Zoom U-22 USB Mobile Recording & Performance Interface

Zoom U-22 USB Mobile Recording & Performance Interface
Zoom U-22 USB Mobile Recording & Performance InterfaceZoom U-22 USB Mobile Recording & Performance InterfaceZoom U-22 USB Mobile Recording & Performance Interface
Zoom U-22 USB Mobile Recording & Performance InterfaceZoom U-22 USB Mobile Recording & Performance InterfaceZoom U-22 USB Mobile Recording & Performance Interface

Zoom U-22 USB Mobile Recording & Performance Interface

The U-22 is the essential mobile recording and performance interface, with an innovative 2-in/2-out ultra-portable design that makes it easy to connect to a laptop or an iPhone/iPad and create great-sounding audio anywhere.

The interface features a high-performance, low-noise mic preamp so you can record vocals, instruments, and more with pristine sound quality—at resolutions up to 24-bit/96 kHz. The U-22 delivers the same excellent sound as our U-44 and U-24, with an even more compact form factor.


  • Stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac/iPhone/iPad
  • Connect to iPhone/iPad with Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit or
    Lightning-to-USB Camera Adapter (sold separately), plus 2 AA batteries
    or optional AC adapter for power
  • XLR/TRS input with high-performance mic preamp
  • High-quality recording and playback at resolutions up to 24-bit/96 kHz
  • Approximately 5 hours of operation with 2 AA alkaline batteries
  • Includes download code for Ableton Live 9 Lite
  • Hi-Z support
  • Zero-latency direct monitoring
  • Dedicated RCA L/R and headphone outputs
  • Gain control knob for Mic/Hi-Z input
  • +48V phantom power
  • Accepts standard AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries

Innovative Handy Design

The U-22 can be bus-powered via USB and its compact form factor is perfect for use with a laptop or iPhone/iPad*. The innovative design provides quick access to connectors, knobs, and controls for effortless setup and operation.

* Requires 2 AA batteries or optional AC adapter for power, plus an Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit or Lightning-to-USB Camera Adapter for connection to iPhone/iPad.

Pristine Recording and Playback

The U-22 features a single high-performance, low-noise mic preamp—the same as our acclaimed H6 Handy Recorders—with less than -120 dBu EIN, as well as recording and playback at resolutions up to 24-bit/96 kHz. You can also use the U-22 as a studio-quality headphone amp and listen to your favorite music in full fidelity.

Get Connected

The U-22’s XLR/TRS combo input can be used to record with a microphone or line-level source, with 48V phantom power, and Hi-Z support for connecting a guitar or bass. The U-22 is also equipped with a mini stereo input so you can record an iPhone/iPad, mixer, or other portable audio device.

*The U-22 can record one input at a time. When recording from the LINE IN jack, the XLR/TRS combo input is disabled.

Power Your Live Performance

The U-22 is the perfect audio companion for musicians who incorporate digital audio processing or pre-recorded sound elements into their live performances. Connect your interface to a laptop or iPhone/iPad, pull up software effects or a looper, and send your processed signal to a mixer or the house PA via RCA stereo outputs.

Zero-Latency Monitoring

For zero-latency recording and mixing, the U-22’s direct monitoring switch allows you to hear your signal before it passes through the computer. Separate RCA output jacks and an independent headphone output provide multiple options for monitoring.

Create More with Your U-22

Ableton Live 9 Lite

Bundled with Ableton Live 9 Lite, the U-22 has everything the modern music creator needs. This integrated software lets you record tracks quickly and intuitively, enhancing them with
studio-quality effects like EQ, compression, reverb, delay, chorus, filter, and more. Plus, Ableton’s performance workflows let you take your music to the stage where you can mix and record live.

Steinberg Cubasis LE

Cubasis LE, a 4-track audio recording/editing/mixing app for iPad with an intuitive ‘touch’ user interface, is now available for the U-22. 
U-22 users can download the Cubasis LE from App Store for free.



Channels of I/O 2 Inputs / 2 Outputs
Max Sample Rate/Resolution 96 kHz / 24-Bit


Host Connection USB Type-B (USB 2.0)
Analog I/O 1 x Combo XLR-1/4" TS Mic Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Line Input
1 x Stereo RCA Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Headphone Output
Phantom Power +48 V
Digital I/O None


Frequency Response Interface:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±1.5 dB (at 44.1 kHz)
20 Hz to 40 kHz ±2 dB (at 96 kHz)
Gain Range 0 to 43 dB
Max Input Level Mic Inputs:
-0.8 dBu
Hi-Z Inputs:
+8.7 dBu
Line Inputs:
+1 dBu
Max Output Level Outputs:
-0.8 dBu at 0 dBFS 
Headphone Output Power 10 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
Impedance Headphone Outputs:
10 Ohms
Mic Inputs:
2.6 Kilohms
Hi-Z Inputs:
484 Kilohms
Line Inputs:
22 Kilohms
Line Outputs:
1 Kilohms
EIN Inputs:
-120 dBA

Digital Audio

Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96 kHz
Bit Depth 24-Bit


OS Compatibility iOS 7.1 or Later
macOS 10.9.5 or Later
macOS 10.10
macOS 10.11
Windows 7 or Later
Windows 8.1
Windows 10
Processor Requirement Intel Core i3
Required Hardware Available USB 2.0 Port or USB 3.0 Port


Power Requirements Battery, USB Bus-Power
Power Consumption 5 W (Maximum)
Battery Type 2 x AA
Expected Battery Life 5 Hours


Dimensions 3.6 x 4.7 x 1.8" / 92 x 119 x 45 mm
Weight 5.3 oz / 151.0 g

Delivery Services

At Pinknoise Systems we like to offer our customers a wide choice of delivery options for their orders, and our prices are affordable and competitive. We also use only the best, most reliable couriers and delivery services to get your equipment where it needs to be - quickly and securely. Please find an outline of our services, prices and timescales below.

Delivery Times

Delivery times are based on when the package(s) leaves our premises. Sometimes, due to stock restrictions or a non-completed order, delivery may take longer as there is a delay with couriers, which is unfortunately out of our hands. If your order is urgent, or details change, please do let us know.
For full details, fees, and time schedules, please see our Delivery Information page.

Returns & Refunds

New items: You can return goods you have ordered from us for any reason, at any time within 30 working days of receipt (14 to initiate the process), for a full refund or for an exchange for a different product from our range. Items must be packed suitably and insured for full loss in the event of a delivery problem. Pinknoise Systems will not be responsible for lost or damaged return goods. Lost or damaged goods may affect the level of refund you receive. For full details of our returns policy, please click here.

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Model:  ZOOM-U-22
Part No.:  U-22
Manufacturer:  Zoom

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(+44) 01453
825 802

International Delivery

International delivery

We ship across Europe and around the world and have a multitude of shipping options available to our international customers during the checkout, including express delivery for urgent orders.


We have a next day shipping option available for the UK with our DPD courier service, which features delivery alerts, personal delivery preferences and driver tracking with the DPD mobile app.


Spread the cost to maximise your capital. Just call our helpful sales team on 01453 825 802, from 9.00am - 5.00pm, to discuss these options and find out what's available to you.

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