rme fireface ucx


The RME Fireface UCX is a professional interface with 18 i/o channel (8 analog, 2 mic preamps), MIDI, S/PDIF and ADAT. It has both Firewire (400) and USB 2.0 (class compliant).

Its not officially supported under Linux but works with Ubuntu-Studio.


In CC (Class Compliant) mode the RME Fireface UCX works out of the box without having to use a patched kernel or flashing some firmware (tested with USB connection in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS).

ALSA will see only one channel, but after installing QJackCtl from Ubuntu-Studio installer everything works with Jackaudio (QJackCTL).

Listed audio channels in Jack correspond to:

CH 1-8 โ‡’ Analog 6.3mm Jack Out

CH 9 - 10 โ‡’ Spdif

CH 11 -18 โ‡’ Adat (Tosink)

You might run some pre-start and post-start scripts from QJackCtl to get rid of some pulseaudio standard routings to the first 2 channels.

see here. Get working scripts here.

We figured out that custom routings are only loaded when QJackCtl is started from GUI rater than activated from command line only.


hw/rme_fireface_ucx.txt ยท Last modified: 2020/07/19 16:42 by magdesign