Steinberg IXO12W USB-C Audio Interface – White

The Steinberg IXO12W USB-C Audio Interface is a compact and lightweight 2×2 USB-C audio interface. It allows you to compose and record music, stream content, create podcasts, and make location recordings.

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Steinberg IXO12W USB-C Audio Interface – White

The two input, two output Steinberg IXO12W audio interface is a lightweight, ultra-portable production platform for iPhone, iPad, Windows and Mac computers. It lets you record music, podcasts, location recordings and much more in studio quality. The Loopback function making live streaming simple, and its small size means you can do it all anywhere. The IXO12 is available in black and white versions.

For Recording Anywhere

The IXO series interfaces makes high-quality mobile recording a breeze. It’s great whether you are a producer, journalist, composer or brand new to sound recording. Housed in a compact and lightweight housing, the IXO12W 24-bit/192 kHz recording quality, great-sounding mic preamps and seamless, high-speed USB connection with iOS devices give you a superb, portable recording setup.

The included Cubasis LE iOS app means you can start making professional recordings on an iPad straight away. Also, the included Cubase AI allows you to record to either Mac or PC, wherever you are.

For Content Creation

Unleash your creativity! The IXO12W is a great choice for creating captivating audio to go with your visual content. Record voiceovers or discussions in pristine audio quality while recording video with your iOS device. Afterwards, add sound effects and atmospheres to draw your audience into the visual world, increase the intensity of your production by recording soundtracks which play with your audience’s emotions.

With the tools you need to add high-quality voices, music, location recordings and more, the IXO12 is the content creator’s best friend.

For Podcasting

Share your thoughts, inspiration, ideas and news with the world by recording podcasts for broadcast on any online medium, or write them to audio files for distribution or download. Furthermore, the IXO12B delivers a versatile and highly portable production package, which means you can produce your podcast anywhere – at home, at work, on vacation, even in the middle of nowhere!

Lastly, with seamless PC/Mac computer and iOS compatibility, it has everything you need to become a true podcast pro.

IXO12W Key Highlights:

  • Great for Singers, Musicians, Podcasters/Streamers
  • Bus/External Power, Mac/Windows/iOS
  • 1 XLR Mic/Line Preamps, 1 1/4″ Hi-Z In
  • Great for Singers, Musicians, Podcasters/Streamers
  • Bus/External Power, Mac/Windows/iOS
  • 1 XLR Mic/Line Preamps, 1 1/4″ Hi-Z In
  • 1 Headphone Out, 2 Monitor Outs
  • 24-Bit / 192 kHz AD/DA Conversion
  • 48V, Zero-Latency Direct Monitoring

Channels of I/O: 2 Inputs / 2 Outputs

Channels of I/O: Analogue: 2 Input / 2 Output, Digital: No Digital I/O

Maximum Sampling Rate: 192 kHz / 24-Bit

Number of Microphone Inputs: 1

Analogue Audio I/O

1x Combo XLR-1/4″ 3-Pin Balanced Mic/Line Input

1x 1/4″ TS Hi-Z Input

2x 1/4″ TRS Balanced Monitor Output

1x 1/4″ TRS Headphone Output

Digital Audio I/O: No

Host Connection: USB-C (Class-Compliant)

OS Compatibility

macOS 11 to 14

Windows 10 to 11

iPadOS 13 or Later

Power Requirements: USB Bus Power

Built-In DSP: No

Signal Processing

Gain/Trim Range: Mic Inputs: +6 dB to +60 dB, Line Inputs: -12 to +42 dB, Hi-Z Inputs: 0 to +39.5 dB

Solo/Mute: Mute per Input Channel


Analogue Audio I/O: Same as above

Phantom Power: 48 V

Host Connection Protocol: USB 2.0

USB (Non-Host): 1x USB-C (Power Input)

Sync I/O: No

Network I/O: No


Wireless: No


Frequency Response: Mic Inputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz -0/0.3 dB, Line Outputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0/0.3 dB

Maximum Input Level: Mic Inputs: +6 dBu, Line Inputs: +24 dBu, Hi-Z Inputs: +9.8 dBV

Maximum Output Level: Line Outputs: +12 dBu, Headphone Output Power: 40 mW per Channel

Impedance: Mic Inputs: 3 Kilohms, Line Inputs: 12 Kilohms, Hi-Z Inputs: 1 Megohm

Dynamic Range: Mic Inputs: 106 dBA, Line Outputs: 107 dBA

THD+N: Mic Inputs: 0.004% (1 kHz, 20 kHz LPF), Line Outputs: 0.004% (1 kHz, 20 kHz LPF)

EIN: -128 dBu A-Weighted

Digital Audio

Sample Rates: Up to 192 kHz

Bit Depths: 24-Bit

Audio Storage & Playback

Media/Memory Card Slot: No


Same as OS Compatibility above

Processor Requirement: Mac: 2 GHz Intel or Better, PC: 2 GHz Intel or Equivalent AMD

RAM Requirements: 4 GB

Storage Requirements: 50 MB

Mobile App Compatible: Yes: iOS Only

Mobile Device Compatibility: iPad, iPhone


Operating Temperature: 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C

Dimensions: 6.2 x 4 x 1.9″ / 15.8 x 10.2 x 4.7 cm

Weight: 1.0 lb / 450.0 g

For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website.