QUAD-CAPTURE

USB 2.0 Audio Interface (UA-55)

Pro Performance for Portable Production

  • USB Bus Powered
  • USB
  • FPT

Information

(Oct. 23, 2013)
You can download the Driver Ver.1.5.1 for OS X Mavericks (10.9).

(Oct. 18, 2013)
You can download the Driver Ver.1.5.2 for Windows 8.1 / 8.

(July 5, 2013)
QUAD-CAPTURE System Program Version 1.04 Now Available!
This system program updates your QUAD-CAPTURE to the latest version 1.04.

(Sept. 1, /2012)
Welcome to the Media Production System Planner
This interactive system will suggest the optimal computer-music setup for you.

(Sept. 1, 2012)
Media Production Gear from Roland
We present our industry-leading family of tools to raise your level of quality and creativity.

Pro Performance for Portable Production

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, multichannel 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.

  • - Two combo XLR/TRS inputs with premium mic preamps (VS 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
  • - Bundled with Cakewalk SONAR X1 LE

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).

One-Click AUTO-SENS

Never before has it been faster or easier to set perfect 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 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, 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.

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

Nominal Input Level

Input jacks 1, 2 (XLR type)
-60 to -6 dBu
Input jacks 1, 2 (1/4-inch TRS phone type)
-50 to +4 dBu

Nominal Output Level

OUTPUT 1, 2
+0 dBu (balanced)

Headroom

14 dB

Input Impedance

Input jacks 1, 2 (XLR type)
4.8 k ohms (balanced)
Input jacks 1, 2 (1/4-inch TRS phone type)
15 k ohms (balanced)

Output Impedance

OUTPUT 1, 2
2 k ohms (balanced)
PHONES
47 ohms

Frequency Response

192.0 kHz
20 Hz to 90 kHz (+0/-8 dB)
20 Hz to 60 kHz (+0/-2 dB)
96.0 kHz
20 Hz to 40 kHz (+0/-2 dB)
48.0 kHz
20 Hz to 22 kHz (+0/-2 dB)
44.1 kHz
20 Hz to 20 kHz (+0/-2 dB)

Residual Noise Level

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, 2: 104 dB typ. (GAIN: min.)
DA block
OUTPUT 1, 2: 109 dB typ.

Other

Connectors
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 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
Current Draw
480 mA
Accessories
Owner's Manual
Cakewalk SONAR LE DVD-ROM (for Windows)
Driver CD-ROM
USB cable

Size and Weight

Width (W)
185 mm7-5/16 inches
Depth (D)
134 mm5-5/16 inches
Height (H)
44 mm1-3/4 inches
Weight
570 g1 lbs. 5 oz.

* 0dBu=0.775Vrms



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