RME Fireface UC

36 Channel USB 2.0 Audio Interface

  • 18x In- and outputs, simultaneously usable
  • 24 Bit / 192 kHz AD/DA converter
  • 2x Mic preamps with digitally controlled gain and individually switchable 48V phantom power
  • Instrument input
  • 8x Analog I/O
  • ADAT I/O
  • SPDIF I/O
  • 2x MIDI I/O
  • Word Clock
  • Intelligent Clock Control
  • SyncCheck
  • SyncAlign
  • SteadyClock
  • DIGICheck and TotalMix
  • Design: 9.5”, 1 U
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Recording / Playback Channels 18x18
Number of Mic Inputs 2
Number of Line Imputs 8
Number of Instrument Inputs 2
Number of Line Outs 6
Headphone Outs 1
Phantom power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 1
Number of ADAT Connectors 1
Numer of AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors No
MIDI interface Yes
Word Clock 1xIn, 1xOut
Max. sample rate (kHz) 192 kHz
Max. resolution in bit 24 bit
USB Bus-Powered No
Incl. power supply Yes
USB Version 2.0
Width in mm 265 mm
Depth in mm 165 mm
Height in mm 44 mm

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Very pleased

19.02.2017
I'm using this audio interface mostly for recording acoustic music, usually in pair with my Neumann KM 184.

Pros:

I must say that the sound quality is incredible, no self-noise or coloration, it's pure and clear.

The stereo picture is wide and realistic, even when listening on headphones you feel like you sitting in front of a performer, the level of detail is amazing. This also uncovers any recording problems and poor mic placement which you won't hear in consumer audio gear.

I've been using Fireface UC for a few months and never experienced any dropouts or any driver problems (running it on Windows 10), it's very stable.

Delay-free monitoring is a very useful feature when you're recording.

It might take a bit to get used to controls if you're upgrading from a less complex interface, but the manual book provides clear instructions.

Cons: none in terms of performance and quality.

I wish they'd add a possibility of using FX with delay-free monitoring, but unfortunately, it's not supported in this model, so you can only monitor dry sound without delay.

The only con I could find so far is a green light on power supply's cable, which is so strong that unintentionally functions as a night light, which can be a bit annoying.

All in all, it's a great product and I'm very satisfied.
Also, I would like to express my gratitude to Thomann for their great job on packaging, it came in a huge box filled with bubble packets.
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DrCheese, 23.08.2018
A bit pricey but sound quality is superb. The mic preamps are pristine and 192kHz sounds clean even when slowed down (unlike other devices that I have tried this with). The TotalMix software seems extremely powerful but I'm still working through its potential. This is an extremely compact device. I was also considering the MOTU Ultralite but the RME seems more compact. The other reason I preferred the RME is that it comes with a 'lump in the line' power supply (so you can just change the cable if you're in the UK) whereas the MOTU comes with a wall wart (and a travel adapter if you're in the UK).
The only negative is that there are some things that it might have been nice to see as hardware controls on the device such as phantom power switches, dedicated trim controls for the two XLR inputs. It's also a shame that you have to use adapters to use MIDI (although 2 ins and outs are provided) and that outputs 7 and 8 are only on a single TRS (and obviously unbalanced). I suppose these compromises need to be made for the sake of compactness. Lots of other connectivity though: spdif, optical ADAT
One thing to watch out for: the nuts around the word clock connectors worked themselves loose quickly so give them a tighten when you first get the unit.
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RME Fireface UC

36 Channel USB 2.0 Audio Interface 18x In- and outputs, simultaneously usable, 24 Bit / 192 kHz AD/DA converter, 2x Mic preamps with digitally controlled gain and individually switchable 48V...

  • Recording / Playback Channels: 18x18
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Imputs: 8
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Outs: 6
  • Headphone Outs: 1
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 1
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 1
  • Numer of AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI interface: Yes
  • Word Clock: 1xIn, 1xOut
  • Max. sample rate (kHz): 192 kHz
  • Max. resolution in bit: 24 bit
  • USB Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. power supply: Yes
  • USB Version: 2.0
  • Width in mm: 265 mm
  • Depth in mm: 165 mm
  • Height in mm: 44 mm
  • Included in delivery: USB cable, breakoutcable, software
  • Zero latency monitoring: Yes
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  • Recording / Playback Channels: 30x30
  • Recording/Playback Channels: 30/30
  • Number of microphone inputs: 4
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 4
  • Number of Line Imputs: 12
  • Number of instrument inputs: 4
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 4
  • Number of Line Outs: 8
  • Headphone Outputs: 2
  • Headphone Outs: 2
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 0
  • S/PDIF Connectors: 0
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 2
  • ADAT Connectors: 2
  • Numer of AES/EBU Connectors: 1
  • AES/EBU Connectors: 1
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • Misc. Connectors: No
  • MIDI Interface: Yes
  • MIDI interface: Yes
  • Word Clock: 1xIn, 1xOut
  • Max. sample rate (kHz): 192 kHz
  • max. Samplerate in kHz: 192 kHz
  • Max. resolution in bit: 24 bit
  • Max. Resolution in bit: 24 bit
  • USB Bus-Powered: No
  • Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. power supply: Yes
  • Firewire Version: 800
  • USB Version: 2.0
  • Width in mm: 483 mm
  • Depth in mm: 242 mm
  • Height in mm: 44 mm
  • Included in delivery: TotalMix FX Software Win/Mac, DIGICheck Software Win/Mac, Opto-cable, USB-cable, CD-ROM, Manual, Power Supply
  • Zero latency monitoring: Yes
RME Fireface UCX
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RME Fireface UCX

36-channel USB 2.0 & FireWire 400 audio interface 18 Inputs and outputs can be used simultaneously, 24-Bit/192kHz AD/DA converter, 2 Mic preamps with digitally controlled gain and individually...

  • Recording/Playback Channels: 18/18
  • Recording / Playback Channels: 18x18
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 2
  • Number of microphone inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Imputs: 8
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 2
  • Number of instrument inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Outs: 6
  • Headphone Outputs: 1
  • Headphone Outs: 1
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 1
  • S/PDIF Connectors: 1
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 1
  • ADAT Connectors: 1
  • Numer of AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Misc. Connectors: No
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI interface: Yes
  • MIDI Interface: Yes
  • Word Clock: 1xIn, 1xOut
  • Max. sample rate (kHz): 192 kHz
  • max. Samplerate in kHz: 192 kHz
  • Max. resolution in bit: 24 bit
  • Max. Resolution in bit: 24 bit
  • Bus-Powered: No
  • USB Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. power supply: Yes
  • Firewire Version: 400
  • USB Version: 2.0
  • Width in mm: 265 mm
  • Depth in mm: 165 mm
  • Height in mm: 44 mm
  • Included in delivery: USB cable, breakoutcable, software
  • Zero latency monitoring: Yes
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