Blackmagic Design Fairlight Audio Interface

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Fairlight Audio Interface is a professional audio post production I/O interface with an extensive variety of analog and digital inputs and outputs, preamps for microphones and instruments, built in sample rate conversion, sync at any standard frame rate and dual 9‑pin control ports! Fairlight Audio Interface requires Fairlight Audio Accelerator and connects to the Fairlight Audio Interface with a supplied proprietary interface cable.


Analog Audio Inputs

2 x remote controlled XLR/TRS microphone inputs with 48v phantom power / instrument preamps.

8 x +24dBu balanced analog inputs.

Analog Audio Outputs

12 x +24dBu balanced analog outputs with mute protection.

Digital Audio Inputs

9 x fully transformer coupled AES stereo digital inputs.

1 x S/PDIF input with sample-rate conversion.

Digital Audio Outputs

11 x AES stereo digital outputs.

1 x stereo digital S/PDIF output.

Standard 25pin Tascam interface for Analog and AES looms.

Sync Input

1 x 75 ohm BNC Reference input. Tri‑Sync or Black Burst.

1 x 75 ohm BNC word clock input.

Sync Output

1 x 75 ohm BNC Reference loop out. Tri‑Sync or Black Burst.

1 x 75 ohm BNC word clock regenerated output.

Sync to all common frame rates and formats including HD Tri‑level sync, video sync, word‑clock and AES/EBU.

Device Control

1 x RS-422 9-pin machine control input.

1 x RS-422 9-pin machine control output.


Timecode input and output with regeneration.


For future use


GPI and GPO connections for cough and ‘On‑Air’ control

Fairlight Audio Interface

Product Specifics

Sample Rate

44.1, 48, 96, 192 kHz

Max Input

Inputs 1-2 (mic): +2.5dBu

Inputs 1-2 (instrument): +24dBu

Inputs 3-10 (Line): +24dBu

Gain Range

Inputs 1-2: Mic Inputs: 50dB gain range (+21.5 to +71.5dB)

Inputs 1-2 : Instrument Setting: 50dB gain range (+0 to +50dB)

Mic E.I.N (unweighted)

Inputs 1-2: -127dBu @40dB (61.5dB)

Gain: 150 ohm source, 20Hz - 20kHz THD+N (mic input)

Inputs 1-2: <0.001%@ 1kHz, -1 dBFS at 0dB gain

Inputs 1-2: <0.004%@ 1kHz, -1 dBFS at 40dB (61.5dB) gain

THD+N (line input)

Inputs 1-2: <0.001%@ 1kHz, -1 dBFS after 0dB gain (unweighted)

Inputs 3-10 : <0.001 % @ 1 kHz (unweighted)

Dynamic Range (line input)

Inputs 1-2 : 108dB @ 0dB gain (unweighted)

Inputs 3-10: 110dB (unweighted)

Input Frequency Response

+0.05/-0.05dB, 20Hz - 20kHz

Input Impedance

Inputs 1-2 (XLR) : 2k ohm

Inputs 1-2 (1/4"): >1M ohm

Inputs 3-10: 15k ohm

Max Output

Outputs 1-12: +24 dBu

THD+N (Line Outputs)

Outputs 1-12: <0.002%

Dynamic Range (Line Output)

Outputs 1-12 : 109 dB (unweighted)

Output Frequency Response

+0.05/-0.5dB, 20Hz - 20kHz

Output Impedance

Outputs 1-12 : 50 ohms

Operating Systems

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Mac 10.15 Catalina or later.

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Windows 10, 64-bit.

Power Requirements

Power Supply

Internal 100 - 240V AC 50/60Hz with IEC C14 mains input.

Power Usage


Power Management

Automatically powered-on/off only when the Fairlight Audio Accelerator is powered on.

Physical Specifications

Fairlight Audio Interface

Environmental Specifications

Operating Temperature

0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F)

Storage Temperature

-20° to 60°C (-4° to 140°F)

Relative Humidity

0% to 90% non-condensing

What's Included

Fairlight Audio Interface

Fairlight Audio Interface multi-pin cable to connect to Fairlight Audio Accelerator.


1 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

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