The Roland Rubix 22 is a 2-channel USB audio interface that's perfect for mobile recording, even in less than ideal environments. Class-compliant USB and USB bus power make the Rubix 22 a perfect companion for your laptop or iPad, and it's built tough enough that you can toss it in your bag and go. Two low-noise microphone preamplifiers benefit from extensively shielded construction, both of which ward off noise beautifully. There's also a universal ground-lift switch that lets you kill 60Hz AC hum, plus MIDI I/O lets you connect keyboards and controllers. A 6-month membership to Roland Cloud Pro completes the package.
When it comes to fighting noise, the Rubix 22 starts off with a single microphone preamp that go hand in hand with its extensively shielded construction. These passive noise-reduction methods work great in most cases, but sometimes bad power can ruin your day. Roland addressed this issue by outfitting the Rubix 22 with a system-wide ground-lift switch, so you can cut off any hum coming from the power supply. That's something Music Experience recording engineers have rarely, if ever, seen on an audio interface, and it's extremely useful for recording live sound.
Between its class-compliant USB, robust design, and low-noise performance options, it's clear that Roland intended for the Rubix 22 to be a great mobile audio interface, but it has some tricks up its sleeve that also make it a wonderful start or addition to your home studio. First off, it comes with a 6-month membership to Roland Cloud Pro. MIDI I/O also adds compatibility with keyboards, controllers, and other devices.
Rubix22 offers a perfect balance of high-fidelity sound, solid build quality, compact size, affordable price, and crucial features for today's musicians and producers. With support for high-resolution audio up to 24-bit/192kHz, Rubix22 sounds clear and defined and is carefully engineered to have extremely low noise from input to output. Its near universal USB support means it works seamlessly with Mac and PC computers, and even supports iPads, for the ultimate in portable music production and performance.
Nothing is more important than sound quality when it comes to audio interfaces. And you shouldn’t have to sacrifice sound quality to have an affordable interface that you can take with you. Rubix22 sounds clean and detailed with transparent, low noise mic preamps and supports audio resolutions up 24-bit/192kHz. It’s made of durable metal, and a lot went into its compact, low-noise design. With all the places Rubix22 can go, you’ll appreciate its extensive shielding and ground lifts, making sure you get good clean audio just about anywhere.
Rubix22’s dual microphone preamps are designed for low noise and high definition. They sound clean and transparent with plenty of headroom for capturing all the impact and detail of whatever you’re recording. And the flexible combo jacks mean you can easily connect a wide variety of sources without the need for adapters or special cables.
Rubix22 is ultra-portable and ultra-flexible. It has low latency class compliant drivers for Mac and PC, so it's simple to get up and running with smooth, reliable audio performance. And it also supports iPad giving you an extremely compact system for on-location recording, on-the-go production, or live performance. It even includes six months free of Roland Cloud Pro membership with full access to Zenbeats multi-platform music creation app, software synthesizers like ZENOLOGY Pro, TR-808, and D-50, and much more.
|2 x 2
|Number of Preamps
|Up to 24-bit/192kHz
|1 x XLR-1/4" combo (mic/line/Hi-Z), 1 x XLR-1/4" combo (mic/line)
|2 x 1/4"
|1 x 1/4"
|1 x Type B, 1 x Type Micro-B
|Ableton Live Lite (included)
|OS Requirements - Mac
|OS X 10.10 or later, iOS 9 or later
|OS Requirements - PC
|Windows 7 or later
|9V DC power supply (included)
|2 lbs. 4 oz.
|Manufacturer Part Number