Cakewalk UA-1G USB Audio Interface

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Professional audio quality, meet your best friend, portability. This lightweight interface gives you 24-bit/96kHz audio quality wherever you go.
Stylish, sleek, and easy-to-use, the portable UA-1G allows musicians and hobbyists to record and playback high quality audio on their computers. The UA-1G is a compact USB Audio Interface that offers excellent-quality sound via multiple connection options and a simple, user-friendly design.


- Stereo input and output at 24-bit/96kHz audio quality
- High-end A/D and D/A converters for accurate recording and playback
- Large Input Level knob for easy control while recording
- 1/4-in. jack with Hi-Z option for recording electric guitar or bass
- Electret condenser mic input
- RCA and optical S/PDIF I/O
- Headphone output
- USB powered--no AC adapter required
- SONAR LE for music recording, editing, and publishing on PC
- Low-latency ASIO 2.0 (PC); WDM (Windows Vista, Windows XP) and Core Audio (Mac OS X) support

Perfect for:

- Use with a laptop in mobile or portable environments
- Connecting multiple audio sources in your home studio, rehearsal space, or tour bus to your computer
- Recording electric guitar or bass
- Recording cassette tapes or vinyl to a computer
- Connecting your computer to your home entertainment system

Number of Audio Record/Playback Channels
Record: 1 pair of stereo

Play: 1 pair of stereo

REC SOURCE switch = ANALOG: Full duplex (except for 96 kHz setting)

REC SOURCE switch = DIGITAL: Recording only

Signal Processing
PC interface: 24 bits

AD/DA Conversion: 24 bits (linear)

ADVANCE DRIVER switch = OFF: 16 bits

Sampling Frequency
Digital output: 32/44.1/48/96 kHz

Digital input: 32/44.1/48/96 kHz

AD/DA Conversion: 32/44.1/48/96 kHz

ADVANCE DRIVER switch = OFF: 32/44.1/48 kHz

Nominal Input Level
Line input jacks: -10 to +4 dBu

Guitar input jacks: -30 to -16dBu

Mic input jack: -40 to -26 dBu

Nominal Output Level:
- Line output jacks: -10 dBu


Digital input (Optical mini type)

The same jack serves as both the Mic Input jack and digital input connector

Digital output (Optical mini type)

The same jack serves as both the headphones jack and digital output connector

Conforms to IEC60958 consumer format


Guitar/Mic Switch




96kHz MODE Switch



USB Connector (B type)

Line Input jacks (L, R) (RCA phono type)

Line Output jacks (L, R) (RCA phono type)

Guitar/Mic Input jack: 1/4 inch phone type)

Mic Input jack (Plug-in powered miniature phone type)

Digital Input connector (Optical mini type)

The same jack serves as both the headphones jack and digital output connector.

Headphones jack (Stereo miniature phone type)

Digital Output connector (Optical mini type)

The same jack serves as both the Mic Input jack and digital input connector.

Power Supply
Supplied from the computer

Current Draw: 200 mA

160 (W) x 58 (D) x 28 (H) mm

6-5/16 (W) x 2-5/16 (D) x 1-1/8 (H) in.

Weight: 165 g / 6 oz

Owner's Manual



SONAR LE System Requirements:
Operating System: Windows XP/Vista only

Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 1.3 GHz or AMD Athlon(TM) XP 1500+ RAM - 256 MB RAM

Hard Drive: 100 MB free hard disk space

Screen Resolution: 1024 X 768, 16-bit color CD-ROM drive (for installation) Windows-compatible audio card/interface

* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
* In the interest of product improvement, the specifications, appearance, and/or contents of this unit are subject to change without prior notice

Windows System Requirements
OS: Microsoft(R) Windows Vista(R) x32 or x64, Windows(R) XP Home x32, XP Professional x32 SP2 or later**

Computer: Windows compatible PC equipped with a USB port.

CPU: Pentium(R),Celeron(R) or compatible processor/800 MHz or faster

Memory (RAM): 256 MB or more

**Windows XP Media Center Edition not supported.

Macintosh System Requirements
OS Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later

Computer: Apple(R) Macintosh(R) series with on-board USB port.

CPU: Intel Processor or Power PC/400MHz or faster

Memory (RAM): 256 MB or more

Compatible with USB 2.0 port. Works as a USB 1.1 device without changing the specifications and performance.

The use of this product under Boot Camp is not supported.

This product will not operate in the Mac OS X Classic environment.

This product has been tested on representative computers that meet the system requirements, but we cannot guarantee that it will operate on any computer that meets these requirements. Please be aware that even under the same conditions, differences in the operating environment may produce differences in processing capability.
Cakewalk Warranty 30 Days via manufacturer.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 888-CAKEWALK
(5 ratings)
Submitted April 10, 2010 by a customer from
"Extreme quality for low money"
Very nice and mild sound with details. You will hear absolutely no noise on output.
Great idea with the big input knob. I like these LEDs indicating output/input singal and peaks. Classic/ASIO driver switch is also very good idea.
Ease of Use
Just plug and play! Easy ASIO driver installation. Intuitive operating.
Verys solid build quality, no criticism here.
Very affordable too.
Manufacturer Support
Great support from website, helpful manual and forums, new drivers for download.
Musical Background:
Electric guitar playing beginner, advanced keyboard player, advanced composer, producer-beginner
Musical Style:
No specific style, I just like quality.
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