U-22 - Zoom U22 USB handy audio interface Default title

Zoom U22 USB handy audio interface

Stock code: Zoom U-22 new
  • Mobile recording and performance interface
  • Innovative 2-in/2-out ultra-portable design
  • High-performance, low-noise mic preamp
  • Pristine sound quality at resolutions up to 24-bit/96 kHz
  • Can be powered by either AA batteries, USB or AC adaptor (sold separately)
  • XLR/TRS input
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RRP £81.60
£65.83 ex. VAT
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Info Full description
The U-22 is the essential mobile recording and performance interface, with an innovative 2-in/2-out ultra-portable design that makes it easy to connect to a laptop or an iPad and create great-sounding audio anywhere.

The interface features a high-performance, low-noise mic preamp so you can record vocals, instruments, and more with pristine sound quality—at resolutions up to 24-bit/96 kHz. The U-22 delivers the same excellent sound as the U-44 and U-24, with an even more compact form factor.

The U-22 can be bus-powered via USB and its compact form factor is perfect for use with a laptop or iPad*. The innovative design provides quick access to connectors, knobs, and controls for effortless setup and operation.
* Requires 2 AA batteries or optional AC adapter for power, plus an Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit or Lightning-to-USB Camera Adapter for connection to iPad.

The U-22 features a single high-performance, low-noise mic preamp—the same as the acclaimed Zoom H6 Handy Recorders—with less than -120 dBu EIN, as well as recording and playback at resolutions up to 24-bit/96 kHz. You can also use the U-22 as a studio-quality headphone amp and listen to your favourite music in full fidelity.

The U-22’s XLR/TRS combo input can be used to record with a microphone or line-level source, with 48V phantom power, and Hi-Z support for connecting a guitar or bass. The U-22 is also equipped with a mini stereo input so you can record an iPad, mixer, or other portable audio device.
*The U-22 can record one input at a time. When recording from the LINE IN jack, the XLR/TRS combo input is disabled.

The U-22 is the perfect audio companion for musicians who incorporate digital audio processing or pre-recorded sound elements into their live performances. Connect your interface to a laptop or iPad, pull up software effects or a looper, and send your processed signal to a mixer or the house PA via RCA stereo outputs.

For zero-latency recording and mixing, the U-22’s direct monitoring switch allows you to hear your signal before it passes through the computer. Separate RCA output jacks and an independent headphone output provide multiple options for monitoring.

Features:Stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac/iPad
Connect to 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
XLR/TRS input with high-performance mic preamp
High-quality recording and playback at resolutions up to 24-bit/96 kHz
Approximately 5 hours of operation with 2 AA alkaline batteries
Includes download code for Ableton Live 9 Lite
Hi-Z support
Zero-latency direct monitoring
Dedicated RCA L/R and headphone outputs
Gain control knob for Mic/Hi-Z input
+48V phantom power
Accepts standard AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries

Ableton Live 9 LiteBundled with Ableton Live 9 Lite, the U-22 has everything the modern music creator needs. This integrated software lets you record tracks quickly and intuitively, enhancing them with studio-quality effects likeEQ, compression, reverb, delay, chorus, filter, and more. Plus, Ableton’s performance workflows let you take your music to the stage where you can mix and record live.

Steinberg Cubasis LECubasis LE, a 4-track audio recording/editing/mixing app for iPad with an intuitive ‘touch’ user interface, is now available for the U-22.

U-22 users can download the Cubasis LE from App Store for free. 

To find out more about how we can help, or to or to discuss your requirements, please contact our sales department today:

Phone (01428) 658806 Email sales@
Spec Specification
ConnectorsXLR/TRS combo jack (XLR: 1 hot, TRS: TIP hot)
Input gain0 – 43 dB
Input impedance2.6 k Ω (MIC) 484 k Ω (Hi-Z)
Maximum input level-0.8 dBu (MIC) /+8.7 dBu (Hi-Z)
Phantom power+48V
ANALOG IN: LINE INStereo mini jack
Input impedance22 kΩ
Maximum input level+1.0 dBu
Maximum output level-0.8 dBu (at 0 dBFS) (into 10 kΩ load)
ANALOG OUT: PHONESStandard stereo phone jack 10 mW x 2 (into 32 Ω load)
Output impedance10 Ω
Frequency characteristicsAt 44.1 kHz: ±1.5dB: 20 Hz - 20 kHz / At 96 kHz: ±2 dB: 20 Hz - 40 kHz
Input conversion noiseMeasured EIN: -120 dB or less (IHF-A) / at 43 dB, 150 Ω input
Number of audio recording and playback channelsRecording: 2 channels/Playback: 2 channels
Sampling frequencies96 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz
Bit depth24-bit
InterfaceUSB 2.0
Power SourceUSB bus power (Type B), Zoom AD-17 (Micro-B), DC 5V power supply (Micro-B) 2 AA batteries (About 5 hours continuous operation with phantom power off)
Power consumption5W maximum
Dimensions119.2 mm (D) x 91.8 mm (W) x 44.6 mm (H)
Weight (main unit only)151 g
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