Maschine+ USB port power?

katto Member Posts: 2 Newcomer

Hey I am happy new user of Maschine+ (used regular Maschine for 10+ years). Very impressed of the build quality and new workflow without computer.

I use Maschine+ with external interface (RME Babyface Pro FS). Babyface is known to draw 5V 600mA power. USB 2.0 is usually 500mA though. Are the Maschine+ ports also 500mA? Should I use the Babyface with power supply, so I don't drain too much power from Maschine+? I tried and the Babyface works with just USB power from Maschine+, but I am worried though if I am putting too much stress on Maschine+ power output?


  • Peter Harris
    Peter Harris Member Posts: 466 Pro

    Why would you use M+ with an external audio interface when M+ is itself one? Just curious. 🤔

  • katto
    katto Member Posts: 2 Newcomer

    Better audio quality and mic preamp. And most importantly allows me to connect adat/optical out to my main rig (high end) without any quality loss.

    Direct M+ didn't sound bad necessarily though when I tried first with headphones, soft sound.

  • Peter Harris
    Peter Harris Member Posts: 466 Pro

    Good to know. Thanks for clarifying. 👍

  • ozon
    ozon Member Posts: 1,053 Expert

    If it’s not a problem to connect the Babyface to its own power supply, I’d rather use that than relying on the M+.

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