STEINBERG UR816C USB3.0 AUDIO INTERFACE
Quality should always be at the heart of your recording setup, which exactly sums up the UR816C. It has comprehensive inputs and outputs for making multitrack recordings, exceptional microphone preamps, professional features including Word Clock, digital inputs/outputs and mute/dim switches — everything that’s needed for a first class recording every time.
Give your studio a professional heart
The UR816C is the audio interface that forms the heart of your studio. With stunning Class-A D-PRE microphone preamps and 32-bit/192 kHz recording quality, it delivers professional results in every sense. The comprehensive set of mic inputs allows you to record even a full drum set and, with the HI-Z inputs, electric guitars can be captured cleanly and perfectly monitored with zero latency, thanks to the included DSP-based guitar amp simulations. The MIDI connections allow you to use a variety of controllers. The digital connections let you expand your studio by adding converters and word clock with the latest jitter reduction technology makes sure other professional audio equipment will be perfectly synchronized. Dim and Mute function add further studio-grade functionality… and all this can be used with any DAW.
Capture the unique magic of your band
Nothing quite captures the true spirit of a band better than everyone playing together. With plenty of inputs, outputs and options for recording even complex lineups, the UR816C lets you capture this unique magic. High-end D-PRE microphone preamps will capture your vocals and acoustic instruments in stunning detail, while Hi-Z, line, digital and MIDI inputs, as well as DSP effects, ensure every instrument makes an impact. With latency-free monitoring, robust build quality and seamless compatibility with Macintosh/Windows computers and iOS devices, the UR816C is a band’s best friend.
Stream your performance live
Nowadays the world is your stage and the UR816C helps you to broadcast your performances around the globe. By using the Loopback function you can easily stream your concert, rehearsal or living room gig via Facebook Live or other platforms to your fans and anyone else interested in your artistry. The many inputs allow for connecting your complete band setup, while the included DSP-based effects let you create the perfect live mix. Bring the sound that you want to your performance… and enjoy your audience hitting the Like button!
Based on Steinberg’s award-winning advanced music production system Cubase Pro, Cubase AI is a powerful, one-stop music software solution for studio-quality recording. Combining audio and MIDI recording, editing, mixing and scoring in a single, integrated software package, Cubase AI is the perfect entry into the world of computer-based music production. Featuring Steinberg’s advanced audio engine, flexible routing and full automatic delay compensation, it supports 48 MIDI, 16 instrument, 32 audio tracks and 16 physical inputs. Cubase AI comes with a range of high-quality audio effect processors, the HALion Sonic SE workstation instrument and MixConsole for a stellar mixing experience.
UR-C’s seamless integration with iPad is enhanced by the inclusion of Cubasis LE, for creating professional music productions on your iPad. Featuring the same look and feel of its bigger brother Cubasis, Cubasis LE is especially designed for quick and easy operation, making recording, editing and mixing a breeze, as well as opening up a new world of possibilities for your creativity. It supports up to four audio and four MIDI tracks, features a mixer with studio-grade effects processors and also includes MicroSonic, a virtual instrument with 25 virtual instrument sounds, a virtual keyboard, sample editor and key editor.
dspMixFx mixing application
UR-C interfaces provide zero-latency monitoring with effects for every DAW, with straightforward control of all routings and settings, thanks to the built-in DSP chip and the dspMixFx UR-C software. Powered by Yamaha’s custom-designed SSP3 DSP chip, dspMixFx technology offers latency-free monitoring, together with the highly acclaimed REV-X reverb, the Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip and Guitar Amp Classics for users of any DAW software. When using Cubase, all of the advanced monitoring capabilities are fully integrated into the application’s GUI by True Integrated Monitoring technology, with users able to choose to control the monitoring capabilities from either Cubase or the dspMixFx application.
Bundled effects plug-in suite
The UR-Cs come with both VST 3 and AU versions of the onboard DSP plug-ins, providing additional useful sound-shaping and FX tools. The Basic FX Suite comprises three software components: REV-X reverb, Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip, and Guitar Amp Classics, all developed by Yamaha and incorporating modeling technology.
The REV-X built into UR-C interfaces is a complex reverb algorithm, renowned for its high-density, richly reverberant sound quality, with smooth attenuation, spread and depth that work together to enhance the original, dry sound. Featuring three types of reverb effect — Hall, Room and Plate simulations — all include reverb time and level controls. REV-X is a truly classic reverb effect, perfect for bringing a professional sheen to every recording.
Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip
Developed to deliver a highly musical result, the Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip combines a sidechain-enabled compressor and a three-band parametric equalizer. As its name suggests, the Morph Knob allows you to morph through both EQ and compression settings in combination, letting you quickly dial in the ideal sound with a single control. Offering quick and easy setting of just the right combination of compression and EQ, the Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip brings the ideal amount of ear-friendly dynamics to your sound.
Guitar Amp Classics
Guitar Amp Classics are guitar amplifier effects that make extensive use of advanced Yamaha modeling technology, delivering highly realistic and finely tuned emulations of classic tube and transistor amplifier tones. Four amp types with different sonic characteristics are provided.
