BEHRINGER Audio Interface, 1x XLR/TRS 1x 1/4″ 2X RCA USB, Black, 1-Channel (UM2)

(10 customer reviews)



When it’s time to make recording history, You need the best audio interface, you can get, and you need one you can count on. That’s why Behringer has introduced the new U-Phoria series USB Audio interfaces. With 4 unique models to choose from, the U-Phoria series has the ideal Interface to make your recording experience legendary. Midas-design preamps Midas developed the world-class preamps for the UMC204, UMC202 and UMC22 interfaces and thanks to the available +48 V phantom power, you can even use professional-grade studio condenser mics to create outstanding tracks. 96 kHz precision The U-Phoria series offers the user The ability to switch between 48 kHz and 96kHz. Both sampling rates offer better than CD recording quality for professional results. Convenient monitoring the um-2 provides power phones output with level control, direct monitor, selecting, status, signal and clip LEDs which is all powered through the computer USB port. Behringer offers free audio recording, editing and broadcasting software, including 150 instrument and effect plug-ins available at on their website. Compose. Record. Mix. Share. For composing, recording, editing, mixing and sharing music is included with the purchase of the um-2. This DAW features a single-screen interface with features such as dynamic automation, unlimited track count, MIDI recording and support for VST and AU plug-ins. Register your U-Phoria UM2 at, and they’ll reward you with a complimentary download code for the full version of traction 4. Recording and editing couldn’t be easier. Features: 2×2 USB Audio Interface for microphones and instruments audiophile 48 kHz resolution compatible with popular recording software, including Avid Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Steinberg Cubase, etc. Streams 2 inputs/ 2 outputs with ultra-low latency, supporting Mac OS X and windows XP or higher +48 v-powered Xenia mic preamp comparable to stand-alone boutique preamps powerful phones output with level control and direct monitor select status, signal and clip indications for perfect overview USB port for connection and power free audio recording, editing and broadcasting software plus 150 instrument/effect plug-ins.


Audiophile 2×2 USB Audio Interface with XENYX Mic Preamplifier

  • 2×2 USB audio interface for recording microphones and instruments
  • Audiophile 48 kHz resolution for professional audio quality

  • State-of-the-art, +48 V-powered XENYX Mic Preamp comparable to stand-alone boutique preamps


Compose. Record. Mix. Share.

Seamless Integration with Popular DAWs

Sonically Superior Mic Preamps

Convenient Monitoring

Compose. Record. Mix. Share.

Tracktion is one of the world’s fastest and easiest Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) for composing, recording, editing, mixing and sharing your music with the world. Featuring a single-screen interface, and pushing the envelope in design elegance, Tracktion brings together outstanding Pro DAW features, such as dynamic automation, unlimited track count, MIDI recording and support for VST and AU plug-ins. This powerful music production software gives you all the tools of an entire professional-grade recording studio. Learning a DAW has never been easier, thanks to their vast and readily available library of resources.

Seamless Integration with Popular DAWs

The ultra-compact UM2 is totally compatible with virtually all popular recording software including Avid Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Steinberg Cubase, etc., so you can record tracks directly into you favorite computer-based DAW – and mix and master to your heart’s content.

Sonically Superior Mic Preamps

The studio-grade XENYX Mic Preamp used in the UM2, has been praised by audio engineers all over the world for its hug-headroom, low-noise operation. These state-of-the-art mic pres represent a major step in the evolution of audio technology – and they can easily hold their own, even when compared to the most expensive stand-alone mic preamps. XENYX preamps offer a staggering 130 dB of dynamic range, with a bandwidth that extends from below 10 Hz to well above 200 kHz. Armed with these outstanding mic preamps, the UM2 provides such transparent, crystal-clear performance you just might think someone upgraded your mics while you weren’t looking.

Convenient Monitoring

The UM2 Mix control allows direct monitor select, which means musicians can experience their performance clearly – resulting in a better performance and recording. With its powerful Phones Output, Direct Monitor Level control, Status and Signal Clip LEDs, plus USB-supplied power – the UM2 is ready to go wherever you go.

Getting Connected

On the UM2’s front panel you’ll find the a combination jacks that accept balanced XLR, ¼ ” TRS and unbalanced ¼ ” TR connections along with a ¼ ” TRS. The rear panel is home to the +48 V phantom power switch, a USB 2.0 port for simple and easy connection to your computer and power, plus RCA playback options for direct connection to studio monitors. It just doesn’t get any easier than this!

Free Would Be Nice!

Because you’ll want to take full advantage of the UM2’s recording and podcasting potential, we’ve included a download for all the software you’ll need for audio recording, editing and even podcasting – all free of charge and downloadable from You’ll be ready to go live on your PC or Mac right out of the box! We’ve also provided a free download of more than 150 virtual instruments and FX plug-ins – turning your computer into a powerful home-based or mobile recording studio from input to output.

Recording the Next Big Hit

The amazing UM2 ultra-compact 2 x 2, 24-Bit/48 kHz USB audio interface allows you to record the perfect vocal or instrument tracks directly to your computer, thanks to the XENYX Mic Preamp with +48 Volt phantom power for condenser microphones – and studio-grade 48 kHz converter for superb sound quality. Whether you’re a singer-songwriter, producer on the go, or just need a rock-solid interface for running backing tracks at the gig, the ultra-dependable U-PHORIA UM2 will help you shine in the digital domain.

Additional information

Weight 260 kg
Dimensions 15.6 × 8.8 cm
Item Weight

‎260 g

Product Dimensions

‎20.9 x 15.6 x 8.8 cm; 260 Grams

Item model number


Body Material




Compatible Devices


Connector Type

1x XLR/TRS; 1x 1/4"; 2x RCA; USB

Hardware Interface

USB 2.0

Supported Software

Tracktion 4

Material Type





‎Mac OS X, Windows XP or later



Date First Available

21 November 2018



10 reviews for BEHRINGER Audio Interface, 1x XLR/TRS 1x 1/4″ 2X RCA USB, Black, 1-Channel (UM2)


    Was recording piano pieces with an expensive smartphone for my daughter. It was a struggle getting the sound clear and clean. Discovered about such device exists for studio recording. After understanding how to adjust the input level, this unit gives clean and clear stereo recording of all my kids piano practices. Even the teacher asked me how I did it. Why it took me so long to get into tech. I blamed myself for living under a rock all this time.


    This is exactly what I need as I purchase a AT2020 overhead mic. Both works together seamlessly. The packaging was good the delivery was acceptable.

  3. Martin C.

    Best in Class!
    I’ve been recording music and sound both professionally and for fun since the mid-90’s. I’ve been fortunate enough to get to use a wide variety of equipment at all levels, from cheap junk to top pro quality. My home desktop recording setup has centered around an M-Audio Delta1010 card for many years. In studios, I’ve used a variety of things, from Digidesign, RMC, Apogee, etc… I needed a simple and cheap USB interface to use with an old beater laptop for some mobile recording. After much research, I nabbed a Behringer UMC404HD. The price was cheap enough to be worth the gamble; I’ve used Behringer things a few times in the past, but never an interface, and was worried it might be too junky to be usable. But seeing that these are perpetually out of stock at most places, I figured it would be easy enough to flip if it ended up being a lemon. Thankfully, I won’t even need to worry about that, because this one is a winner! Best $99 I’ve spent on anything in a long time.Sound quality is great. I’d say the quality of the conversion beats my M-Audio card (which was originally at least 6x the price!). I’m going to chalk this up to improvements in technology over the years, and it really makes the Delta show its age. A nice clear sound, not lacking in body, and doesn’t have any of the harshness I’ve encountered with other Behringer products of the past. I’m not going to say it’s “warm” sounding at all, but it really doesn’t need to be, honestly. It’s just a solid clear sound with a minimum of any noticeable hype or color. Behringer’s parent company recently bought Midas, and the UMC404 claims to have the same mic preamps as used in the high end Midas consoles. Which model of console is anyone’s guess, and it’s really more just an excuse to stick the name on there to play off the reputation of the name (though, Midas is a big name in live FOH consoles, not really anything to do with recording consoles). But whatever, the mic preamps do sound good. Noise isn’t too bad – recording piano with some dynamic mics didn’t get any bad noise issues. It will get a bit hissy if you have to max the gain out, but there are few situations where I see that happening, and if you really need lowest noise, you can always use a nicer external preamp and patch into the line inputs. The inserts included on each input is a nice touch! You can easily patch a compressor after the mic input – which is good news for tracking vocals. This is an extremely helpful feature that most other interfaces neglect.One complaint about the mic preamps: they don’t work well with low-output ribbon mics. I tried it with my Cascade Fat Head II and it was a no-go. Not enough clean gain available. Had to max it out to get any signal and at that point the noise was too much. Ribbon users would need something like a Cloud Lifter or other external preamp to be able to use them with the UMC. Too bad, but that’s really not a huge letdown considering the price and how well the unit performs otherwise.Control panel for the drivers is very spartan, but it does enough to tell you what’s going on and make a few adjustments. People like me who are used to the luxury of an onboard DSP zero latency monitor mixer (like the Delta has) will be a little disappointed by the lack of monitor adjustment with the simple analog input monitoring on the box itself, but it’s still work-able, just a bit unusual to lack a separate control for monitor mixing. But considering the price and general sound quality, this isn’t really a complaint.As far as how well it plays with software, I’ve tried this with Adobe Audition, Reaper, and Tracktion. It works just fine doing multitrack using the ASIO drivers in Reaper and Tracktion, but it did NOT work well with Audition at all. Attempting to use the ASIO drivers to do a multitrack recording in Audition caused Audition to crash. Multitracking in Audition doesn’t seem to work at all with this, even when switching to the MME or WASAPI drivers. I’m blaming this on Audition because Adobe sucks. Tracktion was billed as “included” software, but it wasn’t actually in the box with it, and when I registered the product with Behringer to get my “free” download code, I have yet to get any reply from them. There’s a free version of Tracktion available and that’s probably what they’re talking about. Behringer pulled this crap before by including the freeware Audacity with interfaces and billing it as some great deal of included software (and Audacity sucks, BTW). Tried messing with Tracktion a bit, but really not a fan of the workflow. It’s quick and easy, but it’s too stripped and just not an interface I find comfortable. Reaper gave the best results for multitracking on the laptop, and then I used Audition for editing/mastering the final mix. My main software on desktop is Samplitude Pro X, but I haven’t plugged the Behringer into my desktop yet. The laptop is running Win10, so good news for Win10 users that the drivers seem to work fine with it.Haven’t tested the MIDI yet, and therefore haven’t used any realtime softsynths with it, so I can’t make any judgment about the latency. The control panel gives you some control over this, so I’m sure I could probably get it to where it feels good for realtime synth. But as this is being used almost exclusively for recording, low latency is really not on my list of needs.Time will tell about the long-term reliability of a $99 interface with this much packed into it, but overall construction seems solid and I’ve had no feelings about it being too delicate to carry around in my backpack. Should hold up well to regular mobile use.Giving something like this 5 stars seems excessive, because there’s certainly better out there. But at this price? Not even close! In the very crowded world of sub-$200 audio interfaces, I will put the UMC404HD up there as a clear winner.

