RME Audio Hammerfall DSP Multiface
RME Audio Hammerfall DSP Multiface

Hammerfall DSP Multiface, PCI/ISA + Rack Soundcard from RME Audio.

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Average Score:4.9( 4.9/5 based on 23 reviews )
 20 reviews87 %
 3 reviews13 %
Audiofanzine FR12/14/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

RME Audio Hammerfall DSP Multiface
(Originally written by Supermanu/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
I was looking for a stable sound card to record albums.

It has worked with several PC's but I won't give you any details.


Very easy installation... Just install it and it works!

I never had any incompatibility problems.

Very simple configuration.

I didn't read the user's manual.


The drivers stability is outstanding I've never had a system crash!!

RME makes constant updates.

I use it with Cubase.

I get 3 ms latency for recording. And I increase it for mixing.

I only make mono or stereo recordings. I can play back up to 60 tracks.


I've been using it for 4-5 years, I don't know exactly.

I tested many other sound cards and this is the only one I kept.

Good value for money.

Based on my experience, I would buy it again.

zykoss's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" serious"

RME Audio Hammerfall DSP Multiface
I work as midi (with virtual instruments) that audio recording.
So I needed a card that does not have large latency and whose converters are quality.

For a long time now that I have, and I do not feel the need to change. She may be out of date compared to current cards, but I am very satisfied to use my home semi pro studio (film music).

It runs on a Windows XP with cubase and full of VST instruments.


The stability of drivers is not excellent, they can plant. But maybe it just happens to my windows that is not stable? how to know ....

The drivers are not updated because the card is old (over the catalog)

I am not limited divisible by reading the number of tracks. My processor withdraws before the sound card


easy installation. Configuration asked me some trial and error.
no inconsistency.
Management and routing of input / thru (output has its own routing interface that requires little grip bus


I use it for ... a long time. Maybe 8 years.
The quality of audio converters is impeccable and latency steering VSYi is nonexistent

I remake that choice without hesitate in an optical sound creation semi pro.

Pat's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The best of the best"

RME Audio Hammerfall DSP Multiface
I will not repeat you ...


Pcmcia used on a laptop, pc pci express.
Octopre Focuswrite in ADAT preamp, 8 microphones for drums.
Pre amp lamp insert (the rms converters)
Essentially Cubase, it solves the problem of latency (with 60 tracks, plugins everywhere, this is normal!) In record mode "compensation plugin" and it rolls.


RME do as told, and it is running.
Console mix Total Mix is ​​limitless for routing, but each use must be concentrated, we quickly made anything!


To be honest, this is my first card (and my last), I remember very well, but it's been almost 20 years since I!
I used to catch mobile (RME gave era plus a cable to connect the card to a cigarette lighter and connect it to another on a 12v battery, class ...)
I have logged thousands of hours in studios hyper smoking, she took flight, it is placed on top I think all beer brands that may exist, and never a single crash or anything.
The quality of converters is not a legend.
I saw my friends with super pretty expensive cards, motus, etc ... yeah, they are very pretty, but ... I keep mine!

To predict pre amps, not necessarily ADAT, given the quality of the convertion, and also a headphone amplifier for lives taken.

In short, RME has made me somewhat forgotten the bitterness France / Germany 1982!

dogfacedgremelin's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Compete if you want good sound"

RME Audio Hammerfall DSP Multiface
Sound card and remote quality converters have motivated my choice and also the opportunity to have a good price.

use it on a Windows PC and PCI Host.

use to record and mix with 18 In sending out to external elements then return in IN (delays, comp, etc ... equ)

map detail 1/2 Rack RME PCI card. No external power required Host card is supported.

Latency <5 ms A / D converter: 24bit/96kHz D / A converter: 24bit/96kHz.

Analog I / O: 8 input (s) and 8 output Jack 6.35 (s) 6.35 Jack.
Headphone volume control without (damage).

Digital I / O: S / PDIF Coaxial: 1 hall (s) and 1 output (s).
ADAT: 1 input and 8-channel ADAT: 1 output (s) 8 channels
WordClock sync.

MIDI I / O 1 input (s) and 1 output (s) MIDI.
compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux


RME drivers are among those that are most heavies have found that work even when the cards are no longer supported.
A running win 7 DIGI ASIO mode perfectly (any music software that uses ASIO this respect).
They are often a day (This is the strength of RME compared to competition)
3ms latency and frankly there is not careful and I do not have a machine gammeur.


Installation without reading the manual so super easy.
Two to three minutes to address the TotalMix and left my kiki!
No conflict on the horizon, as if it was made for me!
For manual I have not read I'll do it one day-it :-)


I tested many soundcards (yamaha, echo, pinnacle, maya, EgoSys, alesis) And I must say that the future for me is RME.
Converters his transparent reproduction is faithful with a good dynamic short what it takes to put on a good foot production.

For the price as a lot of people will never see the treasure it in their hands and will sell cheap to stay tuned this is how it's done a pretty good deal. So this is a value for money unbeatable.

We thank buyers who resell because he did not hear the difference with their old sound card with two bullets.

This is a sound card to top

ytsexav's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Full-reliable-Transparent"

RME Audio Hammerfall DSP Multiface
I was looking for an interface allowing me to have eight analog outputs for mixing (I use external hardware peripherals) and other complementary inputs RME interfaces of my colleagues, so you can record 24 tracks eg. Not at all disappointed! especially at this price!

I use it on a PC running XP64bits, with an i5 560, 8 GB RAM and Samplitude 11. No worries, no crash, perfectly integrated with Samplitude, and excellent opportunities for latency-free monitoring for recording.

