This RME Wired Advanced Remote Control is designed for direct access to frequently used actions and commands required in a studio's daily work. Its flexible configuration through TotalMix FX DSP-Based Mixer will simplify the workflow and increase the usability of the RME interface in any real world situation.
The ARC (Advanced Remote Control) can be used with all Fireface UCX USB and FireWire Audio Interface. It consists of a solid metal case with a main encoder dial. The remote control connects to the main interface via a 16.4' (5m) cable and a special connector at the back of both units. The top of the ARC features a rotary encoder with push switch function, 2 lower buttons, and 6 upper buttons with status LEDs. The rotary encoder is used to change various parameters like gain and volume. The left button Prog is programmable and can perform several functions. The same is true for the upper 6 buttons, which also include a status LED to signal the current state.
The remote control provides default settings for the 7 programmable buttons, but can be freely configured via the key commands dialog of TotalMix FX DSP-Based Mixer. All buttons can be assigned to more than 36 different commands. The behavior of each individual button can be changed between push, toggle, enable, and disable, depending on the base function. In stand-alone mode of Fireface UCX and UFX USB and FireWire Audio Interfaces, there is no TotalMix FX DSP-Based Mixer on the host computer. Therefore the settings for the ARC are no longer available. Instead a fixed set of functions is activated including Turn Encoder (main out volume), Push-on Encoder (dim for main out), Recall button (recall function for main out), Prog (no function), and Buttons A to F (load setup 1 to 6).
Available commands / actions include main volume, global mute, global solo, mute group 1 to 4, solo group 1 to 4, fader group 1 to 4, link main AB, speaker B select, DIM (main out), mute (main out), mute fx (main out), mono (main out), external input, reverb, echo, cue phones 1 to 4, snapshot 1 to 8, microphone gains, inst. gains, volume phones, etc.
Several functions can be activated at the same time. For example, Button A is set to Cue Phones 1; this means that the phones sub-mix is heard via the main output (the studio monitors). Now, to be able to also change the volume of the phones sub-mix itself, set button B to Volume Phones 1. Activating both will allow you to listen to the phones sub-mix via the main output, and also to change its volume (the fader in the third row) by turning the encoder knob.
Note: The remote control can also be used with all Fireface UFX USB and FireWire Audio Interface with the serial number 23241707 or higher. Upcoming interfaces that feature an Advanced Remote Control connector will also be compatible. Fireface UFX below 23241707 requires hardware modification to be fully compatible to the Advanced Remote Control. This modification is not free of charge.