Hamburg, Germany (January 15, 2013)—Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH has announced an upcoming audio interface, the UR22, featuring 192 kHz audio quality, USB 2.0 connectivity, MIDI input/output, and two combo inputs with D-PRE microphone preamps and line outputs.
On the front side of the UR22 interface, two Neutrik combo connectors provide microphone and line input, each with gain control and peak indicators plus an additional high-impedance switch on the second input. The panel also includes a headphones output with a dedicated volume control, a master output volume control and a mix knob for hardware-based zero-latency monitoring. The rear panel features two balanced line outputs, MIDI input/output connectors, a phantom power switch enabling +48 Volt supply on both channels and the USB 2.0 port for high-speed connectivity to PCs and Mac computers.
The UR22’s full-metal chassis houses converters with a maximum sample rate of 192 kHz and a 24-bit resolution, and Yamaha’s discrete Class-A analog D-PRE preamps. Provided with the UR22 will be Cubase AI software for recording, mixing and editing audio. The UR22 is compatible with other major recording software applications and includes drivers for Windows and OS X systems. The interface is expected to become available in February and the MSRP is $199.99.