Behringer U-Phoria UMC404HD 4-Channel USB Audio Interface - 4 Analog Inputs

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$169
Behringer U-Phoria UMC404HD 4-Channel USB Audio Interface

Gearank High Notes

Gearank Recommendation

The U-Phoria UMC404HD appeared on our recommended list for Cheap Audio Interfaces from May 2017 through December 2019.

It also appeared on our recommended list for 4-Channel Audio Interfaces from November 2016 through October 2021.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now options with higher ratings available in our guide to The Best USB Audio Interfaces.

Overview

The Behringer U-Phoria UMC404HD is an affordable 4-channel audio interface with a wealth of input/output options.

At its core are four combo jack inputs with Midas designed preamps, which allows for simultaneous recording of up to four sources.

Each channel comes complete with dedicated controls that include Pad switches, Line/Instrument switches and Gain knobs.

Note that while you can use phantom power on all four channels, the phantom power switch turns it on or off for all four channels - you can't apply it to channels separately.

To make monitoring even more convenient, Behringer equipped the UMC404HD with A/B monitor switching, stereo/mono switch and monitor mix - all of which are ideal for auditioning your mixes with different studio monitors.

Other noteworthy features include multiple LED indicators and MIDI compatibility.

There are some users who had to update the driver before getting it to work with their DAW software, so we do recommend to first download the latest drivers from Behringer's website before setting up the unit.

With the ability to record on 4 channels simultaneously, the Behringer U-Phoria UMC404HD offers very good value for money.

Specifications

  • A/D Resolution: 24-bit/192kHz
  • Preamp: 4 x Midas Designed Preamps
  • Channels: 4
  • Simultaneous I/O: 4 x 4
  • Mic Preamps: 4 x MIDAS-designed
  • Inputs: 4 x XLR/TRS Combo, 4 x 1/4" (Inserts)
  • Outputs: 6 x 1/4", 2 x XLR, 2 x RCA Stereo, 1 x 1/4" (Headphones)
  • Computer Connectivity: USB 2.0 - Class Compliant
  • MIDI: In/Out
  • Power: AC Adapter, USB Bus Powered
  • Phantom Power: 48V

Rating Source Highlights

Website Source *Rating Value
Pro Tools Expert Dan Cooper 98/100
Gearspace jrevel 90/100
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