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OVERVIEW

Ultra-low latency in a USB 2-In/2- out unit with comprehensive software.

The U-CONTROL UCA222 USB audio interface lets you connect your instruments, mixer, and more with your computer for recording and playback. The revolutionary energyXT2.5 Compact music production software included boasts a feature-rich audio/MIDI sequencer that loads incredibly fast on all computer platforms. The included software bundle features Audacity audio editing software, comprehensive podcasting software, and over 150 virtual instruments and effect plug-ins.

Because you'll want to take full advantage of the UFA202's podcasting and recording potential, Behringer is providing a massive software download for your Mac or PC including Audacity, Podifier, Juice, Podnova and Golden Ear. You also get more than 100 virtual instruments
and over 50 effects plug-ins, turning your computer into a complete home-based or mobile recording studio from input to output.

Download available at:
http://www.behringer.com/EN/Support/U-Control-Downloads.aspx

FEATURES
Ultra-flexible audio interface connects your instruments, mixer, etc. with your computer for recording and playback
Revolutionary energyXT2.5 Compact music production software included with feature-rich audio/MIDI sequencer that loads almost instantaneously on all computer platforms
Massive software bundle includes Audacity audio editor, comprehensive podcasting software and over 150 virtual instruments and effect plug-ins
Works with your PC or Mac computer”no setup or drivers required
High-resolution 48kHz converters for high-end audio quality
Stereo Headphone output with dedicated Level control lets you monitor both input and output
Additional S/PDIF optical output for direct digital conversion
Powered via USB”no external power supply needed
High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
Designed by BEHRINGER Germany

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BehringerU-CONTROL UCA222 USB Audio Interface
 
4.6

(based on 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (32)
  • Good audio (30)
  • Easy to use (27)
  • Lightweight (25)
  • Versatile (17)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (26)
  • Amateur recording (20)
  • Professional recording (12)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (11)
  • Performances (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (21), Professional musician (9), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Streaming, Internet Broadcasting & more!

For the small price, this little unit beats the big-priced sound boards hands down.
You can spend 8 times the cost of this unit and get less sound quality (pops, crackles,...Read complete review

For the small price, this little unit beats the big-priced sound boards hands down.
You can spend 8 times the cost of this unit and get less sound quality (pops, crackles, drop-outs) like I did. I've used this little gem for Online Karaoke, Internet Streaming as well as recording analog recordings to a digital format.
I'm simply thrilled I took a chance on this product.
As a professional broadcast engineer with decades of experience, I highly suggest you pick one of these up and forget about the expensive soundcards.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great For Basic Use - Drivers Not That Good!!

Purchased this unit as a simple interface to record out writing sessions in the warehouse. Set up included a single mic into the mixer which sent the signal to the U-CONTROL UCA222 into my...Read complete review

Purchased this unit as a simple interface to record out writing sessions in the warehouse. Set up included a single mic into the mixer which sent the signal to the U-CONTROL UCA222 into my laptop. Works great with simple apps such as Media Player or Media Monkey as well as records great into Audacity, good sound. I pulled up Fruity Loops Studio 8.0 though to play a track and sounded like crap, lots of skips and pops...(Not my system I have it tweaked very well). This is a driver issue! Only comes with standard USB driver no ASIO support for this unit. Still I would recommend to a friend for a simple and very portable interface for listening to basic media tracks.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Streaming, Internet Broadcasting & more!

By Byrdman

from Springfield, MO

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Broadcast
  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Online Karaoke
  • Streaming
  • Versatile

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Internet Streaming
  • Mobile DJ
  • Online Karaoke
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Behringer U-CONTROL UCA222 USB Audio Interface:

For the small price, this little unit beats the big-priced sound boards hands down.
You can spend 8 times the cost of this unit and get less sound quality (pops, crackles, drop-outs) like I did. I've used this little gem for Online Karaoke, Internet Streaming as well as recording analog recordings to a digital format.
I'm simply thrilled I took a chance on this product.
As a professional broadcast engineer with decades of experience, I highly suggest you pick one of these up and forget about the expensive soundcards.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

i own it

By mattsbasement5000 on youtube

from Ted Nugents basement

Comments about Behringer U-CONTROL UCA222 USB Audio Interface:

A great unit for feeding stereo tracks into a computer. Not great for overdubbing/multitracking. There is a slight latency that does not go away even after using asio4all,and behringer's downloads too. But if you have stereo tracks that you want to feed into your daw, this is it. If you want to multitrack, you will need a different interface.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Does what it is supposed to do

By Fergiemiester

from California

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Comments about Behringer U-CONTROL UCA222 USB Audio Interface:

OUTSTANDING! For the price. Got it with some equipment I bought a long time ago and didn't need to use it until I started having problems with the front end to my PC. I plugged in the little dude and it did exactly what it advertised. Got my tracks right into the sound card and even connected other RCA devices to allow me to listen to movies, music, etc. just as if I had bought a really expensive audio adapter.

The Energy XT or whater, was pretty useless as far as I could tell. Very complicated and it didn't recognize half of my VSTs. It didn't automatically recognize MIDI either and it was really difficult to track in stereo mode.

