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Babyface RME

The Babyface RME audio interface is a big dream come true to the musician on the road who needs to have a high quality portable sound card, which is also suitable for recording and mastering.

Every musician knows that RME provides very good hardware backed with great software. The best audio interface with driver which is poor, would be a source of headaches,

A mediocre sound card with poor Mic Preamps and poor AD/DA (Analog to Digital/Digital to Analog) converters, even with the best drivers, will never produce a clean professional sound.

The Babyface RME is equiped converters providing an SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio) of up to 115 dBA guarantees a crystal clear sound quality.

Babyface RME
  • Babyface RME2 High-End mic preamps both digitally controlled, individually switchable 48V phantom power (for pro condenser microphones).
  • Instrument input: Hi-Z mode to directly plug in instruments.
  • Phones output : 2 sets. 1 on the unit and 1 on the breakout cable. Perfect for 2 separate headphones or additional monitors.
  • MIDI Input/Output.
  • Digital Input/Output. Optical TOSLINK I/O usable as ADAT port with SMUX support (multiple digital channels) or SPDIF optical (Stereo IN/OUT).
  • Controls : The rotary knob is used to change the various parameters of the function selected by the button Select.
  • Babyface RME front
  • DSP Engine : Lo cut + 3 band parametric Equalizer available in all input and output channels calculated within its FPGA.
    • Reverb and Echo are calculated on the host CPU with a very small CPU load.

System Requirements.

1. Windows XP SP2 or up, Intel Mac OS X (10.5 or up)
2. 1 USB 2.0 port
3. Computer with at least Pentium Core 2 Duo CPU

Babyface RME In the studio.

This little Rolls Royce, can be the heart of your home recording studio.

Babyface RME silver
Babyface RME silver

With its outstanding sonic quality and rock solid drivers, it can assure you years of hassle free music production.

Babyface RME on stage.

Babyface RME bag

For the guitarist singer on the road, it’s a dream come true:
Plug the microphone in the balanced XLR of the breakout cable,
Plug the guitar in instrument the HI-Z input on the side of the device,
And plug the balanced outputs to the PA.
Set the EQ, Reverb and Echo for both (or load a previously saved preset),
Enjoy the sound.

For the keyboardist singer, different scenarios are possible.

If you are using a soft synth, just plug is the keyboard’s MIDI OUT to the MIDI IN of the device and can plug 2 mics.

If you are using the keyboard’s internal sounds, you still can plug the keyboard output to the instrument input, but the sound will be mono.
…. One way to achieve a pseudo stereo, is to pan the keyboard’s sound to one side, and its Echo to the other side with a small delay.

The alternative is to connect the keyboard’s SPDIF Optical OUT to the Babyface RME Optical IN. (Hopefully  modern keyboards do have SPDIF Optical).

The Babyface RME is priced higher than similar audio interfaces.
But, quality is priceless.

Buying cheap products doesn’t save you money in the long run.
You can buy an audio device for a couple of hundreds but you might find yourself wanting or needing to buy another one after a few months.
Result: you spend more money and you don’t enjoy the benefits that a good quality audio device can provide.

Buying the Babyface RME is investing in a professional sound device that will not be outdated for many years

Benefits OF Babyface RME

Although small in size, the MicroBook USB Audio Interface is huge when it comes to audio quality. It is a USB bus-powered audio interface that provides studio-grade audio performance. Despite being small, about the size of a regular pocket, the MicroBook USB Audio Interface can turn your Mac or PC into a personal 4X2 recording studio – all complete with the needed audio I/O and mixing features for professional recording.

The MicroBook lets you have a complete personal recording set up whether on a Mac or on a PC. It has four simultaneous inputs for a microphone, a guitar, and a keyboard or any other stereo line-level device. Its mic preamp gives nothing but a neutral coloration and pristine sound, thanks to 20dB pad and 48V phantom power of its built-in condenser mics. On top of that, the MicroBook offers flexible monitoring options – choose among a programmable analog, a digital and headphone outputs.

Why Babyface RME More Useful Than Others?

Because the MicroBook is slim, its mic input is a balanced quarter-inch jack. If in case you would like to use a mic cable with an XLR plug, there is no need to worry because the MicroBook comes with a XLR-to-1/4-inch adapter. Its Precision Digital Trim Feature lets you digitally control analog trim on all analog units. This only means one thing – you get to enjoy both worlds: the excellent signal quality of analog audio circuitry and the fine-tune precision of digital control. Not only that, you also get to save and recall trim settings on your computer.

Most of the audio interface brands that we see in the market today (even the expensive ones) usually cut corners with unbalanced analog inputs and outputs. Such imbalance then results to a greatly compromised performance that falls way below an equivalent balanced circuit. But the MicroBook has well balanced inputs and outputs that ensure only the best protection possible against RF interference, AC hum, and other noise-creating environmental factors.

The guitar input of the MicroBook gives the proper impedance loads for guitars, so you can play through guitar-processing plug-ins in a host software without worries knowing that you will get nothing but natural feel and response. Its “mini” eight-inch analog input can also be connected to an iPod or any other stereo line level signal. This allows audio input mixing with other inputs and routed to any output device.

With the birth of the MOTU MicroBook USB Audio Interface, you can now have quality I/O recording, personal audio tracking, laptop-based DJing, among many other applications, on-the-go.

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