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Fireface UFX Reviews

Discussion in 'Recording' started by audiokid, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    I wonder how it will compare in conversion quality, if it sounds better and has less latency than the Fireface 800 and if TotalMix will be easier to comprehend?

    I don't need anymore low to mid level effects or plug-ins added to my DAW pool however, maybe its just the thing here and these added effects are a welcoming surprise to an interface!

    I said it a few years back predicting interfaces are going to be the next big wow, looks like RME is doing it again.

    I can't imagine how many FF800 were sold. Recording.org has hundreds if not a thousand users with that product. Might be just the time to snag up a few used FF800.
    Looking forward to hearing how people like this new product!

    Here's a few video's on it. Looks pretty nice.

    And ...

  2. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    TotalMix looks a lot like a mini Samplitude at first glance, well maybe not but its cool too! Almost seems like they heading into the RME DAW world.

    Can't wait to hear more after the AES .
  3. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    The preamps are supposed to be a step up-the same ones in the new Micstacy. The converters are supposed to be the same as the Micstacy and ADI192 so also a step up. It will not be chainable at this juncture to either another UFX or a FF800.

    However, stand alone mode is always a priority with me. I do all my presets at home before a gig but it is even better that I'll be able to tweak onsite if I needed to.

    A very key feature however is the ability in a future update to have a standalone unit that records to a USB drive.

    I don't know if I'll go this route because I am still happy with my FF800 setups. But I am mightily tempted.

    (Dude! That guy looks like he's 15!)
  4. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    I'm posting here to bump this. I'd really like to hear from anyone who has gotten their paws on the UFX. Doesn't seem immediately clear that this is a big upgrade from the FF800. I'll have to rough out my taxes, but I might be up for an interface upgrade this year.
  5. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Bob, do I sense PT9 in your future too ;-)
  6. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    Coming Friday.
  7. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    I decided ADC was worth it even if they go to 64bits in 6 months. This will let me proceed in stages. I can upgrade the interface, which will allow me to experiment with Samplitude and see if I want to continue with PT long run.
  8. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Honestly, I'm just as interested in your review of PT9 as I am of the UFX. I think the UFX will be a step up from the FF800, but I already own two FF800's so unless one of you trusted folks raves in an embarrassing fashion my G.A.S. should stay in check.

    PT9 on the other hand I would be interested in-especially if Avid got their act together and made a version with a 64 bit engine.

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