Specifications
[Sampling Rate = 96 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz] Recording: 16 channels,
Playback: 10 channels, [Sampling Rate = 192 kHz] Recording: 8
channels, Playback: 4 channels
Signal Processing
PC interface: 24-bit, AD/DA Conversion: 24-bit
Sampling Rate
AD/DA Conversion: 192 kHz, 96 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, DIGITAL (IN/
OUT): 96 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz
Nominal Input Level
(variable)
INPUT jacks 1 – 12 (XLR type): -60 to -2 dBu, INPUT jacks 1 – 12
(1/4-inch TRS phone type): -54 to +4 dBu, INPUT jacks 13 – 16 (1/4inch TRS phone type): -20, -10, +4 dBu
Featuring premium-grade specs, exceptional audio stability
STUDIO-CAPTURE delivers uncompromising audio performance
OS
Microsoft® Windows® 8 / Windows® 7 SP1 or later / Windows Vista®
SP2 or later / Windows® XP Home / Windows® XP Professional SP3
or later
Computer
Windows compatible PC equipped with a USB 2.0 port
CPU/Clock
Intel® CoreTM2 Processor 2 GHz or higher
Memory (RAM)
2 GB or more
Screen Resolution
1280 x 768 or higher
OUTPUT jacks 1 – 8: +4 dBu (balanced)
Headroom
18 dB
Mac
INPUT jacks 1 – 12 (XLR type): 8.2 k ohms (balanced), INPUT jacks
1 – 12 (1/4-inch TRS phone type): 18 k ohms (balanced), INPUT jacks
13 – 16 (1/4-inch TRS phone type): 38 k ohms (balanced)
OS
Mac OS X v10.6.8 or later
Input Impedance
Computer
Apple Mac series with on-board USB 2.0 port
OUTPUT jacks 1 – 2 (XLR type): 600 ohms (balanced), OUTPUT
jacks 1 – 8 (1/4-inch TRS phone type): 2 k ohms (balanced),
PHONES jacks: 47 ohms
CPU/Clock
Intel® CoreTM2 Processor
Output Impedance
Memory (RAM)
2 GB or more
Screen Resolution
1280 x 768 or higher
Frequency
Response
192 kHz: 20 Hz – 60 kHz (+0/-2 dB), 20 Hz – 90 kHz (+0/-8 dB), 96
kHz: 20 Hz – 40 kHz (+0/-2 dB), 48 kHz: 20 Hz – 22 kHz (+0/-2 dB),
44.1 kHz: 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+0/-2 dB)
Residual Noise
Level
INPUT jacks 1 – 2 → OUTPUT jacks 1– 2: -90 dBu typ. (SENS = min.,
Input terminated with 600 ohms, IHF-A) * Input channel fader = Unity
Dynamic Range
AD block: INPUT 1 – 2: 105 dB typ. (SENS = min.), DA block:
OUTPUT 1 – 2: 114 dB typ.
Display
Graphic LCD 128 x 64 dots
Connectors
INPUT jacks 1 – 12*1: XLR type (balanced, phantom power*2: DC +48
V [unloaded maximum], 10 mA [maximum load]), INPUT jacks 1 – 16:
1/4-inch TRS phone type (balanced), PHONES jacks: Stereo 1/4-inch
phone type, OUTPUT jacks 1 – 8: 1/4-inch TRS phone type (balanced),
COAXIAL IN jack: RCA phono type (conforms to IEC60958),
COAXIAL OUT jack: RCA phono type (conforms to IEC60958), MIDI
(IN, OUT) connectors, USB port: USB Type B, DC IN jack *1 INPUT 1
– 2 jacks support high impedance *2 Provided on all XLR-type input
jacks. Current value is per channel. Total must not exceed 50 mA.
Interface
Hi-Speed USB
Power Supply
AC adaptor
Current Draw
1.6 A
Dimensions
284 (W) x 162 (D) x 89 (H) mm;
11-3/16 (W) x 6-7/16 (D) x 3-9/16 (H) inches
Weight (excluding
AC adaptor and rack
mount angles)
1.9 kg; 4 lbs 4 oz
Accessories
Owner’s Manual, Block Diagram leaflet, AC adaptor, STUDIOCAPTURE Driver CD-ROM, Rack mount angle x 2, USB cable,
License agreement
with VS STREAMING technology,
and simple operation for an intuitive workflow,
Windows
Nominal Output
Level
USB 2.0 Audio Interface
STUDIO-CAPTURE
12 Premium Mic Preamps,
1 Serious Audio Interface
System Requirements
Number of Audio
Record/Playback
Channels
* This product does not support Windows XP Media Center Edition or XP Professional x64.
USB 2.0 Audio Interface
* Mac computers running Microsoft Windows are not supported.
* To use at 192 kHz, an Intel Core 2 Processor/2 GHz or higher and a built-in 7200 rpm or
faster hard drive or built-in SSD are required.
* To use two STUDIO-CAPTUREs, an Intel Core 2 Processor/2.4 GHz or higher and one
separate SSD or hard drive (7200 rpm or faster) dedicated for audio recording is required. (A
USB hard drive cannot be used.)
* When using two STUDIO-CAPTURE units together, sample rates of 96 kHz or higher
cannot be used.
* If this product does not work correctly when connected to a USB 3.0 port, you will need to
connect it to a USB 2.0 port.
* This product cannot be used with a USB 3.0 controller that does not support USB 2.0
devices.
* Even if connected to a USB 3.0 port, the performance of the product will not change.
