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
Hands-On Work Surface
More akin to a mixer than audio interface in its industrial design, TRI-CAPTURE gives you hands-on controls for the most essential recording parameters. Three input paths are clearly labeled, with dedicated input knobs, peak indicators, phantom-power switches (for Condenser microphones), and a Hi-Z input. You can record and play back at rates up to 24-bit/96 kHz for extra detail and clarity — great for capturing pristine vocals or acoustic instruments.
TRI-CAPTURE is equipped to handle a wide variety of patching scenarios. Plug an instrument into the 1/4-inch inputs (Hi-Z switch), plug a microphone into the XLR mic input (phantom-power switch), and plug stereo Instruments or devices into the AUX input. Balanced 1/4-inch TRS outputs and a stereo headphone jack are provided as well.
TRI-CAPTURE's USB terminal is your one-cable connection to your Mac or PC. The interface is USB bus powered so no separate AC connection is required. TRI-CAPTURE is compatible with industry-standard ASIO 2.0 and CoreAudio drivers.
Triple REC MODE
TRI-CAPTURE's unique REC MODE section lets you choose instantly between three recording scenarios. (1) When you set the recording mode to “MIC/GUITAR”, you can record microphone and guitar sounds onto individual tracks. (2) When using “ALL INPUT" mode, you can record microphone and/or guitar sound in combination with the stereo output of an audio device. (3) With “LOOP BACK”, you can record microphone, guitar, and/or an audio device's output externally to software by combining audio data played on the computer. This is optimized for web-streaming applications such as Ustream.
A master mute switch is also provided, as well as an INPUT MONITOR switch.
SONAR X1 LE Bundle
Every TRI-CAPTURE package includes a complimentary copy of SONAR X1 LE software for PC, which is 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.
A History of USB Innovation
Roland introduced the world's first USB MIDI Interface, the S-MPU64, in 1998, as well as the world's first USB audio interface, the UA-100. In 1999 Roland debuted the world's first USB MIDI sound module, the SC-8850, which could supply 96 simultaneous parts. In 2003, we launched the world's first multi-port Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) audio recording interface, the UA-1000.
More than just being the first, however, Roland has maintained a meticulous track record of product stability. Solid, low-latency ASIO drivers are the basis of our USB products. We develop our USB MIDI/Audio drivers in house, which allows us to Optimize the specs for each product, and gives us the flexibility to quickly update our drivers to correspond with new OS releases and to add new features.
- Number of Audio Record/Playback Channels
- Record: 1 pair of stereo
Playback: 1 pair of stereo
Full duplex (except 96 kHz)
- signal Processing
- 24 bits (linear)
- Sampling Frequency
- 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 Level
- Output jacks: +4 dBu
(input terminated with 1 k ohm, Input Monitor: OFF, IHF-A typ.)
- Rec Modes
LOOP BACK (except in 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)
- Power Supply
- Supplied from the computer via USB
- Current Draw
- 480 mA
- Owner's Manual
Cakewalk SONAR LE DVD-ROM (for Windows)
Size and Weight
- Width (W)
- 171 mm6-3/4 inches
- Depth (D)
- 134 mm5-5/16 inches
- Height (H)
- 40 mm1-5/8 inches
- 320 g0 lbs. 12 oz.
0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms