Steinberg Announces UR22 – Ultra Portable Audio Interface
Steinberg has teamed with Yamaha to announce the UR22 portable audio interface. It features 192 kHz audio quality, USB 2.0 connectivity, MIDI input/output alongside two combo inputs with D-PRE microphone preamps and line outputs.
On the front side of the UR22 interface, two Neutrik combo connectors provide microphone and line input, each with gain control and peak indicators plus an additional high-impedance switch on the second input. The panel also includes a headphones output with a dedicated volume control, a master output volume control and a mix knob for hardware-based zero-latency monitoring. The rear panel features two balanced line outputs, MIDI input/output connectors, a phantom power switch enabling +48 Volt supply on both channels and the USB 2.0 port for high-speed connectivity to PCs and Mac computers.
The UR22’s full-metal chassis contains A/D and D/A converters converters, delivering sonic fidelity with a maximum sample rate of 192 kHz and a 24-bit resolution. Yamaha’s discrete Class-A analog D-PRE preamps ensure solid sound quality on top of the stable gain required by microphone signals.
Freely available as download to all UR22 customers, Cubase AI provides a comprehensive set of tools for recording, mixing and editing audio. The UR22 is compatible with other major recording software applications and includes drivers for Windows and OS X systems.
» 24-bit/192 kHz USB 2.0 audio interface
» 2 Class-A D-PRE mic preamps supporting +48V phantom power
» 2 analog XLR/TRS combo inputs (Hi-Z switch on input 2 for electric guitar), 2 TRS line outputs
» MIDI input and output
» Headphones jack with independent level control
» Zero-latency hardware monitoring with mix balance knob
» USB-powered for mobile recordings
» Rugged full-metal housing
» Cross-platform compatibility with major recording software applications and best performance with included Cubase AI music software
Steinberg’s UR22 interface will cost €149 when it bows in February.