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.
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.
Number of Audio Record/Playback Channels
Recording: 2 channels Playback: 2 channels
PC interface: 24 bits AD/DA Conversion: 24 bits
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)
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 L, R: 2 k ohms (balanced) PHONES: 47 ohms
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
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.
240 mA (DC 9 V)
Owner's Manual Read Me First License Agreement DUO-CAPTURE EX Driver CD-ROM Cakewalk SONAR LE DVD-ROM (for Windows) USB cable Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 3
Size and Weight
Width 153 mm 6-1/16 inches
Depth 119 mm 4-11/16 inches
Height 47 mm 1-7/8 inches
Weight 460 g 1 lbs. 1 oz.