Optimized for clean tones, this amp effectively simulates the tight brilliance of transistor amplifiers. Also featuring built-in chorus and vibrato, the tonal character of this model provides an ideal sonic foundation for recording with multi-effects.
This is the amp type to use when you want lightly overdriven crunch tones. It simulates the type of vintage tube amplifiers that are favored for classic blues, rock, soul, R’n’B and similar styles.
The DRIVE amp type provides a selection of distortion sounds that simulate the tonal character of high-gain tube amplifiers. From mildly overdriven crunch to heavy distortion suitable for hard rock, heavy metal, or hardcore styles, this model offers a wide range of sonic opportunities.[br] [/br]Six amplifier types are provided. Types 1 and 2 feature relatively mild distortion that allows picking nuances to naturally come. Types 3 and 4 have more pronounced overtones, resulting in a fat, soft tone. Types 5 and 6 deliver wild, aggressive distortion with a tight attack. The even-numbered amp types have greater presence and range than the odd-numbered types.
This amp type simulates a high gain tube amp that is rich in overtones. Ideally suited to playing lead guitar lines that will fit well within an ensemble mix, it can also be set up for crisp accompaniment tones, making it a very versatile emulation.
32-bit/192 kHz audio resolution
The industry-leading converters used in the UR-C series deliver exceptional audio quality, thanks to a maximum sampling rate of 192 kHz with 32-bit resolution. High-quality conversion is a crucial first step to a great audio production and, with the UR-C interfaces, Steinberg’s designers invested a huge amount of time, effort and meticulous research in choosing the very best combination of components for outstanding analog to digital conversion. In addition to the great build quality of the UR series, the sound quality of the UR-C models has been refined by carefully adjusting components and incorporating 32-bit converters. These set a new standard for precisely and transparently capturing the subtlest nuances of every recorded signal, ensuring even the tiniest audio detail is maintained throughout the entire production process.
Superspeed USB 3.1 with USB-C
UR-C interfaces feature the USB 3.1 Gen 1 SuperSpeed standard, which provides fast, reliable and seamless connectivity to Mac and PC computers, as well as iOS devices. Together with the enhanced low latency delivered by our newly designed SSP3 chip and latest, most refined drivers, the UR-C series gives you peace of mind wherever you are recording. Also being compatible with USB 2.0 standard, you can enjoy the benefits of enhanced low latency with computers that do not provide a USB 3 connection.
HA mode is a special mode that allows one of a pair of UR816Cs to be used as an eight-channel mic preamp and one set of monitors conveniently used with both units. When using two UR816Cs, with one set to HA mode, the optical in/out jacks are connected to route audio signals between them, with the Word Clock input of the UR816C in HA mode connected to the Word Clock output of the unit in normal mode.
Dim and Mute studio controls
For studio sessions, the UR816C features functionality needed to work in a professional studio situation. Dim and Mute controls for easy communication between recording engineer and artist. When you turn the Mute switch on, the signal from the main outputs will be muted. You can also individually mute the output signal of each of the line outputs. By turning the Dim switch on, the signal from the main outputs will be reduced by a definable dB value. You can also individually dim the output signal of each line output by the same amount.
All UR-C audio interfaces are equipped with a MIDI I/O port to connect any MIDI device, making them extremely flexible for studio recording. Many studios and musicians still use MIDI input devices, classic sound modules, samplers and more as an integral part of their signature sound. The MIDI I/O on the UR-C series means that you can combine the latest audio interface technology with any MIDI device to ensure every aspect of your sound is just as you want it
Built to the most exacting standards, with a robust metal casing, the UR-Cs are rugged enough to withstand all the rigors of the road. Location recording, or just transporting your gear from one place to another, always comes with the risk of bumps, bangs, drops or scrapes. The exceptional build quality of these interfaces means you don’t need to worry about the journey — they are tough enough to ensure that, when you set up to record, the high-quality internal components will work perfectly every time.
Latency-free monitoring with DSP effects
With built-in DSPs, UR-C interfaces provide zero-latency monitoring with effects for every DAW, with straightforward control of all routings and settings. Powered by Yamaha’s custom-designed SSP3 DSP chip, you can enjoy all the benefits of dspMixFx technology. This offers latency-free monitoring, together with the highly acclaimed REV-X reverb, the Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip and Guitar Amp Classics for users of any DAW software. When using Cubase, all of the advanced monitoring capabilities are fully integrated into the application’s GUI by True Integrated Monitoring technology and users can choose to control the monitoring capabilities either from Cubase or the dspMixFx application, while the dspMixFx UR-C mixing application allows control of all effects when the interface is used with any other audio software.
Class-A D-PRE mic preamps
The UR-C series features D-PRE preamps, offering stellar recording quality unmatched in this price class. Yamaha’s highly acclaimed D-PRE preamps deliver truly transparent and beautifully detailed sound. A sumptuously detailed high end, immaculate dynamic response and rich, rounded low frequencies are the hallmarks of D-PRE, a very special, class-leading preamp which has been praised by industry professionals and media alike ever since its introduction. And to faithfully capture and replay that warm, transparent sound, the UR-Cs feature AD and DA conversion stages with up to 32-bit/192 kHz resolution.
