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Why UR

Why UR

With Steinberg’s line of USB 2.0 connectivity interfaces, you’ve got it all covered: the UR range comprises a 19” rack-mounted studio solution, a desktop production interface, an ultra-compact mobile unit and an advanced portable production studio — all engineered and crafted to meet the most exacting standards. 

For producers

For producers/engineers

Outstanding recording quality with 24/192 support and the ability to scale up the number of inputs to cover complex recording situations including large ensembles and bands: The UR824 offers choice components of the finest quality, such as the acclaimed D-PRE mic preamp. DSP-powered monitoring with FX and the included dspMixFx application provide no-latency mixes for performers with reverb, compression and EQ; Cubase owners profit from complete integration, speeding up typical studio workflows considerably. Ultra-low JetPLL jitter sync and word clock round off a feature set conceived expressly for the demands of producers and engineers.

For songwriters

For songwriters

The UR series combines a range of features essential to composers and songwriters. If you compose using a MIDI keyboard, synthesizer or guitar, there’s a UR interface with the right set of capabilities for you. All models share the first-class D-PRE mic preamp and Neutrik combo connector, assuring crystal quality when recording vocal takes, keyboard instruments and guitars. For songwriters on the move, the bus-powered ultra-compact UR22 offers a fully mobile audio interface with first-class components, while the UR44 adds additional inputs and outputs, as well as DSP-powered latency-free monitoring with FX.

For bands

For bands

Recording in your rehearsal space, running backing tracks alongside the band during gigs, preproduction for your next album: the UR824 and UR44 both offer a very attractive feature set for bands and live musicians. The 19" rack interface UR824 offers 8 analog inputs and outputs, while the portability and added MIDI capability of the UR44 makes it an ideal choice for live gigs. Both share the hallmarks of the UR series: D-PRE mic preamps, independent headphone outputs, DSP-powered monitoring with FX and outstanding sound and component quality.

For film composers

The UR series meets the exacting demands of film composers. A 19" rack unit, the UR824, incorporates 8 D-PRE mic preamps and 24/192 support, 8 outputs with support for up to 7.1 surround, ADAT I/O, word clock sync and much more. The desktop UR28M offers easy switching between three monitor pairs or 5.1 surround output as well as digital S/PDIF connectors. For more compact setups, the UR44 offers the same choice components within a portable interface, featuring four inputs and six outputs and MIDI connectivity for controllers and sound generators.

For vocalists

For vocalists

Both the UR22 and UR44 interfaces offer a mobile recording platform with all the advantages of the UR series. The D-PRE mic preamp means sumptuously detailed and dynamic sound when recording vocals and acoustic instruments; combo inputs and +48 V phantom power allow connection of both dynamic and high-quality condenser mics. Both units also offer no-latency recording, while the UR44 adds DSP-powered monitoring with FX, including the Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip that allows vocalists to quickly dial in the perfect headphone mix while recording.

For beat producers

For beat producers

Producers working in beat-based music genres will find the perfect production platform in the UR series. The UR22 and UR44 mobile units offer combo connectors for mic or instrument recording featuring the acclaimed D-PRE preamp, MIDI for connecting keyboards and drum pad controllers, as well as independent headphone outputs; choose between the ultra-compact UR22 and the additional I/O connections on the UR44. Both offer 24/192 recording and playback and include Cubase AI, a compact and upgradeable version of Steinberg’s legendary music production system.

For guitarists

For guitarists

With Hi-Z input(s), independent headphone outputs and latency-free monitoring, the entire UR series offers a feature set tailored to guitarists and bassists. The ultra-compact UR22 is ideal for recording while on the road, while the UR44 offers a balance between portability and additional I/O capability with four inputs and outputs. Also adding DSP-based, latency-free monitoring with guitar amp simulations* to the UR44 allows for recording a clean signal to later be processed with the bundled Guitar Amp Classics plug-in, or any other virtual guitar amp for reamping guitars. Both UR22 and UR44 feature the acclaimed D-PRE mic preamp, perfect for recording cabs and acoustic guitars with dynamic or condenser mics.

*Available with the firmware version 2.0 or later