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Behringer U-CONTROL UCA202 USB-Audio Interface

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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
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BehringerU-CONTROL UCA202 USB-Audio Interface
 
4.4

(based on 92 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (63)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (15)
  • Lightweight (13)
  • Compact (12)
  • Good audio (12)
  • Versatile (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (11)
  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Novice (3)

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.

VS

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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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for home studios

By NinjaRock

from Saint Louis, MO

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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.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Update

    By zombiehunter

    from USA

    See all my reviews

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

    This is an update to my earlier review. I had been using the Behringer U-CONTROL UCA202 for quite some time, just as a plug and play device. It worked well, but i wasn't able to use it in stereo. So I got on Behringer's website and found the driver for it. I installed the driver, and it works perfectly now. You can do a two track recording if you pan your first track all the way to the left, and the second track all the way to the right. So, the bottom line is: install the driver before you even use it the first time...it will work so much better.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    simple and great

    By Demonic Sweaters

    from NY, NY

    See all my reviews

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

    This is a great and cheap interface that gets the job done and works flawlessly. If you install the behringer drivers first, then asio4all, you can actually run this along with other interfaces and get more inputs with low lantancy. I'm using mine along side a yamaha interface into cubase and now can do 4 live ins and 4 outs through cubase.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Swell

    By Rovin' Boozers

    from Salt Lake City, Utah

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    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.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Gets the job done.

    By IXx Icecold xXI

    from Marshall, Texas

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

    Good interface to add to a small studio. Make sure to go to the behringer website and download the extra drivers. Great item for the price.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect Gizmo

    By Shred Science

    from Tulsa

    See all my reviews

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

    I use mine in conjunction with a small Behringer mixer and Audacity. Sound quality is excellent. Latency is never a concern. A real bargain, too.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Works with iOS iPhones and iPads - use as a headphone amp!

    By Fordjc

    from Seattle

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

    The UCA202 unit works great on iOS. The small power requirements of the unit makes it work with now extra powered ports or anything. It works as far back as iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and the original iPad mini that I own. Few units can say that - and this is a unit I bought back before iOS had hit it big.

    The sound: Used just as an external DAC, there is noticeable improvement in listening through this over the headphone jack, even with the latest iPhone 6 hardware. I use high impedance headphone including Bose and have plenty of volume. I can see where lower impedance and cheaper earbuds might not get a full sound. And actually you would need high quality cans to hear the difference of this unit to bother not just using the headphone jack.

    I have also used this for line recordings from analog mixer on PC. It makes as good a 16-bit recording as anything I have tried. Get this unless you really need 24 bit recordings. 44,100 or 48,000 sample rate is not a limiter IMHO. Much has been written about that elsewhere by experts. You only need 24 bit if you are going to do a lot of processing with plugins on your recordings.

    (3 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Software could have been better and not shareware

    By David Robbins

    from Indiana

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    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

    (3 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    save your money

    By jer

    from eugene

    See all my reviews

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

    "ultra low latency"? uh, no. if this thing were around in the '70s, dave gilmour would have used it as a delay unit. you get what you pay for, i guess

    (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:

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    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!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A must for laptop owners

    By Dirty Dick Furberger

    from I live at home with my mom

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

    I bought this 2 years ago for my desktop pc to record demos, I didn't end up needing it so I tossed it in a box and forgot about it. I recently purchased a high-end laptop(Vista)for my band to use for recording, the input/outputs sound like crap!! I dug this thing out, plugged it in and BANG! No software to install, nothing to configure, it sounds amazing! I'm very happy that I didn't send this back, thanks Behringer!!

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Call before you buy

    By 2p9_EUvpG

    from Jamaica Plain, MA

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

    This mght be a great product, but call before you purchase it to make sure it is compatible with your computer operating system. The web site only tells you that it is PC and Mac compatible. It wasn't until it arrived and I opened the box to discover, unfortunately, that it is not compatible with my Mac. Also, the Behringer web site does not state what level operating system you need to have. Behringer also says you can download for recording software for free, but the descriptions of the software are cryptic and you can't be sure of what you need.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Disappointed

    By Marty

    from Chicago

    See all my reviews

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

    I used this for playback from the laptop to mixer. Notice songs tend to break up momentarily, whereas thru the headphone jack it's clean. At least it didn't cost much. Haven't had any issues with other Behringer gear.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Gettin' Whatcha Pay For...

    By Dibubba

    from Fairfax VA

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

    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.

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Don't bother...

    By Athonwy

    from Hawaii

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

    This thing is not worth the money. If I try to use it with my laptop on DC power it makes a horrendous amount of line noise. I can hear every move of my mouse. Even on battery power there is still too much ambient noise from this unit. I even get horrible line noise from my desktop pc that has a fully grounded and conditioned power supply. If I try to boost the signal up to any kind of listenable level I get so much noise I can't even hear most of my signal. This thing sucks.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Cheap and pretty reliable.

    By MCbass18

    from Wollongong, Australia

    See all my reviews

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

    I've had this for ages.I use it purely to connect my mixing desk to my PC to record on Sonar cakewalk. It does everything i need it to do for home recording and makes a great tool for copying Vinyls and tapes (using the RCA outputs on the Turntable/tape player) It would be excellent if it had a 1/4 input on it, so i could just grab it and my laptop for recording on the moveThe only problems i've had are that it can be a bit noisy and playback through the headphone input seems to lag but sounds fine when plugged in from the PC outputs/ Monitor Speakers.Good for someone who wants something simple and reliable.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    it is what is is

    By bd-IPm2n

    from midwest u.s.

    See all my reviews

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

    This is a simple interface that requires very little setup- none really, except to point your recording software to it. It's limited, but it's inexpensive, and, tho' the "manual" is not real forthcoming; I recorded a couple of decent sounding guitar tracks in very short order, (with a free version of WavePad)- and I'm NOT an advanced computer user... it's a good buy.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Cheap & Cheerfull

    By JasonMD2020

    from Fox River Grove, IL

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

    Kinda feels a little cheap construction with the plastic, but works like a champ. Completely plug-n-play with Ubuntu Linux.

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Couldn't get it to work with cubase

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

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

    This seems like a cheap way to add audio input to your laptop, but I couldn't get it to work with cubase. I have an old copy of sonar that recognizes it as an audio input, but not cubase. I might be doing something wrong, but considering the little amount of support offered for this thing I can't figure out what I could be doing wrong. It's cheap and might be worth the chance to you, but it was a waste of my $ in the end.

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