The U-44 features two low-noise microphone preamps with switchable phantom power and XLR-1/4" combo jacks—both can handle mic or line inputs, and Input 1 sports a Hi-Z switch for when you need to track an electric guitar or bass. The 10-pin input enables quick attachment of any Zoom mic/input capsules (available separately) and stereo S/PDIF digital I/O is provided on coaxial and optical ports.
Thanks to mix-adjustable, zero-latency direct monitoring, stereo 1/4" main outs, four RCA line outputs, and a 1/4" headphone port, the U-44 can simultaneously feed speakers and headphones with independent volume control. The headphone output features its own balance knob, which lets you blend computer playback signals 1-2 and 3-4 for customizable cue mixes.
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 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.
Proper connectivity and operation with an iPhone or iPad requires separately available accessories—two AA batteries or the Zoom AD-17 AC adapter for power, plus an Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit or a Lightning-to-USB Camera Adapter. A USB Type-B to Type-A cable is included for hookup to your Mac/Windows computer.
Zoom 10-Pin Connector
Thanks to its 10-pin Zoom connector, the U-44 is compatible with all of Zoom's interchangeable input capsules (available separately), representing a powerful field-recording setup. Choose from six capsules—X/Y, Shockmount X/Y, Mid-Side, Shotgun, Stereo Shotgun, and Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input—each with its own unique application. Record the audience during your live performance, or connect the SSH-6 Stereo Shotgun for dialogue and sound design on your latest film project.
Pristine Recording and Playback
Inspired by the Zoom H-series recorders, the U-44 is equipped with high-performance, low-noise mic preamps (-119.5 dB EIN) 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.In the Box
- Zoom U-44 Portable 4x4 USB Handy Audio/MIDI Interface
- USB Cable
- Ableton Live 9 Lite DAW Software (Download)
- Steinberg Cubasis LE iPad App (Download)
- Zoom U-44 Portable 4x4 USB Handy Audio / MIDI Interface Zoom XYH-5 - X/Y Microphone Capsule for Zoom H5 and H6 Field Recorders