MADIface USB

128-Channel mobile MADI USB 2.0 Audio Interface

MADIface USB

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MADIface USB

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 easily integrated into a broad range of applications.

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Connectivity and Features

Connectivity and Features

1 x MADI optical I/O

1 x MADI I/O coaxial

1 x Word Clock I/O

1 x MIDI I/O

1 x ARC USB

TotalMix FX

RME USB 2.0

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.

TotalMix FX

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.

DIGICheck - Test, Measurement and Analysis Tool for Mac & Windows

The Interface comes with RME's unique software tool box for metering, testing, measuring and analyzing digital audio streams. On Mac OS X provides unique functions and features of the spectral analysis of the data calculated in hardware level right through to sophisticated multi-channel level meter. On Windows, an additional multi-track recorder and the display of playback data from an audio software are also available.

 

TotalMix FX - Mixing/Routing with superior features for Studio and Live Work

Since 2001 TotalMix added unlimited routing and mixing to RME‘s 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.

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RME USB - Transport audio with lowest latency and industry leading stability

Use your RME audio interface on Mac and PC with reliable, stable, and regularly updated drivers for our products. RME Audio develops its own interface core, it’s not dependent on 3rd parties for upgrades, modifications or bug fixes, so customers can use latest operating systems without interruption or delay."

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DigiCheck - The Secret Weapon of High Resolution Audio Measurements

RME Audio interfaces not only provide you with a professional digital audio interface, but also with a free available software tool: DigiCheck, for metering, testing, measuring and analyzing digital audio streams.

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  • No external power supply required
  • Stand-alone mode operation
  • Seamless Redundancy Operation

Accessories

  • 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

Specs

MADIface USB

  • 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

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Drivers

MADIface USB

Mac OS X
Driver
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Driver
DigiCheck NG macOS Preview

Universal binary, runs natively on Intel and M1 machines. DigiCheck NG V 0.86 Beta 1 requires macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) or up. 

Release date
2021-06-10
Driver
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
Driver
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DIGICheck 5.941 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
2021-06-09
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dc_5941_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
Driver
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Driver
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 1.22 - App to remote control TotalMix FX via ethernet and WiFi from other devices with Mac OS 10.12 or up. Universal Binary, supports Intel and M1.  Please note: can not be run on the same computer where the host TotalMix FX is used. This download is not TotalMix FX, which is part of the driver installation.

Release date
2021-06-04
Windows
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TotalMix Remote Windows

TotalMix Remote V 1.22 - Program to remote control TotalMix FX via ethernet and WiFi from other devices with Windows OS (PC, Tablet). Please note: can not be run on the same computer where the host TotalMix FX is used. This download is not TotalMix FX, which is part of the driver installation.

Release date
2021-06-09
Flash Update
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Mac OS Flash Update Tool for MADIface XT/USB/Pro, OctaMic XTC, ADI-2 Pro Series & DAC, Digiface USB/Dante, UFX II

Update to version MADIface XT: 191/56/42, USB: 25, Pro 73. OctaMic XTC: 47/26. ADI-2 Pro: 250/102, ADI-2 DAC: 35/35, Digiface USB: 17, Dante: 38, UFX II: 22/14/8.

Release date
2021-04-21
Driver
Windows Flash Update Tool for MADIface XT/USB/Pro, OctaMic XTC, ADI-2 Pro Series & DAC, Digiface USB, UFX II.

Update to firmware revision MADIface XT: 191/56/42, USB: 25, Pro: 73. OctaMic XTC: 47/26. ADI-2 Pro: 250/102, ADI-2 DAC: 35/35, Digiface USB: 17, UFX II 22/14/8.

Release date
2021-04-15
Mac OS X
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macOS 10.12 up to 10.15 driver for Fireface UFX / UFX+ / UFX II, 802, UCX, UCX II, UC, Babyface, Babyface Pro, MADIface XT/USB/Pro

version 3.21. Compatible to 10.12 up to 10.15.

Release date
2021-04-24
Driver
macOS 11 USB Series Driver

USB 2/3 driver for macOS 11 and up. Version 3.25. Supports Intel and M1.

Release date
2021-04-24
Driver
Mac OS Flash Update Tool for MADIface XT/USB/Pro, OctaMic XTC, ADI-2 Pro Series & DAC, Digiface USB/Dante, UFX II

Update to version MADIface XT: 191/56/42, USB: 25, Pro 73. OctaMic XTC: 47/26. ADI-2 Pro: 250/102, ADI-2 DAC: 35/35, Digiface USB: 17, Dante: 38, UFX II: 22/14/8.

Release date
2021-04-21
Driver
Mac OS X driver for Fireface UFX / UFX+ / UFX II, 802, UCX, UCX II, UC, Babyface, Babyface/Pro, MADIface XT / USB / Pro, Digiface USB

Version 2.22. Compatible to 10.6 and up. Legacy build, newer drivers are version 3.x.

Release date
2018-05-03
Windows
Driver
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Windows Flash Update Tool for MADIface XT/USB/Pro, OctaMic XTC, ADI-2 Pro Series & DAC, Digiface USB, UFX II.

Update to firmware revision MADIface XT: 191/56/42, USB: 25, Pro: 73. OctaMic XTC: 47/26. ADI-2 Pro: 250/102, ADI-2 DAC: 35/35, Digiface USB: 17, UFX II 22/14/8.

Release date
2021-04-15
Driver
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 0.9735

Release date
2021-04-14
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Manuals

MADIface USB

Product
Description
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MADIface USB

MADIface USB manual
version 1.6, 03/2016

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