Record Like a Pro, Anywhere.
We created the Volt 1 USB audio interface for singers, guitarists, and content creators who want to easily record audio with legendary studio sound. Plug right into your Mac, PC, iPad, or iPhone and Volt just shows up — ready to capture your inspiration with professional sound, courtesy of Universal Audio.
Create legendary-sounding music productions, livestreams, and podcasts on Mac, PC, iPad, and iPhone
Record your voice or guitar with album‑ready sound using Vintage Mic Preamp mode
Produce with an essential suite of audio and music software from Ableton, Melodyne, Virtual Drummer, Marshall, Ampeg, and more
Build your desktop production studio around a stylish interface, built to withstand years of home and mobile recording
Record Yourself with Best-in-Class Audio Quality
From the team that brought you the game‑changing Apollo interface, Volt 1 delivers superior studio sound quality, with more character and tone than any USB interface in its class.
Capture a Legendary Vocal with Vintage Mic Preamp Mode
Few sounds can compare to a vintage Universal Audio 610 tube preamp, as used to record everyone from Ray Charles to Van Halen. Volt 1 gives you the rich, full sound of this iconic UA preamp, thanks to its built-in tube emulation circuitry, a UA exclusive.
Stay Inspired with a Curated Suite of Audio Software
Some audio interfaces give you a smattering of random audio apps. Not Volt. Instead, we put together a bundle of serious music production tools, virtual instruments, and plug‑ins from the industry's best.
See Included Software for Mac & PC ›
Easy In, Easy Out
Volt 1 gives you simple 1-in/2-out audio connections. Just plug in a mic or instrument to the front panel. Then connect your speakers or headphones to monitor your audio with no latency. With Volt, you’ll be creating like a pro, fast.
iPad & iPhone Ready
Traveling light? Plug Volt 1 into your iPad or iPhone, and you can easily create beats and samples, record your band’s rehearsals, and edit songs anywhere.*
Capture Inspiration for Years to Come
Featuring rugged all-metal construction and sleek, vintage-inspired industrial design, Volt 1 elevates your production space with impeccable style, built to last decades.
Inspiration Comes Quick. Watch the Videos.*Requires external Volt power supply and an Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter (except iPads with USB-C).
April 29, 2023
Excellent recording interface... I've been a UAudio user for many years. From the first PCI boards to plugins... and currently with the Thunderbolt Satellites...I have two Interfaces VOLT...Read More
April 24, 2023
Plug and Play
This small footprint unit does its job and does it well. No complaints. Set up and rolling in minutes. Decent quality and good sound. For the price of admission, I don’t think you’re...Read More
March 4, 2023
Pretty straight forward
The most amazing part about the Volt 1 was how simple and straight forward it is... from opening the box to play my guitar using Amplitube within 10 minutes, no complicated configurations...Read More
March 3, 2023
i buy it. Really sound professional and warm with vintage preamp.Read More
February 24, 2023
Very good sound quality for this price. Very happy with the purchase.Read More
February 21, 2023
Great little unit.
This thing just gets out of the way and allows you to focus on creating great music. Been a joy to use, well worth every penny.Read More
Included Software for Mac & PC
Offering a powerful DAW, vintage guitar and bass amps, industry-leading virtual instruments, and much more, Volt gives you everything you need to start producing music, podcasts, and livestreams, right out of the box.
- Marshall Plexi Classic Amplifier
- Live 11 Lite
- Melodyne Essential
- Ampeg® SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
- LX480 Essentials
- Virtual Drummer DEEP
- Virtual Bassist DANDY
Marshall Plexi Classic Amp Bundle by Softube
Create with an expertly modeled version of the iconic British amp that invented the sound of rock. Plus, shape your tones further with the included Softube Time & Tone Bundle, featuring additional reverb, delay, compression, and saturation plug-ins.
Ableton Live 11 Lite
Packed with all the effects, instruments, and features you need to make professional music productions, Live is fast, fluid, and flexible software for music creation and performance.
Melodyne Essential by Celemony
Easily correct the pitch of recordings and samples with quick, intelligent note-based processing, and tune vocal and instrument tracks for more professional-sounding recordings and mixes.
Ampeg® SVT-VR Classic Bass Bundle by Plugin Alliance
Get all the massive, earth-shaking tube tone of Ampeg’s iconic bass amp. Plus, use the bx_tuner for quick tuning and the powerful bx_masterdesk plug‑in to add the final touch to any source.
LX480 Essentials by Relab Development
Add lush dimension and ambience with Relab's expert model of this classic '80s digital reverb unit. You can also add complex delay and modulation textures for space and movement to your tracks.
Virtual Drummer DEEP by UJAM
From classic soul and funk rhythms of the ‘60s and ‘70s to contemporary pop and rock styles, DEEP sports UJAM’s dynamic "round-robin" algorithm, giving you drum tracks that sound like the real thing.
Virtual Bassist DANDY by UJAM
Get classic flatwound bass sounds for soul, pop, blues, and rock tracks with UJAM's custom-made DSP algorithms. DANDY automatically follows the key and chord you play, intelligently selecting musical bass articulations to make your tracks shine.
LABS by Spitfire Audio
Delivering on-the-spot inspiration for music productions, soundtracks, and podcasts, LABS is a curated virtual instrument library that features strings, pianos, percussion, synths, guitars, and more.
