Steinberg UR22 MK2 USB Audio Interface for iPad, Mac and PC
With Steinberg's expertise in DAW software development, it is not surprising to find that their audio interfaces are highly regarded. The UR22 MK2 is a 2-channel audio interface with hardware and DAW compatibility being its strong point.
To connect with the iPad, it comes equipped with a CC (Class Compliant) mode and an additional USB mini socket to draw power from (since it cannot draw power from the iPad). All you need is Apple's Lightning to USB adapter and you can capture audio through its 24-bit/192kHz A/D resolution, and two Yamaha D-Pre mic preamps - right on your iPad.
Other essential features include "Loopback" for streaming performances live while recording, MIDI in/out and zero-latency hardware monitoring.
- A/D Resolution: 24-bit/192kHz
- Connectors: USB (Requires Lightning to USB Adapter)
- Simultaneous Channels: 2
- Inputs: 2 x XLR-1/4" Combo (Mic/Line, 1 input switchable to Hi-Z/Instrument)
- Outputs: 2 x 1/4" Line Out, 1 x 1/4" Headphones
- MIDI: In/Out
- Power: Bus Powered (USB)
- Phantom Power: 48V
- Bundled Software: Cubasis LE (iOS), Cubase AI (Mac/PC)
Reviews for the UR22 MK2 are consistent with reviews of the first version - with many commenting that they are very happy with its professional quality sound without the hefty price tag.
Note that like most USB interfaces under iOS the Steinberg UR22 MK2 will require a 5V USB power adaptor to be connected.
If you're looking for an affordable multiplatform audio interface that works well with the iPad, then definitely get the Steinberg UR22 MK2 here.