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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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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 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (3)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses

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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(46 of 46 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great product

By Brian

from Long Island, NY

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

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.

(42 of 51 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Since the product is ...

By pompa

from Ann Arbor, MI

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

Since the product is designed to appeal to the home recording novice, a more thorough explanation of how to actually interface with your PC would have been very helpful. The manual only stated the obvious. It took me three or four hours of trial and error and research to identify such terms as ASIO, latency, CODEC, and VST Host. The driver software had good instructions but the manual should identify what to input in the settings. I still can't determine what the latency rate actually is supposed to be. I had poor success with all of the recording software programs that were linked from the Behringer web site, which either had no explanation of how to use them or made no sense at all from the screen view. I finally stumbled across recording software while searching for a program to convert WAV to WMA or mp3 so that I could record to CD. I am, however, very pleased with the UCA202 device itself. It does exactly what is supposed to do at a reasonable cost.

(28 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Awsome Deal

By Nrok3002

from walsenburg, CO

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

I bought this and man It worked wonders. I was verry suprised about the sound quality and how easy it was to set up. when I got it I started recording my Guitar, bass, Drums, and vocals and it all recorded in great Quality. It us very much worth the buy.

(24 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Awesome if done right

By ambient415

from Riverview, MI

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

I think this is an absolute must for just polishing off a system. I actually run it with a 2 channel pre amp to boost power but as is works just as well. A little more guidence with the drivers would have been helpful. But it is a cheap but good quality interface. It also fits in your pocket which is just downright sweet.

(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great value

By Don

from Pensacola,FL

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

This is exactly what I needed to interface with my PC. Can't beat it for the price. I already have all the effects, etc., so the more expensive devices were not necessary. This is great product for getting onto eJamming.

(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for the money

By Kirk W.

from Minneapolis, MN

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

I bought this last year as a starter interface for mobiles and it has never let me down. Plug and functionality work perfectly and very good sound quality with strong output. I have not had a chance to try recording through it yet but have heard that it works great for basic recording. The only minor drawback to the unit is you only have one stereo output. Using it with Traktor or Serato has strong limitations not allowing you to play from both decks independently (ie que on one channel and feed mains on the other). It is perfect and much safer for connecting your laptop to your home stereo or mixer than the headphone jack.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Cheap and Effective

By Matt

from Butler, PA

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

I first got one of these with a Behringer mixer i purchased, and was blown away by the quality compared to the interface i had before. Although it is not professional quality, it is excellent none the less, and i did manage to get a friend's song i recorded to be regularly played on the local radio station. When i decided that i wanted to expand beyond the two inputs of the U-control, i looked into firewire interfaces and such, but decided to take a different more cost-effective route. I bought 5 more U-controls, hooked all 6 up to my laptop with the help of a USB-multiport, and they worked flawlessly, all 12 inputs. If you're looking for a cheap way to get good quality for a cheap price, pick up a few of these.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

simple and easy

By Jeremy Walker

from ventura ,ca

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

Just plug in and play . It becomes your primary sound card .

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Handy for a laptop

By John

from WIchita, KS

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

This is a good interface for feeding audio to a laptop, especially one that doesn't have line inputs. Even if you use the line/headphone out of your laptop into an audio system, this will give better results. Here's why. Computers, especially laptops aren't made for audio. Noise generated internally is passed through to the output. Since the UCA202 is outside the box, so to say, you won't hear things like beat tones and drive accesses. The plug and play claim was true. (I use WIN2K SP4) You just have to be sure the recording software is looking at the interface. If there was anything I could think of to improve this product, it'd be the addition of an input level control and a little more gain to go with it.

(4 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Waste of money.

By hardline

from Columbus Ohio

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

Behringer is cheap audio equipment period. You get what you pay for. Picks up major feedback and noise. Don't buy any of their mixers either, they are cheap junk and my car cd player has more power. Will never use anything Behringer ever again.

(3 of 5 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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Product for starters!

By Anthony

from Roseville,CA

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

It works beyond amazing! it does everything that I was expecting it to do and more! I have already been using it pretty much every single day and I couldn't be happier with the recordings!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just buy it

By Megh Anvil

from Breckenridge, CO

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

If you haven't entered the world of home recording and need a place to start this is it. Using the UCA202 is not complicated and along with the included downloadable software you will be recording right out of the box. This is a real solution to making home recordings on a budget. Start here.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Cheap in a good way

By Soundaddicted

from NJ

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

I use this plastic little interface to upgrade my laptop's audio. I'm editing audio for a radio show and I want to make sure that everything runs at 16bit / 44.1kHz sampling rate unlike the laptop's audio engine whitch is allways at 48hHz. That means resampling in real time. I downloaded the asio drivers for Vista from their website and the performance is excelent for what I'm doing. I have my JBL multimedia speakers connected to the headphones out, and the sound is clean, no cracking, hiss or hard-drive noises. I also brought this card for the EnergyXT software, it's an amazing DAW, very lite, fast and easy to use, but most important portable. It allows you to run it from an usb stick. The license is not for the full version but a lite one. Still, for audio editing is awesome. And you can install it on multiple Pc's (like work / home) with no aditional charges. I once looped back the audio out into input to record something from the Internet and it was perfect. Being an USB interface, it gets some times disconnected when I close the lid of my laptop (not all the time), but that's no problem - reconnect the usb cable again. If you buy Behringer stick with simple products like this one and you'll have a fair deal.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Inexpensive and works great

By Scott Hayes

from Riverside CA

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

I purchased this after my old (1997)4 track sony mini-disc wouldn't read the discs. The mixer on my sony(6 channel)still works fine, so I just needed something to get my tracks onto the computer. Since I rarely record more than 2 tracks at a time, the UCA202 seemed like a good solution. The UCA202 was instantly recognized when plugged into a USB port. After downloading the ASIO drivers from Behringer, there is no noticeable latency. I'm using this with Mixcraft4.5 and it works great. If you dont need to record more than 2 tracks at once I highly recommend this unit.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Quick Fix

By Mr. Pink

from phoenix, az

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

Needed an interface for my four track and this was perfect. The line in on my computers sound card was lacking to say the least.I am currently using audacity and had no issues with the set up. Very easy to use...just plug and play. The UCA202 works well as an external sound card as well, straight into my stereo... quality sound.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works great!!

By Scott

from Ohio

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

I love this unit. Simple to use, just plug and play. Literally! No software required. I would recommend this to anyone.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

U Control is tops

By Jon Goode

from Atlanta, GA

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

The Behringer U Control is just about the easiest, clearest and affordale interface you can find. It's an excellent piece of equipment to get your anaolog recording digitized with clear, even sound. I use it in conjunction with Wavepad Sound Editor (free) and it's been great.

(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 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Buzzes and Whines - Can I get my money back?

By Randy

from Godfrey, IL

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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.

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