TotalMix FX

ARC USB

DURec

Class Compliant Mode

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 are standard on the Fireface UFX+. The UFX+ has an impressive channel count: 12 analog + 16 ADAT + 2 AES + 64 MADI = 94 channels input plus output = 188 channels in total. Thunderbolt technology gives the Fireface UFX+ real PCI Express audio performance under Mac and Windows, with lowest latency, lowest system overhead and lowest CPU load. The Fireface UFX+ is fully Thunderbolt technology compatible under Windows, including hot-plugging.

All new AD/DA converters, optimized analog I/O circuits, as well as improved SNR and THD values guarantee pristine, crystal clear and transparent audio. A new PAD-free mic circuit design with +18 dBu maximum input level and 75 dB gain range serves even the most critical recording situation and source trouble-free.

New low impedance Hi-Power phones outputs (2 Ohms) with +19 dBu maximum output level provide ample output power as well as volume on any phones, high or low impedance.

future proof connectivity

Comprehensive MADI Connectivity

The Fireface UFX+ opens the doors to a host of RME and 3rd party digital and analog I/O solutions. Expanding your analog channel count, the ability to route/mix within the digital domain through numerous sources presents many flexible options. Multiple external MADI devices can also be connected in series.

To further enhance MADI flexibility, the Fireface UFX+ boasts some typical RME-style features. For example in USB 2 mode, which is limited to 30 channels I/O (12 analog plus 16 ADAT plus AES), the MADI I/O is still 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 even supports the use of both MADI I/Os simultaneously, with 32 channel each on optical and coaxial.

TotalMix-FX

TotalMix FX

Since 2001, TotalMix has added unlimited routing and mixing to RME audio interfaces. Its unique capability to create as many independent submixes as output channels available, turned it into the most flexible and powerful mixer of its kind.

With supported hardware, TotalMix FX includes a complete effects system, which not only adds flexibility to the recording chain, but also 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 for musicians.

TotalMix FX for iPad™ App

TotalMix FX for iPad™ adds full control over hardware mixer and DSP effects for Fireface UFX+, UFX, UCX, 802, Babyface, Babyface Pro and MADIface Pro when in Class Compliant Mode, and lets you create, store and load complete mixes directly from the iPad™.

Special features

ARC USB Remote Control - Plug’n Play Plus

The ARC USB connects to your computer via USB, and talks to TotalMix FX directly. It has 15 freely assignable and illuminated buttons, one encoder wheel, and a TS jack to connect a foot switch.

The ARC USB is a USB 1.1 MIDI remote control for the Fireface UFX+. Thanks to operating as a UAC 1 class device, it is natively compatible to Windows and Mac OS X. As soon as it is present in the operating system, TotaIMix FX will automatically detect the ARC USB, and communicate with it via simple MIDI remote commands to control the UFX+.

ARC USB

Improved DURec (Direct USB Recording)

DURec, which is available on the front of the Fireface UFX+, now offers second generation hardware with improved USB functionality and compatibility, providing greater reliability even with slower or multi-partitioned USB thumb drives.

Direct Disc recording Fireface

The maximum number of recordable channels has been raised to 76, meaning all 12 analog inputs plus 64 MADI channels can be recorded simultaneously. An internal Realtime Clock (RTC) delivers time-stamped files, and playback now includes several advanced player functions previously unavailable.

 

Tech specs

RME Audio Fireface UFX+

Analog

AD, Line In 1-8, rear 

  • Resolution AD: 24 bit
  • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): 113 dB RMS unweighted, 116 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
  • THD: < -110 dB, < 0.00032 %
  • THD+N: < -104 dB, < 0.00063 %
  • Channel separation: > 110 dB
  • Maximum input level: +19 dBu
  • Input: 6.3 mm TRS jack, electronically balanced
  • Input impedance: 8 kOhm unbalanced, 12 kOhm balanced
  • Input sensitivity switchable to Lo Gain, +4 dBu
  • Input level for 0 dBFS @ Lo Gain: +19 dBu
  • Input level for 0 dBFS @ +4 dBu: +13 dBu
  • Variable gain: 0 to +12 dB
  • Minimum level for 0 dBFS: +1 dBu, -1.2 dBV

Microphone In 9-12, front 
As AD, but: 

  • Input: XLR, electronically balanced
  • Input impedance: 3.4 kOhm
  • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): 115 dB RMS unweighted, 118 dBA
  • Gain range: 75 dB
  • Maximum input level, Gain 0 dB: +18 dBu
  • Maximum input level, Gain 75 dB: -57 dBu
  • CLIP LED: 0 dBFS • SIG LED: -60 dBFS

Instrument In 9-12, front 
As AD, but: 

  • Input: 6.3 mm TS jack, unbalanced
  • Input impedance: 1 MOhm
  • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): 114 dB RMS unweighted, 118 dBA
  • Gain range: 42 dB
  • Maximum input level, Gain 8 dB: +21 dBu
  • Maximum input level, Gain 50 dB: -21 dBu

