Steinberg UR44 USB Audio Interface
Built like a tank with rugged steel construction and outstanding sound quality, the UR22 is the newest edition to Steinberg's UR series of USB audio interfaces.
Highlighting two industry-acclaimed D-PRE microphone preamps, class-leading 24-bit/192 kHz converters and a rock- solid metal housing, the UR44 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 4-in/4-out device is the perfect choice for mobile musicians, touring DJs and everyone in between.
- 24-bit/192 kHz USB 2.0 audio interface
- Class A D-Pre mic preamps supporting +48V phantom power
- Analog 2 XLR/TRS combo inputs, 4 TRS outputs
- Hi-Z switch on input 2 for Electric Guitar
- MIDI input and output
- 2 Headphone jacks with independent level control
- Class Compliant
Four Class A D-PRE mic preamps
The microphone preamp is one of the key factors in recording and that's why the UR44 interface is equipped with two stellar-sounding D-PREs. These preamps are the culmination of years of development by the experts at Yamaha. The result is a truly transparent and beautifully detailed sound that is unrivaled in this class. Whether you're looking to record acoustic instruments, vocals, an electric guitar or ambient textures, with the UR44 you can easily capture any audio source.
Just as important as the preamps are, of course, the converters. The UR44 includes first-rate A/D and D/A converters that provide supreme sonic fidelity. And where others come to a halt, the UR44 begins to shine. With a maximum sampling rate of 192 kHz and a resolution of 24 bits, you are more than ready to deliver future-proof music productions.
A true team player
The UR44 is compatible with all major audio editing, mastering and music production software supporting the ASIO, Core Audio or WDM standard.
Plus, the UR44 comes bundled with Cubase AI, a lean version of Steinberg's popular DAW. Based on the same core technologies as Steinberg's highly acclaimed Cubase DAW, the AI version offers a comprehensive feature set for composing, recording, editing and mixing. Run it together with the UR44 audio interface and you get a one-stop solution for recording music in studio quality.
Cubase users will benefit from additional features, such as auto-setup functionality, which enables the complete I/O setup to be handled directly from within Cubase. Once your UR44 interface has been installed, Cubase detects the device and automatically embeds it into Cubase's production environment it couldn't be easier.
Your Mobile Studio
The UR44 is addicted to touring. It's small enough to be rushed from gig to gig and rugged enough to withstand all the rigors of the road. Built to the most exacting standards by Yamaha's experienced engineers, the UR44's full metal chassis is reassuringly solid. You're free to hit it with your drumstick, throw it into the tour bus or simply open a beer with it thanks to its impressive manufacturing quality the tour-tested UR44 is always ready to roll.
And regardless of its size, the UR44 exhibits all the core features of its bigger brothers, the UR824 and the UR28M, allowing you to realize rock-solid recordings without restrictions. Simply connect it via USB to your computer and start making music without any additional power supply and always in class-leading sound quality.
Great things come in small packages
The UR44 features all the connections needed for pro-sounding recordings. Its four Neutrik analog XLR/TRS combo inputs with Peak LEDs and switchable +48V phantom power enable you to connect even the most valuable condenser microphones.
Thanks to the independent headphones and main output controls you can adjust the monitor and phones level individually. The MIDI I/O allows you to connect your keyboard or any other MIDI-compatible control device, such as pad controllers, footswitches and sound modules. Two TRS outputs, ultra-stable drivers and a USB 2.0 connection complement the feature set of this professional yet affordable device.
True Integrated Monitoring
When using Cubase, all the advanced monitoring capabilities are fully integrated into the application's GUI by True Integrated Monitoring technology. All aspects of I/O handling and DSP management are handled directly from within Cubase. Cubase automatically embeds your device into the Cubase production environment and manages all audio streams with perfect sync, allowing for a highly efficient workflow that boosts productivity to new levels.
Plus, the URs feature direct integration into Cubase with dedicated windows and views that only appear when they are connected, providing full control of the hardware’s functionality from within Cubase itself.
For easy live streaming of performances to the internet, the Loopback function consolidates all playback tracks and input channels and routes the mix to your internet streaming software. This function is often used by hosts of internet live streaming programs. When the function is active, incoming audio signals such as microphone, guitar or line source will be merged to the playback signal from an audio playback software like Cubase or other DAWs inside the computer. The merged signal will then be send back to the computer for streaming.