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RME MADIface XT Professional USB 3.0 Audio Interface


The MADIface XT from RME is the world’s first audio interface to operate over USB3, able to send/receive nearly 200 hundred channels of 96 kHz digital audio over just a few cables. This portable recording interface also includes 2 onboard low-distortion mic preamps for mobile recording. Works with any mixer or interface equipped with MADI digital converters, like the Soundcraft Si Expression 3.
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The MADIface XT is a total portable recording and monitoring solution from RME, able to receive 198 channels of digital audio over the MADI protocol (found in premium mixers and interfaces from Allen & Heath, Focusrite, RME, and more) and pipe those into your DAW as separate tracks for direct recording over USB3.

World’s First USB 3.0 Audio Interface

USB3 is great for transferring large numbers of high-bandwidth audio signals (up to 196 channels at rates up to 96 kHz) at a fast speed and over long distances, which is why RME chose it for its groundbreaking MADIface XT. The MADIface can also send up to 64 channels over USB 2.0.

Photo of the rear of the RME MADIface XT.

Total Recording & Monitoring Solution

For broadcast, studio, or live use, the RME MADIface XT is a rock solid platform for getting large numbers of digital audio signals into your DAW reliably and without sync issues. This interface can accept MADI channels from your MADI-equipped mixing board or interface via optical and coaxial cable, and even by Thunderbolt and AES/EBU with the optional PCI Express conversion card (sold separately).

TotalMix DSP

The input gain for all 196 channels can be adjusted from the MADIface XT’s front panel using the lighted meters. But settings can also be adjusted within the included TotalMix software, which also allows you to save settings for future use. With this powerful software you can route inputs to headphone mixes and outboard gear. Customize up to 99 stereo sub-mixes

Mobile Recording Interface

The MADIface XT also includes two front-located premium microphone preamps for recording stereo guitars and drums, field material, and interviews directly onto your DAW or portable digital recorder.

Overview of the RME MADIface XT USB 3.0 Recording Interface:

Image of the RME MADIface XT at an angle.
  • Portable total audio solution from RME Pro Audio
  • Complete desktop monitoring solution in one package
  • The world’s first USB 3.0 audio interface
  • For studio recording, live sound recording, broadcast audio, & more
  • Compatible with MADI-equipped digital converters
  • Records 196 channels of audio to your computer DAW over USB 3.0
  • Records 64 channels of audio over USB 2.0
  • Has 3 MADI in/out ports (2 optical, 1 coaxial)
  • Thunderbolt & AES/EBU capable over PCI Express card (sold separately)
  • Balanced stereo outputs + 1 stereo headphone jack
  • 2 premium microphone preamps for recording stereo field material
  • 2 balanced line inputs for recording mixer feeds, keyboards, etc.
  • Digital display and UI for standalone mode and adjustments
  • SteadyClock low-jitter word clock in/out
  • MIDI compatible
  • Rugged chassis
  • Rack mountable
  • Save scenes and route mixers with included TotalMix software
  • Compatible with Mac OSX and Windows Vista/7/8