RME ARC USB

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Remote Control

  • Easy operation of TotalMix FX software
  • Compatible with RME Fireface UFX + and UFX II (direct) and all RME devices with TotalMix FX (via computer)
  • Controls the DSP-based routing and effects section
  • USB or remote interface (stand-alone operation)
  • 15 programmable illuminated function buttons
  • Programmable connection for foot switch
  • Jog wheel for parameter change
  • Compatible with RME UFX +
  • Parallel operation of several interfaces possible
  • Mac OS and Windows compatible
available since April 2017
Item number 402467
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Mmm.... a bit disappointed
lavidaesuncinema 26.06.2021
I bought a full RME rig made of a Fireface UC, a Quadmic and an ARC controller. Overall, I'm happy with the quality and general implementation of the RME products.

However, of the three pieces I bought, the ARC Usb is the one I'm the least happy about. The controller has in fact some arbitrary limitations in regards to MIDI configuration and programming.

More specifically, I wrote a custom script for the ARC which was supposed to make it behave like a mixer controller for the RME UC (within its own TotalMix software) and as a generic MIDI controller within my DAW, using the ARC buttons left unassigned on the mixer. After inquiring to the RME people on their forum, I now understand that they do not allow the ARC to be freely programmed, and that the controller will only work within the audio interface functions.

I'm extremely careful in keeping a minimalist working environment. I spend a lot of time optimizing the usage of my gear, and making sure nothing sits on my desk under-utilized.

I now have 8 unused ARC MIDI buttons sitting right by my left hand, which could have been easily used to control basic functions within my DAW (i.e. play, rec, stop, tap, metronome, and so on), saving me space and money for another controller.

I really did not expect this from RME. If I buy a pro-grade product, I expect to be able to do some very deep re-configuration. It's the product that must adapt to my workflow, and not the other way around.
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alibuyuk 05.01.2022
Case quality is very good quality metal. The product maintains the German-made criteria in terms of durability :) because it only works on midi-based, you may experience midi disconnection from time to time, but it is very rare. You can solve this by plugging and unplugging the cable. I highly recommend it to those who want to monitor your sound without adding extra color. of course you have an rme sound card :))
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In use as monitor controller
Anthony aus F. 31.10.2017
I use this as a monitor controller with the RME Totalmix with the RME UFX. I use the Snap buttons for six monitoring presets:
HS8 / NS10m / both HS8 and NS10m / HS8 + Focal Sub / NS10m + Focal Sub / HS8 + NS10m sub + mains

The other two snap presets are for Recording,
The mono works well.
Great little unit that saves the on using a monitor controller and lets me set the cross over dB roll off slope and frequencies in RME Totalmix.

I think it can do much more. For instance I have to explore more about assigning the rest of the buttons and jog wheel.

This is, in conjunction with the RNE UFX, one of my most used pieces of hardware.
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Simply Great
Guyl M 13.11.2020
Connected to a UFX+, they work well together. The UFX+ can be rack mounted and no need to touch it at all, unless you are dealing with cables. The remote has 12 assignable buttons and it is possible to control most of TotalMix necessary functions from it. It is well built and very solid. Great addition to any RME Audio Interface that's compatible with the ARC USB. I recommend this.
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