DUO-CAPTURE EX

USB Audio Interface

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DUO-CAPTURE EX: USB Audio Interface

Pro I/O for PC, Mac, and iPad

Features

Housed in a compact, road-tough metal case, the new DUO-CAPTURE EX is perfect for both home recording and mobile production. The rugged USB audio interface is outfitted with a pair of VS Preamps, which feature the same professional components used in Roland’s high-end digital mixers. Two combo XLR/TRS inputs are provided, including a Hi-Z input for connecting a guitar or bass directly. The three-way power supply offers the ultimate in operational convenience, allowing you to power the unit from the computer’s USB bus, batteries, or an optional AC adapter. Powerful and flexible, the DUO-CAPTURE EX is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and iOS*.

  • Two VS Preamps with phantom-power support
  • Compatible with PC, Mac, and iPad*
  • Low-noise three-way power supply; runs on USB bus power, three AA-size batteries, or AC adapter
  • Road-tough, compact aluminum case
  • Hi-Z input for electric guitar or bass
  • MIDI input and output
  • Bundled with SONAR LE music-production software for Windows
VS Preamps

DUO-CAPTURE EX 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 for each channel.

Low-Noise Power Supply

One of the DUO-CAPTURE EX’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 powered by the computer’s USB bus, the DUO-CAPTURE EX internally regenerates the incoming power, ensuring the ideal voltage for optimal sound quality and efficiency in mobile environments.

For Home Recording

The DUO-CAPTURE EX is equipped with two XLR/TRS inputs (with phantom-power support for condenser microphones), plus a Hi-Z input switch for direct connection of an electric guitar or bass. The DUO-CAPTURE EX is compatible with all major computer platforms, including WDM/ASIO (Windows), Core Audio (Mac), and even iOS for the iPad.

For Mobile Musicians

Perfect for traveling musicians, the DUO-CAPTURE EX is compact and solidly housed in an aluminum case. It easily fits in a backpack, and weighs just one pound (440 grams). For the ultimate in mobile convenience, the DUO-CAPTURE EX can be powered via your computer’s USB bus, three AA batteries, or an AC adapter (sold separately). Its premium preamps and low-noise design enable pro-quality results anywhere you record, indoors or out.

For iPad

Turn your iPad into a professional recording device by connecting it to the DUO-CAPTURE EX*. Record vocals, guitar, keyboard, or other instruments with superb quality through the DUO-CAPTURE EX into the iPad using your favorite iOS apps. Additionally, the DUO-CAPTURE EX can function as a USB-MIDI interface to control iOS apps with electronic instruments such as MIDI keyboards, V-Drums, etc.

Audio & Video

Video

Specs

Number of Audio Record/Playback Channels
Recording: 2 channels Playback: 2 channels
Signal Processing
PC interface: 24 bits AD/DA Conversion: 24 bits
Sampling Frequency
AD/DA Conversion: 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz
Nominal Input Level (variable)
INPUT 1, 2 (XLR type): -60 to -12 dBu INPUT 1, 2 (1/4-inch TRS phone type): -46 to +2 dBu
Nominal Output Level
OUTPUT L, R: -6 dBu (balanced)
Headroom
14 dB
Input Impedance
INPUT 1, 2 (XLR type): 4 k ohms or greater (balanced) INPUT 1, 2 (1/4-inch TRS phone type): 34 k ohms or greater (balanced)
Output Impedance
OUTPUT L, R: 2 k ohms (balanced) PHONES: 47 ohms
Frequency Response
48.0 kHz: 20 Hz to 22 kHz (+0/-2 dB) 44.1 kHz: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+0/-2 dB)
Residual Noise Level
INPUT 1, 2 -> OUTPUT L, R: -94 dBu typ. ([SENS 1], [SENS 2] knobs: min., Input: 600 ohms terminated, IHF-A)
Connectors
INPUT 1, 2 jacks *1: XLR type (balanced, phantom power: DC 48 V, 6 mA *2), 1/4-inch TRS phone type (balanced) PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type OUTPUT L, R jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type (balanced) MIDI OUT, IN connectors: 5-pin DIN type USB port: USB Type B DC IN jack *1 INPUT 1 jack supports high impedance *2 Combined value for INPUT 1, 2 jacks
Power Supply
Supplied from the computer via USB port Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) or Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 3 AC adaptor (sold separately)
Expected battery life under continuous use
Alkaline (AA, LR6): approximately 1.5 hours (Phantom power = On) Alkaline (AA, LR6): approximately 4 hours (Phantom power = Off) Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6): approximately 3 hours (Phantom power = On) Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6): approximately 6 hours (Phantom power = Off) * These figures will vary depending on the specifications of the batteries and the actual conditions of use.
Current Draw
240 mA (DC 9 V)
Accessories
Owner's Manual Read Me First License Agreement DUO-CAPTURE EX Driver CD-ROM Cakewalk SONAR LE DVD-ROM (for Windows) USB cable Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 3
Options (sold separately)
AC adaptor (PSB-1U) * When purchasing an AC adaptor, be sure to specify the adaptor (from the list that follows) that is designed for the region in which it will be used, and the voltage supplied there. (PSB-120/PSB-230EU/PSB-230UK/PSB-240A) (sets containing PSB-1U and power cord)
Size and Weight
Width
153 mm
6-1/16 inches
Depth
119 mm
4-11/16 inches
Height
47 mm
1-7/8 inches
Weight
460 g
1 lbs. 1 oz.
Weight: excluding batteries
* 0dBu = 0.775 Vrms

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