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you can leave your computer at home.
RME does use an interleaved Broadcast
WAV file format where each wave file is
split into a successive file after a 2gig limit
is reached. Still, all the files are easily
and quickly reconstructed with the free
RME Multi-Channel Batch Processor,
allowing them to be imported, edited
and mixed in your favorite DAW.
Steady as she goes
The UCX II can handle digital audio
rates up to 24-bit/192 kHz. One of the
more significant upgrades of the UCX II
is the implementation of the RME SteadyClock
FS technology. We were introduced
to this technology in Justin Perkins' aforementioned
November 2021 RME ADI-2
Pro FS R review and again in my review
of the ADI-2 DAC FS in March of this year.
The RME SteadyClock FS technology
ensures perfect jitter reduction and stable
clocking both when clocked internally or
externally. This technology achieves jitter
reduction to levels that can be measured
in femtoseconds. RME loves to point out
that this is 1/1,000,000,000,000,000
of a second!
Totally
One final feature of the unit is its internal
DSP and the well-loved RME TotalMix
FX software. We have covered
both extensively in past reviews, but as
a quick recap, the TotalMix FX software
(Mac and PC compatible) was one of the
very first software-controlled DSP-based
mixing apps ever.
It offers latency-free,
hardware mixer-style routing and control
over every available channel in the
UCX II. This includes control over preamp
settings, including +48v phantom power
and levels, DSP-based filters, EQ and dynamics
available on every channel, and
internal reverb and effects. It is possible
to use this processing during tracking
and mixing thanks to internal loopback
functions, but that's a tutorial beyond the
scope of this review; RME has a stellar
TotalMix FX Beginner's Guide Tutorial Series
on its home page.
Sound and use
The UCX II is a great-sounding, powerful
audio interface for both studio and
remote recording tasks. The two onboard
preamps trend toward the transparent
Wrap-up
Bottom line, the UCX II is an expandable
powerhouse of a unit with a surprisingly
small footprint. Often when I hear
about and review eight-channel analog
interfaces like
this that profess higher
channel counts, I am skeptical that these
channel counts are anything more than
market speak, meaning most of us will
rarely utilize them. Yet, on the UCX II, it
all makes sense and comes together in a
great-sounding, easy-to-use, and highly
versatile audio interface that includes
standalone multitrack recording.
From all of us at RECORDING, Happy
25th Anniversary, RME!
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and neutral side of the scale and hold
their own with many similar standalone
models. The digital conversion is equally
clean and transparent, and it is painless to
add a favorite ADAT-equipped eight-channel
preamp or expansion box and/or a
stereo digital device or two, perhaps even
digital-equipped monitor speakers.
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November 2021

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of November 2021

Fade In
Fast Forward
Studio Upgrade Roundup
Inside the Studio with Mark Hornsby: A Crash Course in Atmos
Plugin Outlet: Slate Digital MetaTune
KRK Systems: KNS 8402
Southern Avenue and the Modern Memphis Sound
Plugin Outlet: Raising Jake SideMinder ME2
Shure MV7 USB Podcast Microphone
RECORDING Show and Tell: Studio Upgrades (2021 Edition)
Plugin Outlet: bx_console Focusrite SC
Novation Circuit Rhythm
Session Log: The AngelHeaded Hipster, Part 11: Home Mixing in Home Studios
Mackie: Onyx16
Alclair: Electro 6 Driver
Plugin Outlet: Arturia FX Collection 2
Inside the Box with Joe Albano: workflow-focused programs and plugins
RME Fireface UCX II 40-channel USB Interface
Readers' Tracks
Fade Out: Studio Feng Shui
November 2021 - Intro
November 2021 - Cover1
November 2021 - Cover2
November 2021 - 1
November 2021 - 2
November 2021 - 3
November 2021 - Fade In
November 2021 - 5
November 2021 - 6
November 2021 - 7
November 2021 - Fast Forward
November 2021 - 9
November 2021 - Studio Upgrade Roundup
November 2021 - 11
November 2021 - 12
November 2021 - 13
November 2021 - 14
November 2021 - 15
November 2021 - 16
November 2021 - 17
November 2021 - 18
November 2021 - 19
November 2021 - Inside the Studio with Mark Hornsby: A Crash Course in Atmos
November 2021 - 21
November 2021 - 22
November 2021 - 23
November 2021 - Plugin Outlet: Slate Digital MetaTune
November 2021 - 25
November 2021 - KRK Systems: KNS 8402
November 2021 - 27
November 2021 - Southern Avenue and the Modern Memphis Sound
November 2021 - 29
November 2021 - 30
November 2021 - 31
November 2021 - 32
November 2021 - 33
November 2021 - Plugin Outlet: Raising Jake SideMinder ME2
November 2021 - 35
November 2021 - Shure MV7 USB Podcast Microphone
November 2021 - 37
November 2021 - RECORDING Show and Tell: Studio Upgrades (2021 Edition)
November 2021 - 39
November 2021 - 40
November 2021 - 41
November 2021 - Plugin Outlet: bx_console Focusrite SC
November 2021 - 43
November 2021 - Novation Circuit Rhythm
November 2021 - 45
November 2021 - Session Log: The AngelHeaded Hipster, Part 11: Home Mixing in Home Studios
November 2021 - 47
November 2021 - 48
November 2021 - 49
November 2021 - Mackie: Onyx16
November 2021 - 51
November 2021 - Alclair: Electro 6 Driver
November 2021 - 53
November 2021 - Plugin Outlet: Arturia FX Collection 2
November 2021 - 55
November 2021 - 56
November 2021 - 57
November 2021 - Inside the Box with Joe Albano: workflow-focused programs and plugins
November 2021 - 59
November 2021 - 60
November 2021 - 61
November 2021 - RME Fireface UCX II 40-channel USB Interface
November 2021 - 63
November 2021 - Readers' Tracks
November 2021 - 65
November 2021 - 66
November 2021 - 67
November 2021 - 68
November 2021 - 69
November 2021 - 70
November 2021 - 71
November 2021 - Fade Out: Studio Feng Shui
November 2021 - Cover3
November 2021 - Cover4
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