The UR-RT interfaces with Rupert Neve transformers
The premium UR-RT series provides high-speed USB 2.0 connectivity and comprises the UR-RT2 and UR-RT4 mobile interfaces with switchable Rupert Neve Designs input transformers.
Best audio quality for mobile production
Both UR-RT series units successfully combine rugged durability, easy connection to mobile devices, such as laptops and iPads, with superb sound quality. Added to the high-quality D-PRE preamps, the inclusion of switchable Rupert Neve Designs transformers on the front inputs adds exceptional musicality, expressiveness and rich harmonics, delivering the most professional sound for your music projects.
Fully compatible with all DAWs
UR-RT2 and UR-RT4 are compatible with all audio editing, mastering and music production software that supports the ASIO, Core Audio or WDM standards. Installing the driver is simple and seamlessly integrates the UR-RT with your favorite audio software. The latest dspMixFX technology provides latency-free monitoring with DSP-powered FX wherever you are and with whichever DAW you use.
Connect to Cubase
Cubase owners benefit from additional features, such as the auto-setup functionality, which enables the complete I/O setup to be handled directly from within Cubase. UR-RT2 and UR-RT4 include Cubase AI, a lean version of Steinberg’s advanced music production system, and also work with the included Cubasis LE iOS app to form a full-on mobile recording and production solution for the iPad.
Powered by Yamaha’s custom-designed SSP2 DSP chip, you now can enjoy the benefits of dspMixFx technology, which offers latency-free monitoring together with the highly acclaimed REV-X reverb, the Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip and Guitar Amp Classics for users of any DAW software. When using Cubase all the advanced monitoring capabilities are fully integrated into the application’s GUI by True Integrated Monitoring technology.
With iPad and computers
The UR-RT2 and UR-RT4 turn your PC/Mac computer or iPad into a professional-quality music production platform and with the included Cubase AI and Cubasis LE software provide a truly one-stop solution. Full compatibility with all audio software that support the ASIO, Core Audio or WDM standards and other iOS music production apps ensures that, whatever your choice of software, the UR-RT2 and UR-RT4 deliver great results.
About Rupert Neve Designs
From the early days of audio recording and production, the name Rupert Neve has been inextricably linked with outstanding quality sound. A true recording technology pioneer, fully deserving of the description “living legend”, the sound of Rupert Neve equipment has featured on countless iconic recordings in almost every conceivable genre. Rupert Neve Designs products are used by the most discerning professionals in the pro audio, film and broadcast industries; they continue to captivate and inspire well into the 21st century.
Real legendary sound
The name Rupert Neve is inextricably linked with outstanding quality sound, with Rupert Neve Designs products used by the most discerning professionals in the pro audio, film and broadcast industries. The inclusion of two Rupert Neve Designs transformers in the UR-RT2 and four Rupert Neve Designs transformers in the UR-RT4 delivers this legendary, high-end studio sound from real hardware, without software emulation — a landmark development for a truly mobile audio interface.
D-PRE microphone preamps
The UR-RT audio interfaces offer D-PRE Class-A discrete mic preamps from Yamaha. The D-PRE is carefully designed to capture all the subtleties and expressiveness of any audio source and is the culmination of years of development by the experienced engineers at the Yamaha Corporation. This mic preamp has a very wide frequency range so that it can handle any music source and it does not overly amplify any specific components of the signal. It’s beautifully tuned to be able to capture the true expression of a given performance or audio source, while leaving flexibility for later editing. The end result is that the D-PRE provides a sound that is a perfect amalgamation of understated signal enhancement combined with impeccable sonic integrity.
The UR-RT2 is a premium four input, two output USB 2.0 audio and MIDI interface with switchable Rupert Neve Designs transformers on the front inputs. Combined with the onboard, high-quality D-PRE preamps, the Rupert Neve Designs transformers deliver a musical, more expressive sound with rich harmonics, which is especially beneficial for vocals, acoustic guitar and other instruments with a versatile dynamic range.
Offering a studio-quality, mobile production platform with a range of input/output options for laptop and iPad, the onboard SSP2 DSP chip also delivers zero-latency FX for monitoring. The robust UR-RT2 is engineered to offer outstanding quality for its price class, making it the ideal portable production interface for PC, Mac or iOS.
24-bit/192kHz USB 2.0
The high-class converters used in the UR-RT interfaces are top of the range and provide a maximum sampling rate of 192 kHz and 24-bit resolution.
Class-A D-PRE mic preamps
The UR-RT interfaces are equipped with Yamaha’s highly acclaimed D-PRE preamps that deliver truly transparent and beautifully detailed sound, unrivaled in this product class.
The Rupert Neve Designs transformer featured in the UR-RT interfaces adds a natural distortion to the signal to realize a sound with more depth and perspective.
Latency-free monitoring with FX
Thanks to the built-in SSP2 DSP and the included dspMixFx software the UR-RTs provide zero-latency monitoring with FX on Windows, macOS and iOS and with every DAW.
The UR-RT audio interfaces provide cross-platform compatibility for Windows, macOS and iOS with the included Cubase AI and Cubasis LE music software.
The loopback function merges incoming signals with the playback signal and offers an easy way of streaming performances live to the Internet.
The Rupert Neve Designs transformer
Mr. Rupert Neve is undoubtedly a legend in the professional audio field. The transformer circuitry is one of the key factors in his numerous vintage designs and also in the latest devices from Rupert Neve Designs, which gives a very appealing touch of natural compression and saturation to the sound.
Input channels 1-4 on the Steinberg UR-RT4 each feature a transformer that Rupert Neve Designs has specifically developed for audio interfaces. With this transformer, a natural distortion can be added to the signal to realize a sound with more depth and perspective, while maintaining the natural sound of the DPRE itself when the transformer is disabled.
The D-PRE: Beyond precision
The virtues of the Yamaha-designed D-PRE have been sung by industry veterans and trade press alike since the introduction of this class-leading preamp. A sumptuously detailed high-end, immaculate dynamic response and a rich, rounded low-end sound are the hallmarks of this very special preamp. The UR-RT2 and UR-RT4 feature two D-PRE preamps, each offering stellar recording quality unmatched in this price class. And to faithfully capture and replay the warm, transparent sound of the D-PRE, the UR-RTs feature AD and DA conversion stages with up to 24-bit, 192 kHz resolution.