Roland Studio Capture 16-Channel USB Audio Interface - 16 Analog Inputs

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88 out of 100. Incorporating 125+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$900
Roland Studio Capture - Front and Rear Views

When it was released the Studio Capture was the flagship model of Roland's line of audio interfaces and it still has the highest number of analog inputs of any interface that they produce.

It has a host of input options, including 12 combo XLR/TRS jacks, 4 TRS line inputs, and 1 S/PDIF input.

The output options are equally impressive, with 8 TRS and 2 XLR outputs, and an S/PDIF out.

The same extra features are available to support the multiple input/output options, including Roland's Auto-Sens technology, and the built-in 40-bit DSP capabilities.

Specifications

  • A/D Resolution: 24-bit/192kHz
  • Simultaneous I/O: 16 x 10
  • Inputs: 12 x XLR/TRS Combo (Instrument & Mic), 4 x 1/4" Line, 1 x S/PDIF
  • Outputs: 8 x 1/4" TRS, 2 x XLR, 1 x S/PDIF
  • Computer Connectivity: USB 2.0
  • MIDI: In/Out
  • 12 x VS Preamps
  • Phantom Power: +48V
  • Internal 40-bit DSP Processing
  • Auto-Sens Technology and Zero latency monitoring

Pros

Experts appreciate the generous input and output options that this unit provides, and after putting their units to the test with maxed input and output options, they found that the Roland Studio Capture passed with flying colors. Reviews and comments point to its sound quality, solid and reliable build, and easy operation - and these are from people who use different DAW software and operating systems, from those with Cubase on Windows to Pro Tools on Macs. Others liked how relatively portable it is despite being a full-sized audio interface.

Cons

There aren't that many complaints, other than sporadic driver and software update concerns.

Overall

If you're looking for a reliable audio interface with 16 analog inputs that you fits just as well in a large studio, desktop or even an impromptu recording session, then get the Roland Studio Capture.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best USB Audio Interfaces.