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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 i...Read More

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Ultra low-latency 2 In/2 Out USB/audio interface with digital output.

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.

FEATURES
  • 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

Easy connection between the analog and digital domain. Order today.

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BehringerU-CONTROL UCA202 USB-Audio Interface
 
4.4

(based on 82 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Good audio (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Compact (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (6)
    • Amateur recording (4)
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      • Experienced (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great for home studios

    The Behringer U-Control UCA202 is a great little piece of equipment for home recording, especially if you already have a standard, non-USB mixer. Just as many of the reviews say, it connects instantly...Read complete review

    The Behringer U-Control UCA202 is a great little piece of equipment for home recording, especially if you already have a standard, non-USB mixer. Just as many of the reviews say, it connects instantly with plug-and-play, as Windows (and probably Mac) will download the small drivers automatically. After connecting, I find that the sound is very clean and is only limited to the equipment being plugged into the interface. The headphone jack used for monitoring is a great option. It's a bit quiet, but that's probably just my headphones crapping out on me. That being said, I monitor from my mixer anyway, just because.

    To address some of the faults I've seen in the reviews, here are a few explanations: The latency issue is dependent on your computer. I plug this into my Netbook with USB 2.0, it has about a 1/3 second delay (that's one-third, not one-to-three). I plug this into my computer with 3.0 USB dedicated to music production, the latency disappears.

    This audio interface is a bit on the fragile side. I haven't broken it, but then again, it just sits on the desk, plugged into my computer. The durability shouldn't be an issue, unless you plan on using it as a mace in a Bloodletting Arena, or as a hammer to build the framing for your new dream house.

    Simply put, use it for what it's made for on things it was made to be on, and this thing will not disappoint.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Gettin' Whatcha Pay For...

    I got this unit from Musician's Friend, and enjoyed their fast service, low pricing, and general "lack of headaches" whenever I deal with them. Online retailing is harder than it...Read complete review

    I got this unit from Musician's Friend, and enjoyed their fast service, low pricing, and general "lack of headaches" whenever I deal with them. Online retailing is harder than it might seem to the consumer... but these folks deliver. My kudos!I've been a Behringer junkie for years - Uli knows his price-point engineering! The unit itself is a cheap, low-cost means of getting audio into and out of my computer. But, it doesn't get much better - literal "plug and play" (I've iused mine on several XP systems, and have yet to need to load a driver). You just plug it in, wait a couple of minutes for the computer to realize it, and away you go.It's cheap, it's plastic, and if you step on it, it'll break. Who's ever drunk and wobbly in their studios late at night? Put it on the desk, and you'll be fine.My only nit to pick is that its' input and output gain is somewhat anemic compared to higher-priced interfaces I've used. I have ways to get around that in most cases... For ripping LP's and cassettes, it's quiet enough, although the weak gain means that (in a perfect world) I'll spit the signal through some gain stage bfore it gets to the UCA-202- but it's just too weak for me to use for my main recording studio inerface. I only notice this because I spent my money on keyboards and guitars, not on LCD monitors... so my 4 old CRT monitors increase the noise floor unacceptably. Folks with less RF bombarding their project studios might not even notice it. Bottom line - if you need a cheap, portable, reliable interface, this Behringer is the bomb. If you need pristine quality and high gain, be prepared to shell out a bit more than thirty bones. With the caveats above, I LOVE this cheap little box. It gets stuffed into my compuer bag, so no matter what the opportunity, it's there with me. Fortune favors the prepared Musician.Either way, deal with these guys at MF - they're rock-solid in what they're doing, even in this lousy economy.

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    5.0

    uca202

    By Banjoman

    from wilmington,n.c.

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great interface
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

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

    I needed a interface on a laptop running linux. had to do some work but it does the job.

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    4.0

    Great price but latency issues

    By fabs65

    from Tampa, FL

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Low price

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

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

      Nice unit for the price. Drivers recognized immediately by my old Dell Inspiron D620 (Win XP) upon hookup. Was able to record two tracks of keyboards (moderate tempo)into freebie version of Audacity with no detectable latency issues. However, when trying to record mic'ed acoustic guitar, had bad latency issues. I was not able to adjust latency settings in software to enable decent monitoring of guitar track. May be related to software more than hardware?

