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USB Audio Interface

Product Highlights

  • USB Audio Interface
  • 2 VS Preamps w/ phantom power support
  • Compatible w/ PC, Mac, & iPad*
  • Low noise three way power supply
  • Runs on USB bus power, 3 AA-size batteries, or AC adapter
  • Rugged, compact aluminum case
  • Hi-Z input for electric guitar or bass
  • MIDI input & output

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Roland DUO-CAPTURE EX USB Audio Interface

The Roland DUO-Capture EX is a pro I/O for PC, MAC, and IPAD. Enclosed in a compact and rugged metal case, the new DUO-CAPTURE EX is great for either home recording or mobile production. This professional-grade USB audio interface is equipped with a pair of VS Preamps, which include the same professional parts used in Roland’s flagship digital mixers. Two combo XLR/TRS inputs are supplied, including a Hi-Z input for directly connecting a guitar or bass. The three way power supply provides the ultimate operational convenience, enabling you to power the unit from the computer’s USB bus, batteries, or an optional AC adapter. Powerful and versatile, the DUO-CAPTURE EX is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and iOS*. *Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit is needed for use with the iPad; must be powered by batteries or AC adapter when used with the iPad. You may also be interested in the Roland TRI-Capture or QUAD-Capture audio interfaces.



Roland DUO-CAPTURE EX Key Features:

  • 2 VS Preamps w/ phantom power support
  • Compatible w/ PC, Mac, & iPad*
  • Low noise three way power supply; runs on USB bus power, 3 AA-size batteries, or AC adapter
  • Rugged, compact aluminum case
  • Hi-Z input for electric guitar or bass
  • MIDI input & output

VS Preamps

DUO-CAPTURE EX 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 for each channel.

Low-Noise Power Supply

One of the DUO-CAPTURE EX’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 powered by the computer’s USB bus, the DUO-CAPTURE EX internally regenerates the incoming power, ensuring the ideal voltage for optimal sound quality and efficiency in mobile environments.

For Home Recording

The DUO-CAPTURE EX is equipped with two XLR/TRS inputs (with phantom-power support for condenser microphones), plus a Hi-Z input switch for direct connection of an electric guitar or bass. The DUO-CAPTURE EX is compatible with all major computer platforms, including WDM/ASIO (Windows), Core Audio (Mac), and even iOS for the iPad.

For Mobile Musicians

Perfect for traveling musicians, the DUO-CAPTURE EX is compact and solidly housed in an aluminum case. It easily fits in a backpack, and weighs just one pound (440 grams). For the ultimate in mobile convenience, the DUO-CAPTURE EX can be powered via your computer’s USB bus, three AA batteries, or an AC adapter (sold separately). Its premium preamps and low-noise design enable pro-quality results anywhere you record, indoors or out.

For iPad

Turn your iPad into a professional recording device by connecting it to the DUO-CAPTURE EX*. Record vocals, guitar, keyboard, or other instruments with superb quality through the DUO-CAPTURE EX into the iPad using your favorite iOS apps. Additionally, the DUO-CAPTURE EX can function as a USB-MIDI interface to control iOS apps with electronic instruments such as MIDI keyboards, V-Drums, etc. *Connect the DUO-CAPTURE EX to your iPad via Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit. Batteries or AC power is required when using the DUO-CAPTURE EX with an iPad. You cannot charge your iPad using the DUO-CAPTURE EX.


Roland DUO-CAPTURE EX USB Audio Interface

Number of Audio Record/Playback Channels:

  • Recording: 2 channels Playback: 2 channels

Signal Processing:

  • PC interface: 24 bits AD/DA Conversion: 24 bits

Sampling Frequency:

  • AD/DA Conversion: 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz

Nominal Input Level (variable):

  • INPUT 1, 2 (XLR type): -60 to -12 dBu INPUT 1, 2 (1/4-inch TRS phone type): -46 to +2 dBu

Nominal Output Level:

  • OUTPUT L, R: -6 dBu (balanced)


  • 14 dB

Input Impedance:

  • INPUT 1, 2 (XLR type): 4 k ohms or greater (balanced) INPUT 1, 2 (1/4-inch TRS phone type): 34 k ohms or greater (balanced)

Output Impedance:

  • OUTPUT L, R: 2 k ohms (balanced) PHONES: 47 ohms

Frequency Response:

  • 48.0 kHz: 20 Hz to 22 kHz (+0/-2 dB) 44.1 kHz: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+0/-2 dB)

Residual Noise Level:

  • INPUT 1, 2 -> OUTPUT L, R: -94 dBu typ. ([SENS 1], [SENS 2] knobs: min., Input: 600 ohms terminated, IHF-A)


  • INPUT 1, 2 jacks *1: XLR type (balanced, phantom power: DC 48 V, 6 mA *2), 1/4-inch TRS phone type (balanced)
  • PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
  • OUTPUT L, R jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type (balanced)
  • MIDI OUT, IN connectors: 5-pin DIN type
  • USB port: USB Type B
  • DC IN jack
  • *1 INPUT 1 jack supports high impedance
  • *2 Combined value for INPUT 1, 2 jacks

Power Supply:

  • Supplied from the computer via USB port Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) or Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 3 AC adaptor (sold separately)

Expected battery life under continuous use:

  • Alkaline (AA, LR6): approximately 1.5 hours (Phantom power = On)
  • Alkaline (AA, LR6): approximately 4 hours (Phantom power = Off)
  • Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6): approximately 3 hours (Phantom power = On)
  • Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6): approximately 6 hours (Phantom power = Off)
  • *These figures will vary depending on the specifications of the batteries and the actual conditions of use.

Current Draw:

  • 240 mA (DC 9 V)


  • Owner's Manual
  • Read Me First
  • License Agreement
  • USB cable
  • Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 3

Options (sold separately):

  • AC adaptor (PSB-1U)
  • *When purchasing an AC adaptor, be sure to specify the adaptor (from the list that follows) that is designed for the region in which it will be used, and the voltage supplied there. (PSB-120/PSB-230EU/PSB-230UK/PSB-240A) (sets containing PSB-1U and power cord)



  • 153 mm
  • 6-1/16 inches


  • 119 mm
  • 4-11/16 inches


  • 47 mm
  • 1-7/8 inches


  • 460 g
  • 1 lbs. 1 oz.

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