  4. Mark Pixley

    Better than I expected.
    At one time Behringer products were the ban of the industry, cheaply made/reversed engineered/and slave labor were the typical comments you’d hear about them…I have owned several products that were frankly unusable (cheap compressor and a horrific ADA8000)…since purchasing Midas and a few other companies and being re-branded as Global Music I have to say things have really turned around…First lets talk about the drivers, if you are running a Mac OS the drivers are already installed, plug it in go to your midi/audio device settings and choose it, you’re done…in Windows (depending on OS version) you are going to need to download and install the appropriate drivers…depending on your computer this can be painless or a nuisance but thats hardly a Behringer problem…my install went quickly and thank god the old days of having to restart your computer every time you installed something is over…Once installed the drivers are pretty seamless…depending on the application it seems that bit depth is adjusted on the fly, which is also a wonderful new thing, not sure if its just ASIO 2 or what but I like it.As far as the U-phoria UMC404HD…for $99.00 you are not going to beat the quality or functionality of this device…I own a plethora of state of the art converters, from Apogee and Prism to the high end Lynx stuff and even some developmental TI and AKM boards…I also have a handful of the smaller Roland/Edirol devices as well as a Duet from Apogee…so my”A/B” comparison pool is above average (yes I might be a hoarder I never sell or get rid of any audio gear)…Frankly the converters in this UMC-404HD are as good as anything in my arsenal (also considering that at anything over 96kHz you are already outside the realm of tangible human hearing when it comes to noise floor anyway)…I have a tendency to NOT like any AKM converter and I pretty much could tell these were NOT that typical wet blanket smearing that a badly implemented “signal chain/psu/chip-choice” usually gives you…these converters are smooth, no clipping, no computer noise (switching power supplies in an DAC power system are a terrible idea but the technology is apparently coming round)…I haven’t tried them at 192kHz because its really just a preference and eats up hard drive space (google NWaudioguy and read his stuff on this), but at 96khz everything is smooth as butter crisp and detailed just the way you want it.The Midas pre’s are wonderfully quiet, I would compare them to my API stuff with less gain, and overall this device seems to be on the quieter end of converter boxes/pre’s, everything is sorta preset at a lower input level, which is fine if you ask me, no reason to drive your digital hot anyway…there is a hint of color but no smearing and no real clouding of the audio signal, its pretty much “what you hear is what you get”, I cannot say this about any of my other devices with built in preamps…I NEVER use a devices pre’s because I have a rack full of vintage stuff that is better, but this device is now my exception, it sounds as good as the rack stuff, just not as loud…speaking of which (built in preamps) you CAN bypass the pre’s by simply using a TRS on the insert jack on the back, so if you don’t like the pre’s just bypass them and use your own outboard, you still get quality DA/AD conversion and you can real-time monitor with the mix knob on the front…but like I said this product seems to be on the low end of output level so that rule applies across the board to your headphone out…you are not going to be driving some high end/high impedance headphone to bleeding ears level with this thing, not a lot of volume range on the headphone mix but so what? Typically you should be sending out a separate headphone mix to a band anyway and you’ve only got 4 inputs so lets not pretend this is for tracking an orchestra, it is what it is and its quite good at that.As far as functionality, having an A/B monitor switch on the front of this device is brilliant thinking on Behringers part…no other device in this price range is that versatile…The ONLY drawback/complaint I have is really just a minor one and that is the phantom power switch powers ALL of the channels at once, (not that phantom will harm a non-phantom mic) and I get why they did it (cost probably and for what? A few guys like me complaining?) but it seems to me there should be a way to change this in software if you want (my Apogee Duet lets me do this).I’m not going to go into all of the functions, others (and the Behringer sales video) will do a better job there…all I have to say is if you have heard in the past how crappy Behringer products are and avoid them like the plague I can assure you that something has changed in this company for the better…now the one caveat to that is I have not had to deal with their customer service, for all I know it could be non-existent, but I highly doubt it, they seem to be forward thinking here and listening to the customer base much better than the others…at one time if you had Behringer products in your studio people mocked you, that has changed…if you DON’T have their stuff now I would say you haven’t tried them…this is now my favorite converter because, well…the price and the build quality makes my pocket book smile and the ease of use and functionality makes my workflow smile…the fact that its easily portable and I can switch it between DAW systems super fast makes it a bonus all the way around.Get one. They are cheap.

