Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH has announced the UR22 mkII, the second iteration of Steinberg’s audio and MIDI interface. The full-metal chassis UR22 mkII features 192 kHz/24-
bit audio quality, MIDI connectivity, D-PRE microphone preamps, loopback capability and Cubase AI music production software, as well as the new Cubasis LE app for iPad.
On the front side of the UR22 mkII 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 headphone output with a dedicated volume control, a master output volume control and a mix knob for hardware-based zero-latency monitoring.
» 192 kHz/24-bit USB 2.0 audio interface
» 2 Class-A D-PRE mic preamps supporting +48 V phantom power
» 2 combo inputs (Hi-Z switch on input 2), 2 TRS outputs and headphones jack with independent level control
» iPad-ready with CC mode and additional USB micro socket for power source connection, fully USB-powered for Mac and PC
» Zero-latency hardware monitoring with Mix balance control
» MIDI input and output
» Rugged full-metal housing
» Loopback function for streaming performances live to the Internet
» Includes Cubase AI DAW software download version for Mac and PC and Cubasis LE DAW app for iOS
» Cross-platform compatibility for Windows, OS X and iPad (with Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter)
The rear panel features two balanced line outputs, MIDI input/output connectors and a phantom power switch enabling +48 Volt supply on both channels. The USB 2.0 port provides high-speed connectivity to PCs and Mac computers, which supply the power to run the interface. Alternatively, switching the power supply to the additional 5 Volt DC port allows for use with a USB power adapter or battery pack. The newly implemented class-compliant mode offers a seamless link to the iPad when using either a Camera Connection Kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter, while the interface’s additional Loopback capability now offers an easy way of streaming performances live to the Internet.
Steinberg’s UR22 mkII audio and MIDI interface will be available on November 11, 2015 for €159.