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4.0 out of 5 stars Great for the price, 26 Oct 2012
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This review is from: Behringer UCA202 U-Control Ultra low-latency 2 In/2 Out USB/Audio Interface (Electronics)
I got this A/I to replace my laptop's onboard soundcard/vistasound drivers, which sounded dreadful and had totally unacceptable levels of latency. I was on a very tight budget to get my studio set up and at £22, this was the cheapest device I could find that supported ASIO, which is the minimum requirement for digital recording, really. It's served me really well though; here are the plus points:

Price.

Quality. A quantum leap forward compared to the onboard laptop soundcard.

Ease of use. Plug and play, worked right away.

Compatibility. Have had zero issues with any music creation software.

Size. Space is a consideration in my studio, this doesn't take up any (I actually have it secured to the wall with a couple of picture hooks)

So if it's so good, why upgrade. The downers:

Bit Depth/Sample Rate 16/48. With increased file storage/download speeds, tripling file size is no longer the concern it once was. 24/96 is the standard.

Latency. Still getting latency, not a showstopping amount, but enough to require slight adjustment of the waveform when printing MIDI, for example.

No MIDI in/out

No dedicated Mic input.

Weak monitoring.

All of the points above are what you'd expect from an A/I in the £100 - £150 price range, not the under £25 price range. Reading other reviews, the best use for it is as a connection between a laptop and a hi-fi rig, or to convert analogue to digital. Doesn't quite fit the bill for home digital recording, but was a good makeweight until I could afford a quadruple (at least) cost replacement.

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