RME Audio Fireface 800
RME Audio Fireface 800

Fireface 800, FireWire audio interface from RME Audio in the Fireface series.

All user reviews for the RME Audio Fireface 800

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Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 62 reviews )
 46 reviews74 %
 13 reviews21 %
 1 user review2 %
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Value For Money : Excellent

quash1's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" excellent"

RME Audio Fireface 800
number of input / output analog
quality of converters
driver frequently updated
strength, it does not move my rack since I bought it


The drivers are stable?
excellent, updated frequently renewed


no worries
the fireface mixer rout at first but just read the instructions and after it is happiness, it can route any signal how


yes, several models, I do not remember names, it's been a while I have this card since almost the beginning of its release.
excellent value for money
never enmerdé by drivers despite changes in windows.
this card is very flexible, we do what we want with
we get a neutral sound with this card.
I would take if I had the same eyes closed without looking at whether there's been better there since it came out.
I doubt there has been better in comparison with its price

Petitmassif's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A sound card pro!"

RME Audio Fireface 800
Inputs / outputs simultaneously - the four preamps microphones corrcts - both pipelines ADAT + SPDIF.
I work with a Mac Pro dual legacy in Logic.
I use coupled with a digital console (01V96) using two I / O ADAT + SPDIF.
(Which gives me 16 in / out + 2 adat in / out spdif (for the final mix)


Ultra stable driver mac OSX. I work in Logic.
More than 40 simultaneous tracks ...




For 7 years, I wanted a sound card pro without blowing my budget. This card is not given, of course, but for the price and quality, it plays in the course of large ....
I would do this choice without doubt!

alliocha's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent map. Runs perfectly (in duet with a TDIF-1)"

RME Audio Fireface 800
Price / quality
I use this card (in duet with a TDIF-1) to animate my Home Studio.
I go out on a 16-track mixer Chandler Limited on 16 channels (analog)
Then I go into a compressor Manley before recording in stereo in my mac.


Very stable
I use mainly LOGIC
16 tracks
Very low latency
-> Filled


I'm not super good at technical and I admit I sometimes qq trouble me out with the interface on the Mac to find my I / O But it is a matter of habit, that I do not necessarily make more history than his zik ...


Use for over 5 years.
I had many sound cards but not in this category, therefore difficult to compare in my set-up.
Very good price / quality ratio, of course find the opportunity

ardier's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent Quality / Price"

RME Audio Fireface 800
I put 9 because there are better convertos because it has no physical knob for volume and it has no built-in effects etc. .... and that new laptop does not have firewire (except mac) ...
but frankly for the home studio is at the top, the preamp quality headphone amp convertos of the very very good, I / O.
RAS is very clean!


Driver ultra mega stable pc .. whether is be on xp, vista or win 7 Vista64 64 ...
I never had a problem.
I rarely record more tracks.
I record the MIDI tracks with synths Vsti or externally, with voices and guitars of time.
A recording components and I have a 2ms latency (48ms buffer) with a PC running win7 64 on ssd and i7 2600k.


Installation "finger in the knose"
the manual is clear, the routing is complex but logical so no worries


the key words are "efficiency, robustness, reliability and ENJOY THE EARS" it fills me frankly ... there may be better elsewhere now ... Orpheus or appolo ... but with the Fireface 800 can be of very good job already.
RME thank you, it really is secondhand in an excellent value for money ...

wamlechacal's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Outstanding!"

RME Audio Fireface 800
Unlike its concurrent, compatibility issues with the apps are rare! No problem connecting with the PC if I start after this one! Relatively low latency and high quality preamp!
Compared with preamps (Tube yet) for the FireStudio Tube, those of the EMR are more "transparent" and equally effective.


The drivers are the most stable I've used so far! I started with a Hercules FW16/12 which was a little gadget, and with a FireStudio Tube, where there were straightforwardly no drivers (incompatibility with some software, and other irritating crash ...)
The management software is provided with rather ugly ... but still VERY effective and highly functional, no crash or bug unlike the other two already pre-quoted.


Installation without hassle, no crash out of nowhere. The two cards I had before my ALWAYS been a problem at the facility, and then NOTHING! And yet, the card begins to have the age and I turn in windows7 64bit!


This will be a year soon and I am more than satisfied!
It costs a goodly quite expensive compared to competition, but the tranquility at a price. And finally, I do not regret my purchase and I highly recommend it to all those like me who have known the joys of unstable drivers and other problems incomprehensible, and tantrums in rehearsals!

Vihnz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" superb sound card"

RME Audio Fireface 800
quality of the recording.


drivers are stable.

Cubase, Logic, Ableton Live.

