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The U-22 from Zoom is a mobile USB 2.0 recording and performance interface, featuring two analog inputs and two analog outputs, in an ultra-portable housing that makes it easy to connect to a laptop or iPhone/iPad for on-the-go audio creation. A low-noise microphone preamp allows for recording vocals, instruments and more, with resolutions up to 24-bit/96 kHz.
The XLR/TS combo input can record a microphone or line-level source, and provides 48V phantom power and Hi-Z support for connecting a guitar or bass. A mini stereo input is also available for recording an iPad, mixer, or other portable audio device. Only one recording input can be used at a time. When using the line input, the XLR/TS combo input is disabled.
For zero-latency recording and mixing, a direct monitoring switch allows listening to the input signal before it passes through the computer. Separate RCA output jacks and an independent headphone output provide multiple options for monitoring.
Stereo USB audio interface for Windows, Mac, iPhone, or iPad
Connect to iPad with Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit or Lightning-to-USB Camera Adapter (sold separately)
XLR/TS input with microphone preamp with Hi-Z input support
+48V phantom power
Gain control knob for microphone/Hi-Z input
Stereo mini line input
Zero-latency direct monitoring
Recording and playback at resolutions up to 24-bit/96 kHz
Dedicated left/right outputs on RCA connectors
Stereo mini headphone output
Includes download code for Ableton Live 9 Lite
Power via two AA batteries (not included) or optional AC adapter
Approximately five hours of operation with AA alkaline batteries
Accepts standard AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries
In the Box
Zoom U-22 - USB Mobile Recording and Performance Interface
Ableton Live 9 Lite Software Download Code
Limited 1-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
2 Input, 2 Output
44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz
Mic/Hi-Z Connector: 1 x XLR/TRS combo Input Gain: 0 to 43 dB Input Impedance: 2.6 kOhms (Mic), 484 kOhms (Hi-Z) Maximum Input Level: -0.8 dBu (Mic), +8.7 dBu (Hi-Z) Phantom Power: +48 V
Line In Connector: 1 x 1/8" TRS stereo mini Input Impedance: 22 kOhms Maximum Input Level: +1.0 dBu
Output Left/Right Connector: 2 x RCA phono Maximum Output Level: -0.8 dBu @ 0 dBFS into 10 kOhms load Output Impedance: 1 kOhms
Phones Connector: 1 x 1/8" TRS stereo mini Output: 2 x 10 mW into 32 Ohms load Output Impedance: 10 Ohms
20 Hz to 20 kHz, +/-1.5 dB @ 44.1 kHz 20 Hz to 40 kHz, +/-2 dB @ 96 kHz
Measured EIN: -120 dB or less (IHF-A) with 43 dB, 150 Ohms input
USB bus power (Type-B)
5 VDC power supply (micro-B)
2 x AA batteries (about 5 hours continuous operation with phantom power off)
5 W maximum power consumption
Intel Core i3 or faster
OS X 10.9.5 or later, 10.10, 10.11
USB 3.0/USB 2.0* * Operation is not guaranteed when used with USB hubs or expansion cards
iOS 7.1 or later
Requires 2 AA batteries or optional AC adapter for power, plus an Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit or Lightning-to-USB Camera Adapter
Intel Core i3 or faster*
Windows 7 SP1 or later, 8.1, 10 (32-/64-bit)
USB: USB 3.0/USB 2.0** * Operation is not guaranteed with CPUs from Atom, Celeron or Pentium series or CPUs made by AMD ** Only USB host controllers with Intel Chipsets are supported and operation is not guaranteed when used with USB hubs or expansion cards