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Steinberg Media Technologies UR Series Interfaces

Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH has announced its new range of interfaces with USB 2.0 connectivity: the rack-mountable UR824 interface and the desktop UR28M interface. While the UR28M is shipping as of today, the UR824 will first be available in November of this year. Both interfaces provide plentiful I/O, D-Pre microphone preamps plus DSP-powered reverb and channel strip effects for monitoring at zero latency.

The UR824 features eight Neutrik combo inputs, eight TRS outputs and two pairs of ADAT I/O doubling as S/PDIF that add up to 24 channels, plus Word clock I/O with JetPLL ultra-low jitter support. The UR28M offers two Neutrik combo inputs, two TRS inputs, six TRS outputs and S/PDIF I/O. The two-track input is an additional option for monitoring reference sources.

The UR824 features eight widely acclaimed D-Pre microphone preamps while the UR28M comes with two D-Pres. Each Class-A discrete microphone preamp utilizes an advanced Inverted Darlington circuit design and boasts a -26 dB Pad selector as well as 48 volt phantom power.

Another highlight is the dspMixFx technology powered by Yamaha’s custom-designed SSP2 DSP chip. This offers latency-free monitoring together with the REV-X reverb and the Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip to users of any DAW software. The included dspMixFx DSP mixer handles all aspects of routing and monitor mixing in one easy-to-navigate interface. The REV-X featured in the UR824 and UR28M is a complex reverb algorithm developed by Yamaha. Renowned for its sound quality, the REV-X features three types of reverb effects: Hall, Room and Plate simulations with reverb time and level control.

The Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip consists of a sidechain-enabled compressor and a three-band parametric equalizer, which can be applied to up to eight mono input channels or four stereo input channels on the UR824 and four mono input channels or two stereo input channels on the UR28M.

By including Cubase AI 6, a dedicated version of Steinberg’s Cubase advanced music production system, both UR interfaces provide a full system solution for recording music in studio quality. Supporting up to 48 MIDI tracks, 16 instrument tracks, 32 audio tracks and 16 physical inputs at 96 kHz and 24-bit resolution, Cubase AI 6 comes with the HALion Sonic SE VST instrument as well as 26 quality audio effect processors. Other features are score editing, real-time pitch shifting and time stretching plus ReWire support.

Price: $499 and $999 (UR28M and UR824, respectively)

Contact: Steinberg |