RME Fireface UCX Lydkort 18 I/O og kompatibel med iPad
Hammerfal X-Core – High-End Converters – TotalMix FX
RME Fireface UCX er et ultra profesjonelt lydkort med teknologier som virkelig har stor betydning for et optimalt resultat ved innpilling i studio eller avvikling på scenen. UCX har lynraske AD/DA konvertere av mastring lydkvalitetsklasse med to digitalt styrbare mikrofonforsterkere med AutoSet overstyringsbeskyttelse. Med videreutviklet Hammerfall Audio X-Core forbedrer RME sin unikt lave latency (forsinkelse) samtidig som bruker selv kan velge mellom Firewire eller USB2 tilkobling. Lydkortet støtter også TotalMix FX som inkluderer Zero-Latency effekter opp til 192kHz. Hvis man ønsker ytterligere fjernstyringsmuligheter har UCX også full støtte for RME Advance Remote. Full støtte for DigiCheck for Mac/PC med en rekke gratis software med proff metering og analyseverktøy. Videre er UCX standalone og kan benyttes som en AD/DA konverter uten å være tilkoblet en computer og er det første profesjonelle lydkort med Class Compliant Mode for støtte av Apples iPad.
The UCX provides 36 channels of audio - 18 I/Os. All channels can be used at the same time. Up to 8 analog and 10 digital channels can be recorded onto 18 separate tracks. All outputs can be used for ASIO Direct Monitoring purposes.
The UCX provides 8 analog I/O in a very flexible combination:
On the rear: 4 balanced TRS.
On the front: 2 XLR inputs with Mic/Line preamps (65 dB Gain) and 2 Hi-Z capable TRS Line/ Instrument inputs.
On the rear: 6 balanced TRS outputs.
On the front: One additional TRS stereo phones (playback channels 7/8).
The high power phones output offers high volumes even with low-impedance headphones.
The UCX provides an SPDIF I/O (up to 192 kHz).
One ADAT I/O adds another 8 channels, available simultaneously with the analog channels. These can be used to connect an 8-channel AD/DA converter or digital mixing console, or to insert an effects device. The ADAT I/O supports sample rates at up to 192 kHz (S/MUX4). Using an external converter like the ADI-8 QS, the UCX will provide 16 analog inputs and outputs, 12 at a sample rate of 96 kHz, and 10 at 192 kHz..
The ADAT I/O can be used alternatively as an optical SPDIF I/O, adding even greater flexibility.
Equipped with a new 2011 A/D and D/A high-performance converter design all I/Os operate at up to 192 kHz. The AD/DA conversion supersedes the outstanding technical specifications of the Fireface UC/400 with an impressive 114 dBA dynamic range on both record and playback. The advanced multi-bit converter architecture guarantees excellent S/N and THD specs across a wide analog level range. In the best RME tradition and product philosophy, the UCX converters and preamps have no characteristic sound of their own. They neither add nor remove anything, but capture the original signal just as it is.
Due to its efficient jitter reduction, RME’s superior SteadyClockTM finalizes the state-of-the-art AD/DA conversion, even when clocking to an external digital source.
Low Latency Converters
All analog I/Os provide a low latency converter design with impressive 14 samples for the ADC, and 7 samples for the DAC, independent of the used sample rate.
These values are about a quarter of the Fireface UC/400 (43/28), and even outperform much more expensive devices. A technical breakthrough that reduces the overall latency of timing critical applications, in live situations, and in computer-based recording studios. The converter latency is so low (0.4 ms at 48 kHz) that it can be ignored, turning analog digital monitoring into real analog-style monitoring!
Professional Level Support
A great converter needs to support the common studio levels for the perfect adaptation to other analog equipment without loosing headroom. Like all other RME devices the UCX supports the common professional studio levels: -10 dBV, +4 dBu, Lo / HiGain. The software-controlled reference levels, realized discretely in the analog domain, ensure highest dynamic range and fidelity.
Inputs 3 to 8: -10 dBV, +4 dBu and Lo Gain (adjustable in TotalMix in two groups – channels 3/4 and 5 to 8).
Outputs 1 to 6 : -10 dBV, +4 dBu and Hi Gain.
Phones/line out 7/8: -10 dBV, +4 dBu and Hi Gain.
The phones output (channels 7/8) can be set independently.
Quality over quantity.
The crown jewels of the UCX are the two high-end mic and instrument preamps – built right into the front. Like in the UFX, both preamps use core technology of RME’s Micstasy - a high-end preamp for supreme sonic demands and critical applications, like professional recordings of classical and acoustic music. The outstanding preamp design boasts extremely low distortion, excellent signal to noise ratio and a perfectly flat frequency response that lets these preamps surpass those of other devices costing several times the price of the UCX. A premium solution for transmitting and amplifying any audio source truly unchanged, be it high-level stage or typical studio signals, lower level and high-impedance instruments, or dynamic, condenser and ribbon microphones.
The digitally controlled gain of up to 65 dB, adjustable in steps of 1 dB over a range of 55 dB, is individually set for each preamp with the encoder knob on the front or in TotalMix FX on the host computer. All level settings are 100% reproducible and can also be adjusted using a MIDI remote controller.
Each channel can be individually switched to 48V phantom power. LEDs for signal, clip and activated phantom power give a complete overview on the unit’s status.
The two TRS inputs on the front will alternatively operate as Hi-Z inputs. Directly plug in up to two guitars or other instruments - no other hardware is required.
AutoSet. The UCX offers a unique RME feature which was previously available only in the high-end microphone preamp Mistasy and the UFX.
Usually a limiter is used during the recording to prevent clipping of the A/D converter stage. But analog processing would not only spoil the excellent technical specifications of the UCX mic preamps but also alter the original sound.
Thanks to the completely digitally controlled gain the UCX can reduce the gain automatically, thus providing perfect protection from overload with no degradation of the audio signal, which does not have to pass any additional electronic circuitry. Additionally AutoSet does not cause any of the control noises known from usual limiters. SNR and THD stay completely unchanged.