Edirol UR80 USB Recording System with HQ Hyper Canvas

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Up to 24-bit/96kHz processing. Up to 128-voice polyphony.

UR-80 -- Full Software Control with Integrated Audio Capture
Integration of audio capture and highly customizable software control makes the UR-80 the new "must-have" addition to your project studio. The UR-80 now becomes the most productive device on your desktop, combining an audio interface, a fully assignable control surface, and a high quality General MIDI software synth. The UR-80 has a vast amount of MIDI implementation that allows you complete control of your favorite sequencing programs of software synthesizers as well as phantom power support for use with high-end studio microphones. Full PC and Mac driver support, V-LINK support and a variety of input and output options ensure that this will be the device you rely on for years to come.

102 assignable parameters through 43 knobs, buttons and sliders on the control surface

Up to 24-Bit/96kHz processing

2 XLR/TRS combo jacks with phantom power

Comes bundled with Edirol Hyper Canvas software synth

ASIO 2, WDM, MacOS X compatible with low latency

Control Map Editor


HyperCanvas -- High Quality Plug-In Software Synthesizer
HyperCanvas GM2 is GM2 (General MIDI System Level 2) compatible, with 256 sounds and 9 drum sets. Play Jazz, Rock, Classics and more with your unique collection of studio quality instrument sounds. Try a demo.

HyperCanvas GM2 contains multiple rich sound sources to help you create professional music of any kind. Features include a friendly user interface and a dedicated control read more panel to easily customize the sounds. Each instrument has levels of variation tones that are useful for a wide variety of music.

The High Quality software synthesizer is equipped with a new sampling waveform and software synthesizer engine that generates amazing quality sound, ideal for new musical creation possibilities. Roland's synthesizer technology is used to make expressive waveform of various kinds possible. The Software includes 2 Plug-in versions, DirectX Instruments and VST Instruments. This sound source can now be integrated for excellent results using the best sequencing software in the world!

Excellent for SMF data playback

GM2 (General MIDI System Level 2) compatible, with 256 sounds, 9 drum sets, 16 part, and 128-voice polyphony

Dedicated control panel to easily customize the sounds

Hyper Studio GM2 provides over 500 tone variations that can be saved for use in future projects. 2 types of plug-in software synthesizers: DXi and VST Instruments

Up to 24-bit resolution and 96 kHz sampling rate performance

26 MB, huge wave memory (conforming to 16bit linear)

32-bit floating point signal processing

256 preset instrument sounds and 9 preset drum sets (User can add 512 variation sounds and 128 variation drum sets)

High Quality reverb chorus/delay and part EQs

Up to 128-voice polyphony

Up to 16 part multi-instrument playback

Intel's SSE, AMD's 3D Now!, and PowerPC AltiVec optimized

Friendly user interface

Best combination with audio interface such as EDIROL's DA-2496 and UA-5

Includes exceptionally well-produced original compositions. Learn techniques to maximize musical creativity on the HQ Software Synthesizer
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Input Volume 1, 2
Output Volume
Assign Button
Select Button
Memory Button
HQ/GM2 Button
V-Link Button
Rec Source Button
Input Monitor Button
Shift Button

Assignable Controls (total 102):
Track Pods: 24 (8 x 3 mode)
Track Faders: 8
Track Status Buttons: 32 (8x4 mode)
Track Group Buttons: 4 (4 status)
Master Fader: 1

Time Dial: 1
Cursor Buttons: 8 (4x on/off shift button)

Function Buttons: 12 (6x on/off shift key)

Transport Buttons: (Record, Play, Stop, Top, Rewind, Forward) 12 (6x on/off shift key)

Preset Memory: 1
User Memory: 7

Audio Capture Device
Number of Audio Record/Playback Channels
Record: 2 channels
Playback: 2 channels
Full Duplex (Half Duplex for 96kHz setting)

Signal Processing
A/D/A 24-bit (linear)
PC Interface 24-bit

Sampling Frequency
Digital Output: 44.1/48/96 kHz
Digital Input: 32/44.1/48/96 kHz
Built-in real-time sample rate converter
A/D/A Conversion: 44.1/48/96 kHz

