RME Audio Fireface 400
RME Audio Fireface 400

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

All user reviews for the RME Audio Fireface 400

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Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 46 reviews )
 24 reviews52 %
 14 reviews30 %
 1 user review2 %
 2 reviews4 %
Value For Money : Excellent

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.

beussei's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" good map"

RME Audio Fireface 400
analog soties




no problem


9 years

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

RME Audio Fireface 400
- Selected for quality (hackneyed) converters, preamps transparent ...

- Used with micro SE4400 Yamaha HS50M speakers, Allen & Heath GL2400 console, cables wave, neutrik, sommer.

Home studio, taking voice, intruments, mixing, production, leisure.

-MacBook Pro 2009 8GB ram


-So far no worries I installed and it works

-Logic Pro 8 and Reason 5

I have not yet done multitrack


-Easy installation

-Okay it's not too hard, 5 minutes hack on the bazaar and found

-No incompatibility

-Not read the manual


-A few days

Edirol FA66-motu ultralite hybrid mk3, presonus firebox, m-audio mobile pre

-It sounds good, it heats against by lunchtime and apparently it does not work is a recurring problem on some config and it pisses me off because I was torn between the FF400 and the MH ULN-2, and I finally decided for FF400 just for MIDI and it does not work

-Forklifts very correct

-If I had known that the South not work I would have taken Metric Halo

Spyles's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good buy!"

RME Audio Fireface 400
My choice was motivated by what I saw and listened to prod studio and once mastered.
Component quality. Strength. To date after 7 years it is like new.

Used in logic 9 mac (iMac i7 2012 fusion drive, 32GB Ram, thunderbolt adapter required firewire works perfectly except PSU nomadic mode).


The drivers are perfectly stable, and have been for years, despite their evolution.
I use Logic 9 most often. The Fireface sends a good signal strength, and the latency is low.
I easily exceed 100 audio tracks and midi overfed effects.
Latency: 5.1 s


At the time there was then install firmware install is now simpler and faster. One step.


For 7 years, I had a motu 828mkII before, and I do not regret it.

The peculiarity of the Fireface 400 is the possibility of virtual Headroom quality. Integrated Virtual Console, routing mix in total.

Flaw face value for money: Entries limited outputs.

In my case, one hardware synth, some connectors, production based on electronic music choice a bit expensive but magical!
Low Bagnais04/15/2013

Low Bagnais's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" RME FF400: This is a killer, it works very well"

RME Audio Fireface 400
on board and throwing me in the sound, I crqué great for this card

miking direct plugs, sound with console, pre amp

5 and 7 live pc/i5/cubase


16 simultaneous tracks, no more trying, no problem ever!

latency announced and respected rare, 23 ms home with cubase and live as


Easy install, plug, then put the cd in principle it is detected and you just have to tell the computer to go snooping on the install cd and go

no concern for the Shift


since 2010, before I tested the lambda lexicon (very blah) and prefire presonus of (top)
I love the simplicity and efficiency, and I'll take the 800!
at the relevant time at 900 €, content worth the price of quality, really, I do not let go!
Luna records01/04/2013

Luna records's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" it sounds harsh"

RME Audio Fireface 400
nothing to say, we are in the heavy, excellent converter, detail and clarity sound pretty impressive.
connected to a 24 inch 4GB ima in cubase 5 and 9 logic pro ca flinch.

connected with universal audio preamp with a 710 twin finity

I added sound clips to the main product page

good listening!


stable drivers mac, windows means
For my part, I work with 35 tracks in general
more than sixty plugins quality EX: OPEN WAVES CLA 5 TIMES, GUITAR RIG 4 AT THE SAME TIME NOT MOVE CA

I work in 128 for registration
and mix in 512 or 1024


Installation is alone
configuration not easy when you are a novice, which is not my case.
any incompatibilities
manual not very clear


it's been 5 years since I used
j have tried other aps for it is the top
for me it was either rme fireface or apogee ensemble or prism orpheus

+ is the compact mobile studio with c is the top,
its design, its

the power button is screwed me glue urtiquaire the only solution to any power outlet and turn off multi multi direct drive faster than it's going to run in stand-alone and press it al back each time.

This store is expensive, internet and even nickel c OCCAZ is eyes closed, the quality is was for nothing.

I will experiment with the big sister, the 800, Cygnus, to the power button (just for that!)
not for inserts I quickly limited reinsertion.

go there with your eyes closed it is super cam.

milsabords's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" quite expensive, but good material."

RME Audio Fireface 400
good quality product, no breath, no bad quincaille.réactivité service technical assistance rm.


stable drivers.


Installation relatively easy as long as you follow the instructions.


I use it for about 4 years. product cheap but seriously.

the addition of a good converter in a second time can still climb as, count 600/2000 euros extra. one example mytek

fredenklaar's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good choice"

RME Audio Fireface 400
My choice was taken in a studio after this card's very clear that some are even too light.
2 XLR inputs / mic preamps have very good also and 2 jacks line / inst without coloration.J 've added a QuadMic with 4 preamps whose inputs are provided on the Fireface, which gives: 6 and 2 mic ins, what a small group record live long.
To warm voice, an acoustic guitar, brass or a good old Jazzbass in line, I go through a spl chanel one lamp in the RME cutting the preamp card.
My AKG C414B-uls, Electrovoice RE20 c4000b and are very good but polivalents SM58 works too.
The whole table goes through a Yamaha EMX5000 amplified and tapping out on krk k.rok.
I record on Cubase has always been used by (practice to compose midi before replacing by musicians).
58x intel card, cpu i7, 9G ram, 2 sata 7200tr dsk, dsk windows 7.Système of 1 files and work on the other allow better performance.
Semi pro system to make excellent models or taken def mixing in studio.


I went from XP 32 SEVEN 64 without problem if load drivers on the desktop and detect ensuite.La direct detection of the site does not work for me.
Impeccable stability for 5 years and routing / mixer super practical conditions to address the issue at the outset.
Cubase immediate detection with 6ms latency.
I record 8 tracks simultanées.En reading, I usually score of voices.


Easy to install if you follow the order procedures.
FR Doc on the net in addition to the config close analog manipulations.
Manual clear.


I use it for 5 years after trying various équivalents.Incomparable or Edirol!
The advantage is to begin in four voices and to supplement As moyens.La its detection by other software is immediate (magix video wavelab, sony vegas ..).
Reliability and quality to match the price a little amateur élevé.pour employment.
I would do this choice without a doubt.

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

RME Audio Fireface 400




So just to say that I could not even taste the preamps ect because I had crackling audio playback of any sound, even when I was not reading anything! I'm on a PC config that goes well (i7 2600K to 4Ghz, 12GB RAM, motherboard recent, current, and known for its stability.
So I got cracking at the connection (via a FireWire home on my motherboard). So I told myself that this was perhaps the FireWire chipset my motherboard that was not cool. So I invested in a PCIe FireWire card with the "famous" Texas Instrument chipset, I could not have done more useless, no changes!
So I had to sell it to a Mac owner that he has no problem with, and I'm back to the starting point with my FastTrack Pro ...

Misadventure among many others ...


I do not spit on RME and their products, I realize that this is really a serious mess these incompatibility issues. But prepare yourself psychologically to be having to return your newly chosen new interface ... Good luck!

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!