Steinberg today have thrown their hat into the budget interface ring with the announcement of the UR-22 interface. Details on the hardware is that it is a 2in2out unit capable of 24bit 192khz recording and features a couple the D-PRE preamps from the midrange MR series interfaces. Looking at what appears to be a fairly rugged design and the fact that a lot of units around this price point seem to be dropping MIDI support these days, this unit could find itself as a nieche as a cheap, highly portable performers unit.
Steinberg UR-22 Features
– Durable and rugged metal housing
– 2in/2out format
– 24 bit – 192kHz USB 2.0 Audio Interface
– 2 x High quality D-PRE Mic Preamps (From MR series FW interfaces) with 48v Phantom Power
– 2 x Analog TRS outputs
– MIDI I/O
– USB Powered
– Cross platform compatibility with all major DAWS.
– Ships with Cubase AI
The Steinberg UR-22 will be shipping around the start of Feb 2013 with a price point of £121 inc vat.