Roland TRI-CAPTURE: USB Audio Interface

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The power of three! Triple inputs & REC Modes

The new head of its class is the multifaceted TRI-CAPTURE USB interface — a unique, compact audio interface optimized for personal and mobile recording, vocal and guitar recording, and streaming-internet applications. With its mixer-like design and dedicated front-panel controls, TRI-CAPTURE makes it easy to mix, control, and monitor a variety of signals. Plug a microphone into the XLR input, an instrument into the 1/4-inch jack, and a stereo instrument or device into the AUX input. The unique REC MODE section provides instant selection of recording scenarios, including LOOP BACK for web streaming applications. TRI-CAPTURE is full-featured yet portable, and is USB bus powered for a clean, simple setup.

Features
  • Affordable, easy-to-use interface for guitarists, vocalists, and other musicians
  • Also works great for video production, web streaming, and creating podcasts with unique LOOP BACK function
  • XLR mic input with phantom power, plus 1/4-inch input with Hi-Z switch for connecting a guitar directly
  • Stereo AUX input with dedicated volume control
  • Balanced 1/4-inch TRS outputs and headphone jack
  • Low-latency ASIO driver; recording and playback at rates up to 24-bit/96 kHz
  • USB bus powered with 24-bit/96 kHz operation
  • Cakewalk SONAR X1 LE included

Full-featured yet portable, and USB bus powered!

 

TRI-CAPTURE: USB Audio Interface Specifications:

  • NUMBER OF AUDIO RECORD/PLAYBACK CHANNELS:
  • Record: 1 pair of stereo
  • Playback: 1 pair of stereo
  • Full duplex (except 96 kHz)
  • SIGNAL PROCESSING:
  • 24 bits (linear)
  • SAMPLING FREQUENCY:
  • 96 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz
  • NOMINAL INPUT LEVEL:
  • Mic input: -60 to -30 dBu
  • Guitar input: -25 dBu
  • Line input: -10 dBu
  • OUTPUT LEVEL:
  • Output jacks: +4 dBu
  • (input terminated with 1 k ohm, Input Monitor: OFF, IHF-A typ.)
  • INTERFACE:
  • USB
  • REC MODES
  • MIC/GUITAR
  • ALL INPUTS
  • LOOP BACK (expect 96 kHz)
  • CONTROLLERS:
  • INPUT1 (MIC), INPUT2 (GUITAR), INPUT3 (AUX) knob
  • PHONES knob
  • PHANTOM button
  • Hi-Z button
  • REC MODE button
  • OUTPUT MUTE button
  • INPUT MONITOR button
  • SAMPLE RATE switch
  • MODE switch
  • INDICATORS:
  • REC Mode indicator
  • PEAK indicators
  • SIG indicators
  • OUTPUT Level Meter
  • CONNECTORS:
  • INPUT1 (Mic) jack (XLR type, balanced, phantom power DC 48 V, 10mA Max)
  • INPUT2 (Guitar) jack (1/4-inch phone type)
  • INPUT3 (AUX) jacks (L, R) (RCA phono type)
  • Output jacks (L, R) (1/4-inch TRS phone type (balanced))
  • Headphone jack (Stereo 1/4-inch phone type)
  • USB connector (USB Type B)
  • POWER SUPPLY:
  • Supplied from the computer via USB
  • CURRENT DRAW:
  • 480 mA
  • ACCESSORIES:
  • Owner's Manual
  • CD-ROM
  • USB cable
  • Cakewalk SONAR LE DVD-ROM (for Windows)
  • SIZE AND WEIGHT:
  • Width: 6-3/4 inches (171 mm)
  • Depth: 5-5/16 inches (134 mm)
  • Height: 1-5/8 inches (40 mm)
  • Weight: 0 lbs. 12 oz. (320 g)
  • 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
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4.0

Nice for the Price

By AbleTec

from Desert Southwest, USA

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Performances

    Comments about Roland TRI-CAPTURE: USB Audio Interface:

    The Roland UA-33 Tri-capture is a simple audio interface. Inputs include mike, instrument, & RCA. Outputs include quarter inch & RCA. The interface is small & lightweight. I definitely have some concerns regarding its durability, as the housing is entirely made of plastic. The drivers installed easily, & the documentation was surprisingly thorough & helpful.

    The interface has 3 recording modes--mike/guitar, all outputs, & loopback, which can be used to record output from your computer. This makes the interface ideal for recording gaming or audio streaming & makes it a great podcasting tool.

    The unit is controlled primarily by knobs, so the interface is hands-on & intuitive.

    The unit works by default using 44100, 16-bit khz sampling. It can be used in 96k sampling rate, but some features are unavailable under those circumstances.

    For those w/sight impairments, let me just say that the unit is completely accessible & usable. Although the recording mode LED cannot be read by a blind person, the unit always returns to the mike/guitar mode when disconnected, so it's always possible to know which recording mode is selected.

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