[Muzaq] RME Presents PCIe Audiocard With 390 Channels

Just in time for the Musikmesse in Frankfurt (March 21st – 24th, 2012), the german audio company RME just presented a new possibly record breaking digital audio card. According to Digital Audionetworx and Synthax Store (both german only) the “HDSPe MADI FX” will feature:

  • a max of 194 input- and 196 output channels
  • 192 channels at 48kHz / 24bit rec/playback
  • 96 channels at 96kHz / 24bit rec/playback
  • 48 channels at 192kHz / 24bit rec/playback
  • 2 x MADI I/O optical
  • 1 x MADI I/O coaxial
  • 1 x AES/EBU I/O
  • 1 x Wordclock I/O
  • 1 x MIDI I/O via DIN plug
  • 3 x MIDI I/O via MADI
  • 1 x Stereo Analogue Output
  • PCIe slots, but two slotpositions on motherboard
  • a minimum of 32 samples latency
  • via internal DSP TotalMix FX allows EQs, Compressors, Reverbs and Echo on every channel

It is compatible to Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X – at least as long Apple offers devices with PCIe (Rumors say the end of the Mac Pro is near). The price for the “HDSPe MADI FX” will be around 1,550€. The device will be available in summer 2012.


» Musikmesse Frankfurt
» RME Audio
» Digital Audionetworx: RME HDSPe MADI FX (german only)
» Synthax Store: RME HDSPe MADI FX (german only)


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