Frequency Response
96 kHz: 20 Hz to 40 kHz (+0 db/-2 dB)
48 kHz: 20 Hz to 22 kHz (+0 db/-2 dB)
44.1 kHz: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+0 db/-2 dB)

Nominal Input Level (variable)
Input Jack 1, 2 (XLR type): -50 to -10 dBu
Input Jack 1, 2 (1/4 inch TRS phone type): -35 to +4 dBu

Input Impedance
Input Jack 1, 2 (XLR type): 5 k ohms
Input Jack 1, 2 (1/4 inch TRS phone type, Lo-Z): 32 k ohms
Input Jack 2 (Hi-Z): 1 M ohms

Nominal Output Level
Output Jack: 0 dBu

Output Impedance
Output Jack: 1 k ohms
Headphones: 160 ohms

Residual Noise Level (input terminated with 1 k ohms, MASTER VOLUME: max., INPUT SENS = min., INPUT MONITOR = min., IHF-A, typ.)
Output Jack: -90 dBu or less

Interface: USB

Digital Input/Output: Coaxial type, Optical type (conforms to S/P DIF)

Input Jack: 1, 2 (XLR type (phantom power), 1/4 inch TRS phone type)

Digital In Connectors: Coaxial type, Optical type

Digital Out Connectors: Coaxial type, Optical type

Headphones Jack: Stereo 1/4 in. phone type

Output Jack: L/R (RCA phono type)

Power Supply: AC adapter Current Draw: 1000 mA

378.5(W) x 238.5 (D) x 83.8 (H) mm
14-15/16(W) x 9-7/16(D) x 3-5/16 (H) in.

Weight: 1.65Kg / 3lb 11 oz

Startup Manual
Owner's Manual
USB cable
AC adaptor
Template Sheets
Template Labels

These requirements are the suggested minimum for use with the UR-80 alone. If you will be using the UR-80 with the HQ Hyper Canvas Synth, please see those requirements below.

UR-80 System Requirements Macintosh

OS: MacOS 9.0.4 or later. MacOS X 10.x.
Computer: Apple Macintosh series with on-board USB Test Studied on iMac, Power Mac G4, Power Mac G4 Cube, and iBook.
CPU/Clock: TBA
Memory(RAM): TBA
Hard Disk: TBA
Display/Colors: TBA

UR-80 System Requirements Windows

OS: Microsoft Windows 98/98SE/ME/2000/XP
Computer: Windows compatible computer with a USB connector*
CPU/Clock: TBA
Memory(RAM): TBA
Hard Disk: TBA
Display/Colors: TBA
* Must have a compatible USB host controller.

EDIROL designs its USB devices in accordance with USB specifications and has passed all compatibility tests, which are continuously held and organized by USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF).

HyperCanvas Recommended System Requirements Windows
Microsoft Windows Me/98/2000 Professional/XP, 128 MB RAM or more, 100 MB of free hard disk space, Windows-compatible audio interface (24/16-bit stereo, 96/48/44.1kHz sampling rate), CD-ROM drive.

Recommended PC Processors


Win 2000
700 MHz +
800 MHz +

Win 98/98SE/XP
800 MHz +
1.0 GHz +

HyperCanvas Recommended System Requirements Macintosh
MacOS 8.6.1, 9.x, 256 MB of RAM or more, 100 MB of free hard drive space, Macintosh-compatible audio interface (24/16-bit stereo, 96/48/44.1 kHz sampling rate), CD-ROM drive.

Recommended Mac Processors
MacOS 8.6.1 +
450 MHz +

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-380-2580

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars. (10 ratings)
Submitted January 11, 2004 by a customer from hotmail.com
"Great bit of kit."
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
I'd pay a bit more for a more 'pro' look and feel (more metal, better connectors, better level pots)
Good sound, although headphone output is a bit quiet.
Good. Although I wish it had XLR line output with separate level adjustment, and I'd like it to have some sort of indication of where unity was on in/out level pots. Their list of compatible software is a bit limited.
Well made. Arguably, there's a lot of extra plastic - I popped the lid to see inside and the box is practically empty.
amazing value.
Manufacturer Support
No support required. Don't anticipate needing it.
The Wow Factor
It was a practical addition, but couldn't do without it now.
Musical Style:
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