Equipped with the latest 192 kHz AD- and DA-converters and two reference class microphone preamps the bus-powered Babyface delivers top sound in a nicely designed and attractively shaped enclosure. The Babyface uses the USB 2.0 high-speed bus and has been uncompromisingly optimized for highest performance under Windows and Mac OS.
The Babyface combines excellent analog circuit design with AD/DA converter chips of the latest generation. On top RME's famous SteadyClock ensures an AD- and DA-conversion of the highest reference quality. Both digitally controlled preamps provide individually switchable 48V phantom power. The extremely low THD+N values let these preamps surpass those of other devices that cost several times the price of the Babyface.
The incredible feature set includes an optical I/O, usable as ADAT port with SMUX support or SPDIF for sessions at up to 192 kHz. In combination with an ADAT converter, like the RME ADI-8 DS/QS or OctaMic II, the Babyface provides an incredible amount of 10 analog input and 12 output channels. The additional headphone output, driven from an extra DA converter, provides full 192 kHz sound experience, and is available not only directly at the unit but also on the breakout cable. Recording any instrument is a breeze and does not require any other hardware. Directly plug in your guitar or other instruments by switching one input to Hi-Z input mode.
Perfect Control: With one main control knob and two single buttons the elegant Babyface acts as perfectly designed direct desktop control for all typical studio tasks: volume control, reference volume store and recall, volume dim, input selection/switching, input gain control — quick and easy access to all functions has been a major point during design and development.
TotalMix FX: The next generation of TotalMix delivers hardware mixing/routing with lots of new features and a highly improved usability. The unbeaten DSP mixer now not only matches features of high-end digital consoles but even adds effects like a 3-band parametric equalizer, reverb and echo to the mix.
The DSP-based hardware calculates RMS and Peak levels for all channels without causing any significant CPU load.
10 Input / 12 Output channels 2 x analog I/O with line and mic level, balanced or unbalanced Two digitally controlled Mic Preamps in high-end quality 1 channel alternatively usable as Hi-Z input 1 x ADAT I/O or 1 x SPDIF I/O optical 1 x Phones Out (separate DA conversion, dual output for two headphones) 1 x MIDI I/O Bus-powered operation possible TotalMix FX (High-End DSP mixer with effects) Sample rates up to 192 kHz on all I/Os SteadyClockâ?¢ for maximum jitter suppression and clock refresh Level Meter Peak/RMS, hardware-calculated TotalMix FX: Integrated High-End Mixer with effects and 42-bit internal resolution