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Works with Note 3 SmartPhone

      By nicolajc

      from Hoejbjerg, Denmark

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile
      • Via Usb Otg
      • Works With Samsung Note 3

      Cons

      • na

      Best Uses

      • Digital Audio From Note3
      • Home Studio

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

      Combine with a USB OTG cable, I use it to get digital audio out from Samsung Note 3 SmartPhone.

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Great! Love it!

      By Confused

      from Earth

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Useful Features

      Cons

      • User Guide Could Be Bette

      Best Uses

      • Headphone Volume
      • Rca Inputoutput

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

      I called Behringer tech support with set-up question, they were excellent!!!! This is a great gadget!!!!!!!!

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Best little audio interface around

      By opost

      from Nashua, NH

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Low cost

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Feed Home Stereo System
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ

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

        I have maybe a dozen of these that I have acquired over several years. I have one on every laptop that plays audio through a stereo system. Unlike the built-in sound outputs, this never has any hum or noise or undesirable sound modification. I also use them for recording DJ shows and simple live music setups where I don't need multi-track recording.

        Just plug it in and it works with no additional drivers to install - on Windows, anyhow.

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        5.0

        Works great!

        By John G

        from Orlando Florida

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

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

          This piece if gear came in quickly. It was a breeze to set up and use. Took only a matter of minutes, and I was using it.

          Comment on this review

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great for home studios

          By NinjaRock

          from Saint Louis, MO

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

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

            The Behringer U-Control UCA202 is a great little piece of equipment for home recording, especially if you already have a standard, non-USB mixer. Just as many of the reviews say, it connects instantly with plug-and-play, as Windows (and probably Mac) will download the small drivers automatically. After connecting, I find that the sound is very clean and is only limited to the equipment being plugged into the interface. The headphone jack used for monitoring is a great option. It's a bit quiet, but that's probably just my headphones crapping out on me. That being said, I monitor from my mixer anyway, just because.

            To address some of the faults I've seen in the reviews, here are a few explanations: The latency issue is dependent on your computer. I plug this into my Netbook with USB 2.0, it has about a 1/3 second delay (that's one-third, not one-to-three). I plug this into my computer with 3.0 USB dedicated to music production, the latency disappears.

            This audio interface is a bit on the fragile side. I haven't broken it, but then again, it just sits on the desk, plugged into my computer. The durability shouldn't be an issue, unless you plan on using it as a mace in a Bloodletting Arena, or as a hammer to build the framing for your new dream house.

            Simply put, use it for what it's made for on things it was made to be on, and this thing will not disappoint.

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            suggestions for UCA202 USB-Audio Interface

            By David A Schneider

            from Elgin, IL

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

            See features rating
            I need to use the UCA202 with a laptop running Audacity. USB is bidirectional so the monitor jack for headphones should be able to output the signal from the computer as well as output the source signal. Since the computer (Windows 7) automatically silences the usual audio from the computer's speakers or headphone jack as soon as the USB is connected (it assumes that the USB will pass the audio back to the device) I get no audio in playback. This made the whole operation a pain in the neck!

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Software could have been better and not shareware

            By David Robbins

            from Indiana

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

            It does work but as you can tell very disappointed. Should not advertise software as it is not in the box and is just freeware downloaded from the net.
            It does the job but the software actually has to be downloaded from the internet and is shareware. Pretty lame.
            Plastic housing, and cheap controls and jacks fits right in with all other junk made now days.
            Got what I paid for, maybe. Software-Freeware Device-Cheaply made... Inflated list price..

            Should be a dollar at the general store

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Swell

            By Rovin' Boozers

            from Salt Lake City, Utah

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

            Our band uses this device to do our home-studio recording and we've also jacked into the sound guys' mixer at gigs to record the live audio. It works great and we've had no issues; granted, we are only a two piece band with four lines, but it works.

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