Blackmagic Fairlight Audio Interface

Rs. 214,000.00


Key Features:

  • For Postproduction Engineers
  • Proprietary Fairlight Host Connectivity
  • Inputs: 2 Mic/Hi-Z Pres, 8 Line, 20 AES
  • Outputs: 12 Line, 24 AES
  • 24-Bit / 192 kHz AD/DA Converters
  • Internal Power Supply / Mac and Windows
  • Phantom Power, Timecode and GPIO In/Out
  • BNC Wordclock and Video Sync I/O
  • RS-422 Machine Control I/O
  • Multi-Segment Level Indicators

Expand the I/O of your DaVinci Resolve 17 system with the Blackmagic Design Fairlight Audio Interface, a 1 RU rackmount unit packed with analog and digital connections, preamps for mics and instruments, sample rate conversion, and sync at any standard frame rate. Equipped with 24-bit / 192 kHz AD/DA converters, extensive synchronization and control I/O, it exhibits high-grade sonic performance. The Fairlight Audio Interface is optimal for professional postproduction engineers in commercial studios and mixing stages.

It features two high-gain mic/instrument preamps with switchable phantom power, an 8-channel DB25 line input, and 20 AES digital inputs, allowing it to accommodate a variety of analog and digital sources. Outputs include 12 channels of analog line-level outs and 24 AES digital channels to serve complex setups. The interface is also outfitted with BNC ports for wordclock and video sync I/O, timecode and GPIO inputs and outputs on a DB25 connector, and RS-422 machine control ports.

For DaVinci Resolve 17 Systems

The Fairlight Audio Interface connects to the Fairlight Audio Accelerator PCIe card (required and available separately) with the supplied proprietary cable. It adds analog and digital connections, preamps for mics and instruments, sample rate conversion, and sync at any standard frame rate to your DaVince Resolve 17 system.

10 Analog Inputs

The interface features two remote-controlled XLR/TRS microphone/instrument inputs with 48V phantom power and up to +71.5 dB of gain, perfect for clean recording of dynamic mics, studio condensers, and electric instruments. There are also eight +24 dBu balanced analog inputs on a DB25 connector. The front panel of the interface sports multi-segment meters for easy viewing of audio levels.

12 Analog Outputs

With eight line outputs on a DB25 connector and four line outs on 1/4" jacks, the Fairlight Audio Interface can provide +24 dBu analog signal to your mixer or dedicated recording system. All analog outputs are balanced and feature mute protection.

20x24 Digital I/O

The front panel offers RCA coaxial ports for stereo AES or S/PDIF input and output. The other digital audio connections for transformer-coupled AES inputs 3-20 and AES outputs 3-24 are on the rear. Sample rate conversion is available on digital inputs 1-2.

Synchronization I/O

  • 75-ohm BNC reference input for Tri-Sync or Black Burst
  • 75-ohm BNC reference loop out for Tri-Sync or Black Burst
  • 75-ohm BNC wordclock input
  • 75-ohm BNC wordclock regenerated output
  • Syncs to all common frame rates and formats including HD Tri-level sync, video sync, word clock, and AES/EBU

Timecode and Control I/O

  • RS-422 9-pin machine control input
  • RS-422 9-pin machine control output
  • DB25 connector to handle GPI and GPO connections for cough and On-Air control as well as timecode input and output with regeneration

Internal Power Supply

The Fairlight Audio Interface incorporates an internal power supply with an IEC C14 mains input. It is automatically powered on/off only when the Fairlight Audio Accelerator is powered on/off.

Technical Specifications:

Form Factor

Rackmount (Rack-Mountable with Included Hardware)


12 x Multi-Segment LED Meter

Channels of I/O


10 Inputs / 12 Outputs


20 Inputs / 24 Outputs

Max Sample Rate/Resolution

192 kHz / 24-Bit

Number of Mic Preamps


Input Level Adjustment

2 x via Software





High-Pass Filter


Expansion Slots


Analog Audio I/O

2 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Hi-Z Input (Front Panel)

1 x DB-25 25-Pin Balanced Line/8-Channel Input (AES 59/Tascam Pinout)

1 x DB-25 25-Pin Balanced Line/8-Channel Output (AES 59/Tascam Pinout)

4 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line Output

Phantom Power

+48 V, Selectable On/Off

Digital Audio I/O

1 x RCA Coaxial AES3 / S/PDIF Input

1 x RCA Coaxial AES3 / S/PDIF Output

2 x DB-25 AES3 In/Out (AES 59/Tascam Pinout)

Host Connection / USB

1 x DVI-D (DL) (Blackmagic Design Fairlight Proprietary)

USB (Non-Host)


Sync I/O

1 x BNC Word Clock Input

1 x BNC Word Clock Output

1 x BNC Video Sync Input

1 x BNC Video Sync Out/Thru

Network I/O



1 x DIN 5-Pin Input

1 x DIN 5-Pin Output

Other I/O

1 x DB-25 25-Pin GPIO In/Out

1 x DE-9/DB-9 9-Pin Control Input

1 x DE-9/DB-9 9-Pin Control Output

Wireless Connectivity


Memory Card Slot


Frequency Response


20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.05 dB


20 Hz to 20 kHz +0.05/-0.5 dB

Gain/Trim Range

Mic Inputs:

+21.5 to +71.5 dB

Hi-Z Inputs:

+0 to +50 dB

Max Input Level

Mic Inputs:

+2.5 dBu

Line/Hi-Z Inputs:

+24 dBu

Max Output Level

Analog Outputs:

+24 dBu


Mic Inputs:

2 Kilohms

Hi-Z Inputs:

> 1 Megohm

Line Inputs:

15 Kilohms

Analog Outputs:

50 Ohms

BNC Inputs:

75 Ohms

BNC Inputs:

75 Ohms

Dynamic Range

Combo XLR-1/4" Inputs:

108 dB (Unweighted, Min Gain)

DB-25 Inputs:

110 dB (Unweighted)


109 dB (Unweighted)


Combo XLR-1/4" Inputs:

0.001% (Unweighted, 1 kHz, Min Gain, at -1 dBFS)

DB-25 Inputs:

0.001% (Unweighted, 1 kHz)




Mic Inputs:

-127 dBu (150-Ohm Source, +40 dB Gain)

Sample Rates

44.1 / 48 / 96 / 192 kHz

Sample Rate Conversion

On S/PDIF Inputs

Bit Depths


Sync Sources

AES3, Internal, S/PDIF, Word Clock

OS Compatibility

macOS 10.15 or Later

Windows 10 (64-Bit Only)

Included Software


Supported Drivers/API & Plug-Ins


Mobile Device Compatibility


Power Requirements

AC Input

AC Input Power

100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz

Power Consumption

40 W

Rackmount Size

1 RU

Operating Humidity

0 to 90%

Operating Temperature

32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C

Storage Temperature

-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C


18.97 x 11 x 1.74" / 48.18 x 27.9 x 4.42 cm


9.0 lb / 4.1 kg

In the Box:

  • Blackmagic Design Fairlight Audio Interface
  • Multipin Cable to Connect to Fairlight Audio Accelerator
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

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