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|Roland UA-100 At a Glance Roland News(439) Streaming Video (98)|
|Released: Version: 0.00|
|Rated: 5.0/10 User reviews: (3)|
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|Alex Daniels writes:|
One of the (if not THE) first USB midi/audio interfaces. Also a 20 bit (relatively) high quality a/d-d/a convertor and guitar fx processor. Also has an optical spdif out for recording to minidisc or DAT. |
Relatively cheap for what you get.
If you don't have an intel chipset on your pc motherboard, then forget buying this unit. I tried the UA-100 with a Via chipset USB controller and it would crash windows 98 within 5 seconds of transmitting audio. To be fair, Roland do say which USB chipsets work with the unit on the side of the box (in very very small writing) - however it's a little hard to read the box when you mail order it, and the edirol web site has no mention of this rather important information. I switched to (a new computer with) a BX-440 intel chipset and things seemed ok, but after a while I noticed the midi timing was screwey and eratic, almost random. Turns out Roland's win98 driver was to blame. V 1.10 fixed that issue, and finally the thing seems to work ok. Btw, Win95 osr2 with USB can't be used, it must be Win98. As you can see, there are a couple gotcha's you have to watch out for with this unit, but I guess that's what happens when you're on the bleeding edge of technology.
Roland UA-100 Specifications:
Digital IOs: |
1 pair of ins and outs (20 bit convertor)
2 midi ins and outs
guitar and mic (unbalanced)
Maximum Resolution:44.1 @ 20 bits
UA-100 Win 2000 drivers
Try the Midi/Sync Interfaces links page for more..