Created in collaboration with Steinberg's parent company Yamaha, the UR22 is a rugged-looking 2-in/2-out interface that operates over USB 2.0 and offers up to 24-bit/192 kHz performance.
It comes with a pair of preamps with +48v phantom power, while inputs are of the XLR/TRS combo variety, with Input 2 having a Hi-Z switch that you can engage when you're recording guitar. The two outputs are on TRS jacks, while additional connectivity includes MIDI I/O and a headphones output with its own level control. Zero-latency monitoring can be achieved by using the Mix Balance knob.
With a metal chassis and a copy of Cubase AI in the box, the UR22 is a high-value option, and would make an excellent first interface. You might also consider the new UR12, which is cut from similar cloth but has just a single preamp.
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