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Roland DUO-CAPTURE EX USB Audio Interface

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  • Two vs preamps with phantom-power support
  • Compatible with pc, mac, and ipad* (apple camera connection kit is required for use with the ipad)
  • Low-noise three-way power supply; runs on usb bus power, two aa-size batteries, or ac adapter
  • Road-tough, compact aluminium case
  • Bundled with sonar le music-production software for windows

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Technical Details
Item Weight907 g
Product Dimensions11 x 12 x 22 cm
Batteries:3 AA batteries required. (included)
Item model numberDUO-CAPTURE EX
Country Produced Inchina
Battery TypeAlkaline
  
Additional Information
ASINB00967T7TI
Best Sellers Rank 926 in Musical Instruments (See top 100)
Shipping Weight907 g
Date First Available15 Feb. 2013
  
 

Product Description

Product Description

Housed in a compact, road-tough metal case, the new DUO-CAPTURE EX is perfect for both home recording and mobile production. The rugged USB audio interface is outfitted with a pair of VS Preamps, which feature the same professional components used in Roland’s high-end digital mixers. Two combo XLR/TRS inputs are provided, including a Hi-Z input for connecting a guitar or bass directly. The three-way power supply offers the ultimate in operational convenience, allowing you to power the unit from the computer’s USB bus, batteries, or an optional AC adapter. Powerful and flexible, the DUO-CAPTURE EX is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and iOS


Two VS Preamps with phantom-power support
Compatible with PC, Mac, and iPad*
Low-noise three-way power supply; runs on USB bus power, three AA-size batteries, or AC adapter
Road-tough, compact aluminum case
Hi-Z input for electric guitar or bass
MIDI input and output

Box Contains

DUO-CAPTURE EX USB Audio Interface
Owner's Manual
Read Me First
License Agreement
DUO-CAPTURE EX Driver CD-ROM
Cakewalk SONAR LE DVD-ROM (for Windows)
USB cable
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 3


From the Manufacturer

Twin-input interface for home/away recording to Mac, PC and iPad.

It’s not the first item you think of when assembling your own personal Abbey Road. But when it comes to home recording, your results will only be as good as the USB audio interface that links your musical gear to your computer. The Roland Duo-Capture EX UA-22 is designed for the modern musician who demands ticks in all the production boxes. Twin XLR/TRS inputs and MIDI ports mean you can hook up the instruments of your choice, while a pair of onboard VS mic preamps and dedicated channel controls make for powerful, professional recordings. Plus, because you never know when that creative thunderbolt will strike, the Roland Duo-Capture EX is compatible with Mac and PC for home recording, and with iPad for production work on the move. It’s tough enough to travel, and for added flexibility, offers the choice between USB bus power, AC adaptor and batteries. Catching the spark has never been so easy.

Roland Duo-Capture EX UA-22

Record at home or away, on PC, Mac and iPad

Two VS preamps for ready-to-record signal

Preamps are essential for beefing up the mic signal before it reaches your computer. Many interfaces feature built-in preamps, but if you settle for an inferior model, you’ll hear it in the results. If you’re ready to go pro, the Duo-Capture EX boasts two premium-grade, digitally controlled VS mic preamps, based on the same high-grade items from Roland’s V-Studio 700 and M-400 digital mixer. There’s phantom power to support your favourite condenser mic, while if you’ve been frustrated in the past by latency, crackle and pop, you’ll love this interface’s low-noise design and clear, balanced performance.

Record at home or away, on PC, Mac and iPad

Let’s say the cornerstone of your home studio is a Mac or PC. Step right up: the Roland Duo-Capture EX is compatible with both the Windows and OS X operating systems, and can either draw bus power from the USB port or via an optional AC adaptor. Now let’s say your best songwriting ideas strike on the move. That’s cool, too: this tough, road-ready, 440-gram interface loves iPads, hooking up via the Apple Camera Connection Kit. It can be powered by three AA batteries, for on-the-move production with iOS music apps like Auria and Garageband.

Ready to record any instrument

Whether you’re tracking with guitar, electronic drumkit, mic or keyboard, the Roland Duo-Capture EX is primed for instant plug-and-play. There’s a pair of combo XLR/TRS inputs, ready for both XLR or ¼-inch jack connections, plus MIDI in/out ports and a Hi-Z setting that allows direct connection of a guitar or bass. Don’t forget the headphones jack with dedicated volume control, ensuring that the world doesn’t hear your creations until you’re ready.

The Duo-Capture EX can be powered by three AA batteries, for on-the-move production

iPad Connectivity

Connect the DUO-CAPTURE EX to your iPad via Apple’s Camera Connection Kit (not included). Batteries or AC power is required when using the DUO-CAPTURE EX with an iPad. You cannot charge your iPad using the DUO-CAPTURE EX.

