RME Fireface UCX (Interface Only)Item ID: FirefaceUCX
18-channel Hybrid USB 2.0/USB 3/FireWire 400 Audio Interface with Onboard DSP
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This Hybrid Audio Interface Is Ready for Anything!The super-versatile RME Fireface UCX hybrid interface gives you many of the hit features found in their Fireface UFX model, but in a more portable format. It comes loaded with redeveloped Hammerfall converters and a ton of I/O options, including a pair of phenomenal mic pres, ADAT optical, S/PDIF, and more. RME's TotalMix FX DSP engine lets you track with latency-free studio-grade processing and effects.
RME Fireface UCX Hybrid Interface at a Glance:
The quality sound and flexible IO you need
Throughout the industry, RME is known for their top-notch converters and amazing analog sound quality - and the Fireface UCX is no exception! Its updated Hammerfall converters are second to none, and you'll love tracking with its extremely clear microphone preamplifiers and extensive IO. But the Fireface UCX offers you a different kind of flexibility as well. This hybrid interface gives you both FireWire 400 and USB connections, including support for high-speed USB 3. What's more, you can even hook it up to your iPad 2 via the Camera Connection Kit - giving you the ultimate on-the-go pro-caliber recording rig!
TotalMix FX DSP provides latency-free processing, monitoring, and effects
The Fireface UCX comes loaded with a whole new version of RME's TotalMix FX engine. This dual-DSP system uses one DSP chip for monitor mixing, leaving the other free for latency-free effects and processing. The routing side of TotalMix FX gives you a fully flexible 18 x 18 monitor mixer with up to nine independent stereo submixes. Each of the Fireface UCX's channels feature dedicated EQ and dynamics, plus reverb and delay processing. That means you can track with the effects and processing you need, without ever having to worry about latency or your computer's processing power.
RME Fireface UCX Hybrid Interface Features:
For the flexibility and sound quality you demand, count on the RME Fireface UCX hybrid interface!
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James, Phoenix, AZ
Reviewsbased on 5 reviews
You need it!!
by Horace fromI used to have the FF400 that i used with my MAC until I bought a PC laptop as I decided to use FL Studio to produce my music. but FF400 was only Firewire and my pc laptop was only USB...TATAMM and th... read more [+]ere came the FF UCX. it's definitely worth it. Just like the FF400 latency is next to 0. Plus this sound card is portable as i am mobile. Definitely recommend this soundcard to any PC or MAC user. close [-]
April 20, 2013
Music Background: Music Producer
A Great Step-up
by Eddie Law from Atlanta, GAOkay here's the "Reader's Digest" version:
February 13, 2013
Music Background: Musician-Singer/Sogwriter
Started off with an AVID M-Box PT 8 LE which was okay for a newbie.
I then upgraded to a TASCAM 1800 (still using PT 8 LE) to get more I/O. This di... read more [+]d the job until I upgraded my Mac to OS X 8 and they didn't have the drivers at the time. This unit was alright but I called my Sweetwater rep who recommended the PreSonus 1818VSL. Now that made the past interfaces appear to be so/so. This was my "Baby" for my home studio until it started having latency issues along w/popping sounds. After doing some research I found that I wasn't the only one. As of today I am still dealing w/intermittent issues... However, no worries thanks to Sweetwater's extended warranty and tech support I will have it resolved.
Now... with regards to my latest purchase of the Fireface UCX? This is a beautiful interface! The pre's are sweet! This by far blows away my other interfaces. I purchased it for portability, iOS interface with my iPad and its a great complement to Logic Pro/PT 10. I use this more than the other interfaces in my home studio.
So here's my humble opinion: it's a great pro-level 18 I/O Hybrid interface that has exceeded my expectations. What more can I say? If you're looking for a portable stand-alone or DAW integrated audio interface with sweet preamps... Look no further! close [-]
Maximization of Money Spent
by Nashville Yankee from Music City, USAWhat to do when you're looking to take the step up from 'gets the job done' to 'can hang with the big boys'?
December 5, 2012
Music Background: Pro Musician, Producer
Want to increase your I/O but don't have a need for /that/ many?
... read more [+] /> On the road (or at a jam session) and thinking "We should record this ... grab your iPad"?
Everyone else can drool over the details, I'll just tell you that the sound is flawless, it is super versatile and (with expansion to multiple units possible) will be the centerpiece to my studio for a long time to come! close [-]
by NoNameNeeded from MNI do have lots of equipment and earned some rights to write a word or two. RME UCX is a great sounding unit, PRO stuff. It can compete with some big names is the industry and this is not a joke.
August 16, 2012
Music Background: Recording Engineer
by: Mitch Gallagher
interfaces have long been known for their feature-heavy design, rock-solid drivers, low latency, and pristine sound... read more »
RME Fireface UCX (Interface Only)
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