Behringer U-Phoria UMC22

48kHz, 2-channel USB Audio Interface with 1 MIDAS Preamp, Phantom Power, and Instrument Input
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Quality USB Recording Made Easy!

Recording quality audio in your Mac or Windows PC home studio is easy and rewarding, when you're recording with a Behringer U-Phoria UMC22. Any Sales Engineer here at Sweetwater, will be happy to tell you that you don't need the fanciest equipment out there to capture your ideas and bring your music to life, and the U-Phoria UMC22 USB audio interface gives you everything you need to get started. Onboard, you'll find a genuine MIDAS microphone preamp, which delivers truly impressive sound. There's also a dedicated instrument input onboard the UMC22, so you can record yourself singing as you play guitar or keys. And since the Behringer U-Phoria UMC22 includes a full copy of Tracktion, you're ready to start recording, right from day one.

Real MIDAS microphone preamplifier technology onboard

One of the things that really makes the Behringer U-Phoria UMC22 stand out is its genuine MIDAS preamplifier technology. Known throughout the world of live sound for delivering ultra clear sound with plenty of headroom, MIDAS preamps are among the most popular mic pres on Earth. What's more, these preamps come standard with +48V phantom power onboard, so you can use your choice of quality condenser microphones with your UMC22. Call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer, and turn this U-Phoria UMC22 USB audio interface into a killer package deal with the perfect microphones and monitors for your complete recording rig.

Behringer U-Phoria UMC22 USB Audio Interface Features:
  • Quality 2-channel USB recording interface for your Mac or Windows PC
  • Combo input with MIDAS preamp lets you plug in any microphone or line-level gear
  • +48V phantom power lets you use studio condenser microphones
  • Dedicated instrument-level input accommodates your guitar or bass
  • Headphone and stereo 1/4" outputs provide easy monitoring
  • Includes Tracktion DAW and 150 downloadable instrument/effect plug-ins
Start recording with a Behringer U-Phoria UMC22 USB audio interface!

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Tech Specs

Computer Connectivity USB
Form Factor Desktop
Simultaneous I/O 2 x 2
Number of Preamps 1
Phantom Power Yes
A/D Resolution 48kHz
Analog Inputs 1 x XLR-1/4" combo (mic/line), 1 x 1/4" (Hi-Z)
Analog Outputs 2 x 1/4"
Headphones 1 x 1/4"
USB 1 x Type B
Bus Powered Yes
Manufacturer Part Number UMC22

Customer Reviews

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Buena calidad

Lo compré despues de quemar por accidente mi Mackie interface:( Despues de comprarlo, estaba arrepentido en el inicio, primero, porque venía solo con el ASIO for ALL drivers (que es una tontería por parte de Behringer no dar soporte a sus productos), y segundo, porque me enteré, que funciona solo a 16 bits. Cada vez son más los productos de Behringer, que vienen con ASIO4ALL en lugar de drivers propios. Cabe destacar, que ASIO4ALL no funciona correctamente en algunos equipos así que no es solucion al problema. Sobre 16 bits. Por favor, es un estandar obsoleto de grabación desde hace 20 años. Debe ser prohibido con ley y penalizar con multa al quien lo este utilizando para grabación. No sirve tener 48 kHz de frecuencia de muestréo si lo combinas con 16 bits de dinamica. No coincide con ningun formato. Sin embargo, al escuchar el sonido de salida me quedé satisfecho y haciendo prueba de grabación - tambien. El driver no me hizo problemas, porque anteriormente he instalado la tarjeta UCA222 que utiliza el mismo motor de audio, asi que se me abrió la misma ventana de ASIO. Actualmente UCA222 viene con ASIO4ALL también, pero yo tenía los viejos drivers de Win7, que me sirvieron para UMC22 (esto sí, no se como se los arreglan la gente que tiene de Win8 adelante). En general, es un dispositivo muy simpatico, listo para llevar a cualquier lado en la mochila para unas grabaciones caseras o simplemente escuchar la musica con más calidad. Aunque el diseño es claramente copado de Roland, me gusta. Lo que tienen que hacer la gente de Behringer es dejar a lado los drivers genéricos y escribir propietarios para cada dispositivo y añadir la opción de 24bit de profundidad. No se vale la pena poner un preamp de Midas si lo vas a usar a solo 16 bits. Eso sí, con el tiempo considero comprarme el UMC204HD, que es una opción mucho más seria.

