22 channel high end USB interface for win/mac

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The Babyface from RME is a bus powered audio interface that is equipped with the latest 192kHz AD and DA converters, 2 reference class microphone preamps, and all of it housed in an attractively shaped compact enclosure. Additionally, the company's SteadyClock technology ensures digital conversion of the highest reference quality.

Both digitally controlled preamps provide individually switchable 48V phantom power and gain of up to 65dB, adjustable in steps of 1dB over a range of 55dB. Exceptional EIN performance even at low amplification settings, and extremely low THD+N values let these preamps surpass those of other devices. All level settings are 100% recallable by the setup software and can be easily adjusted.

The unit is powered via the USB 2.0 bus, which also delivers ultra-low latency. This turns the interface into the perfect partner for mobile recording of live performances, composing sessions in a park or coffee shop, or just about anywhere a notebook computer can be used. The integrated MIDI I/O completes the list of features and turns the Babyface into a creative audio system of universal usability.

Available in silver or blue.


  • Full mobility
  • Sample rates up to 192 kHz on all I/Os (including two ADAT channels via SMUX4)
  • Two digitally controlled microphone preamps in high-end quality
  • Two balanced universal inputs for line and instrument signals
  • SteadyClock for maximum jitter suppression and clock refresh
  • Direct operation with rotary encoder and keys
  • TotalMix FX: Newly developed internal DSP high-end mixer
  • Full mobility by bus powered operation
  • DIGICheck, RME's unique meter and analysis tool included
  • Peak and RMS are hardware-calculated for all channels


Input AD: 2 x XLR (2 x Mic/Line), servo-balanced.
Output DA (Main, 2 Channels): 2 x XLR, servo-balanced
Output DA (Phones, 2 Channels): 2 x 1/4" TRS (Stereo), unbalanced (on breakout cable and
Input Digital: 1 x ADAT optical or SPDIF optical
Output Digital: 1 x ADAT optical or SPDIF optical
MIDI: 1 x MIDI I/O via breakout cable (2 x 5-pin DIN jacks), for 16 channels low jitter hi-speed MIDI
Dynamic range AD: 108 dB RMS unweighted, 111 dBA
THD AD: < -100 dB (< 0.001 %)
THD+N AD: < -98 dB (< 0.0012 %)
Crosstalk AD: > 110 dB
Dynamic range DA: 112 dB RMS unweighted, 115 dBA
THD DA: < -104 dB (< 0.00063%)
THD+N DA: < -100 dB (< 0.001%)
Crosstalk DA: > 110 dB
Maximum Input Level for 0 dBFS: +12 dBu
Maximum Output Level @ 0 dBFS Line: +15 dBu
Maximum Output Level @ 0 dBFS Phones: +8 dBu
Sample rate internally: 32, 44.1, 48, 64, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4, 192 kHz
Sample rate externally: 28 kHz - 200 kHz
Frequency response AD/DA, -0.5 dB: 5 Hz - 22 kHz (sf 44.1 kHz)
Frequency response AD/DA, -0.5 dB: 5 Hz - 34 kHz (sf 96 kHz)
Frequency response AD/DA, -1 dB: 5 Hz - 50 kHz (sf 192 kHz)
Jitter: Typical < 1 ns for internal, ADAT in
Jitter suppression: >30 dB (2.4 kHz)
Jitter sensitivity: PLL operates error-free even at 100 ns


Product Manual
Manufacturers website

RME Babyface (Blue)
RME-Babyface Blue
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