• RME Audio Babyface Pro / 24-Channel - Multi-format mobile USB 2.0 High-Speed Audio Interface


Connectivity


12 Input and 12 Output channels

4 x Analog Inputs (Mic, Line, Instrument)

4 x Analog Outputs (2 x XLR, 2 x Phones)

1 x ADAT I/O or 1 x SPDIF I/O optical

1 x MIDI I/O

1 x USB 2.0 (USB 3 compatible)

Digital Gain control on all inputs

Separate outputs for high and low impedance headphones

TotalMix FX (with EQ, Reverb, Echo)


The exciting Babyface Pro once again demonstrates RME’s absolute commitment to superior craftsmanship, not only in audio circuits and driver development, but also in mechanics.


Created with the highest precision from a block of aluminum, this high-end yet portable interface incorporates newly designed analog and digital circuits. Its innovative energy saving technologies provide supreme fidelity with no compromises in level, noise or distortion.




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Progressive Interface


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For the main I/O RME have designed a completely new XLR socket, which integrates seamlessly into the housing and saves space.


The two headphone outputs, offering TRS and mini-jack sockets in parallel, have completely separate driver stages to perfectly match low and high impedance headphones, guaranteeing pristine sonic results no matter what type of headphone is used.


Two digitally controlled preamps provide individually switchable 48V phantom power. These brand new circuits feature a gain range of 76 dB, adjustable in steps of 1 dB, including a relay-driven PAD, resulting in exceptional EIN (Equivalent Input Noise) performance as well as line overload protection, and enough gain for even the lowest level microphones.


Babyface Pro’s incredibly efficient design almost never requires an external power supply – it’s perfectly stable on USB 3 bus power, and also most USB 2 ports, with no degradation in any technical specification. This makes it perfect for mobile recording, even with a pair of your favourite condenser microphones.


The comprehensive feature set continues with an optical TOSLINK I/O; use as either an ADAT port with SMUX support or SPDIF for sessions up to 192 kHz. In combination with an external ADAT converter, the Babyface Pro fully supports 12 analog inputs as well as 12 outputs, making it ideal for both live and studio multi-track applications. You can plug any instrument, line or high impedance, into Babyface Pro’s jack inputs 3 & 4. Record your guitar on the go, with no additional hardware required. MIDI I/O via an included breakout cable completes the package.




 


Profound Technology


Babyface Pro ships with RME’s TotalMix FX, available for Windows and Mac OS X. An iOS version is available as well. This amazingly versatile software allows you to use Babyface Pro in every situation. You can do something as simple as mixing together your guitar and vocal to headphones.


The FPGA-based DSP mixer adds a flexible, 3-band parametric equalizer to all inputs and outputs. Reverb and delay FX are also onboard.


Latest generation low latency AD/DA converters, combined with RME’s unique SteadyClock technology, result in exceptional specifications that will satisfy the most demanding of professionals.


Combining a huge feature set with sonic excellence and intuitive control, whether for the studio or on the move, the RME Babyface Pro is the most comprehensive and versatile compact audio interface ever built.


A field-programmable gate array (FPGA) is an integrated circuit designed to be configured by a customer or a designer after manufacturing. The Class Compliant mode is a standard that is natively supported by operating systems like Windows, Mac OS X, Linux distributions, and hardware like Apple’s iPad. No proprietary drivers are required, the device will be directly recognized. Due to the highly efficient jitter reduction, the converters operate as if they are working with internal clock all the time - guaranteeing a pristine sound experience! TotalMix FX is RME’s superior hardware mixer. It delivers fully flexible mixing/routing with many superior features for studio and live work, still maintaining exemplary overview and usability.

 


Professional Features


Straight to the core without interference: the reference design of the Babyface Pro leaves nothing to be desired.


RME devices are designed to conserve music as it is. Audio signals are passed in their entirety, nothing added, nothing taken. For the new Babyface, the audio circuits have been improved to meet even highest gain levels with best dynamic range.


The clever user interface is informative and clearly laid out. It makes access to every feature and configuration mode of the Babyface Pro intuitive and easy to use.


Even in stand-alone mode, routing and mixing of inputs to outputs directly on the device opens a whole world of possible applications.


 


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TotalMix FX


TotalMix FX

The next generation of TotalMix delivers hardware mixing/routing with lots of new features and a highly improved usability. For a seamless integration of the new features TotalMix has been rewritten from the ground up. The DSP mixer now not only matches features of high-end digital consoles but even adds effects like a 3-band parametric EQ plus Low Cut on all input and output channels. The Babyface also provides a separate FX send bus for all inputs and software playback channels, feeding two effect engines: Reverb and Echo. Every output channel includes a FX return control for the FX output signal.


Features/Differences to classic TotalMix:


New design and improved usability

Control Room Section: Dedicated section for the main output (e. g. studio monitors) and other monitoring outputs (e. g. phones). All existing stereo output channels can be freely assigned as source for the control room section channels.

Four definable groups for Solo, Mute and Faders

Switchable Mono and Stereo channel view

Channel Options: Stereo Width, MS Processing, Phase L/R

Trim mode: Adjusts the volume for all routed signals of a channel. This option allows to modify the volume of all sends of a channel simultaneously, equalling a hardware's trim functionality.

Unlimited Undo and Redo

FX Sends and Returns: One send bus for every input/playback channel with Reverb/Echo

Expandable channel view for channel settings and EQ setup

Slim channel mode for selected or all channels, to save space or give a meter bridge view

2-Row Mode: reduces the height of the mixer to two rows for smaller displays

The DSP-based hardware calculates RMS and Peak levels for all channels without causing any CPU load.


