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ZOOM U-44 Handy Audio Interface


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Get A Compact, 4-In/4-Out Audio Interface That Enables You To Record And Perform Wherever You Are - The ZOOM U-44 Handy Audio Interface

Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, the U-44 comes equipped with the features you need to record 24-bit/96 kHz audio anywhere.

The U-44 offers the same high-quality, low-noise mic preamps as our acclaimed H5 and H6 Handy Recorders, plus compatibility with Zoom's Interchangeable Input Capsules for incredible possibilities. Use the U-44 with your PC, Mac, or iPad via USB-or as a standalone AD/DA converter and mic preamp. No other audio interface provides this much versatility, value, and performance.

Zoom is partnering with Avid to offer U-series users access to a new and exciting collection of audio recording tools. Purchasers of Zoom's U-22, U-24, and U-44 models can now register for a FREE download of a special version of Pro Tools | First which contains a valuable collection of 21 AAX audio software plug-ins.

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.

* 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 iPad.

Can Your Interface Do This

Thanks to its 10-pin Zoom connector, the U-44 is compatible with all of our interchangeable input capsules (sold separately), representing a powerful field recording setup. Choose from six capsules-X/Y, Shock Mount X/Y, Mid-Side, Shotgun, Stereo Shotgun, and Dual XLR/TRS Combo Input-each with its own unique applications. Record the audience during your live performance, or connect our SSH-6 Stereo Shotgun for dialogue and sound design on your latest film project.

Six interchangeable mic capsules that can be swapped out as easily as the lenses of a camera

The Best Of Both Worlds

The SSH-6 Stereo Shotgun capsule adds a super-directional mic for capturing sounds directly in front, plus a bi-directional one for capturing ambient sounds. It's ideal for location recording, allowing videographers and content creators to capture dialogue or narration with the center microphone and mixing in the desired amount of environmental sound captured by the side microphone.

The Ultimate In Image Control

The MSH-6 Mid-Side capsule contains two mic elements positioned directly on top of one another. With dual mic elements-a forward-facing, unidirectional mic (the "Mid") and a side-facing, bi-directional mic (the "Side"), the Mid-Side recording technique allows you to adjust the width of the stereo image after it has been recorded.

Louder. Closer. Cleaner

The XYH-5 X/Y shock mount capsule features two matched unidirectional condenser microphones housed within an advanced shock mount to minimize vibration and handling noise, perfect for loud concert and performance settings.

All The Pickup. Half The Length

The SGH-6 Shotgun capsule is a hyper-directional microphone that's perfect for film, live theater, and news gathering applications.

Expanded Connectivity

Plugging in the EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Capsule gives you two more inputs, perfect for connecting extra microphones, instruments, mixers, or portable music players.

The Best Of Both Worlds

The SSH-6 Stereo Shotgun capsule adds a super-directional mic for capturing sounds directly in front, plus a bi-directional one for capturing ambient sounds.


  • Multi-channel and stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac
  • Connect to 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
  • Two mic/line inputs with high-performance mic preamps
  • High-quality recording and playback at resolutions up to 24-bit/96 kHz
  • Compatible with Zoom interchangeable input capsules via 10-pin connector
  • Standalone AD/DA conversion
  • Functions as a two-channel mic preamp with analog and digital outputs
  • Approximately 4 hours of operation with 2 AA alkaline batteries
  • Includes download code for Ableton Live 9 Lite
  • Four-channel simultaneous inputs
  • Hi-Z support (input 1)
  • Zero-latency direct monitoring
  • Three TRS phone jack outputs
  • Dedicated RCA L/R and headphone outputs
  • MIDI I/O
  • S/PDIF optical/coaxial input and output
  • Gain control knobs for each input
  • +48V phantom power for inputs 1 and 2
  • Accepts standard AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries
  • Operation manual
  • Ableton Live 9 Lite software download code
  • USB Cable


SPECIFICATIONS

  • Connector: TRS/XLR combo jacks (XLR: 2 hot, TRS: TIP hot)
  • Input gain: 0 – 43 dB
  • Input impedance: 2.6 k Ω (MIC IN) 1.1 M Ω (when Hi-Z ON)
  • Maximum input level: +2.7 dBu (MIC IN) /+20.7 dBu (TRS IN)
  • Phantom power: +48V
  • Supported Zoom Input Capsules: XYH-6, MSH-6, SGH-6, EXH-6, SSH-6, XYH-5
  • Connector: TRS phone jacks (unbalanced)
  • Maximum output level: +10 dBu (at 0 dBFS)
  • Output impedance: 330 Ω
  • Connector: RCA (coaxial)
  • Maximum output level: +8 dBu (at 0 dBFS)
  • Output impedance: 1kΩ
  • Standard stereo phone jack
  • 30 mW x 2 (into 32 Ω load)
  • Maximum output level: +10 dBu (at 0 dBFS)
  • Output impedance: 33 Ω
  • Connector: TOSLINK
  • Supported sampling frequencies: 96 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz
  • Connector: RCA (coaxial)
  • Supported sampling frequencies: 96 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz
  • At 44.1 kHz: ±1.5 dB: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • At 96 kHz: ±2 dB: 20 Hz - 40 kHz
  • Measured EIN: -119.5 dB (IHF-A)
  • at 43 dB, 150 Ω input
  • Recording: 4 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
  • 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: 198.8 mm (D) x 92.3 mm (W) x 42.7 mm (H)
  • Weight (main unit only): 310 g
  • *0dBu=0.775Vrms
  • Windows® 7 SP1 or later / 8.1 / 10 (32bit/64bit)
  • CPU: Intel® Core i3 or faster*
  • USB: USB 3.0/USB 2.0**
  • * Operation is not guaranteed with CPUs from Atom, Celeron or Pentium series or CPUs made by AMD.
  • ** 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.

Manufacturer: Zoom Corporation
Model: U-44
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
SKU: I433530-N-0-B
UPC: 884354016258

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