Steinberg UR12 2-Channel USB Audio Interface
The UR12 appeared on our recommended list for Audio Interfaces Under $100 from December 2019 until it was removed due to a price increase that made it ineligible for that list in February 2020.
Steinberg, the creator of Cubase and VST technology had a lot of legacies to live up to when they announced they announced the UR12 as an affordable, entry-level audio interface in collaboration with Yamaha.
This means that the UR12 fully integrates with their software while providing true discrete class A preamp circuitry.
Couple this with compatibility with Windows, Mac OSX and iOS and you have an audio interface perfect tor taking with you.
The UR12 is a simple audio interface for those who need little: Just a microphone in and an instrument plug in. Perfect for solo acoustic guitar and vocals, podcasting, voiceovers and content creation. Get it if you want a portable interface with a great preamp and no more than 2 inputs. Avoid it if you're looking to build and expand a project home studio.
- A/D Resolution: Up to 24-bit/192 kHz
- Preamp: 1 Class-A D-PRE mic preamp
- Channels: 2
- Inputs: 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4"
- Outputs: 1 x (Stereo), 1 x 1/4" (Headphones)
- MIDI: No
- Power: 5V DC or USB
- Phantom Power: +48V
- Bundled Software: Cubase AI