Roland DUO-Capture EX UA-22 USB Audio Interface (Discontinued)


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Roland DUO-Capture EX UA-22 USB Audio Interface

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The DUO-Capture EX UA-22 appeared on our recommended list for Audio Interfaces Under $200 from December 2015 until June 2018.


The Roland 2-channel DUO-Capture EX UA-22 is highly rated for its portability. It can run on 3 x AA batteries, which allows it to work with mobile devices even in locations where a power outlet is unavailable. The use of batteries is especially useful when pairing the DUO-Capture with laptops, tablets and other mobile computing devices. Traditional power options like USB bus power and AC Adapter (sold separately) are also available so you only use batteries when its actually needed.

It's also relatively light, weighing in at around 1lb, which makes it all the more viable for mobile recording. But its not just about mobility because this interface comes packed with the same VS mic preamps that are used on Roland’s high-end digital mixers.

It comes with enough input/output options (2-channel) to meet the needs of most home studios, and includes MIDI in and out.


  • A/D Resolution: 24-bit/48kHz
  • Preamp: 2 Roland VS Preamps
  • Channels: 2
  • Inputs: 2 x XLR/TRS Combo
  • Outputs: 2 x TRS, 1 x 1/4" Headphones
  • MIDI: In/Out
  • Power: USB, 3 x AA batteries, or optional AC power supply
  • Phantom Power: 48V
  • Bundled Software: Ableton Live Lite
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