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However, that was a while ago, so no surprise that Steinberg announced two new interfaces earlier this year making up the all-new UR-RT range. However, these are a little different from the original UR range, featuring some Rupert Neve extras on the inputs. The thinking is that these additions increase your recording options, so you can tailor a sound or add some pizazz to something perhaps a little limp.
Steinberg UR22 MK2
However, that was a while ago, so no surprise that Steinberg announced two new interfaces earlier this year making up the all-new UR-RT range. However, these are a little different from the original UR range, featuring some Rupert Neve extras on the inputs. The thinking is that these additions increase your recording options, so you can tailor a sound or add some pizazz to something perhaps a little limp. If you choose not to — you might want a very clean acoustic guitar, for example — you simply go for a wide and clean dynamic, courtesy of the Yamaha D-PRE preamps.
Still with us? Of course you are. This is either going to be one of the best interfaces around, or a case of too many cooks spoiling the audio broth. There are also two line level inputs around the back to make up the four inputs. Peak levels are shown with a single colour LED above each input. Typical scenarios when using the UR-RT2 might be two singers plugged into the front of the unit with microphones with a separate keyboard around the back; or a singer-songwriter with a mic and guitar plugged into the front.
You could even take the interface out and about and record three musicians with an iPad connected via optional camera connection kit, although the unit still requires power and is not bus-powered to use with a laptop. Final controls on the interface are the two switches above the Gain dials that allow you to bring the aforementioned Neve sound onto your inputs. Do I really need this?
Do you need a rock solid — both in the physical and operation senses — audio interface? Well, you could do a lot worse. With the added flexibility of subtle Neve colouration, should you require it, you can apply the UR-RT2 to a greater variety of recording tasks as it will just lift a sound and, of course, you can tailor that sound with the on-board controls not to mention with the supplied software as well.
In use As ever with connecting newer interfaces Logic picked up the interface straight away and I was up and running very quickly. From the off I had latency figures starting at around 2. The interface also comes with dspFXMix software for both iOS and desktop which gives you a zero latency monitoring option, plus a suite of effects.
It features EQ, compression and a rather nice reverb. Back to the hardware to look at its audio performance. First up I used the regular inputs on vocals without the Neve transformers switched in. I got some excellent, low-noise results, and as crystal clear as they promised. Recording some electric piano, I got a little more noise from the source and a little more colour courtesy of Neve, same with guitars but very subtle.
You do get a quality when the transformers are switched in that adds a texture, but not the distortion that I was expecting from some of literature on the website. You would expect this, of course, but it does prove that Steinberg really wants you to see this as an all-you-need solution for both desktop and iOS. Look out for a review of the new iD44 in a forthcoming issue of MusicTech.
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To further sweeten the deal, the interface comes bundled with Cubase AI, version 6. Unwrapped Out of the box, first impressions are very favourable. LEDs are provided to indicate input overload, and there are additional indicators for phantom power and USB connection. Helpfully, the physical locations of these facilities are marked on the top of the case in white, making it easy to plug things in without having to look around the back. The activation code on the card supplied in the box is then entered.
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