The interface itself sports two balanced Neutrik combo inputs, D-PRE microphone preamps, two TRS main outputs, four RCA line outputs, MIDI in and out, and USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1 SuperSpeed) connectivity, making it compatible with PCs, Macs and iOS devices. It features 32-bit/192 kHz audio resolution, MIDI and numerous DSP effects that can reportedly be used when monitoring audio without latency.
Onboard DSP effects, e.g. REV-X reverb, Channel Strip and Guitar Amp Classics, are accessed by the unit’s dspMixFx mixer. Those looking for more effects can pore through the software bundle that comes with the UR24C; the bundle includes Cubase AI music production software; Basic FX Suite, consisting of effects and sound processing tools; native versions of the DSP effects (both VST 3 and AU compatible); and the Cubasis LE music production app for the iPad.
Intended for use by musicians, producers and DJs, the UR24C provides switchable monitor modes for headphones: DAW mode is used for producing music with a DAW, where the signal from Output 1 or Output 2 is chosen as the headphone source while allowing the user to adjust the balance of the signals from the DAW and from the UR24C’s inputs. Meanwhile, DJ mode is expected to be used for performances with DJ software and backing tracks, where the signal is split so the mono master sound is output to the right side of the headphones and the mono cue sound to the left, also letting the user adjust the balance of both signals.
Steinberg’s Senior Marketing Manager Stefan Schreiber commented: “With its build quality, first-class components and 32-bit/192 kHz resolution, the whole UR-C range of interfaces sets a very high standard. The UR24C includes all these competitive advantages, but also comes with a unique and flexible concept of monitoring that works both in the studio and on stage.”
Currently shipping and available, the UR24C runs $319.