ESI Planet 22X



Professional Dante audio interface with 2 inputs / 2 outputs



The ESI planet 22x is a revolutionary new audio interface that combines the most modern networking audio technology based on the popular Dante protocol with the requirements of a professional high end desktop recording audio interface in studio and in mobile environments.

The audio interface is equipped with ultra high quality 24-bit / 96kHz AD converters with 118dB(a) dynamic range and 24-bit / 96kHz DA converters with 123dB(a) dynamic range. The two balanced analog line inputs can also be used with the integrated ultra low noise and precise professional microphone preamplifiers and the special Hi-Z instrument input stages. The balanced master line output can be controlled with a high precision master level step-potentiometer, plus there is a high quality headphone amplifier on the unit.

The planet 22x can be powered either via an included 12V DC power supply or via the network cable as a PoE (Power over Ethernet) device. This makes it possible to use the interface even when there is no power outlet close by.

By supporting Dante, the planet 22x combines and works with any other Dante devices in an IP audio network, which makes it also a cost effective solution to extend any existing network with additional audio channels, yet it has also been designed to be a flexible professional audio interface using the Dante Virtual Soundcard for any modern recording applications on both Mac and PC – in any professional studio environment.


  • Dante network audio interface with 2 analog inputs and 2 analog outputs
    2 balanced XLR / TRS combo inputs
    2 balanced XLR outputs
    high end 24-bit / 96kHz AD converters with 118dB(a) dynamic range
    high end 24-bit / 96kHz DA converters with 123dB(a) dynamic range
    per channel professional low noise microphone preamplifier with adjustable gain
    +48V phantom power for connected microphones
    per channel high quality Hi-Z instrument input stage
    precise step-potentiometer to control the master output level of the line outputs
    high quality adjustable headphone output
    12V DC power supply included
    power supply via network cable possible (PoE / Power over Ethernet)
    license of the Dante Virtual Soundcard for Mac / PC included
    supports Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 with WDM and ASIO 2.0
    supports macOS via CoreAudio
    includes license of Deckadance LE from Stanton
    includes Bitwig Studio 8-Track digital audio workstation software
    dimensions roughly 17.5cm x 12.0cm x 4.5cm

Bundled Software

In order to get you started right out of the box, U22 XT cosMik Set ships with a powerful software package for professional recording, creation of your own songs, mixing of any audio content and much more. The following applications are currently included:

Bitwig 8-Track

Bitwig Studio 8-Track – the trim and effective DAW to start producing, performing, and designing sounds like a pro for use on up to eight tracks of audio / MIDI, incl. the Bitwig Essentials Package, a versatile selection of handpicked presets and sounds. Record instruments, create your arrangements, design new sounds, or just jam – every feature has been developed by musicians, for musicians!

Stanton Deckadance LE 2

Deckadance LE v2 from Stanton – a powerful professional DJ software that continues to elevate the freedom of creative expression for remix and groove producers, turntablists as well as club, mobile and home DJs. With the included license, you can quickly load your favorite tracks and instantly mix them like a professional DJ through the outputs of U22 XT cosMik Set.

Audified inTone 2 ESI Edition

inTone 2 ESI Edition by Audified is a powerful jamming tool to produce mixes of multiple audio signals and instruments, play files, change tracks, prepare streams for podcasts and recordings. As an effects host you can use it with the included GK Amplification 2 LE and ampLion Free as a bass and guitar amp simulator and much more – anything you need for your creativity!