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With the UR series, Steinberg offers professional solutions for musicians and producers. Sharing the same line of heritage as the highly acclaimed MR816 firewire interfaces, Steinberg's UR audio interfaces offer studio-grade converters and D-PRE Class-A discrete mic preamps plus analog and digital I/O, tending perfectly to your individual needs and on which — it must be said again — quality is written everywhere in big fat letters.
The UR824 is a 1U, 19-inch audio interface that fits nicely in your studio rack. Two pairs of ADAT I/O, eight Neutrik combo inputs and eight TRS outputs add up to 24 channels, providing ample ways to hook up all your musical gear and connect even to 7.1 surround setups. Its DSP-powered dspMixFx technology boasts latency-free monitoring in conjunction with the REV-X reverb and Sweet Sport Morphing Channel Strip effects.
An elegant audio interface sitting beautifully on your studio desk, the UR28M offers two TRS inputs, six TRS outputs and two Neutrik combo inputs, 48 volt phantom power, pad switches and high-impedance input. The 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 together with any DAWs including Cubase.
Highlighting 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. With a dedicated high-impedance switch, a separate headphones jack and phantom power supply, this portable 2-in/2-out device is the perfect choice for mobile musicians, touring DJs and everyone in between.
Cubase AI 6 included
Cubase AI is a lean Cubase version tailored to record your music without additional bells and whistles. Based on the same core technologies as Steinberg’s highly acclaimed Cubase advanced music production system, Cubase AI offers a comprehensive feature set for composing, recording, editing and mixing. Run it together with a Steinberg UR audio interfaces and Cubase AI provides a full system solution for recording music in studio quality, used by many musicians and producers around the world.
D-PRE microphone preamps
All UR audio interfaces offer D-PRE Class-A discrete mic preamps from Yamaha. The D-PRE is carefully designed to capture all the subtleties and expressiveness of any audio source and is the culmination of years of development by the experienced engineers at the Yamaha Corporation.
The preamp is where sound creation begins in recording, and ultimately determines the quality of your mix. D-PRE Mic Preamps sound stunning, and the difference is in the design. Usually, preamps use one transistor each for the hot and cold signals at the input stage to amplify the signal. However, the D-PREs specified on Steinberg audio interfaces use an inverted Darlington circuit, where two transistors are used for each hot and cold- a total of four per unit. With only one transistor on a preamp circuit, distortion tends to increase along with the signal level. By using a pair of two cascaded transistors, very low distortion can be maintained regardless of signal level.
Some users might look for a microphone preamp to dramatically color the sound while others search for a very neutral response. For example, some highly sought after vintage microphone preamps excel at amplifying certain components of a given source, imparting a generous amount of color to the signal. Such a preamp might be great for a vocal recording, however those preamps will not suit every use. D-PRE has a very wide frequency range so that it can handle any music source and it does not overly amplify any specific components of the signal. It’s beautifully tuned to be able to capture the true expression of a given performance or audio source, while leaving flexibility for later editing. The end result is that D-PRE provides a sound that is a perfect amalgamation of understated signal enhancement combined with impeccable sonic integrity. The development team took a lot of time to adjust this subtle balance and the D-PRE sound quality speaks for itself.
Cubase or not Cubase
To unleash the full potential of each UR interface, you needn’t employ Cubase as the DAW of choice, but there are undoubtedly certain benefits that remain unrevealed to non-Cubase users. That’s why a streamlined version of the award-winning Cubase music production system is included with both the UR824 and UR28M.
Combining the UR series with Cubase offers advantages such as full integration into the Cubase user interface for a smooth workflow. But there are plenty of reasons to take a closer look at the UR824 and UR28M no matter what DAW you’re on. Included are ASIO and CoreAudio drivers for full compatibility with any DAW application using either of these driver standards. The dspMixFx DSP mixer runs on Mac and PC and handles all aspects of DSP, routing, monitor mixing in one easy-to-navigate interface.