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.
- 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)
24 bits (linear)
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 jacks: +4 dBu
(input terminated with 1 k ohm, Input Monitor: OFF, IHF-A typ.)
LOOP BACK (expect 96 kHz)
INPUT1 (MIC), INPUT2 (GUITAR), INPUT3 (AUX) knob
REC MODE button
OUTPUT MUTE button
INPUT MONITOR button
SAMPLE RATE switch
REC Mode indicator
OUTPUT Level Meter
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)
Supplied from the computer via USB
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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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.