Zoom U-44 USB Audio Interface

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  • Zoom U-44 USB Audio Interface, the most powerful and comprehensive in the new range of USB Audio Interfaces from Zoom.
  • Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, includes a wide selection of inputs and outputs at an affordable price.
  • A compact, 4-in/4-out audio interface that enables you to record and perform wherever you are.
  • Offers the same high-quality, low-noise mic preamps as Zoom's acclaimed H5 and H6 Handy Recorders.
Our price £146.00 £121.67
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Zoom U-44 USB Audio Interface


The Centerpiece of your Mobile Studio

The U-44 is a compact, 4-in/4-out audio interface that enables you to record and perform wherever you are. Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, the U-44 comes equipped with the features you need to record 24-bit/96 kHz audio anywhere.

The U-44 offers the same high-quality, low-noise mic preamps as Zoom's acclaimed H5 and H6 Handy Recorders, plus compatibility with Zoom’s Interchangeable Input Capsules for incredible possibilities. Use the U-44 with your PC, Mac, or iPad via USB, or as a standalone AD/DA converter and mic preamp.

 

The World is Your Studio

Wherever you want to record, the bus-powered U-44 forms the perfect centrepiece of your mobile studio. Connect instruments, monitors, and other devices when you’re recording at home, or hook it up to your iPad* to make music on the go. If bus power isn’t available, the U-44 can run on just two AA batteries, allowing you to record anywhere.

Thanks to its 10-pin Zoom connector, the U-44 is compatible with all of our interchangeable input capsules (sold separately), representing a powerful field recording setup. Choose from six capsules, X/Y, Shock Mount X/Y, Mid-Side, Shotgun, Stereo Shotgun, and Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input, each with its own unique applications. Record the audience during your live performance, or connect our SSH-6 Stereo Shotgun for dialogue and sound design on your latest film project.

* Requires 2 AA batteries or optional AC adapter for power, plus an Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit or Lightning-to-USB Camera Adapter for connection to iPhone / iPad.

 

Pristine Recording and Playback

Inspired by Zoom's H-series recorders, the U-44 is equipped with high-performance, low-noise mic preamps that enable recording and playback at resolutions up to 24-bit/96 kHz. You can also use U-44 as a studio-quality headphone amp and listen to your favourite music in full fidelity.

 

Connections

The U-44 features a full array of inputs and outputs so you’ll always be prepared for any recording or live performance. Two combo inputs with independent gain knobs and multi-colour level indicators provide flexibility for connecting mics, keyboards, and mixers. 48V phantom power can be supplied to inputs 1 and 2, and input 1 supports Hi-Z input for connecting passive guitars, basses, or other instruments. MIDI I/O jacks enable synchronization with devices like electronic keyboards, controllers, and synthesizer or sampler modules.

Multiple output options, including 1/4”, RCA, and S/PDIF, allow you to connect DJ mixers, speakers, and more. Monitoring your mixes is easy thanks to a dedicated headphone output with independent volume control. The direct monitor knob makes it possible to blend your headphone mix between the input and playback signals, perfect for live electronic music performance and DJ’ing.

 

Control Your Mix, Standalone AD/DA Conversion, Feature-Rich Mobile Recording

With advanced monitoring options, the U-44 lets you dial in your ideal mix. Create a balanced headphone mix between your click track and main out signals during live performances. Or balance the cue and main out signals when you’re DJ’ing. The outputs of channels A and B can be muted, providing even more control. Plus, direct monitoring enables you to hear the live signal you’re recording without latency, simply adjust between the input and computer playback signals to create the perfect mix.

When you’re transferring audio, high-quality AD/DA conversion is critical. The U-44 functions in standalone mode as a high-quality mic preamp and AD/DA converter to ensure complete transparency when converting audio formats.
You can choose between a 44.1 or 48 kHz sampling rate for conversion.

  • Connect digital audio gear to analogue amps and mixers
  • Create digital samples for your songs
  • Digitize your analogue records and tapes

The U-44 is small enough to carry in your jacket pocket or backpack, without sacrificing features. Plus, all of the connectors and knobs are strategically positioned for fast access.

 

Create More with Your U-44

Bundled with Ableton Live Lite, the U-44 has everything the modern music creator needs. This integrated software lets you record tracks quickly and intuitively, enhancing them with studio-quality effects like EQ, compression, reverb, delay, chorus, filter, and more. Plus, Ableton’s performance workflows let you take your music to the stage where you can mix and record live.

