Roland Rubix44

USB Audio Interface

  • For iPad, Mac and PC
  • 24-bit / 44.1 kHz
  • 48 kHz
  • 96 kHz
  • 192 kHz
  • 4 IN / 4 OUT
  • 4 low-noise mic preamps with XLR / jack combo connectors
  • 2 Hi-Z inputs for guitar / bass and other high-impedance sources
  • Extremely well shielded and low-noise design
  • Robust metal housing
  • Hardware compressor / limiter (extra control and switch on the front panel)
  • MIDI in / out
  • 2 master outputs, 6.3 mm jack
  • 1 headphone output (separately adjustable)
  • USB class-compliant drivers with low latency
  • Large LED displays
  • 48 V phantom power and Hi-Z input separately switchable
  • Ground lift and headphone source separately switchable
  • Direct monitoring that can be adjusted via its own control
  • Incl. Ableton Live Lite software
  • Incl. power supply and USB cable
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 310 x 165 x 46 mm
  • Weight: 1.8 kg

Further Information

Recording / Playback Channels 4x4
Number of Mic Inputs 4
Number of Line Inputs 4
Number of Instrument Inputs 2
Number of Line Outs 4
Headphone Outs 1
Phantom power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 0
Number of ADAT Connectors 0
Numer of AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors No
MIDI interface Yes
Word Clock No
Max. sample rate (kHz) 192 kHz
Max. resolution in bit 24 bit
USB Bus-Powered No
Incl. power supply Yes
USB Version 2.0
Width in mm 310 mm
Depth in mm 165 mm
Height in mm 46 mm
20 Customer Ratings
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.6 /5
  • handling
  • features
  • sound
  • quality
Total
quality
features
handling
sound
Underrated USB Audio interface
markkus, 13.08.2020
Roland created a sturdy (metal and high grade plastics), stable and very compatible audio interface. It works on Windows 10(with ASIO drivers from Roland), Linux (plug-n-play) and my Android phone.
Latency is lowest on my Linux RT kernel, for Windows I probably need to find the best trade-off between buffer size vs latency and very high on my Android phone (approx 300ms), but that is to be expected. Monitoring works great, both direct and with signal back via PC, although latency can become an issue.
The interface does not need any sound setup from the computer, everything is configurable from the front panel, except for the compressor modes (switch at the back of the unit). The leds are useful and practical enough for monitoring peaks, although there are only 3 modes leds off/green/red. Knobs are sturdy. Only gripe is that the on/off switch is at the back of the unit, I'd rather have it at the front or integrated in the volume knob..
The midi setup is also working and a nice addition for cable management, as I only need one USB cable to connect to the workstation.
I use it to record voice (with 48v powered condenser mic's) and guitar (both direct and via amp head with XLR and/or Line-out connection). Low/no noise on interface. I've also used the interface to rip some old cassettes and vinyl to a digital format.
The limiter/compressor is a nice feature although I really need to test out the different settings with my guitars connected. Compressor 1 according to the manual is for guitar/drum and comp2 for voice, need to check the effects on both.
I haven't tested the loop function or the analog outputs yet.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
quality
features
handling
sound
Solid unit
Synthetic_Future, 25.05.2020
I bought the Roland Rubix over the Scarlett 4i4 because it has a build in compressor that "might just safe you" when you need it.

Overall the unit is rock solid. I love the way it looks. Preamps are good... but.. don't crank them. They def. get noisy over 75%. So if you want to use it with a sm7b a CloudLifter would be a must, and even then you are probably better of with a Presonus unit.

Drivers etc work well. I run it at 10ms in Reaper most of the time so that is fine as well. Monitoring on the unit is latency free and easy to use. You can also loop between out and inputs which can be useful.

Groundlift is a nice to have as well.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
quality
features
handling
sound
Excellent
Alexanderius, 24.02.2020
Using it for about a year.

Pros
* The hardware design and illumination is nice
* The controls is for people who prefer buttons and knobs over the software control
* The body is solid.
* Used it to record guiitar and bass guitar (including of mic preamps usage) in studio, the sound quality are excellent,
* The software control are very minimal

Cons
* The latency with acceptable buffer size (I use USB steaming mode 5 ) is bad, about ~22/30ms, which is not acceptable for monitoring while playing via DAW. So i use direct monitoring.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
quality
features
handling
sound
Works Excellent with Bitwig on Linux
GKarl, 19.03.2021
After switching to Linux after being frustrated with Windows 10.
I found this Audio Interface , also being PSU powered and having a standalone mode is amazing with it´s built in compressor and limiter. Works excellent with JACK Audio and Bitwig.


So far I have not found any cons with it at all.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Show variations of this product
Roland Rubix44
(20)
Roland Rubix44

USB Audio Interface For iPad, Mac and PC, 24-bit / 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz, 192 kHz, 4 IN / 4 OUT, 4 low-noise mic preamps with XLR / jack combo connectors, 2 Hi-Z inputs for guitar / bass and...

Roland Rubix22
(28)
Roland Rubix22

USB Audio Interface For iPad, Mac and PC, 24-bit / 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz, 192 kHz, 2 IN / 2 OUT, 2 Low noise mic preamps with XLR jack combo connectors, Hi-Z input for guitar & bass and other...

