Steinberg UR816C 16 x 16 USB / MIDI Audio Interface

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Key Info

Steinberg UR816C is a 16 x 16 USB / MIDI Audio Interface that features 8 Class-A D-PRE mic preamps supporting +48 V phantom power

Loopback function makes streaming easier than ever

Live-stream and broadcast with ease using the innovative Loopback function. When activated, the loopback function combines incoming audio signals the audio playback signal from your selected music software. This includes microphones, guitars and other line source instruments, merging them with the sound from your DAW or chosen music program. The combined signal is then sent back to the computer, allowing you to broadcast from your selected software. You can also utilise the onboard effects to add a touch of flare to your broadcasts, such as adding reverb.

Everything you need in an audio interface

If you need a studio interface than can do it all then don't miss out on the UR816C. This audio interface effortlessly delivers 32-bit/192 kHz audio quality in both analog and digital formats. A range of I/O options means you'll never be caught lacking mic inputs or headphone outputs. It's rack-mountable too, meaning it's ready to fit perfectly in with the rest of your gear. When you couple this with the D-PRE mic preamps and latency-free recording, then this audio interface is a must-have.

The new heartbeat of your studio

Get the best sound you can in your home studio

with eight super transparent preamps. The Class-A D-PRE microphone preamps combine with the 32-bit audio recording to give you professional results, every single time. There are eight of these microphone inputs and this means you can record anything from a brass ensemble to an entire drum kit. Comfortably providing the level of versatility you need in your studio when working on your music projects.

The HI-Z inputs can easily capture electric guitars perfectly with zero latency - it even comes with DSP amp simulations to get an amazing sound from your guitar parts. There are digital connections to help you expand your studio's capabilities. This ADAT connectivity allows you to connect another set of inputs. There are DIM and Mute functions that add more tools to your belt. You'll never be short of options - just plug it in and load up your DAW.

Record your whole band

Interfaces often lack the inputs needed to record an entire group of musicians. The UR816C is no such interface. There 16 amazing inputs that help you record latency-free into any DAW. There are 16 outputs too, meaning you can easily hook up headphones into your system for full band monitoring.

Effortless streaming with the Loopback function

Easily stream your concert, rehearsal, or living room gig via streaming platforms to your fans with the Loopback function. This allows you to send your performances around the internet. When you combine this great functionality with the number of outputs available you can see how easy it is to record your whole band and get it out there with minimal effort.


  • 32-bit/192 kHz USB 3.0 audio interface with USB-C
  • 8 Class-A D-PRE mic preamps supporting +48 V phantom power
  • 8 analog XLR/TRS combo inputs (2 Mic/Hi-Z and 6 Mic/Line), 8 TRS line outputs and 2 main outputs
  • ADAT optical I/O, word clock I/O and MIDI input and output
  • Latency-free DSP-powered monitoring with REV-X reverb, Channel Strip and Guitar Amp Classics (VST 3 and AU plug-in versions also included)
  • 2 separate headphone buses with individual outputs
  • DIM and MUTE switches on the front panel
  • SSPLL (Super Suppression PLL) technology for clock jitter reduction
  • Includes Cubase AI DAW software download version and Cubasis LE for iPad
  • Cross-platform compatibility for Windows, macOS and iOS including dspMixFx editor application

Technical Specifications

  • Connection Type : USB Type-C
  • Design: 19‘‘ rack unit, 1 HU
  • Casing: Full-metal casing
  • Power Supply: USB 3.0 bus-powered, USB Type-C bus-powered, External USB 5 V AC adaptor (not included)
  • AD/DA: 32 bit
  • Maximum Sample Rate: 192 kHz
  • Dynamic Range Input: 106 [dB]
  • Jitter Reduction: SSPLL
  • Total Number Of Inputs: 16
  • Total Number Of Individual Outputs: 16
  • Total Number Of Outputs: 16
  • Microphone Preamp: D-PRE
  • Microphone Inputs: 8
  • Inputs with Line Level: 6
  • Inputs with HI-Z: 2
  • Analog input Combo: 8
  • Analog output TRS: 10
  • Phantom Power: 8
  • Headphone: With dedicated volume control
  • Headphones Outputs: 2
  • Digital In ADAT: 1
  • Digital Out ADAT: 1
  • Digital in S/PDIF Optical: 1
  • Digital In AES/EBU RS422: 0
  • Digital Out S/PDIF Optical: 1
  • Digital Out AES/EBU RS422: 0
  • Monitoring: Latency free monitoring with FX
  • Onboard DSP: SSP 3
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 446mm x 46mm x 226mm
  • Weight: 2.7kg
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