Topic: Fireface UFX goes Class Compliant!
You knew it, you expected it, and you get it: full iPad operation with the world's most exciting audio interface - the UFX!
Let me introduce this feature with a few comments. When RME entered the iOS world with the UCX one year ago, we first thought it might be a bit too expensive for the typical iPad user. It would be better to have the Babyface working with the iPad, but - as many know - at that time we didn't even know ourselves that it would be possible to do that. So the UCX volunteered and the response was huuuge. Despite its higher price point people started to love the new possibilities. At the same time all the software gurus writing nice apps for this platform started to update their apps for multichannel usage and think more seriously about it than ever before. Many of them own a UCX (surprise).
The UCX was the hardware needed to turn the iPad into a professional recording tool, digital audio workstation, multichannel capable player and more. Since then we see one new app after the other, slowly starting to use the existing potential (including 96 kHz 24 bit and lots of I/O channels).
Still there are people that either never heard of all this or completely miss the point. For them this is all a 'toy'. Nothing serious. What it obviously needs to change this view is a real pro interface, a top unit with reference quality, that can put all this into a totally different light, making the people think again:
Hey, a UFX, and it runs 22 channels in and out of an iPad
And this is what we do! And there is more to come!
Note that DURec works with the iPad as under Windows and Mac. It will proof to be a life saver as well as the best exernal feature an iPad ever got (at least for us audio trackies).
Please read the info papers on Class Compliant operation of the UFX:
Firmware update for Class Compliant mode Windows/Mac