* In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or appearance of this unit
are subject to change without prior notice.
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
both in the studio and on the road.
Roland is either registered trademark or trademark of Roland Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Company names and product names appearing in this document are registered trademarks or trademarks
of their respective owners. It is forbidden by law to make an audio recording, video recording, copy or revision of a third party’s copyrighted work (musical work, video work, broadcast, live performance, or other work), whether
in whole or in part, and distribute, sell, lease, perform, or broadcast it without the permission of the copyright owner. Do not use this product for purposes that could infringe on a copyright held by a third party. We assume no
responsibility whatsoever with regard to any infringements of third-party copyrights arising through your use of this product.
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Printed in Japan Apr. 2013 RAM-4826 JB-UPR-SS HA-2
Au to m a t i c I n p u t L eve l Ad j u s t m e n t w i t h AU TO - S E N S
Specifications
[Sampling Rate = 96 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz] Recording: 16 channels,
Playback: 10 channels, [Sampling Rate = 192 kHz] Recording: 8
channels, Playback: 4 channels
Signal Processing
PC interface: 24-bit, AD/DA Conversion: 24-bit
Sampling Rate
AD/DA Conversion: 192 kHz, 96 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, DIGITAL (IN/
OUT): 96 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz
Nominal Input Level
(variable)
INPUT jacks 1 – 12 (XLR type): -60 to -2 dBu, INPUT jacks 1 – 12
(1/4-inch TRS phone type): -54 to +4 dBu, INPUT jacks 13 – 16 (1/4inch TRS phone type): -20, -10, +4 dBu
Featuring premium-grade specs, exceptional audio stability
STUDIO-CAPTURE delivers uncompromising audio performance
OS
Microsoft® Windows® 8 / Windows® 7 SP1 or later / Windows Vista®
SP2 or later / Windows® XP Home / Windows® XP Professional SP3
or later
Computer
Windows compatible PC equipped with a USB 2.0 port
CPU/Clock
Intel® CoreTM2 Processor 2 GHz or higher
Memory (RAM)
2 GB or more
Screen Resolution
1280 x 768 or higher
OUTPUT jacks 1 – 8: +4 dBu (balanced)
Headroom
18 dB
Mac
INPUT jacks 1 – 12 (XLR type): 8.2 k ohms (balanced), INPUT jacks
1 – 12 (1/4-inch TRS phone type): 18 k ohms (balanced), INPUT jacks
13 – 16 (1/4-inch TRS phone type): 38 k ohms (balanced)
OS
Mac OS X v10.6.8 or later
Input Impedance
Computer
Apple Mac series with on-board USB 2.0 port
OUTPUT jacks 1 – 2 (XLR type): 600 ohms (balanced), OUTPUT
jacks 1 – 8 (1/4-inch TRS phone type): 2 k ohms (balanced),
PHONES jacks: 47 ohms
CPU/Clock
Intel® CoreTM2 Processor
Output Impedance
Memory (RAM)
2 GB or more
Screen Resolution
1280 x 768 or higher
Frequency
Response
192 kHz: 20 Hz – 60 kHz (+0/-2 dB), 20 Hz – 90 kHz (+0/-8 dB), 96
kHz: 20 Hz – 40 kHz (+0/-2 dB), 48 kHz: 20 Hz – 22 kHz (+0/-2 dB),
44.1 kHz: 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+0/-2 dB)
Residual Noise
Level
INPUT jacks 1 – 2 → OUTPUT jacks 1– 2: -90 dBu typ. (SENS = min.,
Input terminated with 600 ohms, IHF-A) * Input channel fader = Unity
Dynamic Range
AD block: INPUT 1 – 2: 105 dB typ. (SENS = min.), DA block:
OUTPUT 1 – 2: 114 dB typ.
Display
Graphic LCD 128 x 64 dots
Connectors
INPUT jacks 1 – 12*1: XLR type (balanced, phantom power*2: DC +48
V [unloaded maximum], 10 mA [maximum load]), INPUT jacks 1 – 16:
1/4-inch TRS phone type (balanced), PHONES jacks: Stereo 1/4-inch
phone type, OUTPUT jacks 1 – 8: 1/4-inch TRS phone type (balanced),
COAXIAL IN jack: RCA phono type (conforms to IEC60958),
COAXIAL OUT jack: RCA phono type (conforms to IEC60958), MIDI
(IN, OUT) connectors, USB port: USB Type B, DC IN jack *1 INPUT 1
– 2 jacks support high impedance *2 Provided on all XLR-type input
jacks. Current value is per channel. Total must not exceed 50 mA.
Interface
Hi-Speed USB
Power Supply
AC adaptor
Current Draw
1.6 A
Dimensions
284 (W) x 162 (D) x 89 (H) mm;
11-3/16 (W) x 6-7/16 (D) x 3-9/16 (H) inches
Weight (excluding
AC adaptor and rack
mount angles)
1.9 kg; 4 lbs 4 oz
Accessories
Owner’s Manual, Block Diagram leaflet, AC adaptor, STUDIOCAPTURE Driver CD-ROM, Rack mount angle x 2, USB cable,
License agreement
with VS STREAMING technology,
and simple operation for an intuitive workflow,
Windows
Nominal Output
Level
USB 2.0 Audio Interface
STUDIO-CAPTURE
12 Premium Mic Preamps,
1 Serious Audio Interface
System Requirements
Number of Audio
Record/Playback
Channels
* This product does not support Windows XP Media Center Edition or XP Professional x64.
