Steinberg UR242 2x4 USB Audio Interface

Steinberg UR242 2x4 USB Audio Interface

Product code: steur242
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The Steinberg UR242 offers 4 inputs and 2 outputs along with their DSP-powered FX system in a tough and portable enclosure.


  • Steinberg UR242 2x4 USB Audio Interface

    The Steinberg UR242 offers 4 inputs and 2 outputs along with their DSP-powered FX system in a tough and portable enclosure.

    Main Features

    • 4 in/2 out USB audio interface
    • 24-Bit/192kHz converters for pristine audio quality
    • Yamaha Class-A D-PRE mic preamps onboard
    • DSP powered onboard FX with latency-free monitoring
    • Compatible with Apple iPad
    • 5 Pin MIDI connectors
    • Includes Steinberg Cubase AI software (via download)
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    With an impressive set of I/O capabilities for its size, advanced DSP-powered FX system, stellar audio components and compact dimensions, the UR242 is an exceptional interface that balances mobility with audio quality and advanced production features in a way unrivalled in its price range.
    Be ready to record music in studio quality on your notebook or iPad with the UR242. With outstanding audio and build quality for its price class, the UR242 combines choice components with advanced onboard DSP-powered FX to offer solutions for a huge range of mobile production scenarios.
    An Advanced Portable Production Solution
    The UR242 offers musicians and producers far more than just a portable I/O device, or even an audio interface: the UR242 is a mobile production solution. That's because it combines fantastic-sounding I/O and durability with advanced DSP-based FX that can be used with your DAW software, and that at a price point that is still easily affordable.
    Built To Impress
    The UR242 offers a perfect balance between three vital factors: quality, portability and cost. First-class components and integrated DSP-powered FX engineered to fit into a small yet rugged interface at an eminently affordable price point — that's the UR242.
    Record vocals, guitars, MIDI gear and other audio equipment with up to 4 audio channels at once in pristine 24/192 quality, yet without making any compromises in terms of durability: full metal casing means the UR242 is ready for the rough and tumble of life of a mobile lifestyle. That could be between your recording studio and your hotel room, or between your home recording rig and your band's rehearsal room: the UR242 offers the features and quality to manage a huge range of production situations.
    Full Integration With Any DAW With dspMixFx
    The UR series integrates seamlessly — as you'd expect — with Cubase, yet also with just about any DAW out there. Just like the 19 inch rack model in the UR range, the UR242 offers latency-free monitoring with DSP-powered FX thanks to the onboard SSP2 DSP chip and the latest dspMixFx technology. This gives you a fully integrated DSP-based monitoring setup wherever you are and with whichever DAW you use.
    When running with Cubase, the UR242 no additional virtual mixer apps are required! All aspects of I/O handling and DSP management are handled directly from within Cubase. Once your UR242 interface has been installed, Cubase detects the device and automatically embeds it into the Cubase production environment.
    24-Bit/192 kHz
    Top of the range converters provide a maximum sampling rate of 192 kHz and a resolution of 24 bits, delivering pristine audio quality.
    Class-A D-PRE Mic Preamps
    Yamaha's highly acclaimed D-PRE preamp delivers a truly transparent and beautifully detailed sound that is unrivalled in this product class.
    Latency-Free Monitoring With FX
    UR242 offers zero-latency monitoring with FX thanks to the included dspMixFx software with even tighter integration for Cubase owners with auto-setup, custom views, and much more.
    Basic FX Suite
    UR242 offers VST 3 versions of the onboard DSP plug-ins offering useful sound-shaping and FX tools: the Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip, the REV-X reverb and Guitar Amp Classics.
    Rugged Metal Casing
    Built to the most exacting standards by Yamaha's experienced engineers, the UR242 is rugged enough to withstand all the rigors of the road.
    Major Recording Software Compatible
    The UR242 is compatible with all major audio editing, mastering, and music production software supporting ASIO, Core Audio, or WDM standard.
    iPad Connectivity
    UR242 offers connectivity with Apple's iPad. When paired with Steinberg's iPad-based Cubasis music app or other iOS audio apps, the UR242 offers a portable and effortlessly intuitive production experience.
    MIDI Input & Output
    For utmost flexibility, the UR242 is equipped with a MIDI I/O — connect your synth, a drum trigger module or whatever MIDI device you prefer!
    Loopback Function
    UR242 offers an easy way to streaming performances live to the internet, with incoming audio signals merged to the playback signal from Cubase or other DAWs inside the computer.
    Cubase AI Included
    Based on the same core technologies as the popular Cubase DAW, Cubase AI offers an intuitive feature set for composing, recording, editing and mixing.

    System Requirements
    Mac OS X
    Mac OS X 10.7/10.8/10.9/10.10
    Intel dual core CPU
    2 GB RAM
    2 GB of free HD space
    Display resolution of 1280 x 800 recommended
    CD-ROM drive
    USB 2.0/3.0* port
    * Tested with the USB 3.0 host controller on the Intel chipset.
    Windows
    Windows 7 SP1/8/8.1
    Intel or AMD dual core CPU
    2 GB RAM
    2 GB of free HD space
    Display resolution of 1280 x 800 recommended
    CD-ROM drive
    USB 2.0/3.0* port
    * Tested with the USB 3.0 host controller on the Intel chipset.
    CC mode requires Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit / Lightning to USB Camera Adapter
    UR242 requires iOS 6 (or higher) on iPad 2 (or higher)
    Internet connection required for installation, activation, account setup and personal / product registration. To complete the Cubase AI installation, a download of approximately 500 MB is required.

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  • Additional Information

    Brand Steinberg
    Condition New
    Minimum system requirements - Mac Mac OS X 10.7/10.8/10.9/10.10
    Intel dual core CPU
    2 GB RAM
    2 GB of free HD space
    Display resolution of 1280 x 800 recommended
    CD-ROM drive
    USB 2.0/3.0* port
    * Tested with the USB 3.0 host controller on the Intel chipset.
    Minimum system requirements - PC Windows 7 SP1/8/8.1
    Intel or AMD dual core CPU
    2 GB RAM
    2 GB of free HD space
    Display resolution of 1280 x 800 recommended
    CD-ROM drive
    USB 2.0/3.0* port
    * Tested with the USB 3.0 host controller on the Intel chipset.

FeeFo Reviews

Customer Comment Our Response
Product:
01-Aug-2016
Solid and functional. It works out of the box, but to get the most out of it, read the manual.
Product:
24-Apr-2016
This proved to be of much higher quality in terms of its build and its sound than my Avid FastTrack Duo. Very happy I purchased
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17-Mar-2016
This audio interface has excellent sound and comes with a Steinberg Cubase AI serial number. Cubase AI needs to be downloaded and activated, but it is worth the slightly long winded process as you end up with a brilliant DAW that has everything to enable you to start recording both Audio and Midi... Read More.
Product:
19-Feb-2016
Great product, solved my issue with cpu noise coming from the speakers too.
Product:
13-Feb-2016
The Steinberg UR 242 interface is great and the Yamaha software (DSP mixer, compressor and reverb) is excellent as well.
Getting the Cubase Ai software up is a nightmare however - guess I'll have to stick to Sonar!
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