RME Audio is a German company, based in Haimhausen, that designs and builds professional audio hardware, including audio interfaces, analog to digital converters, and digital-to-analog converters. While the majority of their audio interface systems are PCI-based as well as PCI-Express, they released their first FireWire based system, the Fireface 800 in 2004. Since 2009/2010 USB and USB+FireWire systems are available, the Fireface UC and the Fireface UFX. Their products have been shipped with Nuendo, and were often rebranded as such.
RME is a young German team of developers with a robust vision of creating innovative, user friendly, and high-quality digital audio solutions for less money. Founded in 1996, RME quickly earned their stripes as a premiere industry provider, expanding rapidly into mainstream international markets.
Each developer on the RME team is either a musician or sound engineer - besides being a specialist in hardware and software development. Additionally, to give their designs a persistent competitive edge in today's market, RME developers regularly network with other industry specialists to exchange knowledge and information - truly designing a line of products with superior quality, and affordable, mass-market appeal.
RME has had a consistent string of successful product releases, earning awards and accolades from the press and the public alike. The enthusiastic response and worldwide support the RME product line has generated ranks them one of the top audio device companies in the industry.