With UR24C, Steinberg has taken what used to be just another entry in the UR line's progression of X-in / Y-out interfaces and made something more specialized. Digital DJs and DAW denizens will be interested in its unique monitoring options!
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Steinberg UR24C is a remarkably flexible audio interface that offers amazing sound quality, compact size and unique switchable monitoring modes, making it perfect for recording music with a DAW or performing a great DJ or live music set. Use it with a computer or an iOS device and give your creativity unprecedented freedom.
- Dedicated monitor modes for production and performance
- Capture the subtlest nuance of every sound
- Fast, reliable connectivity for maximum peace of mind
- Latency-free DSP monitoring
- 32-bit/192 kHz audio resolution
- Class-A D-PRE mic preamps
- Compatible with all major audio software
- Loopback function for streaming
- MIDI input and output
- Ultra-rugged build
- iOS ready via Class Compliant Mode
- Generous bundle of included software, including Cubase AI and Cubasis LE
Record your music anywhere
UR24C is a fantastic solution for recording and producing your music. Its high quality combo inputs with D-PRE preamps and onboard phantom power, 32-bit/192 kHz recording quality, MIDI inputs and outputs, latency-free monitoring with DSP effects and fast, reliable connectivity to computers and iOS devices via SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 1 with USB-C mean you are always working in a world of sparkling, versatile sound. The compact, tough and lightweight construction make it suitable for taking anywhere with you, turning any space into a recording studio. You can even plug in two sets of studio monitors to check your mixes more thoroughly. And thanks to the included Cubase AI recording software and Cubasis LE iOS app, you can start recording immediately with Mac, PC or iOS devices.
Perform great DJ sets
UR24C's dual monitor modes mean it is perfect for playing great DJ sets as well as for recording. In DJ mode you can choose between Split and Stereo monitoring, either outputting the mono master sound to the right side of the headphones and the mono cue sound to the left, or having both in stereo, using the Mix control to balance or mix as appropriate. Of course, UR24C's high quality components, rugged portability and seamless connection with computers or iOS devices via SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 1 with USB-C mean you can play your sets anywhere and every beat is delivered in stunning detail.
Your reliable live performance partner
UR24C is a great onstage partner. In addition to its rugged, road-ready construction and high-quality, reliable performance, you can use its multiple outputs for providing click and guide tracks to band members while sending the stereo backing track to the FOH mixing desk. Support for Mac, PC and iOS allows for using a wide range of DAWs or any other multitrack playback application, while the MIDI connectors allow you to incorporate a wide range of hardware controllers for triggering loops and other sounds. It all means you can deliver a full performance, no matter whether you are a solo artist or a band member, making sure that all backing tracks are played reliably.
32-bit/192 kHz audio resolution
The industry-leading converters used in UR24C deliver exceptional audio quality, thanks to a maximum sampling rate of 192 kHz with 32-bit resolution. High-quality conversion is a crucial first step to a great audio production, and with UR24C Steinberg's designers invested a huge amount of time, effort and meticulous research in choosing the very best combination of components for outstanding analog-to-digital conversion. In addition to the great build quality of UR24C, the sound quality of the has been refined by carefully adjusting components and incorporating 32-bit converters. These set a new standard for precisely and transparently capturing the subtlest nuances of every recorded signal, ensuring even the tiniest audio detail is maintained throughout the entire production process.
Class-A D-PRE mic preamps
UR24C features D-PRE preamps, offering stellar recording quality unmatched in this price class. Yamaha's highly acclaimed D-PRE preamps deliver truly transparent and beautifully detailed sound. A sumptuously detailed high end, immaculate dynamic response and rich, rounded low frequencies are the hallmarks of D-PRE, a very special class-leading preamp praised by industry professionals and media alike ever since its introduction. And to faithfully capture and replay that warm, transparent sound, the UR24C features AD and DA conversion stages with up to 32-bit/192 kHz resolution.
Compatible with all major audio software
UR24C is compatible with all major audio software supporting the Core Audio, ASIO or WDM standards, providing a fully integrated DSP-based monitoring setup wherever you are and with whichever DAW you use. Integrating seamlessly with and almost any DAW, UR24C delivers latency-free monitoring with DSP-powered effects via its onboard SSP3 DSP chip and Steinberg's latest dspMixFx technology.
UR24C has two separate, switchable monitor modes: DAW and DJ. In DAW mode – used for producing music with a DAW – you can adjust the balance of the signals coming from the DAW and from UR24C's inputs. In DJ mode – optimized for performances with DJ software or backing tracks – you can choose either to output the mono master sound to the right side of your headphones with the mono cue sound to the left, or to have both in stereo and mix the two. The monitor mode is switched in the Setup window of the included dspMixFx UR-C application. In DAW mode the power indicator LED ring is lit white; in DJ mode it is lit red.
