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RME Babyface PRO FS Audio Interface

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ALL-NEW 2020 VERSION – What´s new?

The best Babyface – period.

The new Babyface PRO FS improves all elements: sound quality, MicPres, Instrument inputs, lowest-noise Headphone/IEM outs and ultra-low latency.

All elements are industry-leading representatives of its kind – combined in a bus-powered mobile interface, working completely even on a legacy USB port!

The Babyface PRO FS not only provides RME´s new SteadyClock FS pro audio clock with FemtoSecond accuracy. The ultra-compact box inherits now the same highest quality analog conversion and headphone preamp technology, like the industry-leading ADI-2 PRO FS. It comes with an USB-C cable and provides a newly K-Slot for theft protection.

Overview

SteadyClock FS

Pro Audio Clock featuring FemtoSecond Accuracy &complete JITTER Immunity

The best AD/DA Conversion

The Highest Quality analog conversion of the industry-leading ADI-2 PRO FS.

Improved Headphone Outs

The world´s lowest noise headphone preamps, built into a mobile audio interface.

USB-C + USB2

The US-version adds a USB-C connection cable to the package to plug it directly into USB-C ports.

+19 / +4 dBu switch

On the bottom – adds a direct way to reduce the output level to improve sound quality.

Improved MicPres

The already outstanding SNR of both MicPres improved to impressive 113.7 dB.

Low Latency Converters

6 samples less latency on the AD side by new ADC. It won’t get quicker …

K-Slot

Newly integrated for theft protection.

Every ingredient: Outstanding.
The sum: Still fully bus-powered.

Combining the best mobile MicPres, AD/DA, Headphone Amps,
Mac & Win Drivers and Low-Latency Performance in a single USB-powered interface.

  • 4/4 Analog I/O
  • 2 Mic Preamps
  • 2 Instrument Input
  • 1 + 1 Headphone/IEM Out
  • 8/8 ADAT I/O Ch.
  • 1 MIDI I/O

Connects to USB2 and USB-C (cable included).
All features working fully bus-powered.

Included

Scuffham Amps S-GEAR

Guitar Amps. State of the art.

The best amps for the best mobile interface: S-Gear is a collection of guitar amps, speaker cabinets and effects implemented in software for use with Windows PC or MAC. The software comes as a Standalone Application and as plug-ins for use with the most popular DAWs recording software.

The sound of a boutique tube amp, turned up loud!

The really special thing about S-Gear is the amazing high quality of guitar amp tones achieved simply by plugging your guitar into a computer via an audio interface. S-Gear gives you a professional guitar sound without the expense and hassle. We are talking about the sound of a high quality tube amp, turned up loud, and mic’d up professionally in a suitable acoustic space. S-Gear’s boutique designed amps, coupled with accurate convolution based speaker cabinet emulation, provide a massive range of guitar tones.

BRAINWORX MASTERING PLUG-INS

Babyface Pro FS get free access to the full, unlimited versions
of Plugin Alliance’s Brainworx BX Opto and Brainworx BX Masterdesk plug-ins.

TRIAL PLUG-INS

Babyface PRO FS users also receive trial versions of Pianoteq 6 by Modartt and the Blue 3 Organ by GG Audio. Rounding out the added offerings, Babyface Pro FS customers will receive a free 14-day, full version of Gig Performer. After which, a special VIP offer applies.

TotalMix FX

High-End Digital DSP-Mixer

The most powerful zero-latency DSP Mixer – built into an audio interface: RME´s TotalMix.

TotalMix FX allows fully independent routing and mixing of all input and playback channels to all physical outputs, which turn into full-featured mixbus channels – unique powerful for an audio interface mixer. These independent stereo submixes plus a comprehensive Control Room section offer unrivalled monitoring capabilities and unsurpassed routing flexibility.

You can even configure a “mix-minus” setup for your Podcasts, as separate audio sources; you control what guests and listeners hear with no additional cables, mixer or hardware.
Mix multiple software applications simultaneously for adding music beds, sound fx, and other desirable audio clips to your podcast.

