Item Details

Brand: Zoom
Warranty2 Years

Zoom U-22    


Compact. Accessible. Essential.


The Go-Everywhere Audio 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.


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The Features

• 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

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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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Zero-Latency Monitoring

Includes Ableton Live 9 Lite When you combine the U-22 with Ableton Live 9 Lite, you have everything the modern music creator needs. This combination lets you record tracks quickly and intuitively, enhancing them with studio-quality effects like EQ, compression, reverb, delay, chorus, filter, and more.

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Create More with Your U-22

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.

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Here’s what’s included with the U-22:

• Operation manual
• Ableton Live 9 Lite software download code
• USB Cable

Optional U-22 accessories:
• Zoom AD-17 power supply
• Zoom AIH-1 Audio Interface Holder



Connector:TRS/XLR combo jacks (XLR: 2 hot, TRS: TIP hot)

Input gain:0 – 43 dB

Input impedance:2.6 k Ω (MIC) 484 k Ω (Hi-Z)

Maximum input level:-0.8 dBu (MIC) /+8.7 dBu (Hi-Z)

Phantom power:+48V


Connector:Stereo mini jack

Input impedance:22 kΩ

Maximum input level:+1.0 dBu


Connector:RCA (coaxial)

Maximum output level:-0.8 dBu (at 0 dBFS) (into 10 kΩ load)

Output impedance:1kΩ


Connector:Standard stereo phone jack
10 mW x 2 (into 32 Ω load)

Output impedance:10 Ω


Frequency characteristics:At 44.1 kHz: ±1.5 dB: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
At 96 kHz: ±2 dB: 20 Hz – 40 kHz

Input conversion noise:Measured EIN: -120 dB or less (IHF-A)
 at 43 dB, 150 Ω input

Number of audio recording and playback channels:Recording: 2 channels
Playback: 4 channels

Sampling frequencies:96 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz

Bit depth:24-bit

Interface:USB 2.0

MIDI In/Out:5-pin DIN jack

Power Source:USB bus power (Type B)
ZOOM AD-17 (Micro-B)
DC 5V power supply (Micro-B)
2 AA batteries (4 hours continuous operation with phantom power off)

Power consumption:5W maximum

Dimensions:119.2 mm (D) x 91.8 mm (W) x 44.6 mm (H)

Weight (main unit only):151 g


    * All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
The SD, SDHC and SDXC logos are trademarks. Steinberg and Cubase are registered trademarks of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH. The use of MPEG Layer-3 audio compression technology is licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Sisvel SpA. Windows®, Windows® 8, Windows® 7, Windows Vista® and Windows® XP are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Macintosh, Mac OS and iPad are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Unauthorized recording of concerts, lectures and other public performances is prohibited by law. All other trademarks,product names, and company names mentioned in this documentation are the property of their respective owners. All features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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