by Stefan Wyeth | 4,4 / 5,0 | Approximate reading time: 2 Minutes
RME Digiface AES

Introducing the RME Digiface AES.  ·  Source: RME

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The RME Digiface AES is a new professional-grade USB audio interface with extensive digital expansion capabilities. Equipped with AES, ADAT, and S/PDIF, the Digiface AES provides connectivity for digital recorders, mixers, preamps, and many other devices.

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Not only is it compact, but the Digiface AES is also bus-powered. This makes it a great choice for mobile recording and live sound situations. The stability of SteadyClock FS combined with the flexibility of Totalmix provides a great platform for almost any project.

Using the RME Digiface AES

At first glance, the Digiface AES is a 192 kHz USB 2.0 interface with a total of 14 inputs and 16 outputs. Apart from the colour display, function buttons, and the main encoder knob, the front panel has two XLR combo inputs and a headphones output.

On the rear panel, you have all the digital I/O, including AES XLR, ADAT optical, and S/PDIF optical and coaxial. In addition, you’ll find a mini-DIN MIDI port (breakout cable included) and the main stereo XLR outputs. The Digiface AES can also be powered via a 9-15V DC adapter.

The digitally controlled low-noise preamps provide individually switchable 48V phantom power and 75 dB of gain, which makes them suitable for low-output dynamic mics that often require a little extra juice.

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RME Digiface AES

RME Digiface AES

The headphones out also provides enough power for headphones with high-impedance ratings so you can get the best monitoring performance while tracking or mixing.

Overall, the new Digiface AES is a versatile solution for almost any audio application where you’ll be using other digital hardware. What’s more, convenient features like Total Mix remote, ARC remote compatibility, and DIGICheck really make it a more comprehensive pro solution.

Pricing and availability:

The Digiface AES is currently available for order from Thomann.

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2 responses to “Introducing the RME Digiface AES: a portable pro-grade audio interface”

    Jon B says:
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    A bit sparse with just one AES I/O, and definitely for that price. I’m a big proponent for RME gear, but I’m not really shure who this is meant for. You might just as well get a UCX II for $300 less which has the same connectivity plus the extra analog I/O, DuRec and wordclock I/O.

      Stefan Wyeth says:
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      It might resemble the Fireface series and there might be some feature overlap, but this is for Digiface users who want all the integration features and only need digital I/O.

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