With its new Digiface Dante, RME has extended its mobile audio interface series with a Dante model for USB and standalone operation.
With the integration of the MADI drivers (Mac/Windows) of the RME MADIface series, Digiface Dante allows users to transfer up to 64 MADI channels via USB 3.0 in addition to up to 64 Dante channels. For this purpose, both BNC sockets for the word clock I/O can be switched to MADI I/O. A total of 128 Dante and MADI channels can be controlled via the included Dante control software and the DSP-based RME TotalMix FX mixer, which offers comprehensive routing and monitoring options.
The Digiface Dante has two banks of redundant network ports that can be used multi-functionally as inputs and outputs, as network switches, and for redundant operation with primary and secondary networks in case of increased security requirements. In addition, the interface can also be deployed as a mobile 64-channel Dante/MADI converter if the USB computer connection is not in use.
The interface also sports a high-quality headphone monitor output that can be used as a line output to transmit an optional analogue stereo mixdown.
To power the Digiface Dante in the field, both an external power supply and USB bus power can be utilised.