RME Digiface AVB

256-Channel 192 kHz USB Audio Interface

Description

Developed by RME, Digiface AVB is a glance into the future of audio network technology. The device uses AVB, an open protocol developed by the IEEE, to transfer up to 256 channels of audio between PC and audio networks. An additional headphone output allows high-quality monitoring.

Exploring new ways to transport Audio

RME’s Digiface AVB showcases how audio can be transferred from the PC into the network and back using the AVB protocol stack. While Apple’s Mac OS has support for AVB already built-in, the Digiface AVB also brings this capability to Windows-based PCs. Equipped with USB 3, it allows you to stream 128 channels of audio with sampling rates up to 192kHz into the AVB network and another 128 channels back.

Channels are organized in streams of configurable size from 2 to 32 channels, which enables connections to all available AVB audio devices on the market (comprehensive compatibility tests pending). The accompanying software package comprises an AVDECC controller, which provides essential functions to discover all AVB devices in a network and manage connections of incoming and outgoing streams. Basic monitoring capabilities are built-in. TotalMix FX enables comprehensive routing and monitoring options.

TotalMix FX and TotalMix Remote

Like all the latest RME interfaces, the Digiface Series also includes the powerful digital real-time mixer TotalMix FX. It allows for practically unlimited mixing and routing operations, with all inputs and playback channels simultaneously, to any hardware outputs.

The Digiface Series includes a dedicated Control Room section with Talkback, Main/Phones, fader groups, mute groups, complete remote controllability via Mackie or OSC protocol, and much more. The Digiface Series does not support DSP based effects (FX) like EQ or reverb.

Additionally RME’s latest software, TotalMix Remote, enhances the power of RME interfaces by enabling remote control via iOS, PC or Mac. With a straightforward setup process — simply enter the IP address of the computer you would like to control with TotalMix Remote and get going — users can quickly adjust any aspect of TotalMix FX on a host system while walking around the studio with their tablet, or from a control room located elsewhere in the facility.

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

The Interface comes with RME’s unique software toolbox 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.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Gigabit Ethernet (802.3 compliant)
  • Headphone Output
  • Wordclock I/0
  • USB 3
  • Bus-powered
  • IEEE 802.1 BA compliant AVB Stack
  • IEEE 1722 AVTP / 1722.1 AVDECC compliant
  • 56 Channels
  • 16 Input Streams/ 16 Output Streams
  • TotalMix FX

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