RME MADIface XT

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394 Channel
Triple MADI Interface

  • 196 Input / 198 Output channels
  • 2 x MADI I/O optical
  • 1 x MADI I/O coaxial
  • 2 x Analogue Mic/Line Preamp Input (XLR/TRS)
  • 4 x Analogue Output (Main XLR + Phones)
  • 1 x AES/EBU I/O via breakout cable (included)
  • 1 x MIDI I/O via breakout cable (included)
  • 3 x virtual MIDI I/O via MADI I/O
  • TotalMix FX

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Description

Overview

The RME MADIface XT is the world's first USB3 audio interface - and the world's smallest portable interface that provides access to hundreds of audio channels in such a small package. For highest usability and connectivity the XT can also be used with USB 2.0 (computer I/O limited to 70 channels). Its unique PCI Express port connects to External PCI Express cards as well as adapters to Thunderbolt, providing all the fastest interfacing technologies available for maximum channel count and lowest latency in one unit.

To bring together the most complete I/O set for live or studio usage, two digitally controlled high end mic/line preamps, two balanced line outputs and one stereo phones output are included. Full stand-alone operation with remote control over MADI plus TotalMix FX for unlimited mixing, routing and processing open an endless world of possible applications.


Features

The RME MADIface XT is capable of transferring digital audio data directly into a computer, from any device equipped with a MADI interface. Analogue sources can be connected to a stereo analogue input, and 2 stereo analogue outputs add full monitoring connectivity. Installation is simple, even for the inexperienced user, thanks to the latest Plug and Play technology. The numerous unique features and well thought-out configuration dialogs put the MADIface XT at the very top of the range of digital audio interfaces.


Front Panel

The front of the MADIface XT has 2 XLR/TRS line and microphone inputs, a stereo line/headphone output, two rotary encoders with push functionality, four menu keys, a graphical colour display, and six status LEDs.

Mic/Line Inputs
The Neutrik combo sockets of the two Mic/Line inputs provide XLR and 6.3 mm / 1/4" TRS connection. They have LEDs for Signal (SIG), Overload (Clip) and phantom power (48V).

Headphone Output
Channels 3/4 feed the headphone output, which also operates as high-quality unbalanced line output.

Display
The display main screen (Global Level Meters) shows the current state of interface mode (PCIe orange, USB 2 yellow, USB 3 blue), the sync state of MADI and AES inputs, and incoming and outgoing MIDI data.

The four keys, the two encoders 1 and 2, the high-resolution and clear colour display, and a well thought-out menu structure enable the user to quickly change and configure the device's settings completely without a computer. Help notes and clear markers in the display guide the user through all functions. The rotary encoder 1 and 2 set the monitoring volume of the rear and front output directly at the device.


RME MADIface XT Front Panel - Click To Enlarge


Rear Panel

The rear panel of the MADIface XT has two balanced analogue outputs, word clock I/O, MADI coaxial I/O, two MADI optical I/O, USB 3 port (compatible to USB 2), PCI Express connector, MIDI/AES I/O D-sub for breakout cable, the power socket and a power switch.

Balanced Line Level Outputs
2 balanced analogue outputs via XLR.

Word Clock I/O
BNC. In menu Options – Clock the input can be set to be terminated with 75 Ohms.

MADI I/O coaxial
Standard coaxial MADI ports.

MADI I/O optical
2 x standard optical MADI ports.

Remote
Mini-DIN. Connector for the optional remote controls with Volume, Store, Dim and Recall functions.



RME MADIface XT Rear Panel - Click To Enlarge

MIDI I/O and AES/EBU I/O
D-sub connector for the included breakout cable with XLR for AES I/O and 5-pin DIN for MIDI I/O.

USB 3.0.
USB socket for connection to the computer. USB bus power is not supported. Compatible to USB 2.0.

PCI Express
External PCI Express connector for Molex E-PCIe standard cables.

POWER (switch):
Turns the MADIface XT on and off.

Socket for power connection
The locking type jack fits the locking type DC connector on the included power supply. After inserting the connector, carefully turn it so that it locks.

The included high-performance switch mode power supply operates in the range of 100V to 240V AC. It is short-circuit-proof, has an integrated line-filter, is fully regulated against voltage fluctuations, and suppresses mains interference.

RME MADI System Setups


TotalMix FX

The MADIface XT includes a powerful digital real-time mixer, the Hammerfall DSP mixer, based on RME's unique, sample-rate independent TotalMix technology. It allows for practically unlimited mixing and routing operations, with all inputs and playback channels simultaneously, to any hardware outputs.

Here are just a couple of typical applications for TotalMix FX:

Setting up delay-free submixes (headphone mixes). The MADIface XT allows for up to 99 fully independent stereo submixes. On an analogue mixing desk, this would equal 198 Aux sends.

Unlimited routing of inputs and outputs (free utilisation, patchbay functionality).

Distributing signals to several outputs at a time. TotalMix offers state-of-the-art splitter and distributor functions.

Simultaneous playback of different programs using only one stereo output. The ASIO multiclient driver handles several programs at the same time, even identical playback channels. TotalMix provides the means to mix and monitor these on a single stereo output, even when originating on different playback channels.

Mixing of the input signal to the playback signal (complete ASIO Direct Monitoring). RME not only is the pioneer of ADM, but also offers the most complete implementation of the ADM functions.

Integration of external devices. Use TotalMix to insert external effects devices, be it in the playback or in the record path. Depending on the current application, the functionality equals insert or effects send and effects return, for example as used during real-time monitoring when adding some reverb to the vocals.

Every single input channel, playback channel and hardware output features a Peak and RMS level meter, calculated in hardware (hardware output is Peak only). These level displays are very useful to determine the presence and routing destinations of the audio signals.


For a better understanding of the TotalMix mixer you should know the following:

As shown in the block diagram (in manual), the record signal usually stays un-altered. TotalMix does not reside within the record path, and does not change the record level or the audio data to be recorded (exception: loopback mode).

The hardware input signal can be passed on as often as desired, even with different levels. This is a big difference to conventional mixing desks, where the channel fader always controls the level for all routing destinations simultaneously.

The level meter of inputs and playback channels are connected pre-fader, to be able to visually monitor where a signal is currently present. The level meters of the hardware's outputs are connected post-fader, thus displaying the actual output level.

Specifications

  • Interface for External PCI Express, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
  • Interface for External PCI Express, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
  • Sample rates: 32 kHz up to 192 kHz, variable (Sync/word clock)
  • Analogue input gain range: 60 dB
  • SNR input: 108 dB RMS unweighted, 111 dBA
  • SNR output: 112 dB RMS unweigthed, 115 dBA
  • 3 virtual MIDI over MADI I/Os, one external MIDI I/O
  • TotalMix: 4096-channel mixer with 46-bit internal resolution
  • SteadyClock™: super-stable digital clock, highest jitter suppression
  • Full stand-alone operation, including MIDI remote control
  • Comes with DIGICheck, RME's ultimate measurement, analysis and test tool

Please note: MADIface XT is not compatible with RME Rackmount 'RM-19'

Drivers:

  • Windows Vista/7/8 (32 bit & 64 bit, multi-client operation of ASIO and WDM)
  • Mac OS X (Core Audio, Core MIDI)

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