Zoom U-44 Handy 4-In/4-Out Audio Interface

Zoom U-44 Handy 4-In/4-Out Audio Interface

Zoom U-44 Handy 4-In/4-Out Audio Interface

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Zoom U-44 Handy 4-In/4-Out Audio Interface

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Product Highlights

  • Record with Mics, Instruments, and More
  • Fits in the Palm of Your Hand
  • High-Quality, Low-Noise Preamps
  • S/PDIF Optical or Coaxial Input
  • 48V Phantom Power
  • 24-Bit/96 kHz Audio
  • Compatible with iPad
  • Works with Mac and Windows Computers
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  • 1Description

The U-44 from Zoom is a compact, 4-in/4-out audio interface with 48V phantom power that provides all of the essential tools you need for recording and performing high-resolution, 24-bit/96 kHz audio anywhere you go. It can be used to connect to your Mac or Windows computer, or iPad* via USB, to record with mics, instruments, and more.

The U-44 interface uses the same high-quality, low-noise preamps as the Zoom H5 and H6 handy recorders. It features two TRS/XLR combo jacks for inputs, in/out S/PDIF Optical Toslink and S/PDIF Coaxial on RCA, MIDI In/Out, two TRS 1/4" unbalanced jack outputs, RCA line-level outputs and a standard stereo headphone jack. In addition, it is powered by two AA batteries, providing up to four hours of continuous operation with phantom power turned off. The U-44 includes a download code for Ableton Live 9 Lite software to get you started right away.

The World is Your Studio
Wherever you want to record, the bus-powered U-44 forms the perfect centerpiece of your mobile studio. Connect instruments, monitors, and other devices when you're recording at home, or hook it up to your iPad* to make music on the go. If bus power isn't available, the U-44 can run on just two AA batteries, allowing you to record anywhere

* Requires two AA batteries or optional AC adapter for power, plus an Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit or Lightning-to-USB Camera Adapter for connection to iPad
Zoom 10-Pin Connector
Thanks to its 10-pin Zoom connector, the U-44 is compatible with all of our interchangeable input capsules (sold separately), representing a powerful field-recording setup. Choose from six capsules—X/Y, Shockmount X/Y, Mid-Side, Shotgun, Stereo Shotgun, and Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input—each with its own unique application. Record the audience during your live performance, or connect our SSH-6 Stereo Shotgun for dialogue and sound design on your latest film project
Pristine Recording and Playback
Inspired by the Zoom H-series recorders, the U-44 is equipped with high-performance, low-noise mic preamps (-119.5 dB EIN) that enable recording and playback at resolutions up to 24-bit/96 kHz. You can also use U-44 as a studio-quality headphone amp and listen to your favorite music in full fidelity
Get Connected with the U-44
The U-44 features a full array of inputs and outputs so you'll always be prepared. Two combo inputs with independent gain knobs and multi-color level indicators provide flexibility for connecting mics, keyboards, and mixers. 48V phantom power can be supplied to inputs 1 and 2, and input 1 supports Hi-Z input for connecting passive guitars, basses, and other instruments. MIDI I/O enables you to use electronic keyboards, controllers, synthesizers, and drum machines
Multiple Output Options
Multiple output options—including 1/4", RCA, and S/PDIF—allow you to connect DJ mixers, speakers, and more. Monitoring your mixes is easy thanks to a dedicated headphone output with independent volume control. The direct-monitor knob makes it possible to blend your headphone mix between the input and playback signals—perfect for live electronic music performance and DJ'ing
Control Your Mix
With advanced monitoring options, the U-44 lets you dial in the perfect mix with zero latency. Create a balanced headphone mix between your click-track and main-out signals during live performances. Or balance the cue and main out signals when you're DJ'ing.
Stand-Alone AD/DA Conversion
When you're transferring audio, high-quality AD/DA conversion is critical. The U-44 functions in stand-alone mode as a high-quality mic preamp and AD/DA converter to ensure complete transparency when converting audio formats. You can choose between a 44.1 and 48 kHz sampling rate for conversion
Feature-Rich Mobile Recording
The U-44 is small enough to carry in your jacket pocket or backpack without sacrificing features. Plus, all of the connectors and knobs are strategically positioned for fast access
Create More with Your U-44
When you combine the U-44 with Ableton Live 9 Lite, you have everything the modern music creator needs. Record your tracks quickly and intuitively, enhancing them with studio-quality effects like EQ, compression, reverb, delay, chorus, filter, and more
UPC: 884354016258
In the Box
Zoom U-44 Handy 4-In/4-Out Audio Interface
  • Ableton Live 9 Lite Software Download Code
  • USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Analog Input
    Connector TRS/XLR combo jacks (XLR: 2 hot, TRS: TIP hot)

    Input Gain 0 to 43 dB
    Input Impedance 2.6 KOhms (Mic In) 1.1 MOhms (when Hi-Z on)
    Maximum Input Level +2.7 dBu (Mic In) /+20.7 dBu (TRS In)
    Phantom Power +48 V
    Microphone Inputs
    Microphone Capsule Zoom Mic Capsule Input (10-pin connector)
    Supported Microphone XYH-6, MSH-6, SGH-6, EXH-6, SSH-6, XYH-5
    Analog Outputs
    Connector TRS phone jacks (unbalanced)
    Maximum Output Level +10 dBu (at 0 dBFS)
    Output Impedance 330 Ohms
    Line Outputs
    Connector RCA (coaxial)
    Maximum Output Level +8 dBu (at 0 dBFS)
    Output Impedance 1 KOhm
    Headphones
    Connector Standard stereo phone jack: 30 mW x 2 (into 32 Ohms load)
    Maximum Output Level +10 dBu (at 0 dBFS)
    Output Impedance 33 Ohms
    Digital Audio I/O
    S/PDIF Optical Connector: Toslink
    Supported Frequencies: 96, 88.2, 48, and 44.1 kHz
    S/PDIF Coaxial Connector: RCA (coaxial)
    Frequencies Supported: 96, 88.2, 48, and 44.1 kHz
    Other Features
    Frequency Characteristics At 44.1 kHz: -1.0 dB: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
    At 96 kHz: -3.5 dB: 20 Hz - 40 kHz
    Input Conversion Noise Measured EIN: -119.5 dB (IHF-A) at 43 dB, 150 Ohms input
    Record and Playback Recording: 4 channels
    Playback: 4 channels
    Sampling Frequencies 96, 88.2, 48, and 44.1 kHz
    Bit Depth 24-bit
    Interface USB 2.0
    MIDI I/O 5-pin DIN jack
    Power Source USB bus power (Type B)
    Zoom AD-17 (Micro-B)
    DC 5 V power supply (Micro-B)
    2 AA batteries (4 hours continuous operation with phantom power off)
    Power Consumption 5 W maximum
    Dimensions (D x W x H) 7.8 x 3.6 x 1.7" (198.8 x 92.3 x 42.7 mm)
    Weight 11 oz (310 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.291 x 6.693 x 2.362"

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