Steinberg UR-RT4 USB Audio Interface with 4 Rupert Neve Transformers - 4 Analog Inputs

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$650
Steinberg UR-RT4 USB Audio Interface with 4 Rupert Neve Transformers

Gearank Recommendation

The UR-RT4 appeared on our recommended list for USB Audio Interfaces from December 2019 until October 2020.

Overview

Rupert Neve is a name that's always closely associated with audio engineering. His designs for preamps, consoles, and EQs are near-ubiquitous in the professional recording world and many top-tier audio engineers swear by his designs.

Steinberg brings a slice of the engineering genius to the table with the UR-RT4: A collaboration between Steinberg, Yamaha and Rupert Neve Designs that promises to bring big console sound to project studios.

At the core of the UR-RT4 are 4 custom transformers from Rupert Neve Designs that give character to your input signals.

The UR-RT4 is a great audio interface featuring top-tier technology at an affordable price. If you run a project studio and believe the Neve magic, there's no reason not to get it. If you need expandability, you might have to let off a sigh and look elsewhere as the UR-RT4 has nothing to add additional inputs.

Specifications

  • A/D Resolution: 24-bit/192kHz
  • Simultaneous I/O: 6 x 4
  • Inputs: 2 x XLR-1/4" combo (Hi-Z/mic/line), 2 x XLR-1/4" combo (mic/line), 2 x 1/4" (line)
  • Outputs: 2 x 1/4" (main), 4 x 1/4" (line out), 2 x 1/4" (headphones)
  • Computer Connectivity: USB 2.0
  • MIDI: In/Out
  • 4 D-PRE Class A preamps with switchable Rupert Neve Designs input transformers
  • Phantom Power: +48V
  • Bundled Software: Cubase AI, Cubasis LE
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are more highly rated options now available which you can see in our guide to The Best 4 to 16 Input USB Audio Interfaces.