Roland Corporation | rolandus.com
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.