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Behringer UCG102 User manual
User Manual
The Ultimate Guitar-to-USB Interface for Recording and
Jamming with your PC/Mac or iOS device
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Table of Contents
Important Safety Instructions......................3
Legal Disclaimer.............................................5
Limited Warranty...........................................5
1. Introduction...............................................6
2. Controls and Connections........................7
3. Application Example.................................8
4. Audio Connections....................................9
5. Specifications..........................................11
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Important Safety
Terminals marked with this
symbol carry electrical current
of sufficient magnitude to
constitute risk of electric shock. Use only
high-quality professional speaker cables
with ¼" TS or twist-locking plugs
pre-installed. All other installation or
modification should be performed only by
qualified personnel.
This symbol, wherever it
appears, alerts you to the
presence of uninsulated
dangerous voltage inside the enclosure voltage that may be sufficient to constitute
a risk of shock.
This symbol, wherever it
appears, alerts you to
important operating and
maintenance instructions in the
accompanying literature. Please read
the manual.
To reduce the risk of electric
shock, do not remove the
top cover (or the rear section). No user
serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to
qualified personnel.
To reduce the risk of fire or
electric shock, do not expose
this appliance to rain and moisture.
The apparatus shall not be exposed to
dripping or splashing liquids and no
objects filled with liquids, such as vases,
shall be placed on the apparatus.
These service instructions are
for use by qualified service
personnel only. To reduce the risk of electric
shock do not perform any servicing other
than that contained in the operation
instructions. Repairs have to be performed
by qualified service personnel.
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with dry cloth.
7. Do not block any ventilation
openings. Install in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources
such as radiators, heat registers, stoves,
or other apparatus (including amplifiers)
that produce heat.
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9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of
the polarized or grounding-type plug.
A polarized plug has two blades with one
wider than the other. A grounding-type
plug has two blades and a third grounding
prong. The wide blade or the third prong
are provided for your safety. If the provided
plug does not fit into your outlet, consult
an electrician for replacement of the
obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being
walked on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the apparatus.
11. Use only attachments/accessories
specified by the manufacturer.
12. Use only with
the cart, stand,
tripod, bracket,
or table specified by
the manufacturer,
or sold with the
apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution
when moving the cart/apparatus
combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning
storms or when unused for long periods
of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel. Servicing is required when
the apparatus has been damaged in any
way, such as power supply cord or plug is
damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects
have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus
has been exposed to rain or moisture, does
not operate normally, or has been dropped.
15. The apparatus shall be connected to
a MAINS socket outlet with a protective
earthing connection.
16. Where the MAINS plug or an
appliance coupler is used as the disconnect
device, the disconnect device shall remain
readily operable.
17. Correct disposal
of this product: This
symbol indicates that
this product must
not be disposed of
with household waste, according to the
WEEE Directive (2012/19/EU) and your
national law. This product should be taken
to a collection center licensed for the
recycling of waste electrical and electronic
equipment (EEE). The mishandling of
this type of waste could have a possible
negative impact on the environment
and human health due to potentially
hazardous substances that are generally
associated with EEE. At the same time, your
cooperation in the correct disposal of this
product will contribute to the efficient use
of natural resources. For more information
about where you can take your waste
equipment for recycling, please contact
your local city office, or your household
waste collection service.
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MUSIC Group accepts no liability for any
loss which may be suffered by any person
who relies either wholly or in part upon
any description, photograph, or statement
contained herein. Technical specifications,
appearances and other information
are subject to change without notice.
All trademarks are the property of their
respective owners. MIDAS, KLARK TEKNIK,
DDA are trademarks or registered trademarks
of MUSIC Group IP Ltd. © MUSIC Group IP
Ltd. 2015 All rights reserved.
For the applicable warranty terms and
conditions and additional information
regarding MUSIC Group’s Limited Warranty,
please see complete details online at
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1. Introduction
Thank you for expressing your confidence in us by purchasing
the GUITAR LINK UCG102. Your computer will become the
ultimate working platform on which you can use the classic
effects, in the studio as well as on stage. With a notebook,
a guitar and the UCG102, it is now possible to work on the go,
be it train or hotel. The GUITAR LINK UCG102’s scope of delivery
includes a first-class modeling software with virtual amps
and effects pedals. Accompany songs in MP3-, WAV- and AIFFformat which you can play from your PC or Mac computer.
A headphone connection with a volume regulator is also
available so that you can enjoy the session with your favorite
volumes undisturbed, entirely after the motto “Plug‘n Rock”.
1.1 Before you get started
1.1.1 Shipment
Your GUITAR LINK UCG102 was carefully packed at the assembly
plant to assure secure transport. Should the condition of the
cardboard box suggest that damage may have taken place,
please inspect the unit immediately and look for physical
indications of damage.
◊ Damaged equipment should NEVER be sent directly
to us. Please inform the dealer from whom you
acquired the unit immediately as well as the
transportation company from which you took delivery.
Otherwise, all claims for replacement/repair may be
rendered invalid.
◊ Please always use the original packaging to avoid
damage due to storage or shipping.
◊ Never let unsupervised children play with the device
or with its packaging.
◊ Please dispose of all packaging materials in an
environmentally friendly fashion.
1.2 Online registration
Please register your new BEHRINGER equipment right after your
purchase by visiting and read the terms
and conditions of our warranty carefully.
