RME MADIface XT

USB 3.0/2.0 Audio Interface with 2 x MADI I/O (Optical), 1 x MADI I/O (Coax), 2 x XLR Mic/Line Inputs, 4 x Analog Outputs, AES/EBU, and MIDI I/O
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Manage Up to 196 Channels of Digital Audio via USB 3.0

If you work with MADI-equipped AD/DA converters, the RME MADIface XT is one of the most powerful solutions Sweetwater can recommend for interfacing with your computer-based DAW. It's a complete solution for studio, broadcast, and live sound applications. You can manage a staggering 196 inputs and 198 outputs via MADI, plus two analog inputs, three analog outputs, AES/EBU I/O, and even MIDI I/O. It's amazing you've got this amount of connectivity in a single USB 3.0 interface, and you can even use it via USB 2.0 (with computer I/O limited to 70 channels), external PCI Express, and even Thunderbolt with a PCI Express adapter (not included). You'll have precision control of any large-scale MADI-based system with the RME MADIface XT.

RME MADIface XT USB 3.0/PCI Express Audio Interface at a Glance:
  • Handle high channel counts over long distances effortlessly
  • TotalMix mixer gives you powerful control over large track counts
  • Use it standalone as a powerful MADI repeater or format converter
Handle high channel counts over long distances effortlessly

Long story short, the RME MADIface XT lets you run digital audio over vast distances with rock-solid reliability. Depending on the sample rate you're using, you can have up to 196 simultaneous record and playback channels. It's perfect for larger recording facilities, where the recording spaces may not be adjacent to the control room. Put put MADI A/D converters in the recording rooms, run MADI optical cables to your control room, and use the MADIface XT to capture up to 196 channels of audio on your Mac or PC-based DAW. If you're interested in learning more about the network capabilities of MADI audio, just give your Sweetwater Sales Engineer a call.

TotalMix mixer gives you powerful control over large track counts

While the compact MADIface XT is about as simple and elegant as it gets, you've got incredible control over inputs, outputs, mix levels, and more from RME's TotalMix software mixer. Not only do you have unlimited routing of inputs and outputs, you can also split and distribute signals to multiple outputs at a time. In fact, the MADIface XT supports up to 99 completely independent submixes. You even have peak and RMS level metering, which is crucial for managing the gain levels of large numbers of tracks.

Use it standalone as a powerful MADI repeater or format converter

While the MADIface XT is a very convenient way to get high track counts in and out of your computer, it's fully capable without a computer as well. In standalone mode, the MADIface XT maintains all of its functionality, and you can even control it remotely via MIDI. If you need to convert between MADI optical and coaxial formats, the MADIface XT has you covered there too.

RME MADIface XT USB 3.0/PCI Express Audio Interface Features:
  • USB 3.0 audio interface with support for up to 196 MADI input channels and 198 MADI output channels
  • PCI Express port for connecting to RME external PCIe cards for lowest latency
  • Comprehensive I/O including two mic/line inputs, four analog outs, AES/EBU, and MIDI
  • TotalMix FX mixing software gives you unlimited routing of inputs and outputs, and up 99 fully independent stereo submixes
  • Full functionality in standalone mode, with remote control capability via MIDI
  • Can be used as a MADI optical/coax format converter or as a signal repeater
  • Comes with DIGICheck, a complete audio measurement, analysis and test tool
  • Mac/PC
The RME MADIface XT is a smart control center for any MADI system!

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Audio Interface Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Computer Connectivity USB 3.0/USB 2.0/PCIe (Requires Compatible PCIe Card)
Form Factor Desktop
Simultaneous I/O 196 x 198
Number of Preamps 2
Phantom Power Yes
A/D Resolution 24-bit/192kHz
Built In DSP/FX DSP (TotalMix)
Analog Inputs 2 x XLR/TRS Combo
Analog Outputs 2 x XLR, 1 x Headphones
Digital Inputs 2 x MADI (Optical), 1 x MADI (Coax), AES/EBU
Digital Outputs 2 x MADI (Optical), 1 x MADI (Coax), AES/EBU
MIDI I/O In/Out
Clock I/O 1 x Word Clock
Manufacturer Part Number MADI-XT

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