USB 2.0 Audio Interface
* Mac computers running Microsoft Windows are not supported.
* To use at 192 kHz, an Intel Core 2 Processor/2 GHz or higher and a built-in 7200 rpm or
faster hard drive or built-in SSD are required.
* To use two STUDIO-CAPTUREs, an Intel Core 2 Processor/2.4 GHz or higher and one
separate SSD or hard drive (7200 rpm or faster) dedicated for audio recording is required. (A
USB hard drive cannot be used.)
* When using two STUDIO-CAPTURE units together, sample rates of 96 kHz or higher
cannot be used.
* If this product does not work correctly when connected to a USB 3.0 port, you will need to
connect it to a USB 2.0 port.
* This product cannot be used with a USB 3.0 controller that does not support USB 2.0
devices.
* Even if connected to a USB 3.0 port, the performance of the product will not change.
* In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or appearance of this unit
are subject to change without prior notice.
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
both in the studio and on the road.
Roland is either registered trademark or trademark of Roland Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Company names and product names appearing in this document are registered trademarks or trademarks
of their respective owners. It is forbidden by law to make an audio recording, video recording, copy or revision of a third party’s copyrighted work (musical work, video work, broadcast, live performance, or other work), whether
in whole or in part, and distribute, sell, lease, perform, or broadcast it without the permission of the copyright owner. Do not use this product for purposes that could infringe on a copyright held by a third party. We assume no
responsibility whatsoever with regard to any infringements of third-party copyrights arising through your use of this product.
1 6 I N / 1 0 O U T w i t h 1 2 Pre m i u m M i c Pre a m p s ( V S P R E A M P )
Visit us online at www.Roland.com
2 4 - b i t / 1 9 2 k H z O p e r a t i o n , E x t re m e L o w- L a te n c y V S ST R E A M I N G D r i ve r
Printed in Japan Apr. 2013 RAM-4826 JB-UPR-SS HA-2
Au to m a t i c I n p u t L eve l Ad j u s t m e n t w i t h AU TO - S E N S
12-channel mic preamp section equipped with VS PREAMPS,
respected worldwide for their exceptional sound.
STUDIO-CAPTURE features 16 inputs and 10 outputs* in a very compact enclosure, allowing you
to execute large multitrack recording sessions anywhere. Inputs 1 – 12 are equipped with Roland’s
VS PREAMPs, which are widely acclaimed for their transparent, pristine sound. Developed from
the same Class A preamp circuitry found in our V-Mixer series of professional mixing consoles,
these premium-quality mic preamps deliver an accurate, neutral sound across the entire frequency
spectrum, with no bias toward any particular frequency band. The four balanced analog inputs that
are not equipped with VS PREAMPs (Inputs 13 – 16) have trim adjustments for -20, -10, and +4 dB
levels, allowing you to connect a wide range of outboard equipment, from
synthesizers to live-level studio devices. * 8-in/4-out operation at 192 kHz sample rate.
Unique AUTO-SENS feature for automatically setting optimal
input levels on all 16 input channels.
AUTO-SENS dramatically improves efficiency in your recording sessions, automatically setting the
optimum recording levels by analyzing input sources before your record. You can set the maximum
upper limit of the AUTO-SENS recording level setting between -12 – 0 dBFS in 1 dB steps. AUTOSENS is particularly useful when capturing sources that have a wide dynamic range (such as acoustic
drums and vocals), and also helps reduce your workload when recording with multiple mics. You can
operate AUTO-SENS via STUDIO-CAPTURE’s front panel, or remotely on
your computer with the STUDIO-CAPTURE Control Panel software.
What is Class A circuitry?
Amplifier circuitries are classified A, AB, B, C, or D depending on
how the amplifying elements (transistors and/or vacuum tubes)
function. Amplifiers that operate at 100% at all times using ample
voltage and current flow are defined as Class A amps, and are
characterized by pure sound with super-low distortion.
VS STREAMING
STUDIO-CAPTURE
Wide dynamic range with ultra-low noise.
VS STREAMING–Roland’s proprietary audio streaming technology–has taken another evolutionary
step forward in STUDIO-CAPTURE. With a newly developed custom DSP chip and seamless
integration of hardware and software, VS STREAMING achieves extremely clean, reliable audio
performance with superior stability and lower latency that ever before–even with buffer sizes as
small as 32 samples (less than 1 ms at 44.1/48 kHz) when using the ASIO driver. This allows you
to work on recording sessions with no concern for latency issues, even if you decide to monitor
performances through your DAW.
The 12 VS PREAMP channels in STUDIO-CAPTURE deliver ample headroom up to +16 dBu.
Increasing the headroom in mic preamps typically results in problems with the signal-to-noise
ratio; however, with our latest power supply circuitry, we’re able to minimize noise levels while
providing a wider dynamic range. Each preamp’s input equivalent noise level is an astonishing
-125 dBu, a specification that ranks among the best mic preamps on the market. With huge
headroom and top-level sound quality, you can easily record sources with a wide dynamic range,
such as acoustic drums and percussion instruments.
12 Mic Preamps
AUTO-SENS screen
(Control Panel program)
Latency
+16dBu
DAW + Plugin Effects
INPUT
OUTPUT
Audio Interface
VS STREAMING
What is latency?
STUDIO-CAPTURE
Headroom
L atency
AUTO-SENS screen
(STUDIO-CAPTURE panel display)
Roland’ s Custom DSP
CLIP!
Fast!
Typical Designs
State-of-the-art VS STREAMING driver ensures super-low latency
and superior audio stability.
