Synthax Audio AG announced that RME is shipping the 19-inch, half-rack Fireface 400 audio interface for Mac and Windows. The Fireface 400 offers support for up to 192 kHz; two digitally controlled mic preamps; two balanced universal line/instrument inputs; SteadyClock for active jitter suppression and clock refresh; stand-alone operation via display and rotary encoders; TotalMix, a 648-channel mixer with 42-bit internal resolution; 54 level meters displaying peak and RMS, calculated in hardware; and bus power support.
The Fireface 400’s DSP-based mixers allow all 18 input and playback channels to be routed and mixed to any of the 18 physical outputs, with up to nine independent stereo sub-mixes possible. All mix functions can be remotely controlled via MIDI using any Mackie-compatible controller.
Eight channels from the unit’s ADAT optical I/O can be used simultaneously with the analog channels. The coaxial S/PDIF I/O is fully AES/EBU compatible and can operate at up to 192 kHz. The optical S/PDIF, which is alternatively provided via the ADAT I/O, also operates at up to 192 kHz. The unit also has MIDI I/O.