Steinberg UR22mkII 2 x 2 USB Audio Interface

 
4.1

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SKU: SUR22MKII-P

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Record and compose music in studio quality on your laptop or iPad with the Steinberg UR22mkII USB Audio Interface, now with Cubase AI & Cubasis LE!

With outstanding audio and build quality for its price class, the Steinberg UR22mkII combines choice components with advanced connectivity and flexible I/O options to offer a full-on mobile production platform.

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.

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.

192 kHz
All components are carefully selected and implemented for full resolution of high-end audio of up to 24-bit/192 kHz. A higher sampling frequency means more samples of the audio source, resulting in better reproduction of the original sound, contributing to the naturalness of audio image and ambience.

JetPLL
For signal synchronization, the UR824 interface also features JetPLL, a patent-applied solution for audio network jitter. JetPLL provides the same performance as traditional, expensive clocking solutions found in the world’s best professional clocking products.

Compatible with major recording software
The UR22mkII is compatible with all major audio editing, mastering, and music production software supporting ASIO, Core Audio, or WDM standard.

iPad-ready
UR22mkII offers connectivity with Apple’s iPad. When paired with Cubasis or other iOS audio apps, the UR22mkII offers a portable and effortlessly intuitive production experience.

Includes Cubase!
The included Cubase AI is a streamlined version of Steinberg’s world-famous Cubase production environment compatible with Windows and OS X. iPad owners can download Cubasis LE from the App Store for an exciting range of recording and mixing features optimized for touchscreen operation. Because Cubase can open Cubasis LE projects, you can capture musical ideas in Cubasis and transfer them to Cubase for further development, right up to full-on album productions.

Get your Steinberg UR22mkII 2 x 2 USB Audio Interface today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

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4.1

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5.0

Portable Interface

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from Cincinnati, OH

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Compatible With All Recording Software
  • Includes Cubase
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

      The Steinberg UR22mkII interface is perfect for beginners as it's easy to use. And compatible with any recording software & operating systems. It has everything a beginner needs to get started and then some.

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      4.0

      Great if you are starting to record.

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      from Edison, NJ

      Staff Reviewer

      The Steinberg UR22 mkII is a great entry level recording interface. With two input mic/line input jacks you have all you need to get started with any recording project. At 24 bit/192 KHz this interface can run high audio resolution without crashing. Comes with Cubase AI which is a very easy to use recording program that works on both Mac and PC.

       
      4.0

      Good interface for beginners

      By 

      from Edison, NJ

      The Steinberg UR 22 MK2 is a great interface to get started in recording. It comes with Cubase which is a good DAW to get any recording done. The preamps are nice and allow for a bit more headroom then it's similarly priced counterparts. It's got 48v phantom power and two inputs for instruments or microphones, and is reasonably priced. I'd recommend this for anyone looking to get their feet in the door with some good quality recordings for a budget price.

       
      5.0

      Great Interface

      By 

      from nyc

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • easy to use
      • great options

      Cons

        Best Uses

          This is a great budget interface. It is easy to use and very durable. Both things you want in your recording gear. I would recommend.

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          4.0

          The Interface

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          from columbus, ohio

          I used to own the us 122 when it first came out. It was the first usb powered interface at the time. With that said, it looks like not much has changed at tascam. The 122 was a hard load up, as well as the ur22. However after you get over that hump. Lots of great recordings to be made. I used the 122 like crazy, and was very reliable, i think this has a lot of the same characteristics so i know, it will last for a very long time. Tascam is great about staying current with the newest operating systems so i know you'll only have to buy a device of this sort only once. Great choice, for a portable pro system on the go.

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          5.0

          GREAT INTERFACE FOR THE BEDROOM MUSICIAN!

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          from Columbus

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comes with software
          • Sturdy design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Recording

            The Yamaha name is synonymous with quality, and the Steinberg mkII does not disappoint. The Dpre class-A mic preamps sound fantastic! The build is sturdy, the design is intuitive, and the setup was simple.

            Also, I was pleased to find out that the MkII comes with Cubase. It's really a great deal for any bedroom musician looking to record their songs.

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            5.0

            Great small format audio interface

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            from Cincinnati, OH

            Verified Reviewer

            Steinberg has been in the industry for years many of us have used Cubase as a DAW in some shape or form. You get pristine sound quality from this unit starting with an amazing pair of Class A D-Pre preamps from Yamaha and 24 bit 192kHz conversion. Whether you are using a DI from an instrument or your favorite mic you can be sure that this will give you a transparent and clean tone true to the source. One of my favorite features about this particular interface is that you can use it with an ipad if you have a camera connection kit, which makes capturing ideas, practices, and demos so much easier than using a computer/laptop but you still get the high fidelity sound you'd expect from a much larger and more expensive setup. So if you are looking for an affordable small interface but don't want to compromise on audio quality, compatibility with mac/pc/ios, or features than check out this great interface from Steinberg.

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            3.0

            You Get What You Pay For

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            from Bethpage, NY

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Connection Support
            • Performance

            Cons

            • Set Up

            Best Uses

              This little interface has proven that you don't always have to break the bank when it comes to recording. Especially when you're doing so from your home. For a musician or anyone looking to get solid sounding recording from their microphones or instruments, this is a simple interface to learn the face of. However, I did notice some difficulty when it came to setting it up with my computer. I troubleshoot the issue with a different interface a friend of mine was using and the set-up for that within the computer was simple and straight forward while this one took a bit more time. That said, still a solid performer for the price!

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              5.0

              UR22 interface

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              from Cincinnati, Ohio

              Staff Reviewer

              Steinberg is known mostly for its recording software Cubase. This interface is another great product which comes with Class A pre's and can even be used with an ipad for work on the go. You then have the ability to take that work back to the computer and Cubase to complete if you wish. All in all its a great package of godd pre's, Cubase and the ability to work on the go.

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              1.0

              Might be good but it's a bear to install

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              from NJ

              Verified Reviewer

              This might be a good unit but I would not be able to tell you. I could not get it installed after downloading this and that and entering this code and that until I became totally frustrated. So, I have to send it back. My opinion is that anything should be able to install with 1 click. It's just a matter of keeping up with their software. Bye Steinberg

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              Power 5 V DC port; standard USB power adapter
              Format ASIO, Core Audio, or WDM
              Included Software Cubase AI, Cubasis LE
              USB Yes
              Mic Preamps 2
              MIDI I/O Yes
              Audio Resolution 24-bit/192kHz
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