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RME launches Digiface AES audio interface

17th January 2023 1:51 pm

RME launches Digiface AES promo imageRME debuts new 192 kHz, USB Bus-Powered Audio Interface with SRC.

Hemel Hempstead, UK – The RME Digiface AES is a professional, bus-powered 14 input and 16 output channel USB 2.0 interface with AES/SPDIF/ADAT/Analogue I/O. 2 Mic/Line universal analogue input channels and 4 analogue output channels (2 XLR, one TRS phones) complement the digital I/O section.

With its excellent set of digital connectivity, SteadyClock FS, full stand-alone operation and built-in parametric EQ, the Digiface AES shines as the perfect all-in-one solution for recording and playback of digital and analogue sources, as well as flexible playback/monitoring via TotalMix FX.


Versatile Digital Input and Output Connectivity with SRC

The comprehensive set of digital I/Os is centered around a 2-channel AES/EBU input and output via XLR, and also includes SPDIF coax, SPDIF optical or 8-channel ADAT. All I/Os can be used simultaneously, turning the unit into a swiss-army-knife interface that receives and sends all common digital audio formats. An integrated SRC (Sample Rate Converter) can be switched to one of the three inputs to solve clocking issues and to adapt to other sample rates.


Bus-power Compatibility meets flexible Analogue I/O Performance

For the analogue inputs RME uses the proven mic/line preamps in XLR combo configuration of the Babyface Pro FS – two digitally controlled preamps with individually switchable 48V phantom power. These circuits feature a gain range of 75 dB, adjustable in steps of 1 dB, resulting in exceptional EIN (Equivalent Input Noise) performance as well as high overload protection, but also ample gain for even the lowest level microphones.

On the back of the Digiface AES there are 2 balanced analogue outputs via XLR sockets to drive power amps, active monitor speakers, or perform recordings. The headphone output allows additional and independent high quality monitoring, providing sufficient output power and volume for both high and low impedance headphones.


Full Stand-alone Functionality

Convenient, direct access and control of all features on the device is available directly from the front panel. Four keys and the encoder, the high-resolution and clear colour display, and a well thought-out menu structure allow for quick changes and configuration of the device.

Six different device setups can be stored into internal memory. With these the interface transforms into totally different devices by the simple click of a button, which is especially useful in stand-alone mode. Furthermore TotalMix FX can also be controlled externally via MIDI.


RME Digiface AES audio interface front and back panels


Femtoseconds for clocking

With SteadyClock FS, the Digiface AES features RME’s latest clock and jitter rejection technology. Based on a femtosecond clock, SteadyClock FS reduces the intrinsic jitter when converting from and to analogue over all digital formats to a new all-time low. 


TotalMix FX & DIGICheck

The Digiface AES comes with the TotalMix FX DSP mixer offering comprehensive routing and monitoring options, as well as the DIGICheck analyser to analyze the digital data in both record and playback streams, with maximum precision.


RME ARC USB advanced remote control for all RME audio interfaces and sound cardsRME ARC USB (optional extra)

The RME Digiface AES can also integrate with RME’s optional ARC USB remote control (sold separately).

When connected to a computer’s USB port, the ARC USB provides users with quick access to all of the most used functions of TotalMix FX, with 15 user-definable buttons, a large encoder wheel, and a TS jack for connecting a foot switch.


The RME Digiface AES is expected to begin shipping from February 2023.

Find out more about the RME Digiface AES


5-Year-Warranty-Badge - Synthax Audio UK5 Year Warranty

Over the past 25 years, the word ‘reliability’ has become synonymous with the RME Audio brand, thanks to both the exceptional build quality and the now industry-renowned, rock-solid drivers.

For this reason, we are happy to offer all of our UK customers a complimentary 5 year warranty on all RME products, when purchased either from ourselves, or from one of our authorised UK dealers, and remain the only interface manufacturer to offer this at no extra cost.

To activate your 5 year warranty, simply register your RME device with us within 30 days of purchase via our warranty page.

To ensure you are buying your device from a UK-based retailer, please check our list of authorised UK dealers before purchase.


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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