I recently purchased a UR824 with Cubase 8 Pro. I already own version 8 so the intention was to sell the license on to recoup some of the money spent on the card.
Everything about this card is superb BUT i predominantly record guitar and using the hi-z the input clips. To clarify:
Test with 2 guitars (Gibson Traditional, Variax with Seymour Duncan pickups and using the Models)
Hi-Z, no gain pad off (clipping)
Hi-Z, some gain with pad on (clipping and/or random artifacts)
No Hi-Z, gain up a little with pad off (perfect but no clarity and sounds ridiculously muffled)
I have tested with both inputs at different levels, with the hi-z on with pad on and gain up the sound is nice and clear, but there is artifacts happening with NO digital clipping.
I have logged with this with Steinberg, a week and a half on I get a response from a no-reply email box and that’s it. I am about to return it but want to make sure that it cannot be repaired first as it ticks all my boxes for a soundcard.
Thank you in advance