RME Digiface AVB and Dante cards: Pushing the envelope of I/O
RME announced two additions to their already stellar line of high-end audio interfaces, offering huge I/O count and more.
First up is the RME Digiface Dante, offering a staggering 64 channels of DANTE digital audio transmission and 64 channels of MADI, via a single USB 3 port.
DANTE was first introduced to the world by Australian company, Audinate, and caught everyone’s attention because of its ability to transmit such high I/O count using uncompressed digital audio transmission, at such low latencies. DANTE quickly became the industry standard for a host of applications from broadcasting to cloud-based audio solutions.
The RME Digiface AVB is based on the “Audio Video Bridging” transmission and offers up to 256 channels of network audio via a single USB 3 port. In a world moving towards streamed audio and cloud-based computing, more and more gear is catering towards that side of the market – and RME has certainly knocked it out of the park with these interfaces.
RME are known for their top-shelf audio interfaces, and it’s safe to say nothing has changed with the Digiface Dante and AVB. Both offering up to 192kHz sample rates, with exceptional build quality.
RME is known for intuitive routing capabilities, and they’re going even further now.
Both the Digiface Dante and AVB have a high-quality headphone output for monitoring on-the-fly, and both offer the intuitive flexible routing control that RME is known for – using the bundled software application suite. There’s even a host of DSP effects built into the RME TotalMix software, allowing you to apply effects to your chain, without using a DAW.
Before you head out and buy one, just a heads up – these interfaces are geared more towards the high-end professional industry, broadcasting and live video applications, they’re not really suited to DJs and music producers.
Considering the host of great features, they’re very well priced – starting at USD $499 (Around R6100 excl. duties).
Check out the RME website for more details.