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Zoom U-44
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ZU44
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Description

The U-44 from Zoom is a compact, 4-in/4-out audio interface with 48V phantom power that provides all of the essential tools you need for recording and performing high-resolution, 24-bit/96 kHz audio anywhere you go. It can be used to connect to your Mac or Windows computer, or iPad* via USB, to record with mics, instruments, and more.

The U-44 interface uses the same high-quality, low-noise preamps as the Zoom H5 and H6 handy recorders. It features two TRS/XLR combo jacks for inputs, in/out S/PDIF Optical Toslink and S/PDIF Coaxial on RCA, MIDI In/Out, two TRS 1/4" unbalanced jack outputs, RCA line-level outputs and a standard stereo headphone jack. In addition, it is powered by two AA batteries, providing up to four hours of continuous operation with phantom power turned off. The U-44 includes a download code for Ableton Live 9 Lite software to get you started right away.

 

Features:

  • 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 two 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

  • Zoom 10-Pin Connector

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, Shockmount X/Y, Mid-Side, Shotgun, Stereo Shotgun, and Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input—each with its own unique application. 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 the Zoom H-series recorders, the U-44 is equipped with high-performance, low-noise mic preamps (-119.5 dB EIN) 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

  • Get Connected with the U-44

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

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

  • Control Your Mix

With advanced monitoring options, the U-44 lets you dial in the perfect mix with zero latency. Create a balanced headphone mix between your click-track and main-out signals during live performances. Or balance the cue and main out signals when you're DJ'ing.

  • Stand-Alone AD/DA Conversion

When you're transferring audio, high-quality AD/DA conversion is critical. The U-44 functions in stand-alone mode as a high-quality mic preamp and AD/DA converter to ensure complete transparency when converting audio formats. You can choose between a 44.1 and 48 kHz sampling rate for conversion

  • Feature-Rich Mobile Recording

The U-44 is small enough to carry in your jacket pocket or backpack without sacrificing features. Plus, all of the connectors and knobs are strategically positioned for fast access

  • Create More with Your U-44

When you combine the U-44 with Ableton Live 9 Lite, you have everything the modern music creator needs. Record your tracks quickly and intuitively, enhancing them with studio-quality effects like EQ, compression, reverb, delay, chorus, filter, and more

Technical Specifications

Analog Input
Connector TRS/XLR combo jacks (XLR: 2 hot, TRS: TIP hot)

 

 

Input Gain 0 to 43 dB
Input Impedance 2.6 KOhms (Mic In) 1.1 MOhms (when Hi-Z on)
Maximum Input Level +2.7 dBu (Mic In) /+20.7 dBu (TRS In)
Phantom Power +48 V
Microphone Inputs
Microphone Capsule Zoom Mic Capsule Input (10-pin connector)
Supported Microphone XYH-6, MSH-6, SGH-6, EXH-6, SSH-6, XYH-5
Analog Outputs
Connector TRS phone jacks (unbalanced)
Maximum Output Level +10 dBu (at 0 dBFS)
Output Impedance 330 Ohms
Line Outputs
Connector RCA (coaxial)
Maximum Output Level +8 dBu (at 0 dBFS)
Output Impedance 1 KOhm
Headphones
Connector Standard stereo phone jack: 30 mW x 2 (into 32 Ohms load)
Maximum Output Level +10 dBu (at 0 dBFS)
Output Impedance 33 Ohms
Digital Audio I/O
S/PDIF Optical Connector: Toslink
Supported Frequencies: 96, 88.2, 48, and 44.1 kHz
S/PDIF Coaxial Connector: RCA (coaxial)
Frequencies Supported: 96, 88.2, 48, and 44.1 kHz
Other Features
Frequency Characteristics At 44.1 kHz: -1.0 dB: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
At 96 kHz: -3.5 dB: 20 Hz - 40 kHz
Input Conversion Noise Measured EIN: -119.5 dB (IHF-A) at 43 dB, 150 Ohms input
Record and Playback Recording: 4 channels
Playback: 4 channels
Sampling Frequencies 96, 88.2, 48, and 44.1 kHz
Bit Depth 24-bit
Interface USB 2.0
MIDI I/O 5-pin DIN jack
Power Source USB bus power (Type B)
Zoom AD-17 (Micro-B)
DC 5 V power supply (Micro-B)
2 AA batteries (4 hours continuous operation with phantom power off)
Power Consumption 5 W maximum
Dimensions (D x W x H) 7.8 x 3.6 x 1.7" (198.8 x 92.3 x 42.7 mm)
Weight 11 oz (310 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.291 x 6.693 x 2.362"

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