Steinberg Adds UR242

In March, Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH will begin shipping the UR242 4x2 audio interface
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HAMBURG, Germany � In March, Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH will begin shipping the UR242 4x2 audio interface, the latest addition to its UR product range.

It features 192 kHz/24-bit audio quality and DSP power, class compliant support for the iPad and MIDI input/output alongside studio-grade converters and discrete Class-A analog D-PRE microphone. The interface also includes two TRS line inputs, two analog TRS line outputs and one MIDI input/output, a USB 2.0 port, a power supply connector and power switch.

The UR242 comes with two combo connectors, each featuring Class-A D-PRE microphone preamps with +48 V phantom power, peak LEDs, gain controls and dedicated pad buttons for signal attenuation.

It includes DSP power for latency-free monitoring by using the REV-X reverb, the Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip and the Guitar Amp Classics in Cubase, or any other DAW software through the included dspMixFx application readily available for PC, the Mac computer and iPad. Its loopback capability offers users a simple means to stream performances live to the Internet, merging the incoming signals with the playback signal from the DAW.

Cubase AI provides a comprehensive set of tools for recording, mixing and editing audio and is available as free download for all UR242 customers.

However, UR242 is compatible with other major recording software applications, supports the iPad in class-compliant mode and includes drivers for Windows and OS X systems.

Also available for UR242 customers is the Basic FX Suite that consists of VST effects and sound-processing tools: the Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip, the REV-X reverb and Guitar Amp Classics with guitar amp simulations developed by Yamaha.