RME has just released the 12Mic-D, a Dante-enabled redesign of RME’s digitally controlled, 12-channel mic preamp and converter.
The 12Mic-D has twelve microphone and line-level inputs with digital studio-quality conversion; remote-controllable gains; integrated MADI and Dante connectivity; and a slew of other features.
At a Glance
The RME 12Mic’s Dante update maintains the 12 inputs for microphone and line signals. For line-level equipment and Hi-Z instruments, Channels 1 to 4 include combined XLR/jack inputs. The rest are XLR connectors.
The internal A/D converters work at up to 24-bit/192 kHz resolution.
Connectivity options include Dante, MADI and ADAT. The unit has separate coaxial MADI ports and supports an optional SFP module for the optical connection. There are also three ADAT ports and Word Clock I/O.
The headphone socket can be used to monitor all incoming digital and analogue signals. Similarly, the routing matrix allows you to assign any of the various outputs to any of the analogue and digital inputs. Dante can bring in up to 64 audio channels.
In addition to a web interface and network link, the 12Mic-D may be controlled via the LCD screen on the front panel (WLAN). You can organize channels, turn on phantom power, and route between inputs and outputs using the menus and software.
More info via RME’s Website