Roland Studio-Capture

USB 2.0 Recording Interface with 12 Mic Preamps and DSP for Cue Mixing
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Powerful USB Audio Interface

The Studio-Capture by Roland packs twelve impressively pristine VS Preamps and exceptional 24-bit/192kHz AD/DA conversion into a rackmountable USB 2.0 interface. If you demand high channel count and superb audio quality from a multichannel interface built with on-the-go convenience in mind, then the Studio-Capture is the perfect companion to your laptop Mac or PC. It has 40-bit DSP-driven cue mixing onboard that lets you set up four independent stereo mixes quickly and easily. And thanks to Roland's extreme low-latency driver, you can use the Studio-Capture efficiently with almost any Mac or PC DAW.

Roland Studio-Capture USB Interface at a Glance:
  • High-quality interface in a compact unit
  • Get the perfect input levels with the push of a button
  • Custom monitor mixes straight from the Studio-Capture
High-quality interface in a compact unit

Roland's Studio-Capture packs twelve digitally controlled premium VS preamps. These are the same preamps found in the V-Studio 700 and M-400 digital mixers. With a 24-bit/192kHz sample rate, you can rest assured your audio will be clean and clear. The Roland Studio-Capture is the perfect interface for your home studio or on the go. Each channel offers independent phantom power, a low-cut filter, phase invert, and digital compression, accessible via the included software control panel.

Get the perfect input levels with the push of a button

An Auto Input Level Adjustment lets you instantly set the ideal input level of each of the Studio-Capture's analog inputs with just the push of a button. Just push the front-panel button and play your instrument for automatic level setting. Useful for beginners and pros alike, this is a fail safe to capturing great audio every time.

Custom monitor mixes straight from the Studio-Capture

Create individual monitor mixes, with effects, all within the Roland Studio-Capture. With four independent zero-latency monitor mixers, you'll be able to create the mixes your band needs and wants. Powered by the Studio-Capture's internal DSP, each mix can be routed out various outputs. You can even save mixes for later use. A built-in reverb processor lets you add reverb to any or every mix to help your performers.

Roland Studio-Capture USB Interface Features:
  • 12 premium VS Preamp mic preamps (XLR combo)
  • Auto-Sens function intelligently sets optimal input levels for all preamps
  • Extremely stable low-latency VS Streaming driver
  • 4 independent software-controlled Direct Mixers for creating custom monitor mixes
  • Internal 40-bit DSP processing for cue mixing
  • Ruggedly built and suitable for travel
  • Supports most major DAW platforms on Mac or PC, including OSX 10.6 and Windows 7, through ASIO 2.0/WDM (Windows) and Core Audio (Mac) drivers
For professional-quality multitrack recording in the studio or on the go, pick up the powerful Roland Studio-Capture USB interface!

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Tech Specs

Computer Connectivity USB 2.0
Form Factor Desktop/Rackmount
Simultaneous I/O 16 x 10
A/D Resolution 24-bit/192kHz
Built In DSP/FX Yes
Analog Inputs 12 x XLR-1/4" combo (mic, instrument 1-2), 4 x 1/4" (line)
Analog Outputs 8 x 1/4" TRS (line out), 2 x XLR (monitor out)
Digital Inputs 1 x Coax (S/PDIF)
Digital Outputs 1 x Coax (S/PDIF)
Number of Preamps 12
Phantom Power Yes
Data I/O 3.5"
Headphones 2 x 1/4" (headphones)
USB 1 x Type B
Rack Spaces 2U
Depth 6.37"
Width 11.2"
Height 3.5"
Weight 4.25 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number UA-1610

Customer Reviews

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Mobile 12 Pre Production Rig

