Zoom U-44 Handy 4-In/4-Out Audio Interface

Zoom U-44 Handy 4-In/4-Out Audio Interface
Zoom U-44 Handy 4-In/4-Out Audio InterfaceZoom U-44 Handy 4-In/4-Out Audio InterfaceZoom U-44 Handy 4-In/4-Out Audio Interface
Zoom U-44 Handy 4-In/4-Out Audio InterfaceZoom U-44 Handy 4-In/4-Out Audio InterfaceZoom U-44 Handy 4-In/4-Out Audio Interface

Zoom U-44 Handy 4-In/4-Out Audio Interface

The U-44 is a compact, 4-in/4-out audio interface that enables you to record and perform wherever you are. Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, the U-44 comes equipped with the features you need to record 24-bit/96 kHz audio anywhere.

The U-44 offers the same high-quality, low-noise mic preamps as our acclaimed H5 and H6 Handy Recorders, plus compatibility with Zoom’s Interchangeable Input Capsules for incredible possibilities. Use the U-44 with your PC, Mac, or iPhone/iPad via USB—or as a standalone AD/DA converter and mic preamp. No other audio interface provides this much versatility, value, and performance.

The World is Your Studio

Wherever you want to record, the bus-powered U-44 forms the perfect centerpiece of your mobile studio. Connect instruments, monitors, and other devices when you’re recording at home—or hook it up to your iPhone/iPad* to make music on the go. If bus power isn’t available, the U-44 can run on just two AA batteries, allowing you to record anywhere.

* 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.

Can your interface do this?

Thanks to its 10-pin Zoom connector, the U-44 is compatible with all of our interchangeable input capsules (sold separately), representing a powerful field recording setup. Choose from six capsules—X/Y, Shock Mount X/Y, Mid-Side, Shotgun, Stereo Shotgun, and Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input—each with its own unique applications. Record the audience during your live performance, or connect our SSH-6 Stereo Shotgun for dialogue and sound design on your latest film project.

Pristine Recording and Playback

Inspired by our Zoom H-series recorders, the U-44 is equipped with high-performance, low-noise mic preamps that enable recording and playback at resolutions up to 24-bit/96 kHz. You can also use U-44 as a studio-quality headphone amp and listen to your favorite music in full fidelity.

It’s All About Connections

The U-44 features a full array of inputs and outputs so you’ll always be prepared for any recording or live performance. Two combo inputs with independent gain knobs and multi-color level indicators provide flexibility for connecting mics, keyboards, and mixers. 48V phantom power can be supplied to inputs 1 and 2, and input 1 supports Hi-Z input for connecting passive guitars, basses, or other instruments. MIDI I/O jacks enable synchronization with devices like electronic keyboards, controllers, and synthesizer or sampler modules.

Multiple output options—including 1/4”, RCA, and S/PDIF—allow you to connect DJ mixers, speakers, and more. Monitoring your mixes is easy thanks to a dedicated headphone output with independent volume control. The direct monitor knob makes it possible to blend your headphone mix between the input and playback signals—perfect for live electronic music performance and DJ’ing.

Control Your Mix

With advanced monitoring options, the U-44 lets you dial in your ideal mix. Create a balanced headphone mix between your click track and main out signals during live performances. Or balance the cue and main out signals when you’re DJ’ing. The outputs of channels A and B can be muted, providing even more control. Plus, direct monitoring enables you to hear the live signal you’re recording without latency—simply adjust between the input and computer playback signals to create the perfect mix.

Standalone AD/DA Conversion

Transfer audio with total clarity when you’re transferring audio, high-quality AD/DA conversion is critical. The U-44 functions in standalone mode as a high-quality mic preamp and AD/DA converter to ensure complete transparency when converting audio formats. You can choose between a 44.1 or 48 kHz sampling rate for conversion.

  • Connect digital audio gear to analog amps and mixers
  • Create digital samples for your songs
  • Digitize your analog records and tapes
  • Transfer archived recordings to digital

Feature-Rich Mobile Recording

The U-44 is small enough to carry in your jacket pocket or backpack—without sacrificing features. Plus, all of the connectors and knobs are strategically positioned for fast access.

Features

  • Multi-channel and 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
  • Two mic/line inputs with high-performance mic preamps
  • High-quality recording and playback at resolutions up to 24-bit/96 kHz
  • Compatible with Zoom interchangeable input capsules via 10-pin connector
  • Standalone AD/DA conversion
  • Functions as a two-channel mic preamp with analog and digital outputs
  • Approximately 4 hours of operation with 2 AA alkaline batteries
  • Includes download code for Ableton Live 9 Lite
  • Four-channel simultaneous inputs
  • Hi-Z support (input 1)
  • Zero-latency direct monitoring
  • Three TRS phone jack outputs
  • Dedicated RCA L/R and headphone outputs
  • MIDI I/O
  • S/PDIF optical/coaxial input and output
  • Gain control knobs for each input
  • +48V phantom power for inputs 1 and 2
  • Accepts standard AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries

Specifications

Interface

Channels of I/O 2 Inputs / 4 Outputs
Max Sample Rate/Resolution 48 kHz / 24-Bit

Connectivity

Host Connection USB Type-B (USB 2.0)
Analog I/O 2 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Input
1 x 1/4" TRS Headphone Output
2 x Stereo RCA Line Output
2 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Output
1 x Proprietary
Phantom Power +48 V
Digital I/O 1 x RCA Coaxial / S/PDIF Input
1 x RCA Coaxial / S/PDIF Output
MIDI I/O 1 x 5-Pin MIDI In
1 x 5-Pin MIDI Out

Performance

Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz +0/-1 dB (at 44.1 kHz)
20 Hz to 40 kHz +0/-3.5 dB (at 96 kHz)
Gain Range Inputs:
0 to 43 dB
Max Input Level Line Inputs:
+20.7 dBu
Mic Inputs:
+2.7 dBu
Max Output Level Headphone Outputs:
+10 dBu at 0 dBFS
Line Outputs:
+8 dBu at 0 dBFS
Outputs:
+10 dBu at 0 dBFS
Headphone Output Power 30 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
Impedance Headphone Outputs:
33 Ohms
Hi-Z Inputs:
1.1 Megohms
Line Outputs:
1 Kilohm
Mic Inputs:
2.6 Kilohms
Outputs:
330 Ohms
EIN Inputs:
-119.5 dBA

Digital Audio

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

Power

Power Requirements USB Bus-Power
Power Consumption 5 W (Maximum)
Battery Type 2 x AA
Physical Dimensions 7.8 x 3.6 x 1.7" / 199 x 92 x 43 mm Weight 11.0 oz / 310.0 g

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UK Offshore Royal Mail 2-4 Days £9.99
UK Standard Courier 2-4 Days £6.49
UK Express Courier Next Day £7.99
International Shipping From 1-8 Days (Full Details) From £15.00

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Delivery times are based on when the packages leaves our premises. Sometimes, due to stock restrictions or a non completed order, delivery may take longer as there is a delay with dispatch. We will always notify customers of any issues and problems via email or telephone. 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.

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New items: You can return goods you have ordered from us for any reason, at any time within 7 working days of receipt, for a full refund or for an exchange for a different product from our range. The cost of returning goods to us shall be borne by you, the customer, in all circumstances without exception.

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 effect the level of refund you receive.

Used items: Please note this does not apply to used item unless they are deemed faulty.

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Model:  ZOOM-U-44
Part No.:  U-44
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