Roland has announced that its Octa-Capture is now shipping.
The Octa-Capture is an eight-channel, USB input device. Each channel has a combo jack (1/4-inch and XLR) input and 48 V phantom power. Channels 1 and 2 are Hi-Z inputs. S/PDIF and MIDI I/O is included as well.
Sample rates are 44.1, 48 and 96 kHz for all channels. A sample rate of 192 kHz can be achieved across four channels.
Octa-Capture also has four soft mixers onboard. An auto-sensing app called Auto-Sens offers automated level sensing if needed.
A lite version of the Cakewalk Sonar DAW/music creation platform ships with Octa-Capture in addition to a selection of digital soft synths and plug-ins. Compatible with Windows and Mac. Price: $699.