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Zoom U-22 USB-B Audio Interface

BH #ZOZU22 • MFR #ZU22
Zoom U-22 USB-B Audio Interface
Key Features
  • Musicians, Songwriters, and Singers
  • Bus Powered / Mac, Windows, iOS
  • 1 Mic / Hi-Z Preamp, 1 Stereo Line Input
  • 1 Headphone Output, Stereo Line Output
Armed with the Zoom U-22 ultracompact 2x2 USB Handy audio interface, it's easy for musicians, songwriters, and singers to record one source at a time to their computer, iPhone, or iPad. At home, outside, or while traveling, the U-22's user-friendly tactile controls and high-resolution 24-bit / 96 kHz converters help you capture your creativity with quality. Plus, it comes with Ableton Live Lite and the Steinberg Cubasis LE iPad app to provide the software you need to take your music from inspiration to a finished production.
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Zoom U-22 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Innovative Handy Design
  • 3Pristine Recording and Playback
  • 4Get Connected
  • 5Power Your Live Performance
  • 6Zero-Latency Monitoring
  • 7Ableton Live 9 Lite
  • 8Steinberg Cubasis LE
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Armed with the Zoom U-22 ultracompact 2x2 USB Handy audio interface, it's easy for musicians, songwriters, and singers to record one source at a time to their computer, iPhone, or iPad. At home, outside, or while traveling, the U-22's user-friendly tactile controls and high-resolution 24-bit / 96 kHz converters help you capture your creativity with quality. Plus, it comes with Ableton Live Lite and the Steinberg Cubasis LE iPad app to provide the software you need to take your music from inspiration to a finished production.

The U-22 features one low-noise microphone preamp with switchable phantom power and an XLR-1/4" combo jack, allowing it to handle a dynamic microphone, a condenser microphone, or a Hi-Z instrument such as a guitar or bass. A 3.5mm mini-jack input is also available for recording a stereo line input via a connected iPad, mixer, or other portable audio device. Thanks to zero-latency direct monitoring, RCA main outputs, and a 3.5mm headphone port, the U-22 can simultaneously feed speakers and headphones.

Innovative Handy Design
The U-22 can be bus powered via USB (USB Type-B to Type-A cable included), and its ultracompact form factor is perfect for use with a laptop or iPhone/iPad. The innovative design provides quick access to connectors, knobs, and controls for effortless setup and operation. A simple bicolor LED indicates signal presence and clipping to help you avoid distorting your recordings.

Proper connectivity and operation with an iPhone or iPad requires separately available accessories—two AA batteries or the Zoom AD-17 AC adapter for power, plus an Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit or a Lightning-to-USB Camera Adapter.

Pristine Recording and Playback
The U-22 features a single high-performance, low-noise mic preamp—the same pre found in the acclaimed H6 Handy Recorder with less than -120 dBu EIN, and recording and playback at resolutions up to 24-bit / 96 kHz. You can also use the U-22 as a studio-quality headphone amp and listen to your favorite music in full fidelity.
Get Connected
The U-22's XLR/TRS combo input has switchable 48V phantom power, so it can be used to record a dynamic or condenser microphone. The combo jack's Hi-Z support allows direct connection of an electric guitar or bass. The U-22 is also equipped with a stereo 3.5mm mini-jack input to accept line-level signal from a mobile device, mixer, or other portable audio device. The U-22 can record one input at a time. The XLR/TRS combo input will be disabled when recording from the 3.5mm line input jack.
Power Your Live Performance
The U-22 is a great audio companion for musicians who incorporate digital audio processing or prerecorded sound elements into their live performances. Connect the U-22 interface to a Mac/Windows laptop or an iPhone/iPad, pull up software effects or a looper, and send your processed signal to a mixer or the house PA via RCA stereo outputs.
Zero-Latency Monitoring
For zero-latency recording and mixing, the U-22's direct monitoring switch allows you to hear your signal before it passes through the computer. Separate RCA output jacks and an independent headphone output provide multiple options for monitoring.
Ableton Live 9 Lite
Bundled with the U-22, Ableton Live 9 Lite is a powerful DAW program that lets you record tracks quickly and intuitively, enhancing them with studio-quality effects like EQ, compression, reverb, delay, chorus, filter, and more. Plus, Ableton's performance workflows let you take your music to the stage where you can mix and record live.
Steinberg Cubasis LE
Cubasis LE, a 4-track audio recording/editing/mixing app for iPad with an intuitive touch user interface is also included with the U-22.