EQ, Reverb & Delay

High-quality effects. Directly integrated in every input and output channel in TotalMix FX.

TOTALMIX FX NETWORK REMOTE CONTROL

FOR WINDOWS, MAC OS and iPad.

The mix on your finger tips: TotalMix FX Net Remote provides full control for the mix via a network connection, including WIFI. All features can be controlled from another computer or a tablet.

Additionally TotalMix FX for iPad adds full control over hardware mixer and DSP effects for the Babyface Pro FS when connected in Class Compliant Mode and lets users create, store and load complete mixes directly from the iPad.

RME DigiCheck

Precision Audio Metering

BREATH TAKINGLY PRECISE

SteadyClock FS

Pro Audio Clock featuring FemtoSecond Accuracy &complete JITTER Immunity

Clock + AD/DA: The Babyface PRO FS provides now the same highest quality analog conversion technology, like the industry-leading ADI-2 PRO FS – as bus-powered, TotalMix FX driven Pro Audio interface.

THE WORLD'S LOWEST NOISE HEADPHONE PREAMPS. MOBILE!

Improved SNR & THD

Both headphone outputs provide the High Power / Zero Noise design of the industry-leading, reference converter ADI-2 PRO FS now. Lowest Noise achieved!

The THD of both parallel phones outputs improve by 10 dB. The 3.5 mm TRS phones output power rises to 90 mW. THD of both phones outputs improved by up to 10 dB. Finally the output impedance of 3.5 mm TRS was lowered from 2 Ohms to 0.1 Ohms.

Pristine sonic results, outperforming even well-regarded stand-alone headphone amps, no matter what type of headphone is used!

Analog Specifications

AD & Microphone/Line 1-2

  • Input: XLR, electronically balanced
  • Input impedance balanced: 2 kOhm, 5.2 kOhm with PAD
  • Input impedance unbalanced: 1 kOhm, 2.6 kOhm with PAD
  • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): 113,7 dB RMS unweighted, 117 dBA
  • Frequency response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.1 dB: 18 Hz – 20.8 kHz
  • Frequency response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 7 Hz – 45.8 kHz
  • Frequency response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 5 Hz – 88 kHz
  • With PAD active : -0.1 dB 8 Hz, -0.5 dB < 4 Hz, -1 dB < 3 Hz
  • THD: < -112 dB, < 0.00024 %
  • THD+N: < -108 dB, < 0.00035 %
  • THD @ 30 dB Gain: < -115 dB, < 0.00016 %
  • THD+N @ 30 dB Gain: < -100 dB, < 0.001 %
  • Channel separation: > 110 dB
  • Gain range: -11 dB up to +65 dB
  • Maximum input level XLR, Gain 0 dB: +8 dBu, PAD +19 dBu
  • Maximum input level XLR, Gain 65 dB: -57 dBu, PAD -46 dBu

AD, Line/Instrument In 3-4

As Microphone/Line 1-2, but:

  • Input: 6.3 mm TS jack, unbalanced
  • Input impedance: 1 MOhm
  • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): 116 dB RMS unweighted, 120 dBA
  • Frequency response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.1 dB: 5 Hz – 20.8 kHz
  • Frequency response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: < 3 Hz – 45.8 kHz
  • Frequency response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: < 2 Hz – 92 kHz
  • Maximum input level @+4 dBu, Gain 0 dB: +13 dBu
  • Maximum input level @-10 dBV, Gain 9 dB: -5 dBu

