Los Angeles, CA (September 4, 2014)—Roland has announced the Mobile UA, a compact USB audio interface that incorporates newly developed S1LKi sound technology.
Sporting up to four channels of DSD and PCM audio playback in a small, bus-powered device, the Mobile UA delivers low-latency operation for on-the-go music production, live performance, and general listening. It offers native playback of DSD audio sampled at 2.8 MHz, and Roland’s proprietary S1LKi audio engine also reproduces traditional PCM audio at rates of 44.1 kHz and above with extreme precision.
The Mobile UA features Roland’s VS Streaming technology for low latency and stable operation, and provides up to four simultaneous channels of audio playback. Both USB audio streaming and DSP are processed on a single custom chip, offering mobile music creators pro performance for playing virtual instruments and editing tracks in DAW software. ASIO and Core Audio drivers are available for compatibility with popular Windows and Mac audio applications.
The Mobile UA is equipped with TRS mini-jacks on each side of the unit, providing two stereo audio outputs for monitoring with headphones or connecting to external sound systems. The main audio signal can be sent to both outputs, allowing two people to monitor the same sound at one time with headphones. Alternately, a musician can use one jack for sending the main audio signal to studio speakers or a PA, and use the other for monitoring a click track and/or cue mix via headphones or stage monitors.