128-Channel mobile MADI USB 2.0 Audio Interface
A perfect companion
Mixer, router, format converter, stream splitter, signal repeater - the MADIface USB is a perfect addition to any MADI system. You can use it to create redundancy, for automatic failover, and even for creating mixes with extremely low latency between the optical, coaxial and USB 2.0 audio inputs altogether! The MADIface USB can be be easily integrated into a broad range of applications.
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Connectivity and Features
MADI portability at its best!
The compact MADIface USB provides MADI I/O over USB 2.0 while supporting the format's full 64 channels for recording and playback, under Mac and Windows. Both inputs can be used for full redundancy operation. Optionally both MADI I/Os can be operated simultaneously for full 128 channel input and output access, mixed and routed by TotalMix. Even without computer the small box delivers extraordinary bi-directional format converter and active repeater functionality.
Its sturdy and bus-powered design makes it as easy to use as reliable in operation. MADIface USB is both MADI portability at its best as also a perfect desktop solution to connect MADI equipment to any Mac and PC. A real gem in flexibility, usefullness and trouble-free operation - as you expect it from RME.
Features and Operation Modes
MADIface USB offers several operation modes when used with a Mac or Windows computer: 64 Channel Mix, Redundancy mode, 128 Channel Mix and a straight routing mode.
The option Disable TotalMix completely disables TotalMix, the unit's flexible internal mixer and routing matrix. All input and output data is going straight to record/coming from playback, with no mixing or routing involved. In this mode the outputs are mirrored, carrying the same signal.
In 64 Channel Mix mode TotalMix shows 64 input, playback and output channels. All settings in TotalMix use the data from one MADI input port, and send identical data to both MADI output ports. The currently active MADI input port can be configured in the Settings dialog.
The option AutoSelect activates an automatic input selection. Using both inputs at the same time, AutoSelect puts the device into Seamless Redundancy mode. The MADIface USB will switch to the other input in real-time if the current one fails.
In 128 Channel Mix mode record and playback is still limited to 64 channels, with the current input selected in the Settings dialog. But the other input is also available through TotalMix, and the output signal is not mirrored, but separated, with TotalMix having 128 output channels. Applications like independent mix output, monitoring and serial pass-through of the second source are just a few clicks away.
SteadyClock as well as RME's well known MADI compatibility ensure hassle-free operation with other devices. MIDI over MADI technology may be used to remote-control other MADI devices. DIGICheck, an included complete audio analyzing suite, supports the user under Mac OS X and Windows.
- No external power supply required
- Stand-alone mode operation
- Seamless Redundancy Operation
- MADI1S: MADI Optical Network Cable, 1 m
- MADI3D: MADI Optical Network Cable, 3 m
- MADI6D: MADI Optical Network Cable, 6 m
- MADI10D: MADI Optical Network Cable, 10 m
- MADI20D: MADI Optical Network Cable, 20 m
- Inputs/Outputs:2 x MADI I/O, optical and coaxial (BNC)
- MIDI input and output: via virtual MIDI port
- Clock modes: master (internal) and slave (MADI input)
- Sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz, variable (Sync/DDS)
- Jitter: < 1 ns, internal and all inputs
- Jitter sensitivity: PLL operates even at 100 ns Jitter
- Seamless Redundancy operation with both inputs
- TotalMix: 2048 channel mixer with 48-bit internal resolution
- TotalMix: latency-free submixes and perfect ASIO Direct Monitoring
- Interface: USB 2.0, bus-powered
- Comes with DIGICheck, RME's ultimate measurement, analysis and test tool
Update to firmware revision XT: 183/56/42, USB: 22, Pro: 69. XTC: 47/26. ADI-2 Pro: 150/85, Digiface USB: 12, UFX II 15/10/6.
Update to version XT: 187/56/42, USB: 22, Pro 68. XTC: 47/26. ADI-2 Pro: 149/83, Digiface USB: 12, UFX II: 16/10/6.
Version 2.21. Compatible to 10.6 and up, 32/64 bit
Version 3.03. Compatible to 10.12 and up
HDSPe PCI and HDSPe ExpressCard card to 20, RayDAT to 14, AES to 11, MADIface to 23, AIO to 14
Updates HDSPe MADI to firmware version 30, HDSPe PCI and HDSPe ExpressCard to 20, RayDAT to 13, AES to 9, MADIface to 23, AIOto 13
Mac OS X Intel Flash Update Tool for HDSPe System. Updates HDSPe MADI to firmware version 29, HDSPe PCI and HDSPe ExpressCard to 18, RayDAT to 11, AES to 7, MADIface to 11, AIO to 10.
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)
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