Anyway, I upgraded my front end, but really liked the UCA222 when I used it.

Seriously, if you want to get some basic tracks into your PC or want to restore vynal records etc. this little dude is ideal....and CHEAP compared to other products.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

does what the box says, with more?

By Reviewer-c_5E.

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Behringer U-CONTROL UCA222 USB Audio Interface:

ok, so this does what it is supposed to do. i put it between my mixer, and computer. no problems, i can listed to it through the head phone jack... i can also use by plugging my turntable into it, and convert vinyl to mp3. but the real beauty with this device is how well it works with computers. i can use it on windows, them go to my buddy's place who has a mac, and use it, with out installing anything. but one thing it does that the box doesn't say, is that it works with linux. i can plug it into my laptop with ubuntu 10.10, and it shows up, with nothing to install, and i can start recording. nice touch.

(3 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

I thought it was good....

By bass player J

from Danville,VA

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Comments about Behringer U-CONTROL UCA222 USB Audio Interface:

Over all, I think it's a POS. save you money, and get something good.
I got this Christmas of last year...and I used it right away. It worked pretty well for a while, and I even used it as a soundcard for my computer, which has a fried soundcard. Recently, while trying to record, I saw that my computer did not recieve signal from the interface. Now, not only will it not work, but Behringer is ignoring my emails about support. This only intensifies my dislike of Behringer, and I know will spend a little extra and get something worthwhile, like a Peavey or a Mackie mixer/interface. I might also add that I have been burned on everything Behringer I ever bought, whether it be a bass amp or a guitar effect. No more, Behringer has permenantly lost my business.
It's cheaply built, and is quite easy to break
It's great...if it works

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Solid device

By Marbieskarb

from Ypsilanti, MI

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Mobile DJ

    Comments about Behringer U-CONTROL UCA222 USB Audio Interface:

    Excellent device. However, the device doesn't come with the boxed software shown in the item description and the product picture. This isn't a negative on the device itself but, rather the way the device is being described on the website.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Works with BeagleBone Black

    By Synthetic Guy

    from Madison WI

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Modular Electronic Synth
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Behringer U-CONTROL UCA222 USB Audio Interface:

      I am using this sound card to provide inputs and outputs to a BeagleBone Black micro-computer. The sound card is installed and running with Linux. This card is valuable in that it is USB class-compliant so it needs no drivers to be installed.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great product!

      By Ezequiel

      from Puerto Rico

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      Comments about Behringer U-CONTROL UCA222 USB Audio Interface:

      Really great product for the money! it installed itself as soon as i plugged it in and it was set to go. I bought it because my mic input stopped working and i decided to get this because i needed a cheap way to get back to my home recording and it is more than perfect. I simply plugged my mixer to the input on the audio interface and it worked perfectly. Bottom line, a really easy to use audio interface for a good price.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      GREAT FOR WHAT IT IS.

      By Rick H.

      from New Jersey

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      Comments about Behringer U-CONTROL UCA222 USB Audio Interface:

      I own two of these that I use on my Dell laptops to play back midi sequenced tracks for live performance. I use an older version of Cakewalk and a Roland Virtual Sound Canvas in my laptop to play back additional instruments "live" with my duo through a nice PA. The sound of this tiny box is crystal clear and works by just plugging it in. No installation, no drivers to fool with, just plug it in. I have used the same box on a second laptop to record directly from the PA mixer into a laptop with the included Audacity software. I take the laptop home, transfer the audio file into my home studio system and cut it up into individual songs. The recording quality is really great.Yes there are more elaborate boxes that feature low impedence inputs and mic preamps but this little box does what it does at a small fraction of the price, and does it well. I notice that some people complained that it is made of plastic but it's a fairly hard plastic and I have abused the hell out mine (not on purpose, but it has been dropped a number times from quite a distance)and mine never cracked or failed to work. The bottom line is that this box is limited in what it does. It gives you a great clear sound via a USB connection. You can get a nice signal into a computer and nice signal out of a computer and the soundcard in this little box is 100% better than the one in my DEll computers. At this price, you shouldn't expect more.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Product!

      By Muzikreator

      from Mesa, AZ

      Comments about Behringer U-CONTROL UCA222 USB Audio Interface:

      My soundcard had poor 1/8" jacks and the sound coming out of it was distorted so I decided to buy this little booger. The first thing that turned me on to it was the RCA ins/outs, using turntables that's pretty much your only option (unless you get converter cords). The other thing I liked was how small, portable and simple it looked. So I plugged it in while my computer was on and BAM my computer recognized it! No downloads nice and simple. I opened up my recording program (Acid Pro), hit the record button and noticed there was NO floor noise with the channel up (something unheard of with my soundcard). I curiously tapped the tone arm to make sure it was picking up sound, and it was. I didn't have to change settings or anything in windows. It was working as the default device once plugged in.So I slapped on my record and recorded it. I played it back and it sounded nice and clean. Great product, simple, plug and play, cheaper than a sound card, easier to install, does what it's supposed to. Would definitely recommend to someone that wants an easy way to record!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice for the price

