Behringer U-Control UCA222 USB Audio Interface with S/PDIF Out
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The appeared on our recommended list for Cheap Audio Interfaces from October 2020 until September 2021.
|Audio Science Review||amirm||95/100|
While some may dismiss the UCA222 as a cheap audio interface starved of features, this minimal device was designed for recording a stereo sound source.
It features 2 RCA inputs which you can use to plug in a stereo out from a mixer, or with the use of adapters, instruments straight into the interface. It has 2 RCA outputs for monitor speakers.
The majority of the users that gave the device high ratings are audio engineers that have consoles and mixers that have a stereo out going into the UCA222. Several of them mix "outside the box" with their consoles and mainly need a USB sound card device to "print" their mixes into a computer.
An example of a setup would be a multi-channel mixer feeding into the UCA222 via the mixer's stereo outputs. This setup is more than adequate for most home recording situations.
The UCA222 is perfect for those that already have an analog mixer in their setup or want to digitize tape and vinyl. It an also be used with Android devices, and even Apple devices (via a USB camera adapter).
One thing to note is that Behringer also released the UCA202 which is functionally the same unit, an audio interface for PC housed in a silver enclosure.
- A/D Resolution: 16-bit/48kHz
- Preamp: None (RCA In Only)
- Channels: 2
- Inputs: 2 x RCA
- Outputs: 2 x RCA. S/PDIF optical output
- Power: USB Bus Powered