Steinberg UR242
4-Input / 2-Output USB 2.0 Audio Interface with MIDI I/O


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Be ready to record music in studio quality on your notebook or iPad with Steinberg's UR242. With outstanding audio and build quality for its price class, the UR242 combines choice components with advanced onboard DSP-powered FX to offer solutions for a huge range of mobile production scenarios.

Built to Impress
The UR242 offers a perfect balance between three vital factors: quality, portability and cost. First-class components and integrated DSP-powered FX engineered to fit into a small yet rugged interface at an eminently affordable price point — that’s the UR242.

Record vocals, guitars, MIDI gear and other audio equipment with up to 4 audio channels at once in pristine 24-bit/192 kHz quality, yet without making any compromises in terms of durability: full metal casing means the UR242 is ready for the rough and tumble of life of a mobile lifestyle. That could be between your recording studio and your hotel room, or between your home recording rig and your band’s rehearsal room: the UR242 offers the features and quality to manage a huge range of production situations.

Full Integration with any DAW with dspMixFx
The UR series integrates seamlessly with Cubase, yet also with just about any DAW out there. Just like the 19" rack model in the UR range, the UR242 offers latency-free monitoring with DSP-powered FX thanks to the onboard SSP2 DSP chip and the latest dspMixFx technology. This gives you a fully integrated DSP-based monitoring setup wherever you are and with whichever DAW you use.

When running the UR242 with Cubase, no additional virtual mixer apps are required! All aspects of I/O handling and DSP management are handled directly from within Cubase. Once your UR242 interface has been installed, Cubase detects the device and automatically embeds it into the Cubase production environment.

iPad Connectivity
Connect the UR242 to your iPad thanks to the Class Compliant mode. iOS music production apps like Steinberg’s Cubasis are a perfect way to sketch out ideas at home or on the go; then hook up the same interface to your PC or Mac to take your musical ideas to the next level.

Steinberg UR242 Features:

  • 24-bit/192 kHz:  Top of the range converters provide a maximum sampling rate of 192 kHz and a resolution of 24 bits, delivering pristine audio quality
  • Class-A D-PRE Mic Preamps:  Yamaha's highly acclaimed D-PRE preamp delivers a truly transparent and beautifully detailed sound that is unrivaled in this product class
  • Latency-Free Monitoring with FX:  UR242 offers zero-latency monitoring with FX thanks to the included dspMixFx software with even tighter integration for Cubase owners with auto-setup, custom views, and much more
  • Basic FX Suite:  UR242 offers VST 3 versions of the onboard DSP plug-ins offering useful sound-shaping and FX toosl: the Sweet Spot Morphing CHannel Strip, the REV-X reverb, and Guitar Amp Classics
  • Rugged Metal Casing:  Built to the most exacting standards by Yamaha's experience engineers, the UR242 is rugged enough to withstand all the rigors of the road
  • Major Recording Software Compatible:  The UR242 is compatible with all major audio editing, mastering, and music production software supporting ASIO, Core Audio, or WDM standard
  • iPad Connectivity:  UR242 offers connectivity with Apple's iPad. When paired with Steinberg's iPad-based Cubasis music app or other iOS audio apps, the UR242 offers a portable and effortlessly intuitive production experience
  • MIDI Input & Output:  For utmost flexibility, the UR242 is eqipped with a MIDI I/O - connect your synth, a drum trigger module or any other standard MIDI device
  • Loopback Function:  UR242 offers an easy way to streaming performances live to the internet, with incoming audio signals merged to the playback signal from Cubase or other DAWs inside the computer
  • Cubase AI Included:  Based on the same core technololgies as thepopular Cubase DAW, Cubase AI offers an intuitive feature set for composing,recording, editing, and mixing
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