      By Star Gazer.

      from Pennsylvania

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording

        Comments about Behringer U-CONTROL UCA222 USB Audio Interface:

        I got it to transfer vinyl albums to CD and it's done a good job, along with audacity software, which you have to download I might add. Would have given 5 stars but haven't found the "huge" bundle of included software that's advertised, unless it's in the audacity software itself. Not sure about those "hundreds" of instruments, haven't found those. As for the audacity download, it's an old version, which seems to be ok, but I uninstalled that and went to the audacity sight and downloaded the newest version which is what I'm using now.
        On the upside, I'm glad to now have a way of recording my own music, guitar and keyboards, as well as my original intent which was transferring vinyl to digital. By the way, the inputs and outputs are 1/8" RCA, in case you were wondering if they were 1/8" or 1/4".
        The audacity software is great in my opinion. You can make really nice crystal clear CD's if you use the tools, just google for instructions on the various tools for noise and crackle reduction, compression etc.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent And Handy!!!

        By BAMILMUSIC

        from West New York, NJ

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent
        • Great Results
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Behringer U-CONTROL UCA222 USB Audio Interface:

          I needed to update my BR-1180 which I have since 2001. When I buy and apply this product to use it with my laptop gave me the best and excellent results. More than that, my clients are very grateful and that's what we're looking for. Very easy and handy to use.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Very nice purchase

          By Beltran

          from Miami, Fl.

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Behringer U-CONTROL UCA222 USB Audio Interface:

              Almost everything is right, except for the sound, that is not the best I have ever heard, but I'm blaming myself because I don't have high quality equipment, that is going to come later. I'm using the UCA222 to transfer vinyl records and tapes to digital, and I'm sure that quality is going to be there eventually.
              Next time I'll have to buy anything that you might sell, I'll check with you first before I make a purchase.
              Your service was fast and reliable.
              Thank you.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Nice little interface

              By StanG

              from Mi

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ

                Comments about Behringer U-CONTROL UCA222 USB Audio Interface:

                Definitely want to go to the mfg website and download the drivers.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Works on my laptop for live streams

                By Daddy D

                from Peoria, Il

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact

                Cons

                • Balance Is A Little Off

                Best Uses

                • Live Stream Events

                Comments about Behringer U-CONTROL UCA222 USB Audio Interface:

                Pro's - better sound quality than Mic inputs on laptop. Inexpensive.

                Con's - one channel is slightly lower volume than the other. Plastic, seems cheap, but has not broken in over a year.

                I run headphone out from Mackie 12 channel into RCA input on the unit into USB on older laptop running XP and Widows 7. My tech told me not to buy "cause if you can get them to work they break right away". "I have had no problem in over a year". It is plastic and very light. "I wish it was more robust!" I am careful to keep the input level DOWN to not overdrive the unit. Set up was plug and play. I purchased to get better fidelity when doing live streams. It does that job well but I have to adjust slightly for balance. I have used it a couple times to record into Adobe 1.5 but not enough to rate performance. Un-aware of a better product in this price range.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                good reliable interface

                By bf

                from denver colorado

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                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Limited Functions

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio

                Comments about Behringer U-CONTROL UCA222 USB Audio Interface:

                does not come with any boxed software as advertised in description on the web.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                UCA 222

                By fenderbender

                from Texas

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Simply Transparent

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about Behringer U-CONTROL UCA222 USB Audio Interface:

                  Simple, noiseless and inexpensive. Does exactly what it says it does.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Very clean sound!

                  By Cb

                  from Santa Cruz

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                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Headphones Jack Broke Off
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Cumputer Shuts Off Usb
                  • Windows 7 Shuts Off Usb

                  Best Uses

                  • Bypass Laptop Mini Plug

                  Comments about Behringer U-CONTROL UCA222 USB Audio Interface:

                  The sound mini jack is not replacable on a laptop, yet many mini plugs are so cheaply made, that they can come apart in the mini jack. Straight USB converters are only as good as the soundcard in them. RCA patches, help, making for a clean sound.

                  Eventhough I set the USB sound as default, and the USB ports to stay on at sleep mode, Windows 7 Pro shuts it off. And does not wake it back up. So I have to unplug and replug the USB each time, or have no sound.

                  (1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Where's the software CD?

                  By MEH

                  from Nashville TN

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Behringer U-CONTROL UCA222 USB Audio Interface:

                    Says it comes with software CD, but didn't. Called MF and they said to download it. Don't want to spend time downloading. I bought it for the convenience of using the interface and the software that is supposed to come with it.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Sweet, no thrills, no engineering needed

                    By FingerStyle01

                    from Colorado Springs Co.

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                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Mobile DJ
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Behringer U-CONTROL UCA222 USB Audio Interface:

                      After reading all the write ups. And reading all the paper on the Behringer site. I am impressed. This is a good interface. No need for drivers, just get Audacity to write to, them Lame to convert, and you have it. I have been working on my bands new sound with this and works like it is advertized. For us we leave it in one spot and hook everything up to it. I like it.

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