Zoom U-44 USB Audio Interface

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Product Ref: 72135

  • 24-Bit/96kHz Recording and Playback
  • Multi-Channel USB Audio Interface for Mac and PC
  • Features High-Quality, Low-Noise Mic Preamps
  • Compatible with Zoom's Interchangeable Input Capsules
  • Includes Ableton Live 9 Lite

Zoom U-44 USB Audio Interface


The Zoom U44 USB Audio Interface is a compact 4-in/4-out interface that provides you with all the essential features you need for recording and performing with high resolution audio, anywhere you go. The U44 offers the same high-quality, low-noise mic preamps as the acclaimed H5 and H6 Handy Recorders, while compatibility with Zoom's Interchangeable Input Capsules provides outstanding flexibility and endless possibilities. Additionally, the U44 can be used with your PC, Mac or iPad via USB, or as a standalone AD/DA converter and mic preamp. Small enough to fit into the palm of your hand, the Zoom U44 comes equipped with all the inputs, outputs and features you need to record 24-bit/96kHz audio anywhere.

Product Ref: 72135

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Outstanding Recording and Playback

Inspired by Zoom's H-series recorders, the U44 is equipped with the same high-performance, low-noise mic preamps (-119.5 dB EIN). These preamps provide the U44 with the ability to both record and playback at resolutions up to 24-bit/96kHz. Additionally, the U44 can also be used as a studio-quality headphone amp for listening to your favourite music in full fidelity.

All The Essential Inputs and Outputs

The U44 features all of the essential inputs and outputs required for streamlined, convenient recording. Two combo inputs with independent gain knobs and multi-colour level indicators allow you to connect microphones, keyboards, mixers and much more. 48V phantom power can be supplied to both inputs, while input 1 and 2 supports Hi-Z for connecting guitars, basses and other passive instruments. The MIDI input and output jacks are suitable for connecting a vast range of devices including controllers, synths, drum machines and more. Multiple output options - including 1/4'', RCA and S/PDIF - are suitable connecting DJ mixers, monitors and other equipment. Finally, the independent headphone output has a dedicated volume control for complete flexibility while monitoring your audio.

Your Mix, Your Way

Perfect for dialing in the perfect mix with zero latency, the U44 allows you to balance the cue and main output signals when you're DJ'ing, or create a mix of click track and main out signals during live performances. Each connector and control knob has been strategically positioned to ensure fast, convenient access with total ease.

Standalone AD/DA Conversion

When transferring audio, high-quality AD/DA conversion is critical. When in standalone mode, the Zoom U44 functions as a high-quality mic preamp and AD/DA converter to ensure complete transparency when converting audio formats. Additionally, you can choose between a 44.1kHz or 48kHz sampling rate.

Create More with Your U44

Each Zoom U44 comes supplied with a free copy of Ableton Live 9 Live. When you combine both the U44 interface and the software together, you have everything required by any modern music creator. Record your tracks quickly and intuitively while also enhancing them with professional, studio-quality effects such as EQ, compression, reverb, chorus, filter and more.


  • Multi-channel and stereo USB audio interface for Mac and PC
  • Connects to an iPad with optional Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit or Lightning-to-USB Camera Adapter - both sold separately
  • Two mic/line inputs with high-performance mic preamps
  • High-quality recording and playback resolutions up to 24-bit/96kHz
  • Compatible with Zoom interchangeable input capsules via 10-pin connector
  • Standalone AD/DA converter
  • Functions as a two-channel mic preamp with analog and digital outputs
  • Approximately four hours of operation with 2 AA alkaline batteries
  • Includes free download code for Ableton Live 9 Lite
  • Four-channel simultaneous inputs
  • Hi-Z support on 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


  • Frequency: At 44.1kHz: 20Hz - 20kHz (± 1.5dB)
    • At 96kHz: 20Hz - 40kHz (± 2dB)
  • Input Conversion Noise: Measured EIN: -119.5dB (IHF-A) at 43dB, 150? Input
  • Audio Recording: 4 Channels
  • Playback: 4 Channels
  • Sampling Frequencies: 96kHz, 88.2kHz, 48kHz, 44.1kHz
  • Bit Depth: 24-Bit
  • Interface: USB 2.0
  • MIDI Input/Output: 5-Pin DIN Jack
  • Power Consumption: 5W Maximum
  • Dimensions: 198.8mm x 92.3mm x 42.7mm (D x W x H)
  • Weight: 310g
Power Source:
  • USB Bus Power: Type B
  • Zoom AD-17: Micro-B
  • DC 5V Power Supply: Micro-B
  • 2 x AA Batteries: 4 Hours Continuous Operation with Phantom Power Off

Analog Input 1/2

  • Connector: TRS/XLR Combo Jacks (XLR: 2 Hot, TRS: TIP Hot)
  • Input Gain: 0 - 43dB
  • Input Impedance: 2.6k? (Mic In) - 1.1 M? with Hi-Z On
  • Maximum Input Level: - Mic In: +2.7dBu - TRS In: +20.7dBu
  • Phantom Power: +48V

Analog Input - Microphone

  • Supported Zoom Capsules: XYH-6, MSH-6, SGH-6, EXH-6, SSH-6, XYH-5

Analog Output - Main Out L/R

  • Connector: TRS Phone Jacks Unbalanced
  • Maximum Output Level: +10dBu (at 0 dBFS)
  • Output Impedance: 330?

Analog Output - Line Out 1/2

  • Connector: RCA (Coaxial)
  • Maximum Output Level: +8dBu (at 0 dBFS)
  • Output Impedance: 1k?

Analog Output - Headphones

  • Connector: Standard Stereo Phone Jack
  • Maximum Output Level: +10dBu (at 0 dBFS)
  • Output Impedance: 33?

Digital Input/Output

  • S/PDIF Optical Connector: TOSLINK
  • S/PDIF Optical Sampling Frequencies: 96kHz, 88.2kHz, 48kHz, 44.1kHz
  • S/PDIF Coaxial Connector: RCA (Coaxial)
  • S/PDIF Coaxial Sampling Frequencies: 96kHz, 88.2kHz, 48kHz, 44.1kHz

System Requirements

  • OS: Windows® 7 SP1 or later / 8.1 / 10 (32bit/64bit)
  • CPU: Intel® Core i3 or faster (Operation is not guaranteed with CPUs from Atom, Celeron or Pentium series or CPUs made by AMD)
  • USB: USB 3.0/USB 2.0 (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.
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