8 tracks on pc, mac 10 tracks.

very low latency


no problem for instalation

this is to be used but the matrix is ​​well made and simple configuration and axcessible.

no incompatibilitée under pc and mac

the manual is quite simple and sufficient


4 years

echo, pro tools.

the +: quality converter
the preamp
the matrix
DIGICheck (vector audioscope)
the soliditée

The -: I do not see, be little more preamp with adjustable gain would be welcome
a stereo loop is on a mac to predict what the audioscope lost two in and two out but ...

very good value for money, ca seems expensive but it worth the cost

Yes I certainly do it again this choice, it is a very good card that I was disappointed jammais (it stays on almost 24/24)

winnie86's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" nothing was wrong!"

RME Audio Fireface 800
made in germany, height reputation.
I have a pentium duocore with Windows XP, 4g ram and chipset texas, it works very well.
word clock available (I use yet), optical inputs and outputs, SPDIF, TRS, opportunities to chain multiple maps .. that's heavy.


stable drivers.
I use ableton, reason, soundforge, mixvibes, etc. .. more software at the same time ..
10 inputs 10 analog outputs + 2 + Optical SPDIF -> great!
most: 1,7,8,9 and 10 entries lined front ... can work together!


I have a patch in addition to avoid putting their hands behind the map to change the wiring for it is not practical when rack ...
Do not put it on a table after running if it's getting hot, but it works anyway .. Deutsch qualitat!
General config "easy", no incompatibility problem.
manual in English or German, normal English is essential in the manuals!


very happy, no problems in 4 years!
It's solid!
This product has existed for a decade I think it is always in the middle of the jungle sound cards, proof that this is not the m ****!!

Cons by now it's true there are table + sound card combo .. to see ...

Sigir's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" very good"

RME Audio Fireface 800
I use it with Windows XP, Pentium IV, Texas Instruments FireWire chipset.
I bought it for its reputation and numerous inputs / outputs.
I use my home when I need quality sound for recording multitrack live in groups, and to the routing of sound (I do not know if this is the right term), c ' ie you can send any input hardware or software on any output with volume control for each shipment. It replaces the much more expensive system, and once settled there is no computer required. For example, send the sound in front of the PA, other things in return for a commissioner, other things in the line input of a camera etc..

It lacks a separate output with volume knob, which would connect the monitors directly without going through a mixer. The headphone output has volume and is also designed for this use (asymmetric top), but you have also connect headphones.

The DI is very good, a bit too bright perhaps, below the Avalon U5 but light years above the low-end DI.


I did not remember any stability problem. I use it with Samplitude. I sometimes recorded on 28 tracks.


The translation of the French manual was not developed, but there was a much better version of the second, memory.


I use it since 2004. Good quality / price ratio. I would do maybe not this choice because I need much less input than before, so I would look at other models, knowing that I am very satisfied with it, and it's still a chance very good choice, even for 10 tracks.
Blue Zoso07/20/2012

Blue Zoso's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Superb"

RME Audio Fireface 800
8 XLR inputs with preamps with excellent quality.
Headphone input facade.

Easy to move with a laptop.
Ability to chain multiple Fireface 800 and thus record more than taken all at once.


Extremely stable in FW 800 (PCI Card Belkin) (I sell elsewhere if interested in the world ca ...).

Used with Cubase or Samplitude.

I made my first record with, what precision in sound reproduction!
To listen:


Simple, obvious.


Unfortunately, I am made the steal ...

But to redeem the eyes closed!

JuLgtRock's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The GOOD stuff"

RME Audio Fireface 800
My choice was motivated by the reputation of RME, especially at the pre amps
I turned on the ff800 for the number of analog inputs
I have a small family-type PC with winXP ... lol
Purpose: to include models with good sound for local bands
One can "pair" up to three 800 ff, use it as a Standalone Mode pre amp and pre amp fuck what!


besides, it's the computer, no worries of drivers
I use it with Cubase
Latency level, the manual says between 3 and 0.068 ms following software, computer, connection, ... I'm not a pro, never had the idea to calculate it ...
The ff800 can simultaneously record 10 tracks analog, 16 track ADAT and SPDIF 2-track. Personally, I've only record from analog inputs, there's a routing system killer that I have not had the courage to really understand, I block a bit, but a friend who is not pro swears by it (TotalMix) routing for his studio.
entry and exit south are quite useful for updates stuff (my Line 6 M13 has become even more interesting)


The only concern I had was an Acer PC ... compatibility problem Acer / RME parasites which created sharp style "cracking twiter," infernal brief
With an HP PC: no problem, there's just that I'm sick of PC, I switch to Mac vai
I have a manual in French, so I made my little brain work and I got there fast enough for what I wanted to do


I use it for 5 years, this is my first real sound card, i like death to these pre amps (there, I think it's clear) and the autonomous mode is frankly quite handy for me (I requisitioned and used in small coffee-concerts)

The downside: it's been in, because then when you got a good map, you wanna bah good mics, you buy a good amp, a good instrument, you throw your PC to a Mac so you change your apps ...

In short music is a sports town, but must know what you want, the RME ff800, if I need a second, I'll buy it without hesitation