  • Two VS preamps with phantom-power support
  • Compatible with PC and Mac; iPad compatibility via Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit
  • Low-noise three-way power supply; runs on USB bus power, three AA-size batteries or AC adaptor
  • Road-tough, compact aluminium case
  • Hi-Z input for electric guitar or bass
  • MIDI input and output
  • Bundled with SONAR LE music-production software for Windows

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I wanted to add MIDI I/O to my iPad4 as well as record a guitar and microphone. This box is perfect for that and it works without issue on my Win7 64bit set up too. One word of warning is around the battery usage. Make sure you do use LR6/HR6 AA batteries and not cheap alkaline cells, they'll get very hot and die quickly. Even with LR6's loaded it still goes through them pretty quick.

The audio recording quality is very good, nice preamps and you can even phantom power (but not on batteries). If it's powered from a PC/Mac via USB or by an external PSU for iPad then it's very good indeed. A nice touch is that they have included a screw earthing point on the back. In short, it has all the I/O I was looking for and the fact I can use it with my iPad and main PC is a bonus. If it's battery consumption was better I'd give 5 stars as bang for buck it's pretty spot on.
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This Roland Duo-Capture EX USB audio interface does all that is claimed for it, with 24bit AD/DA conversion at rates of 48KHz and 44.1KHz..

It works well on my W7P laptop with the driver supplied on the Roland CD-ROM and talks with the PC's Audio IO as a proper system device for both In and Out on two channels. Using the free download of Ableton software I was able to digitise a bass guitar on channel 1 and an old (but still superb) Calrec 48V phantom powered microphone on channel 2.

It has two analogue balanced input channels each with a dual connector (XLR + 1/4" TRS jack) and a sensitivity control. The Channel 1 has a high impedance option on the jack for instruments such as guitar. The XLR inputs have the option of +48V phantom power (to both or neither) and can handle nominal input signals from -60dBu to -12dBu, and the TRS jacks are from -46dBu to +2dBu. I have set these two inputs as the default audio input on the PC, but for other applications when the Roland is not connected I have reverted to the usual settings.

It has two balanced analogue output channels on 1/4" TRS jacks as well as a headphone jack. The output volume control works on all three. Windows Media Player (and other sources) will send sound through the Roland output if this is selected a default output on the PC, but for other applications when the Roland is not connected I have reverted to the usual settings.

The Ableton software (900MB download, 1.4GB on PC) is comprehensive, even only as the free Live v.9.6.1 (Lite) enabled by the serial number on the sheet enclosed in the packaging.
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A great little unit which I use on a PC, sometimes for recording, but mostly as a glorified soundcard for playing CD's and MP3's, for which it is an excellent performer. I've teamed it up with a pair of M-Audio BX6's and the matching BX sub-woofer. I too have had no problem using it with Windows 8.1 and all you have to do is download the relevant driver from the Roland website. Not exactly difficult, but they do have excellent email aftersales even if you are a computer novice. It works very well powered from USB.
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This was one of the few times I googled "best 30"and this ranked 3 below a thousand pound plus pro desk and a grid dance external device. If they provided the plug as well it'd be faultless. Your iPhone as well as iPad and Mac and pc all work no drivers,no fuss. Add to that phantom power portability;a superb head phone output,midi and all for under £150 even adding in the price of the plug and prompt delivery you have the best external audio device I've ever used
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Bought one of these last September and had no problem at all getting it to work with Windows 8, maybe Roland have change something after the other reviews were submitted.

I use this unit for midi and sound capture from a synth (haven't tried a mic yet) with Reason, and it works beautifully. No latency and the samples sound good :)

The only negative is the noise\hiss on the headphone monitoring when the input gain is pushed near the limit, but then again it isn't a big deal as you wouldn't normally crank the levels up to the max.

All in all I'm really pleased with how it performs and sounds.
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Great little device.

Works quite happily with 2012 MacBook Pro and also with iPad Air 2 (you need a USB camera adaptor for this). Just make sure you get up to date drivers, as the ones on the disk will probably be out of date.

Great that it works with batteries so you can use it anywhere. Do have spare batteries handy though as it stops quite suddenly when they run out (the light does flash a warning though).

Overall pretty pleased with it.
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I bought it mostly to be able to connect an electric guitar to Propellerheads Reason, so at the moment I'm not using 100% of its capabilities. But for my use case it works beautifully. The build quality is very good and there is no wobbling in level knobs.

The box came with a free copy of Ableton Live Lite and a discount for Standard and Suite versions, so if you're planning to also buy Live, buying this interface will save you some money.

I'm using Windows 8.1 and I had absolutely no problem with the drivers. Everything worked fine.
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