Fireface UFX+

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

Fireface UFX+

Products

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, Thunderbolt TM technology, and a new optional remote control firmly places the RME Fireface UFX+ as the new reference in multitrack recording, mixing and monitoring.

COMPOSER / PRODUCER Dwayne (ill Wayno) Shippy

Artists

COMPOSER / PRODUCER Dwayne (ill Wayno) Shippy

Grammy Award-winning producer, Dwayne (iLL Wayno) Shippy, is a hip-hop/Dancehall producer that uses the Babyface Pro as his "go-to" box.

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Dig Infinity

Artists

Dig Infinity

What happens when three incredible musicians who toured & recorded with some of the world’s most iconic bands use RME Audio? Sheer Magic.

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Connectivity and Features

Connectivity and Features

12 x Analog I/O

4 x XLR/TRS Mic/Inst/Line

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 RME USB 3.0

TotalMix FX

ARC USB

DURec

Class Compliant Mode

DC-coupled Outputs (Phones)

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

Flexible Routing & Mixing with 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 DSP Effects

TotalMix FX includes a complete effects system: EQ, Reverb, Dynamics & Delay

 

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™.

ARC USB

 

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 II. 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+.

 

Direct to Disc USB recording

All 188 input and output channels can be individually chosen for recording and playback

 

DURec (Direct USB Recording)

DURec is an integrated digital recorder for all inputs and outputs directly to USB memory devices via the front USB port. The Fireface UFX+ and Fireface UFX II records on USB thumb drives or hard drives with up to 2 TB capacity. The recording functionality is provided by the internal DSP, and is therefore independent from a connected Windows or Mac computer. The Direct USB Recording converts the Fireface UFX Series both into a stand-alone field recorder and a powerful multichannel live player for previous recordings, e. g. for virtual sound checks. Live concerts, band rehearsals or spontaneous jam sessions can be directly recorded and played back from the medium - even completely stand-alone without computer or software.

 

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+

Flash Update
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Mac OS X Intel Flash Update Tool (USB+Thunderbolt)

Update to firmware version USB 51, TB 105, DSP 44.

Release date
2020-05-08
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Windows Fireface UFX+ Thunderbolt Flash Update Tool

Updates Fireface UFX+ firmware to USB 51, TB 105, DSP 44. Thunderbolt Flash Update Tool for Windows 7/8/10.

Release date
2020-05-08
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fut_tb_win.zip
Mac OS X
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macOS 11 Thunderbolt driver for Fireface UFX+

Version 1.21, for macOS 11 only. Supports Intel and M1.

Release date
2020-11-27
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Mac OS X Intel Flash Update Tool (USB+Thunderbolt)

Update to firmware version USB 51, TB 105, DSP 44.

Release date
2020-05-08
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Mac OS X Thunderbolt driver for Fireface UFX +

Driver for 10.9 or up. See readme.txt! Does not support other audio interfaces! Version 1.12

Release date
2019-11-09
Windows
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Windows Fireface UFX+ Thunderbolt Flash Update Tool

Updates Fireface UFX+ firmware to USB 51, TB 105, DSP 44. Thunderbolt Flash Update Tool for Windows 7/8/10.

Release date
2020-05-08
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fut_tb_win.zip
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WDM streaming driver Fireface UFX+ (Thunderbolt)

Version 1.16. WDM, WDM-KS, ASIO. The driver does not support other audio interfaces! Thunderbolt (PCIe) driver for Windows 7/8/10, 32 and 64 Bit

Release date
2019-06-27
Flash Update
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Windows Flash Update Tool for Fireface UFX+, Digiface AVB, Digiface Dante

Update to firmware revision UFX+: TB 105, DSP 44, USB 51. Digiface AVB: 219. Digiface Dante: 37.

Release date
2020-09-17
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Mac OS X Intel Flash Update Tool for Fireface UFX+ (USB+Thunderbolt)

Update to firmware version USB 52, TB 105, DSP 44.

Release date
2020-06-09
Mac OS X
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macOS Sierra and up driver for Fireface UFX / UFX+ / UFX II, 802, UCX, UC, Babyface, Babyface Pro, MADIface XT/USB/Pro

version 3.24. Compatible to 10.12 and up. Supports macOS 11 Intel and M1.

Release date
2020-11-27
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Mac OS X Intel Flash Update Tool for Fireface UFX+ (USB+Thunderbolt)

Update to firmware version USB 52, TB 105, DSP 44.

Release date
2020-06-09
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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 2.22. Compatible to 10.6 and up, 32/64 bit.

Release date
2018-05-03
Windows
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Windows 7 to 10 PnP driver for MADIface XT / USB / Pro, Fireface UFX+ / UFX II, OctaMic XTC, ADI-2 Pro/AE/FS/DAC, Digiface USB / Dante

Version 0.9734

Release date
2020-11-24
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Windows Flash Update Tool for Fireface UFX+, Digiface AVB, Digiface Dante

Update to firmware revision UFX+: TB 105, DSP 44, USB 51. Digiface AVB: 219. Digiface Dante: 37.

Release date
2020-09-17
Mac OS X
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DIGICheck 0.73 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. (09/14/2018).

Release date
2017-09-14
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dc_073_mac.zip
Windows
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DIGICheck 5.93 Win

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. (10/05/2020).

Release date
2020-10-08
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dc_593_win.zip
Windows Vista
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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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dc_453.zip
Windows XP SP2
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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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dc_453.zip
Mac OS X
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TotalMix Remote Mac

TotalMix Remote V 1.12 - Program to remote control TotalMix FX via ethernet and WiFi from other devices with Mac OS X. Please note, TotalMix FX is included as part of the driver. After you’ve downloaded, installed the latest driver and connected your interface, the mixer window will open automatically.

Release date
2019-08-21
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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

Release date
2011-01-01
Windows
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TotalMix Remote Windows

TotalMix Remote V 1.12 - Program to remote control TotalMix FX via ethernet and WiFi from other devices with Windows OS (PC, Tablet). Please note, TotalMix FX is included as part of the driver. After you’ve downloaded, installed the latest driver and connected your interface, the mixer window will open automatically.

Release date
2019-08-21
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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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Description
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Fireface UFX+

Manual for Fireface UFX+, version 1.6, 11/2020

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