Level exceeded
+10dBu
Roland’ s Custom DSP
Fast!
Typical Designs
VS STREAMING is Roland’s innovative audiostreaming technology that achieves super-low
latency and high performance by syncing the
entire system–both driver and hardware–to a
proprietary custom DSP chip and a dedicated
high-precision clock.
The term “latency” refers to the time delay that occurs between
the moment a sound goes into the computer audio system and the
moment it comes out. When this time delay is too long, it becomes
a major problem for musicians, making it difficult or impossible for
them to monitor their sound through DAW software.
L atency
Typical designs
STUDIO-CAPTURE
Meticulously designed circuitry for premium sound quality with no compromises.
USB 2.0 Audio Interface
STUDIO-CAPTURE has been carefully crafted from the ground up with premium sound quality as
the top priority. First, the analog circuits were designed to be as simple as possible, eliminating all
non-essential elements. For example, the design minimizes undesirable variations in the signal by
shortening the internal wiring distance between different components and circuit boards. In addition,
all parameters are digitally controlled to eliminate various negative factors that can affect the sound.
On top of this, we’ve completely segregated the analog and digital circuitry at the circuit-board level
and provided different power supplies for each board, which minimizes the noise and crosstalk that
can result from interference between circuits. This achieves a professional-level signal-to-noise ratio of
105 dB on the analog input channels, providing audio that is pure and clear with no unwanted noise.
Simple and intuitive operation.
n Digital circuits
n Analog circuits (mic preamp section)
n n n Analog circuits
Newly designed graphical Control Panel software.
The included STUDIO-CAPTURE Control Panel software has greatly evolved
over previous versions in the CAPTURE family, both in performance and ease
of use. It provides dedicated windows for controlling the mic preamps, monitor
mixers, patch bay, and other functions, and allows you to fine-tune a variety of
parameters within a clean graphical interface on your computer. There’s also
an editor for the compressors, which displays compression curves and lets you
easily control the numerous compressor parameters for every channel.
* The STUDIO-CAPTURE Control Panel supports 10-point multi-touch gestures in Windows 8.
(A touchscreen display compatible with Windows 8 is required for multi-touch gestures.)
High-quality digital compressors directly inherited from the V-Mixer line.
Each of the first 12 analog inputs (Inputs 1 - 12) are equipped with high-performance digital
compressors featuring top-quality compression algorithms directly transplanted from Roland’s
V-Mixer range of professional mixing consoles. The compressors give you the ability to perform
a broad range of dynamics processes right at the input, from simply limiting excessive levels to
applying aggressive compression for effect. On/off, threshold adjustment, and other operations
can be performed from the front-panel display, and you can tweak these and other parameters
using the STUDIO-CAPTURE Control Panel software on your computer. STUDIO-CAPTURE
comes with numerous presets that have been optimized for specific applications; you can also
store up to 16 of your own presets in the unit and unlimited presets on your computer.
Featuring intuitive controls and a bright LCD, STUDIO-CAPTURE’s front panel
is designed for maximum ease of use in your recording projects, with simple,
hands-on operability that’s only available with hardware. All input channels have
dedicated selection buttons that let you directly access parameters for each
channel, plus easy-to-view, five-segment LED level meters for checking input
levels on all channels at a glance.
for Windows / Mac
Monitor Mixer function allows you to create four independent monitor mixes.
Equipped with Roland’s latest custom DSP chip, STUDIO-CAPTURE lets you create up to four
instances of two types
mixers (one type for input, the other for output) without burdening
DAWof+ digital
Plugin Effects
Latency
your PC. You can mix the unit’s 16 input channels in different ways to create independent monitor
mixes for multiple performers, and route audio from your DAW to the 10 output channels any way
INPUT
OUTPUT
you like by assigning signals to any jack via the built-in patch bay. STUDIO-CAPTURE also comes
with a high-quality digital
reverb
with
five
different
algorithms, allowing you to apply DSP-powered
Audio Interface
ambience to the performers’ monitor mixes as needed.
Patch Bay screen
STUDIO-CAPTURE’s professional specs cover
a wide range of recording applications.
• Supports sample rates up to 192 kHz for master-quality recording on multiple channels
• Use two units* to expand your studio with up to 32 inputs and 18 outputs; two STUDIO-CAPTURE
units synchronize perfectly simply by connecting them together with one coaxial digital cable
* When using two STUDIO-CAPTURE units together, sample rates of 96 kHz or higher cannot be used.
Compressor controls
4 x Direct Monitor
• Two headphone jacks with independent front-panel level knobs
• Typical headphone output level increased by +6 dBu for a total level of +16 dBu,
ensuring rock-solid monitoring even when recording in high-decibel situations
• The XLR monitor output jacks feature a MONITOR OUT LEVEL switch, which lets you bypass
the front-panel volume control circuitry if desired
• 2U rackmount ears included
Multi-Monitor Mixer
On/Off screen
12-channel mic preamp section equipped with VS PREAMPS,
respected worldwide for their exceptional sound.
STUDIO-CAPTURE features 16 inputs and 10 outputs* in a very compact enclosure, allowing you
to execute large multitrack recording sessions anywhere. Inputs 1 – 12 are equipped with Roland’s
VS PREAMPs, which are widely acclaimed for their transparent, pristine sound. Developed from
the same Class A preamp circuitry found in our V-Mixer series of professional mixing consoles,
these premium-quality mic preamps deliver an accurate, neutral sound across the entire frequency
spectrum, with no bias toward any particular frequency band. The four balanced analog inputs that
are not equipped with VS PREAMPs (Inputs 13 – 16) have trim adjustments for -20, -10, and +4 dB
levels, allowing you to connect a wide range of outboard equipment, from
synthesizers to live-level studio devices. * 8-in/4-out operation at 192 kHz sample rate.
