The Steinberg 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 mic 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
Inputs and outputs as far as the eye can see
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.
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.
Best setups for your gear
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-bit/96kHz.
Cubase AI 6 included
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 with the UR824 and Cubase AI 6 provides a
full system solution for recording music in studio quality, used by many
musicians and producers around the world.
Award-winning 32-bit floating-point Steinberg Audio Engine
AI 6 uses the same professional audio and mixing engine as Cubase 6.
With a resolution of up to 24-bit and 96 kHz, as well as 32-bit floating
point internal processing, Cubase AI 6 delivers fantastic sound quality
even to the home studio.
Up to 32 simultaneous audio tracks with 24-bit/96kHz and 48 MIDI tracks
AI 6 is ready even for demanding songwriting and production projects.
Offering up to 32 audio tracks, up to 48 MIDI tracks to control external
instruments, as well as up to 16 instrument tracks and 8 slots in the
VST Instrument rack to control virtual instruments, Cubase AI 6 has
enough power to suit the needs of discerning musicians and records as
many as 16 audio channels simultaneously.
Superb audio and MIDI editing
easy-to-use Key, Score and Drum Editors included in Cubase AI 6 help in
getting the job done quickly without blocking the creative process when
writing or producing a song. Cubase AI 6 also includes support for
Steinberg’s realtime audio time-stretching and pitchshifting technology
called “AudioWarp”, allowing audio files to be played at a tempo or in a
key different from the original file without any offline processing.
AudioWarp also supports ACID files, making it compatible to hundreds of
loop and sound libraries available. Cubase AI 6’s powerful audio editing
functions include a state-of-the-art transient detection, which is
particularly useful for slicing and manipulating drum or percussion
Complete suite of 26 audio VST effect processors
AI 6 not only features powerful recording and editing tools, it also
includes a complete set of great-sounding VST3 effects plug-ins covering
a wide range of types, including EQ, filter, dynamics, modulation,
reverb and delay.
HALion Sonic SE with more than 180 production-ready sounds
included HALion Sonic SE workstation instrument features 180
ready-to-play instrument sounds and full GM compatibility which makes a
great starting point for any composition. Instruments include pianos,
basses, drums, synths, brass, strings, and many more.
VST Mixer with up to 4 Inserts and Sends per channel
mixer section in Cubase AI 6 offers everything musicians need to create
professional-quality mixes with sample-accurate timing and full plug-in
latency compensation across the entire signal-path. With up to four
insert effect slots and four effect sends and returns as well as 8 group
channels, this powerful virtual mixer offers a lot of flexibility. The
4-band fully parametric EQ features exact control of any signals
frequency-response. Every knob or function can be automated. In addition
to the included plug-ins and instruments, Cubase AI 6 is compatible
with hundreds of additional virtual instruments and effects available
for the VST platform today.
Cross-platform x86 / x64 for Windows and Mac OS X
AI 6 is available both for Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6 (Intel only) and
is delivered on both platforms as 32-bit as well as native 64-bit
Why URS Series?
Excellent sound, swift workflow
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
(#H77573) 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 (#H77573)
allows for up to 5.1 surround with its six line outputs.
Crisp, crystal-clear sound
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 (#H77573) comes with two D-Pres. Each discrete Class-A analog
mic 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 mic pres obviate the need for all but the rarest vintage preamps.
as important as the preamps are, of course, the converters behind them.
The UR824 includes 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
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 users. That’s why a streamlined
version of the award-winning Cubase music production system is included
with both the UR824 and UR28M (#H77573).
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 (H77573) 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