It's solid, it's smart, and it sounds great. These were the initial impressions we got when plugging in RME's Babyface Pro to our Mac Book. As soon as you've unpacked this little powerhouse, it raises an eyebrow - beautiful build quality, a nice prominent main rotary encoder, and it's all very streamlined, too.
It's also plug and play at its simplest - yes, of course there's a proper manual that comes with this unit, and plenty of recording options, but if you just want to get down to it, once you've connected to your USB port, it couldn't be a lot easier.
There are two instrument inputs on the side of the Babyface Pro plus two headphone jacks, which gives it that extra flexibility; and we were recording guitars in no time, with really good results - not a hint of a buzz or a hum, just great quality sonics. Recording vocals was just as straightforward: an AKG 414 direct into one of the XLR inputs, and another great sounding recording. Check out the Babyface Pro video below for a closer look.