RME’s Marc Shettke takes us through the new AVB Tool at NAMM 2020
Described as an audio router, microphone preamp, monitoring device, and a MADI and AVB interface, it’s fair to say that the new RME AVB Tool is RME’s AVB swiss-army-knife.
Four high-precision mic / instrument / line level inputs offer pristine audio capture on the analogue side, whilst monitoring is provided by separate headphone and line level outputs. Digital connections come in the form of MADI I/O BNC (and optional MADI optical via SFP), and audio networking courtesy of the AVB I/O.
In this video from the 2020 NAMM show in Anaheim, California, RME developer Marc Shettke gives us an overview and shows us RME’s new AVDECC controller, a software GUI for use alongside the device’s AVB networking capabilities.
RME AVB Tool Overview at NAMM 2020
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As previously mentioned, the AVB Tool is a highly flexible device that can be used for a variety of functions. The four mic / line / instrument inputs are the same as the first four channels of the RME 12Mic, making the AVB Tool perfect for use in control rooms for talkback, or for DI’ing instruments.
With 128 channels of AVB, audio can be recorded and monitored from anywhere on an AVB-based audio network. In addition, 128 channels of MADI I/O means that the AVB Tool can easily be incorporated into existing MADI-based setups, whilst simultaneously operating as an AVB interface for engineers looking to add AVB equipment to their setup.
In a live situation, the AVB Tool can be implemented for quick line checking, with the option to monitor all channels from the onboard headphone output, or via the two balanced line level outputs found on the rear panel.
The RME AVB Tool will have an RRP of £1,479.00, with shipping expected to begin in April 2020.
If you’d like to know more about any of RME’s audio interfaces, soundcards, AD/DA Converters or microphone preamps, give us a call on 01727 821 870 to speak to one of our team or to arrange a demo.
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