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STEINBERG UR28M AUDIO INTERFACE

Steinberg UR28M Audio Interface

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The UR28M interface delivers high-resolution audio with striking clarity. Connecting via USB 2.0, the DSP-powered console features digital and analog I/O with D-Pre microphone preamps. Designed for easy access to controls and connectors, the UR28M's console comes with a single prominent output volume knob for individually controlling the levels of one of three stereo output pairs or the levels of six outputs simultaneously. You can also select between three monitoring mixes set up in the dspMixFx mixer or Cubase which is routed to the selected outputs. Several smaller rotary knobs to control signal levels of inputs 1 and 2 and the levels of the two headphone outputs. while further dedicated switches for inputs 1 and 2 allow you to employ 48 volt phantom power, 26 dB signal attenuation and connecting high-impedance instruments. Other controls include the Dim button for attenuating all line output signals by 20 dB, the Mono button and the Mute button for muting the selected output signal. Four-segment LED meterings for the inputs and the output are also available on the UR28M console.

The rear panel provides two TRS line inputs and two Neutrik combo TRS/XLR mic/line inputs alongside six analog balanced TRS outputs plus a coaxial S/PDIF input and output connector. Also included is a 1/8 inch stereo input jack for connecting to a portable audio player or other devices as a reference source

FEATURES AT A GLANCE
24-bit/96 kHz USB 2.0 audio interface
Analog 4 in and 6 out plus stereo input for reference source
S/PDIF coaxial I/O
D-Pre Class-A discrete microphone preamps supporting +48V
Latency-free DSP-powered monitoring with one REV-X reverb and four Channel Strips with any DAW by using the latest dspMixFx technology
Native VST 3 plug-ins of REV-X and Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip additionally included
Digitally controlled monitor level control with DIM, Mono, and Mute fed by a 3x3 monitoring matrix
2 separate headphone buses with individual outputs
Cubase AI 6 music production software included
Cross-platform compatibility for Mac OS X and Windows

BEST SETUPS FOR YOUR GEAR
The UR28M represents a top-notch recording system with plenty of inputs and outputs to connect to microphones, instruments, studio monitors and headphones. There's a USB connector to hook up to either your Mac or PC that lets you record and mix your productions with the included Cubase AI workstation or other audio software.

STRONG FAMILY VALUES
With this new line of USB 2.0 connectivity interfaces, you've got it all covered: one 19-inch rackmountable unit and one handy desktop unit beautifully conceived and manufactured to meet the most exacting standards. Sharing the same line of heritage as the highly acclaimed MR816 interfaces, both URs house studio-grade converters, D-Pre Class-A discrete microphone preamps plus analog and digital I/O, tending perfectly to your individual needs and on which - it must be said again - quality is written everywhere in big fat letters.

HOOK UP TO YOUR UR824
The UR824 is a 1U, 19-inch audio interface that fits nicely in your studio rack. Its high-speed USB 2.0 lets you connect to your PC and Mac computer while the two pairs of ADAT I/O, eight Neutrik combo inputs with state-of-the-art D-Pre microphone preamps and eight TRS outputs add up to 24 channels, providing ample ways to hook up all your musical gear and connect even to 7.1 surround setups. Its DSP-powered dspMixFx technology boasts latency-free monitoring in conjunction with the REV-X reverb and Sweet Sport Morphing Channel Strip effects.

UR28M FOR YOUR DESKTOP
An elegant audio interface sitting beautifully on your studio desk, the UR28M offers two TRS inputs, six TRS outputs and two Neutrik combo inputs that come with first-class D-Pre microphone preamps and 48 volt phantom power, pad switches for microphone signal attenuation and high-impedance input that permits you to plug your guitar directly into the interface. The two-track input is an additional option for monitoring reference sources. The console features a practical master volume knob alongside DIM, Mono, and Mute monitor level controls while the onboard dspMixFx technology provides DSP-powered, latency-free monitoring with effects together with any DAWs including Cubase.

CUBASE AI 6 INCLUDED
Cubase AI 6 is a lean Cubase version tailored to record your music without additional bells and whistles. Based on the same core technologies as Steinberg's highly acclaimed Cubase 6 advanced music production system, Cubase AI 6 offers a comprehensive feature set for composing, recording, editing and mixing. Run it together with either the UR824 or UR28M audio interfaces and Cubase AI 6 provides a full system solution for recording music in studio quality, used by many musicians and producers around the world.

EXCELLENT SOUND, SWIFT WORKFLOW
The UR series offers recording and production solutions for ambitious musicians and professional engineers alike. Connections required for studios such as word clock, S/PDIF and ADAT plus a range of Neutrik combo connectors on the UR824 and routable TRS I/O on the UR28M are at hand. Also on board are EQ and compression tools in the form of the Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strips on each channel, not to forget the REV-X plug-in that provides quality reverb for modifying the intricacy of a sonic space. The UR824's eight line outputs offer full support for surround productions up to 7.1, while the UR28M allows for up to 5.1 surround with its six line outputs.

KEEP ON ROCKIN'
Both UR824 and UR28M interfaces are perfect for rehearsal rooms. Mount the UR824 in your rack and with the range of channels and connectors, pick up all the band's instruments and vocals and record and mix them in Cubase AI or your preferred DAW. The UR28M has fewer inputs and outputs, but thanks to its practical size you can place it anywhere and even take it home with you. For live rigs, the UR824 offers inputs and outputs over a variety of formats, the two pairs of ADAT of which provide additional I/O expansion capability. Connect either to two 8-channel microphone preamps with ADAT outputs or two UR units in standalone mode to get a stunning 24 channels for recording an entire rock band setup.

