RME announces 25th Anniversary Fireface UCX II
Posted on: Tuesday 29th of June 2021
As it warms up for its 25th Anniversary celebrations, German digital audio technology stalwart RME has announced the Fireface UCX II, an update of its original UCX interface featuring 20+20 I/O channels in the same ½ rack-style unit, its SteadyClock FS clock and jitter reduction technology, 2x mic/line combo inputs and built-in parametric EQ. The front panel also features a headphone jack, various control buttons, a display, and the main volume knob.
It also features a Direct USB Recording (DURec) feature, meaning that means any input or output of the Fireface UCX II can be recorded directly to a USB storage device using the integrated DSP, which provides stand-alone operation without the need for a computer. The rear panel has ten analogue balanced line inputs and outputs, MIDI I/O and ADAT I/O. The RME TotalMix FX DSP mixer offers routing and monitoring options, as well as the DIGICheck Analyser – allowing measurement and analysis of the digital data feed in both directions.
The company’s first product, the DAM-1 digital audio analyser appeared in 1996 and was quickly followed by its popular DIGI range of PCI cards in 1997, and the much-appreciated Hammerfall range of ASIO interfaces in 1999.