RME BABYFACE GROWS UP
The original release of the RME Babyface, with its small form factor packed with I/O, redefined what many expected from a desktop interface. At MusikMesse 2015, RME unveiled its new Babyface Pro. The dramatically face lifted USB 2.0 interface has many of the features we’d expect: a large, multi-function dial, input and output meters display, two instrument/mic inputs directly accessible on the unit, a pair of XLR monitor outputs and 3.5mm/6.5mm headphone outputs. The two digitally-controlled preamps have a gain range of 71dB, adjustable in 3dB steps. Digital I/O comes in the form of an optical TOSLink port, which you can use either with ADAT or S/PDIF devices. MIDI connectivity is available via an included breakout cable. TotalMix FX software comes as standard, allowing extensive mixing/routing capabilities when tracking or monitoring. But even when it’s not hooked up to a computer, the Babyface Pro allows routing and mixing of input to outputs directly on the device in stand-alone mode.