The Ui24R sets unprecedented levels of recording functionality and flexibility by offering 3 simultaneous recording options to two separate locations. Firstly, there’s a 32-channel audio interface built into the console that allows you to stream 32 channels of audio to and from the mixer via a DAW such as Logic, Pro Tools or Reaper. You can choose to record the LR Bus, either/all of the 8 aux bus mixes, as well as all 24 input channels.
The really clever bit is that you can simultaneously record all 24 input channels directly to a USB stick as individual, unprocessed WAV or FLAC files. This USB record system also utilises Ui24R’s virtual soundcheck [see our separate blog - “What is a Virtual Soundcheck?”] feature that enables you to record a soundcheck number, and then play those tracks back-through the individual mixer channels whilst the band is away from their instrument - all at the press of a button.
As if that wasn’t enough… whilst recording to USB stick, and to Laptop, you can also record the Master LR onto the same USB stick for a backup of the recording or at least a rough evaluation mix to be given to the band as they leave the venue. These recording options have been influenced by the Ui24R’s broadcasting-brother, the Studer OnAir Micro - where audio storage and broadcast-documentation is a market requirement.
To cap off the USB section, the USB play port enables you to playback MP3 and Wav files directly from a USB stick as part of a playlist or in shuffle - this feature is also available whilst simultaneously recording multitrack and stereo files.