RME Audio Fireface 400

RME Audio Fireface 400

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Fireface 400, FireWire audio interface from RME Audio in the Fireface series.

45 user reviews

RME Audio Fireface 400 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: RME Audio
  • Model: Fireface 400
  • Series: Fireface
  • Category: FireWire audio interfaces
  • Added in our database on: 03/29/2006

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RME Audio Fireface 400 user reviews

Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 45 reviews )
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theaudioandvideoguy's review"fast"

RME Audio Fireface 400
I was debating on whether to use a usb interface or a firewire interface. I decided to try both, after using both I had my mind set on just using Firewire because it seemed to be so much faster on my system. So I went with the RME Fireface 400, the Fireface 400 worked great on my windows xp desktop and with the updated drivers from online I never had a single problem. I didn’t have a single problem before the driver update but I guess they updated them for a reason so I went with it.


It was easy to set up, but depending on what type of DAW you plan on using it with you may have to jump through some loops with setting it up and getting it work properly. I have used it with several daws, some of them cause no problems at all and some are just a pain in the butt trying to set it up and get it running right.


After getting it all set up you will be good to go and shouldn’t have to do it again in the audio settings of your program. I have experienced less lag with using the Fireface 400 than usual. Its pretty close to no lag at all, but as the saying goes there is no such thing as having no lag at all but this is as close as I have got to having no latency between my gear and computer. I plan on switching this over to my vista computer soon so we will see how that goes.


Overall, I have been using for a few years and im happy with it. They will keep me posted with driver updates when they come out and it’s a very affordable audio interface. Fireware is greater than usb for my set up now. I will only use firewire.

dudu74's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

RME Audio Fireface 400
Simple good quality
Miking guitar and vocals.


the drive running


The installation went without problems fzite


I use it for 1 month. I have 3 pieces with Register.
The small sound analysis software is great.
It exudes quality.
Now I understand the difference between a good and a bad microphone.
I just, There are 5 minutes rcouter a guitar pice with the sound card in my PC (Asus brand new gizmo thing), this is where I got it.
I'm about cul.J'ai Adi oubil price.

Wordz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

RME Audio Fireface 400
Particulirement complte, I mainly serve for home studio recording and live destined for everything electro music.


Installation is impeccable. The manual in English is a bit obscure. All parameters are very effective grams of Manire or by faade of the interface, or via DIFFERENT panel control.


The latency is minimal or non-existent. I mainly use Live 7 and Cubase. The sound is crystal clear.


I use it for almost a year. Everything is good in this interface and I have yet to exploit a tenth of capabilities. The sound is beautiful, simple and complte use. The price, a little lev completely justified by the exceptional quality of the RME Fireface.

Kara75's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Driver problem"

RME Audio Fireface 400
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So just to say that I could not taste the same pramps ect because I had audio playback cracking of any sound, and even when I read nothing! I'm on PC with a config that goes well (i7 2600K 4Ghz, 12GB of RAM, mother rcente card, day, and known for its stability.
So I had crunches ds connection (via the original FireWire connectors on my card mother). So I say c'tait can be FireWire chipset card that my mother n'tait not cool. So I invested in a PCIe FireWire card with the "famous" Texas Instrument chipset: I could not have done more useless, no alterations!
So I sell it to a Mac owner who has no trouble with him, and voil me back to my starting point FastTrack Pro ...

A msaventure among others ...

I do not spit at all on RME and their products, I am well aware that this is really a mess srieux incompatibilits of these problems. Only prparez you psychologically can be having to return your new freshly selected interface ... Good luck!



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