Steinberg Ur816C Usb 3.0 Audio Interface
The new heart of your recording studio
16 X 16 USB 3.0 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Latency-free monitoring with DSP effects
With built-in digital signal processing (DSP), UR-C interfaces provide zero latency monitoring with effects for every DAW, including straightforward control of all routings and settings. Powered by Yamaha’s custom-designed SSP3 DSP chip, whether you use an Apple Macintosh, Windows PC, iPad or iPhone, you can enjoy all the benefits of dspMixFx technology. It 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 (Mac or PC), all of the advanced monitoring capabilities are fully integrated into the application’s GUI by True Integrated Monitoring technology. You 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.
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.
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.
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.
iOS ready via CC Mode
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.