Roland RPCSI24 Studio Package Pro with Motorized Faders

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Includes control surface, PCI card, and software.

The Roland Studio Package Pro gives musicians everything they need to record and mix music on a Mac or PC. It includes a hardware control surface with eight 24-bit/96kHz audio inputs and outputs (SI-24), a PCI audio card (RPC-1), and powerful Logic RPC PRO sequencing and recording software from Emagic. This unbeatable combination makes it possible to record and mix music on a computer, but with the added convenience of a real hardware mixer capable of controlling many of Logic's functions. And it's surprisingly affordable, so there's never been a better time to enter the world of computer-based recording.

24-bit/96kHz Recording with Hardware Control
Thanks to the new SI-24 Studio Interface, Studio Package Pro users can record up to eight tracks of 24-bit audio simultaneously into a Mac or PC. Not just a mixing surface, but a high-quality audio interface, the SI-24 is equipped with eight XLR Mic inputs (switchable to TRS inputs), plus a Hi-Z input for recording guitar. All of these inputs are sent to the computer via a single R-BUS cable, which connects to the supplied RPC-1 R-BUS Interface Card. And with 13 motorized faders, recording and mixing has never been more intuitive.

Emagic Logic RPC Pro
Emagic's Logic series has earned a reputation as one of the best sequencing and recording programs for Mac or PC. The Studio Package Pro now includes Logic RPC Pro, an even more powerful version of this special edition software. Aside from 24 tracks of 24-bit/96kHz recording, Logic RPC read more Pro includes 5.1 surround mixing, level and pan automation, Emagic plug-ins and access to VST plug-ins. Using the SI-24, you can control many of Logic's mixer functions--including track level and panning, EQ, send levels and plug-in parameters--using real faders and knobs. Recording and mixing has never been so fluid or easy!

Features:

Computer-based recording package consisting of control surface with A/D-D/A converters (SI-24), PCI audio card (RPC-1) and cross-platform music software (Logic 5 RPC)

SI-24 includes 8 XLR inputs with phantom power, 6 analog outputs and digital I/O-all with 24-bit/96kHz sound quality

RPC-1 audio card allows 8-channel exchange of audio and MIDI data between computer and SI-24 via R-BUS cable

Logic 5 RPC for professional MIDI sequencing and 24-bit/96kHz audio recording with surround mixing, plug-ins and more

13 motorized faders, 12 rotary encoders and surround joystick

Screen Set function for direct access to Logic's customizable screensets, plus locators and short-cuts

SI-24's MIDI ports serve as MIDI interface when used with RPC-1 and computer

Compatible with Windows 98/SE/Me/2000/XP, Mac OS 9.1 or later (OS X version under development)
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For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 323-890-3700

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (43 ratings)
Submitted December 6, 2003 by a customer from insightbb.com
Roland RPCSI24 Studio Package Pro with Motorized Faders Customer Review
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
I dont see a need for replacing this gear for a while. For a home project Studio it is perfect. I have had other way more expensive units(VS series) and the learing curve and interface I never likes. This gives you great hands on mixing with automation, plugins and editing and with the Logic Audio software, it had a great PC interface for ease of use.
Sound
The sound is clean and pure. Ofcourse it can be only as good as what you put into it.
Features
This is a great starter system. It has all the tools you need to start with and more. Automation works great and it has set up for 5.1 surround mixing which is awesome. The plugins are good and eay to use.
Quality
So far all is working well, the faders I worry about, but only time will tell about them.
Value
Great price at this time. I have been through many differnt setups for recording and this on worked great out of the box.
Manufacturer Support
Havent had any need for support. But from what I can tell by reading about other users it is good.
The Wow Factor
I have been working to build a small home project studio for sometime. I have had many setups. I always had a problem getting gear to work with each other and it always set me back as far as being productive. Plus I always was wanting to ass more gear to get more features I could use. With this it had all I needed.
Musical Style:
All Types of music
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