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Behringer UMC 1820 works great with iPad mini 4

I setup my new Behringer UMC 1820 with the iPad mini 4 last night. I got it to replace the Roland UA-22 + USB Streamer combo that I was using with my Expert Sleepers ES-3/ES-6. Since both the UA-22 and USB Streamer are audio interfaces, I couldn't use them both at the same time. The UMC 1820 is like having both the UA-22 and USB Streamer combined with many more inputs/outputs. With all these channels I can use AUM to apply different effects to each of my hardware synths plus have the ES-3/ES-6 for sending/receiving DC-coupled CV (or audio) to and from my Eurorack modular using the ADAT connections. The only issue I had setting it up was that I didn't realize it doesn't override the iPad's audio so I wasn't getting any sound from the unit until I cranked up the iPad volume. This was a bit strange, since all the other audio interfaces I've used disable the iPad's volume buttons.

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  • I have the 204 and I love it. It is a little wierd about the iPad volume having to be up, but it remembers where the volume is set so it's not a big deal. Really amazing interfaces, especially for so little money. Haven't missed my Apogee one bit.

  • So it's been three weeks since I got the Behringer UMC 1820. It was working beautifully up until a few days ago when out of the blue, all audio input levels dropped to -78dB. At first, I thought it was an iOS issue, so I did a hard reset, but that didn't fix it. Then, I got out my Roland UA-22 and the audio input levels on that unit were fine. So I returned it and got a new one. It's just so odd that everything else worked fine except for the audio inputs. Even the direct mode which sends the inputs to the main out worked fine. Only the inputs coming into the host stopped working. Well, hopefully this new one will not have the same issue. Besides that, I'm loving this device. It has all the features I wanted in an iOS audio interface.

    Peace \/
    chisel316

  • Hi, is it working again? I have the UMC 1820 and would like to use it with AUM but before buying the app I'd like to know if it is stable. It is not stable with audiobus at all. Thanks.

  • @chisel316 said:
    So it's been three weeks since I got the Behringer UMC 1820. It was working beautifully up until a few days ago when out of the blue, all audio input levels dropped to -78dB. At first, I thought it was an iOS issue, so I did a hard reset, but that didn't fix it. Then, I got out my Roland UA-22 and the audio input levels on that unit were fine. So I returned it and got a new one. It's just so odd that everything else worked fine except for the audio inputs. Even the direct mode which sends the inputs to the main out worked fine. Only the inputs coming into the host stopped working. Well, hopefully this new one will not have the same issue. Besides that, I'm loving this device. It has all the features I wanted in an iOS audio interface.

    Peace \/
    chisel316

    I had a similar experience where input levels dropped. I fixed it by going into AudioShare where I was able to turn the input level back up to 100%, it had been lowered to 75%. In my case it seemed to be Amplitube that was changing the input level. It hasn't happened since.

  • edited August 2017

    So it works well with AUM? I am not having a lot of success with Audiobus and MiMix to send the output to the different outputs in the UMC 1820. Sometimes it simply drops out.

    Does the routing work well with AUM and is it stable? I would like to use it to send individual outs from my MPC to AUM, apply compressors, filters, etc, and even maybe record individual tracks into AudioShare....

  • edited August 2017

    @chisel316 said:
    With all these channels I can use AUM to apply different effects to each of my hardware synths plus have the ES-3/ES-6 for sending/receiving DC-coupled CV (or audio) to and from my Eurorack modular using the ADAT connections.

    wow..DC coupled, wonder if the 404HD is also.

  • @Matthew said:

    @chisel316 said:
    So it's been three weeks since I got the Behringer UMC 1820. It was working beautifully up until a few days ago when out of the blue, all audio input levels dropped to -78dB. At first, I thought it was an iOS issue, so I did a hard reset, but that didn't fix it. Then, I got out my Roland UA-22 and the audio input levels on that unit were fine. So I returned it and got a new one. It's just so odd that everything else worked fine except for the audio inputs. Even the direct mode which sends the inputs to the main out worked fine. Only the inputs coming into the host stopped working. Well, hopefully this new one will not have the same issue. Besides that, I'm loving this device. It has all the features I wanted in an iOS audio interface.

