Mobile audio interface with great sound
2 X 2 USB AUDIO INTERFACE
Whether you are taking your first steps in recording songs, want to stream your audio online or record your family and friends having fun, the UR12’s compact, rugged design, outstanding sound quality and ease of use make it the perfect recording companion for you, your computer and iOS device.
The UR12 is available in two versions, the classic silver/black finish and the new classy black/copper combination. All other specifications are identical.
24-bit/192 kHz for pristine sound quality
HighSpeed USB 2.0
Rugged, compact build
The robust metal casing and exceptional build quality of UR interfaces makes them rugged enough to withstand all the rigors of the road. Whether you are location recording or just moving your gear from one place to another, you don’t need to worry about the risk of damage to your interface. They are rugged enough to ensure that, when you are ready to record, they will work perfectly every time.
High speed USB 2.0
UR interfaces feature high speed USB 2.0, which provides fast, reliable and seamless connectivity to Mac and PC computers, iPads and iPhones. Together with the enhanced low latency of our SSP2 chip and the latest drivers, the UR series gives you peace of mind wherever you are recording.
24-bit/192 kHz audio resolution
The premium converters used in the UR-series deliver great audio quality, thanks to a maximum sampling rate of 192 kHz with 24-bit resolution*. High-quality conversion is a crucial first step for any audio production and, with the UR interfaces, Steinberg’s designers researched the best combination of components for optimized analog to digital conversion. Alongside great build quality, the sound quality of the UR models is refined by the inclusion of 24-bit converters. These accurately capture the detail of every recorded signal, ensuring that the fidelity of sound throughout the recording process is maintained.
*UR28M only supports up to 96 kHz
Latency-free hardware monitoring with switch
The UR12 features latency-free hardware monitoring with an easy-to-use monitor source switch that lets you choose between the direct signal and the output of your host application.
Class-A D-PRE mic preamps
The UR series features Yamaha’s highly acclaimed D-PRE preamps, offering recording quality unmatched in this price class. D-PRE preamps deliver beautifully transparent and detailed sound, with remarkably detailed high end, rich low frequencies and exceptional dynamic response. Praised by industry professionals and media alike, D-PRE is a very special, class-leading preamp. And to faithfully capture and replay that warm, transparent sound, UR interfaces feature AD and DA conversion stages with up to 24-bit/192 kHz resolution*.
*UR28M only supports up to 96 kHz
Compatible with all major audio software
The UR12 interface is compatible with all major audio software which supports the ASIO, Core Audio or WDM standard.
iOS ready via CC Mode
You can combine UR units with an audio application like Steinberg’s Cubasis for iPhone and iPad, giving you a fully mobile audio recording solution. All UR interfaces can switch to Class Compliant (CC) mode* when connected to an iOS device, providing an effortlessly intuitive, ultra-portable production experience.
* UR28M, UR824, UR44 need to be switched to CC mode manually.
Loopback function for streaming
The Loopback function of the UR interfaces offers an easy way to stream performances live to the internet. Often used by hosts of live online broadcasts, when the function is active, incoming audio signals to the UR (such as microphone, guitar or line source) are merged with the signal coming from audio playback software like Cubase or another DAW inside the computer. The merged signal will then be sent back to the computer for online streaming via your software of choice. And with the onboard DSP effects of some of the UR interfaces* you can tweak your sound, for example adding some reverb when doing online karaoke.
* Onboard DSP effects are not available on the UR12 and UR22mkII.
ADVANTAGES OF USING THE UR12
Start recording your music in great quality
If you are a newcomer to digital music production, the UR12 is the ideal audio interface to start your musical journey, record your first tracks and begin a potentially lifelong adventure of writing, recording and mixing your music on computer. Offering the inputs and outputs you need to record vocals and instruments in outstanding quality, the UR12 also includes a streamlined and upgradable version of Cubase, Steinberg’s legendary music production system. Available at a price that offers remarkable value for making your first foray into computer recording, the UR12 is built to very high standards, very rugged and ultra-portable.
Live stream your audio to the Internet
Do you want to join the thousands of people successfully streaming audio online? The UR12’s loopback function lets you broadcast your audio production live on the internet. You can combine a live microphone signal into the UR12’s mic input with the audio from any recording and stream both live to the web. You could add a live voiceover or vocal to a music backing track or sing live with your guitar or keyboard input to the UR12’s input 2, with both signals merged and looped back to your internet broadcasting software. The world is waiting for you…
Enjoy gaming with the best audio quality
Crystal-clear communication is crucial for gaming when every second counts. With the UR12, every gamer looking for high-quality audio performance has the perfect audio interface to connect to any kind of microphone or professional headset*. Instead of relying on your computer’s onboard sound, use the UR12 to connect according to your needs and make your voice heard when the action starts.