New Steinberg UR-22 Audio Interface


Steinberg, makers of Cubase, have just released their new UR22 USB audio interface. The UR22 is not just any audio interface: it features two onboard Yamaha D-PRE microphone preamplifiers, resolution up to 24-bit/192kHz, MIDI connectivity and latency free hardware monitoring. At its modest price, features of this caliber have previously been unavailable.

The UR22’s front panel features two Neutrik XLR/TRS combo jacks, each with a rotary gain knob and a peak indicator light, and a global 48V phantom power indicator. The second input also has a Hi-Z switch, making it ideal for directly plugging in an electric bass or guitar. The headphone monitoring section features a level control and a unique Mix knob, which controls the balance between your inputs and playback from the DAW for latency free monitoring. An overall output level knob is also provided.

The back panel houses a stereo pair of 1/4” TRS line-level outputs as well as MIDI In and Out ports. The USB 2.0 connection and global Phantom power switch are also provided.

The UR22 also includes a free download of Cubase AI software, a basic version of Steinberg’s flagship DAW for composing, recording, editing and mixing.

Mac System Requirements
Operating System OS X 10.5.8, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8
Processor Intel Dual Core CPU
Windows System Requirements
Operating System Windows XP SP3, Windows 7, Windows 8
Processor Intel or AMD Dual Core CPU
Additional System Requirements
Memory 2GB RAM
Hard Drive Space 4GB of HD space
Display 1280 x 800 Display Resolution
Peripheral CD-ROM Drive
Port USB Component Port
Connection Internet Connection
Microphone Input (Balanced)
Maximum Input Level -10 dBu
Input Impedance 4k Ohm
Gain Range +16 dB to +60 dB
Line Input (Unbalanced)
Maximum Input Level +16 dBu
Input Impedance 20k Ohm
Gain Range -10 dB to +34 dB
Hi-Z Input (Unbalanced)
Maximum Input Level -4 dBV
Input Impedance 470k Ohm
Gain Range -8 dB to +52 dB
Line Output (Balanced)
Maximum Output Level +10 dBu
Output Impedance 150 Ohm
Headphone Output
Maximum Output Level 6 mW + 6 mW @ 40 Ohm
USB Specification
Speed USB 2.0
Bit Rate 24-bit
Sample Rate 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
XLR Pin Specification
Polarity Pin 1: Ground
Pin 2: Hot (+)
Pin 3: Cold (-)
Temperature Range 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
W x H x D 6.2 x 1.8 x 6.2" (158 x 45.4 x 158mm)
Weight 2.2 lb (998 g)

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Hello guys, made a mistake and disconnected it while running. Now it wont connect during +48V. Any solutions???

I can't wait to use it! 

Hi, I m trying to figure out if this interface (UR22)is usb 3.0 compatibe... I asked to online music stores and they don t know... And steinberg don t respond to my mails...

nope it's not! I tried and some f* squeeze noise every 2 sec. on input one is the result...