February 11, 2013, by PSW Staff
Behringer has introduced the U-PHORIA Series, four new USB audio interfaces that span a wide range of audio applications.
U-PHORIA models include the UM2, built around Behringer’s low-noise XENYX mic preamps, as well as the high-end UM22, UMC202 and UMC204 that offer the sonic purity of Midas-designed mic pres. All models include +48-volt phantom power for use with condenser microphones.
The UMC202 (2 x 2) and UMC204 (2 x 4) employ high-precision 24-Bit/96 kHz digital converters for quality encoding and playback of analog audio. Both models include dual mic/line/instrument inputs and an array of controls.
The UMC22 and UM2 offer a single mic input and one instrument input and are ideally suited to recording on the go with a laptop. All units have high-speed USB 2.0 interfaces.
Compatible with many popular software packages including Avid Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Steinberg Cubase, and others, Behringer is also offering a recording, editing and podcasting software bundle (with virtual instruments and effects plug-ins) as a free download.
All U-PHORIA Series models have powerful phones output with level control and direct monitor select, status, signal and clip LEDs. They are powered via the user’s USB port, making them as portable as a laptop. A rugged aluminum chassis can hold up to the rigors of stage use or repeated tossing into a computer bag.