Cakewalk UA-4FX USB Audio Interface with FX  

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The Cakewalk UA-4FX is a compact and portable 24-bit/96 kHz USB audio interface featuring genuine Roland COSM preamp emulation technology and high quality effects. The UA-4FX provides mobile recordin... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Cakewalk UA-4FX is a compact and portable 24-bit/96 kHz USB audio interface featuring genuine Roland COSM preamp emulation technology and high quality effects. The UA-4FX provides mobile recording, built-in effects, and great sound in a compact package making it ideal for guitarists, singer/songwriters, or any musician on the go.

High-quality Audio
If you demand pristine performance, the UA-4FX can handle audio at up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution. Send audio in and out of the UA-4FX via its analog I/O or, for the ultimate in high-end audio quality, take advantage of its S/PDIF optical output. Windows users can use the optical output for Dolby Digital or DTS 5.1 Surround output as well.

Built-In Effects
Great audio and versatile MIDI combined with a quality suite of built-in effects make the UA-4FX an irresistible package for computer-recording enthusiasts on a budget. Why pay extra for outboard or plug-in effects when the UA-4FX provides a quality, low-latency COSM tube mic-preamp simulator, multi-band compressor/limiter for mastering, amp-simulator and distortion/chorus/delay for guitar, center cancel, reverb, noise suppressor, and more.

Cross-Platform Compatibility
Good news for both Mac and PC users ” the Cakewalk UA-4FX is cross-platform compatible. It supports WDM, ASIO 2.0, and Mac OS X Core Audio formats. Enjoy low-latency audio performance on both platforms!

Low-Latency MIDI
Great audio is only part of what makes the UA-4FX USB audio interface a star performer. Connect your synths, modules, and controllers via MIDI, and enjoy ultra-fast,stable performance thanks to FPT (Fast Processing Transmission) technology. A single USB cable provides both the MIDI and audio links between your computer and the UA-4FX.

Portable Power
The UA-4FX receives its power via USB, which means no AC adapter is required. Great for musicians on the go!

Bundled Software
For Windows-based musicians just getting started, this USB audio interface comes with the Cakewalk Production Plus Pack, a feature-rich recording software bundle consisting of SONAR LE, Project5 LE, and Dimension LE for PC-based recording. The CD-ROM also includes the latest ASIO, WDM, and MME drivers for Windows XP and Vista (32-bit versions), plus Core Audio drivers for Mac OS X.

  • UA-4FX: USB Audio Interface
  • Record and playback high-resolution audio of your music up to 24-bit/96 kHz
  • Phantom powered XLR Input for use with condenser microphones ” perfect for vocals
  • 1/4" Hi-Z input designed to get a better sound when recording electric guitar and bass
  • Tube Mic Preamp Simulator provides warm tones through Roland's COSM Technology
  • 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 “ ideal for mobile use
  • And more!
  • 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)
  • Digitize your vinyl albums and cassette tape collection
  • Number of Audio Record/Playback Channels
    Record: 1 stereo pair
    Playback: 1 stereo pair
    Full duplex (except 96 kHz)

    Signal Processing
    Computer Interface: 24-bit
    AD/DA Conversion: 24-bit (linear)
    Internal Processing: 32-bit (Effect processing)

    Sampling Frequency
    Digital Output: 44.1/48/96 kHz
    Digital Input: 44.1/48/96 kHz
    AD/DA Conversion: 44.1/48/96 kHz
    (ADVANCE SWITCH = OFF: 44.1 kHz only)

    Frequency Response
    96 kHz: 20 Hz to 40 kHz (+1 dB/-2 dB)
    48 kHz: 20 Hz to 22 kHz (+1 dB/-1 dB)
    44.1 kHz: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+1 dB/-1 dB)

    Nominal Input Level
    Line Input: -10 dBu
    MIC Input (XLR): -45 to -12 dBu
    MIC Input (non-XLR): -45 dBu
    GUITAR Input: -30 dBu

    Nominal Output Level
    Line Output: -10 dBu
    Residual Noise Level (input terminated with 1 k ohms, MAIN VOLUME: 0 dB, Monitor: OFF, IHF-A typ.): -105 dBu or less (SN ratio: 108 dB, typ.)

    Optical Digital Input/Output (conforms to IEC60958 consumer format: PCM/AC3)

    Mastering: Noise Suppressor, Enhancer, Multiband Compressor/Limiter
    Sound Enhancement: Center Cancel, High Boost, Low Boost, Reverb
    Performance: Voice-change, Amp-Simulator, Distortion, Chorus, Delay
    Tube-amp simulator: Tube-Amp-Simulator, Multiband Compressor/Limiter

    Line Input (Left/Right): RCA
    MIC Input: XLR (balanced, phantom power +48 V)
    MIC Input: 1/8" (Mini jack, plug-in powered)
    GUITAR/MIC Input: 1/4" phone
    Line Output (Left/Right): RCA
    Headphones Out: Stereo 1/4"
    Digital Input: Optical
    Digital Output: Optical
    MIDI Connectors: IN/OUT
    USB Connector: USB Type B

    Power Supply
    Supplied from the computer
    Current Draw: 360 mA

    Owner's Manual
    Advanced Operation Manual
    USB cable
    Driver CD-ROM

    Owner's manual, advanced operation manual, USB cable, driver CD-ROM, SONAR LE CD-ROM

    Size and Weight
    Width: 171 mm | 6-3/4"
    Depth: 127 mm | 5"
    Height: 44 mm | 1-3/4"
    Weight: 0.3 kg | 0 lbs 12 oz

    System Requirements

    OS: Microsoft Windows Vista / Windows XP Home / XP Professional SP2 or later*
    Computer: Windows compatible PC equipped with a USB port
    CPU/Clock: Pentium Processor 1 GHz or higher
    Memory(RAM): 256 MB or more (1 GB or more is recommended)
    (This product does not support Windows XP Media Center Edition or XP Professional x64.)


    OS: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
    Computer: Apple Macintosh series with on-board USB port
    CPU/Clock: Intel Processor or PowerPC G4/867 MHz or higher
    Memory(RAM): 256 MB or more (512 MB or more is recommended)

    Cakewalk Production Pack Software
    Operating System: Windows XP/Vista only
    Processor: Intel Pentium 4 1.3 GHz or AMD Athlon XP 1500+ RAM - 256 MB RAM
    Hard Drive: 100 MB free hard disk space
    Screen Resolution: 1024 X 768, 16-bit color CD-ROM drive (for installation) Windows-compatible audio card/interface
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By Tony B.

from Dayton, Ohio

I use the UA 4FX with a keyboard, drum machine, guitar and microphone. It provides quality sound and limitless features. It came with Sonar & Dimension which provide a very competitve sound.If you go with the UA-4FX you'll get what you pay for and some.

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