The Steinberg UR28M is a 4 in 6 out USB audio interface that's designed to sit on a desktop and perform some of the functions that once upon a time would have belonged on the console and have been sorely missed on smaller interfaces in the past.
In essence the UR28 has the same internals as the MR816 including the mic pres and converters but in a more compact and easy to navigate format and with the addition of the aforementioned monitoring controls.
Flexible i/o means you can chop and change between 3 different stereo pairs of monitors all connected at the same time, or even mix in 5.1 Surround Sound! The Steinberg UR28M is a solid and dependable audio interface capable of taking input from microphones or straight from electric guitars, basses and keyboards. It's flexible enough to fulfill a wide range of uses and compact enough to form a part of your mobile studio! Includes Cubase AI 6 recording software
Here's what Steinberg say about the UR28M
The UR28M interface delivers high-resolution audio with striking clarity. Connecting via USB 2.0, the DSP-powered console features digital and analog I/O with D-Pre mic preamps.
Designed for easy access to controls and connectors, the UR28M's console comes with a single prominent output volume knob for individually controlling the levels of one of three stereo output pairs or the levels of six outputs simultaneously. You can also select between three monitoring mixes set up in the dspMixFx mixer or Cubase which is routed to the selected outputs. Several smaller rotary knobs to control signal levels of inputs 1 and 2 and the levels of the two headphone outputs. while further dedicated switches for inputs 1 and 2 allow you to employ 48 volt phantom power, 26 dB signal attenuation and connecting high-impedance instruments. Other controls include the Dim button for attenuating all line output signals by 20 dB, the Mono button and the Mute button for muting the selected output signal. Four-segment LED meterings for the inputs and the output are also available on the UR28M console.
The rear panel provides two TRS line inputs and two Neutrik combo TRS/XLR mic/line inputs alongside six analog balanced TRS outputs plus a coaxial S/PDIF input and output connector. Also included is a 1/8 inch stereo input jack for connecting to a portable audio player or other devices as a reference source
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The UR28M represents a top-notch recording system with plenty of inputs and outputs to connect to microphones, instruments, studio monitors and headphones. There's a USB connector to hook up to either your Mac or PC that lets you record and mix your productions with the included Cubase AI workstation or other audio software.
- 24-bit/96 kHz USB 2.0 audio interface
- Analog 4 in and 6 out plus stereo input for reference source
- S/PDIF coaxial I/O
- D-Pre Class-A discrete mic preamps supporting +48V
- Latency-free DSP-powered monitoring with one REV-X reverb and four Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strips with any DAW by using the latest dspMixFx technology
- Native VST 3 plug-ins of REV-X and Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip included
- Digitally controlled monitor level control with DIM, Mono, and Mute fed by a 3x3 monitoring matrix
- 2 separate headphone buses with individual outputs
- Cubase AI 6 music production software included
- Cross-platform compatibility for Mac OS X and Windows