Unique AUTO-SENS feature for automatically setting optimal
input levels on all 16 input channels.
AUTO-SENS dramatically improves efficiency in your recording sessions, automatically setting the
optimum recording levels by analyzing input sources before your record. You can set the maximum
upper limit of the AUTO-SENS recording level setting between -12 – 0 dBFS in 1 dB steps. AUTOSENS is particularly useful when capturing sources that have a wide dynamic range (such as acoustic
drums and vocals), and also helps reduce your workload when recording with multiple mics. You can
operate AUTO-SENS via STUDIO-CAPTURE’s front panel, or remotely on
your computer with the STUDIO-CAPTURE Control Panel software.
What is Class A circuitry?
Amplifier circuitries are classified A, AB, B, C, or D depending on
how the amplifying elements (transistors and/or vacuum tubes)
function. Amplifiers that operate at 100% at all times using ample
voltage and current flow are defined as Class A amps, and are
characterized by pure sound with super-low distortion.
VS STREAMING
STUDIO-CAPTURE
Wide dynamic range with ultra-low noise.
VS STREAMING–Roland’s proprietary audio streaming technology–has taken another evolutionary
step forward in STUDIO-CAPTURE. With a newly developed custom DSP chip and seamless
integration of hardware and software, VS STREAMING achieves extremely clean, reliable audio
performance with superior stability and lower latency that ever before–even with buffer sizes as
small as 32 samples (less than 1 ms at 44.1/48 kHz) when using the ASIO driver. This allows you
to work on recording sessions with no concern for latency issues, even if you decide to monitor
performances through your DAW.
The 12 VS PREAMP channels in STUDIO-CAPTURE deliver ample headroom up to +16 dBu.
Increasing the headroom in mic preamps typically results in problems with the signal-to-noise
ratio; however, with our latest power supply circuitry, we’re able to minimize noise levels while
providing a wider dynamic range. Each preamp’s input equivalent noise level is an astonishing
-125 dBu, a specification that ranks among the best mic preamps on the market. With huge
headroom and top-level sound quality, you can easily record sources with a wide dynamic range,
such as acoustic drums and percussion instruments.
12 Mic Preamps
AUTO-SENS screen
(Control Panel program)
Latency
+16dBu
DAW + Plugin Effects
INPUT
OUTPUT
Audio Interface
VS STREAMING
What is latency?
STUDIO-CAPTURE
Headroom
L atency
AUTO-SENS screen
(STUDIO-CAPTURE panel display)
Roland’ s Custom DSP
CLIP!
Fast!
Typical Designs
State-of-the-art VS STREAMING driver ensures super-low latency
and superior audio stability.
Level exceeded
+10dBu
Roland’ s Custom DSP
Fast!
Typical Designs
VS STREAMING is Roland’s innovative audiostreaming technology that achieves super-low
latency and high performance by syncing the
entire system–both driver and hardware–to a
proprietary custom DSP chip and a dedicated
high-precision clock.
The term “latency” refers to the time delay that occurs between
the moment a sound goes into the computer audio system and the
moment it comes out. When this time delay is too long, it becomes
a major problem for musicians, making it difficult or impossible for
them to monitor their sound through DAW software.
L atency
Typical designs
STUDIO-CAPTURE
Meticulously designed circuitry for premium sound quality with no compromises.
USB 2.0 Audio Interface
STUDIO-CAPTURE has been carefully crafted from the ground up with premium sound quality as
the top priority. First, the analog circuits were designed to be as simple as possible, eliminating all
non-essential elements. For example, the design minimizes undesirable variations in the signal by
shortening the internal wiring distance between different components and circuit boards. In addition,
all parameters are digitally controlled to eliminate various negative factors that can affect the sound.
On top of this, we’ve completely segregated the analog and digital circuitry at the circuit-board level
and provided different power supplies for each board, which minimizes the noise and crosstalk that
can result from interference between circuits. This achieves a professional-level signal-to-noise ratio of
105 dB on the analog input channels, providing audio that is pure and clear with no unwanted noise.
Simple and intuitive operation.
n Digital circuits
n Analog circuits (mic preamp section)
n n n Analog circuits
Newly designed graphical Control Panel software.
The included STUDIO-CAPTURE Control Panel software has greatly evolved
over previous versions in the CAPTURE family, both in performance and ease
of use. It provides dedicated windows for controlling the mic preamps, monitor
mixers, patch bay, and other functions, and allows you to fine-tune a variety of
parameters within a clean graphical interface on your computer. There’s also
an editor for the compressors, which displays compression curves and lets you
easily control the numerous compressor parameters for every channel.
* The STUDIO-CAPTURE Control Panel supports 10-point multi-touch gestures in Windows 8.
(A touchscreen display compatible with Windows 8 is required for multi-touch gestures.)
High-quality digital compressors directly inherited from the V-Mixer line.
Each of the first 12 analog inputs (Inputs 1 - 12) are equipped with high-performance digital
compressors featuring top-quality compression algorithms directly transplanted from Roland’s
V-Mixer range of professional mixing consoles. The compressors give you the ability to perform
a broad range of dynamics processes right at the input, from simply limiting excessive levels to
applying aggressive compression for effect. On/off, threshold adjustment, and other operations
can be performed from the front-panel display, and you can tweak these and other parameters
using the STUDIO-CAPTURE Control Panel software on your computer. STUDIO-CAPTURE
comes with numerous presets that have been optimized for specific applications; you can also
store up to 16 of your own presets in the unit and unlimited presets on your computer.
