One of the highest-specced audio interfaces on the market, the Steinberg UR-242 gives you ultra hi-fidelity audio at 24bit 192kHz resolution. Two balanced "D-Pre" Mic preamps give full sounding, ultra-low-noise output, plus you have an additional 2 Line inputs and MIDI IO to cover all bases. Finally plug your speakers into the 2 line-outs and you're ready to go. All these high quality components are housed in a hardy metal casing ensuring the UR242 is designed to last, even in fast moving studio environments when out on the road.
Compact and Durable
The UR242 is a great tool when out on location because its light, compact and will survive the rough and tumble of always being on the move. The obvious choice is to plug your interface into the USB port of your laptop and run your session off there, but these recording can be made even lighter and simpler. If you really want to get set up recording on the move, the UR242 has been designed so that it can connect seamlessly to an iPAD where you can record to Steinberg's Cubasis App or any recording app of your choice. In addition to your ipad, all you will need is Apple's camera connection kit, which allows you to connect your ipad through the USB cable.
Amazing software and Effects
The UR242 offers zero-Latency monitoring with inbuilt SSP2 chip DSP effects, providing a fully integrated monitoring setup. If using Cubase, the dspMixFx technology is perfectly integrated into Cubase systems so that you only need one programme for all your pre and post fader tuning. If you're not entirely sure what you're doing, it also includes an awesome feature called "auto setup" so that you can get recording in no time!
Included in the box is Cubase AI Software which is an easy to use Recording programme for your mac or PC and means you can start recording immediately. This makes the UR22 the ideal first interface, or a great choice for discerning producers who need excellent sound quality in a truly portable package.
Whats more, the UR242 offers VST3 versions of the onboard DSP effects so that if you missed out on adding these quality tools in the recording process, you can add them in when mixing instead.
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 tools: 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 experienced 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.
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 equipped with a MIDI I/O — connect your synth, a drum trigger module or whatever MIDI device you prefer!
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 technologies as the popular Cubase DAW, Cubase AI offers an intuitive feature set for composing, recording, editing and mixing.