Behringer U-Control UCA222 USB Audio Interface with S/PDIF Out

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90 out of 100. Incorporating 2350+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$25
Behringer U-Control UCA222

Specifications

  • 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

Overview

The Behringer U-Control UCA222 is one of the most popular and accessible audio interfaces on the market today.

While some may dismiss it as 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 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.

One thing to note is that Behringer also released the UCA202 which is functionally the same unit housed in a silver enclosure.

Hands On Report

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Audio Science Review amirm 95/100
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Gearank Recommendation

The appeared on our recommended list for Cheap Audio Interfaces from October 2020 until September 2021.

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I've been an audio engineer for 20 years specializing in rock and metal recordings, and also I play guitar and produce original music for my band and other content creators.