Tons of Power in a Sleek Desktop Unit
The original RME Babyface audio interface was a huge hit when it was released. That's why RME knew that to be able to raise the bar, they needed to do a complete redesign.
The 12-in, 12-out Babyface Pro is the result of their labour. The Pro FS is engineered to give you the quality of the original, but with great control directly on its faceplate, a sturdy and attractive aluminium casing, and virtually no need for breakout cables.
The RME Babyface Pro makes it easier than ever to create the tracks you need.
In the new Babyface Pro FS even more improvements were implemented:
- +19 / +4 dBu switch on the bottom adds a direct way to reduce the output level, thus improves SNR for sensitive active monitors, avoids distortion / overload, and helps to keep TotalMix FX faders near 0 dB instead of high attenuations.
- Full SteadyClock FS circuit as in the ADI-2 Pro FS for lowest jitter and highest jitter immunity.
- 3.5 mm TRS phones output power rises from 70 mW to 90 mW. THD of both phones outputs improved by up to 10 dB. Uses same output op-amps as ADI-2 Pro now. Output impedance of 3.5 mm TRS lowered from 2 Ohms to 0.1 Ohms.
- Mic inputs SNR improved from 112.2 dB to 113.7 dB, TRS Line inputs SNR improved from 114 dB to 116.3 dB (120 dBA). THD Line inputs improved by 8 dB.
- 6 samples less latency on the AD side by new ADC (5 samples AD, 7 samples DA. It won't get quicker...).
- All the above improvements were achieved without raising the units power consumption.
- K-slot for theft protection.
Powerful portable recording Audio Interface
The exciting Babyface Pro once again demonstrates RME’s absolute commitment to superior craftsmanship, not only in audio circuits and driver development, but also in mechanics. 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.
Connectivity and Features:
- 4 x Analogue I/O
- 2 x Phones Output
- 1 x ADAT I/O
- 1 x MIDI I/O
- USB 2.0
- TotalMix FX
- Class Compliant Mode
- 2 x Line/Instrument Input
Latest generation low latency AD/DA converters
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 a gain range of 76 dB, adjustable in steps of 1 dB, including 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.
Live, Studio or Mobile Recording
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 any situation. For example mixing your guitar and vocals to headphones has never been easier.
The FPGA-based DSP mixer adds a flexible, 3-band parametric equaliser to all inputs and outputs. Reverb and delay FX are also available.
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.
Combining a huge feature set with sonic excellence and intuitive control, whether for the studio or on the move, the RME Babyface Pro is the most comprehensive and versatile compact audio interface ever built.
Easy to use and perfectly Stable
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.
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