Roland Rubix22 High-Resolution USB Audio Interface


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The Roland Rubix22 is a high-resolution USB audio interface that features a compact, super-durable build alongside high-fidelity sound and a wallet-friendly price tag making it perfect for any DJ/producer or musician. The interface is equipped with two combo inputs alongside a stereo output and 5-pin MIDI ports and ensures you get 24-bit/192kHz quality audio.

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The Roland Rubix22 is a high-resolution USB audio interface that provides you with the perfect balance between high-fidelity audio, a super-durable and compact construction, and a wallet-friendly price tag, all of which are essential features for modern DJ/producers and musicians. The interface features 24-bit/192kHz audio quality offering a crystal clear and finely detailed sound and has been carefully engineered to give you an incredibly low noise output. The universal USB support allows the interface to work seamlessly alongside your PC, Mac and even iPad giving you the best possible portable music production and performance audio interface. The Rubix22 is perfect for any DJ/producer or musician who needs a decent audio interface that can be taken anywhere.

The Rubix22 is fitted with two combo XLR/¼-inch TRS Jack inputs, one of which features a Hi-Z function for guitars and other high impedance sources while both of them feature +48v Phantom Power for use in conjunction with condenser microphones and DI boxes. The dual microphone pre-amplifiers have been designed for low-noise and high-definition offering a clean, transparent sound with plenty of headroom ensuring you can capture all the subtle details and nuances of whatever instrument you’re recording. The combo inputs allow you to input a broad variety of audio sources without the need for special cables or adapters.There isn’t anything that is more important than sound quality when it comes to audio interfaces, and you should not need to sacrifice sound quality to have an affordable interface that can be taken anywhere. The detailed, clean sound of the Rubix22 is acoustically transparent and makes use of low-noise microphone pre-amplifiers that can support 24-bit/192kHz quality audio. The Rubix 22 comes with extensive shielding and ground lifts alongside a super-robust all-metal, compact, low-noise construction ensuring you always get excellent clear audio no matter where you are.

The Rubix 22 is super-portable and ultra-versatile and features low-latency class-compliant drivers for Mac and PC as well as iPad, giving you an incredibly compact recording and production system for live performances and recording on-the-go. The Rubix22 is supplied with a copy of Ableton Live Lite, powerful studio production and live performance application that pairs perfectly with the Rubix22 straight out of the box.

  • 2-in/2-out USB audio interface
  • 2 low-noise mic preamps with XLR combo jacks
  • Hi-Z input for guitar and other high impedance sources
  • MIDI In/Out ports
  • Extensively shielded, low-noise design
  • Sturdy and compact metal construction
  • Big, easy-to-read indicators show vital information
  • Low latency, class compliant drivers
  • Ground lifts for quiet operation in a variety of venues
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite


  • Interface: Hi-Speed USB, MIDI IN + OUT
  • AD/DA conversion: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz, 192 kHz

Number of Audio Record/Playback Channels

  • Record: 2 channels
  • Playback: 2 channels

Signal Processing

  • PC interface: 24 bits
  • AD/DA conversion: 24 bits


  • INPUT (1L, 2R) connectors: XLR type (balanced, phantom power: +48 V, 6 mA Max *1)
  • INPUT (1L, 2R) jacks *2: 1/4-inch TRS phone type (balanced)
  • PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
  • OUTPUT (1L, 2R) jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type (impedance balanced)
  • MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
  • USB port: USB Type B
  • DC 5V port: USB Type micro B
  • *1 Current value per channel.
  • *2 INPUT 1L supports high impedance


  • SENS 1L, 2R knobs
  • Hi-Z switch
  • 48V switch
  • OUTPUT knob
  • PHONES knob
  • POWER SOURCE switch
  • GROUND LIFT switch


  • Level indicators (1L, 2R)
  • POWER indicator
  • Hi-Z indicator
  • 48V indicator


  • Headphones Maximum Output Power: 20 mW + 20 mW (L + R, 47 ohms load)
  • Headroom: 14 dB

Nominal Input Level

  • INPUT (1L, 2R) connectors (XLR type): -60-- -12 dBu
  • INPUT (1L, 2R) jacks (1/4-inch TRS phone type): -44--+4 dBu

Maximum Input Level

  • INPUT (1L, 2R) connectors (XLR type): +2 dBu
  • INPUT (1L, 2R) jacks (1/4-inch TRS phone type): +18 dBu

Nominal Output Level

  • OUTPUT (1L, 2R) jacks: -6 dBu (impedance balanced)

Maximum Output Level

  • OUTPUT (1L, 2R) jacks: +8 dBu (impedance balanced)

Input Impedance

  • INPUT (1L, 2R) connectors (XLR type): 4 k ohms or greater (balanced)
  • INPUT (1L, 2R) jacks (1/4-inch TRS phone type): 15 k ohms or greater (balanced)
  • INPUT (1L) jack (1/4-inch phone type *3): 500 k ohms or greater
  • *3 When the Hi-Z is turned on

Output Impedance

  • OUTPUT (1L, 2R) jacks: 2 k ohms (balanced)
  • PHONES jack: 47 ohms

Residual Noise Level

  • INPUT (1L, 2R) --> OUTPUT (1L, 2R): -94 dBu typ. (SENS 1L, SENS 2R knobs: min., input terminated with 600 ohms, IHF-A, typ.)

Dynamic Range

  • AD block INPUT (1L, 2R) jacks: 104 dB typ. (SENS 1L, SENS 2R knobs: min.)
  • DA block OUTPUT (1L, 2R) jacks: 109 dB typ.


  • Power Supply: Supplied from the computer via USB, DC 5V
  • Current Draw: 500 mA
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows(R) 7 or later, Apple Mac OS X 10.10 or later, Apple iOS 9 or later
  • Dimensions (WxDxH mm): 145 x 165 x 46 
  • Weight: 1.0 kg
  • Accessories: Setup Guide, Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY", USB cable, Ableton Live Lite Serial Number Card

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