Italian manufacturer RCF is known for PA systems. Today, it announced a pair of audio interfaces – the RCF TRK PRO1 and TRK PRO2. They are suitable for recording on the go but they also have something unusual. The interfaces can calibrate a PA system via the RDNet FFT analyzer. More after the headline…
RCF TRK PRO1 and TRK PRO2
RCF is a leading manufacturer of PA and monitor speakers. With the TRK PRO1 and TRK PRO2 audio interfaces, they enter the digital audio realm. The hardware looks respectable with its robust metal housing and converters handling up to 192 kHz at 24 bits. Both units are bus-powered, so an additional power supply is not necessary.
The TRK PRO1 and PRO2 offer two 1/4″ line outputs and a separate headphone output with dedicated volume controls. Of note is also the extensive software bundle containing Cubase LE, Wavelab LE, Cubasis LE, the REmatrix First convolution reverb plug-in, and two effects from fellow Italians Overloud.
The interfaces differ mainly in the number of inputs and unit size. The PRO1 has 1 balanced combo input for XLR and 6.3mm connectors while the PRO2 has 2 combo inputs with adjustable input levels. Zero-latency monitoring is also only possible with the larger interface.
Additionally, the TRK PRO1 and TRK PRO2 integrate with the RDNet FFT analyzer software for PA calibration. Connect a measuring microphone to CH1 and set the Internal Reference Channel in RDNet. You will be able to measure a sound system’s Magnitude, Phase, RTA, Coherence; or use a delay finder, a signal generator, and an integrated SPL meter/logger with calibration tools.
Price and availability data
RCF has not yet announced the official prices. In the UK, the PRO1 is already listed at GBP 99 and the PRO2 is listed at GBP 135. I feel these are targeted at professionals and live sound engineers more so than producers or entry-level customers. That’s still cool.
More information about RCF, TRK PRO1, and TRK PRO2
- The interfaces: RCF