Roland U.S. introduced the Octa-Capture USB 2.0 Audio Interface, a 10- input/10-output device for computer-based multi-channel audio production.
Designed for audio production, Octa-Capture features eight VS Preamps with each channel providing an combo-XLR input jack, phantom power, low-cut filter, phase invert, and digital compression. The combo jacks also accommodate ¼-inch connectors, with Hi-Z instrument inputs on channels 1 and 2 and balanced TRS inputs on channels 3-8. In addition, channels 7 and 8 are well suited for high input levels associated with kick drum and snare drum recording. Additional connectivity includes eight ¼-inch TRS output jacks, coaxial S/PDIF I/O, and MIDI I/O.
The AUTO-SENS function makes it simple for users to set the preamps' input levels when using multiple microphones. For example, when recording a drum set, pressing the AUTO-SENS button automatically sets the optimum input levels for all mic inputs as the musician plays the drums.
Octa-Capture features four software-controlled Direct Mixers, which allow users to set up independent monitor mixes and route them to headphones, speakers, or other recording and mixing devices. It features an internal 40-bit DSP engine and any input can be routed to multiple outputs.
The Octa-Capture can be used as a desktop interface, or mounted in a single rack space with the included rack ears. Octa-Capture comes bundled with the Cakewalk Production Plus Pack, a software suite that includes Sonar 8.5 LE, Rapture LE, Studio Instruments Drums, and more.
Pricing & Availability
The Octa-Capture is expected to ship with an MSRP of $799.00 in October.
For more information, visit www.RolandConnect.com.
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