The Octa-Capture USB 2 audio interface is a 10-input/10-output device for computer-based multichannel audio production. Octa-Capture combines 24-bit/192kHz performance and proprietary preamp and streaming technology in a compact unit.
Octa-Capture features eight professional-grade VS preamps with each channel providing a combo XLR input jack, phantom power, low-cut filter, phase invert and digital compression. The space-saving combo jacks also accommodate ¼-inch connectors, with hi-Z instrument inputs on channels 1 and 2 and balanced TRS inputs on channels 3 through 8. In addition, channels 7 and 8 are well suited for high input levels associated with kick drum and snare drum recording. Additional connectivity includes eight ¼-inch TRS output jacks, coaxial S/PDIF I/O and MIDI I/O.
The Auto-Sens function makes it simple for users to set the preamps'' input levels when using multiple microphones. For example, when recording a drum set, pressing the Auto-Sens button automatically sets the optimum input levels for all mic inputs as the musician plays the drums.
Octa-Capture features four software-controlled Direct Mixers that allow users to set up independent monitor mixes and route them to headphones, speakers or other recording and mixing devices. The internal 40-bit DSP engine provides superb audio quality, and any input can be routed to multiple outputs,
Roland''s VS Streaming driver offers 48-sample ASIO buffers (44.1kHz/48kHz) and stability. All popular DAW platforms are supported via ASIO 2/WDM (Windows) and Core Audio (Mac) driver versions. The VS Streaming driver is compatible with the very latest computer operating systems, including Windows 7 and Mac OS 10.6.
Octa-Capture can also be used as an expansion I/O unit with Cakewalk''s V-Studio 700 and 100 systems. Thanks to VS Streaming, multiple devices (two Octa-Capture units or one Octa-Capture and a VS-100 or VS-700) can be used without compromising stability, performance or audio quality.
The compact Octa-Capture can easily be used as a desktop interface or mounted in a single rackspace with the included rack ears. Octa-Capture comes bundled with the Cakewalk Production Plus Pack.
The Octa-Capture is expected to ship with an MSRP of $799 in October.