RME 256 Channel AVB USB Audio Interface

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256-Channel 192Khz USB Audio Interface with AVB I/O

Dont forget! This comes with software gold! DIGICheckTest, Measurement and Analysis Tool & TotalMix FX Software Mixer. Both for Mac or Windows System.

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 network. 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 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 set up 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 tool box 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.

  • 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
  • RME MADIface series driver with support for WDM, ASIO and multiple interfaces
  • 128 channels 48 kHz/24 bit record/playback, 128 channels I/O AVB
  • 64 channels 96 kHz/24 bit record/playback, 128 channels I/O AVB
  • 32 channels 192 kHz/24 bit record/playback, 60 channels I/O AVB
  • Buffer sizes/latencies from 32 up to 8192 samples selectable
  • Gigabit ethernet port, 100 Mbit/s compatible
  • Outgoing network latency selectable: 0.3125 ms up to 2 ms
  • Word clock input and output
  • Clock modes slave and master
  • TotalMix for latency-free submixes and perfect ASIO Direct Monitoring
  • TotalMix: 4096 channel mixer with 46 bit internal resolution
  • Analog/Line headphone output, separate output for independent submix
  • DIGICheck DSP: Level meter in hardware, peak- and RMS calculation
  • USB error analysis, displayed in the Settings dialog
  • High compatibility to existing AVB devices