Steinberg UR22
Steinberg UR22

UR22, USB audio interface from Steinberg in the UR series.

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Average Score:4.1( 4.1/5 based on 9 reviews )
 5 reviews56 %
 2 reviews22 %
 1 user review11 %
 1 user review11 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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  • 04/04/13Steinberg UR22 review

    Steinberg UR22 review - UR so small

    Steinberg introduced the UR series a little over a year ago with the UR28M and the UR824. They’re back with an entry level unit priced at under $200 with two D-pre preamps included. Verdict?

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Ours_Chauve's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good material"

Steinberg UR22
I bought this interface first for its price. It seemed really cheap.
I made a home use, connecting a guitar or bass amp output, microphone occasionally, and my PC sound. It is lit when it is ON all the time so.
The amp above is very significant, although already having an amp in my loop, we reached the peak fast enough. I'm not very familiar with the more gear interface, I still use it perhaps as a ham.


The plug 'n play system works very well. You plug it works.
Regarding recording mono / multi-tracks, I do not comment, computer music puts my PC to its knees.


5 months of use, I have not encountered a hardware problem or incompatibility.
The case does its thing, it works.


5 months of ownership, I will not regret my purchase.
It is very suitable in a home use, the power supply by USB is a real plus for mobility, but the low number of tracks and settings are in fact not really a scene tools / studio.

The price fell further (acquired € 140 in January, now it is in the 120), if it's small, rugged equipment you need, I think this is one of the best products in the market.

MartyTanx's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent card for the price!"

Steinberg UR22
What characteristics have motivated your choice?
It helped me, advised on this map, I do not know

Which instruments and systems (console, preamp, DTD ...)
you use it and how connections? ...

Usb connection, windows 7, never had a crash in a year of use.
By noon, I Synths 5 connected in series above, no crash either.


The drivers are stable?

Are they often updated?
no need to update it works perfectly

What software do you use most often? Cubase

What you get lag?
Excellent and impressive even with a very low latency setting

How many tracks you get record / playback simultaneously? ...
Even with 8 tracks VSt, the card does not move (I have a pc with 8gb of ram)


The installation is done it without problems? No problem
Have you experienced any incompatibilities? No
The general configuration is easy? Easy!
The manual is clear and sufficient? I ... did not read!


How long have you use it? One year
What is the particular feature you like best and least?
THE more: No breath, no crash, powerful card, independent adjustment of the headphone level and that of the main output.
Cons: If you need a lot of inputs,
or output it will take another card

Have you tried many other models before buying it? three older models of cards not very effective
How would you rate the quality / price? More than excellent
With experience, you do again this choice? ...

Solid, stable, effective, this card everything we can require especially at this price!
Do not hesitate!

Rapfan's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A killer for the price!"

Steinberg UR22
"What characteristics have motivated your choice?"
The frequency response of 20à20k Hz
Two combo inputs on the front.
One input and one MIDI output.
The alim. 48v phantom.
The 192kHz converters. (Heavy Du!)
Compatibility with Windows 7 64bit.

"With which instruments or systems (console, preamp, DTD ...) you use it and how connections? ..."
With a single microphone and my computer.


"The drivers are stable?"
Until I write these lines, I have not had a problem with drivers.

"What software do you use most often?"

"How many tracks you get record / playback simultaneously? ..."
The most I've done up to this point was about 8/9 tracks ...

"Are they often updated?"
So I do not know if they are updated often, but I know there's been three updates for windows 7 driver. "(Three or four I dunno.)

"What you get lag?"
Buffer with 512 I latency pretty good, but I stay the buffer.


"The installation is done it without problems?"
Not a single problem, download, installing, it takes less than six minutes the latest version on the Steinberg site.

"The general configuration is easy?"
Absolutely easy! We choose the buffer size, and choose the sampling frequency.
(Min 44.1 / max 192kHz!)

"Have you experienced any incompatibilities?"
No one yet!

"The manual is clear and sufficient? .."
It is really clear, I do not know enough.
Because I still had some questions, except if I misread the manual .. ?


"How long have you use it?"
Since I have.

"Have you tried many other models before buying it?"
No, not much.

"What is so special that you like most and least?"
Latency. The other sound card I had, which was worse, was still a much better latency, no doubt.
After that, it is regrettable that it is the breath of the pre-amp that appears discreetly before the three quarters in the knob, and you can not miss it, dice it exceeds three quarters.
This does not mean that the pre-amps are EXCELLENT!
Without the problem of breath, it was really beautiful, but I is not to complain, do not forget the price. ;)
I love + is everything else (headroom preamp, really good converters, that it is robust hence its metal chassis. And also, the fact that it is quite small.

"How would you rate the quality / price?"
It is incredible, I was expecting something less good, but it exceeded my expectations!
9/10 for the Q / Price

"With experience, you do again this choice? ..."
Already, if someone is reading me whether to buy it or not, I have one thing to say to this person:
If you just money to buy you, DARK! If you have more than 500th, take up his new mid-range card. If you can not take you as the entry level, DARK this sound card!

A very good sound card, which for the moment has never disappointed me.

DamYucca's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" EXCELLENT"

Steinberg UR22
See website


very stable,
software Cubasa AI7
Maximum 16 tracks
recording 192 KhTZ
lalence 4/5 ms very acceptabl, imperceptible to the ear
No worries


installation without pb


I use it recently but what delights ...
what definition in sound
lots of gain available for mic inputs
very very good map go eyes closed
111 euros on thomann
not better to rate

nomenklatura's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Steinberg UR22
I bought this interface to replace my Tascam US-428 that no longer hold water, particularly because of win 7.
With this change I went from 2 to 4 inputs and I lost control interface tascam.

For my part, 2 inputs are sufficient, I am not limited (for those who need more, Steinberg has released a version 4 inputs equivalent to the UR22), for against the control surface but I miss n ' there was no equivalent to US428 less than 200 €.

Highlight announced by Steinberg: yamaha integrated preamps on inputs

For the technical part:
2 XLR / jack
1 midi in and one midi out
+48 V phantom power
Audio output jacks 2 (a bit surprising that matter)
a headphone jack
control the output level and independent headphone level
Powered via the USB

Overall, this is the best quality / price I found report.

I put 9/10 just for the phantom power button which is located at the rear of the case.


No worries with the installation.
No worries stability.
I use Reaper as DAW under Win 7.
Very low latency.

I do not know if the drivers are updated, those that I have works perfectly so ...

So perfect.


The configuration for someone who has a little experience does not pose any problems.
The asio part declaration midi inputs, etc ... is always a bit tricky but it is more related to the DAW at the interface ur22 in itself.


I use it for a year and I am truly amazed at the ease of use.

The preamps are really good, I do not use my audi buddy of all m-audio.

I have not tried 50 models before choosing this one but I would do the same choice without problem, especially at this price point ...
I plan to complete a MIDI control surface usb cheap to get back at the us438.

In summary, you can go there with your eyes closed.