The Behringer UMC1820 is a versatile and professional-grade USB audio interface/sound card designed to provide comprehensive audio input and output capabilities for your computer. It is part of Behringer’s U-Phoria series, which focuses on delivering high-quality audio solutions for recording, mixing, and mastering applications.
The UMC1820 offers a total of 18 audio inputs and 20 audio outputs, making it suitable for complex recording setups and multi-channel audio production. It features a combination of XLR/TRS inputs, allowing you to connect microphones, instruments, or line-level sources. Additionally, it provides multiple line-level inputs and outputs, as well as ADAT and S/PDIF digital inputs and outputs, offering extensive connectivity options.
One of the key features of the UMC1820 is its high-quality audio resolution. It supports up to 24-bit/96kHz audio resolution, ensuring accurate and pristine audio capture and playback. This high resolution is crucial for professional audio production, where every detail matters.
The UMC1820 utilizes USB 2.0 connectivity, providing a fast and reliable connection to your computer. It is compatible with both Mac and Windows operating systems, ensuring broad compatibility with different setups.
Behringer has incorporated premium components and technologies into the UMC1820 to ensure optimal audio performance. It features MIDAS-designed microphone preamps, known for their transparent and high-quality audio amplification. These preamps offer clean and detailed microphone recordings, preserving the integrity of your audio signals.
The UMC1820 also includes dedicated controls and features that enhance its functionality. It has individual gain controls for each input channel, allowing for precise level adjustments. It provides phantom power for condenser microphones, MIDI input and output for connecting MIDI devices, and a headphone output with its own volume control for convenient and independent monitoring.
Behringer provides access to a range of software with the UMC1820. It includes a comprehensive software package, including the audio recording and editing software Tracktion T7, as well as a selection of virtual instruments and effects. These software offerings provide a complete audio production solution and complement the capabilities of the UMC1820.
Overall, the Behringer UMC1820 Soundcard offers professional-grade audio input and output capabilities for advanced recording, mixing, and mastering applications. With its extensive connectivity options, high-quality audio resolution, premium microphone preamps, and bundled software package, the UMC1820 is well-suited for professional studios, project studios, and home recording setups that require versatile and reliable audio processing capabilities.
Audiophile 18×20, 24-Bit/96 kHz USB Audio/MIDI Interface with Midas Mic Preamplifiers
- 18×20 USB2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface with ADAT I/O for recording microphones and instruments
- Audiophile 24-Bit/96 kHz resolution for professional audio quality
- Compatible with popular recording software including Avid Pro Tools*, Ableton Live*, Steinberg Cubase*, etc.
- Streams 18 inputs and 20 outputs of ultra-low latency audio to your computer, supporting Mac* OS X* and Windows XP* or higher
- 8 state-of-the-art, Midas designed Mic Preamplifiers with +48 V phantom power
- Optical I/Os supporting S/PDIF, ADAT and S/MUX formats up to 96 kHz
- Simultaneous use of all analog, coaxial S/PDIF, optical ADAT and MIDI signals
- Zero-latency direct monitoring of all analog inputs while recording
- ADAT input allows for combination with Behringer ADA8200 (not included) for expanding to a total of 16 Midas designed Mic Preamplifiers
- Input/Playback Mix control and Stereo/Mono switch for direct monitoring
- Powerful dual Phones outputs with individual Level controls and Monitor A/B source select for DJ-style cueing
- Main Outputs with Dim, Mute and dedicated Main level control
- 19″, 1U cabinet with detachable rack mount brackets
- “Built-like-a-tank”, impact-resistant metal chassis
The incredible U-PHORIA UMC1820 bridges the gap between your creativity and your fans. This blazingly fast USB 2.0 studio-in-a-box will have you recording your next masterpiece in minutes with all the connectivity required for your microphones, guitars, keyboards and even MIDI devices.
Record the perfect vocal right to your computer-based DAW thanks to the 8 astonishingly clear, world-class Midas-designed mic preamps, which include +48 Volt phantom power for condenser microphones, all going through studio-grade 24-Bit/96 kHz converters for the best possible sound quality. It also provides I/O support for S/PDIF, ADAT and S/MUX formats. Whether you’re a singer-songwriter, producer on the go, or just need a rock-solid interface for running backing tracks at a gig, the ultra-dependable U-PHORIA UMC1820 will help you shine in the digital domain.