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Articles Jan-Feb 2021

TAG Basics

A view from within

TAG is a modern day audio institute in India’s fast evolving audio education segment. State-of-the-art technology in all three studio suites at the institute is ensuring that TAG is emerging as a front runner..... read more

Sonic Boom - In Conversation with Farhad K. DadyBurjor

PT spoke to Farhad DadyBurjor, one of the most respected and sought after sound engineers in the country today. In a career spanning over 3 decades, Farhad has built an impressive..... read more

Studio Showcase

Recording & Mixing studios are behind the success of any great record and in a country like India where music is an important part of everyday life musicians have a host of options they can choose..... read more

New Edge Studios Transforms into an Immersive Mix Room

Founded in 2015 by sought-after sound engineer Shadab Rayeen, New Edge Studios has been a preferred destination for many acclaimed Indian music directors, producers and artistes. In order to remain on the cutting-edge of audio production..... read more

Top 30 Products 2021 – PALM Technology

Global Pro Sound & Light Technology

The year 2020 has taken all of us on a topsy-turvy ride. The COVID-19 pandemic completely shut down the world impacting every industry. The unexpected turn of events left the pro-audio, installation, lighting and DJ industry..... read more

Acoustic and Audio Systemdesign for Small Rooms - Part 5

In the previous part, the article discussed frequency responses of speakers and how they relate to the listening experience. That discussion is the perfect overture to this next topic of interest..... read more

CELTO ACOUSTIQUE

Established in 2011, CELTO Acoustique is a premium manufacturer of professional audio systems for rentals and installation industry.

Founder, owner and CEO - Arthur Felix first displayed his entrepreneurial skills at the age of 14 when he built his first loudspeakers with his father in their garage..... read more


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Roland Rubix - USB Audio Interface for PC, MAC and I Pad



Roland’s Rubix series is a versatile line of USB audio interfaces that allows the user to record clean and clear audio, even in less-than-ideal environments. Rubix communicates via class-compliant USB and can be tracked on the users’ iPad. That’s because Roland built them to be as mobile as possible. Microphone preamps offers clarity and features such as a ground lift and onboard dynamics processing- on the 24 and 44 only, making it easy to capture high-quality audio.

Low-noise performance from the ground up

When it comes to fighting noise, the Rubix starts off with microphone preamps that go hand in hand with its shielded construction. These passive noise-reduction methods work efficient in most cases, but sometimes bad power can ruin the day. Roland addressed this issue by outfitting the Rubix 44 with a system-wide ground-lift switch, so the user can cut off any hum coming from the power supply. This helps recording engineers for recording live sound.

Onboard dynamics save time and tracks

Seasoned engineer or producer get the best possible sound on the way in and it saves hours of editing when it’s time to mix. One of the easiest ways to improve the incoming audio is by adding a touch of compression on the front side to keep the levels smooth. It usually requires outboard compressors to pull off but Roland equipped the Rubix 24 and 44 with a pair of compressor/limiter circuits for each inputs and it features two gentle compression types plus a more aggressive limiter useful to track live sound, where unexpected spikes can obliterate the audio quality.

Features offer added versatility

Between its class-compliant USB, robust design and low-noise performance options, Roland intended for the Rubix to be a great mobile audio interface that makes it a great addition to the user’s home studio. It comes with Ableton Live Lite, which are both a solid DAW and a powerful songwriting tool. MIDI I/O also adds compatibility with keyboards, controllers and other devices. Selectable headphone output sources let the user create a separate monitor mix for recording, which is a real bonus if you collaborate with other artists. Loopback recording lets you record output sources from your computer which is particularly handy for podcasting and similar applications.

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