Last March (has it really been a year?) Arthur Skudra posted a minor gripe about the Roland OctaCapture:
I just discovered that Roland has released v1.5 drivers and software for the OctaCapture.I wish the software control panel had some metering capabilities, instead of having to rely on reading the interface's LCD display.
Guess what? There are now input meters in software! Very cool. I haven't made time to discover all the new features, but another one I like is the ability to change the unit's sample rate within software.
The software interface has been sexed-up as well: