Steinberg UR-RT2

UR-RT2 4 X 2 USB 2 Audio Interface with Rubert Neve Transformers


If you need a premium four-input, two output USB 2.0 audio, and MIDI interface which is equally at home in the studio or on the go, the Steinberg UR-RT2 is the answer. With high-quality D-PRE microphone preamps and the expressive, musical sound of switchable Rupert Neve Designs transformers, the compact UR-RT2 delivers the most dynamic results.

  • Pristine 24-bit/192 kHz recording quality
  • Genuine Rupert Neve Designs input transformers
  • Rugged, compact build for recording anywhere
  • Small size for exceptional portability
  • DSP-based, latency-free monitoring with FX

An exceptional, portable production solution

Whether you are recording in the studio or on the go, the UR-RT2 has all the tools needed to deliver your recordings in exquisite detail. The fantastic quality and musicality of the Rupert Neve Designs transformers and Yamaha-designed Class A D-PRE preamps, the advanced DSP-powered FX system, and stellar audio components, all in a remarkably compact package, combine to deliver an exceptional interface that balances mobility, audio quality, and advanced production features unrivaled in its price range.

A wide sound range for recordings with any mic

You can use the UR-RT2 to capture the widest range of sounds and musical styles with any microphone, thanks to its advanced components. The Yamaha-designed, Class A D-PRE preamps are renowned for their professional quality and transparency. When combined with the UR-RT2’s switchable Rupert Neve Designs transformers, they ensure that your results are always rich and expressive, whatever you are recording. And with switchable +48 V phantom power, you can choose whether to use dynamic or condenser microphones to capture the best, most accurate sound.

A professional studio at home

Nowadays you can set up a modestly-priced home studio with a computer or iOS device which runs a powerful DAW, virtual instruments, and boutique effect plug-ins that are on par with the most expensive studios. Many home-based musicians and producers need a compact audio interface that offers functionality and sound quality to match, but which is also portable and flexible enough for no compromise recording on the go. The UR-RT2 gives you exceptional components and technologies in a moderately priced, mobile solution that can be relied on to always deliver the most musical, expressive results.


RND Transformer

The UR-RT series features switchable Rupert Neve Designs (RND) transformers on the front inputs, adding exceptional musicality, expressiveness and rich harmonics for the most professional sound. The name Rupert Neve is inextricably linked with outstanding quality and the inclusion of RND transformers delivers legendary, high-end studio sound from real hardware, a landmark development for mobile audio interfaces.

24-bit/192 kHz audio resolution

The premium converters used in the UR-RT-series deliver the great audio quality, thanks to a maximum sampling rate of 192 kHz with 24-bit resolution. High-quality conversion is a crucial first step for any audio production and, with the UR-RT interfaces, Steinberg’s designers researched the best combination of components for optimized analog to digital conversion. Alongside great build quality, the sound quality of the UR-RT models is refined by the inclusion of 24-bit converters. These accurately capture the detail of every recorded signal, ensuring that the fidelity of sound throughout the recording process is maintained.

High-speed USB 2.0

UR-RT interfaces feature high-speed USB 2.0, which provides fast, reliable, and seamless connectivity to Mac and PC computers, iPads, and iPhones. Together with the enhanced low latency of our SSP2 chip and the latest drivers, the UR-RT series gives you peace of mind wherever you are recording.

Ultra-rugged build

The robust metal casing and exceptional build quality of UR-RT interfaces make them rugged enough to withstand all the rigors of the road. Whether you are location recording or just moving your gear from one place to another, you don’t need to worry about the risk of damage to your interface. They are rugged enough to ensure that, when you are ready to record, they will work perfectly every time.

Latency-free monitoring with DSP effects

The built-in DSP of UR-RT interfaces provides zero-latency monitoring with effects for every DAW, including straightforward control of all routings and settings. Powered by Yamaha’s custom-designed SSP2 DSP chip, our dspMixFx technology brings many benefits, including latency-free monitoring, the highly acclaimed REV-X reverb, and the Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip, and Guitar Amp Classics for users of any DAW. When using Cubase, all of the advanced monitoring capabilities are fully integrated into the application’s GUI by True Integrated Monitoring technology, allowing users to control the monitoring capabilities from either Cubase or the dspMixFx application. The dspMixFx for UR-RT mixing application allows control of all effects when the interface is used with any other audio software.

Class-A D-PRE mic preamps

The UR-RT series features Yamaha’s highly acclaimed D-PRE preamps, offering recording quality unmatched in this price class. D-PRE preamps deliver beautifully transparent and detailed sound, with remarkably detailed high end, rich low frequencies, and exceptional dynamic response. Praised by industry professionals and media alike, D-PRE is a very special, class-leading preamp. And to faithfully capture and replay that warm, transparent sound, UR-RT interfaces feature AD and DA conversion stages with up to 24-bit/192 kHz resolution.

Compatible with all major audio software

Our UR-RT interfaces are compatible with all major audio software that supports the ASIO, Core Audio, or WDM standard, providing a fully-integrated, DSP-based monitoring setup wherever you are and with whichever DAW you use. Integrating seamlessly with Cubase and almost any other DAW, UR-RT interfaces deliver latency-free monitoring with DSP-powered FX, via the onboard SSP2 DSP chip and the latest dspMixFx technology.

MIDI input and output

All UR-RT audio interfaces are equipped with a MIDI I/O port to connect any MIDI device, making them extremely flexible for studio recording. With many studios and musicians still using MIDI input devices, classic sound modules, samplers, and more, the MIDI I/O on the UR-RT series means you can combine high-quality audio interface technology with any MIDI device to make your sound just as you want it.

Loopback function for streaming

The Loopback function of the UR-RT interfaces offers an easy way to stream performances live to the Internet. Often used by hosts of live online broadcasts, when the function is active, incoming audio signals to the UR-RT (such as microphone, guitar or line source) are merged with the signal coming from audio playback software like Cubase or another DAW inside the computer. The merged signal will then be sent back to the computer for online streaming via your software of choice. And with the onboard DSP effects of the UR-RT interfaces, you can tweak your sound, for example adding some reverb when doing online karaoke.

iOS ready via CC Mode

You can combine UR-RT units with an audio application like Steinberg’s Cubasis for iPhone and iPad, giving you a fully mobile audio recording solution. All UR-RT interfaces automatically switch to Class Compliant (CC) mode when connected to an iOS device, providing an effortlessly intuitive, ultra-portable production experience.

Included Software

dspMixFx mixing application

Thanks to the built-in DSP chip and inclusion of dspMixFx technology, the UR-RT interfaces provide zero-latency monitoring with effects for every DAW, with straightforward control of all routings and settings. Powered by Yamaha’s custom-designed SSP2 DSP chip, dspMixFx 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. When using Cubase, all of the advanced monitoring capabilities are fully integrated into the application’s GUI by True Integrated Monitoring technology, with users able to choose to control the monitoring capabilities from either Cubase or the dspMixFx application.

Cubasis LE included

The UR-RT seamless integration with iPhone and iPad is enhanced by the inclusion of Cubasis LE, for creating professional audio productions in the most portable, convenient way possible. Featuring the same look and feel like its bigger brother Cubasis, Cubasis LE is specially designed for quick and easy operation, making a recording, editing, and mixing a breeze, and opening up a new world of possibilities for your creativity. It supports up to four audio and four MIDI tracks, features a mixer with studio-grade effects processors, and also includes MicroSonic, a virtual instrument with 25 virtual instrument sounds, a virtual keyboard, sample editor, and key editor.

Cubase AI included

Based on Steinberg’s award-winning advanced music production system Cubase Pro, Cubase AI is a powerful, one-stop music software solution for studio-quality recording. Combining audio and MIDI recording, editing, mixing, and scoring in a single, integrated software package, Cubase AI is the perfect entry into the world of computer-based music production. Featuring Steinberg’s advanced audio engine, flexible routing, and full automatic delay compensation, it supports 48 MIDI, 16 instruments, 32 audio tracks, and 16 physical inputs. Cubase AI comes with a range of high-quality audio effect processors, the HALion Sonic SE workstation instrument, and MixConsole for a stellar mixing experience.


Connection Type USB 2.0
Design Desktop (1/2 19″, 1HU)
Casing Full-metal casing
AD/DA 24 bit
Maximum sample rate 192 kHz
Dynamic range input 101 [dB]


Total number of inputs 4
Total number of Outputs 2
Microphone inputs 2
Inputs with HI-Z 1
Analog inputs TRS 2
Analog inputs Combo 2
Analog outputs TRS 2
Phantom power 2
Headphones outputs 1
Digital In ADAT 0
Digital Out ADAT 0
Digital In S/PDIF Optical 0
Digital Out S/PDIF Optical 0


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