Compatible with all major audio software
Our UR-Cs are compatible with all major audio software supporting the ASIO, Core Audio or WDM standard, providing a fully integrated, DSP-based monitoring setup wherever you are and with whichever DAW you use. Integrating seamlessly with Cubase and almost any other DAW, UR-Cs deliver latency-free monitoring with DSP-powered FX, via the onboard SSP3 DSP chip and latest dspMixFx technology.
Combining UR-C units with an iOS audio application such as Steinberg’s Cubasis for iPad, provides you with a fully mobile audio recording solution. All UR-C interfaces automatically switch to Class Compliant (CC) mode when connected to an iPad or iPhone and the UR22C, UR24C and UR44C can even be bus powered by the USB-C equipped iPad Pro models. With Steinberg’s Cubasis iPad app or other iOS audio apps, UR-Cs offer an effortlessly intuitive production experience on iPad or iPhone.
Optical digital connection
Alongside its array of XLR and 6.3mm audio connections, the UR816C features digital in/out ports which allow you to connect it (via optical cable) to digital audio devices. Switchable between ADAT and S/PDF format, up to eight channels of I/O can be accommodated. The possibility of expanding your studio setup with an additional eight-channel mic preamp makes the UR816C a perfect interface as your demands grow. You can, for example, use a second UR816C in HA mode as a stand-alone eight-channel mic preamp to grow your system.
Loopback function for streaming
The Loopback function of the UR-Cs offers an easy way of streaming performances live to the Internet. Often used by hosts of live online broadcasts, when the function is active, incoming audio signals to the UR-C (such as microphone, guitar or line source) are merged with the signal coming from audio playback software like Cubase or another DAW inside the computer. The merged signal will then be sent back to the computer for online streaming via your software of choice. And with the onboard effects of the UR-Cs you can tweak your sound, for example adding some reverb when doing online karaoke.
The UR24C has two separate, switchable monitor modes: DAW and DJ. In DAW mode – used for producing music with a DAW, such as Cubase – you can adjust the balance of the signals coming from the DAW and from the UR24C’s inputs. In DJ mode – optimized for performances with DJ software or backing tracks – you can choose to either output the mono master sound to the right side of your headphones, with the mono cue sound to the left, or have both in stereo and mix the two. The monitor mode is switched in the Setup window of the dspMixFx UR-C application. In DAW mode the power indicator LED ring is lit white, in DJ mode it is lit red.
Word clock with SSPLL™ jitter reduction technology
The UR816C uses SSPLL™, currently the most advanced technology for minimizing audio band jitter and vital when creating a high-quality, professional audio network. As more devices with clocks are added to an audio system, each clock beats against the others, creating audio band jitter. The traditional solution is to add expensive master clocks but, with audio equipment becoming more affordable, some manufacturers use cheap clock solutions which can lead to equipment not working properly. Robust Super Suppression Phase Locked Loop (SSPLL) technology performs at the same level as professional clocking products, making all connected equipment work reliably and virtually jitter-free.
Connection Type : USB Type-C
Design : 19‘‘ rack unit, 1 HU
Casing : Full-metal casing
Power supply : External 16 V AC adaptor (Yamaha PA-300C)
AD/DA : 32 bit
Maximum sample rate : 192 kHz
Dynamic range input : 102 [dB]
Jitter reduction : SSPLL
Total number of inputs : 16
Total number of individual outputs : 16
Total number of Outputs : 16
Microphone preamp : D-PRE
Microphone inputs : 8
Inputs with line level : 6
Inputs with HI-Z : 2
Analog inputs TRS : 0
Analog inputs Combo : 8
Analog outputs TRS : 10
Phantom power : 8
Headphone : With dedicated volume control
Headphones outputs : 2
Digital In ADAT : 1
Digital Out ADAT : 1
Digital In S/PDIF Optical : 1
Digital In AES/EBU RS422 : 0
Digital Out S/PDIF Optical : 1
Digital Out AES/EBU RS422 : 0
Word Clock ：√
MIDI I/O ：√
Monitoring : Latency free monitoring with FX
Onboard DSP : SSP 3
True Integrated Monitoring with FX in Cubase : √
High-Pass filter : √
REV-X Reverb : √
Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip : √
Weight : 2700 g g
Width : 446.3 mm
Height : 45.6 mm
Depth : 225.8 mm
Operating systems (Mac) : macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra, macOS Mojave, macOS Catalina
Operating systems (Windows) : Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 8.1 (64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit)
Operating systems (iOS) : iOS 10, iOS 11, iOS 12, iOS 13
Port : USB Type-C, USB 3.0, USB 2.0
CPU minimum : Intel Core i-series multicore processor 2 GHz or faster, or AMD equivalent processor
RAM minimum : 2 GB
Hard disk free space : 1200 MB
Display resolution recommended : 1280 x 800
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