Featuring intuitive controls and a bright LCD, STUDIO-CAPTURE’s front panel
is designed for maximum ease of use in your recording projects, with simple,
hands-on operability that’s only available with hardware. All input channels have
dedicated selection buttons that let you directly access parameters for each
channel, plus easy-to-view, five-segment LED level meters for checking input
levels on all channels at a glance.
for Windows / Mac
Monitor Mixer function allows you to create four independent monitor mixes.
Equipped with Roland’s latest custom DSP chip, STUDIO-CAPTURE lets you create up to four
instances of two types
mixers (one type for input, the other for output) without burdening
DAWof+ digital
Plugin Effects
Latency
your PC. You can mix the unit’s 16 input channels in different ways to create independent monitor
mixes for multiple performers, and route audio from your DAW to the 10 output channels any way
INPUT
OUTPUT
you like by assigning signals to any jack via the built-in patch bay. STUDIO-CAPTURE also comes
with a high-quality digital
reverb
with
five
different
algorithms, allowing you to apply DSP-powered
Audio Interface
ambience to the performers’ monitor mixes as needed.
Patch Bay screen
STUDIO-CAPTURE’s professional specs cover
a wide range of recording applications.
• Supports sample rates up to 192 kHz for master-quality recording on multiple channels
• Use two units* to expand your studio with up to 32 inputs and 18 outputs; two STUDIO-CAPTURE
units synchronize perfectly simply by connecting them together with one coaxial digital cable
* When using two STUDIO-CAPTURE units together, sample rates of 96 kHz or higher cannot be used.
Compressor controls
4 x Direct Monitor
• Two headphone jacks with independent front-panel level knobs
• Typical headphone output level increased by +6 dBu for a total level of +16 dBu,
ensuring rock-solid monitoring even when recording in high-decibel situations
• The XLR monitor output jacks feature a MONITOR OUT LEVEL switch, which lets you bypass
the front-panel volume control circuitry if desired
• 2U rackmount ears included
Multi-Monitor Mixer
On/Off screen
12-channel mic preamp section equipped with VS PREAMPS,
respected worldwide for their exceptional sound.
STUDIO-CAPTURE features 16 inputs and 10 outputs* in a very compact enclosure, allowing you
to execute large multitrack recording sessions anywhere. Inputs 1 – 12 are equipped with Roland’s
VS PREAMPs, which are widely acclaimed for their transparent, pristine sound. Developed from
the same Class A preamp circuitry found in our V-Mixer series of professional mixing consoles,
these premium-quality mic preamps deliver an accurate, neutral sound across the entire frequency
spectrum, with no bias toward any particular frequency band. The four balanced analog inputs that
are not equipped with VS PREAMPs (Inputs 13 – 16) have trim adjustments for -20, -10, and +4 dB
levels, allowing you to connect a wide range of outboard equipment, from
synthesizers to live-level studio devices. * 8-in/4-out operation at 192 kHz sample rate.
Unique AUTO-SENS feature for automatically setting optimal
input levels on all 16 input channels.
AUTO-SENS dramatically improves efficiency in your recording sessions, automatically setting the
optimum recording levels by analyzing input sources before your record. You can set the maximum
upper limit of the AUTO-SENS recording level setting between -12 – 0 dBFS in 1 dB steps. AUTOSENS is particularly useful when capturing sources that have a wide dynamic range (such as acoustic
drums and vocals), and also helps reduce your workload when recording with multiple mics. You can
operate AUTO-SENS via STUDIO-CAPTURE’s front panel, or remotely on
your computer with the STUDIO-CAPTURE Control Panel software.
What is Class A circuitry?
Amplifier circuitries are classified A, AB, B, C, or D depending on
how the amplifying elements (transistors and/or vacuum tubes)
function. Amplifiers that operate at 100% at all times using ample
voltage and current flow are defined as Class A amps, and are
characterized by pure sound with super-low distortion.
VS STREAMING
STUDIO-CAPTURE
Wide dynamic range with ultra-low noise.
VS STREAMING–Roland’s proprietary audio streaming technology–has taken another evolutionary
step forward in STUDIO-CAPTURE. With a newly developed custom DSP chip and seamless
integration of hardware and software, VS STREAMING achieves extremely clean, reliable audio
performance with superior stability and lower latency that ever before–even with buffer sizes as
small as 32 samples (less than 1 ms at 44.1/48 kHz) when using the ASIO driver. This allows you
to work on recording sessions with no concern for latency issues, even if you decide to monitor
performances through your DAW.
The 12 VS PREAMP channels in STUDIO-CAPTURE deliver ample headroom up to +16 dBu.
Increasing the headroom in mic preamps typically results in problems with the signal-to-noise
ratio; however, with our latest power supply circuitry, we’re able to minimize noise levels while
providing a wider dynamic range. Each preamp’s input equivalent noise level is an astonishing
-125 dBu, a specification that ranks among the best mic preamps on the market. With huge
headroom and top-level sound quality, you can easily record sources with a wide dynamic range,
such as acoustic drums and percussion instruments.
12 Mic Preamps
AUTO-SENS screen
(Control Panel program)
Latency
+16dBu
DAW + Plugin Effects
INPUT
OUTPUT
Audio Interface
VS STREAMING
What is latency?