DA: Line Out 1-2

  • Dynamic range (DR): 115 dB RMS unweighted, 118 dBA
  • Frequency response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.5 dB: 0 Hz – 20.8 kHz
  • Frequency response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 0 Hz – 45 kHz
  • Frequency response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 0 Hz – 89 kHz
  • THD: – 106 dB, 0.0005 %
  • THD+N: -102 dB, 0.0008 %
  • Channel separation: > 110 dB
  • Output: XLR balanced
  • Output impedance: 300 Ohm balanced, 150 Ohm unbalanced
  • Output level @ 0 dBFS: Balanced +19 / +4 dBu, unbalanced +13 / +7 dBu
  • DC @ 0 dBFS: 6.35mm 4.8 V, 3.5mm 2.4 V, XLR bal. 9.6 V

DA, Phones 3/4

AS DA Line Out, but:

  • Output: 6.3 mm TRS jack, unbalanced
  • Output impedance: 10 Ohm
  • Output level at 0 dBFS, 1 kOhm load: +13 dBu
  • Max power @ 0.1% THD: 60 mW
  • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): 114.8 dB RMS unweighted, 118 dBA
  • Noise level: -101.8 dBu
  • Output: 3.5 mm TRS jack, unbalanced
  • Output impedance: 0.1 Ohm
  • Output level at 0 dBFS, 1 kOhm load: +7 dBu
  • Max power @ 0.1% THD: 90 mW
  • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): 114 dB RMS unweighted, 117 dBA
  • Noise level: -107 dBu

 

Digital & MIDI Specifications

Digital

  • Clocks: Internal, ADAT In, SPDIF In
  • Jitter suppression of external clocks: > 50 dB (2.4 kHz)
  • Effective clock jitter influence on AD and DA conversion: near zero
  • PLL ensures zero dropout, even at more than 100 ns jitter
  • Digital Bitclock PLL for trouble-free varispeed ADAT operation
  • Supported sample rates: 28 kHz up to 200 kHz

Digital Inputs

ADAT Optical

  • 1 x TOSLINK
  • Standard: 8 channels 24 bit, up to 48 kHz
  • Double Speed (S/MUX): 4 channels 24 bit 96 kHz
  • Quad Speed (S/MUX4) : 2 channels 24 bit 192 kHz
  • Bitclock PLL ensures perfect synchronisation even in varispeed operation
  • Lock Range: 31.5 kHz – 50 kHz
  • Jitter suppression: > 50 dB (2.4 kHz)

SPDIF optical

  • 1 x optical, according to IEC 60958
  • Accepts Consumer and Professional format
  • Lock Range: 27 kHz – 200 kHz
  • Jitter suppression: > 50 dB (2.4 kHz)

SPDIF optical

  • 1 x optical, according to IEC 60958
  • Accepts Consumer and Professional format
  • Lock Range: 27 kHz – 200 kHz
  • Jitter suppression: > 50 dB (2.4 kHz)

Digital Outputs

ADAT optical

  • 1 x TOSLINK
  • Standard: 8 channels 24 bit, up to 48 kHz
  • Double Speed (S/MUX): 4 channels 24 bit 96 kHz
  • Quad Speed (S/MUX4) : 2 channels 24 bit 192 kHz

SPDIF optical

  • 1 x optical, according to IEC 60958
  • Format Consumer (SPDIF) according to IEC 60958
  • Sample rate 28 kHz up to 200 kHz

MIDI

  • 1 x MIDI I/O via breakout cable with 2 x 5-pin DIN jacks
  • Galvanically isolated by optocoupled input
  • Hi-speed mode: Jitter and response time typically below 1 ms
  • Separate 128 byte FIFOs for input and output 25.3

 

General

  • Power supply: USB bus power or external power supply
  • Idle power consumption: 2.8 Watts
  • Typical power consumption: 3.7 Watts
  • Max. power consumption: 5.4 Watts
  • Current at 5 V bus power operation: 700 mA (3.7 Watts)
  • Current at 12 V external power: 313 mA (3.7 Watts)
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 108 x 35 x 181 mm (4.25″ x 1.4″ x 7.1″)
  • Weight: 680 g ( 1.5 lbs)
  • Temperature range: +5° up to +50° Celsius (41° F up to 122°F)
  • Relative humidity: < 75%, non condensing

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