RME MultifaceThe Multiface is not only multi because of the many different interface formats supported, but also multi-channel! Based on the technology of the Project Hammerfall the Multiface includes ADAT optical I/O, ADAT-Sync In, SPDIF I/O, MIDI I/O, word clock I/O and a separate analog line output. On top we provide 8 analog inputs and outputs, balanced and 96 kHz/24 bit, of course. All this can be used on laptops as well as on desktop computers with 'zero cpu load' and low latency!
8 x analog line I/O, 96 kHz/24 bit, SNR 105 dBA, 1/4 in. TRS jacks
1 x ADAT digital I/O, based on RME's reliable Bitclock PLL
1 x SPDIF digital I/O, based on RME's reliable DIGI96 technology
1 x ADAT Sync In (9-pin D-type) for sample accurate transfers
1 x Word clock I/O (BNC)
1 x analog line/headphone output, separate output for independent submix
1 x MIDI I/O, 16 channels high-speed MIDI
HDSP Meter Bridge: freely scalable level meters, peak- and RMS calculation directly in hardware
TotalMix: 720 channel mixer with 40 bit internal resolution
S/MUX poured in hardware: 4 channels 96 kHz/24 bit for record and playback on ADAT optical
...and numerous other features found already in the Hammerfall series. And all this for an unbeatable price!
The Hammerfall(R) DSP System comes with drivers for Windows 98/ME (MME with multi-client operation, ASIO 2.0, GSIF), Windows 2000/XP (full multi-client operation of MME, GSIF and ASIO 2.0) and MacOS (ASIO 2.0.)
The small box using half the space of a 19 in. rack doesn't show the included outstanding power and extensive features at first glance. The front panel hosts some useful status LEDs, like MIDI state, lock state of the digital inputs and error state of the host-bus. Additionally there's a high-quality 24 bit/96 kHz analog line output, also usable with headphones, and one MIDI I/O.
We think the little Multiface is an unrivalled flexible and powerful unit. Why Have a look at its back: 8 analog line I/Os on 1/4 in. TRS jacks (balanced, 24 bit/96 kHz), ADAT optical I/O (switchable to SPDIF optical), ADAT-Sync In, SPDIF I/O coaxial, word clock I/O and MIDI I/O. Can there be more? We doubt...
The parts of the Hammerfall DSP System can be combined freely. Therefore the Multiface can be used with laptops as well as desktop computers. The connection to notebooks is achieved via a CardBus interface, the connection to desktops via a PCI interface. These interfaces are sold separately.
Just click on the hammer symbol in the systray of the taskbar and the settings dialog of the Multiface comes up. The clear structured, easy to understand window plus the unique informative status windows for input signal, clock mode, sample rate and time code make your work with Hammerfall DSP System to a real pleasure. With a simple mouse click you gain access to the full power of your system.
When working with several digital sources it is not only necessary to know if these are properly locked, but also if they are totally synchronized. RME's exclusive SyncCheck checks all input signals and displays their actual state, and thanks to our new Intelligent Clock Control concept you have all clocks and states under control - with ease.
A display of the time code at the ADAT Sync-In port offers a quick check of the communication between external device and Hammerfall.
Unique Technologies in Hammerfall DSP
AutoSync: Intelligent clock control according to operational mode and present/desired sample rate
Bitclock PLL: The most reliable receiver circuit for ADAT optical signal
Enhanced ZLM(R): Monitoring of the input signal, independent from clock mode and sample rate
DIGICheck DSP: Professional status and level display at lowest CPU load
Intelligent Clock Control: Measurement and display of all incoming and used clocks
Latency Fast Change: Change latency on-the-fly under ASIO, without manual reset or re-boot
SyncAlign(R): Surveillance and sample accurate synchronization of all channels
SyncCheck(R): Comparison and display of all input's clock status
TotalMix: Mixes all inputs and all outputs on all outputs. Several independent submixes possible
Zero Latency Monitoring - ZLM(R): Automatic monitoring of the input signal with zero latency
About Hammerfall DSP
Using the Hammerfall DSP System RME's world famous Hammerfall technology is available not only on desktop computers, but also on notebooks! It doesn't matter if Mac or PC: each portable computer having a CardBus interface can now be upgraded to a mobile High-End and high-speed audio system -- with up to 26 tracks and latencies down to 1.5 ms!
The new Hammerfall DSP System offers all its features both when used stationary or mobile: support for 96 kHz/24 bit, S/PDIF and ADAT optical, integrated mixer in TotalMix technology for complete ASIO 2.0 Direct Monitoring, independently to operate mixer desktop providing several submixes, DIGICheck in hardware for professional level metering with peak- and RMS values in broadcast quality, MIDI I/O and much more.
The Hammerfall DSP System includes fully developed and powerful drivers: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP (MME with multi-client operation, ASIO 2.0, GSIF) and MacOS (ASIO 2.0). The new hardware concept includes the possibility for hardware updates via software. Improvements and extensions of the hardware are thus possible without any problem, safety for the future (WDM, ASIO 3.0) included. Besides, the whole system supports hot-plugging. Card and I/O box can be connected or disconnected at any time without having to re-boot the computer.
RME's Hammerfall series is famous for its reliability, tremendous performance, high compatibility and the user-friendly design of hardware and drivers. The Hammerfall DSP System breaks into a new dimension of computer-based hard disk Recording, unsurpassed because of its numerous exciting functions and unique features.
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Supported sample rates: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, variable
8 buffer sizes/latencies available: 1.5 ms, 3 ms, 6 ms, 12 ms, 23 ms, 46 ms, 93 ms, 186 ms
ASIO zero CPU load technology: 0 (zero!)% CPU load when using ALL 36 channels!
All settings changeable in realtime
Clock modes slave and master
Automatic, intelligent master/slave clock control
Enhanced Mixed mode: All inputs and outputs simultaneously operational
Unsurpassed Bitclock PLL (audio synchronization) in ADAT mode
Enhanced Zero Latency Monitoring for latency-free submixes and perfect ASIO Direct Monitoring
Comes with DIGICheck: the ultimate measurement, analysis and test tool
Dynamic ratio analog AD: 105 dBA, DA: 112 dBA
THD+N AD: -96 dB (0.0016%), DA: -91 dB (0.002%)
Analog level @ 0 dBFS (set by internal jumpers): +2 dBV, +13 dBu, +19 dBu
Input 8 x line (1/4 in. TRS jacks), 1 x optical (TOSLINK), 1 x coaxial (Cinch), 1 x MIDI, word clock (BNC), ADAT Sync
Input format SPDIF, AES/EBU (Consumer, Professional), ADAT optical
8 x line (1/4 in. TRS jacks), 1 x optical (TOSLINK), stereo analog line (TRS), 1 x coaxial (phono), 1 x MIDI, word clock (BNC)
Format output SPDIF, AES/EBU (Consumer/Professional), ADAT optical
RME offers a warranty of 2 years from original date of purchase from the dealer with proof of purchase.
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