Frequent use: live recording, mixing.



Stable drivers, updates impeccable. No complaints. The site is full EMR.

I'm running 80 tracks easily with plugins and external routing.
In record 24 tracks with a Fireface 800 synced to the multifaceted.
Latency insignificant.



Easy installation.
Dedicated DSP card.
No incompatibilities.
Manual clear.



I've had two years and if I had to redo a choice, it would be anyway RME.
The converters are of very high end, nothing to do with Avid ...
I also have an Apogee DUET on Mac which I am extremely satisfied, except that the RME offers possibilities far superior.

I also had many other cards before .. Motu, Digidesign, M-Audio, Steinberg, and none has ever brought me as much satisfaction as the RME: we forget and that's the gist ... ears are calm to work ...


ouindel's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" RME is the"

RME Audio Hammerfall DSP Multiface
18 IN / OUT, RME converters, used with a motu 2408 mk3 in ADAT recordings to mobile


drivers are stable, no need to run updates derrires days all the time
used with Nuendo 3 and Samplitude 11 and reaper towards the end
16 tracks in rec and max read 48 (because the old toshiba satellite p35)
7 ms latency


not need to "exe" for drivers just to decompress and then specify the machine where they are not needed to guide any time and no known incompatibilities


used from November 2006 until dcs result of old age in my toshiba the last year. I tried Hercules 16/12 FW (cot a joke the motu (2408 and 2408 mk2 mk 3), fire pro MAUDIO 2626 ....
report quality price is good trs
the BMOL is no longer the PMCI Submitted on computer rcents (o anticipates retiring) and also the lack of volume knob for gnral and also for the headphone
dédé de treuch12/09/2011

dédé de treuch's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" trs happy"

RME Audio Hammerfall DSP Multiface
I bought it with all of OCCAZ a home studio ...
It is connected to my 03D and works perfectly ...
The product is super stable, with whom I had no crash.
The quality of sound is excellent ...

It is connected to the console via the ADAT SPDIF.
To install it, no. Exe ... Drout is a bit but when I install it must be said that j'tais sucks, so I probably galr more than enough ...
At home, it runs on XP, but I would be curious to know if it also runs on 64 Seven Bits ... if anyone knows ...

In short, trs good product!


No crash of the driver since I ... I use it mainly with Cubase SX3, really no problem, it works perfectly!


To install it, no. Exe ... Drout is a bit but when I install it must be said that j'tais sucks, so I probably galr more than enough ...
Level configuration ... hum ... joker ... she walks I seek no further ... lol!


The only catch sight of its size, can not the rack ... damage.

melo78's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" one of the best sound card"

RME Audio Hammerfall DSP Multiface
a lot of people advised me to take this card

mpc 2000 xl, s 3000 xl, mpc 2500
cubase plug and

hip hop

2 pc "ASUS P5Q Deluxe," on each card rm, 3g for proc and 4gig of ram on each pc.


perfect driver.

cubase, Sound Forge and a few plugs on energieXT

I never pushed the card all the way, recording with 8 x 3000 out of the 8 tracks in stereo and "see" on cubase phase mixing

update "it's a long time, as it works ..."

(3 min)


it was a little tedious for me "unsupported hardware"
back to the seller, a simple manipulation of audio options to force the installation path of drivers after nikel ..

I put a little time getting used to, not easy to adapt quickly when that of the prod.

incompatibilities, never



5 / 6 years

I had a choice between the Reverend and Echo Layla
I looked at the Rme

+ Converter
-Interface, the box a little small for the I / O, no preamp
for instruments which made voice

a very good machine nothing to say "between 200/350 Used"

for a model above yes
Rec n' Play09/06/2011

Rec n' Play's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good sound card"

RME Audio Hammerfall DSP Multiface
I wanted an alternative to my DIGIFACE which has only digital inputs.

Having several cards and a Digiface Hammerfall PCI Express and PC, the case seemed ideal for multifaceted able to have I / O analog and digital.

8 line I / O (Cack TRS)
1 ADAT I / O (TOS)

1 RMEWIRE (FW 1394 connector)
1 WC I / O (BNC)
1 Midi I / O (DIN)
1 ADAT sync


I use it with my laptop and my desktop.
I use it with the release of an adat OctaMic D in RME too.
The ocatmic gives me 8-channel "transparent" and I use the 8 inputs with preamps lines + "colored"

I use it on a desktop where I do all in the box but I connect hardware effects in both analog and digital.
For monitors, I go to a digital tc electronic BMC-2 converted to analog ...


We can not say that it's going alone. The SHIFT frimware are sometimes problematic but once it works does not crash ever ca ...



RME-Super converters
-Up to 18 I / O

The -

Update the firmware.

le-blob's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

RME Audio Hammerfall DSP Multiface
I bought this card to its low latency for software instruments as well as its quality of its rpute. Then I RALIS few models and now an album.
I use a Sony Vaio 2.4 GHz, HDD 7200 rev / min and 1 GB of RAM.
I pramplis 2:

Spl-a golmike
A blue-tube

couraging for the album I also had one of Mindprint numrique console and yamaha.


An extreme simplicity. I only had a few problems in trying couraging the MAJ. So I returned to my base config.


I work on Live. I 3ms latency drops to record and then I go back.
I recorded the album up 14 tracks simultaneously!
8 + 4 per console numrique adat. She did not flinch.


was 4.5 years that I have and I'm not changing prs.
It is stable, trs good quality sound.
I keep it as my computer may hold.