Cakewalk UA-25EX - 2 x 2 USB Audio & MIDI Interface

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Description

The UA-25EX from Cakewalk is a 2 input, 2 output USB audio and MIDI interface for Mac and Windows computers. It features two XLR inputs with preamps and phantom power for professional microphones, and a button that allows you to plug in guitars for direct recording. Analog dynamics processing is built directly into the UA-25EX, which is an unusual bonus for an entry-level interface. The analog limiter helps to control spikes in volume and reduce clipping and digital distortion, and the analog compressor can enhance your tracks with its adjustable threshold and variable attack settings.

Windows users can take advantage of the included Cakewalk Production Plus Pack software (the UA-25EX is fully compatible with Apple computers, however, the included software is not). The software bundle includes SONAR LE (a powerful audio recording and sequencing workstation), Dimension LE (a software instrument with over 400 sounds), and Project5 LE (virtual instrument host, audio recorder, and drum programming software).

The back panel of the UA-25EX features 2 balanced TRS outputs, 2 RCA outputs, two channels of optical S/PDIF digital audio I/O, and MIDI in and out ports. Whether you're recording rock musicians, solo or acoustic ensembles, voice overs for video production, or creating electronic music, the UA-25EX offers an ultra-compact form factor with excellent sound. The built-in analog processing and powerful software bundle really opens the door for you to create dynamic sounding productions.

SKU CAK-UA25EX
MPN RJA-UA-25EXCW
Features Cakewalk UA-25EX Features:
  • Designed for low-noise and high-sensitivity professional recording with +4 dBu balanced input and output
  • 2 premium XLR/TRS jacks with improved, professional-grade mic preamps and phantom power for crystal-clear audio capture
  • Analog dynamics processing (threshold-adjustable compressor/limiter) with indicator for great sound on input
  • Direct-box functionality, essential for noise-free live stage use
  • USB bus-powered, no AC adaptor required, ideal for mobile use
  • High-resolution recording & playback, up to 24-bit/96 kHz through USB connection
  • Compact and ultra-sturdy solid-metal construction
  • Variety of input and output options
  • Powerful low latency driver performance
  • Zero-latency, direct monitoring
  • MIDI in/out ports for MIDI recording, sequencing, control, and playback
  • Cakewalk Production Plus Pack software included
Specifications
Cakewalk UA-25EX Specifications
Inputs
2 x Balanced XLR & 1/4" TRS Combo Inputs 1 x Optical Toslink 2 Channel S/PDIF Input 1 x MIDI In
Outputs
2 x Balanced 1/4" TRS Outputs 1 x Optical Toslink 2 Channel S/PDIF Output 1 x 1/4" Headphone Output 1 x MIDI Out
Input Level
XLR Input (Left/Right): -60 to -20 dBu 1/4" TRS Input (Left/Right): -36 to +4 dBu Maximum Input level: + 12 dB
Output Level
1/4" TRS Output (Left/Right): +4 dBu (balanced) RCA Output (Left/Right): -2 dBu Maximum Output level: Nominal Output Level + 12 dB
Connectivity
USB 1.1 (Compatible with USB 2.0 Ports)
Sampling Frequency
Digital Output: 44.1/48/96 kHz Digital Input: 44.1/48/96 kHz AD/DA Conversion: 44.1/48/96 kHz
Signal Processing
Computer Interface: 24-bit (ADVANCE SWITCH=OFF: 16-bit) AD/DA Conversion: 24-bit (linear)
Residual Noise
Output (1-8): -97 dBu
Audio S/N Ratio
105 dB (input terminated with 1 k O, OUTPUT VOLUME: max., INPUT MONITOR: min., IHF-A, typ.)
Frequency Response
96 kHz: 20 Hz to 40 kHz (+0 dB/-2 dB) 48 kHz: 20 Hz to 22 kHz (+0/-1 dB) 44.1 kHz: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+0/-1 dB)
Power Supply
USB Bus Power
Maximum Current Draw
480 mA
Dimensions
6 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 2 9/16" (164 x 133 x 64mm)
Weight
1 lbs 4 oz (0.6 kg)
Computer Requirements
Windows
OS: Microsoft Windows Vista / WindowsXP Home / XP Professional SP2 or later* Computer: Windows compatible PC equipped with a USB port CPU: Pentium Processor 1 GHz or higher Memory (RAM): 256 MB or more (1 GB or more is recommended) * This product does not support Windows XP Media Center Edition or Windows XP Professional x64 Edition * Macintosh computers running Microsoft Windows are not supported
Macintosh
OS: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later Computer: Apple Macintosh series with on-board USB port CPU: Intel Processor or PowerPC G4/867 MHz or higher Memory(RAM): 256 MB or more Apple computers are not compatible with the included Cakewalk Production Pack Software
Package Contents
  • (1) Cakewalk UA-25EX
  • (1) USB Cable
  • [USB Powered]
  • (1) Sonar LE Software CD
  • (1) Dimension LE Software CD
  • (1) Project5 LE Software CD
  • (1) Manual
Warranty Details Warranty Information
Product: Period:
Cakewalk UA-25EX 1 Year
Reviews
  1. Great interface! Review by Benjamin
    Rating

    This thing works great with Sonar. Not sure about other DAWS.

    The UA-25EX has 2 awesome mic pre-amps. They sound great. The drivers are solid and light - not a big resource hog, and you can get the latency turned way down even on my very modest 2GHz laptop. ASIO performance is top notch. It has MIDI built in for your external modules, too, and it's one of the few interfaces in this price range to do 24/96 - DVD quality audio. The added software is just a bonus. (Posted on 7/19/11)

  2. Great interface! Review by Benjamin
    Rating

    This thing works great with Sonar. Not sure about other DAWS.

    The UA-25EX has 2 awesome mic pre-amps. They sound great. The drivers are solid and light - not a big resource hog, and you can get the latency turned way down even on my very modest 2GHz laptop. ASIO performance is top notch. It has MIDI built in for your external modules, too, and it's one of the few interfaces in this price range to do 24/96 - DVD quality audio. The added software is just a bonus. (Posted on 6/25/11)

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Description

Description

The UA-25EX from Cakewalk is a 2 input, 2 output USB audio and MIDI interface for Mac and Windows computers. It features two XLR inputs with preamps and phantom power for professional microphones, and a button that allows you to plug in guitars for direct recording. Analog dynamics processing is built directly into the UA-25EX, which is an unusual bonus for an entry-level interface. The analog limiter helps to control spikes in volume and reduce clipping and digital distortion, and the analog compressor can enhance your tracks with its adjustable threshold and variable attack settings.

Windows users can take advantage of the included Cakewalk Production Plus Pack software (the UA-25EX is fully compatible with Apple computers, however, the included software is not). The software bundle includes SONAR LE (a powerful audio recording and sequencing workstation), Dimension LE (a software instrument with over 400 sounds), and Project5 LE (virtual instrument host, audio recorder, and drum programming software).

The back panel of the UA-25EX features 2 balanced TRS outputs, 2 RCA outputs, two channels of optical S/PDIF digital audio I/O, and MIDI in and out ports. Whether you're recording rock musicians, solo or acoustic ensembles, voice overs for video production, or creating electronic music, the UA-25EX offers an ultra-compact form factor with excellent sound. The built-in analog processing and powerful software bundle really opens the door for you to create dynamic sounding productions.

SKU CAK-UA25EX
MPN RJA-UA-25EXCW

Features

Features Cakewalk UA-25EX Features:
  • Designed for low-noise and high-sensitivity professional recording with +4 dBu balanced input and output
  • 2 premium XLR/TRS jacks with improved, professional-grade mic preamps and phantom power for crystal-clear audio capture
  • Analog dynamics processing (threshold-adjustable compressor/limiter) with indicator for great sound on input
  • Direct-box functionality, essential for noise-free live stage use
  • USB bus-powered, no AC adaptor required, ideal for mobile use
  • High-resolution recording & playback, up to 24-bit/96 kHz through USB connection
  • Compact and ultra-sturdy solid-metal construction
  • Variety of input and output options
  • Powerful low latency driver performance
  • Zero-latency, direct monitoring
  • MIDI in/out ports for MIDI recording, sequencing, control, and playback
  • Cakewalk Production Plus Pack software included

