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Roland Mobile Studio Canvas Sound Module and Audio Interface
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Provides 1,125 total sounds with up to 128 voice polyphony, GM2, GS, 3 Solo Tones, built-in DSP, and more.

The Roland Mobile Studio Canvas Sound Module and Interface is ideal for a wide range of users. Musicians and educators looking for a great, general purpose sound source, karaoke and bar DJs, hobbyists and non-musicians who need portable MP3 and SMF playback, and any musician who needs instrument accompaniment for live sets will love the Roland Mobile Studio Canvas. Use the Roland interface as your go-to sound source, no matter what style of music you are performing or producing.

The result of over 30 years of Roland synthesizer and sound module development, the Roland Mobile Studio Canvas provides 1,125 total sounds with up to 128 voice polyphony, including GM2, GS and 3 of Roland's hyper-realistic Solo Tones, including Shakuhachi flute, violin, and trombone, as well as 32 drum sets. Roland Mobile Studio Canvas also has built-in hardware DSP FX for Reverb, Chorus, and Mastering.

An Audio and MIDI Interface
Furthering its offering as a complete solution for music production, the Roland Mobile Studio Canvas is also a high-quality audio and MIDI interface for Mac and Windows. Capture your ideas with 2-in/2-out performance at 24-bit/44.1kHz audio quality. Plug your phantom-powered mics into the Roland Mobile Studio Canvas's XLR inputs to record vocals and other instruments, or plug into the Hi-Z input to get superior sound when recording electric guitar or bass. Plus, with V-Link support, you can add a whole new dimension to your productions through integration with V-Link compatible video hardware.

Versatile File Playback Options
Leave the computer at home and playback your backing tracks or music on the Roland Mobile Studio Canvas. Simply load standard MIDI files or MP3/WAV/AIFF audio onto a USB Memory Drive, plug it in to the Roland Mobile Studio Canvas's USB port, then hit play-it's that easy. Enhanced Transport Controls give you the ability to change keys, tempos, A/B Loop, Repeat, Center Cancel (for Karaoke) and much more. The Mobile Studio Canvas also includes a Play List editor for Mac and Windows.

A Studio or Sound Playback on the Go
The compact and portable Roland Mobile Studio Canvas offers the versatility of 3 power supply options, so you can have your music anywhere you want it. Plug into any laptop or netbook for USB bus power, power the Roland Mobile Studio Canvas from 6 AA batteries, or use the included AC Adaptor.

A Complete Studio
Roland Mobile Studio Canvas includes SONAR LE music production software for Windows. SONAR LE provides easy tools to record, edit, and mix your music. The Roland Mobile Studio Canvas also makes a perfect sound module and audio interface for a wide variety of software on Mac or PC including Ableton Live, Cubase, FL Studio, Garage Band, Logic, Nuendo, Pro Tools, or SONAR.

Roland Mobile Studio Canvas Sound Module and Audio Interface Features:

  • Easy to use and powerful: Based on SONAR 8.5
    Record up to 32 audio tracks/64 MIDI tracks
    Supports up to 8 simultaneous inputs and outputs
    Supports up to 24-bit/96 kHz audio quality
    Edit and mix with arrange window, virtual mixing console, piano roll, staff view and more
    Use up to 24 simultaneous effects
    Includes 10 studio-quality audio effects to mix your music
    Use up to 8 simultaneous virtual instruments with easy integration via Synth Rack
    Includes 2 virtual instruments to supplement the Mobile Studio Canvas sound set
    Add additional effects and instruments with VST/VSTi support
    Active Controller Technology automatically maps MIDI keyboards and control surfaces to the parameters you need most on effects, instruments, volume, pan, and other mix elements
    Create backing tracks with support for ACID-format loops
    Expand your studio with ReWire support for Live, Reason, and others
    Supports Windows 7 and Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit), as and Windows XP (32-bit)

    Roland Mobile Studio Canvas Sound Module & Audio/MIDI Interface
    SONAR LE & Hardware Drivers DVD-ROM
    Owner's Manual
    AC adaptor and power cord
    USB Cable
    Note: AA batteries and USB memory key are not included

Roland Mobile Studio Canvas Sound Module and Audio Interface Specifications:

  • Internal Sounds:
    Preset Sounds: 1,125 Tones (GM2/GS compatable sounds are included)
    Rhythm Sets: 32
    Roland Solotones: Shakuhachi, Trombone, Violin

    User Memory: 3 Studio Sets
    Effects: Chorus, Reverb, Mastering

    Audio Interface:
    (Audio Input/Output Channels)
    Input: 1 stereo pair (MIC, GUITAR: Monaural/LINE: Stereo
    Output: 1 stereo pair

    Signal Processing:
    USB Audio: 16-bit/24-bit
    AD/DA Conversion: 24-bit

    Sampling Frequency:
    USB Audio: 44.1kHz
    AD/DA Conversion: 44.1kHz

    Nominal Input Level:
    (Input Jack (MIC/LINE/LINE(L))
    Mic: -50 to -30dBu
    Guitar: -30 to -10dBu
    Line: -30 to +4dBu

    Nominal Output Level: Output Jacks: 0dBu

    SMF/Audio File Player:
    Standard MIDI File Format: 0/1
    Audio File Format: WAV, AIFF, MP3

    Display: 122 x 32 dot LCD display

    Jacks and Connectors:
    MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT)
    Input jack (Stereo Mini)
    Output jacks (Stereo RCA-PIN)
    Headphone jack (Stereo Mini)
    MIC Input jack (XLR, phantom power available)
    MIC/Guitar Input jack (1/4 inch phone, Hi-Z available)

    USB Connectors:
    COMPUTER (supports USB 2.0 Full-Speed USB MIDI and USB Audio)
    MEMORY (supports USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Flash Memory)

    Power Supply:
    DC 9V (AC Adaptor)
    Battery (AAx6, ALKALINE or Ni-MH)
    USB Bus power available

    Current Draw:
    Bus power: 500 mA
    AC Adaptor, Battery: 400 mA

    Battery Life* (continuous use):
    Ni-MH: approximately 4 hours
    Alkaline: approximately 3 hours
    *differs depending on conditions of use

    Dimensions (WxDxH): 177.6mm x 256.7mm x 72.1mm, 7" x 10-1/8" x 2-7/8"
    Weight: 0.8kg / 1lb. 13oz. (excluding batteries)

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  • Wow!!

    As reviewed by Mike B on 6/15/2010

    Been looking forward to getting the SD-50. I've had a few drum machines and beat boxes in the past but this is the ultimate backup band! Easy to setup, computer interface (USB) is simple, manual is well written and I was up and running in no time. The sounds are fantastic! Made some of my old MIDI files sounded so much better. Overall a great tool. Highly recommended!

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