Zoom U-22 Handy Audio Interface, Black


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In the Box:

Operation manual
Ableton Live 9 Lite software download code
USB cable

The Zoom U-22 Handy Audio Interface

Compact. Accessible. Essential

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 iPad and create great-sounding audio anywhere.

The U-22 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 interface delivers the same excellent sound as our U-44 and U-24, with an even more compact form factor.

Stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac/iPad
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
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

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 iPad, pull up software effects or a looper, and send your processed signal to a mixer or the house PA via RCA stereo outputs.

Pristine Recording and Playback

The U-22 features a single high-performance, low-noise mic preamp 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.

Innovative Handy Design

The U-22 can be bus-powered via USB and it’s compact form factor is perfect for use with a laptop or 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 iPad.

Zero-Latency Monitoring

The U-22’s direct monitoring switch allows you to hear your signal before it passes through the computer, so you can record and mix with zero-latency. Separate RCA output jacks and an independent headphone output provide multiple options for monitoring.

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 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.


Total Inputs

Analog Inputs
1 XLR/TRS combo jack
2 XLR/TRS combo jacks
2 XLR/TRS combo jacks

Digital Inputs
S/PDIF optical or coaxial input

Analog Outputs
2 RCA line outputs
2 RCA & 2 TRS line outputs
2 RCA & TRS line outputs

Digital Outputs
S/PDIF optical or coaxial output


Sampling Frequencies
96 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz
96 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz
96 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz

Phantom Power

Interchangeable Capsule Input

Di input lets you plug in your guitar or bass and record direct
Record and play back high-quality audio at up to 24-bit/96khz resolution
1/8th inch stereo I/O for portable audio devices
Record for up to 4 hours on just 2 alkaline or NIMH rechargeable aa batteries
2 Xlr/trs combo inputs feature the low-noise microphone preamps from the h6 (with phantom power)



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