Specs

Specifications
Cakewalk UA-25EX Specifications
Inputs
2 x Balanced XLR & 1/4" TRS Combo Inputs 1 x Optical Toslink 2 Channel S/PDIF Input 1 x MIDI In
Outputs
2 x Balanced 1/4" TRS Outputs 1 x Optical Toslink 2 Channel S/PDIF Output 1 x 1/4" Headphone Output 1 x MIDI Out
Input Level
XLR Input (Left/Right): -60 to -20 dBu 1/4" TRS Input (Left/Right): -36 to +4 dBu Maximum Input level: + 12 dB
Output Level
1/4" TRS Output (Left/Right): +4 dBu (balanced) RCA Output (Left/Right): -2 dBu Maximum Output level: Nominal Output Level + 12 dB
Connectivity
USB 1.1 (Compatible with USB 2.0 Ports)
Sampling Frequency
Digital Output: 44.1/48/96 kHz Digital Input: 44.1/48/96 kHz AD/DA Conversion: 44.1/48/96 kHz
Signal Processing
Computer Interface: 24-bit (ADVANCE SWITCH=OFF: 16-bit) AD/DA Conversion: 24-bit (linear)
Residual Noise
Output (1-8): -97 dBu
Audio S/N Ratio
105 dB (input terminated with 1 k O, OUTPUT VOLUME: max., INPUT MONITOR: min., IHF-A, typ.)
Frequency Response
96 kHz: 20 Hz to 40 kHz (+0 dB/-2 dB) 48 kHz: 20 Hz to 22 kHz (+0/-1 dB) 44.1 kHz: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+0/-1 dB)
Power Supply
USB Bus Power
Maximum Current Draw
480 mA
Dimensions
6 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 2 9/16" (164 x 133 x 64mm)
Weight
1 lbs 4 oz (0.6 kg)
Computer Requirements
Windows
OS: Microsoft Windows Vista / WindowsXP Home / XP Professional SP2 or later* Computer: Windows compatible PC equipped with a USB port CPU: Pentium Processor 1 GHz or higher Memory (RAM): 256 MB or more (1 GB or more is recommended) * This product does not support Windows XP Media Center Edition or Windows XP Professional x64 Edition * Macintosh computers running Microsoft Windows are not supported
Macintosh
OS: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later Computer: Apple Macintosh series with on-board USB port CPU: Intel Processor or PowerPC G4/867 MHz or higher Memory(RAM): 256 MB or more Apple computers are not compatible with the included Cakewalk Production Pack Software

Contents

Package Contents
  • (1) Cakewalk UA-25EX
  • (1) USB Cable
  • [USB Powered]
  • (1) Sonar LE Software CD
  • (1) Dimension LE Software CD
  • (1) Project5 LE Software CD
  • (1) Manual

Warranty

Warranty Details Warranty Information
Product: Period:
Cakewalk UA-25EX 1 Year

Reviews

Reviews
  1. Great interface! Review by Benjamin
    Rating

    This thing works great with Sonar. Not sure about other DAWS.

    The UA-25EX has 2 awesome mic pre-amps. They sound great. The drivers are solid and light - not a big resource hog, and you can get the latency turned way down even on my very modest 2GHz laptop. ASIO performance is top notch. It has MIDI built in for your external modules, too, and it's one of the few interfaces in this price range to do 24/96 - DVD quality audio. The added software is just a bonus. (Posted on 7/19/11)

  2. Great interface! Review by Benjamin
    Rating

    This thing works great with Sonar. Not sure about other DAWS.

    The UA-25EX has 2 awesome mic pre-amps. They sound great. The drivers are solid and light - not a big resource hog, and you can get the latency turned way down even on my very modest 2GHz laptop. ASIO performance is top notch. It has MIDI built in for your external modules, too, and it's one of the few interfaces in this price range to do 24/96 - DVD quality audio. The added software is just a bonus. (Posted on 6/25/11)

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