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Zoom U-22 - USB Mobile Recording and Performance Interface

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The Zoom 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.
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  • 2 Input / 2 Output
  • Single Microphone Preamp
  • Phantom Power
  • Connect to Laptop, iPhone, iPad
  • Headphone Output
  • Zero-Latency Monitoring
  • Up to 24-Bit / 96 kHz
  • USB Bus Powered
  • Optional Battery or AC Adapter Powering
  • Pro Tools | First with 21 AAX Plug-Ins

The U-22 from Zoom is a mobile USB 2.0 recording and performance interface, featuring two analog inputs and two analog outputs, in an ultra-portable housing that makes it easy to connect to a laptop or iPhone/iPad for on-the-go audio creation. A low-noise microphone preamp allows for recording vocals, instruments and more, with resolutions up to 24-bit / 96 kHz.

The XLR/TS combo input can record a microphone or line-level source, and provides 48V phantom power and Hi-Z support for connecting a guitar or bass. A mini stereo input is also available for recording an iPad, mixer, or other portable audio device. Only one recording input can be used at a time. When using the line input, the XLR/TS combo input is disabled.

For zero-latency recording and mixing, a direct monitoring switch allows listening to the input signal before it passes through the computer. Separate RCA output jacks and an independent headphone output provide multiple options for monitoring.

Purchasers of the U-22 can register for a free download of a special version of Pro Tools | First, which contains a valuable collection of twenty-one AAX audio software plug-ins.

  • Stereo USB audio interface for Windows, Mac, iPhone, or iPad
  • Connect to iPad with Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit or Lightning-to-USB Camera Adapter (sold separately)
  • XLR/TS input with microphone preamp with Hi-Z input support
  • +48V phantom power
  • Gain control knob for microphone/Hi-Z input
  • Stereo mini line input
  • Zero-latency direct monitoring
  • Recording and playback at resolutions up to 24-bit / 96 kHz
  • Dedicated left/right outputs on RCA connectors
  • Stereo mini headphone output
  • Purchasers can register for a free download of a special version of Pro Tools | First, with a collection of twenty-one AAX audio software plug-ins
  • Includes download code for Ableton Live 9 Lite
  • Power via two AA batteries (not included) or optional AC adapter
  • Approximately five hours of operation with AA alkaline batteries
  • Accepts standard AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries


Channels of I/O 2 Inputs / 2 Outputs
Max Sample Rate/Resolution 96 kHz / 24-Bit
Host Connection USB Type-B (USB 2.0)
Analog I/O 1 x Combo XLR / 1/4" Mic Input
1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS Line Input
1 x Stereo RCA Output
1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS Headphone Output
Phantom Power +48 V
Digital I/O None
Frequency Response Interface:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±1.5 dB (at 44.1 kHz) 
20 Hz to 40 kHz ±2 dB (at 96 kHz) 
Gain Range 0 to 43 dB
Max Input Level Mic Inputs:
-0.8 dBu 
Hi-Z Inputs:
+8.7 dBu 
Line Inputs:
+1 dBu 
Max Output Level Outputs:
-0.8 dBu at 0 dBFS  
Headphone Output Power 10 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
Impedance Headphone Outputs:
10 Ohms 
Mic Inputs:
2.6 kOhms 
Hi-Z Inputs:
484 kOhms 
Line Inputs:
22 kOhms 
Line Outputs:
1 kOhms 
EIN Inputs:
-120 dBA 
Digital Audio
Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96 kHz
Bit Depth 24-Bit
OS Compatibility iOS 7.1 or Later
macOS 10.9.5 or Later
macOS 10.10
macOS 10.11
Windows 7 or Later
Windows 8.1
Windows 10
Processor Requirement Intel Core i3 
Required Hardware Available USB 2.0 Port or USB 3.0 Port 
Power Requirements Battery, USB Bus-Power 
Power Consumption 5 W (Maximum)
Battery Type 2 x AA
Expected Battery Life 5 Hours 
Dimensions 3.6 x 4.7 x 1.8" / 92 x 119 x 45 mm
Weight 5.3 oz / 151.0 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.0 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.9 x 6.2 x 2.6"

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