24-bit/96kHz USB Audio Interface & MIDI Keyboard Controller

24-bit/96kHz USB Audio Interface & MIDI Keyboard Controller

  • USB
  • FPT


(Jan. 14, 2010)
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24-bit/96kHz USB Audio Interface & MIDI Keyboard Controller

The PCR-1 is the ideal audio-interface & keyboard controller for the traveling musician, the mobile DJ, and the home recording musician working with limited space. For the traveling musician, the PCR-1 offers the vast majority of options you've come to expect from a high-end sound card as well as a 25-key controller that feels great under your fingers. The PCR-1 draws its power directly from the computer, so now you can compose, sequence, record, playback your music anywhere you can take your computer. After all, the beach is a much more inspiring place to write than your living room. The mobile DJ will appreciate that the PCR-1 can use the same control maps as its big brothers in the PCR series of keyboards. Over 80 control maps for various applications & hardware devices are already available for download from our website. The PCR-1 measures just 1-3/16 inches thick & weighs a mere 2 lbs. 11 oz and comes with its own gigbag, making it easy to carry from place to place with your performance rig. It also includes a Kensington lock port, so that you can keep it from getting up and walking away while you're busy diggin' through crates of records. The home-recording musician will love the PCR-1 for its 24-bit/96kHz audio performance capability & the very light foot-print it leaves on your desktop. Whether working with software synths or powerful sequencing applications, the PCR-1 offers an incredible set of features and superior quality in the most tightly compact keyboard & audio interface available.


  • - Extremely compact, light-weight design
  • - 25 full-width, velocity-sensitive keys
  • - 25 assignable controllers
  • - 16 Control Map memory locations
  • - 24-bit/96kHz Audio Processing Capability
  • - Completely USB Bus-Powered. No AC Adaptor Required.
  • - PCR Editor Application Included
  • - RCA Input & Output
  • - 1/8" Headphones/ S/PDIF Optical output
  • - Low latency driver support through WDM, ASIO2.0, & CoreAudio

Extremely compact, light-weight design

The PCR-1 is just over one inch thick & weighs 2 lbs 11oz.

25 full-width, velocity-sensitive keys

The PCR-1 offers standard width keys to ensure easy play, and 128-step velocity sensitivity.

25 assignable controllers

The PCR-1 offers 8 assignable knobs & 6 assignable buttons. There is a shift button to change the function of the 8 knobs & 3 of the 6 assignable buttons for a total of 25 controllable parameters per control map.

16 Control Map memory locations

The PCR-1 offers 16 different save locations for control maps. With 25 parameters available per control map, the PCR-1 offers control over a total of 400 parameters held in the memory of the keyboard.

24-bit/96kHz Audio Processing Capability

The PCR-1 offers RCA input & output, S/P DIF Optical/eight inch headphone output as audio processing quality up to 24-bit/96kHz for maximum performance.

Completely USB Buss-Powered. No AC Adapter Required

The PCR-1 is specifically designed as a controller & audio interface for the computer. More over, it has been designed with the demands of a mobile setup in mind. Hence, the PCR-1 draws its power directly from the computer.

PCR Editor Software

The PCR-1 comes with a copy of the PCR-Editor in the box. The PCR-Editor is a powerful program that greatly eases the process of creating control maps for the PCR line of keyboards.

RCA input & output

The PCR-1 offers line-level recording & playback through standard RCA-style connections.

1/8" Headphone/ S/P DIF Optical output

The eighth inch headphone jack doubles as an S/P DIF Optical output port, offering the full quality of your digital signal coming from the computer.

Low latency driver support through WDM, ASIO2.0, & CoreAudio

Built on the Edirol's common audio driver model, the PCR-1 offers the same low-latency & stable audio performance which you've come to expect of audio products that bare the Edirol name. With superior driver support for Mac OS X & Windows 2000/XP, the PCR-1 is nearly universally compatible with the variety of audio & MIDI applications available for Mac & Windows environments.

Direct Monitoring for ZERO Latency monitoring of incoming audio signals

The PCR-1 offers Direct monitoring of your input signal. You can hear what you're recording with absolutely NO computer latency. Direct Monitoring is simply a direct connection from the input of the PCR-1 to the output of the PCR-1, so the additional lag of the signal going through the computer does not affect the monitoring of the recorded signal.

Number of Audio Record/Playback (Full duplex (except for 96 kHz setting))

1 pair of stereo
1 pair of stereo

Signal Processing

AD/DA Conversion
24 bits
PC interface
24 bits
Sampling Rate
44.1/48/96 kHz

Nominal Input Level

-10 dBu

Input Impedance

27 k ohms

Nominal Output Level

-10 dBu

Output Impedance

1 k ohms


USB connector (Type B)
Line Input jacks (L, R) (RCA phono type)
Line Output jacks (L, R) (RCA phono type)
Headphones jack (Stereo miniature phone type)
Digital Output connector (Optical type)


25 Keys (with velocity)


Master Volume Knob
Memory Button
MIDI Channel Button
Shift Button
Octave Shift Buttons (+/-)
Transpose Button
Assignable Buttons (B1--6)
Pitch Bend Switch
Modulation Switch
Assignable Rotary Volume Knobs (R1--8)


7 segments, 3 characters (LED)
Rear Panel
Input Level Knob
Power Supply
USB Bus Power
Current Draw
400 mA
USB Cable
Owner’s Manual
Template Sheets (GM2, BLANK)

Size and Weight

Width (W)
450 mm17-3/4 inches
Depth (D)
220 mm8-11/16 inches
Height (H)
28 mm1-1/8 inches
1.5 kg3 lbs. 5 oz.

(0 dBu = 0.775 V rms)

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


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