Steinberg New UR-C Audio Interfaces with USB Type-C for Music Production

September 30 2019, 00:10
It's taking a while , but finally we are seeing a consistent transition to more USB-C audio solutions. Steinberg announced the immediate availability of its new range of audio interfaces, comprising the UR22C, the UR44C and the UR22C Recording Pack. An additional UR816C rackmount interface is scheduled for release in November 2019. Each model in the new range features different input/output capabilities, sharing the same overall robust build quality, Yamaha D-PRE audio preamps and a comprehensive software bundle.

Designed for musicians and producers, the entire line-up of UR-C audio interfaces from Steinberg provides USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1 SuperSpeed) connectivity to ensure universal compatibility with both PCs and Mac computers, as well as iOS devices. Every model features 32-bit/192 kHz audio resolution, MIDI input and output, and delivers DSP power for using effects when monitoring audio without latency. Alongside the dspMixFx mixer that accesses the DSP effects, each interface comes with a comprehensive software bundle: the Cubase AI music production software, the Basic FX Suite consisting of effects and sound processing tools, and the iOS Cubasis LE iPad music production app.

Boasting a compact rugged metal casing design for optimum portability, the UR22C has two balanced Neutrik combo inputs, each with a Yamaha D-PRE microphone preamp behind it. The rear panel holds the MIDI ports and two balanced line outputs. Another highlight is that the UR22C can be bus powered by Windows or Mac computers which follow the USB 3.0 or USB-C standard.

The UR44C offers increased I/O options, with four balanced Neutrik combo inputs each feeding into a D-PRE preamp plus two headphone jacks on the front panel. There are two additional balanced line inputs, four balanced line outputs plus a main stereo output and MIDI in and out on the backside. The UR44C can be powered from any USB-C equipped Mac or Windows computer as well as the iPad Pro.

The new UR816C is a 1U rack-mountable interface perfect for medium-sized recording studio setups. It features eight balanced Neutrik combo inputs, together with the D-PRE preamps supporting +48 V phantom power, eight balanced line outputs, two separate headphone buses with individual outputs, and two ADAT ports for a total of 16 channels. It has MIDI and word clock connection which is powered by SSPLL jitter reduction technology.

As an introduction system for home recording and podcasting, the UR22C Recording Pack provides all the hardware and software required to create studio-quality recordings with a Mac computer, PC or iPad. Complementing the UR22C and the included large software bundle, the the UR22C Recording Pack adds the additional WaveLab LE audio editor, and comes with the ST-M01 studio condenser microphone and the ST-H01 studio monitor headphones.

“I’m very excited to introduce this new line of audio interfaces. Not only do they offer one of the latest standards in USB connectivity, but also set a very high standard with their 32-bit/192 kHz resolution. Each piece of hardware sounds great, the build quality is simply next level, and the wide range offered covers all demands put into the hardware. Together these interfaces offer a feature set that is without parallel,” says Stefan Schreiber, Steinberg’s Senior Marketing Manager.
dspMixFx editor application on iPad

The UR-C audio interfaces are available through the Steinberg Online Shop and from resellers. Availability may vary by region. The suggested retail price for the UR22C is US $239.00. The suggested retail price for the UR44C is US $439.00. The suggested retail price for the UR816C is US $789.00. The suggested retail price for the UR22C Recording Pack is US $439.00.
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