DA, Line Out 3-8, rear

  • Resolution: 24 bit
  • Dynamic range (DR): 115 dB RMS unweighted, 118 dBA
  • Frequency response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.5 dB: 5 Hz – 20.8 kHz
  • Frequency response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 5 Hz – 45 kHz
  • Frequency response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 5 Hz - 89 kHz
  • THD: < -110 dB, < 0.00032 %
  • THD+N: < -104 dB, < 0.00063 %
  • Channel separation: > 110 dB
  • Maximum output level: +19 dBu
  • Output: 6.3 mm TRS jack, servo-balanced
  • Output impedance: 75 Ohm unbalanced, 150 Ohm balanced
  • Output level switchable Hi Gain, +4 dBu, -10 dBV
  • Output level at 0 dBFS @ Hi Gain: +19 dBu
  • Output level at 0 dBFS @ +4 dBu: +13 dBu
  • Output level at 0 dBFS @ -10 dBV: +2 dBV

DA - Stereo Monitor Output XLR (1-2) 
As DA, but:

  • Output: XLR, balanced
  • Output level switchable 24 dBu, Hi Gain, +4 dBu, -10 dBV
  • Output level at 0 dBFS @ 24 dBu: +24 dBu
  • Output level at 0 dBFS @ Hi Gain: +19 dBu
  • Output level at 0 dBFS @ +4 dBu: +13 dBu
  • Output level at 0 dBFS @ -10 dBV: +2 dBV

DA - Stereo Monitor Output Phones (9-12)
As DA, but:

  • Output: 2 x 6.3 mm TRS stereo jack, unbalanced
  • Maximum output level at 0 dBFS, High: +19 dBu
  • Maximum output level at 0 dBFS, Low: +2 dBV
  • Output impedance: 2 Ohm
  • Max power per channel @ 32 Ohm load, 0.1% THD: 210 mW (2.6 Vrms, +10.5 dBu)
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Drivers

RME Audio Fireface UFX+

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Windows Flash Update Tool for Fireface UFX+

Update to firmware revision TB 99, DSP 39, USB 44

Release date
2017-07-20
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

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2017-07-03
Windows 10
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Windows 7 to 10 PnP driver for MADIface XT / USB / Pro, Fireface UFX+ / UFX II, OctaMic XTC, ADI-2 Pro, Digiface USB

Version 0.9612

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2017-08-25
Windows 7
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Windows 7 to 10 PnP driver for MADIface XT / USB / Pro, Fireface UFX+ / UFX II, OctaMic XTC, ADI-2 Pro, Digiface USB

Version 0.9612

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2017-08-25
Windows 8
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Windows 7 to 10 PnP driver for MADIface XT / USB / Pro, Fireface UFX+ / UFX II, OctaMic XTC, ADI-2 Pro, Digiface USB

Version 0.9612

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2017-08-25
Mac OS X
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Mac OS X Intel Flash Update Tool (USB+Thunderbolt)

Updates Fireface UFX+ to firmware USB 44, TB 99, DSP 39

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2017-07-17
Windows 10
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Thunderbolt Flash Update Tool

Updates Fireface UFX+ firmware to USB 44, TB 99, DSP 39

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2017-07-17
Windows 8
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Thunderbolt Flash Update Tool

Updates Fireface UFX+ firmware to USB 44, TB 99, DSP 39

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2017-07-17
Windows XP SP2
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Thunderbolt Flash Update Tool

Updates Fireface UFX+ firmware to USB 44, TB 99, DSP 39

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2017-07-17
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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

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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

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2008-09-02
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WAV File Batch Processor V 1.2 Mac OS X

Multichannel WAV File Batch Processor - Converter for single and consecutive multichannel WAV files as recorded by the Fireface UFX II/UFX+ Direct USB Recording function

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2011-01-01
Windows 10
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WAV File Batch Processor V 1.2 Windows

Multichannel WAV File Batch Processor - Converter for single and consecutive multichannel WAV files as recorded by the Fireface UFX II/UFX+ Direct USB Recording function

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2011-01-01
Windows 7
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WAV File Batch Processor V 1.2 Windows

Multichannel WAV File Batch Processor - Converter for single and consecutive multichannel WAV files as recorded by the Fireface UFX II/UFX+ Direct USB Recording function

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2011-01-01
Windows 8
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WAV File Batch Processor V 1.2 Windows

Multichannel WAV File Batch Processor - Converter for single and consecutive multichannel WAV files as recorded by the Fireface UFX II/UFX+ Direct USB Recording function

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2011-01-01
Windows Vista
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WAV File Batch Processor V 1.2 Windows

Multichannel WAV File Batch Processor - Converter for single and consecutive multichannel WAV files as recorded by the Fireface UFX II/UFX+ Direct USB Recording function

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2011-01-01
Windows XP SP2
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WAV File Batch Processor V 1.2 Windows

Multichannel WAV File Batch Processor - Converter for single and consecutive multichannel WAV files as recorded by the Fireface UFX II/UFX+ Direct USB Recording function

Release date
2011-01-01
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Manuals

RME Audio Fireface UFX+

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Fireface UFX+

Manual for Fireface UFX+
version 1.2, 06/2017

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