Latency-free monitoring with DSP effects
With built-in DSPs, UR24C provides zero-latency monitoring with effects for every DAW, with straightforward control of all routings and settings. Powered by Yamaha's custom-designed SSP3 DSP chip, you can enjoy all the benefits of dspMixFx technology. This offers latency-free monitoring, together with the highly acclaimed REV-X reverb, the Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip and Guitar Amp Classics for users of any DAW software. When using Cubase, all of the advanced monitoring capabilities are fully integrated into the application's GUI by True Integrated Monitoring technology and users can choose to control the monitoring capabilities either from Cubase or the dspMixFx application, while the dspMixFx UR-C mixing application allows control of all effects when the interface is used with any other audio software.
Loopback function for streaming
The Loopback function of UR24C offers an easy way of streaming performances live to the Internet. Often used by hosts of live online broadcasts, when the function is active, incoming audio signals to UR24C (such as microphone, guitar or line source) are merged with the signal coming from audio playback software or your DAW. The merged signal will then be sent back to the computer for online streaming via your software of choice. And with the onboard effects of UR24C you can tweak your sound, for example adding some reverb when doing online karaoke.
MIDI input and output
UR24C is equipped with a MIDI I/O port to connect any MIDI device, making it extremely flexible for studio recording. Many studios and musicians use MIDI input devices, classic sound modules, samplers and more as an integral part of their signature sound. The MIDI I/O on UR24C means that you can combine the latest audio interface technology with any MIDI device to ensure every aspect of your sound is just as you want it.
Superspeed USB 3.1 with USB-C
UR24C features the USB 3.1 Gen 1 SuperSpeed standard, which provides fast, reliable and seamless connectivity to Mac and PC computers, as well as iOS devices. Together with the enhanced low latency delivered by Steinberg's SSP3 chip and refined drivers, UR24C gives you peace of mind wherever you are recording. Also compatible with USB 2.0 standard, you can still enjoy the benefits of enhanced low latency with computers that do not provide a USB 3 connection.
Built to the most exacting standards with a robust metal casing, UR24C is rugged enough to withstand all the rigors of the road. Location recording, or just transporting your gear from one place to another, always comes with the risk of bumps, bangs, drops or scrapes. The exceptional build quality of UR24C means you don't need to worry about the journey – it's tough enough to ensure that when you set up to record, the high-quality internal components will work perfectly every time.
iOS ready via CC Mode
Combining UR24C with an iOS audio application provides you with a fully mobile audio recording solution. UR24C automatically switches to Class Compliant (CC) mode when connected to an iPad or iPhone and can even be bus powered by USB-C equipped iPad Pro models. UR24C offers an effortlessly intuitive production experience on iPad or iPhone.
Cubase AI included
Based on Steinberg Cubase Pro, Cubase AI is a powerful one-stop music software solution for studio-quality recording. Combining audio and MIDI recording, editing, mixing and scoring in a single, integrated software package, Cubase AI is the perfect entry into the world of computer-based music production. Featuring Steinberg's advanced audio engine, flexible routing and full automatic delay compensation, it supports 48 MIDI, 16 instrument, 32 audio tracks and 16 physical inputs. Cubase AI comes with a range of high-quality audio effect processors, the HALion Sonic SE workstation instrument and MixConsole for a stellar mixing experience.
Cubasis LE included
UR24C's seamless integration with iPad is enhanced by the inclusion of Cubasis LE for creating professional music productions on your iPad. Featuring the same look and feel of its bigger brother Cubasis, Cubasis LE is especially designed for quick and easy operation, making recording, editing and mixing a breeze, as well as opening up a new world of possibilities for your creativity. It supports up to four audio and four MIDI tracks, features a mixer with studio-grade effects processors and also includes MicroSonic, a virtual instrument with 25 virtual instrument sounds, a virtual keyboard, sample editor and key editor.
dspMixFx mixing application
UR24C provides zero-latency monitoring with effects for every DAW, with straightforward control of all routings and settings, thanks to the built-in DSP chip and the included dspMixFx UR-C software. Powered by Yamaha's custom-designed SSP3 DSP chip, dspMixFx technology offers latency-free monitoring. When using Cubase, all of the advanced monitoring capabilities are fully integrated into the application's GUI by True Integrated Monitoring technology, with users able to choose to control the monitoring capabilities from either Cubase or the dspMixFx application.
Bundled effects plug-in suite
UR24C comes with both VST 3 and AU versions of the onboard DSP plug-ins, providing additional useful sound-shaping and effects tools. The Basic FX Suite comprises three software components: REV-X reverb, Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip and Guitar Amp Classics, all developed by Yamaha and incorporating modeling technology.
|Included from Manufacturer||USB-C to USB-A cable|
|Channels||2 in / 4 out|
|Digital Conversion||32-bit integer / 192 kHz|
|Connectivity||USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB-C, MIDI|
|Audio Inputs||(2) XLR / 1/4" TRS combo jacks|
|Audio Outputs||(2) 1/4" TRS outputs
(2) Dual stereo RCA outputs
1/4" stereo headphone output
|Phantom Power||Channel 1-2 (48V)|
|Low-Latency Direct Monitoring||Yes|
|Product Weight||2.43 lb|
|Unique Features||Class-A D-PRE mic preamps|
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