RME Digiface AVB
256-Channel 192 kHz USB Audio Interface
Developed by RME, Digiface AVB is a glance into the future of audio network technology. The device uses AVB to transfer up to 256 channels of audio between PC and audio network. An additional headphone output allows high quality monitoring. RME's Digiface AVB showcases how audio can be transferred from the PC into the network and back using the AVB protocol stack and finally brings this capability to Windows based PCs.
Connectivity & Features
- 256 Channels: 128 in / 128 out
- 16 Input Streams/ 16 Output Streams
- Gigabit Ethernet (802.3 compliant)
- Headphone Output
- Wordclock I/0
- USB 3
- IEEE 802.1 BA compliant AVB Stack
- IEEE 1722 AVTP / 1722.1 AVDECC compliant
- TotalMix FX
Equipped with USB 3, it allows you to stream up to 128 channels of audio with sampling rates up to 192 kHz into the AVB network and another 128 channels back. Channels are organized in streams of configurable size from 2 to 32 channels, which enables connections to all available AVB audio devices on the market. The accompanying software package comprises an AVDECC controller, which provides essential functions to discover all AVB devices in a network and manage connections of incoming and outgoing streams. Basic monitoring capabilities are built in.
TotalMix FX and TotalMix Remote
Like all the latest RME interfaces, the Digiface Series also includes the powerful digital real-time mixer TotalMix FX. It allows for practically unlimited mixing and routing operations, with all inputs and playback channels simultaneously, to any hardware outputs.
The Digiface Series includes a dedicated Control Room section with Talkback, Main/Phones, fader groups, mute groups, complete remote controllability via Mackie or OSC protocol, and much more. The Digiface Series does not support DSP based effects (FX) like EQ or reverb.
Additionally RME’s latest software, TotalMix Remote, enhances the power of RME interfaces by enabling remote control via iOS, PC or Mac. With a straightforward set up process — simply enter the IP address of the computer you would like to control with TotalMix Remote and get going — users can quickly adjust any aspect of TotalMix FX on a host system while walking around the studio with their tablet, or from a control room located elsewhere in the facility.
The future of audio networks
The integrated USB 3.0 connection allows up to 128 audio channels to be streamed back to the AVB network and another 128 channels to the computer – with sampling rates of up to 192 kHz. Users can adjust the channel sizes of streams between 2 and 32 channels as needed to ensure maximum compatibility with AVB audio devices available on the market.
In addition to the Gigabit Ethernet connection and USB 3.0 port, the RME Digiface AVB features word clock I/O and a headphone output for flexible, high-quality monitoring of the transmission signals. The package also includes the DSP-based TotalMix FX mixer with its comprehensive routing and monitoring options as well as an AVDECC controller.