The No.1 Website for Pro Audio
RME - 2 new products......
Old 11th May 2006
Lives for gear
slaves666's Avatar
🎧 15 years
RME - 2 new products......

8-Channel Remotely Controllable High-End Microphone and Instrument Preamp with a number of unique features and true innovations that will change recording processes radically.

At AES RME debuts the brandnew Micstasy High End Microphone Preamp which features high-end converters and combines a number of typical RME features with a number of groundbreaking innovations! With Micstasy, not only conventional analog microphone preamps and AD converters are a thing of the past – a lot of applications will change. In short, Micstasy is the high-end, multi-analog-input super device for live, studio or installation; right up to no-compromise mobile recordings – making surround recordings a breeze.

Micstasy is both an analog preamp (Mic In to Line Out) and a digital preamp/converter (Mic In to Digital Out), with both signal paths operating simultaneously. Just passing on the amplified signals replaces the need for a splitter box on stage. And it can be fully remote-controlled. The unit also functions as a universal high-end AD converter, as it not only offers the highest quality conversion of microphone signals, but also of line signals from -55dBU up to + 30 dBu, and even instrument signals. And all this without needing to set an input sensitivity. Clipping is practically impossible. Live recordings become simpler, safer, and more comfortable.

Features Overview:

- 8 hi-end mic preamps, digitally controlled gain (0.5 dB steps), range and internal PAD (invisible to the user). This results in an incredible gain range of 85 dB. The input reaches full scale level at -55 dBu, but can also handle a maximum input level of +30 dBu!
- 8-channel high-end line amplifier, XLR and TRS input, with gain control in 0.5 dB steps.
- 8-channel AD converter with low latency and high SNR, thanks to CS5381 converters.
The digital outputs deliver the same signal as the line outputs.
- Analog outputs: max. level approx +27 dBu
- Digital outputs: Double ADAT for 8 channels @ 96 kHz, D-sub connector for 4 x AES/EBU up to 192 kHz (plus one AES input as sync source).
- Remote control via MIDI and MADI.
- All settings are stored permanently
- Optional MADI module
- Option Slot modules for other interface standards are currently under development

Micstasy is targeted to be available worldwide in August for rrp under Euro 3.500,-


At AES RME debuts the ADI-8 QS, a new highly flexible and fully featured 8-channel AD/DA converter. The device combines excellent analog circuit design with outstanding low latency AD/DA converter chips.

Along with SteadyClock, the QS surely redefines the reference class of analog/digital converters. The compact 19"/ 1U device has a host of extraordinary features, including analog and digital limiters, 4 hardware reference levels up to +24 dBu, AES/EBU and ADAT I/O up to 192 kHz, optional MADI I/O, remote control via MIDI, remote digital input trimming for full input calibration, remote volume control for all 8 analog outputs, either separately, globally, ganged and much more.

Features Overview:

- 8-channel AD converter, fully symmetrical design, 120 dBA S/N
- 8-channel DA converter, double balanced output, 120 dBA DA
- Low latency conversion: only 8 samples of delay.
- 2 ADAT optical inputs, 24 bit, with RME's unsurpassed Bitclock PLL, up to 192 kHz
- 2 ADAT optical outputs, 24 bit, fully compatible, up to 192 kHz
- 8 AES/EBU I/Os, full channel count up to 192 kHz, 24 bit, connected via D-sub
- 8-channel Digital Input Trim over a range of 6 dB
- Full remote controllability via MIDI and MIDI via MADI
- All settings are stored permanently
- Included Remote Control for store/recall of presets, volume and dim
- Optional MADI module

ADI-8 QS is targeted to be available worldwide in August for an rrp under Euro € 2.000,-
Old 14th May 2006
Lives for gear
🎧 15 years
I couldn't find anything on their web site. I wonder when the converter will be available and if the Analog converter design is a completely new design? It looks to have potential.
Old 16th May 2006 | Show parent
Gear Nut
Elak's Avatar
🎧 15 years
ADI-8 QS. Finally, at long last MIDI on ADI.
📝 Reply

Similar Threads

Thread / Thread Starter Replies / Views Last Post
replies: 89 views: 19861
Avatar for tuRnitUpsuM
tuRnitUpsuM 19th January 2010
replies: 60 views: 28298
Avatar for SEA
SEA 21st August 2015
replies: 454 views: 122143
Avatar for LiveMusicNY
LiveMusicNY 6th January 2021
replies: 5 views: 1157
Avatar for RightOnRome
RightOnRome 14th March 2020
Post Reply

Welcome to the Gearslutz Pro Audio Community!

Registration benefits include:
  • The ability to reply to and create new discussions
  • Access to members-only giveaways & competitions
  • Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As
  • Access to members-only sub forum discussions
  • Access to members-only Chat Room
  • Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio Classifieds for only USD $20/year
  • Promote your eBay auctions and listings for free
  • Remove this message!
You need an account to post a reply. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered.

Slide to join now Processing…

Forum Jump
Forum Jump