Roland Targets M-Audio With More Cakewalk-Branded Products

Nobody owns the budget audio and MIDI interface gear like M-Audio, but apparently Roland thinks that they need a little competition. Thus Roland is getting a jump-start on the Back-To-School push by expanding their Cakewalk-branded gear line with four new offerings.

First up is the new UA-4FX, a compact and portable 24-bit/96 kHz USB audio interface featuring Roland’s COSM preamp emulation technology and effects. The UA-4FX provides mobile recording, built-in effects, and a compact package making it acceptable for guitarists, singer/songwriters, or any musician on the go.

» 24-bit/96 kHz Record and playback
» Phantom powered XLR Input for use with condenser mics
» 1/4″ Hi-Z input
» COSM Tube Mic Preamp Simulator
» 14 Onboard Advanced FX: Amp Simulator, Chorus, Delay, Reverb, Enhancer, more
» MIDI in/out ports for MIDI recording, playback, control, and sequencing
» USB bus powered; no AC adaptor required
» 1/8″ Electret input for condenser microphones
» 1/4” input for dynamic microphones
» Optical S/PDIF I/O for direct connection of digital audio devices
» Low-latency drivers for responsive multitrack recording:
WDM (Windows) / ASIO 2.0 (Windows) / Core Audio (Mac OS X)
» Fast and stable MIDI transmission using proprietary FPT advanced driver technology
» 5 segment stereo LED Meters for mixing and checking levels
» Dolby Digital & DTS 5.1 channel surround sound through S/PDIF output (Windows only)

Cakewalk UA-25EX

The UA-25EX is a 2×2 24-bit/96 kHz USB Audio Interface for Mac and PC. The UA-25EX is equally suited in the project studio or as a mobile solution on the road for quality audio recording and music production.

» USB Bus powered, no AC required
» 24-bit/96 kHz recording
» 2 Neutrik XLR/TRS combo jacks that can accept XLR or 1/4″ inputs
» Professional-grade mic preamps with +48V phantom power
» One input with Hi-Z option for better sound when recording high impendence instruments like electric guitar and bass
» Built in compressor/limiter
» Optical I/O
» MIDI I/O with proprietary Fast Processing Technology (FPT)
» Headphone output
» Direct-box function for noise-free live use
» Ground Lift—eliminates hum
» Low latency drivers for Mac or PC (WDM, Core Audio, ASIO 2.0)
» Vista support includes both 32 and 64-bit
» Claimed Zero latency direct monitoring
» Cakewalk Production Plus Pack: SONAR LE and Dimension LE (Windows)

Cakewalk UA-101

The Cakewalk UA-101 is a USB 10×10 USB Audio Interface for Mac and PC that provides up to 24-bit/192 kHz audio quality. The UA-101 contains multiple I/O options, mic preamps with +48V phantom power, built-in analog limiter, and low latency direct monitoring.

» Record and monitor 6 channels simultaneously at 24-bit/192kHz or all 10 channels simultaneously at 24-bit/96 kHz
» I/O:
— Pair of Neutrik XLR-TRS combo inputs with Hi-Z option for electric guitar/bass
— (6) 1/4″ TRS balanced inputs
— (10) 1/4″ TRS balanced outputs
— S/PDIF Optical I/O with Digital Sync Indicator
» Headphone out
» Two mic preamps with independent sensitivity control and +48V phantom power
» Built-in analog limiter with indicator
» Integrated low-noise, wide-range power supply provides for +4 or -10 dBu selectable balanced inputs with PAD switches
» Supports digital clock slave
» 5-LED level indicator on the front panel
» Low-Latency, direct monitoring
» Low latency drivers (WDM, Core Audio, ASIO 2.0) for Mac or PC
» Vista support includes both 32 and 64-bit
» Software-controlled internal mixer and patch bay
» Metal construction in a half rack body
» Cakewalk Production Plus Pack: SONAR LE, and Dimension LE (Windows)

MA-7A Stereo Micro Monitors

» Pair of 7 watt-per-channel powered desktop monitors
» Wooden cabinets
» Full-range 90 mm (3-9/16″) woofers, with bass-reflex cabinet enclosure
» Bass Enhancer DSP
» Front and rear Stereo 1/8″ line-in, plus RCA (L/R) inputs
— Connect two different sources, such as your computer and I-Pod at the same time
» 1/8″ headphone jack
» Volume, bass, and treble controls
» Sub woofer output for extended low frequencies
» Magnetically-shielded
» Available in black and blue/natural finishes

MA-15D Digital Stereo Micro Monitors

» Pair of 15 watt-per-channel powered desktop monitors
» Wooden cabinets
» 100 mm (4″) woofers and 50 mm (2″) tweeters with 2-way bass reflex enclosure
» 24-bit/192 kHz, optical and coaxial S/PDIF inputs
» 2 analog inputs: 1/8″ Line-in and RCA (L/R)
» Bass Enhancer DSP
» Independent bass, treble, and volume 1 & 2 controls
» 1/4″ headphone jack
» Sub woofer output for extended low frequencies
» Magnetically-shielded
» Available in black and blue/natural finishes

The Cakewalk by Roland interfaces and monitors will be available sometime in September. No pricing has been announced. More information on the new Cakewalk by Roland Interfaces.

Author: FutureMusic

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