Rubix44

USB Audio Interface

Rubix44
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4-in/4-out, high-resolution interface for MAC, PC and iPad

Rubix44 offers a perfect balance of high-fidelity sound, solid build quality, compact size, affordable price, and crucial features for today's musicians and producers. With support for high-resolution audio up to 24-bit/192kHz, Rubix44 sounds clear and defined and is carefully engineered to have extremely low noise from input to output. Its near universal USB support means it works seamlessly with Mac and PC computers, and even supports iPads, for the ultimate in portable music production and performance.

Studio-grade sound you can take anywhere

Nothing is more important than sound quality when it comes to audio interfaces. And you shouldn’t have to sacrifice sound quality to have an affordable interface that you can take with you. Rubix44 sounds clean and detailed with transparent, low noise mic preamps and supports audio resolutions up 24-bit/192kHz. It’s made of durable metal, and a lot went into its compact, low-noise design. With all the places Rubix44 can go, you’ll appreciate its extensive shielding and ground lifts, making sure you get good clean audio just about anywhere.

4 high-quality mic preamps and 4 separate outputs

Rubix44’s four microphone preamps are designed for low noise and high definition. They sound clean and transparent with plenty of headroom for capturing all the impact and detail of whatever you’re recording. And the flexible combo jacks mean you can easily connect a wide variety of sources without the need for adapters or special cables. Four individual outputs mean you can create more sophisticated routing and monitoring setups. This is useful for sending a click track to a performer, setting up a stage monitor, or routing audio to external gear.

Hardware compressor/limiter

Highly dynamic sources like vocalists and percussion instruments often need taming, especially when recording on location. Dynamics processors help ensure a good hot signal without clipping and causing unwanted distortion. Rubix44's built-on compressor/limiter provides peace of mind in the heat of a recording session.

Big, clear level indicators

Studios and stages can be dark places, and getting proper levels is critical. You want to focus on the performance, not on small, hard-to-see clip and level indicators from across the room. Rubix44 has highly visible indicators that are an integral part of its design. They clearly show if a channel has incoming signal, or if you’re going to overload, even from a distance.

Built for Mac, PC and iPad

Rubix44 is compact and ultra-flexible. It has low latency class compliant drivers for Mac and PC, so it's simple to get up and running with smooth, reliable audio performance. It's got plenty of inputs and outputs for growing studio setups, and it also supports iPad giving you a compact system for on-location recording, on-the-go production, or live performance. It even includes Ableton Live Lite, powerful studio production and live performance software that works perfectly with Rubix44, right out of the box.

System
Number of Audio Record/Playback Channels
Record: 4 channels
Playback: 4 channels
Signal Processing
PC interface: 24 bits
AD/DA conversion: 24 bits
Sampling Frequency
AD/DA conversion: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz, 192 kHz
Interface
Hi-Speed USB
MIDI IN, OUT
Connectors
INPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) connectors: XLR type (balanced, phantom power: +48 V, 6 mA Max *1)
INPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks *2: 1/4-inch TRS phone type (balanced)
PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
OUTPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type (impedance balanced)
MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
USB port: USB Type B
DC IN jack
*1 Current value per channel.
*2 INPUT 1L, 3L support high impedance
Controllers
SENS 1L, 2R, 3L, 4R knobs
Hi-Z switches
48V switches
THRS knobs
COMP/LIMIT switches
DIRECT MONITOR 1/2 knob
DIRECT MONITOR 3/4 knob
MONO switches
OUTPUT knob
PHONES knob
POWER switch
GROUND LIFT switch
PHONES SOURCE switch
LOOPBACK switch
COMP/LIMIT TYPE 1/2 switch
COMP/LIMIT TYPE 3/4 switch
Indicator
Level indicators (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R)
Level indicator (COMP/LIMIT)
POWER indicator
Hi-Z indicators
48V indicators
COMP/LIMIT indicators
Characteristics
Nominal Input Level
INPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) connectors (XLR type): -60-- -12 dBu
INPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks (1/4-inch TRS phone type): -44--+4 dBu
Maximum Input Level
INPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) connectors (XLR type): +2 dBu
INPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks (1/4-inch TRS phone type): +18 dBu
Nominal Output Level
OUTPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks: -6 dBu (impedance balanced)
Maximum Output Level
OUTPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks: +8 dBu (impedance balanced)
PHONES Maximum Output Power
20 mW + 20 mW (L + R, 47 ohms load)
Headroom
14 dB
Input Impedance
INPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) connectors (XLR type): 4 k ohms or greater (balanced)
INPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks (1/4-inch TRS phone type): 15 k ohms or greater (balanced)
INPUT (1L, 3L) jacks (1/4-inch phone type): 500 k ohms or greater
*3 When the Hi-Z is turned on
Output Impedance
OUTPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) 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, 3L, 4R) jacks: 104 dB typ. (SENS 1L, SENS 2R knobs: min.)
DA block OUTPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks: 109 dB typ.
Other
Power Supply
AC adaptor
Operating System
Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 7, Windows(R) 8, Windows(R) 8.1, Windows(R) 10
Apple Mac OS X 10.10 or later
Apple iOS 9 or later
Dimensions
310 (W) x 165 (D) x 46 (H) mm
12-1/4 (W) x 6-1/2 (D) x 1-13/16 (H) inches
Weight (main unit only)
1.8 kg
4 lbs
Accessories
Setup Guide
Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
Power cord
USB cable
Ableton Live Lite Serial Number Card
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms

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Support

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