Our Notes: This interface is in excellent condition. It includes original packaging, power supply, USB cable, user manual, and installation CD. Hardly a scratch on it!
Whether you are a musician or producer, the UR242 offers much more than just a portable I/O device or audio interface; it’s a complete mobile production solution. Giving you fantastic audio quality, flexible inputs and outputs with advanced DSP-based effects, it’s a remarkably cost-effective solution to all musical situations.
The robust metal casing and exceptional build quality of UR interfaces makes them rugged enough to withstand all the rigors of the road. Whether you are location recording or just moving your gear from one place to another, you don't need to worry about the risk of damage to your interface. They are rugged enough to ensure that, when you are ready to record, they will work perfectly every time.
The built-in DSP of the UR interface provides zero-latency monitoring with effects for every DAW, including straightforward control of all routings and settings. Powered by Yamaha’s custom-designed SSP2 DSP chip, our dspMixFx technology brings many benefits, including latency-free monitoring, the highly acclaimed REV-X reverb, the Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip and Guitar Amp Classics for users of any DAW. When using Cubase, all of the advanced monitoring capabilities are fully integrated into the application’s GUI by True Integrated Monitoring technology, allowing users to control the monitoring capabilities from either Cubase or the dspMixFx application. The dspMixFx for UR mixing application allows control of all effects when the interface is used with any other audio software.
UR interfaces feature high speed USB 2.0, which provides fast, reliable and seamless connectivity to Mac and PC computers, iPads and iPhones. Together with the enhanced low latency of our SSP2 chip and the latest drivers, the UR series gives you peace of mind wherever you are recording.
The premium converters used in the UR-series deliver great audio quality, thanks to a maximum sampling rate of 192 kHz with 24-bit resolution*. High-quality conversion is a crucial first step for any audio production and, with the UR interfaces, Steinberg’s designers researched the best combination of components for optimized analog to digital conversion. Alongside great build quality, the sound quality of the UR models is refined by the inclusion of 24-bit converters. These accurately capture the detail of every recorded signal, ensuring that the fidelity of sound throughout the recording process is maintained.
The UR series features Yamaha’s highly acclaimed D-PRE preamps, offering recording quality unmatched in this price class. D-PRE preamps deliver beautifully transparent and detailed sound, with remarkably detailed high end, rich low frequencies and exceptional dynamic response. Praised by industry professionals and media alike, D-PRE is a very special, class-leading preamp. And to faithfully capture and replay that warm, transparent sound, UR interfaces feature AD and DA conversion stages with up to 24-bit/192 kHz resolution*.
The UR242 interface is compatible with all major audio software which supports 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, the UR242 delivers latency-free monitoring with DSP-powered FX, via the onboard SSP2 DSP chip and latest dspMixFx technology.
You can combine UR units with an audio application like Steinberg’s Cubasis for iPhone and iPad, giving you a fully mobile audio recording solution. All UR interfaces can switch to Class Compliant (CC) mode when connected to an iOS device, providing an effortlessly intuitive, ultra-portable production experience.
The UR audio interface is equipped with a MIDI I/O port to connect any MIDI device, making them extremely flexible for studio recording. With many studios and musicians still using MIDI input devices, classic sound modules, samplers and more, the MIDI I/O on the UR242 means you can combine high-quality audio interface technology with any MIDI device to make your sound just as you want it.
The Loopback function of the UR interfaces offers an easy way to stream performances live to the internet. Often used by hosts of live online broadcasts, when the function is active, incoming audio signals to the UR (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 DSP effects of some of the UR interfaces* you can tweak your sound, for example adding some reverb when doing online karaoke.
|TOTAL NUMBER OF INPUTS||4|
|TOTAL NUMBER OF OUTPUTS||2|
|INPUTS WITH HI-Z||1|
|ANALOG INPUTS TRS||2|
|ANALOG INPUTS COMBO||2|
|ANALOG OUTPUTS TRS||2|
|WEIGHT||1300 g, 2.78 lbs|
|WIDTH||198 mm, 7.8 in|
|HEIGHT||47 mm, 1.85 in|
|DEPTH||159 mm, 6.3 in|
|MONITORING||Latency free monitoring with FX|
|TRUE INTEGRATED MONITORING WITH FX IN CUBASE||Yes|
|SWEET SPOT MORPHING CHANNEL STRIP||Yes|
|CONNECTION TYPE||USB 2.0|
|DESIGN||Desktop (1/2 19", 1HU)|
|MAXIMUM SAMPLE RATE||198 kHz|
|DYNAMIC RANGE INPUT||101|
|MAC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS||macOS High Sierra, macOS Catalina, macOS Mojave, macOS Big Sur|
|WINDOWS SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS||Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 8.1 (64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit)|
|IOS SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS||iOS 10, iOS 11, iOS 12, iOS 13, iOS 14|
|APPLE SILICON-BASED MAC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS||Rosetta 2 App|
|PORT||USB 2.0, USB 3.0 (Tested with Intel USB 3.0 host controller)|
|CPU MINIMUM||Intel Core i-series multicore processor 2 GHz or faster, or AMD equivalent processor|
|RAM MINIMUM||4 GB|
|HARD DISK FREE SPACE||1200 MB|
|DISPLAY RESOLUTION RECOMMENDED||1280 x 800|
|INTERNET CONNECTION FOR||Manuals and instructions, driver and tools, additional downloads, license activation, account sign up and product registration, installer download|