Zoom U-22 Specs

Key Specs
Channels of I/O
Analog:
2 Inputs / 2 Outputs
Maximum Sampling Rate
96 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Microphone Inputs
1
Analog Audio I/O
1x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Hi-Z Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Unbalanced Line Input
1x Stereo RCA Coaxial Unbalanced Line Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
Digital Audio I/O
No
Host Connection
1x USB-B (Class-Compliant, with Included Cable)
OS Compatibility
macOS 10.9.5 or Later
Windows 7 or Later (32-/64-Bit)
7.1 or Later
Power Requirements
AC/DC Power Adapter (Not Included), Battery, or USB Bus Power
Channels of I/O
Analog:
2 Inputs / 2 Outputs
Built-In DSP
No
Maximum Sampling Rate
96 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Microphone Inputs
1
Built-In Microphone
No
Input Level Adjustment
1x Knob
Expansion Slots
No
Signal Processing
Pad
No
Gain/Trim Range
0 to 43 dB
High-Pass Filter
No
Solo/Mute
No
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O
1x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Hi-Z Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Unbalanced Line Input
1x Stereo RCA Coaxial Unbalanced Line Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
Phantom Power
48 V, Selectable On/Off
Digital Audio I/O
No
Host Connection
1x USB-B (Class-Compliant, with Included Cable)
Host Connection Protocol
USB 2.0
USB (Non-Host)
1x Micro-USB (Power Input)
Sync I/O
No
Network I/O
No
MIDI I/O
No
Wireless
No
Performance
Frequency Response
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±1.5 dB (at 44.1 kHz)
20 Hz to 40 kHz ±2 dB (at 96 kHz)
Maximum Input Level
Mic Inputs:
-0.8 dBu
Hi-Z Inputs:
+8.7 dBu
Line Inputs:
+1 dBu
Maximum Output Level
Outputs:
-0.8 dBu at 0 dBFS
Headphone Output Power
10 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
Impedance
Mic Inputs:
2.6 Kilohms
Hi-Z Inputs:
484 Kilohms
Line Inputs:
22 Kilohms
Line Outputs:
1 Kilohms
Headphone Outputs:
10 Ohms
EIN
Inputs:
-120 dBA (150-Ohm Source)
Digital Audio
Sample Rates
44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 kHz
Sample Rate Conversion
No
Bit Depths
24-Bit
Latency
Zero-Latency Direct Monitoring
Sync Sources
Internal
Audio Storage & Playback
Media/Memory Card Slot
No
Compatibility
OS Compatibility
macOS 10.9.5 or Later
Windows 7 or Later (32-/64-Bit)
7.1 or Later
Included Plug-Ins
No
Processor Requirement
Intel Core i3
Mobile App Compatible
Yes
*As of June, 2022: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Mobile Device Compatibility
iPhone
iPad
Required Hardware
Available USB 2.0 Port or USB 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1 Port
Power
Power Requirements
AC/DC Power Adapter (Not Included), Battery, or USB Bus Power
AC/DC Power Adapter
5 VDC (Not Included)
Power Consumption
5 W (Maximum)
Battery Type
2x AA
Approximate Battery Life
5 Hours (Phantom Off)
Physical
Dimensions
4.69 x 3.61 x 1.76" / 11.92 x 9.18 x 4.46 cm
Weight
5.3 oz / 151.0 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.9 x 6.25 x 2.6"

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