Should your BEHRINGER product malfunction, it is our intention
to have it repaired as quickly as possible. To arrange for
warranty service, please contact the BEHRINGER retailer from
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whom the equipment was purchased. Should your BEHRINGER
dealer not be located in your vicinity, you may directly contact
one of our subsidiaries. Corresponding contact information is
included in the original equipment packaging (Global Contact
Information/European Contact Information). Should your
country not be listed, please contact the distributor nearest
you. A list of distributors can be found in the support area of our
website (
Registering your purchase and equipment with us helps us
process your repair claims more quickly and efficiently.
Thank you for your cooperation!
2. Controls and Connections
You can connect the UCG102 directly to an amp by means of
the jack connector and to your PC or Mac computer by using
the USB connector. The USB connection supplies the power for
the UCG102.
Fig. 2.1: Control elements and connections
(1) You can connect the guitar to your computer via USB
connection. The blue control LED (6) indicates that a
connection to the computer has been established.
(2) The VOLUME control adjusts the volume level of the
headphones output. Turn the control fully to the left
before you connect the headphones. This helps you avoid
the damage that is caused by high volume settings.
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(3) You can use a commercially available ¼" jack for
the -connection.
◊ We would like to draw your attention to the fact
that extremely loud sound levels may damage your
hearing as well as your headphones/loudspeakers.
Turn the VOLUME control fully clockwise before you
switch on the unit. Be careful to select a suitable
volume at all times.
3.1 Operation of the connector
(4) You can connect the UCG102 to your guitar via the guitar
input (¼" jack). Use a commercial ¼" mono jack cable.
(5) You can modify the guitar signal with the LEVEL switch.
At high signal levels, the CLIP LED (above the BEHRINGER
LOGO) will light up red in which case you should set the
LEVEL switch to LOW.
(6) The blue LED indicates the status of the USB connection.
3. Application Example
You can connect the UCG102 directly to your computer in order to
record, play along to a playback or play directly over the modeling
amps and effects. The UCG102 lets you get started immediately,
wherever you are. Simply hook up and start to rock.
Fig. 3.1: Wiring of the UCG102
Use the USB cable to connect the GUITAR LINK UCG102
to your computer. The USB unit of the UCG102 is bus
powered—no separate power supply is needed. The blue LED
(6) lights up and the system indicates the connection of a USB
audio unit.
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Connect your headphones to the PHONES connector on
the UCG102.
If you don’t want to use your headphones, you can also
connect a pair of active monitors to the PHONES connector—
B2030A or B2031A are perfect choices for this application.
4. Audio Connections
With the integrated USB interface, you can change your
computer to an ultimate recording studio. Whether you
rehearse at home or in the studio, the used audio connections
always remain the same.
4.1 Wiring
You connect the UCG102 to your guitar via a standard
instrument cable.
strain relief clamp
strain relief clamp
Fig. 4.1: Unbalanced instrument cable with ¼" TS connector
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4.2 Headphone connection
4.3 USB cable
The UCG102 provides a connection for head-phones. You can
connect any standard com-mercial headphone with a
¼" TRS jack plug. For mini TRS jack plugs, you will need a
suitable adapter. You can see the required pin allocation from
the following diagram.
The UCG102 comes with a USB cable for connecting
USB-compatible devices like notebooks.
Balanced ¼" TRS connector
strain relief clamp
cold (-ve)
hot (+ve)
For connection of balanced and unbalanced plugs,
ring and sleeve have to be bridged at the stereo plug.
Fig. 4.2: TRS stereo connector
Fig. 4.3: USB connector cable
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5. Specifications
Power Supply
Guitar In
Input Impedance (High)
Input Impedance (Low)
¼" TRS
250 kΩ
400 kΩ
Phones Out
Output impedance
Max. output pegel
¼" TRS
approx. 50 Ω
-2 dBu,2 x 3.7 mW @ 100 Ω
type A
Digital Processing
Sample rate
Dimensions (H x W x D) Cable length
16-bit converter
32.0 / 44.1 / 48 kHz
5 V , 100 mA max.
approx. 1 x 2 x 3 3/4"
approx. 24.6 x 50.8 x 95.6 mm
approx. 5 9/10" / 15 cm
approx. 0.198 lbs / 0.09 kg
System Requirements (PC / Mac)
Operating system USB 1.1
USB connection
Dimensions / Weight
Processor min. (PC)
Processor min. (Mac)
RAM (Mac)
Win XP / Win 7 / Win 8 /
Win 8.1 / Mac OS X
Pentium 700 MHz /
Athlon XP 1.33 GHz
G4 733 MHz /
Intel Core Duo 1.66
256 MB
512 MB
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Applications Driver (Windows) Driver (Mac OS X) please see “Software
Installation Guide”
high-performance driver
Win 98 (SE) / ME / 2000 /
XP / Vista / Win 7 / Win 8 /
Win 8.1
Core Audio
BEHRINGER is constantly striving to maintain the highest professional standards.
As a result of these efforts, modifications may be made from time to time to existing
products without prior notice. Specifications and appearance may differ from those listed
or illustrated.
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Responsible Party Name:
MUSIC Group Services NV Inc.
5270 Procyon Street
Las Vegas, NV 89118
Phone Number:
+1 702 800 8290
complies with the FCC rules as mentioned in the following paragraph:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Important information:
Changes or modifications to the equipment not expressly approved by
MUSIC Group can void the user’s authority to use the equipment.
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