Behringer interfaces are the best bang for the buck at any price point or feature range

I own this, and the FCA 610 also from behringer... let's get to the meat. Both boxes have strong phantom power. The FCA 610 reads at 49.85v of phantom power, an all time first for me, as most interfaces skimp on the phantom power and only give somewhere between 12v and 27v, and yes, it does make a subtle difference in sound quality of your condenser mic. This little usb powered box doesn't have a separate power supply so I was expecting it to have low phantom power, but it pegged the meters at 45.8, which is impressive, as its only running on usb 5v power. The noise floor on both units is super low because of the midas preamps. REcording is a breeze, latency is low as can be, the knobs work well and are noise free... the leds work fine, the phantom power switch is easy to find even though its on the back, both jacks are up front, (the lexicon alpha is ten dollars more than this, doesn't have phantom power, and the mic jack is on the back of the unit). Now, I've had alot of recording interfaces, I've been computer recording since 1997. that's a long time. Behringer's new line of interfaces blow everyone away... a/d and d/a conversion is clean, the preamp is clean, latency is lower than most, (both units read 11ms in reaper) There is no longer a need to spend more than 300 dollars on an interface(the umc1820 has 8 analogue midas mic pres in, and ten analogue outputs). now the only "drawback" in this tiny unit is the sample rate only goes up to 48k, which, can be argued is not as good as 96 or 192, but 48k is what most studios use because most plugins work best at that rate, most daws have the least issue at that rate, most software and hard drives perform best at that rate, you can run more instances of effects at that rate, and its equal to "hd audio" blue ray style, and you still have to down sample it to make an mp3 or cd format so anything past 48 sounds better in the studio, but the end product isn't any better no matter how high your sample rate is when recording. So, that said, this box is absolutely perfect if all you need is one or two inputs. I could see this being a problem free interface. I've had my fca610 for over a year and its still just as awesome as it was the day I bought it.
Music background: 27 years extreme metal (+rap and r&b production and engineering)

Perfect for the price

Purchased this to use with FL Studio and Ableton so that I could run studio monitors, as well as have easier access to the headphone jack rather than reaching around my tower everytime I needed to move them. Also purchased a condenser microphone to record vocals and to track live instruments and needed phantom power. This interface was the perfect price for a complete package of all these features. The audio quality through the microphone preamp is near perfect and the volume knob for the headphone out is much more convenient than adjusting it through Windows. The direct monitor is pretty neat when using a microphone, as it give me a decent idea of what the output will sound like once recorded in real time. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a reasonably priced yet high quality interface!
Music background: Audio Production

u -phoria umc22

it,s a great peace of gear records my vocals really well.and it,s good for on the go recording takes up less speace then my old usb mixer.
Music background: engerneer

Great audio interface

I patiently waited to receive this audio interface as it was on backorder for a while. I generally just use these USB audio interfaces as a output for my Mackie studio monitors. I had a $250 m-audio interface that died after a year and had to dump the unit. I then bought a Akai eie unit locally that I always had issues with. It never quite worked right or had good sound out of it, not to mention compatibility issues with my MAC. I've had Behringer equipment in the past with guitar effects units and amps which I was VERY impressed with. After buying it and recieving this unit, it just works. I'm very happy with the price, size and how I don't have to worry about a bunch of complex drivers or setup. I really trust anything made by Behringer, they have never let me down in function and quality. I think this may be the best bang for your buck interface there is. Will try the audio recording later on but I have no doubt it will be flawless.
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