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
16 Customer Ratings
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Solide et de bonne qualité
mium mium, 17.04.2019
Très bonne interface audio, fournie avec un code pour ableton live 9 lite et est directement reconnue avec w10.
Je suis débutant en prise de son et je ne l'exploite pas a son maximum. C'est aussi ma toute première interface donc je pourrais pas faire de comparaison mais je trouve qu'elle offre un son très précis et me conviens parfaitement pour mon utilisation.
Son boitier en métal et son poids lui donne un air robuste.

Une lumière verte s’allume quand on joue et change en rouge si le son sature je trouve ce concept un peu précaire mais bon c'est quand même bien pratique
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