Rubix44USB Audio Interface

The Hi-Res Solution for Personal Music Production

Rubix44 delivers the perfect balance of high-fidelity audio, rugged build quality, and essential features for today's musicians and producers. It serves up warm and clear high-resolution audio up to 24-bit/192 kHz, and features four top-quality mic preamps carefully designed for pristine sound and low-noise performance. And with four discrete outputs, analog dynamics processing, and an integrated MIDI interface, you have the power and flexibility to support your growing musical ambitions. Rubix44 works seamlessly with Mac and Windows computers, and even supports the Apple iPad for the ultimate portable music production experience.

Standard Features

Perfectly Suited for Singer/Songwriters and Instrumentalists, Access Online Content, and Learn Faster

With four simultaneous inputs and support for mics, electric guitar/bass, and line-level devices like keyboards and drum machines, Rubix44 allows music creators to capture mix-ready performances in a single pass. Singer/songwriters can record vocals and stereo instruments at the same time, and acoustic instrumentalists can connect up to four different microphones to capture every nuance of their sound.

Top-Quality I/O to Support Your Creative Flow with a Compact, Space-Saving Footprint

Rubix44’s stellar mic preamps are low noise and high definition, with plenty of headroom for capturing all the impact and detail of whatever you’re recording. The flexible combo jacks and Hi-Z inputs let you connect a variety of sources including mics and guitars, with no need for adapters or special cables. Four individual outputs enable sophisticated routing and monitoring possibilities, like sending a click to a performer, setting up a stage monitor, or routing audio to external gear.

Control and Enhance Your Sound with Analog Compression and Limiting

Highly dynamic sources like percussion instruments often need level taming with dynamics processing. It’s also common to apply compression on vocals and bass while tracking to even out levels and make these sources easier to mix. Rubix44 is equipped with panel-accessible compressor/limiters on inputs 1/2 and 3/4, ensuring good, hot signals without clipping and unwanted distortion. The dynamics processing is completely analog, providing smooth and transparent control with zero added latency.

Monitor Signal Status at a Glance, Even While Performing

When recording, achieving proper signal levels is critical. But studios and stages can be dark places, and you don’t need to deal with clip and level indicators that are small and hard to see. Designed with recording performers in mind, Rubix44 features bright indicators that clearly show if a channel has incoming signal or is going to overload. Better still, they can be seen from both the front and top of the unit, allowing you to easily monitor signal status from nearly anywhere you’re located.

Dedicated Monitor Controls and Seamless Integration with Mac, Windows, and iPad

On its front panel, Rubix44 features quick-access knobs for adjusting the overall volume and headphones level, plus dedicated Direct Monitor controls for latency-free monitoring without having to fuss with a computer-based mixer. Mac and Windows drivers deliver smooth, reliable performance, and the included Ableton Live Lite software provides a complete creative platform that works right out of the box. Rubix44 even supports iPad, giving you a powerful, compact system for on-location recording, mobile production, and gigging.

System
Number of Audio Record/Playback Channels
Record: 4 channels
Playback: 4 channels
Signal Processing
PC interface: 24 bits
AD/DA conversion: 24 bits
Sampling Frequency
AD/DA conversion: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz, 192 kHz
Interface
Hi-Speed USB
MIDI IN, OUT
Connectors
INPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) connectors: XLR type (balanced, phantom power: +48 V, 6 mA Max *1)
INPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks *2: 1/4-inch TRS phone type (balanced)
PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
OUTPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type (impedance balanced)
MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
USB port: USB Type B
DC IN jack
*1 Current value per channel.
*2 INPUT 1L, 3L support high impedance
Controllers
SENS 1L, 2R, 3L, 4R knobs
Hi-Z switches
48V switches
THRS knobs
COMP/LIMIT switches
DIRECT MONITOR 1/2 knob
DIRECT MONITOR 3/4 knob
MONO switches
OUTPUT knob
PHONES knob
POWER switch
GROUND LIFT switch
PHONES SOURCE switch
LOOPBACK switch
COMP/LIMIT TYPE 1/2 switch
COMP/LIMIT TYPE 3/4 switch
Indicator
Level indicators (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R)
Level indicator (COMP/LIMIT)
POWER indicator
Hi-Z indicators
48V indicators
COMP/LIMIT indicators
Characteristics
Nominal Input Level
INPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) connectors (XLR type): -60-- -12 dBu
INPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks (1/4-inch TRS phone type): -44--+4 dBu
Maximum Input Level
INPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) connectors (XLR type): +2 dBu
INPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks (1/4-inch TRS phone type): +18 dBu
Nominal Output Level
OUTPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks: -6 dBu (impedance balanced)
Maximum Output Level
OUTPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks: +8 dBu (impedance balanced)
PHONES Maximum Output Power
20 mW + 20 mW (L + R, 47 ohms load)
Headroom
14 dB
Input Impedance
INPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) connectors (XLR type): 4 k ohms or greater (balanced)
INPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks (1/4-inch TRS phone type): 15 k ohms or greater (balanced)
INPUT (1L, 3L) jacks (1/4-inch phone type): 500 k ohms or greater
*3 When the Hi-Z is turned on
Output Impedance
OUTPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks: 2 k ohms (balanced)
PHONES jack: 47 ohms
Residual Noise Level
INPUT (1L, 2R) --> OUTPUT (1L, 2R): -94 dBu typ. (SENS 1L, SENS 2R knobs: min., input terminated with 600 ohms, IHF-A, typ.)
Dynamic Range
AD block INPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks: 104 dB typ. (SENS 1L, SENS 2R knobs: min.)
DA block OUTPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks: 109 dB typ.
Other
Power Supply
AC adaptor
Operating System
Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 7, Windows(R) 8, Windows(R) 8.1, Windows(R) 10
Apple Mac OS X 10.10 or later
Apple iOS 9 or later
Dimensions
310 (W) x 165 (D) x 46 (H) mm
12-1/4 (W) x 6-1/2 (D) x 1-13/16 (H) inches
Weight (main unit only)
1.8 kg
4 lbs
Accessories
Setup Guide
Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
Power cord
USB cable
Ableton Live Lite Serial Number Card
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
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