Pro Performance – Portable Production
Having a pair of premium VS Preamplificators on board, plus superb 24-bit/192 kHz audio quality, ultra-low latency performance, and convenient USB bus power, QUAD-CAPTURE sets a new grade for mobile USB 2.0 audio interfaces.
Its compact, lasting design and natural sound makes it the perfect system for portable, multichannel computer-based productions on the road.
With quality and performance that far exceeds its size and price, QUAD-CAPTURE stands at the top of its class.
Quad-Capture Features short
- Two combo XLR/TRS (balanced) inputs with premium mic preamps (VS Preamps), two TRS outputs, coaxial I/O, headphone out, and MIDI I/O
- Graphical Control Panel software provides fast, intuitive control of the VS Preamps
- Phantom power, ground lift, and Hi-Z switches
- One-click AUTO-SENS function intelligently sets optimal input levels for the preamps
- Extreme low-latency VS Streaming driver
- Low-noise, wide-range power supply
- Compact with durable aluminum body and Direct Box functionality
- Bundled with Cakewalk SONAR X1 LE
QUAD-CAPTURE boasts two premium-grade, digitally controlled mic preamps (VS Preamps) made from the same high-grade components as the preamps found in Roland’s V-Studio 700 and M-400 digital mixer. Two XLR/TRS combo inputs are provided for the preamps, plus independent phantom power, low-cut filter, phase invert, and digital compression for each channel. The VS preamps can be controlled easily and intuitively with the included graphical Control Panel software (Mac/PC).
Never before has it been faster or easier to set perfect input levels—simply activate the AUTO-SENS feature with the push of a button, play your connected instruments, and QUAD-CAPTURE automatically sets the ideal recording level for each input.
Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, AUTO-SENS is great for quick, fail-safe recordings, saving you setup time and letting you focus on where it starts… the performance.
QUAD-CAPTURE offers incredible stability and industry-leading low-latency USB performance via Roland’s proprietary VS Streaming technology.
All current Mac and PC DAW platforms are supported through ASIO 2.0/WDM (Windows) and Core Audio (Mac).
Low-Noise Power Supply
One of QUAD-CAPTURE’s key “behind-the-scenes” features is its low-noise, wide-ranging power supply. Designed to deliver a clean, balanced input and output, it provides a reliable foundation for any professional audio application or environment.
When driven by the USB bus power supply, QUAD-CAPTURE’s power is regenerated, providing the analog circuitry ideal voltage for the very best sound quality and efficiency in mobile environments.
Aluminum Build, DI Functionality
QUAD-CAPTURE is small, strong, and housed in a road-tough aluminum body, so you can transport it anywhere with the confidence that its premium internal components are securely protected.
For live-concert environments, QUAD-CAPTURE also provides Direct-Box (DI) functionality, essential for noise-free live stage use.
SONAR X1 LE Bundle
Every QUAD-CAPTURE package includes a complimentary copy of SONAR X1 LE software for PC that’s designed to work fluidly and seamlessly with the interface. Derived from Cakewalk’s award-winning SONAR X1 DAW software, the LE version give you a powerful set of software tools for writing, recording, editing, and mixing your music.
I have owned the UA-25, Emu 0404, Focusrite Saffire 6, Konnekt 6, and Mbox 3 mini in the sub $300 range.
Out of all of them, I strongly feel this is the best in class.
It is built in a sturdy compact box that seems like it can be used to travel with.
The other ones have their pluses and minuses and all of them have usable pre-amps.
You can read reviews on the other ones but basically after owning the ua-25 and Saffire which are both only usb 1.
I decided to go with the Konnekt which is firewire. It sounded great, but there were driver issues because it was still a new product, then I got the Emu 0404 and was extremely happy with that, but now it is discontinued so I decided to get the Mbox 3 mini to future proof myself.
The mbox 3 mini only records at 24 bits and 48kHz, after getting used to recording at 24/96 I didn’t want to downgrade so I sold it and did a lot of research then eventually settled on the quad capture …
I’ve tried several recently released audio interface from 100 to 300 dollars range.
Things I have tried:
1. E-MU 0204 USB, really goood sounding, even the headphone output. But horrible drivers. For simply music listening, its great.’But if you are recording, it’s horrible. Very unstable driver, always have clicks and pops.
2. Focusrite Scarlet 2i2 and 8i6. They are good at recording due to good preamp, but the sound quality, especially headphone output sucks.
Bad drivers too, random disconnects in both Mac and Win 7.
3. Roland quad-capture.
Definitely the best than the other two. It’s got really stable and low latency driver!!! And sound quality, including headphone are good.
Comparing to E-MU 0204 usb, its slightly focused on the lower end sound. But overall still great.
Only complain is the headphone output and line output volume are together, cannot be separated.
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