Roland Rubix24 USB Audio Interface


High-resolution interface for MAC, PC and iPad

With MIDI In/Out ports

  • 2-in/4-out
  • 2 low-noise mic preamps
  • XLR combo jacks
  • Hardware compressor/limiter
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Roland Rubix24 USB Audio Interface

2-in/4-out, high-resolution interface for MAC, PC and iPad

Rubix24 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, Rubix24 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.

  •     2-in/4-out USB audio interface
  •     2 low-noise mic preamps with XLR combo jacks
  •     Hi-Z input for guitar and other high impedance sources
  •     Hardware compressor/limiter
  •     MIDI In/Out ports
  •     Extensively shielded, low-noise design
  •     Sturdy and compact metal construction
  •     Big, easy-to-read indicators show vital information
  •     Low latency, class compliant drivers
  •     Ground lifts for quiet operation in a variety of venues
  •     Includes Ableton Live Lite


Studio-grade sound you can take anywhere

    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. Rubix24 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 Rubix24 can go, you’ll appreciate its extensive shielding and ground lifts, making sure you get good clean audio just about anywhere.

2 high quality mic preamps and 4 separate outputs

    Rubix24’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. Four individual outputs mean you can create more sophisticated routing and monitoring setups. This is useful for sending a click track to a performer, setting up a stage monitor, or routing audio to external gear.

Hardware compressor/limiter

    Highly dynamic sources like vocalists and percussion instruments often need taming, especially when recording on location. Dynamics processors help ensure a good hot signal without clipping and causing unwanted distortion. Rubix24's built-on compressor/limiter provides peace of mind in the heat of a recording session.

Big, clear level indicators

    Studios and stages can be dark places, and getting proper levels is critical. You want to focus on the performance, not on small, hard-to-see clip and level indicators from across the room. Rubix24 has highly visible indicators that are an integral part of its design. They clearly show if a channel has incoming signal, or if you’re going to overload, even from a distance.

Built for Mac, PC and iPad

    Rubix24 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 Ableton Live Lite, powerful studio production and live performance software that works perfectly with Rubix24, right out of the box.

Number of Audio Record/Playback Channels
    Record: 2 channels
    Playback: 4 channels
Signal Processing
    PC interface: 24 bits
    AD/DA conversion: 24 bits
Sampling Frequency
    AD/DA conversion: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz, 192 kHz
    Hi-Speed USB
    INPUT (1L, 2R) connectors: XLR type (balanced, phantom power: +48 V, 6 mA Max *1)
    INPUT (1L, 2R) jacks *2: 1/4-inch TRS phone type (balanced)
    PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
    OUTPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type (impedance balanced)
    MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
    USB port: USB Type B
    DC 5V port: USB Type micro B
    *1 Current value per channel.
    *2 INPUT 1L supports high impedance
    SENS 1L, 2R knobs
    Hi-Z switch
    48V switch
    THRS knob
    COMP/LIMIT switch
    MONO switch
    OUTPUT knob
    PHONES knob
    POWER SOURCE switch
    LOOPBACK switch
    COMP/LIMIT TYPE switch
    GROUND LIFT switch
    PHONES SOURCE switch
    Level indicators (1L, 2R)
    Level indicator (COMP/LIMIT)
    POWER indicator
    Hi-Z indicator
    48V indicator
    COMP/LIMIT indicator
Nominal Input Level
    INPUT (1L, 2R) connectors (XLR type): -60– -12 dBu
    INPUT (1L, 2R) jacks (1/4-inch TRS phone type): -44–+4 dBu
Maximum Input Level
    INPUT (1L, 2R) connectors (XLR type): +2 dBu
    INPUT (1L, 2R) jacks (1/4-inch TRS phone type): +18 dBu
Nominal Output Level
    OUTPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks: -6 dBu (impedance balanced)
Maximum Output Level
    OUTPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks: +8 dBu (impedance balanced)
PHONES Maximum Output Power
    20 mW + 20 mW (L + R, 47 ohms load)
    14 dB
Input Impedance
    INPUT (1L, 2R) connectors (XLR type): 4 k ohms or greater (balanced)
    INPUT (1L, 2R) jacks (1/4-inch TRS phone type): 15 k ohms or greater (balanced)
    INPUT (1L) jack (1/4-inch phone type *3): 500 k ohms or greater
    *3 When the Hi-Z is turned on
Output Impedance
    OUTPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks: 2 k ohms (balanced)
    PHONES jack: 47 ohms
Residual Noise Level
    INPUT (1L, 2R) –> OUTPUT (1L, 2R): -94 dBu typ. (SENS 1L, SENS 2R knobs: min., input terminated with 600 ohms, IHF-A, typ.)
Dynamic Range
    AD block INPUT (1L, 2R) jacks: 104 dB typ. (SENS 1L, SENS 2R knobs: min.)
    DA block OUTPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks: 109 dB typ.
Power Supply
    Supplied from the computer via USB, DC 5V
Current Draw
    500 mA
Operating System
    Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 7, Windows(R) 8, Windows(R) 8.1, Windows(R) 10
    Apple Mac OS X 10.10 or later
    Apple iOS 9 or later
    183 (W) x 165 (D) x 46 (H) mm
    7-3/16 (W) x 6-1/2 (D) x 1-13/16 (H) inches
Weight (main unit only)
    1.2 kg
    2 lbs 11 oz
    Setup Guide
    USB cable
    Ableton Live Lite Serial Number Card
    * 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms