Scan code: LN82351 Manufacturer code: 45492

Steinberg UR242 USB Audio Interface

Steinberg UR242 USB Audio Interface, 24-Bit/192 kHz, Class-A D-Pre Mic Preamps, Latency Free Monitoring, MISI I/O, iOS

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Scan code: LN82351 Manufacturer code: 45492
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Steinberg - 4 x 2 USB 2.0 Audio Interface

Steinberg - 4 x 2 USB 2.0 Audio Interface

2 x D-PRE, 192 kHz support & MIDI I/OIntroducing the UR242, a 4x2 USB 2.0 audio interface from Steinberg. A fantastic piece of recording hardware, with superb portability, tough-as-nails housing and even better components.

Combining the fantastic sound quality gained from discrete analogue circuitry, with the ease of mobile portability and sporting Steinberg’s heavily lauded ‘D-PRE’ mic preamps, the UR242 delivers staggering Class A analogue preamp circuitry whenever, and wherever you are.

Inspired ideas can come at any time, any place, and it's important that you're able to get your ideas down as soon as they happen. To do that, you need an interface that is ready go whenever you are, and the UR242 is ready to answer the call.

Your Music Deserves to Sound the Best

Steinberg - 4 x 2 USB 2.0 Audio Interface

the ur242 really does have it all The UR242 represents a brilliant balance between 3 crucial factors, quality, mobile portability and price. Premium components alongside integrated DSP-powered FX, expertly designed and engineered to fit comfortably inside a small, but tough chassis, in an affordable price bracket.

Track vocals, guitars, MIDI equipment and more with the UR242’s 4 channels simultaneously in crystal clear 24/192kHz thanks to the professional grade D-PRE preamps inside.

Take the UR242 with you wherever you sense inspiration may strike, and you needn't have any worries about transporting it either, the full metal casing keeps the UR242 safe from the inevitable rough and tumble lifestyle of a musician/engineer on the road.

The UR242 offers everything you could need, reliable and professional grade sound, portability and it’s tough enough to withstand any knocks and scrapes.

Cubase AI Included

Steinberg - 4 x 2 USB 2.0 Audio Interface

fantastic Iphone/Ipad compatibility Upon purchasing your new UR242, you’ll also receive a copy of Cubase AI completely free! ‘Cubase AI’ is a slimmed down version of Steinberg’s ‘Cubase’ production suite software for Mac/Windows. If you’re an iPad user, there’s ‘Cubasis LE’ available, a fully-fledged production studio packed with features that have been optimised for touchscreen control.

A neat little feature about this software is that you can capture inspired ideas as and when they happen on your iPad using Cubasis LE, then transfer them over to Cubase AI, to flesh them out and work on them in the comfort of your own home.

Seamless DAW Integration

Steinberg - 4 x 2 USB 2.0 Audio Interface

and not just with cubase! As you might expect, the integration between Cubase and the UR242 is absolutely seamless. But it’s not just Cubase the UR range works so well with, just about any DAW out there will connect flawlessly with the whole UR range.

Similar to the 19” rack model in the UR series, the UR242 delivers latency-free monitoring with DSP-powered effects via the onboard SSP2 DSP chip and the latest 'dspMixFx' technology. The means you have a completely integrated DSP-based monitoring setup wherever you are, and, with whatever your choice of DAW.

Live for the Live Show

Steinberg - 4 x 2 USB 2.0 Audio Interface

the perfect choice Use of a backing track, or samples, is now fairly common place amongst today’s modern bands and artists, and these are often played and triggered from Cubase or any other DAW from an iPad, laptop or smartphone. MIDI data is also often used to cue lighting or visuals to ensure perfect synchronicity to the song.

As a reliable and high-quality mobile solution, the UR242 is the perfect choice interface for sending pre-produced backing tracks to the FOH mixer. It’s ASIO, Core Audio and WDM drivers have undergone extensive and rigorous testing to ensure they deliver flawless operation each and every time. The UR242’s mix of reliability and stunning sound quality make it the ideal choice for artists and musicians in the live arena.

Key Features of The UR242

Steinberg Quality The UR242 from Steinberg is packed with so many great features that it's hard to believe given it's small, portable nature. Have a glance at just some of the key features below.


Rugged metal casingBuilt to the most exacting standards by Yamaha’s experienced engineers, the UR242’s metal chassis is rugged enough to withstand all the rigors of the road.


24-bit/192 kHzTop-of-the-range converters provide a maximum sampling rate of 192 kHz and a resolution of 24 bits, delivering pristine audio quality.


D-PRE mic preampsYamaha’s highly acclaimed D-PRE preamps delivers a truly transparent and beautifully detailed sound that is unrivaled in this product class.


CompatibilityThe UR242 is compatible with all major audio editing, mastering, and music production software supporting ASIO, Core Audio or WDM standard.


iOS connectivityUR242 offers connectivity with Apple’s iPad and iPhone. When paired with Steinberg’s iPad-based Cubasis music app or other iOS audio apps, the UR242 offers a portable and intuitive production experience.


Latency-free monitoringThe UR242 features latency-free hardware monitoring with an easy-to-use monitor source switch that allows you to choose between the direct signal and the output of your host application.

System Requirements

Features Specification
Computer Connectivity USB 2.0
Form Factor Desktop
Simultaneous I/O 4 x 2
Number of Preamps 2
Phantom Power Yes
A/D Resolution 24-bit/192kHz
Built In DSP/FX Yes
Analog Inputs 2 x XLR/TRS Combo, 2 x 1/4"
Analog Outputs 2 x 1/4", 1 x 1/4" (Headphones)
Height 1.85"
Width 7.79"
Depth 6.25"
Weight 2.87 lbs.
Computer Interface Type USB 2
Connections (Input)
  • 2 x 6.35mm (1/4") TRS Jack
  • 1 x MIDI
  • 2 x XLR / Jack Combo
Mic Preamps (Max) 2
Instrument Inputs (Max) 4
Phantom Power Yes
Sample Rate (Max) 192 kHz
Bit Resolution 24
iPad Compatible Yes
Connections (Output)
  • 2 x 6.35mm (1/4") TRS Jack
  • 1 x Headphone (TRS 6.35mm Jack)
Dimensions (mm)  
DSP Processing Yes
Misc. Notes  
Additional Information
Scan Code LN82351
Model Number 45492
GTIN 4957812580045

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Steinberg UR242 USB Audio Interface, 24-Bit/192 kHz, Class-A D-Pre Mic Preamps, Latency Free Monitoring, MISI I/O, iOS is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product even though it developed a fault... My original MIDI interface needed updating and because I use Cubase, the Steinberg UR242 was the natural choice for me. It was easy to set up and it worked well Cubase - everything was pretty smooth. So far so good. Unfortunately it developed a fault after four days or so - both channels simply stopped working. It has since been replaced.and no further problems have occurred with its replacement. I have checked and haven't seen other reports of similar issues with this device so I am giving it the benefit of the doubt!
Date published: 2020-05-25
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Whats in the box.

Hi. Is there a power supply and are there any leads included.
Asked by: Alan13
Hello, This would include a power supply and a USB cable to connect the device to your computer. Regards,
Answered by: JackB
Date published: 2018-06-21
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Steinberg UR242 USB Audio Interface
Steinberg UR242 USB Audio Interface