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Technical Specifications


Analog


AD, Microphone/Line 1-2


Input: XLR, electronically balanced

Input impedance balanced: 2 kOhm, 5.2 kOhm with PAD

Input impedance unbalanced: 1 kOhm, 2.6 kOhm with PAD

Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): 113 dB RMS unweighted, 116 dBA

Frequency response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.1 dB: 18 Hz – 20.8 kHz

Frequency response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 7 Hz – 45.8 kHz

Frequency response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 5 Hz – 92 kHz

With PAD active : -0.1 dB 8 Hz, -0.5 dB < 4 Hz, -1 dB < 3 Hz

THD: < -110 dB, < 0.00032 %

THD+N: < -104 dB, < 0.00063 %

THD @ 30 dB Gain: < -107 dB, < 0.0004 %

THD+N @ 30 dB Gain: < -100 dB, < 0.001 %

Channel separation: > 110 dB

Gain range: -11 dB up to +65 dB

Maximum input level XLR, Gain 0 dB: +8 dBu, PAD +19 dBu

Maximum input level XLR, Gain 65 dB: -57 dBu, PAD -46 dBu

AD, Line/Instrument In 3-4


As Microphone/Line 1-2, but:


Input: 6.3 mm TS jack, unbalanced

Input impedance: 470 kOhm

Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): 114 dB RMS unweighted, 117 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

Maximum input level @+4 dBu, Gain 0 dB: +13 dBu

Maximum input level @-10 dBV, Gain 9 dB: -5 dBu

DA, Line Out 1-2


Dynamic range (DR): 115 dB RMS unweighted, 118 dBA

Frequency response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.5 dB: 0 Hz – 20.8 kHz

Frequency response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 0 Hz – 45 kHz

Frequency response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 0 Hz - 89 kHz

THD: - 106 dB, 0.0005 % • THD+N: -102 dB, 0.0008 %

Channel separation: > 110 dB

Output: XLR balanced

Output impedance: 300 Ohm balanced, 150 Ohm unbalanced

Output level @ 0 dBFS: Balanced +19 dBu, unbalanced +13 dBu

DC @ 0 dBFS: 6.35mm 4.8 V, 3.5mm 2.4 V, XLR bal. 9.6 V

DA, Phones 3/4


AS DA Line Out, but:


Output: 6.3 mm TRS jack, unbalanced

Output impedance: 10 Ohm

Output level at 0 dBFS, 1 kOhm load: +13 dBu

Max power @ 0.1% THD: 50 mW

Output: 3.5 mm TRS jack, unbalanced

Output impedance: 2 Ohm

Output level at 0 dBFS, 1 kOhm load: +7 dBu

Max power @ 0.1% THD: 70 mW

MIDI


1 x MIDI I/O via breakout cable with 2 x 5-pin DIN jacks

Galvanically isolated by optocoupled input

Hi-speed mode: Jitter and response time typically below 1 ms

Separate 128 byte FIFOs for input and output 25.3

Digital


Clocks: Internal, ADAT In, SPDIF In

Low Jitter Design: < 1 ns in PLL mode, all inputs

Internal clock: 800 ps Jitter, Random Spread Spectrum

Jitter suppression of external clocks: > 50 dB (2.4 kHz)

Effective clock jitter influence on AD and DA conversion: near zero

PLL ensures zero dropout, even at more than 100 ns jitter

Digital Bitclock PLL for trouble-free varispeed ADAT operation

Supported sample rates: 28 kHz up to 200 kHz

Digital Inputs


ADAT Optical


1 x TOSLINK

Standard: 8 channels 24 bit, up to 48 kHz

Double Speed (S/MUX): 4 channels 24 bit 96 kHz

Quad Speed (S/MUX4) : 2 channels 24 bit 192 kHz

Bitclock PLL ensures perfect synchronisation even in varispeed operation

Lock Range: 31.5 kHz – 50 kHz

Jitter when synced to input signal: < 1 ns

Jitter suppression: > 50 dB (2.4 kHz)

SPDIF optical


1 x optical, according to IEC 60958

Accepts Consumer and Professional format

Lock Range: 27 kHz – 200 kHz

Jitter when synced to input signal: < 1 ns

Jitter suppression: > 50 dB (2.4 kHz) 25.5

Digital Outputs


ADAT optical


1 x TOSLINK

Standard: 8 channels 24 bit, up to 48 kHz

Double Speed (S/MUX): 4 channels 24 bit 96 kHz

Quad Speed (S/MUX4) : 2 channels 24 bit 192 kHz

SPDIF optical


1 x optical, according to IEC 60958

Format Consumer (SPDIF) according to IEC 60958

Sample rate 28 kHz up to 200 kHz

 


General


Power supply: USB bus power or external power supply

Typical power consumption: 2.9 Watts

Max. power consumption: 4.6 Watts

Current at 5 V bus power operation: 600 mA (2.9 Watts)

Current at 12 V external power: 240 mA (2.9 Watts)

Dimensions (WxHxD): 108 x 35 x 181 mm (4.25" x 1.4" x 7.1")

Weight: 680 g ( 1.5 lbs)

Temperature range: +5° up to +50° Celsius (41° F up to 122°F)

Relative humidity: < 75%, non condensing

 


Driver support


- Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP SP2 (32 & 64 bit)


- Apple Mac OS X 10.5 or up (Core Audio)



System Requirements


Computer with at least Pentium Core 2 Duo CPU.

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RME Audio Babyface Pro / 24-Channel - Multi-format mobile USB 2.0 High-Speed Audio Interface

  • Brand: RME Audio
  • Product Code: New RME Audio Babyface Pro
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