CRISP, CRYSTAL-CLEAR SOUND
The audio quality of the UR interfaces is absolutely stunning due to its state-of-the art convertors and studio-grade preamps. The UR824 features eight of the latest generation of Yamaha microphone D-Pre preamps while the UR28M comes with two D-Pres. Each discrete Class-A analog microphone preamp utilizes an advanced Inverted Darlington circuit design and boasts a -26 dB Pad selector as well as 48 volt phantom power. The result is a sumptuously smooth and richly detailed sound normally only attained by preamps costing many times more; the outstanding sound of these microphone pres obviate the need for all but the rarest vintage preamps. Just as important as the preamps are, of course, the converters behind them. The UR824 has first-rate A/D and D/A converters that offer absolutely crystal-clear sound that portrays the sound with astonishing precision and clarity.

CUBASE OR NOT CUBASE
To unleash the full potential of each UR interface, you needn't employ Cubase as the DAW of choice, but there are undoubtedly certain benefits that remain unrevealed to non-Cubase you . That's why a streamlined version of the award-winning Cubase music production system is included with both the UR824 and UR28M.
Combining the UR series with Cubase offers advantages such as full integration into the Cubase user interface for a smooth workflow. But there are plenty of reasons to take a closer look at the UR824 and UR28M no matter what DAW you're on. Included are ASIO and CoreAudio drivers for full compatibility with any DAW application using either of these driver standards. The dspMixFx DSP mixer runs on Mac and PC and handles all aspects of DSP, routing, monitor mixing in one easy-to-navigate interface.

PERFECT ALL-ROUND DAW INTEGRATION
By turning to the UR series, your interest is now piqued to look at the perfect interface solution your DAW. Boasting excellent sound characteristics and no-latency monitoring mixes with Yamaha's custom-designed SSP2 DSP chip, the UR824 and UR28M integrate effortlessly into your existing workstation environment.

CUBASE ALL THE WAY...
Running with Cubase, the UR824 and UR28M do away with any need for additional mixing software between DAW and I/O. This means that all aspects of I/O handling and DSP management are handled directly from within Cubase. Once your UR interface has been installed, Cubase detects the launched device and automatically embeds it into the Cubase production environment. With Steinberg's acclaimed True Integrated Monitoring technology, Cubase manages all audio streams with perfect sync, allowing for a highly efficient workflow that boosts productivity to new levels. The URs feature direct integration into Cubase with dedicated windows and views that only appear when they are connected, providing full control of the hardware's functionality from within Cubase itself. This not only has the Cubase Mixer extension for the Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip and REV-X reverb DSP effects, but almost all hardware functionality.

...PLUS OVERALL DAW SUPPORT
Zero-latency monitor mixes with DSP effects are managed alongside mixes played back through your DAW of choice via the included dspMixFx mixing application, combining hard disk audio data and live streams being recorded at the same time. Each independent monitor mix can utilize the DSP capability for an outstanding sound that you will feel extremely comfortable performing to. The effects can be included in the signal recorded to the input track but the signal can, of course, also be recorded dry with no FX or bypassed completely.

ALL POWER TO DSP
Powered by Yamaha's custom-designed SSP2 DSP chip, you now can enjoy the benefits of dspMixFx technology which offers latency-free monitoring together with the highly acclaimed REV-X reverb and the Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip for you of any DAW software. The Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip consists of a sidechain-enabled compressor and a 3-band parametric equalizer, which can be applied to up to 8 mono input channels or 4 stereo input channels on the UR824 and 4 mono input channels or 2 stereo input channels on the UR28M. Both EQ and compressor were developed to attain a highly musical sound.Its featured morph knob smoothly allows you to morph through both EQ and compression settings in combination in order for you to come up with the perfect sound very quickly just by using one single control element. The REV-X built into the UR824 and UR28M is a complex reverb algorithm developed by Yamaha. Renowned for its high-density, richly reverberant audio fidelity, with smooth attenuation, spread and depth that work together to enhance the original sound, the REV-X features three types of reverb effects: Hall, Room and Plate simulations with reverb time and level control.

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
The minimum system requirements state the minimal specification your computer must have to be able to use the software.

UR HARDWARE
Mac
Mac OS X 10.5.8, 10.6.3, 10.7 (32-bit/64-bit kernel)
Intel processor (Intel Core Duo or faster recommended)
1 GB RAM
CD-ROM drive
Internet connection for license activations for included plug-in software
Compatible with any software application supporting CoreAudio
Windows
Windows XP SP3, Vista SP2 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
Pentium / Athlon 2 GHz or faster (dual core processor recommended)
1 GB RAM (2 GB for Windows 7 64-bit)
CD-ROM drive
Internet connection for license activations for included plug-in software
Compatible with any software application supporting ASIO or WDM

CUBASE AI 6
Mac
Mac OS X 10.6, Native 32-bit and 64-bit version
Intel dual core CPU
2 GB RAM
Display resolution of 1280 x 800 recommended
CoreAudio compatible audio hardware
4 GB of free HD space
DVD-ROM drive
Internet connection for license activation
Windows
Windows 7, native 32-bit and 64-bit versions
Intel or AMD dual core CPU
Windows compatible audio hardware (ASIO, WDM)
2 GB RAM
Display resolution of 1280 x 800 recommended
4 GB of free HD space
DVD-ROM drive
Internet connection for license activation

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