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, the Roland UA-55 Quad-Capture sets the standard for portable USB2 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, the Roland UA-55 Quad-Capture stands at the head of its class.
Roland UA-55 Quad Capture Features
- 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
The Roland 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).
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 the Roland 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.
The Roland 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 the Roland 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, the Roland 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
The Roland 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, the Roland Quad-Capture also provides Direct-Box (DI) functionality, essential for noise-free live stage use.
Sonar X1 LE Bundle
Every Roland 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.
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- 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-bit, AD/DA Conversion: 24-bit, Internal: 40-bit
- 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)
- Input Impedance:
Input jacks 1-2 (XLR type): 4.8 kOhm (balanced), Input jacks 1-2 (1/4-inch TRS phone type): 15 kOhm (balanced)
- Output Impedance OUTPUT 1-2:
2 kOhm (balanced), PHONES: 47 Ohm
- 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 -> MAIN OUT: -95 dBu typ. (GAIN: min., 600 Ohm 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.
Input jacks 1-2 (XLR type / 1/4-inch TRS phone type) XLR type (balanced / phantom power: DC 48V, 6mA Max) * Current value per channel. 1/4-inch TRS phone type (balanced), 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
Hi-Speed USB, Digital input/output: Coaxial type (Conforms to IEC60958 consumer format.), MIDI input/output
- Power Supply:
USB Bus Power
- Current Draw:
184.6 (W) x 133.9 (D) x 44.3 (H) mm / 7-5/16 (W) x 5-5/16 (D) x 1-3/4 (H) inches
0.57 kg / 1 lbs 4 oz
- Included Accessories:
Owner's Manual, Cakewalk SONAR LE DVD-ROM (for Windows), Driver CD-ROM, USB cable
- Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
- Shipping Weight: 2 lbs