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RME Fireface UCX Mini-Review

An RME On My iPad On the first day of winter NAMM RME launched its new audio interface: the Fireface UCX — RME UFX's little brother. The Fireface UCX includes iPad support. Here is a snapshot review of the Fireface UCX. read more…

RME FireFace UFX Review

Weapon of Massive Recording Six years after the FireFace 800, RME hits the external audio interface market again with a new flagship product: the FireFace UFX, which doesn't really replace its big brother — it outright and blatantly outclasses it. Focus on what could be the ultimate interface. read more…

User reviews on RME Audio Fireface products

good map (RME Audio - Fireface 400)

By beussei, 10/10/2014
analog soties




no problem


9 years

julien.stazma's review (RME Audio - Fireface UCX)

By julien.stazma, 23/09/2014
I use this soundcard as the core of my home studio where I produce my music and mix and master songs for other people.
I also use it as MIDI interface for my synths, an also to record them with Live.
I use Live 9 to produce my music and Reaper for mixing and mastering and this card works fine in any situation with my two workstations.

I chose it specially for TotalMix FX, which allows you to do complex routings and access a very good EQ and compressor without using the PC's processor.


Very stable drivers, both with Live and Reaper. The overall latency of 7ms is imperceptible (for example, playing a guitar plugged directly into the card and using headphones to not disturb the neighbors, hahaha).


Very easy installation, as well as the overall setup, no incompatibilities. The TotalMix software might make you scratch your head in the beginning, but you'll get it fast enough.


I have been using it for a bit over a year now (I used to have an FA-66, a Native Instrument Audio Kontrol, which I still use live because it's super sturdy, and also a MultiMix 8) and it is perfect for all my needs, besides having an excellent performance (compared to the other soundcards I mentioned, the difference in terms of audio quality is flagrant).

TotalMix FX is a big plus due to its routing prowess and its quality DSPs.

It's not cheap, but you know what you are getting.

A German sedan (RME Audio - Fireface UC)

By kopas, 19/08/2014
Which technical specifications motivated your choice?
The good converters for recording, a good clock.

Do you use it with other instruments or systems (mixing console, preamp, DtD, ...) and what's your setup? ...
Preamp into an XLR, MPC into a jack.

What do you use it for? What's your setup (motherboard, CPU, RAM, hard drive,...)?
For everything! To record vocals and separate tracks of the MPC, composing/mixing.
Setup: PC 4GB RAM, Windows 7 32 bits.


Are the drivers stable?
Very stable.

Are they up to date?

Which software do you use?
Cubase 5 and FL Studio 11.

What's the latency of your system?
8 m/s


Did you have any problems during the installation?
No, it's done pretty fast.

Is the overall configuration complicated?
Yes. And the virtual mixer is easy to get to grips with.

Did you have any incompatibility problems?

Is the user's manual clear and comprehensive? ...


How long have you been using it?
For over 3 years.

Did you try any other models before buying this one?
An M-Audio FastrackPro.

Which feature do you like best?
The sound fidelity, the single knob to browse inputs/outputs, the XLR converters, the virtual mixer.

Which feature do you like least?
Not enough inputs on the rear! I'll have to take the model just above as a consequence. Maybe a small reverb or an EQ.

How would you rate its value for money?
Maybe a bit expensive.

Based on your experience, would you buy this product again? ...
Without hesitation! If I had more money, I'd take the 800 to have more inputs/outputs.

IDEAL (RME Audio - Fireface 802)

By matttttthieu, 28/06/2014
I was looking for a more complete my liquid saffire card. With a talkback system and additional entries without having to go through ADAT. I use it with external preamps for recording sound all instruments. Use pro.


Ultra-stable driver with Cubase, ProTools. Latency and very correct anyway close to 0 for the return of entries for the catch. Anyway everyone knows that the RME cards are among the best in this area.


Install without problem. Very simple config. No icompatibilité. Manual clear, accurate, complete.


I use it for a few days. Before buying I had a Zen Studio Antelope but I have not kept. The difference between the converter / preamp Antelope compared to the Fireface not worth 600 euros or the lack of ergonomics.
Everything is well thought out in the Fireface. The remote control accessory is perfect and provides (for 150 euros) to use a monitoring system such Bigknob. In addition everything is done digitally, therefore no risk that the signal is colored by the monitoring. The talkback function is perfect and very well thought out.
on the other hand I think telecomande is necessary because there is no knob for overall volume on the map.

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New drivers for the RME Interfaces

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RME announces the availability of new drivers for some of its external audio interfaces.

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