[LAU] Using an RME Multiface II as a DAC/ADC converter box

Brent Busby brent at keycorner.org
Fri Dec 7 18:11:56 UTC 2012

On Fri, 7 Dec 2012, Florian Faber wrote:

>> actually, my standalone AD/DA units (Tango 24's) died and i'm 
>> currently using a fireface 400 as the AD/DA for a digiface. it works 
>> wonderfully, and has the benefit that it merges the audio from my 
>> main linux system and main OS X system :)
> The difference is that the FF400 has a stand alone routing mode, which 
> the multiface lacks.

That makes sense...  There's a light on the front of the Multiface that 
goes out after the firmware is loaded from the host computer.  I think 
until that firmware is loaded, it's more or less braindead.  Probably 
there is no good technical reason why RME is marketing the external 
DAC/ADC units this way, other than they can.

Oh well...thanks for the suggestions on other boxes to look at from 
everyone -- I'll go take a look.

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