    Peace \/
    chisel316

    I had a similar experience where input levels dropped. I fixed it by going into AudioShare where I was able to turn the input level back up to 100%, it had been lowered to 75%. In my case it seemed to be Amplitube that was changing the input level. It hasn't happened since.

    @Matthew Thank you so much! My input level was set to 46%! I cranked it back up to 100% and all is good now.

    Thank you so much for your reply. You saved from returning this unit. I had a feeling it was software related, but couldn't figure out where to set the input level.

    @Helder It works fantastic with AUM. It's my staple iOS app. It's always running!

    @chris_foster The UMC 1820 isn't DC-coupled. It has ADAT in/out that I'm connecting to DC-coupled Eurorack modules (Expert Sleepers ES-3/ES-6).

    Peace \/
    chisel316

  • "@Helder It works fantastic with AUM. It's my staple iOS app. It's always running!"

    Thanks for letting me know. If indeed there are no dropouts or crashes then it is a dream come true! Thank you for replying.

  • I am using ipad air 2 and also have a umc 1820. My question for users with the same setup: will it handle live external audio coming in from all 8 intputs in the inerface into aum, being mixed and processed by internal (aum) and external fx apps in aum, and then recorded into seperate tracks still in aum? Or an iPad Air won't be able to handle this? Can it handle plus a few other tracks of ipad apps or is it pushing it?

  • @Helder said:
    "@Helder It works fantastic with AUM. It's my staple iOS app. It's always running!"

    Thanks for letting me know. If indeed there are no dropouts or crashes then it is a dream come true! Thank you for replying.

    You're welcome. I've been using the UMC 1820 with AUM since the end of June with no issues. It sees all the inputs of the UMC 1820. I have effect sends on every channel.

    Peace \/
    chisel316

  • @Helder said:
    I am using ipad air 2 and also have a umc 1820. My question for users with the same setup: will it handle live external audio coming in from all 8 intputs in the inerface into aum, being mixed and processed by internal (aum) and external fx apps in aum, and then recorded into seperate tracks still in aum? Or an iPad Air won't be able to handle this? Can it handle plus a few other tracks of ipad apps or is it pushing it?

    I don't have this device but assume it's just class compliant like many others and doesn't come with IOS control software.
    According to my experience with another 'just class compliant' interface it will only work to some degree, in particular Adat can slip into digital mess.
    (of course a bit of guessing because results may vary with chipsets)
    At least you seem to have a constant factor with AUM as your main app (to keep it controlled), instead of switching lots of apps directly.
    In my case I didn't succeed to capture roundtrips to/from external gear: there were sync problems and not latency compensation available under IOS.

  • @Telefunky thanks, I was thinking about latency also. AUM seems to take into account the reported interface latency but I agree the iPad must not be the most accurate device for this kind of thing unfortunately.

  • Reported is nice, but measured is better o:)
    I don't think this situation will remain too much longer - it's a really simple plugin with almost no load to compensate such stuff.
    A bit strange that it has been overlooked for so long, but shit happens.
    I've been through the same on another system years ago. Plugin developers missed the fact that processing might be shifted to a different DSP section - hence adding some 5 samples offset - a killer for stereo plugins ;)

  • Are people still happy with this device ? Is it working well with Cubasis and/or Auria ?

  • Thinking of replacing my umc 404 with one of these

  • Love it! I have a ADA8000 connected to it through ADAT giving me 16 channels of input for all my gear.

  • @chisel316 said:
    Love it! I have a ADA8000 connected to it through ADAT giving me 16 channels of input for all my gear.

    Is the ADA8000 connected to the UMC1820 and all channel inputs and outs available in iOS, I’m going to be getting the ADA8200 very soon if this works in iOS. Thanks in advance.

  • @knewspeak said:

    @chisel316 said:
    Love it! I have a ADA8000 connected to it through ADAT giving me 16 channels of input for all my gear.

    Is the ADA8000 connected to the UMC1820 and all channel inputs and outs available in iOS, I’m going to be getting the ADA8200 very soon if this works in iOS. Thanks in advance.

    Yes. It connects through ADAT and all 16 channels are available in iOS. You can hear it in action here:

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