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Baby Face Pro FS ok for my needs?

Postby lovesexy » Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:37 am

Hi all

I'm a full time library writer and will soon be upgrading my PC. Like many, I'm wondering whether to go Thunderbolt or USB 3. I only need 2 ins and 2 outs but audio quality and low latency are of paramount importance. I'm working on Cubase with a Steniberg UR22 at the moment. I've heard good things about the new RME babyface. Could this be the best choice for my needs?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Baby Face Pro FS ok for my needs?

Postby Jez Corbett » Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:08 pm

I have not one but *two* babyface pros!

They are good, but I should say the performance isn't as good as the Fireface devices (of which I also have a UC) . They can be a bit more finnicky about what your computer is up to compared to the UC, the drivers don't seem to quite have the absolute excellence of the Firefaces.

They are however a very handy device, quality is certainly up to RME standards, although I've done very little recording with them, they are handily portable and can run off the USB power of an unplugged laptop, and having the desktop controls is handy for monitoring, but it would have been nice if they had a Mute rather than just Dim button and better input control.

In conclusion, they aren't perfect, but they are very good.
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Re: Baby Face Pro FS ok for my needs?

Postby lovesexy » Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:14 pm

Thanks Jez. I forgot to mention that I have no need for a portable interface. I'll have a look at the fireface models. Not sure they have a 2 in 2out model,
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Re: Baby Face Pro FS ok for my needs?

Postby CS70 » Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:48 pm

lovesexy wrote:Hi all

I'm a full time library writer and will soon be upgrading my PC. Like many, I'm wondering whether to go Thunderbolt or USB 3. I only need 2 ins and 2 outs but audio quality and low latency are of paramount importance. I'm working on Cubase with a Steniberg UR22 at the moment. I've heard good things about the new RME babyface. Could this be the best choice for my needs?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Worth a read about the Babyface

https://forum.rme-audio.de/viewtopic.php?id=22180

Fixed link to work for everyone - JP
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Re: Baby Face Pro FS ok for my needs?

Postby lovesexy » Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:45 pm

CS70 wrote:
lovesexy wrote:Hi all

I'm a full time library writer and will soon be upgrading my PC. Like many, I'm wondering whether to go Thunderbolt or USB 3. I only need 2 ins and 2 outs but audio quality and low latency are of paramount importance. I'm working on Cubase with a Steniberg UR22 at the moment. I've heard good things about the new RME babyface. Could this be the best choice for my needs?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Worth a read about the Babyface

https://forum.rme-audio.de/viewtopic.ph ... 80&login=1

Ah , I can't access the page without logiing in. What is the title of the thread?
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Re: Baby Face Pro FS ok for my needs?

Postby James Perrett » Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:54 pm

lovesexy wrote:
Ah , I can't access the page without logiing in. What is the title of the thread?

I've edited the original link so that it now works for everyone - not just those logged in to the RME forum.
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Re: Baby Face Pro FS ok for my needs?

Postby Ramirez » Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:38 pm

Jez Corbett wrote:the drivers don't seem to quite have the absolute excellence of the Firefaces.

They share the same drivers.


I switch between MADIFace Pro, Babyface Pro and a Fireface 802 all the time, and I can’t say I’ve noticed much, if any, difference in operation. They work brilliantly and sound great.
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Re: Baby Face Pro FS ok for my needs?

Postby lovesexy » Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:55 pm

James Perrett wrote:
lovesexy wrote:
Ah , I can't access the page without logiing in. What is the title of the thread?

I've edited the original link so that it now works for everyone - not just those logged in to the RME forum.

Cheers James!
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Re: Baby Face Pro FS ok for my needs?

Postby CS70 » Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:49 pm

James Perrett wrote:
lovesexy wrote:
Ah , I can't access the page without logiing in. What is the title of the thread?

I've edited the original link so that it now works for everyone - not just those logged in to the RME forum.

Thank you James, forgot I was logged in :)
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