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Behringer U-CONTROL UCA202 USB-Audio Interface  

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With the ultra-compact, bus-powered Behringer U-CONTROL UCA202 interface, you can link your Windows or Mac computer with any audio equipment. There is no setup or special driver needed. Simply plug th... Read More

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With the ultra-compact, bus-powered Behringer U-CONTROL UCA202 interface, you can link your Windows or Mac computer with any audio equipment. There is no setup or special driver needed. Simply plug the USB audio interface into an available USB port on your computer and get into the groove.

The Behringer UCA202 provides 2 analog inputs and outputs, as well as an additional S/PDIF optical output for direct digital conversion. The stereo headphone output with dedicated level control lets you monitor both input and output. And the cherry on top is that the U-CONTROL download area offers a huge software package for recording and audio editing.

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  • For Mac or Windows
  • No setup or special drivers needed
  • 2 analog inputs
  • S/PDIF optical output
  • Stereo headphone output with dedicated level control
  • Downloadable software package for recording and editing
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BehringerU-CONTROL UCA202 USB-Audio Interface
 
4.4

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

great product

This is a very cool product. I have 3 of them and have had no problems so far. I bought one in mid 2009 and I liked it so much that I decided to...Read complete review

This is a very cool product. I have 3 of them and have had no problems so far. I bought one in mid 2009 and I liked it so much that I decided to buy 2 more recently(Feb 2010). It's extremely easy to use. I plugged the USB interface into my laptop's USB port and Windows immediately recognized and installed it. Run RCA cables from the UCA's output to your mixer and you're ready to play your laptop through your system. To record, run cables from mixer to input on UCA. You have to get a recording software like audacity installed on your pc though.You probably can use the sound recorder that Windows has, though I've never used it. Go to the Behringer website and ask their support guys if you want more information. They're very helpful. At least that has been my experience. I also use one to connect another laptop to my TV to transfer sound(not picture. Works great! One thing though- I found that when I connect to my desktop(I have Windows XP) I have to go to "Sounds and Audio properties" and manually change the output to USB Codec, otherwise my pc continues to play through my pc speakers and not through my system. I don't have this "problem" with my laptops. To go to Sounds and Audio properties, click Start, Control panel,(in category view)Sounds speech and audio devices,Sounds and audio devices,Audio. Under "default device" change to USB Codec. Hope this has been helpful.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

NOT "ultra low-latency"

The UCA202 is not a true ASIO device. The drivers use a WDM to ASIO wrapper (ASIO4ALL or the Behringer-branded derivative of it), which makes them unsuitable for DAW usage. The best...Read complete review

The UCA202 is not a true ASIO device. The drivers use a WDM to ASIO wrapper (ASIO4ALL or the Behringer-branded derivative of it), which makes them unsuitable for DAW usage. The best latency you can achieve is about 50 ms (>1024 sample buffer) before you start getting a lot of audio dropouts/glitches. This may be fine for game/media output to a stereo or single-track recording, but it's unacceptable for any kind of real-time audio work. I also noticed digital noise on the headphone out due to the RCA inputs. The volume wheel did not affect it nor did turning off monitoring. I had to disable the input hardware entirely from the driver to make it stop. The audio quality is otherwise pretty good. I bought this to have a compact, portable ASIO device for music production work on the road. I guess I'll have to keep looking.

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5.0

Recommend

By Carlos

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Behringer U-CONTROL UCA202 USB-Audio Interface:

Liked the product. Use it for recording live shows and they come out amazing. Definitely recommend.

 
5.0

Great audio interface

By CosbyArt

from Indiana

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording

    Comments about Behringer U-CONTROL UCA202 USB-Audio Interface:

    I originally used other audio interfaces in the past, that have since become obsolete (through drivers primarily).

    The UCA202 while not a pro interface, has out preformed some of my older gear, and at bargain price too. So far I have only ran into a recording issue with it once - when I was recording multiple instruments one at a time (most likely a software issue and not hardware, as I found I had to save the audio and close the file to record another).

    Although I like to play around with some audio (various instruments) occasionally, my primarily use is to input finished audio (recording my vinyl records, or special tapes that are not available on any other format), to output finished tracks to my audio system gear for listening, and make recordings on my equipment (CD's, cassettes, and even 8-track's) for personal use. Which it works wonderfully for, and gives a much clearer sound than I have heard for awhile.

    For my use the UCA202 outpaces my motherboards sound card of course, older nearly incompatible gear, and even a new internal sound card I purchased separately costing much more - but that one is worthless (in that regard avoid Creative sound cards). I've hard zero latency issues using it so far, even with various software programs.

    I'm impressed with the sound quality and would recommend it to anyone that isn't a recording musician that needs a higher frequency response for recording. It is plug-n-play on all the systems I've tried, Linux and various Windows systems, and as a plus works on laptop/notebook systems too as it is USB.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Buzzes and Whines - Can I get my money back?

