Roland UA-1610 STUDIO-CAPTURE USB Audio Interface

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The UA-1610 is a 16x10 USB Audio Interface with multiple features including automatic input levels, low latency drivers for PC & Mac, dual heaphone outputs and more.

With the new STUDIO-CAPTURE, Roland once again raises the performance standard for computer-based audio production. The latest addition to the acclaimed CAPTURE family boasts 12 premium-grade mic preamps, an industry first for a compact USB audio interface. A total of 16 audio inputs, 10 audio outputs, and MIDI I/O offers massive connectivity for pro-level setups, all in a single, tabletop unit that fits easily into a travel bag.

Other top-flight features include 24-bit/192 kHz audio quality, comprehensive front-panel metering, XLR monitor outputs with dedicated level control, dual headphone outputs, rock-solid drivers with VS STREAMING technology, and much more. Durable, portable, and ready to take on large-scale recording projects both in the studio and on the road, STUDIO-CAPTURE stands head and shoulders above all other USB audio interfaces on the market.

Features:
  • High-performance USB 2.0 audio interface for studio and mobile production
  • 16 audio inputs and 10 audio outputs
  • 12 premium mic preamps (VS PREAMP)
  • VS STREAMING for ultra-stable, low-latency driver performance
  • Windows/Mac Compatible
  • AUTO-SENS intelligently sets optimal input levels for all preamps
  • Individual input/output meters and input channel buttons
  • Four independent, software-controlled monitor mixes
  • XLR monitor out, direct monitor,
  • Dual headphone outputs with independent front-panel level knobs
  • Coaxial digital I/O; MIDI I/O with FPT
  • Expand your I/O by using two STUDIO-CAPTUREs together, both controlled with a single driver
  • 2U rackmount ears included

Top Quality for Modern Audio Production
Combining pro-level audio performance, abundant I/O, and a versatile mobile design, STUDIO-CAPTURE is a powerful solution for today’s musicians, composers, and recording engineers. It delivers quality equivalent to dedicated rackmount audio interfaces costing much more, all in a compact, go-everywhere package that’s equally suited for traveling production, tabletop use in home studios, or permanent installation in commercial studios with the included rack ears. The 16 audio inputs, 12 mic preamps, and flexible monitor mixing allow you to track most bands without adding any additional hardware, or simultaneously connect multiple synthesizers and other devices in large-scale composing setups. To take on really big projects, you can seamlessly expand your I/O to 32 inputs and 24 mic preamps simply by adding a second STUDIO-CAPTURE.

12 Premium Mic Preamps
Among its many standout features, STUDIO-CAPTURE offers 12 digitally controlled mic preamps (VS PREAMPS), built with premium-grade components for exceptional low-noise performance, high headroom, and transparent sound quality. 12 XLR/TRS combo inputs are provided for the preamps, with four inputs conveniently located on the front panel for quick and easy access. Available on each channel is independent phantom power, a low-cut filter, phase invert, and digital compression, accessible via the included software control panel.

Generous and Flexible I/O
STUDIO-CAPTURE is equipped with a total of 16 input channels and 10 output channels. With the versatile, space-saving combo jacks, each of the 12 XLR mic inputs can alternately be used as a balanced/unbalanced ¼-inch line input, while inputs 13-16 have their own dedicated rear-panel TRS jacks. Inputs 1 and 2 can be switched to Hi-Z operation for connecting guitars and basses directly, while inputs 15/16 can be assigned to the coaxial digital input. Eight analog outputs are provided on TRS jacks, with the main stereo outputs mirrored on XLR jacks. Two additional outputs (9/10) are available via a coaxial digital jack. STUDIO-CAPTURE also features MIDI I/O, with Roland’s proprietary FPT processing for superior high-speed performance.

High-Performance VS STREAMING Technology
STUDIO-CAPTURE offers high-resolution, 24-bit recording at rates up to 192 kHz, with incredible stability and industry-leading low-latency USB performance provided by 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) drivers. Thanks to VS STREAMING, you can expand your I/O by using two STUDIO-CAPTUREs on the same USB bus without compromising stability or audio quality.

