Steinberg UR22 2-Channel USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface


Steinberg UR22 2-Channel USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface

  • Two industry-acclaimed D-PRE microphone preamps, class-leading 24-bit/192 kHz converters and a rock-solid metal housing, the UR22 audio and MIDI interface provides pure sound wherever you are.
  • Two TRS inputs, six TRS outputs and two Neutrik combo inputs, 48 volt phantom power, pad switches and high-impedance input.
  • Console features a practical master volume knob alongside DIM, Mono, and Mute monitor level controls while the onboard dspMixFx technology provides DSP-powered, latency-free monitoring with effects
  • 2-in/2-out Device is the Perfect Choice for Mobile Musicians
  • Includes Cubase AI 6 DAW.

Record and produce on the go with the Steinberg UR22 USB 2.0 audio interface. The UR22’s incredible D-Pre microphone preamps, which feature true discrete analog technology, simply sound amazing! We’re talking Class A discrete preamps with phantom power that give you awesome analog sound. What’s more, each channel features an XLR/TRS combo jack, so you can easily track line-level gear, or guitars and basses alongside your microphones. You’ll love the latency-free hardware monitoring no matter whe

List Price: $ 149.99

Price: $ 149.99

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  • David B Hunter says:
    35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Very much worth your consideration!!, April 17, 2013
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    I owned a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 for just over a year. The pre-amps had a real sweet sounding quality to them, but they are very sensitive. My Sadowsky bass was constantly overloading the preamp leaving me with having to resort to using absurdly low gain levels to keep overload in check. Had the similar issue with guitars and vocals. The preamps really need a pad like on the 2i4 – they truly overloaded easily and often. That was a genuine pain to deal with. Additionally, the output control was unable to drive my studio monitors to full volume. Another pain. Had no issues with drivers (Mac OSX Mountain Lion) but then again, I always download the latest from company websites and recommend that everyone do the same with new gear.

    Anyway… when the switch on my 2i2 for the direct/monitor function failed (roughly 13 months into ownership, which is 1-month after the warranty expired… how do you like that??), I contacted Focusrite to see about getting it repaired. They said it would cost more than just getting a new one. Forget that… so I read a bunch of reviews for something that might be a better option and ended up with the Steinberg UR22.

    So far I am VERY pleased. No issues with the driver – Mac OSX Mountain Lion. Everything works as it should. The unit is well made and robustly constructed – the controls knobs are definitely a step-up in quality from the Focusrite Scarlett and the overall impression is that the UR22 is a very high quality piece of pro gear. The pre-amps have a much better gain structure so no more issues with overload. I can easily find a great signal level with my Sadowsky or anything else I throw at it, and finally… I can use the full volume potential of my monitors. Nice! Regarding the preamp quality, I’d say they are a bit cleaner than the Scarlett 2i2. Not sterile in any way, just more transparent with a bit less color to the sound. I like them very much so far. Have used them to track bass, guitars, acoustic guitars with mics, etc. What you put in is what you get out, with just a touch of warmth and body. They do not color the signal as much as the 2i2 and I think I am going to appreciate that quite a bit. The overall feeling is that this unit is a step up from the Scarlett 2i2. When you factor in the included MIDI in/out on the Steinberg, it sweetens the deal completely.

    So… I am quite happy so far with the UR22. Great I/O box. Very nice sounding preamps and a level of clarity that appears to surpass the competition.

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  • weareallhypocrites says:
    33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best in it’s price rabge, February 13, 2013
    This review is from: Steinberg UR22 2-Channel USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface (Electronics)
    I was shopping for an entry level audio interface to use for my DAW and mobile recording. My criteria were low-latency, decent pre-amps and midi capability. Although I usually wait when it comes to new products, I took a chance and I am glad I did. I have tested it with several audio programs and it worked with no hiccups so far. The pre-amps are as good as anything you will get built into an interface for only $150 and more than suit my needs. It’s built solidly and I trust it will work well on the road. I think anyone expecting more from a product at such a low cost is just being unrealistic.

    As soon as I unboxed it, I went straight for the jugular and started a project at 192khz. I created a project that utilized both audio and midi. I triggered a hardware synth and recorded audio input while also triggering virtual synths within the DAW. Everything worked exactly like it should. I have no complaints. It does what it is supposed to do. The Included software (Cubase ai) is limited but a good start for a beginner with the option to upgrade to Cubase Elemnts at a greatly reduced price point. personally, i am glad they did not throw in a bunch of “free” crippled software that does little but drive the price up. You get a functional, high quality product at an affordable price.

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  • Primitivo "Shameless Ronin" says:
    11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Powerful, August 23, 2013
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    This review is from: Steinberg UR22 2-Channel USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface (Electronics)
    Steinberg doesn’t disappoint. Neither does Yamaha. This interface is made for the road, built to last, the quality of the materials is top notch, the sound that comes out of this little box is on another level. The UR22 was made to shine. If you need an interface that’s easy to move around and still have an amazing sound quality… this is it.

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