STUDIO-CAPTURE
Headroom
L atency
AUTO-SENS screen
(STUDIO-CAPTURE panel display)
Roland’ s Custom DSP
CLIP!
Fast!
Typical Designs
State-of-the-art VS STREAMING driver ensures super-low latency
and superior audio stability.
Level exceeded
+10dBu
Roland’ s Custom DSP
Fast!
Typical Designs
VS STREAMING is Roland’s innovative audiostreaming technology that achieves super-low
latency and high performance by syncing the
entire system–both driver and hardware–to a
proprietary custom DSP chip and a dedicated
high-precision clock.
The term “latency” refers to the time delay that occurs between
the moment a sound goes into the computer audio system and the
moment it comes out. When this time delay is too long, it becomes
a major problem for musicians, making it difficult or impossible for
them to monitor their sound through DAW software.
L atency
Typical designs
STUDIO-CAPTURE
Meticulously designed circuitry for premium sound quality with no compromises.
USB 2.0 Audio Interface
STUDIO-CAPTURE has been carefully crafted from the ground up with premium sound quality as
the top priority. First, the analog circuits were designed to be as simple as possible, eliminating all
non-essential elements. For example, the design minimizes undesirable variations in the signal by
shortening the internal wiring distance between different components and circuit boards. In addition,
all parameters are digitally controlled to eliminate various negative factors that can affect the sound.
On top of this, we’ve completely segregated the analog and digital circuitry at the circuit-board level
and provided different power supplies for each board, which minimizes the noise and crosstalk that
can result from interference between circuits. This achieves a professional-level signal-to-noise ratio of
105 dB on the analog input channels, providing audio that is pure and clear with no unwanted noise.
Simple and intuitive operation.
n Digital circuits
n Analog circuits (mic preamp section)
n n n Analog circuits
Newly designed graphical Control Panel software.
The included STUDIO-CAPTURE Control Panel software has greatly evolved
over previous versions in the CAPTURE family, both in performance and ease
of use. It provides dedicated windows for controlling the mic preamps, monitor
mixers, patch bay, and other functions, and allows you to fine-tune a variety of
parameters within a clean graphical interface on your computer. There’s also
an editor for the compressors, which displays compression curves and lets you
easily control the numerous compressor parameters for every channel.
* The STUDIO-CAPTURE Control Panel supports 10-point multi-touch gestures in Windows 8.
(A touchscreen display compatible with Windows 8 is required for multi-touch gestures.)
High-quality digital compressors directly inherited from the V-Mixer line.
Each of the first 12 analog inputs (Inputs 1 - 12) are equipped with high-performance digital
compressors featuring top-quality compression algorithms directly transplanted from Roland’s
V-Mixer range of professional mixing consoles. The compressors give you the ability to perform
a broad range of dynamics processes right at the input, from simply limiting excessive levels to
applying aggressive compression for effect. On/off, threshold adjustment, and other operations
can be performed from the front-panel display, and you can tweak these and other parameters
using the STUDIO-CAPTURE Control Panel software on your computer. STUDIO-CAPTURE
comes with numerous presets that have been optimized for specific applications; you can also
store up to 16 of your own presets in the unit and unlimited presets on your computer.
Featuring intuitive controls and a bright LCD, STUDIO-CAPTURE’s front panel
is designed for maximum ease of use in your recording projects, with simple,
hands-on operability that’s only available with hardware. All input channels have
dedicated selection buttons that let you directly access parameters for each
channel, plus easy-to-view, five-segment LED level meters for checking input
levels on all channels at a glance.
for Windows / Mac
Monitor Mixer function allows you to create four independent monitor mixes.
Equipped with Roland’s latest custom DSP chip, STUDIO-CAPTURE lets you create up to four
instances of two types
mixers (one type for input, the other for output) without burdening
DAWof+ digital
Plugin Effects
Latency
your PC. You can mix the unit’s 16 input channels in different ways to create independent monitor
mixes for multiple performers, and route audio from your DAW to the 10 output channels any way
INPUT
OUTPUT
you like by assigning signals to any jack via the built-in patch bay. STUDIO-CAPTURE also comes
with a high-quality digital
reverb
with
five
different
algorithms, allowing you to apply DSP-powered
Audio Interface
ambience to the performers’ monitor mixes as needed.
Patch Bay screen
STUDIO-CAPTURE’s professional specs cover
a wide range of recording applications.
• Supports sample rates up to 192 kHz for master-quality recording on multiple channels
• Use two units* to expand your studio with up to 32 inputs and 18 outputs; two STUDIO-CAPTURE
units synchronize perfectly simply by connecting them together with one coaxial digital cable
* When using two STUDIO-CAPTURE units together, sample rates of 96 kHz or higher cannot be used.
