A Great Budget Audio Interface
It's pretty interesting how Steinberg products such as this audio interface are not that relevant in the audio world comparing it to Focusrite, Audient, Presonus or even Universal Audio. Sure this interface doesn't cost as much as others out there, and may not be as popular. But let me tell you something about the UR44. This unit works like a charm, the preamps sound very good, clear and pleasant with enough gain to record anything you want getting a very professional sound out of them. I haven't come across any problem or situation where I feel like I wasted my money. For $299 you got a lot with this baby 6 ins, two headphones jacks, low latency, dsp processing, the drivers are very stable and believe me you can't go wrong with this unit. I used to have a Focusrite 2i2, before that I had an Apollo Twin Usb 3 and before that the Audient Id14, All of them good interfaces don't get me wrong. But The Audient had a little thing that bothered me a lot. Everytime I would pass 0db I got a very awful and painful distortion sound out of it. The 2i2 was ok nothing special but came across some weird issues with pop and clicks, And the Apollo Twin Duo Usb3 was an awesome unit but when it came down to my daily use $899 for a two channel interface was a lot of money and if you take away the plugins from the apollo, the preamps are just ok nothing major, if you want to get the real deal with Apollo you need to get the new black ones. Anyway back to the UR44, I'm very happy with my purchase, Every Daw works perfect I use FL Studio, Bitwig Studio, Studio One and Reaper. I recorded a couple of take with a Rode Nt1 and a Blue Baby Bottle and both of them sounded very good with the D-Pre's.
If you are on a budget and wan to get a very solid and good audio interface without breaking your wallet. Get this baby. You won't regret it at all.
Me? I'm a happy owner of one! and some of my colleagues who are using Apollo and Focusrite interfaces told me that the things I show them recorded with the ur44 sounded awesome so I'm good!!!
Get One, and rock the world!