RME Hammerfall MULTIFACEPAC3 Analogue I/O And PCMCIA Interface

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The RME MULTIFACE II/PCMCIA Bundle consisting of Multiface MKII & HDSP PCMCIA card. A powerful external break-out box bundled with the RME HDSP Cardbus card interface forms a complete HDSP System for your Mac or Windows computer.

The RME MULTIFACE II/PCMCIA is not only multi because of the many different interface formats supported, but also multi-channel. The small box using half the space of a 19 inch rack includes outstanding power and extensive features. Based on RME's award-winning Hammerfall technology and equipped with the latest circuit designs of the Fireface 800, the RME HDSP MULTIFACE II offers ADAT optical I/O, SPDIF I/O, MIDI I/O, word clock I/O and a separate hi-power monitor output. The RME HDSP MULTIFACE II also provides 8 analog inputs and outputs, balanced and 96 kHz/24 bit, of course. All this can be used on laptops as well as on desktop computers with 'zero cpu load' and low latency. The front panel of the Multiface II hosts some useful status LEDs, like MIDI state, lock state of the digital inputs and error state of the host-bus. Additionally there's a high-quality 24 bit/96 kHz analog line output, also usable with headphones, and one MIDI I/O. Multiface II has a rear panel with unrivalled connectivity: 8 analog line I/Os on 1/4 inch TRS jacks (balanced, 24 bit/96 kHz), ADAT optical I/O (switchable to SPDIF optical), SPDIF I/O coaxial and word clock I/O. The RME Multiface 2 can be used with laptops as well as desktop computers. The connection to notebooks is achieved via a CardBus card, the connection to desktops via a PCI card. This bundle includes the RME HDSP Cardbus card. The RME HDSP CardBus is a valuable part of the Hammerfall DSP System. To interface with the Hammerfall DSP I/O-boxes Digiface, Multiface and RPM, RME developed a world-exclusive PCMCIA type II card in Zero wait state CardBus Busmaster technology. With up to 130 MB/s transfer rate in both directions the same basic performance is provided on a notebook as a PCI card would offer on a desktop computer. Additionally the The RME HDSP CardBus offers highest compatibility by being 100% Plug & Play compatible under Windows and MacOS, and being able to share interrupts. The card itself will only use one interrupt (IRQ) for all functions (audio/MIDI). The connection between CardBus card and I/O box is established using ordinary firewire cable(Closed LAN to IEEE 1394). The data transfer does not use Firewire protocol, but RME 's own proprietary bus protocol. The supplied cable is 4.5 m (15 ft.) long, a cable length up to 15 m (48 ft.) has been successfully tested. A specially designed Repeater can be used to reach cable lengths of up to 30 m (100 ft). The RME HDSP CardBus card does not provide power to the attached I/O-box. Therefore a hi-tech switching power supply is included.

The main features of the RME MULTIFACE II/PCMCIA include:

  • A powerful external break-out box bundled with the RME HDSP Cardbus card interface forms a complete HDSP System for your Mac or Windows computer
  • The included RME HDSP MULTIFACE II is a powerful external break-out box for the HDSP System
  • 8 x analog line I/O, 96 kHz/24 bit, SNR 111 dBA, 1/4 inch TRS jacks
  • 1 x ADAT digital I/O
  • 1 x SPDIF digital I/O
  • 1 x Word clock I/O (BNC)
  • 1 x hi-power analog line/headphone output, separate output for independent submix
  • 1 x MIDI I/O, 16 channels high-speed MIDI
  • Comes with DIGICheck: the ultimate measurement, analysis and test tool
  • Hardware level calculation: freely scalable level meters, peak and RMS calculation without CPU load
  • TotalMix: 720 channel mixer with 40 bit internal resolution. MIDI remote controllable
  • S/MUX poured in hardware: 4 channels 96 kHz/24 bit for record and playback via ADAT optical
  • The included HDSP Cardbus card is the engine of the Hammerfall DSP System with up to 130 MB/s transfer rate, it interfaces with Hammerfall DSP I/O-boxes Digiface, Multiface and RPM
  • PCMCIA type II, 32 bit CardBus card
  • Zero wait state PCI Busmaster interface (130 MB/s transfer rate in both directions)
  • Secure BIOS Technology: card stays fully functional even when the flash process fails
  • Output: IEEE 1394 connector, RPM bus protocol
  • RME MULTIFACE II/PCMCIA bundle supports drivers for Windows 98/ME (MME with multi-client operation, ASIO 2.0, GSIF), Windows 2000/XP (fully multi-client operation of MME, GSIF and ASIO 2.0 plus ASIO multi-client), Mac OS 9.x (ASIO 2.0, OMS MIDI) and Mac OS X (Core Audio, Core MIDI)

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