Behringer updates U-PHORIA range

Behringer has begun shipping its new U-PHORIA UMC1820 and UMC404HD USB audio interfaces.

Providing 18 x 20 and 4 x 4 audio I/O, respectively, plus MIDI I/O, the new models allow users to record multiple tracks to PC/Mac computers in a single pass with an audio quality of up to 192 kHz. The UMC1820 and UMC404HD (pictured) are described by the manufacturer as ideal upgrades from smaller interfaces, and perfect for home studio setups.

The U-PHORIA UMC1820 and UMC404HD are designed to maximise portability and versatility, making live gigs easier and home recording sessions more productive. Rugged construction ensures the U-PHORIA Series will stand up to the challenge of life on the road, as well as the frequent trips between project and professional recording studios for years to come, Behringer says.

Both interfaces provide expanded I/O compared to previous models in the range, and feature Midas-designed preamps for ‘professional-quality performance.’ Ease of use, low-latency operation and at-a-glance Signal and Clip indicators enable users to focus on projects without having to memorise a manual.

The two new interfaces include a free download code for the current version of Tracktion Music Production Software, and are covered by Behringer parent company MUSIC’s 3-Year Limited Warranty Program.

“Our new UMC1820 and UMC404HD interfaces provide the ideal solution for musicians working in both home and professional recording environments,” commented MUSIC senior engineer of conception Jan Duwe. “Now they can record a multitrack of the entire band straight to their computers – without any additional hardware requirements. Inclusion of the world-class Tracktion Music Production Software turns that computer into a comprehensive, state-of-the-art recording studio.”