Cubasis LE, a 4-track audio recording/editing/mixing app for iPad with an intuitive ‘touch’ user interface, is now available for the U-22.

 

What's in the Box:

  • Operation manual
  • USB Cable
  • Ableton Live Lite software download code
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Specifications

ANALOG IN: INPUT 1/2

  • CONNECTOR: TRS/XLR combo jacks (XLR: 2 hot, TRS: TIP hot)
  • INPUT GAIN: 0 – 43 dB
  • INPUT IMPEDANCE: 2.6 k Ω (MIC IN) 1.1 M Ω (when Hi-Z ON)
  • MAXIMUM INPUT LEVEL: +2.7 dBu (MIC IN) /+20.7 dBu (TRS IN)
  • PHANTOM POWER: +48V

 

ANALOG IN: MIC IN

  • SUPPORTED ZOOM INPUT CAPSULES: XYH-6, MSH-6, SGH-6, EXH-6, SSH-6, XYH-5

 

ANALOG OUT: MAIN OUT L/R

  • CONNECTOR: TRS phone jacks (unbalanced)
  • MAXIMUM OUTPUT LEVEL: +10 dBu (at 0 dBFS)
  • OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: 330 Ω

 

ANALOG OUT: LINE OUT 1/2

  • CONNECTOR: RCA (coaxial)
  • MAXIMUM OUTPUT LEVEL: +8 dBu (at 0 dBFS)
  • OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: 1kΩ

 

ANALOG OUT: PHONES

  • CONNECTOR: Standard stereo phone jack 30 mW x 2 (into 32 Ω load)
  • MAXIMUM OUTPUT LEVEL: +10 dBu (at 0 dBFS)
  • OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: 33 Ω

 

DIGITAL IN/OUT: S/PDIF OPTICAL

  • CONNECTOR: TOSLINK
  • SUPPORTED SAMPLING FREQUENCIES: 96 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz

 

DIGITAL IN/OUT: S/PDIF COAXIAL

  • CONNECTOR: RCA (coaxial)
  • SUPPORTED SAMPLING FREQUENCIES: 96 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz

 

Additional Specifications

  • FREQUENCY CHARACTERISTICS: At 44.1 kHz: ±1.5 dB: 20 Hz - 20 kHz at 96 kHz: ±2 dB: 20 Hz - 40 kHz
  • INPUT CONVERSION NOISE: Measured EIN: -119.5 dB (IHF-A) at 43 dB, 150 Ω input
  • NUMBER OF AUDIO RECORDING AND PLAYBACK CHANNELS: Recording: 4 channels Playback: 4 channels
  • SAMPLING FREQUENCIES: 96 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz
  • BIT DEPTH: 24-bit
  • INTERFACE: USB 2.0
  • MIDI IN/OUT: 5-pin DIN jack
  • POWER SOURCE: USB bus power (Type B) ZOOM AD-17 (Micro-B) DC 5V power supply (Micro-B) 2 AA batteries (4 hours continuous operation with phantom power off)
  • POWER CONSUMPTION: 5W maximum
  • DIMENSIONS: 198.8 mm (D) 92.3 mm (W) 42.7 mm (H)
  • WEIGHT (MAIN UNIT ONLY): 310 g

 

U-44 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • WINDOWS: OS: Windows® 8.1 ~ 11 (32bit/64bit) CPU: Intel® Core i3 or faster* USB: USB 3.0/USB 2.0*** Operation is not guaranteed with CPUs from Atom, Celeron or Pentium series or CPUs made by AMD. ** Only USB host controllers with Intel Chipsets are supported. Operation is not guaranteed when used with USB hubs or expansion cards.
  • MAC: OS: Mac® OS X 10.9.5 ~ 12 CPU: Intel® Core i3 or faster USB: USB 3.0/USB 2.0** Operation is not guaranteed when used with USB hubs or expansion cards.
  • IPHONE/IPAD OS: iOS 7.1 ~ 15 * Requires 2 AA batteries or optional AC adapter for power, plus an Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit or Lightning-to-USB Camera Adapter.
Connectivity USB, MIDI, SPDIF
No. of Mic Preamps 4
No. Instrument Inputs 2
No. of Line Inputs 2
No. of Line Outputs 6
No. of Digital Ins 2
No. of Digital Outs 2
No. of Headphone Outputs 1
Item Returns This item can be returned