Steinberg UR-RT2 USB Interface with Transformers by Rupert Neve
The UR-RT2 is a premium four input, two output USB 2.0 audio and MIDI
interface with switchable Rupert Neve Designs transformers on the front
inputs. Combined with the onboard, high-quality D-PRE preamps, the
Rupert Neve Designs transformers deliver a musical, more expressive
sound with rich harmonics, which is especially beneficial for vocals,
acoustic guitar and other instruments with a versatile dynamic range.
Offering a studio-quality, mobile production platform with a range of
input/output options for laptop and iPad, the onboard SSP2 DSP chip
also delivers zero-latency FX for monitoring. The robust UR-RT2 is
engineered to offer outstanding quality for its price class, making it
the ideal portable production interface for PC, Mac or iOS.
The Rupert Neve Designs transformer
Rupert Neve is undoubtedly a legend in the professional audio field.
The transformer circuitry is one of the key factors in his numerous
vintage designs and also in the latest devices from Rupert Neve Designs,
which gives a very appealing touch of natural compression and
saturation to the sound.
Input channels 1-2 on the Steinberg UR-RT2 each feature a transformer
that Rupert Neve Designs has specifically developed for audio
interfaces. With this transformer, a natural distortion can be added to
the signal to realize a sound with more depth and perspective, while
maintaining the natural sound of the D-PRE itself when the transformer
The D-PRE: Beyond precision
virtues of the Yamaha-designed D-PRE have been sung by industry
veterans and trade press alike since the introduction of this
class-leading preamp. A sumptuously detailed high-end, immaculate
dynamic response and a rich, rounded low-end sound are the hallmarks of
this very special preamp. The UR-RT2 and UR-RT4 feature two D-PRE
preamps, each offering stellar recording quality unmatched in this price
class. And to faithfully capture and replay the warm, transparent sound
of the D-PRE, the UR-RTs feature AD and DA conversion stages with up to
24-bit, 192 kHz resolution.
24-bit/192kHz USB 2.0
The high-class converters used in the UR-RT interfaces are top of the
range and provide a maximum sampling rate of 192 kHz and 24-bit
Class-A D-PRE mic preamps
The UR-RT interfaces are equipped with Yamaha’s highly acclaimed
D-PRE preamps that deliver truly transparent and beautifully detailed
sound, unrivaled in this product class.
The Rupert Neve Designs transformer featured in the UR-RT interfaces
adds a natural distortion to the signal to realize a sound with more
depth and perspective.
Latency-free monitoring with FX
Thanks to the built-in SSP2 DSP and the included dspMixFx software
the UR-RTs provide zero-latency monitoring with FX on Windows, macOS and
iOS and with every DAW.
The UR-RT audio interfaces provide cross-platform compatibility for
Windows, macOS and iOS with the included Cubase AI and Cubasis LE music
The loopback function merges incoming signals with the playback
signal and offers an easy way of streaming performances live to the