Steinberg UR24C 2×4 USB 3.0 Audio Interface with Cubase AI and Cubasis LE

(10 customer reviews)



UR-C higher, faster, stronger

32-bit 192kHz audio resolution

Class-A D-PRE mic preamps

Compatible with all major audio software

Monitor modes

32-bit/192 kHz audio resolution

The industry-leading converters deliver exceptional audio quality, thanks to a maximum sampling rate of 192 kHz with 32-bit resolution.

Class-A D-PRE mic preamps

The UR-C series features D-PRE preamps, offering stellar recording quality unmatched in this class of products.

Compatible with all major audio software

Our UR-Cs are compatible with all major audio software supporting the ASIO, Core Audio or WDM standard, providing a fully integrated, DSP-based monitoring setup wherever you are and with whichever DAW you use.

Monitor modes

The UR24C has two separate, switchable monitor modes: DAW and DJ. In DAW mode – used for producing music with a DAW, such as Cubase – you can adjust the balance of the signals coming from the DAW and from the UR24C’s inputs. In DJ mode – optimized for performances with DJ software or backing tracks – you can choose to either output the mono master sound to the right side of your headphones, with the mono cue sound to the left, or have both in stereo and mix the two.

Latency-free monitoring with DSP effects

Loopback function for streaming

MIDI input and output

Software included

Latency-free monitoring with DSP effects

With built-in DSPs, UR-C interfaces provide zero-latency monitoring with effects for every DAW, with straightforward control of all routings and settings.

Loopback function for streaming

The Loopback function of the UR-Cs offers an easy way of streaming performances live to the Internet. Often used by hosts of live online broadcasts, when the function is active, incoming audio signals to the UR-C (such as microphone, guitar or line source) are merged with the signal coming from audio playback software like Cubase or another DAW inside the computer.

MIDI input and output

All UR-C audio interfaces are equipped with a MIDI I/O port to connect any MIDI device, making them extremely flexible for studio recording. Many studios and musicians still use MIDI input devices, classic sound modules, samplers and more as an integral part of their signature sound.

Cubase AI, Cubasis LE and dspMixFX included

Combining audio and MIDI recording, editing, mixing and scoring in a single, integrated software package, Cubase AI is the perfect entry into the world of computer-based music production.

UR-C’s seamless integration with iPad is enhanced by the inclusion of Cubasis LE, for creating professional music productions on your iPad.

dspMixFx provides zero-latency monitoring with effects for every DAW with straightforward control of all routings and settings.

Additional information

Weight 1.59 kg
Dimensions 27.43 × 10.41 cm
Item Weight

‎1.59 kg

Product Dimensions

‎22.61 x 27.43 x 10.41 cm; 1.59 Kilograms

Item model number

‎USB 3.0 UR24C with Cubase AI

Compatible Devices






Date First Available

27 February 2020



10 reviews for Steinberg UR24C 2×4 USB 3.0 Audio Interface with Cubase AI and Cubasis LE

