Product Highlights
  • 2 Channels
  • XLR/TRS, USB Connection
  • 24-bit Sample Rate
  • 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 kHz Sample Frequency
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Overview

Compact. Accessible. Essential.

The Go-Everywhere Audio Interface

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 iPhone/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 our U-44 and U-24, with an even more compact form factor.

Innovative Handy Design

The U-22 can be bus-powered via USB and its compact form factor is perfect for use with a laptop or iPhone/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 iPhone/iPad.

Pristine Recording and Playback

The U-22 features a single high-performance, low-noise mic preamp—the same as our acclaimed 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 favorite music in full fidelity.

Get Connected

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 iPhone/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.

Power Your Live Performance

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 iPhone/iPad, pull up software effects or a looper, and send your processed signal to a mixer or the house PA via RCA stereo outputs.

Zero-Latency Monitoring

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.

Create More with Your U-22

Includes Ableton Live 9 Lite?

When you combine the U-22 with Ableton Live 9 Lite, you have everything the modern music creator needs. This combination lets you record tracks quickly and intuitively, enhancing them with studio-quality effects like EQ, 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.

Additional Features:

  • Stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac/iPhone/iPad
  • 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
  • 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

What's Included

Zoom U-22 2 Channel Portable USB Interface
Operation manual
Ableton Live 9 Lite software download code
USB Cable

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Product Specifications

U-22

Connector XLR/TRS combo jack (XLR: 1 hot, TRS: TIP hot)
Input gain 0 – 43 dB 
Input impedance 2.6 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 IN

 
Connector Stereo mini jack
Input impedance 22 kΩ
Maximum input level +1.0 dBu

ANALOG OUT: OUTPUT L/R

 
Connector RCA (coaxial)
Maximum output level -0.8 dBu (at 0 dBFS) (into 10 kΩ load)
Output impedance 1 kΩ

ANALOG OUT: PHONES

 
Connector Standard stereo phone jack?10 mW x 2 (into 32 Ω load)
Output impedance 10 Ω
Frequency characteristics At 44.1 kHz: ±1.5dB: 20 Hz - 20 kHz?
At 96 kHz: ±2 dB: 20 Hz - 40 kHz
Input conversion noise Measured EIN: -120 dB or less (IHF-A)
at 43 dB, 150 Ω input
Number of audio recording and playback channels Recording: 2 channels
Playback: 2 channels
Sampling frequencies 96 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz
Bit depth 24-bit
Interface USB 2.0
Power Source USB 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 consumption 5W maximum
Dimensions 119.2 mm (D) x 91.8 mm (W) x 44.6 mm (H)
Weight (main unit only) 151 g
  *0dBu=0.775Vrms

Questions & Answers

Zoom U-22 2 Channel Portable USB Interface

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