Behringer U-Control UCA222 Buyers Guide Review (March 2021)
Behringer U-Control UCA222
- ✔ Ultra-flexible audio interface
- ✔ Stereo Headphone output with dedicated Level control
- ✔ High-resolution 48 kHz converters for high-end audio quality
- ✔ Compatible with Windows 10 and mac, no setup or drivers required
The Behringer UCA222 is a budget audio interface which is great for both recording and listening to music. Although this interface appears to be fairly cheap and simple, do not be fooled. This budget interface is known for exceptionally low noise level when recording.
In fact the sound quality even goes on to match more expensive models. The output is strong and fidelity is high too, even at high volume.
The UCA222 supports ASIO 2.0, which is a nice bonus too as this is not always common with audio interfaces in this price range. The interface works smoothly even without the installation of drivers.
This interface is on our list for a reason. Not only is it extremely good value, it’s also very portable which makes it a convenient choice for rehearsal recordings, on-the-fly recording and casual listening too.
Some other types of interfaces can be hundreds of dollars, but the USB ones are much more affordable. A great USB interface will be high in quality but you won’t have to break the bank to buy one.
One of the reasons people love the USB option is because they can easily be swapped between systems. A great interface will also be small and light so that it can be carried in your bag without weighing you down.
Between trips to and from the studio, interfaces can get knocked around a bit. It is important for them to be able to withstand some knocks and bumps without being damaged. The exterior should be made of a strong material.
Designed to work with your PC or Mac computer, the Behringer U-Control UCA222 is bus powered so it requires no external power supply or batteries. It doesn’t require any drivers. All you have to do is plug it in a free USB port and start recording.
The U-Control UCA222 allows you to connect pretty much any piece of audio gear to your computer. This allows for versatility in your recording.
Featuring two analog inputs, you can connect any line-level device, such as a tape deck or mixer. The two analog mono outputs allow you to connect studio monitors or active speakers. There is an additional S/PDIF optical output for direct analog to digital conversion. The headphone output has a dedicated level control which allows you to listen to the input and output.
Included in the purchase is a ton of free software so that you can get the most out of your recording. You will also get more than 50 effects plug-ins, and over 100 virtual instruments to allow you to turn your computer into a complete recording studio.
The high resolution 48 kHz converters provide excellent sound quality.
The rugged construction makes it durable enough to handle the conditions of life on the road. It is small and compact, making it easy to take along with you anywhere you want to record.
To top things off, the UCA222 is a fraction of the price of other popular interfaces.