The U-PHORIA UMC404HD from Behringer is a four input, four output, USB 2.0 audio interface that features MIDAS-designed preamps and an integrated interface. Powered via the included power supply, the cross platform interface includes zero-latency direct monitoring for recording, LED indicators for status, signal, and clipping, and a dedicated headphone output with volume control and a monitor A/B source select for DJ-style cueing.
Connectivity includes a four XLR/TRS combo inputs, while the outputs feature a pair of XLR, four 1/4″ TRS, and four RCA phono connectors. Four 1/4″ TRS inserts allow for external signal processors, such as compression and EQ. The dedicated MIDI input and output terminals provide additional MIDI connectivity for keyboards and other MIDI devices, while global phantom power is available for use with condenser microphones. A free Traction software download is available on registering the U-Phoria.Four input/four output USB 2.0 audio interface for recording vocals and instruments
Four MIDAS-designed microphone preamplifiers with +48V phantom power
24-bit / 192 kHz resolution
Zero-latency direct monitoring while recording
Two XLR, four 1/4″ TRS main balanced outputs, and four RCA/phono unbalanced outputs
Analog inserts for use with signal processors such as compression and EQ
Headphone output with level control and monitor A/B source select for DJ-style cueing
Dedicated MIDI input and output
Input/playback mix control and stereo/mono switch for direct monitoring
Status, signal, and clip indicators
USB port for computer connection and power
Includes downloadable audio recording, editing and podcasting software, plus 150 instrument/effect plug-ins
Compatible with most recording software including Avid Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Steinberg Cubase, and more, running under Mac OS X or Windows XP or later
Impact-resistant metal chassis
What's in the box
- Behringer U-PHORIA UMC404HD Audio/Midi Interface
- Power Adapter
- USB Cable
- Limited 1-Year Warranty
I was looking for a simple hardware device so I could record my guitar while playing along with previously recorded music. This unit really does the job. Using Ardour software I can playback the original recordings through the outputs while simultaneously recording through the inputs. The headphone output allows me to mix the guitar input with the prerecorded playback, and without disturbing the neighbors. The units outputs are line level outputs so I purchased powered monitor speakers for when I don’t want to use headphones. The unit comes with a power adapter, but seems to work fine by being powered through the USB cable. I have not been using the power adapter. I have had no problems with the unit.
I had a small struggle at the beginning but Behringer helped me understand how to operate it. It comes with a free version of the Tracktion 6 DAW program. The combination of the two is impressive for the low Behringer price.
For a couple of years, I have had a USB audio interface, but with no MIDI. This was one of the best purchases I could have made, as it has re-opened some possibilities for MIDI controllers and some vintage synths that I have. The audio pre-amps were also an upgrade from what I had & I also now have 4 audio inputs instead of 2. Recommended!
Great product. You can either use USB or with the included adapter to power it. However, if you do just use USB, it will only supply power to inputs one and two. Best for a home studio on a budget.
Great product at a great price. Accomplishes everything I need it to do. Pre-amps are good and clean. Versatile audio interface.
OK, let me be completely honest here. For many years I looked past the Behringer product line simply because they were so much less expensive than the competitors products. I finally came to my senses and decided to give them a try. I bought a small mixer and I was pleasantly surprised with the construction quality, the look and feel, and the level of components they used. On top of that, the sound quality was very good. It was so good I decided to try their products again. This brings me to this review of the Behringer Audio/Midi Interface I recently bought. Once again it exceeded my expectations in terms of construction, features, ease of use, and sound quality. Why did I overlook their product line for so long just because it was bargain priced? I have overpaid for several other manufacturers products that simply were not as rugged, well made or designed as well. I would suggest you don’t make the same mistake I did in ignoring the Behringer line, unless you just like spending more money than you need to…
I was using Lexicon Alpha for almost 4 years now and the controls worn out and started making loud cracking noise when adjusting the levels. So decided to buy a new one with more input – so like many others debating between Scarlet 2i4 and others. Saw few reviews about this UMC404HD and it has everything I wanted for a better price. The box arrived as expected and it was well packed. After I connected, the first thing I noticed was the volume level was very low compared to my Lexicon. I have to increase the volume at my mixer and the speaker to get the same volume I used get from Lexicon. I use this to play/record my Korg M3 and the connect both Left/Right to Line1 and Line 2 to get stereo output. It has good gain control and without clipping, produced sweet tones. Definitely sounds better than the Lexicon. Have not had a chance to connect microphone to test the vocals but I am sure, it will sound better than my old unit. Also, this has phantom power which I always missed and could not use mics which needed this phantom power. Now, for Cons: I really liked how the input/output cables were at the back of the unit on the Lexicon. I wish this unit also had some inputs at the back side. I don not like all the cables hanging from the front which is little annoying. For some this may not be a big deal but for me it is. But on the other hand, no other devices in category offers that. (Reason for only 4 stars) Some reviews claimed the headphone output is bad – but from my experience, I get good volume and sound using sennheiser studio headphones. Overall, I am very satisfied.
This device is straightforward, inexpensive, a lot of features. Once I installed it, set up my DAW for it, it just works with little or no attention. It does work with Samplitude, and records all 4 descreet channels at once. If you have trouble with this, check your preference settings on your DAW. I know first hand, it works with Samplitude, Ableton Live, Reaper, Acoutica/Mixcraft Pro. Magix Music Maker Live and Cubase. It probably works with every DAW out there. The mic preamps are xlnt. It has every feature you could possibly want from an analog to digital to USB and back (including midi). Also having the four inserts for effects send and returns are a big plus. For the price, this is an amazing device. Altho I’ve stepped up to a larger many more track interface, I still use this for midi, sample loops, effects, digital drums etc on another computer that feeds my main recording computer. Been doing digital recording since 1992, when we used multiple track sound cards and USB interfaces were pretty new and not very good at all. All this has changed. Not all Behrnger products are great, but Ttey’ve been one of the front runners when it comes to interfacing with computers. Check out their mixing boards. The only complaint , very minor complaint with Behringer, is they’re lacking in info on the instruction manuals.
I have been very pleased with this item, especially for the price. I also intended to use this interface mainly to convert older multitrack tapes to the digital domain, and the 404HD has performed extremely well for this task. I also intended to use this interface to convert vinyl Lps and singles to the digital domain. With its multiple input types, the 404HD has also performed well for this purpose, too. All-in-all, this interface is an extremely good value and has performed well in all aspects tested to date. I should also add that I have been quite pleased with the clean sound. (I am not sure what the criticisms are of Behringer, but I have very pleased with all of their products that I have been using going back more than 15 years. And they have proven very reliable. All of my previous Behringer purchases are still operating well). If you do not need an extremely high end product (and the differences are practically imperceptible in most applications), I would definitely recommend the U-PHORIA UMC404HD USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface.
Great little machine. Really a game changer for my home studio with so many features packed into one unit. Nice sturdy design at a reasonable price. Very happy with it so far.
Worked perfectly with Windows 10. I had to change the driver to ASIO in my DAW but otherwise perfect. Also thank you B&H for taking care of your customer