Compressor controls
4 x Direct Monitor
• Two headphone jacks with independent front-panel level knobs
• Typical headphone output level increased by +6 dBu for a total level of +16 dBu,
ensuring rock-solid monitoring even when recording in high-decibel situations
• The XLR monitor output jacks feature a MONITOR OUT LEVEL switch, which lets you bypass
the front-panel volume control circuitry if desired
• 2U rackmount ears included
Multi-Monitor Mixer
On/Off screen
Specifications
[Sampling Rate = 96 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz] Recording: 16 channels,
Playback: 10 channels, [Sampling Rate = 192 kHz] Recording: 8
channels, Playback: 4 channels
Signal Processing
PC interface: 24-bit, AD/DA Conversion: 24-bit
Sampling Rate
AD/DA Conversion: 192 kHz, 96 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, DIGITAL (IN/
OUT): 96 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz
Nominal Input Level
(variable)
INPUT jacks 1 – 12 (XLR type): -60 to -2 dBu, INPUT jacks 1 – 12
(1/4-inch TRS phone type): -54 to +4 dBu, INPUT jacks 13 – 16 (1/4inch TRS phone type): -20, -10, +4 dBu
Featuring premium-grade specs, exceptional audio stability
STUDIO-CAPTURE delivers uncompromising audio performance
OS
Microsoft® Windows® 8 / Windows® 7 SP1 or later / Windows Vista®
SP2 or later / Windows® XP Home / Windows® XP Professional SP3
or later
Computer
Windows compatible PC equipped with a USB 2.0 port
CPU/Clock
Intel® CoreTM2 Processor 2 GHz or higher
Memory (RAM)
2 GB or more
Screen Resolution
1280 x 768 or higher
OUTPUT jacks 1 – 8: +4 dBu (balanced)
Headroom
18 dB
Mac
INPUT jacks 1 – 12 (XLR type): 8.2 k ohms (balanced), INPUT jacks
1 – 12 (1/4-inch TRS phone type): 18 k ohms (balanced), INPUT jacks
13 – 16 (1/4-inch TRS phone type): 38 k ohms (balanced)
OS
Mac OS X v10.6.8 or later
Input Impedance
Computer
Apple Mac series with on-board USB 2.0 port
OUTPUT jacks 1 – 2 (XLR type): 600 ohms (balanced), OUTPUT
jacks 1 – 8 (1/4-inch TRS phone type): 2 k ohms (balanced),
PHONES jacks: 47 ohms
CPU/Clock
Intel® CoreTM2 Processor
Output Impedance
Memory (RAM)
2 GB or more
Screen Resolution
1280 x 768 or higher
Frequency
Response
192 kHz: 20 Hz – 60 kHz (+0/-2 dB), 20 Hz – 90 kHz (+0/-8 dB), 96
kHz: 20 Hz – 40 kHz (+0/-2 dB), 48 kHz: 20 Hz – 22 kHz (+0/-2 dB),
44.1 kHz: 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+0/-2 dB)
Residual Noise
Level
INPUT jacks 1 – 2 → OUTPUT jacks 1– 2: -90 dBu typ. (SENS = min.,
Input terminated with 600 ohms, IHF-A) * Input channel fader = Unity
Dynamic Range
AD block: INPUT 1 – 2: 105 dB typ. (SENS = min.), DA block:
OUTPUT 1 – 2: 114 dB typ.
Display
Graphic LCD 128 x 64 dots
Connectors
INPUT jacks 1 – 12*1: XLR type (balanced, phantom power*2: DC +48
V [unloaded maximum], 10 mA [maximum load]), INPUT jacks 1 – 16:
1/4-inch TRS phone type (balanced), PHONES jacks: Stereo 1/4-inch
phone type, OUTPUT jacks 1 – 8: 1/4-inch TRS phone type (balanced),
COAXIAL IN jack: RCA phono type (conforms to IEC60958),
COAXIAL OUT jack: RCA phono type (conforms to IEC60958), MIDI
(IN, OUT) connectors, USB port: USB Type B, DC IN jack *1 INPUT 1
– 2 jacks support high impedance *2 Provided on all XLR-type input
jacks. Current value is per channel. Total must not exceed 50 mA.
Interface
Hi-Speed USB
Power Supply
AC adaptor
Current Draw
1.6 A
Dimensions
284 (W) x 162 (D) x 89 (H) mm;
11-3/16 (W) x 6-7/16 (D) x 3-9/16 (H) inches
Weight (excluding
AC adaptor and rack
mount angles)
1.9 kg; 4 lbs 4 oz
Accessories
Owner’s Manual, Block Diagram leaflet, AC adaptor, STUDIOCAPTURE Driver CD-ROM, Rack mount angle x 2, USB cable,
License agreement
with VS STREAMING technology,
and simple operation for an intuitive workflow,
Windows
Nominal Output
Level
USB 2.0 Audio Interface
STUDIO-CAPTURE
12 Premium Mic Preamps,
1 Serious Audio Interface
System Requirements
Number of Audio
Record/Playback
Channels
* This product does not support Windows XP Media Center Edition or XP Professional x64.
USB 2.0 Audio Interface
* Mac computers running Microsoft Windows are not supported.
* To use at 192 kHz, an Intel Core 2 Processor/2 GHz or higher and a built-in 7200 rpm or
faster hard drive or built-in SSD are required.
* To use two STUDIO-CAPTUREs, an Intel Core 2 Processor/2.4 GHz or higher and one
separate SSD or hard drive (7200 rpm or faster) dedicated for audio recording is required. (A
USB hard drive cannot be used.)
* When using two STUDIO-CAPTURE units together, sample rates of 96 kHz or higher
cannot be used.
* If this product does not work correctly when connected to a USB 3.0 port, you will need to
connect it to a USB 2.0 port.
* This product cannot be used with a USB 3.0 controller that does not support USB 2.0
devices.
* Even if connected to a USB 3.0 port, the performance of the product will not change.
* In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or appearance of this unit
are subject to change without prior notice.
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
both in the studio and on the road.
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in whole or in part, and distribute, sell, lease, perform, or broadcast it without the permission of the copyright owner. Do not use this product for purposes that could infringe on a copyright held by a third party. We assume no
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