| Roland Releases Audio Processor Equipped with USB Interface
June 19, 1998 (TOKYO) -- Roland Corp. released the UA-100 audio
processor equipped with a universal serial bus (USB) interface.
|It converts sounds picked up by a microphone, like guitar sounds, to
digital data to send to a personal computer for recording. Audio
data sent from a PC is replayed by the UA-100. The UA-100 is
equipped with a musical instrument digital interface (MIDI).
The UA-100 is a device with an external sound board for a PC. It is
characterized by easy handling of high-quality audio.
The specifications include: high-quality, 20-bit audio applied to
both A-D and D-A converters, a built-in effector, MIC1/GUITAR, MIC2
and LINE IN (L/R) for an input terminal, LINE OUT (L/R) for an
output terminal, optical digital output and a headphone jack.
The sampling rate is 44.1kHz/22.05kHz/11.025kHz. As the UA-100 is
equipped with an optical digital output terminal, a mini disk (MD)
recorder and digital audio tape (DAT) recorder with an optical
digital input terminal record the data in digital format as it is.
The built-in effector has functions such as multi-effect for vocal
/guitar, two groups of voice transformers to change voice quality
and pitch and an insertion effect for the SC-88Pro, the company's
MIDI sound generator, in addition to reverb and chorus features.
The MIDI is built with two groups of input and output connections
each, without a built-in MIDI sound generator.
It sells for 49,900 yen (US$350), and will be sold at shops in July
1998 if the Japanese version of Windows 98 is launched as scheduled.
The company forecasts 50,000 units in initial year sales.
(Hi-Tech News Center)