Steinberg IXO12 USB-C Audio Interface - Counterpoint
Steinberg IXO12 USB-C Audio Interface - Counterpoint
Steinberg IXO12 USB-C Audio Interface - Counterpoint
Steinberg IXO12 USB-C Audio Interface - Counterpoint
Steinberg IXO12 USB-C Audio Interface - Counterpoint
Steinberg IXO12 USB-C Audio Interface - Counterpoint
Steinberg IXO12 USB-C Audio Interface - Counterpoint
Steinberg IXO12 USB-C Audio Interface - Counterpoint
Steinberg IXO12 USB-C Audio Interface - Counterpoint
Steinberg IXO12 USB-C Audio Interface - Counterpoint
Steinberg IXO12 USB-C Audio Interface - Counterpoint

Steinberg IXO12 USB-C Audio Interface

  • SKU: W-REB180A
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Steinberg IXO12 USB-C Audio Interface.

The Steinberg IXO12 USB-C Audio Interface is a versatile and high-quality production tool designed for musicians, podcasters, and location recordists. This compact and portable interface offers superb functionality for iPhone, iPad, Windows, and Mac computers. With its 24-bit/192 kHz USB 2.0 audio capabilities and USB-C connectivity, the IXO12 allows you to record in studio quality with minimal latency.

It features a combo mic/line input with a Class-A microphone preamp and +48 V phantom power, as well as a Hi-Z input and two TRS line outputs. The output volume controls the headphones' output, ensuring precise monitoring. Equipped with 'Loopback' functionality, the IXO12 is also suitable for creating high-quality live streams.

Included with the IXO12 is the Cubase AI DAW for Mac and PC, as well as the Cubasis LE APP for iOS, providing you with powerful software tools to enhance your recording experience. The Steinberg IXO12 USB-C Audio Interface gives you everything you need to bring your creative vision to life. Thanks to its cross-platform compatibility, the IXO12 seamlessly integrates with Windows, macOS, iPad, and iPhone devices. It can be powered via USB-C or USB, making it ideal for mobile recordings

Key Features
  • 24-bit/192kHz conversion with Loopback functionality
  • Class A mic preamps with Phantom Power for studio-grade recordings
  • Latency-free direct monitoring and versatile compatibility with a wide range of gear/software
  • REAN Neutrik combo input with Hi-Z input and TRS line outputs
  • Complete with Cubase AI and Cubase LE to get you started out of the box

24-bit/192kHz audio resolution for pristine sound quality

The Steinberg IXO12 USB-C Audio Interface is equipped with premium converters that guarantee exceptional audio quality. With a maximum sampling rate of 192 kHz and 24-bit resolution, these converters ensure that every detail of your recordings is captured accurately. The hardware designers at Steinberg have carefully selected the best components to optimize the analog-to-digital conversion process, resulting in maximized audio fidelity throughout the entire recording process.

Loopback functionality for live streaming

The IXO12 interface features a convenient Loopback function that allows you to easily stream your performances live to the internet. This is particularly useful for hosting online broadcasts. By merging incoming audio signals from sources such as microphones, musical instruments, or line sources with playback software on your computer, such as Cubase or another DAW, you can effortlessly broadcast high-quality audio online using your preferred streaming software.

Zero-latency, real-time monitoring

With the IXO12 interface, you can enjoy latency-free direct hardware monitoring. This means that you can listen to the input signal in real time while recording, without any noticeable delay. This feature enables you to make instant adjustments and ensures that you have full control over your recordings. Additionally, the IXO22 model offers an extra input and the option to choose between mono or stereo direct monitoring, giving you even more flexibility in your recording setup.

Versatile compatibility - iOS ready and more

The IXO series interfaces are compatible with Steinberg's Cubasis app for iPhone and iPad. This means that you can turn your portable iOS device into a fully functional audio recording studio. When connected to an iOS device, the IXO interfaces automatically switch to Class Compliant mode, providing a seamless and intuitive production experience. Whether you're on the go or working in a compact space, the IXO12 USB-C Audio Interface offers a truly portable and versatile solution for all your audio recording needs.


  • High-definition audio interface with USB 2.0 technology, offering 24-bit/192 kHz resolution with a high-speed USB-C connection
  • A combination of one combo input and one Hi-Z input, along with two TRS line outputs
  • Equipped with a Class A microphone preamplifier, additional +48 V phantom power is incorporated for superior audio quality
  • An output volume controller regulates the headphones output, delivering clear, distortion-free sound
  • Direct monitoring of the input signal without any latency offers real-time audio tracking
  • A loopback function, ideal for live internet broadcasting, is integrated into the system
  • A broad range of compatibility is ensured, extending to Windows, macOS, iPad, and iPhone platforms
  • USB-powered for mobile recordings, suitable for both Mac and Personal Computer, with an extra USB-C socket for power source connection when used with an iPad or iPhone
  • Constructed in a compact and lightweight metal housing, ensuring both durability and portability
  • Complete with Cubase AI (for PC/Mac) and Cubase LE for iOS devices


  • Mic Input 1 (Balanced)
    • Maximum Input Level: +6 dBu
    • Input Impedance: 3 kOhm
    • Gain Range: +6 dB – +60 dB
    • Dynamic Range: 106 dB, A-weighted
    • Equivalent Input Noise: -128dBu, Rs: 150 Ohm, Gain=Max, A-Weighted
  • Hi-Z Input (Unbalanced)
    • Maximum Input Level: +9.8 dBV
    • Input Impedance: 1M Ohm
    • Gain Range: 0 dB – +39.5 dB
  • Line Input 1
    • Maximum Input Level: +24 dBu
    • Input Impedance: 12 kOhm
    • Gain Range: -12 dB – +42 dB
  • Main Output L/R (Unbalanced)
    • Maximum Output Level: +12 dBu (Impedance Balanced)
    • Output Impedance: 150 Ohm
    • Dynamic Range: 107 dB, A-weighted
  • Phones
    • Maximum Output Level: 40 mW + 40 mW, @ 40 Ohm
  • USB
    • Specification: USB 2.0, 24-bit, 44.1 kHz/48 kHz/88.2 kHz/96 kHz/176.4 kHz/192 kHz
  • XLR Input
    • Polarity: Pin 1: Ground, Pin 2: Hot (+), Pin 3: Cold (-)
  • General
    • Power Requirements: 2.5 W (5 V DC, 0.5 A)
    • Dimensions (WxHxD): 158 x 47 x 102 mm
    • Net Weight: 450 g
    • Operating Free-Air (Temperature Range): 0 to +40 °C
    • Colours: Available in Black and White
  • Included Accessories
    • USB 2.0 cable (Type-C to Type-A, 1.5 m)
    • IXO22 / IXO12 Getting Started (booklet)
    • Steinberg License redemption card
System Requirements
  • Compatible Devices: Mac PC
  • Operating Systems: macOS 11 /12 /13 /14, Windows 10 64-bit /11 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i-series multicore processor 2 GHz or faster or Apple Silicon, Intel Core i-series multicore processor 2 GHz or faster, or AMD equivalent processor
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Storage: 50 MB free HD space
  • Display Resolution: 1280 x 800 display resolution recommended
  • Connection Port: USB 2.0/3./C port for connection of IXO unit
  • Additional Requirements: CC Mode requires iOS 10 (or higher) on iOS devices*
  • Note: An internet connection is required for manuals and instructions, download, installation, activation, account setup and product registration.
  • *CC Mode Adapter: CC Mode requires Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter / Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter (not included)



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