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Roland QUAD-CAPTURE USB 2.0 Audio Interface 

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With a pair of premium VS Preamps onboard, plus superb 24-bit/192 kHz audio quality, ultra-low latency performance, and convenient USB bus power, QUA...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 03-09-2017

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Pro performance for portable production.

With a pair of premium VS Preamps onboard, plus superb 24-bit/192 kHz audio quality, ultra-low latency performance, and convenient USB bus power, QUAD-CAPTURE sets a new standard for portable USB 2.0 audio interfaces. Its compact, durable design and pristine sound makes it the perfect foundation for portable, multichannel computer-based productions on the go. With quality and performance that far exceeds its size and price, QUAD-CAPTURE stands at the head of its class.

VS Preamps
QUAD-CAPTURE 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, low-cut filter, phase invert, and digital compression for each channel. The VS preamps can be controlled easily and intuitively with the included graphical Control Panel software (Mac/PC).

Never before has it been faster or easier to set perfect input levels-simply activate the AUTO-SENS feature with the push of a button, play your connected instruments, and QUAD-CAPTURE automatically sets the ideal recording level for each input. Whether you're a beginner or a professional, AUTO-SENS is great for quick, fail-safe recordings, saving you setup time and letting you focus on where it starts... the performance.

VS Streaming
QUAD-CAPTURE offers incredible stability and industry-leading low-latency USB performance via Roland's proprietary VS Streaming technology. All current Mac and PC DAW platforms are supported through ASIO 2.0/WDM (Windows) and Core Audio (Mac).

Low-Noise Power Supply
One of QUAD-CAPTURE'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 driven by the USB bus power supply, QUAD-CAPTURE's power is regenerated, providing the analog circuitry ideal voltage for the very best sound quality and efficiency in mobile environments.

Aluminum Build, DI Functionality
QUAD-CAPTURE is small, strong, and housed in a road-tough aluminum body, so you can transport it anywhere with the confidence that its premium internal components are securely protected. For live-concert environments, QUAD-CAPTURE also provides Direct-Box (DI) functionality, essential for noise-free live stage use.

Audio Quality
  • Max bit depth:24-bit
  • Max sampling rate:192kHz
  • Inputs
  • Total inputs: 4
  • Analog inputs: 2
  • Digital inputs: 2
  • Mic preamps: 2
  • XLR/TRS combo jacks: 2
  • XLR only jacks:0
  • 1/4” only jacks:0
  • S/PDIF in: 2
  • ADAT/optical in:8
  • RCA in:No
  • MADI:No
  • Outputs
  • Total outputs: 4
  • Analog outputs: 2
  • Digital outputs: 2
  • XLR out:0
  • 1/4” out: 2
  • S/PDIF out: 2
  • ADAT/optical out: 0
  • RCA out:No
  • MADI: No
  • Other Connectivity
  • Connections:USB 2.0
  • MIDI I/O: Yes
  • Headphone output(s): 1
  • Word-clock I/O:No
  • Onboard Features
  • Computer platform:Mac only
  • Phantom power:Yes
  • Direct monitoring:No
  • Onboard DSP:Info not available
  • Metering:LED clip indicators
  • Display:No
  • Latency control:Info not available
  • Monitor control:Yes
  • Headphone control:Yes
  • Other
  • Width:19" (483mm)
  • Height:1.8" (46mm)
  • Depth:6.2" (158mm)
  • Weight:4.4 lb.
  • Rack-mountable:Yes
  • Included software:Cubase LE

With quality and performance that far exceeds its size and price!


QUAD-CAPTURE USB 2.0 Audio Interface

  • Number of Audio Record/Playback Channels:
  • Sampling Frequency = 96 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz
    Recording: 4 channels
    Playback: 4 channels

    Sampling Frequency = 192 kHz
    Recording: 2 channels
    Playback: 2 channels

    PC interface: 24 bits
    AD/DA Conversion: 24 bits
    Internal: 40 bits

    AD/DA Conversion: 192 kHz, 96 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz

    96 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz

    Input jacks 1, 2 (XLR type): -60 to -6 dBu
    Input jacks 1, 2 (1/4-inch TRS phone type): -50 to +4 dBu

    OUTPUT 1, 2: +0 dBu (balanced)

    14 dB
    Input jacks 1, 2 (XLR type): 4.8 k ohms (balanced)
    Input jacks 1, 2 (1/4-inch TRS phone type): 15 k ohms (balanced)

    OUTPUT 1, 2: 2 k ohms (balanced)
    PHONES: 47 ohms

    192.0 kHz: 20 Hz to 90 kHz (+0/-8 dB), 20 Hz to 60 kHz (+0/-2 dB)
    96.0 kHz: 20 Hz to 40 kHz (+0/-2 dB)
    48.0 kHz: 20 Hz to 22 kHz (+0/-2 dB)
    44.1 kHz: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+0/-2 dB)

    INPUT 1, 2 to OUTPUT 1, 2: -95 dBu typ. (GAIN: min., 600 ohms terminated, IHF-A)
    * Internal Direct Monitor Mixer setting
    * Input channel fader: Unity

    AD block: INPUT 1, 2: 104 dB typ. (GAIN: min.)
    DA block: OUTPUT 1, 2: 109 dB typ.

