In interesting audio interface news, RME have announced that they have made their Fireface UFX, UCX and Babyface class compliant with a new firmware update, meaning they’re all now compatible with iPad.
When operating under class compliant mode, the Fireface UFX supports 22 inputs and outputs from an iPad – that’s the highest IO count of any iPad-compatible audio interface! So you get the UFX’s quality microphone preamps with EQ, dynamics, professional balanced line outputs, and a high power headphone output, level and gain adjustments, SPDIF and ADAT I/O, reverb, echo and zero latency monitoring, in addition to all the multitouch goodness of Apple’s iPad.
RME have also added class compliant mode to their more portable interface option, the Babyface, making it a very flexible option for any iPad musicians on the move. You simply hold down the Select and Recall button while powering up the Babyface to switch it to class compliant mode.
You can find out more and download the new firmware here.