  1. Amethysta Herrick

    Fabulous Audio Interface, decent microphone, mediocre headphones
    For background, I have recorded music since I owned a 4-track cassette recorder in 1990 or so. I’m familiar with the whole process and how recordings can (or cannot) be done well. I’ve now gotten into recording on my laptop in a home studio using Cubase. Because Steinberg makes Cubase, I decided to go with their audio interface as well. My research showed that audio interfaces have become fairly interchangeable in the last 10 or so years, and I wanted to go with an interface I knew would work in Cubase with no trouble.The UR22-C itself has been fabulous. The setup was a snap and everything works as I would expect it. Other reviewers criticize the UR22-C for the knobs and yes, the gain knobs in particular are smaller than they could be for fine adjustments. That said, this interface is designed to be used outside of a studio, including on an iPad. A little extra effort in setting gain is a good trade-off to me. Further, I use the UR22-C with the included microphone and one guitar. I spent about 10 or 15 minutes getting set up well and haven’t had to touch them since. I doubt this would work quite as smoothly if I had several musicians coming through my studio, but I don’t. Again, see above about the UR22-C not being designed to be a huge studio’s choice of equipment.Sonically, the UR22-C has worked extremely well for me. My laptop is fairly powerful, so I’ve recorded parts at the highest bit depth and resolution (32 bits at 192 KHz) with very little latency (like 8 ms with a 256 sample buffer). USB 3.1 certainly helps in this regard. Frankly, I haven’t bothered to use the freebie software that comes with the UR22-C, since I have better choices by default in Cubase Artist. Overall, however, I quite like the UR22-C. It has performed very well for me and does everything I could hope it to do.After a good experience with the UR22-C, I’ll move on to the headphones, the ST-H01. An important component of recording with a microphone is isolating that sound from everything else, which means using headphones while performing the part. The ST-H01 headphones are…er…not the finest. If I break down the price of the Recording Pack, the headphones couldn’t possibly make up more than about sixty bucks of it, so my disappointment isn’t a major surprise. In short, the ST-H01 headphones aren’t too comfortable. When I use them, my ears are sweaty within 10 minutes. Sonically, the headphones are only OK. I have Adam Audio T5V monitors in my studio, and I will always mix using those instead of the ST-H01 headphones. At some point, I am likely to buy a better set of headphones, but given that I use them only to record parts that require a microphone, it is not a big priority for me. I hadn’t expected a lot of the headphones, so I am not too upset about their performance.To end the review on a positive note, the microphone, the ST-M01, isn’t bad. The frequency response is pretty flat and recording a Martin acoustic guitar has resulted in a very good sound without a lot of messing around with EQ. The ST-M01 is a condenser microphone, so it needs a power source – the UR22-C provides that, but it is necessary to remember to turn it on. The microphone comes with an insert that allows it to be used either on a camera-type mount or a standard microphone stand. I thought that was pretty sweet.Sonically, the ST-M01 has been decent. I mentioned above that an acoustic guitar has turned out well. Vocals, however, are a little mixed. Vocals that I have done with the microphone sound just slightly thin and require a bit of thickening. That said, I’m 25 years older than I was when I did most of the recording in my life. My voice has gone from an Eddie Vedder / Peter Steele amalgam to a Tom Waits / Leonard Cohen kind of sound. So maybe it’s me. In fact, it’s probably me, but I don’t want to admit that to myself just yet.To sum up, I am very happy with the UR22-C Recording Pack. The audio interface has worked extremely well for me, and the microphone has been sufficient for what I am doing. The headphones aren’t the star of the Recording Pack, but they are adequate for what I need to do at the moment. In one purchase, I built a significant part of my recording studio, and I like that. There is no doubt that I will want to branch out into different microphones in time, and if I ever want to do mixing without waking the family, I’ll have to get better headphones. But overall, I am quite pleased. I would recommend the UR22-C Recording Pack for anybody who is just getting started in recording. There are ways to move up, but this level will keep me busy for some time to come.

  2. Lobo

    Actualización, General buen sonido, buena inversión inicial.
    después de un año de uso.La interfase sigue sin trabajar al 100% funciona muy bien y en comparación al resto trabaja bien, el soporte, técnico, pues ya casi es mi compadre (ya lo tengo en llamada rapida). finalmente ya es compatible con MAC m1 abril calidad de la captura de sonido simplemente es de las mejores.problemas persistentes:el software que lo acompaña, sigue en calidad de demo, una versión light que en mi caso es inservible. ya que no es del todo compatible, con algunos sistemas (mi principal computadora para grabar es Mac mini M1 y el software no nadamos no tiene soporte sino que abiertamente esta discontinuado y no es compatible. Cubase, y wabelavConclusión: no es perfecta pero es de las mejores inversiones iniciales, no es barata pero en comparación de los mismos componentes por separado se tiene un ahorro del 20% y a pesar de los problemas del volumen en los audífonos el cual es bajo, y la captura de sonido es la mejor dentro del rango, y rango inmediatamente superior.El paquete en general buena presentación, el condensador mediocre, de inmediato se ve la herencia china. Pero hay todo bien, la construcción del la ur22c es bueno a la vista y al tacto. Los audífonos, ni son de respuesta plana, ni de rango ampliado el software…..:Hace mas de 25 años que dedico tiempo a tocar y grabar, nada importante y no de profesión, originalmente hace 25 años grababa MIDI en cakewalk y me compre una interfaz tascam, que en su momento me adentro en cubase. Desde ese momento me enamore de los VST y en general de tascam, y mi guitarra un Yamaha gtr – regresemos al reviewLos drivers que son de descarga desde Steinberg es un paquete de Yamaha lo cual a primera vista es bueno, la interfaz salió a la venta en septiembre de 2020, y en diciembre Steinberg actualizo de la versión 10 a la 10.5 Cubase la actualización de la versión 10 a 10.5 cuesta de 50 a 100 euros, y la versión incluida en el paquete es 9 o 9.5 –El software de Yamaha no abre, y no hay soporte en ninguna parte, los plugins incluidos son prácticamente demos, y el weblab es la versión 9.En funcionamiento, pues bueno, la realidad es que la calidad del audio, NO ES 32bits a 192khz. La interfaz la compre para grabar cosas que no fueran guitarras (BOSS gt-1000) y la calidad de sonido de BOSS tanto al grabar como reproducir desde VST, y desde grabación de audio, es por mucho inferior.Si puedes evítala, existen soluciones en el mercado con menos pedigrí que suenan mejor por menor costo, y la resolución del audio simplemente no es lo que se especifica–Actualización:Aclaraciones y puntos,La compra e esta interfaz fue echa a causa del covid y los nuevos requerimientos, para realizar juntas, y cast en línea, además de grabaciones de música a nivel personal en medio del confinamiento a causa del COVID-19 . la decisión de este modelo o pac en particular es la resolución a 32 bits ya que es de las pocas interfaces que cumplen con esta resolución teórica,La resolución de inconvenientes y el soporte técnico, si existen los da Yamaha de México (en mi caso) y si tardo un poco el ingeniero en contestar la solicitud pero nada grabe, solo que no encontró la solución a mi problema, el cual resulto ser un problema de compatibilidad con el formato de mi disco duro encriptado, dando comop solución el formatear el disco y cargar sistema operativo(Mac). El bundel o software incluido, es mas un demo que una versión pro.. y en general algunos problemas con las licencias (steinberg). Pero nada que cause problemas reales.El hardware:la interfaz UR22C , construcción solida, los procesadores DSP se saturan muy rápido, marcando errores dentro del DAW (Cubase) en cuanto a poder queda muy . muy corto, aun trabajando resoluciones bajas y mucha latencia, (me recuerda problemas trabajando con mi tascam US-428 hace mas de 15 años). Por otra parte el volumen de la salida de audífonos el deficiente simplemente le falta volumen, Pero realiza el trabajo y se puede trabajar.El micrófono ST-m01. Suficiente para buena locución, y grabación general,.Audifonos, mediocres. Probablemente el punto mas débil dentro del pac,

