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Roland Corporation |

Roland U.S. has introduced its Octa-Capture USB 2.0 audio interface, a 10-input/10-output device for computer-based multichannel audio production. It combines components, 24-bit/192 kHz performance, and proprietary preamp and streaming technology in a compact unit.

Designed for high-level audio production, Octa-Capture features eight professional-grade VS preamps with each channel providing a combo-XLR input jack, phantom power, low-cut filter, phase invert and digital compression. The combo jacks also accommodate 1/4-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 suited for high input levels associated with kick drum and snare drum recording. Additional connectivity includes eight 1/4-inch TRS output jacks, coaxial S/PDIF I/O and MIDI I/O.

The Auto-Sens function reportedly 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.