The Universal Audio Volt 176 is a portable USB 1-in/2-out audio interface, featuring an integrated vintage mic preamp mode, built-in 76 compressor and professional-grade audio conversion. A bus powered architecture lets you record podcasts, music and livestreams wherever you are on PC, Mac, iPhone and iPad.
- Includes a host of software from the likes of Celemony, Ableton and more (plus a USB-C to USB-A cable)
- Vintage preamp mode lets you capture guitar and vocals with the well-rounded, rich sound of an iconic UA tube preamp
- 1-in/1-out MIDI connections
- Integrated 76 compressor features an all-analog circuit based on Universal Audio's 1176, applying more presence and clarity to your sources
- A durable build ensures years of recording both at home and on-the-go
- Latency-free recording via direct monitoring
- Power condenser mics using 48V phantom power
- Monitoring remains loud and clear thanks to a studio-grade headphone amp
- Class-leading 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion
- USB bus power means less cables and less clutter
Ready to Record
The simple-to-use 1-in/2-out design allows you to easily connect an instrument or microphone to the interface. No latency is assured too - no matter whether you've hooked up a set of speakers or some headphones. These engineering decisions ensure you'll be able to get started recording quickly right out of the box!
Experiment with a hand-picked selection of virtual instruments, plug-ins and DAWs from world-renowned brands like Ableton, UJAM and Celemony. These industry-leading pieces of software will be sure to take your music and audio recordings to the next level.
Vintage Mic Preamp Mode
An onboard tube emulation circuit lets you harness the classic sound of Universal Audio's iconic, vintage 610 tube preamp. This legendary piece of equipment was used to record a range of titanic artists - and now you can access the same rich tones for your productions!
Onboard 76 Compressor
With an all-analog circuit based on Universal Audio's highly regarded 1176 limiting amp, the integrated 76 compressor will add clarity and presence to any recording. Select from a trio of contrasting presets to suit synths, guitars, vocals and drum machines; you'll be prepared for any sonic scenario!
- Spitfire: Labs
- UJAM: Virtual Drummer DEEP, Virtual Bassist DANDY
- Plugin Alliance: Ampeg SVT-VR Classic, Brainworx bx_tuner, Brainworx bx_masterdesk Classic
- Relab: LX480 Essentials
- Celemony: Melodyne Essential
- Softube: Marshall Plexi Classic Amp, Softube Time & Tone Bundle
- Ableton: Ableton Live Lite
Mac & PC
- Available USB 2.0 (or higher) port
- USB cable (included)
- Intel, AMD, or Apple Silicon processor
- (PC) Windows 10 64-bit edition
- (macOS) 10.14 Mojave or later
- Internet connection for software downloads
iPad & iPhone
- iPadOS / iOS 14 or later