Pro I/O for PC, Mac, and iPad.
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 s...
Pro I/O for PC, Mac, and iPad.
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 iO.
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, two 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.
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.
This is really good for on-the-go music production. It's lightweight and durable. However, there are better options out there for audio interfaces at this price range. Sometimes I have problems recording guitars and the lack of a second audio output frustrates me. It was practically made to be used on-the-go but without the second output, I can't use it for DJing. Another downside is that the volume knob is universal so it controls both headphone and monitor outputs which means I have to turn the monitors off from the back every time I want to produce music at night or go in a Skype call. Nonetheless, it is a pretty sturdy interface.
I have had this interface for nearly a year now, and had no major problems with it. Occasionally it can fail to start - the drivers aren't the most reliable - but that tends to be a simple fix. The biggest issue I have with it is that it has two line/XLR inputs, but two mono outputs: one stereo output. Therefore, recording in a guitar and a vocal track at the same time is fine, but outputting to more than one set of speakers, for example, is not. Another issue is that the volume control is universal, there's no independent control for the headphones, which can be frustrating for recording situations. However, the physical construction is good compared to other products I've seen, and the design is clean and simple which I like. It also has a lot of controls, e.g. Low/Hi-Z settings for different input devices/levels and a USB connection option for a tablet. Overall, pretty happy, even though it isn't perfect!