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Musikmesse 2016: Fireface UFX+ & ARC USB (Video)

New audio interface & remote introduced

The RME Fireface UFX+ is designed to be the heart of your multitrack studio as it is able to handle up to 94 channels I/O with ease. With unprecedented flexibility, compatibility, the inclusion of DURec (Direct USB Recording) and RME’s famous low latency hardware and driver designs, the Fireface UFX+ raises the bar to new heights.

The new Fireface UFX+ is packed with features not found on its older sibling, including MADI I/O, taking it to 188 channels of I/O (128 channels more than the Fireface UFX), a more powerful DSP for latency-free routing as well as extensive processing of dynamics and effects for all channels. The Fireface UFX+ also features USB 3.0, Thunderbolt, and the new ARC USB optional remote control. This means it can be used both with Mac OS X and Windows, even supporting hot plugging. 

The Advanced Remote Control for USB, or ARC USB for short, is RME’s new control unit for easy and tactile operation of TotalMix FX. It’s optimised to be used with the new Fireface UFX+ and offers intuitive control over the DSP-based routing and effects section. The ARC USB can be connected via USB to your computer (Mac OS / Windows) or directly to the Fireface UFX+ when employing the stand-alone mode. The control unit features a jog wheel, 15 freely assignable, illuminated buttons as well as a connector for a foot switch that can be assigned individually. The RME ARC USB will also simultaneously control multiple units.

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