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RME Fireface UCX II USB Audio Interface

The Fireface UCX II is the successor of the iconic Fireface UCX, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the RME marque.

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June 4, 2021

RME has launched the Fireface UCX II, the successor of the iconic Fireface UCX. Featuring 40 I/O channels and a variety of possible applications, the Fireface UCX II makes a big impact in its diminutive half-rack size.

For 25 years, RME has been committed to flexibility: the more flexible its products and designs, the easier they can be adapted to new requirements. For company founder Matthias Carstens this lies at the heart of RME’s success: “The Fireface UCX II represents a step forward, a perfect summary of 25 years of design.”

Boasting up to 20 recording and 20 playback channels, SteadyClock FS, high-performance microphone inputs, built-in parametric EQ, USB direct recording plus full stand-alone functionality, the brand-new Fireface UCX II encapsulates all RME are known for. At present, no existing audio interface offers more connectivity and functionality in a half-rack package.

The Fireface UCX II houses two mic/line preamps in XLR combo configuration on the front panel, along with two digitally controlled line/instrument inputs, followed by a headphone jack, various control buttons, a display, and the main volume knob. At the rear is a set of ten analogue balanced line inputs and outputs, MIDI I/O, ADAT I/O, AES/EBU and SPDIF I/O, USB 2.0 as well as a switchable word clock I/O.

DURec Direct USB Recording

Thanks to the digital DURec (Direct USB Recording) functionality, any input or output of the Fireface UCX II can be recorded directly to a USB storage device. Therefore DURec uses the integrated DSP which provides stand-alone operation without the need for a computer. The fields of potential applications include stand-alone field recordings, live and rehearsal recordings, or playback of live recordings for virtual soundchecks.

Femtoseconds for Clocking

With the SteadyClock FS, the Fireface UCX II features the latest clock and jitter rejection technology from RME. Based on a femtosecond clock, SteadyClock FS reduces the intrinsic jitter when converting from and to analogue over all digital formats to a new all-time low.

TotalMix FX & DigiCheck

The Fireface UCX II comes with the TotalMix FX DSP mixer offering comprehensive routing and monitoring options, as well as the DIGICheck analyser allowing it to measure and analyse the digital data feed in both directions with maximum precision.

CONTACT

RME: rme-usa.com
Australian Distributor: innovativemusic.com.au
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