RME Babyface Pro USB Audio Interface
The RME Babyface Pro offers superb sound quality and is presented in a stunning new form factor that looks as good as it sounds.
- Mobile USB audio interface
- 24 bit/192 kHz capable
- Rugged aluminium case
- Supports up to 12 analogue inputs and outputs
- Onboard DSP offers EQ, delay and reverb
The exciting new Babyface Pro once again demonstrates RME's absolute commitment to superior craftsmanship, not only in audio circuits and driver development, but also in mechanics.
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Created with the highest precision from a block of aluminium, this high-end yet portable interface incorporates newly designed analogue and digital circuits. Its innovative energy saving technologies provide supreme fidelity with no compromises in level, noise or distortion.
For the main I/O RME have designed a completely new XLR socket, which integrates seamlessly into the housing and saves space. The two headphone outputs, offering TRS and mini-jack sockets in parallel, have completely separate driver stages to perfectly match low and high impedance headphones, guaranteeing pristine sonic results no matter what type of headphone is used.
Two digitally controlled preamps provide individually switchable 48V phantom power. These brand new circuits feature gain of up to 70 dB, adjustable in steps of 3 dB, plus a relay-driven PAD, resulting in exceptional EIN (Equivalent Input Noise) performance as well as line overload protection, and enough gain for even the lowest level microphones.
Babyface Pro's incredibly efficient design almost never requires an external power supply – it's perfectly stable on USB 3 bus power, and also most USB 2 ports, with no degradation in any technical specification. This makes it perfect for mobile recording, even with a pair of your favourite condenser microphones.
The comprehensive feature set continues with an optical TOSLINK I/O: use as either an ADAT port with SMUX support or SPDIF for sessions up to 192 kHz. In combination with an external ADAT converter, the Babyface Pro fully supports 12 Analogue inputs as well as 12 outputs, making it ideal for both live and studio multi-track applications. You can plug any instrument, line or high impedance, into Babyface Pro's jack inputs 3 & 4. Record your guitar on the go, with no additional hardware required. MIDI I/O via an included breakout cable completes the package.
Babyface Pro ships with RME's TotalMix FX, available for Windows and Mac OS X. An iOS version is available as well. This amazingly versatile software allows you to use Babyface Pro in every situation. You can do something as simple as mixing together your guitar and vocal to headphones.
The FPGA-based DSP mixer adds a flexible, 3-band parametric equaliser to all inputs and outputs. Reverb and delay FX are also onboard.
Latest generation low latency AD/DA converters, combined with RME's unique SteadyClock technology, result in exceptional specifications that will satisfy the most demanding of professionals.
This high-end interface incorporates newly designed analogue and digital circuits. Its innovative energy saving technologies provide supreme fidelity with no compromises in level, noise or distortion.
Straight to the core without interference: the reference design of the Babyface Pro leaves nothing to be desired.
RME devices are designed to conserve music as it is. Audio signals are passed in their entirety, nothing added, nothing taken. For the new Babyface, the audio circuits have been improved to meet even highest gain levels with best dynamic range.
The clever user interface is informative and clearly laid out. It makes access to every feature and configuration mode of the Babyface Pro intuitive and easy to use.
Even in stand-alone mode, routing and mixing of inputs to outputs directly on the device opens a whole world of possible applications.
12 Input and 12 Output channels
4 x Analogue Inputs (Mic, Line, Instrument)
4 x Analogue Outputs (2 x XLR, 2 x Phones)
1 x ADAT I/O or 1 x SPDIF I/O optical
1 x MIDI I/O
1 x USB 2.0 (USB 3 compatible)
Digital Gain control on all inputs
Separate outputs for high and low impedance headphones
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|After using a mid-priced interface, I am astonished at how much better this works, and more importantly, it sounds! Incredibly high quality audio - worth every penny.|
Another high-quality product from RME. If you are looking for the best stability, future OS compatibility in a "small" USB-bus powered audio interface, go for the Babyface Pro. Yes, a little bit pricey, but I get one RME every 10 years. Got this one because I cannot use my Multiface II XpressCard in my...
Another high-quality product from RME. If you are looking for the best stability, future OS compatibility in a "small" USB-bus powered audio interface, go for the Babyface Pro. Yes, a little bit pricey, but I get one RME every 10 years. Got this one because I cannot use my Multiface II XpressCard in my newest laptop.
Mechanically robust, the unit works flawlessly. The audio quality is crystal clear. It doesn´t get better than this, or at least your ears won´t detect it, whatever any "golden ear" human claims. No need for more audio specs. Totalmix FX flexible as usual. USB implementation is brilliant. I can easily get 64 sample buffers with high load in Live 9 without trouble in a properly tuned Windows 8 setup.
Only minor downside: the case-integrated XLR connectors are not locking. Not a problem for me, and I don´t think a problem for anyone. Remember: the unit is not rack mounted, so ... any pull from a locked XLR cable will immediately drag the unit out of your desk/bench.
The addition of the Class Compliant mode, by which the unit acts as a normal Usb Audio device, it´s very useful. Most of the key functions of the interface during this mode can be controlled from the physical unit UI (buttons, knob). I´ve been using the unit as well in LInux nicely. Mosf of the key unit options, even if in normal RME-driver mode, can be controlled directly from the buttons in the unit, without having to use Totalmix FX.
And, as usual, Digicheck comes for free.
My next audio iface, if I need another one, will be again an RME.
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