RME has announced it is now shipping the HDSPe MADIface, a 128-Channel 192 kHz MADI PCI ExpressCard for notebook computers.

RMEs HDSPe ExpressCard MADI is a true PCI Express solution, which consequently takes full advantage of the new format, achieving significant performance gains in multitrack audio. The ExpressCard is built according to PCI Express Base Specification v 1.1. The connection between ExpressCard MADI and breakout box is established using ordinary firewire cable (IEEE 1394, 6-pin). However, the data transfer does not use FireWire protocol. The supplied cable is 1 m (3 ft.) long. The ExpressCard MADI serves as power supply for the breakout box, freeing you from the hassle of additional wall warts.

RME HDSPe MADIface features

  • ExpressCard/34 Interface.
  • 64 Input channels / 64 output channels.
  • 1 x MADI I/O (optical and coaxial).
  • TotalMix.
  • No external power supply required.

The HDSPe MADIface is available for an MSRP of $1,949 USD (street ~$1,599 USD).

Visit RME for more information.