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Roland QuadCapture Audio Interface

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Roland Quad-Capture
USB 2.0 Audio Interface

With a pair of premium VS Preamps onboard, plus superb 24-bit/192 kHz audio quality, ultra-low latency performance, and convenient USB bus power, Quad-Capture sets a new standard for portable USB 2.0 audio interfaces. Its compact, durable design and pristine sound makes it the perfect foundation for portable, multi-channel computer-based productions on the go. With quality and performance that far exceeds its size and price, Quad-Capture stands at the head of its class.

VS Preamps

Quad-Capture boasts two premium-grade, digitally controlled mic preamps (VS 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).

Roland Quad-Capture
Compact with durable aluminum body and Direct Box functionality. View larger

Roland Quad-Capture
Phantom power, ground lift, and Hi-Z switches are featured on the back panel. View larger

Roland Quad-Capture
Bundled with Cakewalk SONAR X1 LE. View larger
One-Click AUTO-SENS: Automatic Input Level Adjustment

Setting optimum recording levels is an indispensable part of capturing high-quality recordings. If input levels are too high, the sound will distort; if levels are too low, you lose the advantage of the excellent resolution afforded by digital recording, and the sound suffers from signal-to-noise ratio deterioration. To solve these issues, Quad-Capture is equipped with a unique "AUTO-SENS" function that automatically sets the appropriate input level. AUTO-SENS is simple to use for beginners and pros alike: just press the AUTO-SENS button, supply sound input for a short amount of time, and the built-in DSP analyzes the volume and sets the optimum input level. AUTO-SENS is also accessible via a software-based control panel, so you can control it remotely from your computer. This handy feature makes for quick and easy setup during recording sessions.

Roland Quaad-Capture
One-click AUTO-SENS function intelligently sets optimal input levels for the preamps

Roland Quad-Capture
Featuring a software control panel and onboard dynamics processing. View larger
VS Streaming, with Support for All Major DAWs

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

Phantom Power, Ground Lift, and Hi-Z Switches

On its rear panel, Quad-Capture features stereo S/P DIF I/O, which allows you to connect a digital device and use it simultaneously with the analog inputs and outputs. Analog outputs are provided on the rear panel as well, supporting balanced or unbalanced connections via 1/4-inch TRS jacks. There are also MIDI IN and OUT jacks (Quad-Capture functions as a MIDI interface, too), as well as switches for phantom power, Hi-Z operation on Input 1, and a ground lift that can be used to eliminate hum that might sometimes occur when connected to other devices.

Also on the rear panel is a USB jack for connecting to your computer. QUAD-CAPTURE gets its power directly from your computer's USB bus, so there's no need to hassle with external adaptors--a single-cable connection is all that's needed. Unlike most bus-powered audio interfaces, Quad-Capture regenerates the incoming power with its own wide-ranging power supply, providing the analog circuitry with the ideal voltage for the very best sound quality and efficiency in mobile environments.

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, Quad-Capture also provides Direct-Box (DI) functionality, essential for noise-free live stage use.

SONAR X1 LE Bundle

Every Quad-Capture package includes a complimentary copy of SONAR X1 LE software for PC that's designed to work fluidly and seamlessly with the interface. Derived from Cakewalk's award-winning SONAR X1 DAW software, the LE version give you a powerful set of software tools for writing, recording, editing, and mixing your music.

What's in the Box?

Roland Quad-Capture USB Audio Interface, owner's manual, Cakewalk SONAR LE DVD-ROM (for Windows), driver CD-ROM, USB cable.

Choose the Roland Audio Interface Right for You

High Speed Audio Interface
USB 2.0 Audio Interface
Eight premium mic preamps, compact
I/O, pristine sound quality
Pro performance for portable production
Number of Audio Record / Playback Channels
Sampling Frequency = 96 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz
Record: 10 channels
Playback: 10 channels
Record: 4 channels
Playback: 4 channels
Number of Audio Record / Playback Channels
Sampling Frequency = 192 kHz
Record: 4 channels
Playback: 4 channels
Record: 2 channels
Playback: 2 channels
Nominal Input Level Input jack 1-6 (XLR type): -56 to -6 dBu
Input jack 7-8 (XLR type): -50 to +0 dBu
Input jack 1-8 (1/4-inch TRS phone type): -46 to +4 dBu
Input jack 1, 2 (XLR type): -60 to -6 dBu
Input jack 1, 2 (1/4-inch TRS phone type): -50 to +4 dBu
Nominal Output Level Output 1-8: +0 dBu (balanced) Output 1, 2: +0 dBu (balanced)
Headroom 16 dB 14 dB
Input Impedance Input jack 1-6 (XLR type): 5 k ohms (balanced)
Input jack 7-8 (XLR type): 10 k ohms (balanced)
Input jack 1-8 (1/4-inch TRS phone type): 17 k ohms (balanced)
Input jack 1, 2 (XLR type): 4.8 k ohms
Input jack 1, 2 (1/4-inch TRS phone type): 15 k ohms (balanced)
Output Impedance Output 1-8: 1.8 k ohms (balanced)
Phones: 47 ohms
Output 1, 2: 2 k ohms (balanced)
Phones: 47 ohms
Residual Noise Level Main Out: -87 dBu typ. (Gain: min., Input 1-2 terminated with 600 ohms, IHF-A)
* Internal Direct Monitor Mixing setting
* Stereo Link: On, input channel fader: Unity
Input 1, 2 to Output 1, 2: -95 dBu typ. (Gain: min., 600 ohms terminated, IHF-A)
* Internal Direct Monitor Mixer setting
* Input channel fader: Unity
Dynamic Range AD Block: Input 1-8: 104 dB typ. (Gain: min.)
DA Block: Output 1-8: 113 dB typ.
AS Block: Input 1, 2: 104 dB typ. (Gain: min.)
DA Block: Output 1, 2: 109 dB typ.
Display 128 x 64 dots Graphic LCD (backlit LCD)
  • Input Jacks 1-8 (XLR type / 1/4-inch TRS phone type)
  • XLR type (balanced / phantom power +48 V)
  • 1/4-inch TRS phone type (balanced)
  • Coaxial Input Connector
  • Coaxial Output Connector
  • Headphones Jack (Stereo 1/4 inch phone type)
  • Output Jack 1-8 (1/4 inch TRS phone type (balanced))
  • MIDI Connectors (In, Out)
  • USB Connector
  • Input jacks 1, 2 (XLR type / 1/4-inch TRS phone type)
  • XLR type (balanced / phantom power: DC 48V, 6mA Max per channel)
  • 1/4-inch TRS phone type (balanced) (Input 1 supports high impedance)
  • Coaxial Input connector
  • Coaxial Output 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
  • Graphical Control Panel software provides fast, intuitive control of the VS Preamps

  • Phantom power, ground lift, and Hi-Z switchesOne-click AUTO-SENS function intelligently sets optimal input levels for the preampsExtreme low-latency VS Streaming driver

Product Information   Specifications for Roland QuadCapture Audio Interface Below:

Manufacturer Roland
Brand Roland
Model QuadCapture
UPC 761294500750
Item Weight 3 pounds
Item Size 8 x 5 x 5 inches
Package Weight 2.2 pounds
Package Size 7.2 x 4.9 x 4.9 inches
Units in Package 1

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