Roland has introduced two new Edirol products, the UA-4FX and the R-09. The UA-4FX is a portable USB audio/MIDI interface with low-latency audio and MIDI performance, 24/96 audio resolution, and built-in effects. The UA-4FX is Mac/PC cross-platform compatible and supports WDM, ASIO 2.0, and Mac OS X Core Audio formats. Cakewalk's SONAR LE recording software and Edirol's Virtual Sound Canvas plug-in (PC) are bundled with the UA-4FX (availability and pricing was unavailable).
imagepop1The R-09 (pictured at right) features 24-bit uncompressed imagepop2recording and a built-in stereo microphone. Users capture source material at 24-bit resolution with a choice of 44.1 or 48kHz sample rates. The R-09 records and plays back in MP3 format as well (up to 320kbps). Once recorded, files can be monitored through the R-09's headphone jack and/or exported to a computer via USB (availability and pricing were unavailable).