Desktop 1-in/2-out USB 2.0 audio interface with class-leading 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion for Mac, PC, iPad, and iPhone
Vintage Mic Preamp mode for recording your voice or guitar with the rich, full sound of a legendary UA tube preamp
Includes an essential suite of audio and music software from Ableton, Melodyne, Virtual Drummer, Marshall, Ampeg, and more
Studio-quality headphone amplifier for loud, clear monitoring
USB bus powered to reduce cable clutter
48V phantom power for condenser microphones
Direct Monitoring for latency-free recording
Stylish, rugged construction built to withstand years of use
1-in/1-out MIDI connections
USB-C to USB-A cable included
To see full system requirements, click here.
Definitely be wary of this company
nowadays, an interface must also measure itself against the quality of the software and also the seriousness of the services.
I'm very shocked at uad's methods of gaining tracking access to a local computer by just a simple driverinstallation.
why are you trying to lie to your customers? - really uad? such a preservation gives a deep insight.
people be careful. don't be fooled. there are far better interfaces with much better support / software (e.g motu / focusrite) for making music and a less complicated process of installation.
Unfortunately, you have substantiated my and our concerns about being a dubious company.
Excellent recording interface... I've been a UAudio user for many years.
From the first PCI boards to plugins... and currently with the Thunderbolt Satellites...I have two Interfaces VOLT 1 and VOLT 2...they are very practical with great sound and very easy to install...the warm VINTAGE button will never be turned off...laughs
Plug and Play
This small footprint unit does its job and does it well. No complaints. Set up and rolling in minutes. Decent quality and good sound. For the price of admission, I don’t think you’re gonna beat it.
Bitte um Hilfe
Habe ein Volt 276 und ein Volt 1 gekauft und registriert erhalte aber partout keine Sodftware. Antwort auf eine Anfrage habe ich auch keine erhalten. Bitte helfen sie mir.
I guess it works?
I went to my retailer to get an audio interface that doesn't crackle during playback. The Volt 1 KINDA dos that, there are less crackles.
I've submitted a help ticket for troubleshooting and all I get was the same answers I already know. So I listen to music through my television instead of the Volt. Pretty disappointed in the level of "support", but hey, not their problem, they got their money, so I'm not their problem, right?
Pretty straight forward
The most amazing part about the Volt 1 was how simple and straight forward it is... from opening the box to play my guitar using Amplitube within 10 minutes, no complicated configurations or giant downloads, just plug it in, let it install the volt driver and done! It's a really worth product for the money, I've paid 126€ in Portugal. I'm happy with it.
i buy it. Really sound professional and warm with vintage preamp.
Very good sound quality for this price. Very happy with the purchase.
Great little unit.
This thing just gets out of the way and allows you to focus on creating great music. Been a joy to use, well worth every penny.
Outstanding performance with classy analog vibe design !
recently i bought UAD volt 1 for my youtube channel , it is amazing performing device and its design is outstanding , I'm really enjoy the perfomance and i really fall in love with this classy design
Cheap and cheerful!
A wonderful audio interface for recording vocals and instruments, but I was very disappointed by the complete absence of a mixer console, even the simplest mix-console, it is very inconvenient for online collaboration, it is difficult to set up a loopback.
S. Rico Hernandez
Increíble para el camino
Grabar con Vintage es lo mejor!!
Ua volt 1
There's something wrong with it or it has a ton of feedback.
QUALITY at a great price.
Great mobile rig! Easy to pack, easy to setup. Pre's are clean and the vintage button gives nice warmth.
I didn't expect such a good quality from a budget device. I was looking for a small bus powered interface for a portable recording setup and didn't expect much from the simplest model. However, it exceeded all my expectations and turned out to be a very good and transparent device. The gain is surprisingly good to drive an SM7B for vocals recording without additional amplification (50-60% of gain is enough for singing). Even while being pushed to almost maximum gain it remains silent and transparent. Great product!
One word: Quality
Such an exceptional device, for so available price for beginner instrumentalists and future producers. Unmatched sound quality, portability, beautiful modern design. Thank UA for making such an amazing product!
At this price range with this analog sound quality. Unbeatable in this market. Highly recommended :)
I use it for outside works. Portable, no-power need, light weight, cool design!
There is nothing lacking anywhere!
Bang for your Buck
I am an Apollo user, and let me tell you if you cannot afford the apollo, this right here is pretty damn close for less then half the cost of the lowest priced Apollo. The headphone out put works great with my Beywrdynamic headphones! The mic pre is also amazing and the vintage option is amazeballs! I will stand by UA regardless of bad reviews I have been producing for 10 years and UA quality from ther pres to A/D coversion is so close to analog sound that I will never buy others. The volt is the best in my opinion for mobile producers, mixers etc… if you don't have one…get one!
Excellent! Great sound quality and value.
Love this little box. Although the grey plastic knobs look cheap and feel cheap; and the outward appearance isn't so great, the sound quality and options offered by this box are outstanding. The generous inclusion of the Universal Audio 610 tube preamp and midi give it the edge over other interfaces in this price range. It has rapidly become my go-to portable interface instead of the Focusrite Scarlett. Great work UAD!