  5. Raffaele

    Proprio ciò che stavo cercando!
    Premettendo che questa è la mia prima interfaccia audio esterna e che non sono un espertissimo audiofilo e non ho altissime pretese, cercavo un dispositivo affidabile ed economico col quale semplicemente collegare la mia chitarra elettrica al PC: non potevo chiedere di meglio! Tant’è che ormai la uso come interfaccia audio principale anche per collegarci le cuffie e ascoltare musica, guardare video e film.Prima di acquistare questa scheda stavo dando un’occhiata ad altre interfacce audio perfino più economiche di questa, ma tutte cinesate di marche sconosciute che non mi ispiravano fiducia, invece Behringer è da questo punto di vista una garanzia, infatti devo dire che l’audio è assolutamente pulito e cristallino, oltre che potente, nessuna interferenza, strano ronzio o rumore di fondo, sia in ingresso che in uscita, sono veramente sorpreso da questo piccolo dispositivo. Inoltre ho avuto la fortuna di acquistarlo da Amazon Warehouse a un prezzo decisamente introvabile, praticamente imballato come nuovo! Supersoddisfatto.

  6. KR

    So good — get this instead!
    Needed more recording preamps and was going to get the scarlett 1820 (had the 4i4) but at half the price, I decided to check out the Behringer version — so glad I did!! Its prefect, and I didn’t have to spend a ton. 96Hz is all you need, and the preamps are fantastic — super clean and neutral. Recording synths, drum machines, mics, and using for playback from DAW to monitors. Setup was plug in and play (Mac, using logic) — no problems. Been using it daily for a couple months, so happy.Less routing options than the scarlett, but for basic recording into your DAW and monitoring hardware, its perfect! Buttons and knobs feel good. Main output to monitors sounds good and it drives my 250 OHM headphones (DT 770 Pro) well. Very satisfied — Thanks Behringer!

  7. José de Jesús Muñoz Bas

    Es una solución básica pero práctica para grabar con buena calidad instrumentos acusticos mediante micrófono o line directa. Me ha sido muy útil para mis grabaciones y proyectos, lo recomiendo ampliamente.

  8. Hemant Kumar sahu

    Good product
    Good product 👍👍👍

  9. Mister B.

    UM2 works great for me!!
    I’m just getting my feet wet with running guitar into computer and iPad. I was initially unimpressed because I didn’t know that the headphone output on this was the processed signal, thought it was just the dry input amplified. THAT WAS DUMB! Tons of latency running through Mac Mini because I was doing it wrong!!!I’m new at this, not in my wildest dreams did I think the USB would be a 2-way connection.Anyway, after figuring THAT out, the latency issue is resolved with the Mac Mini and it’s fantastic!!!I don’t have any noise issues except for the fact that when you run high-gain amp models and effects you will, of course, have noise from those.I have an old iPad Air 2 that wasn’t getting any use so I tried hooking this up to it. After a failed attempt with a knockoff Lightning>USB connector I bought the official Apple with Lightning out, Lightning IN, and a USB3 plug. Hook the UM2 into a powered USB hum and then into the Apple adapter. Works like magic!Yeah, you can buy “better” A/D interfaces, but unless you’re making great money with this tool it might be better to use that money on software or other hardware.Again, I’m nobody, just playing guitar in my house and occasionally at a friends house. Maybe you need a metal case cuz it’s getting knocked around, or maybe you’re laying down sick tracks for some collaboration.I suppose if you were in an environment with a lot of RF interference a metal case might help.Yes it’s a budget brand, but budget doesn’t equal unusable, and in this case I’m thrilled with the performance. You can easily find other reviews/opinions with clickbait utube thumbnails saying “Don’t buy this!” or similar, but that seems to be true of all products nowadays.All the functions work as they should, no issues to report besides user error.

  10. Antonio

    Economico pero cumple su cometido
    Un sonido muy bueno. Excelente para grabación

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