Scan code: LN101776 Manufacturer code: 47051

Steinberg UR816C Audio & Midi Interface

Steinberg UR816C USB 3 Audio & Midi Interface

Scan code: LN101776 Manufacturer code: 47051
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Steinberg UR816C - USB 3.0 Audio Interface

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16 X 16 USB 3.0 AUDIO INTERFACEPremium quality should be at the centre of your recording studio’s setup, and UR816C from Steinberg is precisely that, premium quality.

Featuring comprehensive I/O’s for creating multitrack recordings, exemplary mic preamps, pro features including world clock, digital I/O’s and mute/dim switches, the UR816C has everything you could need and more for pro-grade recording, each and every time.

The UR816C is particularly great for recording bands, live shows and rehearsals thanks to its plentiful I/O options, meaning you’re able to capture the entire band, and in fantastic quality too thanks to the inclusion of the ‘D-PRE’ preamps.

Give Your Studio a Professional Heart

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compatible with any DAW Steinberg’s UR816C is a 16x16 audio interface that is the heart of your studio. The UR816C has excellent Class-A ‘D-PRE’ mic preamps and delivers crystal-clear 32-bit/192kHz recording quality. This comprehensive set of preamps allows you to capture and record an entire drumkit and, thanks to the Hi-Z inputs, you can record your guitars and other instruments in stunning detail, not forgetting the UR816Cs’ MIDI connections which allow you to use a wide array of controllers.

The UR816C’s digital connection options mean you can always expand your studio by adding converters and the UR816C's world clock with the latest jitter-reduction technology ensures that any other audio equipment you add will be seamlessly synchronised. The addition of ‘Dim’ and ‘Mute’ functionalities add further studio-level versatility, and speaking of versatility, the UR816C is perfectly functional with any DAW on the market today.

A Visual Overview of the UR816C

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Combo Input 1/2 with gain control, Hi-Z and PAD switch Connect microphones via XLR plugs and use the brilliant, transparent sound of the Class-A D-PRE mic preamps to capture your voice or acoustic instrument. Or directly plug in Hi-Z instruments like electric guitar or bass, using unbalanced 6.3mm plugs.

Each input has its own gain control, which you can use in combination with the Peak indicator above each input socket to easily dial in the perfect input level. When turned on, the PAD switch reduces the input level by -16 dB for when you connect high output equipment, such as a mixer.

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+48 V phantom power switches/indicators for Input 1–4 and Input 5–8 The UR816C has two switches to supply +48 V phantom power on inputs 1–4 and 5–8, for when you’re using large (studio) or small diaphragm condenser microphones. The indicator in each of the +48 V pushbutton switches lights when it is turned on.

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Gain Controls for Inputs 5-8 These gain controls are for the rear panel inputs 5–8. The Peak indicator above each of these controls helps you to easily dial in the perfect input level.

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Phones jack 1 and 2 with volume control You can connect two sets of stereo headphones to these 6.3mm jacks for monitoring. Each one has its own independent volume control for adjusting the output signal level. Phones 1 and Phones 2 output any one of the Mix 1 to 4 signals, chosen in the dspMixFx UR-C application.

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USB and Lock indicators The USB indicator lights up when the power is turned on and the UR816C is communicating with your computer or iOS device. If the computer or iOS device does not recognize the UR816C, the indicator will flash continuously.

Similarly, the Lock indicator is illuminated when the selected clock source and the word clock source are synchronized. When not synchronized, the indicator flashes continuously.

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USB and Lock indicators This control adjusts the output signal level of the main outputs on the rear panel. The power indicator ring lights up when the UR816C is receiving power.

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Mute and Dim The Mute and Dim controls allow for easy communication between the recording engineer and artist in professional studios. When you turn the Mute switch on, the signal from the main outputs is muted.

You can also individually mute the output signal of each of the line outputs. By turning the Dim switch on, the signal from the main outputs will be attenuated. You can also individually dim the output signal of each line output by the same amount.

Record the Entire Band


Produce your own music There’s nothing quite like the magic of a band jamming together in full flow. With the UR816C’s multiple I/O’s and options for recording more complex setups, you can capture this magic. Pro-grade ‘D-PRE’ preamps will record your vocals and acoustic instruments in fantastic details, whilst the Hi-Z, line, digital and MIDI inputs, alongside DSP effects make sure that every instrument’s natural sound is captured to a professional level.

The UR816C offers latency-free monitoring, tough-as-nails build quality and flawless compatibility with Mac/Windows computers and iOS devices, the UR816C is your bands new best friend.

Stream your Band's Music as it Happens


broadcast your performances to the globe Most modern musicians understand the importance of making your music available to fans online quickly and easily. The UR816C is here to make this whole process much easier and more streamlined for you. Utilising the ‘Loopback’ function it’s now super easy to live-stream your gig, rehearsal or jam via Facebook Live or various other similar platforms.

The UR816C’s numerous inputs allow you to connect your whole bands setup, whilst the built-in DSP effects mean that you can shape the perfect live mix in real time.

The Tech Spec

Features Specification
Computer Connectivity USB 3.0
Form Factor Rackmount
Number of Preamps 8
Phantom Power 8 channels
A/D Resolution Up to 32-bit Integer/192kHz
Effects dspMixFx: REV-X Reverb, Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip, Guitar Amp Classics
Analog Inputs 6 x XLR-1/4" combo (mic/line), 2 x XLR-1/4" combo (mic/line/Hi-Z)
Analog Outputs 2 x 1/4" TRS (main out), 8 x 1/4" (line out)
Digital Inputs 1 x Optical (ADAT, S/PDIF)
Digital Outputs 1 x Optical (ADAT, S/PDIF)
Headphones 2 x 1/4"
USB 1 x USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 (audio/MIDI), 1 x Type Micro-B (power)
Clock I/O 1 x BNC (in), 1 x BNC (out)
Software Cubase AI, Cubasis LE (iOS)
OS Requirements - Mac macOS 10.12 or later, 4GB RAM minimum, Intel Core i3 or higher, iOS 9 or later (select software)
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 SP1 64-bit or later, 4GB RAM minimum, Intel Core i3 or higher
Rack Spaces 1U
USB 1 x USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 (audio/MIDI), 1 x Type Micro-B (power)
Power Supply 16V DC power supply (included)
Height 1.8"
Width 17.5"
Depth 8.88"
Weight 5.95"
Computer Interface Type USB 3
Connections (Input) 8 x XLR / Jack Combo
Mic Preamps (Max) 8
Instrument Inputs (Max) 8
Phantom Power Yes
Sample Rate (Max) 192 kHz
Bit Resolution 32
iPad Compatible Yes
Connections (Output) 8 x 6.35mm (1/4") TRS Jack
Dimensions (mm) not published WxHxD
DSP Processing No
Misc. Notes none
Additional Information
Scan Code LN101776
Model Number 47051
GTIN 4957812650212

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Steinberg UR816C USB 3 Audio & Midi Interface is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sounds good to me Bought two of the UR816C units, of which they can both be connected together for essentially a 16 track/input setup. Scan & DPD both provided a fantastic service as per usual. Many thanks Folks.
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Steinberg UR816C Audio & Midi Interface
Steinberg UR816C Audio & Midi Interface