    By Randy

    from Godfrey, IL

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Behringer U-CONTROL UCA202 USB-Audio Interface:

      I am using this device between a Mackie Onyx 24 channel console and a new iMac. Primarily, this is for voice recording/documentation, but it is introducing a noise that wasn't there before. I will be looking for a different audio interface.

       
      4.0

      Very easy setup!

      By DARRYN

      from Manchester NH

      Comments about Behringer U-CONTROL UCA202 USB-Audio Interface:

      It works as expected. Very easy to setup. Plug and play and go!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      NOT "ultra low-latency"

      By Bryan Wingert

      from San Jose, CA

      Comments about Behringer U-CONTROL UCA202 USB-Audio Interface:

      The UCA202 is not a true ASIO device. The drivers use a WDM to ASIO wrapper (ASIO4ALL or the Behringer-branded derivative of it), which makes them unsuitable for DAW usage. The best latency you can achieve is about 50 ms (>1024 sample buffer) before you start getting a lot of audio dropouts/glitches. This may be fine for game/media output to a stereo or single-track recording, but it's unacceptable for any kind of real-time audio work. I also noticed digital noise on the headphone out due to the RCA inputs. The volume wheel did not affect it nor did turning off monitoring. I had to disable the input hardware entirely from the driver to make it stop. The audio quality is otherwise pretty good. I bought this to have a compact, portable ASIO device for music production work on the road. I guess I'll have to keep looking.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      WORKS PERFECT!!

      By AL PARISH

      from FLINT MICHIGAN

      Comments about Behringer U-CONTROL UCA202 USB-Audio Interface:

      I purchased this for simple home recording of my guitar etc..and from my experiance so far, it is an improvement over just using "line in" on your typical computors sound card...(and can be a life saver on many lap tops..).also, I like the headphones plug in, and the fact that the headphones have a sound level/dial on the side of this unit.. I`ve read a few reviews about not bieing able to play back recorded sound while the unit is plugged into your computor, which is true..however, you can run a cord and adaptor/s as needed out of the head phones plug in, and off to another sound device (amp, stereo etc), and/or use the output RCA connectors on this device to do the same..that said, I would`nt doubt if theirs a configuration option somewhere on the computor to avoid having to do either of the above..but either way..this is a minor issue IMO..this unti is truely a plug and play device, and seams to work very well, and its not a super light weight flimsy peice of plastic like i thought it was gonna be..of course it`s not heavy either, as it is plastic and small, but it does have a decent feel to it..I`m using it with AUDACITY and again, it`s a simple plug and play device...I`m very pleased with it and would defiantly recomend it to others..I`ll be getting another one, if not two!! don`t hesitate on getting this device to get you started on home recording..of course it`s not an end all device..but will do what it`s suppose to...

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great for Basic Recording

      By Micah Geisler

      from Kennesaw, GA

      Comments about Behringer U-CONTROL UCA202 USB-Audio Interface:

      I have the one of these and it works great for laying down quick ideas. As a drummer, I just run the output of my mixer into the interface and into the computer. My model came with a recording software, that has a drum machine and a synth, which is very cool, but I use Cubase and it works great. With a few cables, you can turn a mixing board, the interface, an effects processor, and some mics, into a decent quality mini studio. If the interface breaks, buy a new one at this price. I have produce great sounding demos with this product without the big price. Also we use it with an ART mic preamp to capture stereo recordings of our practices. Good product for less than it cost for a tank of gas.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      good little worker

      By Derek Riggs

      from Temecular, California

      Comments about Behringer U-CONTROL UCA202 USB-Audio Interface:

      brilliant, at last, an audio interface that's cheap and just does it's job. it just sits on the tabletop and does it's job with no fuss or bother. you don't have to turn it on, you don't have to configure it in some really special way, it doesn't have 37 knobs and plug sockets and additional software that you'll never use, it's not a digital mixer in disguise and it doesn't need a driver to make it work. it's the size of a cigarette packet, and when you need it, it just works. Very cool.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Perfect for the price. Would give it 5 stars

      By Matt Cooper

      from Maryville, TN

      Comments about Behringer U-CONTROL UCA202 USB-Audio Interface:

      I bought this thing about 3 months ago for the purpose of recording my first album. Setup and operation is very simple, and it works great with pretty much any recording software. You can even use it with your DAW like I do if you get a virtual ASIO driver like ASIO4All. The RCA inputs and outputs work great with the tape ins and outs on your mixer. The monitor funtion comes in handy too. I would give it 5 stars, but my only complaint is half the time there is a horrible ring and static sound that comes through the outputs, and often times ends up in your mix. That's what you get for going unbalanced.. Other than that, sound quality is fantastic for the price. Bottom line: great if your on a budget or if you're just starting to record, but the odd ringing noise put a bad taste in my mouth. And in my mix.

      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      RCA

      By PsYcHoPaTh

      from snyder, tx

      Comments about Behringer U-CONTROL UCA202 USB-Audio Interface:

      small, havent tried it out, but the only problem i have with it is that i needed an RCA adapter for my guitar cable so i could record. wasnt in the description or i proboly woulda bought something else..

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