I purchased a used Studio Capture online, and I'e been using it for recording live jam sessions. I was skeptical about running 12 mics, four with 48v into my pc, but I have had zero USB or DAW issues while pushing this thing in Cubase 8. It has advanced on board audio processing capability and is quiet and transparent. You could easily spend twice as much on a boutique interface with 8 fewer preamps and not notice a difference in performance or quality. It's a professional, budget buy for the intelligent engineer. I keep it in a large gator case with a mini-atx pc and portable monitor. I like how it's design isn't overly large like most rack gear. The utilization of space on this machine is a notable feature in itself. The only con I have is that the super cool auto-sens feature can be a little unpredictable in it's results, and you shouldn't rely on it entirely (Don't hit it and immediately start recording, knuckleheads), but I'm sure if I read up a bit more on what the chip is actually doing I would be able to predict and utilize it's benefit more.
Music background: Berklee College of Music MP&E 2009

It's a Roland

I know, and you will probably secretly admit, that all things Computers, Software, and Electronics are work of the Devil, and thus possessed by Demons and Bugs, and SKEEERS me. That being said, Roland's Studio Capture worked flawlessly and immediately with the latest version of ProTools 12 on the latest version of Windows 10. No crashes, no conflicts, just works. Very intuitive, which for the totally intimidated and uncomprehending TechnoPhobe like me, also SKEEERS me. How do it Know?
Music background: Missouri

Great sounding interface

This interface works flawlessly on windows platform using studio one pro as my Daw of choice. Recording live drums couldn't be any easier with the auto sens function. The mic pre's sound amazing on every acoustic instrument you can throw at it. This is the only unit you need to get amazing results with the great A/D- D/A converters. I can hear every little detail in my mixes on play back. You have zero latency recording on all channels because of built in dsp chip. If you need an interface with lots of I/O , you should buy this unit without a doubt. If this unit failed on me tomorrow, I would purchase another one without hesitation.

Works well.

I needed a lot of inputs to record my drumkit. I'm currently running 8 microphones simultaneously, two running on phantom power. I haven't had one problem with the unit whatsoever. The auto-sens is great since I'm often recording the kit by myself. You just arm all channels you want, hit the button, and then I can run behind the kit, play, and it will set all the levels for each microphone. I haven't used the on board compression much so I can't comment on that, but I haven't had a need to use it yet. The little software that comes with it is nice in that you can save levels and other settings for different projects. I've only used the monitor page a little but you can send out different setups, so I have one for my reference monitors and send another to my headphone amp. If you need multiple inputs like I did, I'd recommend it. It's a bit pricey, but I think Roland makes quality gear.
Music background: Drummer

It Just WORKS :)

I have tried for years to put together a stable, hassle free, great sounding computer based recording system. I have used all of the top name, top sellers, and top DOLLAR interfaces... All of them had some sort of issue that made recording a complete hassle! I was constantly dealing with clicks, pops, crashes, poor sound quality,... You name it! I should also not that I'm a drummer and need an interface that can record high track counts simultaneously. For the past year I had just given up on using a computer interface for tracking. I purchased a Tascam DP-32SD for tracking, then I would export my tracks over to Logic for editing. This worked well, however my recordings were always a bit "lack-luster" due to the preamps and A/D converter quality of the Tascam. I ran across the Roland Studio Capture which had great reviews and said "I'm gonna try this one last time", so I dropped the cash for it (keeping the box in great condition fully expecting to send it back)... All I can say is WOW!!! I have the latest and greatest MacBook Pro (always had the latest and greatest with the other interfaces as well). This interface just works. In fact it works VERY well! Not one issue has caused a single glitch since I have began using it! The sound quality is equally as good as my friends Apogee Ensemble. I'm serious about that too! My friend even told me he felt a bit "ripped-off" after hearing my Studio Capture next to his $2500 Apogee! I'm not saying that it sounds better, but our ears can't tell a difference... If I broke this unit, I would IMMEDIATELY purchase a new one just like it. If you're on the fence, just buy it! It has made recording fun again for me :)
Music background: Professional Musician / Engineer
See also: USB Interfaces, Roland, Roland USB Audio Interfaces