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Cakewalk UA-25EX USB Audio Interface
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The UA-25EX is a feature packed, professional-level, ruggedly made 2x2 24-bit/96kHz USB Audio Interface for Mac and PC. With its professional quality...Click To Read More About This Product
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Rugged 2x2 24-bit/96kHz USB audio interface with high-end mic preamps, balanced I/O, and more.
The UA-25EX is a feature packed, professional-level, ruggedly made 2x2 24-bit/96kHz USB Audio Interface for Mac and PC. With its professional quality mic preamps and compact size, the UA-25-EX is equally suited in the project studio or as a mobile solution on the road for high-quality audio recording and music production.
Don't let its compact size (or body) fool you”the UA-25EX is a full-featured, professional audio interface with extras you wouldn't expect in its size and price class. It's capable of handling audio at 24-bit/96kHz resolution, and boasts newly-developed high-end mic preamps, plus pro-quality balanced audio inputs and outputs, and an integrated low-noise, wide-range power supply.
Analog Compression & Limiting
The UA-25EX features a modern analog compressor with variable attack times and threshold control for smooth capture of vocals or dynamic instruments. The accompanying limiter prevents input clipping from occurring so you'll never lose those perfect takes.
Pro-Quality Shielding with Ground Lift
With its high-grade aluminum chassis, the UA-25EX can withstand hard impacts, and is shielded against high-frequency interference from other electrical components. Should a ground loop occur, the new ground-lift function eliminates the noise by disconnecting the sleeve pin of the master output from the earth ground.
Compatible With All Major DAWs
The UA-25EX is the perfect I/O for Mac and PC customers looking to get better audio quality from Ableton Live, Cubase, FL Studio, Digital Performer, Garage Band, Logic, Nuedo, SONAR, and others.
For Windows customers just getting started, the UA-25EX includes the Cakewalk Production Plus Pack, a feature-rich recording software bundle consisting of SONAR LE, Project5 LE, and Dimension LE for PC-based recording. The CD-ROM also includes the latest ASIO, WDM, and MME drivers for Windows XP and Vista (32-bit versions), plus Core Audio drivers for Mac OS X.
- Designed for low-noise and high-sensitivity professional recording with +4 dBu balanced input and output
- 2 premium XLR/TRS jacks with improved, professional-grade mic preamps and phantom power for crystal-clear audio capture
- Analog Dynamics Processing (threshold-adjustable Compressor/Limiter) with indicator for great sound on input
- Direct-Box functionality, essential for noise-free live stage use
- USB bus-powered, no AC adaptor required, ideal for mobile use
- High-resolution recording & playback, up to 24-bit/96kHz through USB connection
- Compact and ultra-sturdy, solid-metal construction
- Variety of input and output options
- Powerful low-latency driver performance
- Zero-latency, direct monitoring
- MIDI in/out ports for MIDI recording, sequencing, control, and playback
- Cakewalk Production Plus Pack software included
- Owner's manual
- USB cable
UA-25EX USB Audio Interface
- Number of Audio Record/Playback Channels
1 stereo pair
1 stereo pair
DIGITAL IN SWITCH = OFF: Full duplex (except for 96 kHz setting)
DIGITAL IN SWITCH = ON: Recording only
Computer Interface: 24-bit (ADVANCE SWITCH=OFF: 16-bit)
AD/DA Conversion: 24-bit (linear)
Digital output: 44.1/48/96kHz
Digital input: 44.1/48/96kHz
AD/DA Conversion: 44.1/48/96kHz (ADVANCE SWITCH=OFF: 44.1kHz only)
96.0kHz: 20Hz to 40kHz (+0dB/-2dB)
48.0kHz: 20Hz to 22kHz (+0dB/-1dB)
44.1kHz: 20Hz to 20 kHz (+0dB/-1dB)
Nominal Input Level
XLR Input (Left/Right): -60 to -20dBu
1/4" TRS Input (Left/Right): -36 to +4dBu
Maximum Input level: + 12dB
Nominal Output Level
1/4" TRS Output (Left/Right): +4 dBu (balanced)
RCA Output (Left/Right): -2 dBu
Maximum Output level: Nominal Output Level + 12 dB
Residual Noise Level
Output Jack: -96 dBu (S/N ratio: 105 dB) (input terminated with 1 k O, OUTPUT VOLUME: max., INPUT MONITOR: min., IHF-A, typ.)
PHANTOM POWER +48V
Input (Left/Right): XLR (balanced, phantom power +48V), 1/4" TRS (balanced)
Input Jack R: Hi-Z (high impedance) is supported
Headphone Out: Stereo 1/4"
Digital Input Connector: Optical
Digital Output Connector: Optical
Output Jacks (L/R): 1/4" TRS (balanced), RCA
MIDI Connectors: IN/OUT
USB Connector: Type B
Power Supply: USB Bus Power
Current Draw: 480 mA
Size and Weight (WxDxH): 164mm x 133mm x 64mm or 6-1/2" x 5-1/4" x 2-9/16"
Weight: 0.6kg (1lb. 4 oz.)
OS: Microsoft Windows Vista / Windows XP Home / XP Professional SP2 or later
Computer: Windows compatible PC equipped with a USB port
CPU/Clock: Pentium Processor 1GHz or higher
Memory(RAM): 256MB or more (1GB or more is recommended)
(This product does not support Windows XP Media Center Edition or XP Professional x64)
OS: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
Computer: Apple Macintosh series with on-board USB port
CPU/Clock: Intel Processor or PowerPC G4/867MHz or higher
Memory(RAM): 256MB or more (512MB or more is recommended)
Cakewalk Production Pack Software
Operating System: Windows XP/Vista only
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 1.3 GHz or AMD Athlon XP 1500+ RAM - 256 MB RAM
Hard Drive: 100MB free hard disk space
Screen Resolution: 1024 X 768, 16-bit color CD-ROM drive (for installation) Windows-compatible audio card/interface
USB 2.0 Compatible. Works as a USB 1.1 device without changing the specifications and performance
Macintosh computers running Microsoft Windows are not supported
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Comments about Cakewalk UA-25EX USB Audio Interface:
Configured everything right, but my computer just can't find the device. Everything is installed, but somehow it simply doesn't work. Roland's website is useless; all proposed solutions in their instruction booklet doesn't solve the problem. This thing is simply unusable; unless you're an expert in programming or a technician, look for something simpler
Comments about Cakewalk UA-25EX USB Audio Interface:
Tried several on board sound cards and another brand of USB audio/midi interface and find the UA 25EX a great unit for computer recording. Easy to set up and understand. Using it currently with XP (tower) but will be setting it up on WIN 7 (laptop)as well. Maybe not the BEST interface made... but the best for my money. Just hook it up and go! Comes with Cakewalk Sonar 8 LE. Also, Musician's Friend has the fastest [free] shipping of anyone I've dealt with.