Hello guys, first post in this forum, and precisely because I bought yesterday my first Steinberg product and it was an UR242.
I have a pair of HS7 and I was happy with the Yamaha performance (extremely satisfied with those).
The reason i bought the UR242 instead the UR22 was in the first place I’ve read a good thing about steinberg drivers and compatibility 100% with MAC. Another thing: connectors in the back for a mixer, which is a good thing besides the ones for monitors. And finally, many of other interfaces with the same features didn’t include a separated knob for phones and monitors (output) and this does. So trust me that I was extremely excited when I decided to buy this interface replacing other from Focusrite that basically died when connecting a condensed mic.
So far with this product I’m 50-50…i have a couple of concerns:
1.- The phones output level is really low (as i’ve read in other threads with other units happens as well). Maybe is a good thing…so we don’t get our ears damaged (thinking positive haha), but using it for mastering and mixing, it is really hard to hear correctly some freq. There is a solution that doesn’t include buying another item like an amp?
Is this on purpose? I mean…my previous interface was not the best on the market but c’mon…i could mix and produce with high volume levels without distortion and with the UR242, turning up the knob just make it a pain for my ears.
2.- The AC adapter makes any good for the product and the quality of the sound when not using external instruments (like a midi or an electric guitar)? I just found it uncomfortable…specially because apparently it doesn’t add any power to the sound.
I’m ok with the Tools and the dspMIX even if i don’t know yet i’m gonna use it, but one thing I still don’t understand it’s if the dspMIX is working all the time or only when you open the app. I mean, when I open the dspMIX even if i don’t touch any slide or button, a minimum reverb is added to the mix (see attachment).
My question is…this affects to the things i’m listening all the time when producing? if that’s the case it would be absolutely unnecessary in my opinion, but maybe you can give me a better answer.
Thanks for the attention, hope you can give me some replies here since i’m pretty much new with steinberg products.