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RME Launch HDSPe MADIface for Frankfurt Musikmesse

15th March 2008 11:28 am

RME HDSPe MADIfacePerformance without compromises! – 128-Channel MADI ExpressCard for notebook computers

Consisting of the HDSPe ExpressCard MADI and a small breakout box, the RME MADIface offers full MADI power:

64 channels input and 64 channels output, up to 192 kHz sample rate, MADI embedded MIDI transmission, complete TotalMix that is even remote controllable and has all features of the HDSPe MADI, as well as lowest latency and CPU-load. To make the usage as comfortable as possible, no external power supply is required.

RMEs HDSPe ExpressCard MADI is a true PCI Express solution, which consequently takes full advantage of the new format, not only providing the pro-audio MADI format to the latest generation of notebooks, but achieving significant performance gains in mobile multitrack audio too.

Current laptops offer calculation power on par with fast desktop systems. Dual core processors, 2 Gigabyte RAM, big and fast hard drives, dual monitor operation with a quick graphics card – today all this is also available small, lightweight and portable. No wonder that RME receives more and more requests for a portable MADI solution. Thanks to the fast PCI Express bus and the latest, extremely powerful FPGAs, RME is proud to present another milestone in the company’s history – the world’s first and only MADI interface for laptops, based on an ExpressCard: the MADIface!

The MADIface is fully compatible to all devices with MADI interface. Of course it can be used perfectly in combination with RME’s own MADI series products. For example with the ADI-648 an 8 x ADAT optical PC interface is realised, unbeatable in price and performance. And with the ADI-6432 a bidirectional AES/EBU frontend with 64 channels is set up hassle-free.

Thanks to RME’s flash update technology, future firmware improvements, adjustments, and bug fixes can be installed easily at any time

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