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Roland QuadCapture USB Audio Interface

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Product Description

The Roland UA55 Quad Capture USB Audio Interface gives pro performance in a package designed for portable production. A pair of premium VS Preamps onboard, superb 24-bit/192 kHz audio quality, ultra-low latency performance, and convenient USB bus power make the Quad Capture the new standard for portable USB 2.0 audio interfaces. Its compact, durable design and pristine sound makes the Quad Capture a perfect foundation for portable, multichannel computer-based productions on the go. With quality and performance that far exceeds its size and price, Roland Quad Capture stands at the head of its class.

Roland UA55 Quad Capture USB Audio Interface Features

  • Two combo XLR/TRS inputs with premium VS mic preamps, two TRS outputs, coaxial I/O, headphone out, and MIDI I/O
  • Graphical Control Panel software provides fast, intuitive control of the VS Preamps
  • Phantom power, ground lift, and Hi-Z switches
  • One-click AUTO-SENS function intelligently sets optimal input levels for the preamps
  • Extreme low-latency VS Streaming driver
  • Low-noise, wide-range power supply
  • Compact with durable aluminum body and Direct Box functionality
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite download
VS Preamps 
Roland Quad Capture boasts two premium-grade, digitally controlled VS mic preamps made from the same high-grade components as the preamps found in Roland’s V-Studio 700 and M-400 digital mixer. Two XLR/TRS combo inputs are provided for the preamps, plus independent phantom power, low-cut filter, phase invert, and digital compression for each channel. The VS preamps can be controlled easily and intuitively with the included graphical Control Panel software (Mac/PC).

The Quad Capture USB audio interface makes it easy to set input levels. Simply activate the AUTO-SENS feature with the push of a button, play your connected instruments, and Quad Capture automatically sets the ideal recording level for each input. Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, AUTO-SENS is great for quick, fail-safe recordings, saving you setup time and letting you focus on where it starts... the performance.

VS Streaming
Quad Capture audio interface offers incredible stability and industry-leading low-latency USB performance via Roland’s proprietary VS Streaming technology. All current Mac and PC DAW platforms are supported through ASIO 2.0/WDM (Windows) and Core Audio (Mac).

Low-Noise Power Supply
One of Quad Capture's key 'behind-the-scenes' features is its low-noise, wide-ranging power supply. Designed to deliver a clean, balanced input and output, it provides a reliable foundation for any professional audio application or environment. When driven by the USB bus power supply, Quad Capture's power is regenerated, providing the analog circuitry ideal voltage for the very best sound quality and efficiency in mobile environments.

Aluminum Build, DI Functionality 
Quad Capture is small, strong, and housed in a road-tough aluminum body, so you can transport it anywhere with the confidence that its premium internal components are securely protected. For live-concert environments, Roland Quad Capture also provides Direct-Box (DI) functionality, essential for noise-free live stage use.

Product Specifications
Roland UA55 Quad Capture USB Audio Interface Specifications
  • Number of Audio Record/Playback Channels
    • Sampling Frequency 96 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz
      • Recording: 4 channels
      • Playback: 4 channels
    • Sampling Frequency 192 kHz
      • Recording: 2 channels
      • Playback: 2 channels
  • Signal Processing
    • PC interface: 24 bits
    • AD/DA Conversion: 24 bits
    • Internal: 40 bits
  • Sampling Frequency
    • AD/DA Conversion: 192 kHz, 96 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz
    • DIGITAL IN/OUT: 96 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz
  • Connectors
    • Input jacks 1, 2 (XLR type / 1/4-inch TRS phone type)
    • XLR balanced (phantom power: DC 48V, 6mA Max per channel)
    • 1/4-inch TRS phone type ... balanced (INPUT 1 supports high impedance)
    • COAXIAL IN connector
    • COAXIAL OUT connector
    • Headphone jack (Stereo 1/4-inch phone type)
    • OUTPUT jacks 1, 2 (1/4-inch TRS phone type (balanced))
    • MIDI connectors (In, Out)
    • USB connector
  • Interface
    • Hi-Speed USB
    • Digital input/output: Coaxial type (Conforms to IEC60958 consumer format)
    • MIDI input/output
  • Power Supply: USB Bus Power
  • Included Accessories: Owner's Manual, Driver CD-ROM, USB cable
  • Dimensions(WxDxH): 7-5/16 x 5-5/16 x 1-3/4 inches
  • Weight: 1 lbs. 5 oz.

Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  (323) 890-3700 Warranty:  M.I. Products: 1 year parts, 90 days labor
Instrument Amps: 3 years (1 year on speakers) parts, 2 years labor
Rackmount Power Amps & EQs: 3 years parts & labor
BOSS Compact Pedals: 5 years parts, 90 days labor
BOSS (other): 1 year parts, 90 days. labor
ep, MT, TL, E-Series: 1 year parts, 90 days labor
CPM-300 Powered Mixer: 3 years parts, 3 years labor
AC Adapters, Mech, Footswitches, Headsets: 90 days parts, 90 days labor
Jodi Submitted: 8/24/2013
Product Rating
LOVE it!
Brian from Mankato MN, Submitted: 12/19/2011

Nice Work Roland
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