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STEINBERG UR824 AUDIO INTERFACE

Steinberg UR824 Audio Interface

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Delivering pristine audio fidelity, the UR824 audio interface perfectly combines high-speed USB 2.0 connectivity with balanced analog and digital inputs and outputs in various formats.

INPUTS AND OUTPUTS AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE
The UR824's front panel hosts two Neutrik combo TRS/XLR connectors for balanced microphone/line input with switchable 48 volt phantom power and Hi-Z, pad push buttons for signal attenuation, gain controls with peak indicators. On the opposite side there's a single output level rotary knob that allows you to easily adjust the levels of the eight line output signals alongside two headphone connectors, each with a dedicated level control. The output signal to be controlled by the front panel rotary is selected through the software.

The rear panel provides six Neutrik combo TRS/XLR inputs and eight analog balanced TRS outputs as well as two pairs of optical ADAT inputs and outputs. Also on board are two BNC connectors for -switchable word clock input and output. Developed by using advanced technologies to offer seamless scalability, this mixing and recording interface offers options to expand the number of analog inputs and outputs across the system via ADAT to provide up to 24 input and output channels.

For signal synchronization, the UR824 interface also features JetPLL, a patent-applied solution for audio network jitter. JetPLL provides the same performance as traditional, expensive clocking solutions found in the world's best professional clocking products.

FEATURES AT A GLANCE
24-bit/96 kHz USB 2.0 audio interface
Analog 8 in and 8 out with 8 D-Pre Class-A microphone preamps supporting +48 V
2 pairs of ADAT optical I/O (doubles as S/PDIF) provide 16 in and 16 out (S/MUX compatible, 8 in and 8 out @ 96 kHz)
Latency-free DSP-powered monitoring with one REV-X reverb and 8 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
2 separate headphone buses with individual outputs
Word clock I/O with 2 BNC connectors plus JetPLL ultra-low jitter support
Cubase AI 6 music production software included
Cross-platform compatibility for Mac OS X and Windows

BEST SETUPS FOR YOUR GEAR
With its expanded I/O capabilities, the UR824 interface lets you hook up a vast number of equipment and instruments, the signals of which can also be fed via its high-speed USB 2.0 link to your computer for mixing and recording at a maximum audio resolution of 24 bits and 96 kHz.

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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