Outstanding Recording and Playback
Inspired by Zoom’s H-series recorders, the U44 is equipped with the same high-performance, low-noise mic preamps (-119.5 dB EIN). These preamps provide the U44 with the ability to both record and playback at resolutions up to 24-bit/96kHz. Additionally, the U44 can also be used as a studio-quality headphone amp for listening to your favourite music in full fidelity.
All The Essential Inputs and Outputs
The U44 features all of the essential inputs and outputs required for streamlined, convenient recording. Two combo inputs with independent gain knobs and multi-colour level indicators allow you to connect microphones, keyboards, mixers and much more. 48V phantom power can be supplied to both inputs, while input 1 and 2 supports Hi-Z for connecting guitars, basses and other passive instruments. The MIDI input and output jacks are suitable for connecting a vast range of devices including controllers, synths, drum machines and more. Multiple output options – including 1/4”, RCA and S/PDIF – are suitable connecting DJ mixers, monitors and other equipment. Finally, the independent headphone output has a dedicated volume control for complete flexibility while monitoring your audio.
Your Mix, Your Way
Perfect for dialing in the perfect mix with zero latency, the U44 allows you to balance the cue and main output signals when you’re DJ’ing, or create a mix of click track and main out signals during live performances. Each connector and control knob has been strategically positioned to ensure fast, convenient access with total ease.
Standalone AD/DA Conversion
When transferring audio, high-quality AD/DA conversion is critical. When in standalone mode, the Zoom U44 functions as a high-quality mic preamp and AD/DA converter to ensure complete transparency when converting audio formats. Additionally, you can choose between a 44.1kHz or 48kHz sampling rate.
Create More with Your U44
Each Zoom U44 comes supplied with a free copy of Ableton Live 9 Live. When you combine both the U44 interface and the software together, you have everything required by any modern music creator. Record your tracks quickly and intuitively while also enhancing them with professional, studio-quality effects such as EQ, compression, reverb, chorus, filter and more.
Multi-channel and stereo USB audio interface for Mac and PC
Connects to an iPad with optional Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit or Lightning-to-USB Camera Adapter – both sold separately
Two mic/line inputs with high-performance mic preamps
High-quality recording and playback resolutions up to 24-bit/96kHz
Compatible with Zoom interchangeable input capsules via 10-pin connector
Standalone AD/DA converter
Functions as a two-channel mic preamp with analog and digital outputs
Approximately four hours of operation with 2 AA alkaline batteries
Includes free download code for Ableton Live 9 Lite
Four-channel simultaneous inputs
Hi-Z support on input 1
Zero-latency direct monitoring
Three TRS phone jack outputs
Dedicated RCA L/R and headphone outputs
S/PDIF optical/coaxial input and output
Gain control knobs for each input
+48V phantom power for inputs 1 and 2
Frequency: At 44.1kHz: 20Hz – 20kHz (± 1.5dB)
At 96kHz: 20Hz – 40kHz (± 2dB)
Input Conversion Noise: Measured EIN: -119.5dB (IHF-A) at 43dB, 150? Input
Audio Recording: 4 Channels
Playback: 4 Channels
Sampling Frequencies: 96kHz, 88.2kHz, 48kHz, 44.1kHz
Bit Depth: 24-Bit
Interface: USB 2.0
MIDI Input/Output: 5-Pin DIN Jack
Power Consumption: 5W Maximum
Dimensions: 198.8mm x 92.3mm x 42.7mm (D x W x H)
USB Bus Power: Type B
Zoom AD-17: Micro-B
DC 5V Power Supply: Micro-B
2 x AA Batteries: 4 Hours Continuous Operation with Phantom Power Off
Analog Input 1/2
Connector: TRS/XLR Combo Jacks (XLR: 2 Hot, TRS: TIP Hot)
Input Gain: 0 – 43dB
Input Impedance: 2.6k? (Mic In) – 1.1 M? with Hi-Z On
Maximum Input Level: – Mic In: +2.7dBu – TRS In: +20.7dBu
Phantom Power: +48V
Analog Input – Microphone
Supported Zoom Capsules: XYH-6, MSH-6, SGH-6, EXH-6, SSH-6, XYH-5
Analog Output – Main Out L/R
Connector: TRS Phone Jacks Unbalanced
Maximum Output Level: +10dBu (at 0 dBFS)
Output Impedance: 330?
Analog Output – Line Out 1/2
Connector: RCA (Coaxial)
Maximum Output Level: +8dBu (at 0 dBFS)
Output Impedance: 1k?
Analog Output – Headphones
Connector: Standard Stereo Phone Jack
Maximum Output Level: +10dBu (at 0 dBFS)
Output Impedance: 33?
S/PDIF Optical Connector: TOSLINK
S/PDIF Optical Sampling Frequencies: 96kHz, 88.2kHz, 48kHz, 44.1kHz
S/PDIF Coaxial Connector: RCA (Coaxial)
S/PDIF Coaxial Sampling Frequencies: 96kHz, 88.2kHz, 48kHz, 44.1kHz
OS: Windows® 7 SP1 or later / 8.1 / 10 (32bit/64bit)
CPU: Intel® Core i3 or faster (Operation is not guaranteed with CPUs from Atom, Celeron or Pentium series or CPUs made by AMD)
USB: USB 3.0/USB 2.0 (Only USB host controllers with Intel Chipsets are supported. Operation is not guaranteed when used with USB hubs or expansion cards)
OS: Mac® OS X 10.9.5 or later / 10.10 / 10.11
CPU:Intel® Core i3 or faster
USB: USB 3.0/USB 2.0 (Operation is not guaranteed when used with USB hubs or expansion cards)
OS: iOS 7.1 or later
* Requires 2 AA batteries or optional AC adapter for power, plus an Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit or Lightning-to-USB Camera Adapter.