Zoom U-44 Handy Audio Interface

$399.00

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. No other audio interface provides this much versatility, value, and performance.

Wherever you want to record, the bus-powered U-44 forms the perfect centerpiece 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 Zoom’s 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. Inspired 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 favorite music in full fidelity.

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.

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. 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. With the U-44 and Ableton Live 9 Lite, you have everything the modern music creator needs. Record your tracks quickly and intuitively, enhancing them with studio-quality effects like EQ, compression, reverb, delay, chorus, filter, and more.

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Description

  • Multi-channel and stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac
  • Connect to iPhone/iPad with Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit or Lightning-to-USB Camera Adapter (sold separately), plus 2 AA batteries or optional AC adapter for power
  • Two mic/line inputs with high-performance mic preamps
  • High-quality recording and playback at resolutions up to 24-bit/96 kHz
  • Compatible with Zoom interchangeable input capsules via 10-pin connector
  • Standalone AD/DA conversion
  • Functions as a two-channel mic preamp with analog and digital outputs
  • Approximately 4 hours of operation with 2 AA alkaline batteries
  • Includes download code for Ableton Live 9 Lite
  • Four-channel simultaneous inputs
  • Hi-Z support (input 1)
  • Zero-latency direct monitoring
  • Three TRS phone jack outputs
  • Dedicated RCA L/R and headphone outputs
  • MIDI I/O
  • S/PDIF optical/coaxial input and output
  • Gain control knobs for each input
  • +48V phantom power for inputs 1 and 2
  • Accepts standard AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries

SPECS

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® 7 SP1 or later / 8.1 / 10 (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 or later / 10.10 / 10.11 / 10.12 / 10.13 / 10.14 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 or later * Requires 2 AA batteries or optional AC adapter for power, plus an Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit or Lightning-to-USB Camera Adapter.