Behringer U-Phoria UMC204HD Audio Interface
The U-Phoria UMC204HD appeared on our recommended list for Cheap Audio Interfaces from May 2017 through June 2018.
It also appeared on our recommended list for USB Compatible iPad Audio Interfaces from May 2017 through October 2019.
Note that when it ranked high enough to be on our recommended lists that it was priced at only $80 - we noticed a decline in ratings when the price went above $100.
|Audio Science Review||amirm||86/100|
The U-Phoria UMC204HD audio interface gives you two channels to work with, along with complementary features that you'd usually expect on more expensive units.
With its MIDAS-designed mic preamps and 24-bit/192kHz AD/DA conversion, you get the same sound quality as their popular mixers, but in a more portable form factor and at a mere fraction of the cost.
Each channel comes complete with essential controls, including dedicated gain knobs, Line/Instrument level switches, and a headphones volume knob.
These features should are enough for most home recording tasks, while extras like the switchable input pads and double insert jacks makes for even more flexibility.
The interface also comes with multiple LED indicators that make monitoring easier.
It works in USB class compliant mode so you can use it with operating systems such as iOS - note that you'll need a Lightning to USB adapter along with a powered USB hub to make it work with the iPad.
If you are looking for a budget recording interface that you can use with your iPad then do check out the Behringer U-Phoria UMC204HD.
- A/D Resolution: 24-bit/192kHz
- Preamp: 2 x Midas Designed Preamps
- Channels: 2
- Inputs: 2 x XLR/TRS Combo, 2 x 1/4" (Insert)
- Outputs: 2 x RCA Stereo, 2 x 1/4", 1 x 1/4" Headphones
- MIDI: In/Out
- Power: USB Bus Powered
- Phantom Power: 48V
It does NOT work with Linux,
Submitted by Nick (not verified) on
It does NOT work with Linux, check Bug 215934 on kernel org
Thank you for pointing that
Submitted by Jason Horton on
Thank you for pointing that out - I've changed the description above to highlight the linux bug reports.