One of the most advanced USB audio interfaces of Behringer company is a U-PHORIA UMC1820 – device with 18 inputs, 20 outputs, 8 MIDAS preamplifiers and support of 96 kHz and 24 bits work mode. On its frontal panel following are placed : 2 microphone/linear/instrumental Hi-Z combined XLR/TRS 1/4″ jack inputs; phantom power +48 V switch buttons for inputs 1 – 4 and 5 – 8; instrumental and linear work mode switches, PAD buttons, clip indicators and gain control buttons for each of 8 inputs with preamplifiers; outputs monitoring block with channels selection button 1-2/1-8 and mono/stereo work mode switch; 2 TRS 1/4″ jack outputs for monitor headphones, with channels selectors 1-2/3-4, ADAT/SPDIF work mode switch for digital optical connectors, MIDI input and output, power and phantom power indicators; as well as switch on button. On its back panel there are : power adapter input, USB port for connection to computer; MIDI input and output; optical digital input and output, able to work in ADAT and SPDIF modes; coaxial digital RCA input and output; 10 analogue linear TRS 1/4″ jack outputs ( 1st and 2nd are main ); and another one 6 combined XLR/TRS 1/4″ jack inputs.
Dynamical range of Behringer U-PHORIA UMC1820 is a 106 dB, it draws maximum 20 W of energy; for it drivers are released for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10, in Mac OS X it works without additional drivers, with support of ASIO 2.0 and Core Audio interfaces, accordingly. Which allow it to work with modern DAWs : FL Studio, Cackewalk Sonar, REAPER, Avid Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Steinberg Cubase and others; its sizes are 46 ( height ) x 483 ( width ) x 130 ( depth ) mm and mass is 1.8 kg; with it DAW Tracktion is supplied.
With Behringer U-PHORIA UMC1820 package contains : USB cable, power adapter, 3-years warranty card and user’s guide. All in all interface is good with large amount of connectors, high characteristics and quality inputs preamplifiers, it is suitable for large studios, for small ones there is ability to buy device with the same components quality and smaller connectors amount of Steinberg, Behringer itself, Focusrite, Roland, ESI, M-Audio and other manufacturers production.