RME ARC USB Advanced Remote Control for TotalMix FX


Remote Control for your RME audio interfaces. Simplify your workflow

  • Control all of your inputs and outputs directly from the ARC USB
  • Compatiable with RME devices dating back to 2001
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The One Remote - Remote Control for RME audio interfaces

This wired remote has been designed for direct access to the most frequently used actions and commands of TotalMix FX, being an indispensable tool in the studio's daily applications. Its extremely flexible configuration through TotalMix FX will simplify workflow and greatly increase the usability of the RME interface in most real world situations.

The ARC USB is a USB 1.1 (UAC1) MIDI remote control, natively compatible to Windows and Mac OS X. As soon as it is present in the operating system TotaIMix FX will detect it and communicate with it, without disturbing other remote controls. Therefore it is also not necessary to switch the ARC USB on or off within TotalMix FX - it will just work.

Control several interfaces simultaneously

And because it communicates with TotalMix FX (via USB) it is compatible to all RME audio interfaces that are detected and supported by TotalMix FX. This goes back to RME interfaces released 2001!

As soon as the ARC USB is connected to a computer any button press or wheel turning will cause the respective action performed by TotalMix FX - and therefore also by the RME audio interface.

With the UFX+ and UFX II the ARC USB can also be connected directly to these devices, currently the only RME interfaces having an internal USB 1.1 host with matching connector. This way of connecting is handy in stand-alone mode, where the ARC USB is also supported by the UFX+ and UFX II.

The ARC USB is bus powered, but draws only little current. Also it uses USB 1.1 as bus standard, which these days is uncritical due to its lower frequency and speed demands. USB 2 cables with 5 meter to 10 meter length, and cheap USB 2 cable extensions that usually make a bus-powered interface fail will work perfectly for the ARC USB. Still at higher lengths RME recommends to use active USB 2 cables (also called extension or repeater cables), which are not expensive and work over lengths of more than 20 meters.

The ARC USB can control several interfaces simultaneously, which happens automatically as the Key Commands dialog in TotalMix FX is specific to the currently selected audio interface. Just assign only the functions that are desired for each respective interface. After that the ARC USB keys and the encoder wheel remote the respective interface where they have been assigned to, without the need to further switch or select anything in normal operation.

Key Features

  •  Monitor Controller for RME audio interfaces and Sound Cards
  •  Control all of your inputs and outputs directly from the ARC USB
  •  User-definable buttons to suit a range of applications
  •  Save and Load Presets
  •  Functions include;
    • Level control
    • Mono On/Off
    • Mute/Solo
    • Dim and Level Recall
    • Cue
    • Talkback
    • External Input and more

Supported Interfaces

  •  RME Fireface UFX III (directly or via computer)
  •  RME Fireface UFX II (directly or via computer)
  •  RME Fireface UCX II (directly or via computer)
  •  RME Fireface 802 FS (directly or via computer)
  •  All RME audio interfaces and soundcards with TotalMix FX (via computer) 
  •  Please note: the RME ADI-8 QS is NOT supported.

Power supply: by computer or UFX+, depending on connection  
Typical power consumption: 0.3 Watts  
Dimensions (WxHxD): 90 x 33 x 170 mm (3.5" x 1.3" x 6.7")  
Weight: 0.3 kg (0.7 lbs) 
Temperature range: +5° up to +50° Celsius (41° F up to 122°F)  
Relative humidity: < 75%, non condensing 

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RME ARC USB Advanced Remote Control for TotalMix FX