Your First Audio Interface

Choose audio interfaces by features
Choose your audio interface wisely by identifying your intended applications. On this page, we present audio interfaces based on features and applications. Let's find the perfect audio-interface for your needs.


Built-in microphone preamp
Built-in microphone preamp
A mic preamp is designed to amplify the sounds captured through a microphone for clear, natural audio fidelity. A high-quality mic preamp is an indispensable tool for high-quality capture. Audio interfaces equipped with Roland's high-performance VS PREAMP deliver first-class performance. The VS PREAMP is made of high-quality professional-grade components that deliver purity and clear sound that surpasses the competition.
Compatible models
OCTA-CAPTURE QUAD-CAPTURE

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Natural latency-free recording
Natural latency-free recording
Latency is a common, dreaded problem with computer recording. It’s the slight delay that occurs between the live sound you play and the sound that returns to your ears. To counter this problem, audio interfaces equipped with Roland's VS STREAMING low-latency technology eliminate this pesky problem. VS STREAMING lets you record more comfortably and naturally than ever before.
Compatible models
OCTA-CAPTURE QUAD-CAPTURE

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Automatic volume-level setting
Automatic volume-level setting
The first step in making a great-sounding recording is to set the ideal input levels.
But if you’re thinking, “How do I find the right level?” or, “It takes too much time,” and, “It's too much of a hassle,” then the AUTO SENS feature, which adjusts the input levels automatically, is perfect for you.
This feature analyzes the changes in volume and sets the appropriate input levels while you do a short rehearsal. It’s fully automatic so beginners can easily use and enjoy this feature.



Compatible models
OCTA-CAPTURE QUAD-CAPTURE

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Wide variety of input types
Wide variety of input types
There is variety of jacks to accommodate your input sources, such as XLR for microphones, 1/4-inch for guitars, and RCA for audio devices. More input-jack types let you connect a wider variety of instruments and devices.
Before you buy, be sure to check the connectors on the devices you want to record.
*Conversion plug required for OCTA-CAPTURE and QUAD-CAPTURE.
Compatible models
OCTA-CAPTURE QUAD-CAPTURE TRI-CAPTURE

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Multi inputs, simultaneous REC
Multi inputs, simultaneous REC
You need a large number of mics to record a drum kit or a band all at once, therefore your audio interface will need as many audio inputs as the number of mics you want to use. This being the case, you should choose a model with enough inputs to support the number of mics or instruments you want to record.
Compatible model
OCTA-CAPTURE
* OCTA-CAPTURE can record 10 inputs simultaneously.

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Mic input for vocal recording
Mic input for vocal recording
If you want to record your vocals in high-quality audio, be sure to use a condenser mic, which can capture all the expression and dynamics of your voice. Also, choose an audio interface that has a mic input (XLR) jack and mic preamp (with phantom power to support a condenser mic). OCTA-CAPTURE, QUAD-CAPTURE and TRI-CAPTURE deliver audio quality that lead its class. It’s ideal for recording and sharing, and great for songs and live spoken-word broadcasts.
Compatible models
OCTA-CAPTURE QUAD-CAPTURE TRI-CAPTURE

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Loop-Back webcast mode
Loop-Back webcast mode
Live Internet radio is hot! “I want to try it, but it's a bit daunting.” If that sounds like you, Roland's TRI-CAPTURE with Loop Back — a feature designed specially for sharing — is the perfect interface for you. You can mix the audio input from a microphone or instrument with audio content playing on your computer, and broadcast the mix live, directly onto the Internet. This mode was designed specially for this purpose, and eliminates common setup and routing errors.
*OCTA-CAPTURE and QUAD-CAPTURE can “Loop Back” with automatic internal routing.


Compatible model
TRI-CAPTURE

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Convenient USB bus power
Convenient USB bus power
CAPTURE-series interfaces are USB bus powered so they can run solely on power supplied from your computer. Connection is simple too. All you need to connect a CAPTURE interface to your computer is a standard USB cable.
These interfaces are great for mobile use since you don’t have to worry about power. And of course, if you use a CAPTURE interface at home, there's less clutter because it needs no AC adapter.
Compatible models
QUAD-CAPTURE TRI-CAPTURE DUO-CAPTURE

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Perfect for users on the go
Perfect for users on the go
If you’re planning to record or produce music outdoors or in a remote setting, ask yourself if the interface is compact and streamlined enough to transport. Roland's DUO-CAPTURE is lightweight, compact, and easy to carry around. Use it with your laptop to create a lean, clean mobile-recording rig.
Compatible model
DUO-CAPTURE

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EZ operation, no guesswork
EZ operation, no guesswork
While recording gear has become much easier to use over the years, many beginners still feel intimidated. The simple design of Roland's TRI-CAPTURE and DUO-CAPUTRE interfaces — equipped with only the minimum number of buttons and knobs t get the job done — is great for first timers.
Compatible models
TRI-CAPTURE DUO-CAPTURE

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Make musicRecord a songBroadcast online
Record an entire bandDigitize your audio archivesMake songs on the road

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