Roland Rubix24
(22)
Roland Rubix24

USB Audio Interface For iPad, Mac and PC, 24-bit / 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz, 192 kHz, 2 IN / 4 OUT, 2 low noise mic preamps with XLR / jack combo connectors, Hi-Z input for guitar / bass and other...

$222
The shipping costs are calculated on the checkout page.
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Share This Product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-30
FAX: +49-9546-922328
Online Guides
Audio Interfaces
Audio Interfaces
There is a wide range of audio interfaces available, and in the end, choosing the right one comes down to your personal preference.
Online Guides
Recording E-Guitars
Recording E-Guitars
Our aim is to explain the basic process of recording the electric guitar!
Online Guides
Home Recording
Home Recording
Home Recording can be very complicated. We're here to offer some advice!
Online Guides
Computer Based Studios
Computer Based Studios
This article will look at how to integrate a computer into different studio environments, and will highlight the issues of functionality and connectivity.
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
* The prices shown exclude VAT and are valid as long as stocks last. Please click here for international shipping rates. Goods subject to custom declaration; customer fees to be paid on delivery if applicable. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. All invoices will be issued in USD.
1
(1)
Recently Viewed
Line6 Relay G10TII Transmitter

Line6 Relay G10TII Transmiiter, 2,4 GHz plug and play Wireless transmitter for Relay G10 systems or Spider V series from Spider V 60, with internal receiver, audio frequency range 10 - 20.000 Hz, automic frequency setup, 118 dB SPL max.,…

2
(2)
Recently Viewed
Line6 Pod GO Wireless

Line6 Pod GO Wireless; Multi Effects Pedal for Electric Guitar; over 300 effects and models from Helix, M-Series and Legacy products, up to 6 simultaneous amp, cab, and effects models including a looper and a speaker cabinet simulation (Third-Party IR…

Recently Viewed
Harley Benton TableAmp V2 BlueTooth

Harley Benton TableAmp V2 BlueTooth, compact amplifier with great features for play-along and sing-along with streamed music using the integrated Bluetooth feature, ideal for acoustic guitar, ukulele, electric guitar, vocals and music, 30 watt RMS, 1x 5" bass woofer +…

Recently Viewed
Chapman Guitars ML1 Modern Baritone Red Sea

Electric Guitar Body: Alder, Top: Flamed maple veneer, Neck: Maple, Fretboard: Ebony with dot inlays, Nut width: 42 mm, Radius: 350 mm, Frets: 24, Scale: 711 mm (28"), Pickup system: Chapman Sonorous Zero Baritone humbucker, Controls: 1 Master volume,…

1
(1)
Recently Viewed
Roli Lumi 1 Snapcase Black

Roli Lumi 1 Snapcase Black; sturdy and magnetic cover around the LUMI Keys for a slim and seamless fit; protects the LUMI Keys during transport and storage; easily folds into a stand for mobile devices; dimensions (W x D x…

Recently Viewed
SSL 500-Series SiX Channel

Solid State Logic 500-Series SiX Channel; Channel Strip; with SuperAnalogue mic preamp and 5-way LED indicator; +48V phantom power; with phase and HPF switches; separate instrument/line input on front panel with Hi-Z switch (1MO); switchable 2-band EQ with bell and…

1
(1)
Recently Viewed
Korg SQ-64

Polyphonic Step Sequencer with 4 Tracks 3 Melody tracks with 8-fold polyphony and 16 patterns of 64 steps each, Drum track with 16 monophonic sub-tracks, 64-Key matrix with illuminated buttons, OLED display, Editing modes per melody track: gate, pitch…

Recently Viewed
Arturia Pigments 3

Arturia Pigments 3 (ESD); virtual synthesizer; four sound engines with variable sound sources; Harmonic Engine with up to 512 partials; Wavetable Engine with a total of 164 wavetables; Utility Engine with sub-oscillator and two noise sample layers; Jup-8 V4 low-pass…

Recently Viewed
Lewitt LCT 140 Air Matched Pair

Lewitt LCT 140 Air Matched Pair - 2 matched small diaphragm condenser microphones, polar pattern: cardioid, frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz, sensitivity: 14.6 mV/Pa, -36.7 dBV/P, max. SPL: 135 dB, low-cut: 80 Hz (12 dB/oct), pad switch: -12dB,…

Recently Viewed
Rode VideoMic Me-C

Rode VideoMic Me-C; condenser directional microphone; suitable for Android devices with USB-C connector; integrated USB type-C plug; 1/2" condenser capsule; polar pattern: cardioid; front pickup angle: 90°; sturdy aluminium housing with ceramic coating; built-in microphone preamplifier with DA converter (24Bit…

Recently Viewed
IK Multimedia UNO Synth Pro Desktop

Analog synthesizer Paraphonic analog synthesizer with step sequencer, arpeggiator and effects section, Three wave morphing oscillators with PWM, sync, frequency and ring modulation, dual state variable filter with 24 modes, amplifier, Original OTA filter from the UNO Synth as…

Recently Viewed
Sennheiser MKE 400 MKII

Sennheiser MKE 400 MKII - condenser camera microphone, polar pattern: supercardioid, integrated windscreen, internal suspension, frequency response: 50 Hz - 20 kHz, switchable sensitivity: -23 / -42 / -63 dBV / Pa, max. SPL 132 dB SPL, 2 - 10V…

Give Feedback
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.