RME has introduced OctaMic XTC, described as the all purpose hi-end preamp/converter and the swiss army knife among RME's interfaces. It's an advanced eight channel microphone/line/instrument preamplifier with 192 kHz / 24 bit A/D conversion, AutoSet, four channel D/A conversion for analog or digital input monitoring, and full MIDI remote control via USB, DIN and MADI. ADAT, AES and MADI optical operate as outputs as well as full-channel inputs, easily patched and routed with the comfortable TFT display - turning the XTC into a full blown digital format converter.
A spokesperson told us, "Quick access to all functions makes the XTC extremely fast and easy to set up. Its complete state can be saved and recalled from internal presets."
Pricing and Availability:
The expected shipment date is Summer 2013
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Gaz Williams has one and he brought it round