RME Starts Another Fire

USB Fireface UC offers multiple input and output options
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You’ll be excused for being initially confused about the RME Fireface UC USB.

Its predecessors, Fireface 400 and 800, were FireWire devices; but the Fireface UC is a USB 2.0 device.

What it does offer in return is USB, ADAT, S/PDIF and 1/4-inch analog I/O, along with word clock and MIDI protocols. The front offers dual XLR 48 V mic/line inputs along with dual 1/4-inch instrument/line inputs and a headphone output and channel gain control.

Digital channels top out at 192 kHz.

The rackmountable Fireface UC is Windows and Mac OS X compatible and should work with major DAW programs.

RME is a veteran German company that makes its own branded pieces and once ghosted for other better-known brands.