Zoom U-22 Ultracompact 2x2 USB Handy Audio Interface

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Vendor: Zoom SKU: ZOOM-ZU22-US
Armed with the Zoom U-22 ultracompact 2x2 USB Handy audio interface, it's easy for musicians, songwriters, and singers to record one source at a time to their computer, iPhone, or iPad. At home, outside, or while traveling, the U-22's user-friendly tactile controls and high-resolution 24-bit / 96 kHz converters help you capture your creativity with quality. Plus, it comes with Ableton Live Lite and the Steinberg Cubasis LE iPad app to provide the software you need to take your music from inspiration to a finished production.

The U-22 features one low-noise microphone preamp with switchable phantom power and an XLR-1/4" combo jack, allowing it to handle a dynamic microphone, a condenser microphone, or a Hi-Z instrument such as a guitar or bass. A 3.5mm mini-jack input is also available for recording a stereo line input via a connected iPad, mixer, or other portable audio device. Thanks to zero-latency direct monitoring, RCA main outputs, and a 1/4" headphone port, the U-22 can simultaneously feed speakers and headphones.

Innovative Handy Design
The U-22 can be bus powered via USB (USB Type-B to Type-A cable included), and its ultracompact 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. A simple bicolor LED indicates signal presence and clipping to help you avoid distorting your recordings.
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.

Pristine Recording and Playback
The U-22 features a single high-performance, low-noise mic preamp—the same pre found in the acclaimed H6 Handy Recorder with less than -120 dBu EIN, and 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 has switchable 48V phantom power, so it can be used to record a dynamic or condenser microphone. The combo jack's Hi-Z support allows direct connection of an electric guitar or bass. The U-22 is also equipped with a stereo 3.5mm mini-jack input to accept line-level signal from a mobile device, mixer, or other portable audio device. The U-22 can record one input at a time. The XLR/TRS combo input will be disabled when recording from the 3.5mm line input jack.

Power Your Live Performance

The U-22 is a great audio companion for musicians who incorporate digital audio processing or prerecorded sound elements into their live performances. Connect the U-22 interface to a Mac/Windows laptop or an 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.

Ableton Live 9 Lite
Bundled with the U-22, Ableton Live 9 Lite is a powerful DAW program that 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.

In the Box
  • Zoom U-22 Ultracompact 2x2 USB Handy Audio Interface
  • USB Cable
  • Ableton Live 9 Lite DAW Software (Download)
  • Steinberg Cubasis LE iPad App (Download)
Additional Information

Zoom U-22 Specs


Form FactorMobile
Channels of I/OAnalog:
2 Inputs / 2 Outputs
Max Sample Rate/Resolution96 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Mic Preamps1
Input Level Adjustment1 x Knob
High-Pass FilterNone
Expansion SlotsNone


Analog Audio I/O1 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Hi-Z Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Unbalanced Line Input
1 x Stereo RCA Coaxial Unbalanced Line Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
Phantom Power+48 V, Selectable On/Off
Digital Audio I/ONone
Host Connection / USB1 x USB Type-B (Class-Compliant USB 2.0)
USB (Non-Host)1 x Micro-USB (Power Input)
Sync I/ONone
Network I/ONone
Wireless ConnectivityNone
Memory Card SlotNone


Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz �1.5 dB (at 44.1 kHz)
20 Hz to 40 kHz �2 dB (at 96 kHz)
Gain/Trim Range0 to 43 dB
Max Input LevelMic Inputs:
-0.8 dBu
Hi-Z Inputs:
+8.7 dBu
Line Inputs:
+1 dBu
Max Output LevelOutputs:
-0.8 dBu at 0 dBFS
Headphone Output Power10 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
ImpedanceMic Inputs:
2.6 Kilohms
Hi-Z Inputs:
484 Kilohms
Line Inputs:
22 Kilohms
Line Outputs:
1 Kilohms
Headphone Outputs:
10 Ohms
-120 dBA (150-Ohm Source)

Digital Audio

Sample Rates44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 kHz
Sample Rate ConversionNone
Bit Depths24-Bit
LatencyZero-Latency Direct Monitoring
Sync SourcesInternal


OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.9.5 or Later
Windows 7 or Later (32-Bit, 64-Bit)
iOS 7.1 or Later
Included SoftwareAbleton Live Lite
Compatible Software (Not Included)Any Core Audio (Mac) Compliant Software
Supported Drivers/API & Plug-InsmacOS Class-Compliant (No Driver Needed)
Windows Driver Downloadable from Manufacturer
Processor RequirementIntel Core i3
Mobile Device CompatibilityiPhone
Required HardwareAvailable USB 2.0 Port or USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen 1 Port


Power RequirementsAC/DC Power Adapter (Not Included), Battery, or USB Bus Power
AC/DC Power Adapter5 VDC (Not Included)
Power Consumption5 W (Maximum)
Battery Type2 x AA
Approximate Battery Life5 Hours (Phantom Off)


Dimensions4.69 x 3.61 x 1.76" / 11.92 x 9.18 x 4.46 cm
Weight5.3 oz / 151.0 g

Packaging Info

Package Weight0.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.9 x 6.25 x 2.6"

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