RME makes it easy to equip your computer with their popular Multiface interface with this bundle. It combines the Multiface with the Desktop PCI card to make a complete package!
If you've been longing for the ability to do high-quality recording on a laptop or need low latency for software instruments and multiple outputs for surround sound in a desktop or portable rig, the wait is over. RME has taken their high successful Multiface and made it even better with the RME Multiface II. Talk about an audio interface that does it all!
RME Multiface/Desktop Audio Interface Bundle at a Glance:
Audio interface with proven reliability
Incorporates new features from Fireface
Includes Desktop PCI card
Audio interface with proven reliability The RME Multiface offered the best possible performance in terms of low-latency operation and CPU load, thanks to the PCI card solution, which still surpasses "slightly slower" technologies like USB 2.0 or even FireWire. That was reason enough for RME to apply the latest technological developments to the Multiface II, an update of the original Multiface, thus making a proven product even better. First of all, the new RME Multiface II is 100% compatible with the current model's firmware and driver. It offers the same set of features and settings and the same low-latency, zero-CPU-load performance.
Incorporates new features from Fireface Some significant changes to the circuitry were made along with the incorporation of several features from RME's award-winning Fireface including: Hi-power headphone output with volume knob and 119dBA SNR - Analog input stages with improved CMRR, lower THD and increased S/N ratio by almost 10dB - Analog output stages with significantly lower THD. RME's more effective synchronized internal switching power supply was also added. The reference level (+4dB, -10dB) of the analog inputs and outputs can be changed by two independent switches on the front panel. Like the original RME Multiface, the RME Multiface II has to be combined with RME's PCI-card for desktop computers or with RME's CardBus (PCMCIA) card for portable computers, which ensures maximum transfer rates of up to 130 MB/s. The RME Multiface II is compatible with the Windows and MAC platform.
Other improvements of the RME Multiface II include the removal of the ADAT Sync interface (D-sub) on the back of the current Multiface (since it is hardly used any more). The added space allows the analog TRS jacks on the Multiface II to be moved further apart, so that eight Neutrik jacks now fit side by side. Additionally, a cable hook used to secure power and audio cables has been added.
Includes Desktop PCI card Based on the legendary Hammerfall PCI core with its innovative zero CPU load technology, the new PCI core is even more optimized for more performance. Thanks to the latest chip technology internal hi-speed RAM can be used faster and more efficient than external SRAM. Furthermore the PCI card includes two Sync-connectors for synchronization of multiple interfaces.
The connection between PCI card and I/O box is established using ordinary FireWire cable (IEEE 1394, 6-pole). The data transfer does not use FireWire protocol, but RME's own proprietary bus protocol. The supplied cable is 4.5 m (15 ft.) long. A cable length up to 15 m (48 ft.) has been successfully tested.
RME Multiface II Features:
36-channel 24-bit/96kHz HDSP I/O.
Intelligent clock control according to operational mode and present/desired sample rate
Bitclock PLL; the most reliable receiver circuit for ADAT optical signal
Input signal monitoring independent from clock mode and sample rate
Professional status and level display at lowest CPU load
Intelligent Clock Control measures and displays of all incoming and used clocks
Change latency on-the-fly under ASIO, without manual reset or re-boot
Surveillance and sample accurate synchronization of all channels
Comparison and display of all input's clock status
TotalMix mixes all inputs and all outputs on all outputs. Several independent submixes possible
Automatic monitoring of the input signal with zero latency