A New Portable Digital Audio Interface Arrives


Looking for an updated USB portable digital audio interface?

RME has just released through Americas distributor Synthax Inc. the RME Digiface USB.

The portable digital audio interface features four optical ADAT /SPDIF inputs and outputs, plus a high-quality analog line/phones output via TRS (tip-ring-sleeve).

DigifaceUSB_43SmThe RME Digiface USB has a portable digital audio interface that can also serve as a basic headphone amp for mobile use.

The USB is also designed to simplify the connection with USB 2 devices such as Mac and PC computers. Utilizing bus-powered operation, it does not require an external power supply. Further, the Digiface USB adds another optical I/O, resulting in 32 channels of input and output when using the ADAT optical interface. The analog output hosts channels 33 and 34, and can be used freely in conjunction with RME’s included TotalMix FX real-time digital mixing software.

Each single optical port on the Digiface USB can use either ADAT optical (up to 8 channels) or S/PDIF (stereo). While the inputs adapt automatically to the incoming signal format, the outputs can be individually switched between ADAT and S/PDIF operation. Equally notable, the Digiface USB supports both SMUX and SMUX4, which is used to transmit high bandwidth digital audio using lower bandwidth technology. Hence, with this capability, an 8-channel audio stream at 192 kHz audio can be accommodated via 4 x S/PDIF or ADAT on both the inputs and outputs.

The RME Digiface USB Portable Digital Audio Interface is available with MSRP pricing of $599.00.