Pablo S - thank you for the response, I haven’t checked this part of the forum for a while since no one responded. I came back because the UR22C is back in stock after months of being unavailable so your response is particularly helpful. There have been a lot of stability and general complaints about the UR22C, but Steinberg’s interfaces that I’ve heard sound good, so I’m curious whether the issues have been resolved whatever they really are.
Since I’m back and no one has answered my question - the availability of class-compliant operation on the Mac is essential to what I’m attempting to use these for. We’re doing a lot of remote television production now including VO from the artist’s home. This has several self-imposed limitations we’ve set out to work with -
- the VO artist must be able to plug in and go - no downloading drivers to their computer.
- non-persistent application with no installation for corporate environments, we’re using WebRTC in a browser.
- online relay server so neither end needs ports opened.
The audio interface must be class-compliant so no drivers need to be installed, we’re currently using the Focusrite 2i2 which normally requires drivers. However if you hold down specific buttons the first time you plug it in the box switches to class-compliant mode which is necessary for this application. The specific reason I want the UR22C is the “mix” knob that varies the ratio between DAW and inbound mic, the Focusrite is either On or Off for input monitoring. That way I don’t need to provide local sidetone for the VO artist. With the Focusrite I had to implement a variable sidetone function.
So, my interest is more than academic but I think your assessment is accurate - not much Steinberg help on this part of the forum. Most of the Steinberg Nuendo product specialists I used to know have moved on except for Greg Ondo and I’m hesitant to contact him since this area isn’t his specialty.
- Now that I think about it I know a bunch of the Yamaha product specialists since we used to work at the same group 30 years ago. Mmmmm…