Steinberg UR22C or MOTU M2 for VIs?


New Member
Hey All,
Lots of separate reviews out there for the UR22C and M2 but no direct comparison with regards to which copes better with a predominantly VI workload. M2 is getting rave reviews, but, despite having a USB C connector, is still just a USB 2 interface. The UR22C is a true USB 3 interface, but does the increased bandwidth translate to being better able to crunch through a bunch of kontakt instances? All thoughts welcome!



Active Member
Been reading up on this and confident in saying no. At least highly unlikely in most applications. USB 3 remains overkill for most. There may be other reasons to eventually move to USB 3 (better available power etc), but IMO that is a good ways off.

I was very surrprised MOTU decided on USB 2 for this new interface, but IMO that's an indicator of how entrenched it remains and will be for years to come.


New Member
Thanks - good to know. I still think it a little misleading though for MOTU to make a feature of the usb c connector, when most consumers will assume that usb c = usb 3(.1)