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Zoom U-44 Handy Audio Interface

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The U-44 is a compact, 4-in/4-out audio interface that enables you to record and perform wherever you are. Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, the U-44 comes equipped with the features you need to record 24-bit/96 kHz audio anywhere.The U-44 offers the same high-quality, low-noise mic preamps as our acclaimed H5 and H6 Handy Recorders, pl...  Click To Read More About This Product

Available 10-04-2018 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Price: $129.99
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Overview

The U-44 is a compact, 4-in/4-out audio interface that enables you to record and perform wherever you are. Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, the U-44 comes equipped with the features you need to record 24-bit/96 kHz audio anywhere.

The U-44 offers the same high-quality, low-noise mic preamps as our acclaimed H5 and H6 Handy Recorders, plus compatibility with Zoom’s Interchangeable Input Capsules for incredible possibilities. Use the U-44 with your PC, Mac, or iPad via USB—or as a standalone AD/DA converter and mic preamp. No other audio interface provides this much versatility, value, and performance.

The World is Your Studio
Wherever you want to record, the bus-powered U-44 forms the perfect centerpiece of your mobile studio. Connect instruments, monitors, and other devices when you’re recording at home—or hook it up to your iPad* to make music on the go. If bus power isn’t available, the U-44 can run on just two AA batteries, allowing you to record anywhere.

* 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.

Can Your Interface Do This?
Thanks to its 10-pin Zoom connector, the U-44 is compatible with all of our interchangeable input capsules (sold separately), representing a powerful field recording setup. Choose from six capsules—X/Y, Shock Mount X/Y, Mid-Side, Shotgun, Stereo Shotgun, and Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input—each with its own unique applications. Record the audience during your live performance, or connect our SSH-6 Stereo Shotgun for dialogue and sound design on your latest film project.

Pristine Recording and Playback
Inspired by our Zoom H-series recorders, the U-44 is equipped with high-performance, low-noise mic preamps that enable recording and playback at resolutions up to 24-bit/96 kHz. You can also use U-44 as a studio-quality headphone amp and listen to your favorite music in full fidelity.

It’s All About Connections
The U-44 features a full array of inputs and outputs so you’ll always be prepared. Two combo inputs with independent gain knobs and multi-color level indicators provide flexibility for connecting mics, keyboards, and mixers. 48V phantom power can be supplied to inputs 1 and 2, and input 1 supports Hi-Z input for connecting passive guitars, basses, and other instruments. MIDI I/O enables you to use electronic keyboards, controllers, synthesizers, and drum machines.

Multiple output options—including 1/4”, RCA, and S/PDIF—allow you to connect DJ mixers, speakers, and more. Monitoring your mixes is easy thanks to a dedicated headphone output with independent volume control. The direct monitor knob makes it possible to blend your headphone mix between the input and playback signals—perfect for live electronic music performance and DJ’ing.

Features

  • Multi-channel and stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac
  • Two mic/line inputs with high-performance mic preamps
  • High-quality recording and playback at resolutions up to 24-bit/96 kHz
  • Compatible with Zoom interchangeable input capsules via 10-pin connector
  • Standalone AD/DA conversion
  • Functions as a two-channel mic preamp with analog and digital outputs
  • Approximately 4 hours of operation with 2 AA alkaline batteries
  • Includes download code for Ableton Live 9 Lite
  • Four-channel simultaneous inputs
  • Hi-Z support (input 1)
  • Zero-latency direct monitoring
  • Three TRS phone jack outputs
  • Dedicated RCA L/R and headphone outputs
  • MIDI I/O
  • S/PDIF optical/coaxial input and output
  • Gain control knobs for each input
  • +48V phantom power for inputs 1 and 2
  • Accepts standard AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries
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ZoomU-44 Handy Audio Interface
 
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2.0

There is no need for poorly recorded audio.

By Gearhead

from USA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Compact
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Poor Sound Quality

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Comments about Zoom U-44 Handy Audio Interface:

It was convenient to have multiple input options, and multiple output options (though probably more than necessary)
However, the sound quality left MUCH to be desired. If you are not concerned with fidelity, say you just want to record lectures, or reroute microphones, then this is fine. But, if you want true representation, for instance, of your music, don't get this. You will likely be very disappointed, as was I. Zoom usually hase great recording capabilities, and I regularly use three of their recorders (H4n, R8, and 2Qn) all work great, audio very good. The 2Qn is much better audio quality, and it's tiny.
U-44 did not come close to anything I would use on a serious level.

 
5.0

AMAZING INTERFACE!!!

By DJ

from ATL

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Comments about Zoom U-44 Handy Audio Interface:

I've owned a lot of interfaces over the years and this is one of the best. For me, one of the best features is the way it sits on a tabletop or the floor. Something about that orientation makes everything so much easier for me. I also like that there are multiple powering options (USB, DC, Batteries) and the option for expansion of the inputs. In addition to this, all the controls you could want are on the surface of the unit, no menu diving and no software to fiddle with. It was recognized by my mac instantly without installing any drivers and sounds great. I hope Zoom sells a ton of these and keeps making them. For me this unit really stands out in a crowded USB interface market. Thanks Zoom!

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