    Input jacks 1, 2 (XLR type / 1/4-inch TRS phone type)
    XLR type ... balanced (phantom power: DC 48V, 6mA Max per channel)
    1/4-inch TRS phone type ... balanced (INPUT 1 supports high impedance)
    COAXIAL IN connector
    COAXIAL OUT connector
    Headphone jack (Stereo 1/4-inch phone type)
    OUTPUT jacks 1, 2 (1/4-inch TRS phone type (balanced))
    MIDI connectors (In, Out)
    USB connector

    Hi-Speed USB
    Digital input/output: Coaxial type (Conforms to IEC60958 consumer format)
    MIDI input/output

    USB Bus Power

    480 mA
    Owner's Manual, Cakewalk SONAR LE DVD-ROM (for Windows), Driver CD-ROM, USB cable

    Width: 7-5/16 inches (185 mm)
    Depth: 5-5/16 inches (134 mm)
    Height: 1-3/4 inches (44 mm)
    Weight: 1 lbs. 5 oz. (570 g)

    * 0dBu=0.775Vrms

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RolandQUAD-CAPTURE USB 2.0 Audio Interface

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  • Compact (3)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Lightweight (3)


No Cons

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  • Amateur recording (3)
  • Home studio (3)
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Maybe so, maybe not

By Jim the guy

from Gulf Coast, MS

About Me Experienced


  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight


  • Breaks Easily
  • Pricey / Poor Value
  • Unreliable

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio

Comments about Roland QUAD-CAPTURE USB 2.0 Audio Interface:

First the good news: it's solidly built and the preamps sound very robust and clean. Now for the bad news: within a year the 48v power supply died, and now the unit only powers up occasionally when I turn it on. There seems to be a problem with the USB port. I bought this unit because of Roland's great reputation for quality, but I have not seen that borne out in my particular unit. Maybe I got a clunker. Hopefully that's the case, but I'd advise caution when considering buying one.


When the Focusrite failed me, the Roland did not...

By Ian

from Knoxville, TN

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Verified Buyer


  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile


    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Roland QUAD-CAPTURE USB 2.0 Audio Interface:

    I purchased a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 and had nothing but driver issues so I returned it and got this....flawless victory! It's awesome and I have had no troubles at all. Great and reliable interface.

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


    Don't be fooled.

    By Tom

    from Santa Clarita, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Roland QUAD-CAPTURE USB 2.0 Audio Interface:

    Musician's Friend promises a Cakewalk Sonar DAW software to accompany the Quad Capture , which is a very good product. However, they sent Ableton Live 9 LE and when asked about it they said if you don't like it, return everything. Called Roland. They haven't packaged Sonar with the interface in years and they deny any responsibility for MF posting a misleading description. Roland promised to contact MF and tell them to fix their website on this matter. We'll see.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


    Best in class

    By tumalo27

    from OR

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    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile


    • none

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Roland QUAD-CAPTURE USB 2.0 Audio Interface:

    Very clear, full sound with reasonable gain. Auto gain/sens button is handy for recording in stereo. Sounds better than focusrite and presonus units and seems better built.

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


    Nice quality Interface but...

    By Sacalait

    from South Louisiana

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    • Great sound quality
    • Mic Pre's


    • Doesn't Support 882

    Best Uses

      Comments about Roland QUAD-CAPTURE USB 2.0 Audio Interface:

      I bought this when it went on sale. I'd been eyeing them for a while. I own a Roland VS700- the premier interface from Roland that cost over 3K when they came out. I was looking for a 'good' interface that was portable so I could do editing outside the dark studio- especially when the weather got nice in the spring and fall. Well, it just so happens my projects over the last few years have been recorded at 88.2 and this inteface doesn't support it. ...kinda goofy I think. So while I don't mind recording at 96K in future, the present projects wont play on this interface- bummer. Otherwise, it seems pretty nice and I'm not gonna diss it because I didn't do my homework.

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