  3. Arun


  4. Percoleez

    Perfect latency rendering
    This UR22C interface bundle is 👍. 5/5 stars. USB 3.1 “SS” type C to A cable keeps it BUS powered and portable. While the high quality of German engineering remains outstanding. Can’t go wrong with this gear IMHO. 👌

  5. Uriel

    Funciona bien.

  6. Sam_I_AM

    Sounds Great
    32 bit makes the difference!

  7. Christian Sanders

    Works well.. most of the time
    I have a slight issue where upon restarting my PC I have to go into my audio devices in windows and disable and then re-enable the headphone playback before sound will work. Apart from that it’s a good audio interface.

  8. SevereWX

    Works exactly as advertised
    Great interface for solo hobby recording like what I do from home in my spare time. Works great with my humbucker equipt electric guitar and has plenty of gain for condenser mics. Preamps get a little too noisy for my taste on dynamics, even my higher output Heil PR40 dynamic, so plan on getting a Cloudlifter or other inline signal boosting preamp if you plan to use a dynamic mic on quieter sources like spoken word.The dspMixFx software is simple and easy to use with a very short learning curve. I use this on a Windows 11 machine with Intel Alder Lake CPU and Z690 motherboard without any issues at all.As a plus (for me) the phantom power switch is on the rear of the unit instead of the front like most other audio interfaces, so you’re much less likely to bump the +48v on or off by accident.

  9. A. Christian Cordes

    Almost broken with Windows 11
    I bought this to replace a Universal Audio Arrow that was not working with a new PC. A definite downgrade, but at the time, when I was running Windows 10, it wasn’t so bad. The included DSP plugins aren’t fancy like the UAD plugins, and the signal routing options are considerably smaller, but the great DAC made up the difference, especially at the price. I thought the output actually sounded a deal better and more reliable than the Arrow’s, and the input was every bit as good.This interface, however, was completely useless with my Macbook. It would disconnect itself in the middle of a recording, interrupting and ruining takes. It was great on my PC, though, until I upgraded to Windows 11. Now, although I haven’t had any interrupted takes in Windows 11, the UR-22C does disconnect and reconnect periodically, and there doesn’t seem to be anything I can do about it. And I often have to tell Cubase where to rout the metronome or some other output whenever I open it up, which is something I haven’t had to do before. This piece of hardware, once decent, has become more of a headache than it’s worth.The build quality is good, though…

  10. Derek

    Good solid A/I, preamp is a bit garbage. Not good for recording directly in.
    It’s a good 2in/2out audio interface. Rugged build, with a Hi-Z input for directly recording guitar. However, I have to say that the built-in preamp sounds bad. Fairly distorted/ like there’s a light fuzz pedal when going directly in with a guitar. I would NOT recommend recording directly into the interface via this method.The gain knob is smooth up until the last – 2nd last dot on the dial (5 ~ 4 o’clock on the dial), where the preamp starts to get overdriven and clips really easily. However, using it as an interface for an XLR mic sounds perfectly fine if you keep it at reasonable levels.Can be powered by an external micro usb power supply, or with the included USB-C directly from your computer/ PC. However, I recommend running an external power supply, as my beefy desktop was experiencing audio cut outs with direct USB-C in. Make sure the external power has enough power and current to run the interface as well, or you’ll still experience problems.Overall, the features and specs is what sold me on this, and I have to say I’m quite pleased with the build and interace. However, the major downside is that the preamp is a bit garbage, and I hope they fix it in the next interation, as this interface would otherwise be as good as a Focusrite.

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