RME Digiface Dante
256-Channel 192 kHz USB Audio Interface
A lightweight, portable audio interface, combining Dante network connectivity and features with everything that RME is famous for: USB 3, MADI, TotalMix FX and outstanding options in both USB and stand-alone operation.
Connectivity & Features
- 256 Channels: 128 in / 128 out
- 64 Channels Dante / 64 Channels MADI
- 2 x Gigabit Ethernet (802.3 compliant)
- 1 x MADI I/O coaxial I/0
- Headphone Output
- Wordclock I/0
- USB 3
- TotalMix FX
Digiface Dante uses RME’s well-known USB driver for Windows and macOS, with lowest latency and industry leading stability, and is equipped with the latest TotalMix FX for flexible routing or mixing operations. High quality phones output offers a quick listen to any audio channel, but can also be used as line output to provide an additional analog stereo mixdown.
Two BNC sockets for word clock I/O are switchable to MADI I/O, with up to 64 channels. The total sum of Dante and MADI, 128 channels, are transferred via USB 3.0 and handled via both Dante control software and RME’s TotalMix FX, for full and struggle-free control of all audio.
Equipped with two banks of redundant network ports, the Digiface Dante is more than just an audio interface. It also offers the functionality of a switch, connecting up to 4 network lines.
Used without USB the Digiface Dante automatically turns into a 64-channel Dante / MADI converter. The analog stereo output can be preconfigured to send out a mix of exactly those channels that are needed.
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.
Dante & MADI
With the integration of the MADI drivers (Mac/Windows) of the renowned RME MADIface series, Digiface Dante allows users to transfer up to 64 MADI channels via USB 3.0 in addition to up to 64 Dante channels. For this purpose, both BNC sockets for the word clock I/O can be switched to MADI I/O. The total of 128 Dante and MADI channels can be conveniently controlled via the included Dante control software and the DSP-based RME TotalMix FX mixer with its comprehensive routing and monitoring options. In this way, TotalMix FX allows users to create independent sub-mixes according to the number of available outputs.
The Digiface Dante has two banks of redundant network ports that can be used multifunctionally as inputs and outputs, as network switches and for redundant operation with primary and secondary networks in case of increased security requirements. In addition, the interface can also be used as a mobile 64-channel Dante/MADI converter if the USB computer connection is not in use.
In addition to the USB 3.0 port, Dante network ports, word clock I/O ports and power supply connector, the Digiface Dante also has a high-quality headphone monitor output that can be used as a line output to transmit an optional analog stereo mixdown.