AUTO-SENS: Perfect Levels at the Touch of a Button
Unique to Roland’s CAPTURE family is the innovative AUTO-SENS feature, which makes it fast and easy to set perfect input levels every time. Just press the dedicated front-panel button, play your connected instruments, and STUDIO-CAPTURE automatically sets the ideal recording level for each input in seconds. Useful for pros and beginners alike, AUTO-SENS is great for quick, fail-safe audio capture when recording a fully mic’d drum kit or an entire band.

Comprehensive Monitoring and Metering
Bright, responsive LED meters let you keep an eye on levels for individual input and output channels and the MONITOR OUT, while dedicated input channel buttons and other intuitive controls make it easy to navigate the built-in display. The MONITOR OUT section features a dedicated LEVEL knob for control room volume, plus a DIRECT MONITOR knob for listening to selected input signals. Two headphone jacks—each with their own level knob—allow a musician and engineer to monitor at the same time without additional hardware.

Flexible Monitor Mixing with Effects
Beyond traditional audio interfacing, STUDIO-CAPTURE offers four independent Direct Mixers for zero-latency monitoring, operated via the software control panel. Powered by STUDIO-CAPTURE’s internal DSP, each mix can be routed to any of the outputs, perfect for sending custom monitor mixes to headphones, speakers, or recording devices. Mix configurations can be saved for later use, providing quick setups for many different applications. A high-quality reverb processor is available for monitoring, allowing singers and instrumentalists to record dry tracks while listening to great-sounding ambience effects.

Things You Will Get:

    Owner's Manual
    AC Adapter
    Driver CD ROM
    Rack Ears
    USB cable
    Owner's ManualM
    Block Diagram leaflet
    AC adaptor
    STUDIO-CAPTURE Driver CD-ROM
    Rack mount angle x 2
    USB cable
    License agreement
Interface Type USB / MIDI
Mic Preamps 12
Audio Resolution 24-bit/192kHz
Analog Inputs 1–12 jacks *1: XLR type (balanced, phantom power *2: DC +48 V (unloaded maximum), 10 mA (maximum load))
1–16 jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type (balanced)
Analog Outputs 1/4-inch TRS phone type (balanced)
Digital Inputs 16
Digital Input Type COAXIAL IN jack: RCA phono type (conforms to IEC60958)
Digital Outputs N/A
Digital Output Type COAXIAL OUT jack: RCA phono type (conforms to IEC60958)
Built-in DSP Yes
S/PDIF I/O Yes
Bus Powered N/A
MIDI I/O N/A
Ethernet Cat5 N/A
Phantom Power N/A
Dimensions 11.18 x 3.5 x 6.38 inches (WxHxD)
Weight 4.19 lbs.
Model UA-1610 Interface
Series Studio Capture

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5.0

Roland Studio Capture......It WORKS

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Live Or Studio
  • Minimizes Gear
  • Powerful
  • Professional Sounding
  • Usb To 16 Channels

Cons

  • No Rca Jacks
  • Not many

Best Uses

  • Live Band Mix
  • Live Mix
  • Lots of options
  • Multiple Synth Rigs
  • Recording Interface
  • Record Mix
  • USB

Comments about Roland UA-1610 STUDIO-CAPTURE USB Audio Interface:

I purchased this interface to achieve my goal of One Take USB recordings over multiple channels simultaneously. Finally it can be done! The quality build and components are noticed immediately, my sound was INSTANTLY improved before tweaking. I highly suggest this unit if you are looking for a high quality interface that can carry 16 channels over USB. Plus, the mixer software that comes with it is awesome. Very easy to use. Have also replaced my Ashly LX-308B....this thing is very quiet and can serve as a stereo mix down (multi synth type rigs) or mix alone unit for small venues (band). I use Sonar so no problems whatsoever there. You can get a really good mix before you go into the software. Very satisfied and have yet to really fully perfect my mix. Never ending process! For the price, imho, it competes larger than it is. Real problem solver! Thanks-

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