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Collaborate Like a Pro, Anywhere.

Volt 2 is the perfect USB audio interface for creative collaborators — from musicians and songwriters to livestreamers and podcasters — 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

Get a 30-day free trial to UAD Spark and create with the best vintage gear and instruments ever made

Build your desktop production studio around a stylish interface, built to withstand years of home and mobile recording

Collaborate with Best-in-Class Audio Quality

Collaborate with Best-in-Class Audio Quality

From the team that brought you the game‑changing Apollo interface, Volt 2 delivers superior studio sound quality, with more character and tone than any USB interface in its class.

Capture Legendary Vocals with Vintage Mic Preamp Mode

Capture Legendary Vocals 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 2 gives you the rich, full sound of this iconic UA preamp, thanks to its built-in tube emulation circuitry, a UA exclusive.

Easy In, Easy Out

Easy In, Easy Out

Volt 2 gives you simple 2-in/2-out audio connections. Just plug your mics or instruments into 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

iPad & iPhone Ready

Traveling light? Plug Volt 2 into your iPad or iPhone, and you can easily create beats and samples, record your band’s rehearsals, and edit songs anywhere.*

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.

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Capture Inspiration for Years to Come

Capture Inspiration for Years to Come

Featuring rugged all-metal construction and sleek, vintage-inspired industrial design, Volt 2 elevates your production space with impeccable style, built to last decades.

Get Everything you Need to Record

Volt 2 is also available as a Studio Pack. Learn more ›

Inspiration Comes Quick. Watch the Videos.

      *Requires external Volt power supply and an Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter (except iPads with USB‑C).

      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
      • Ableton Live Lite
      • Melodyne Essential
      • Ampeg® SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
      • LX480 Essentials
      • Virtual Drummer DEEP
      • Virtual Bassist DANDY
      • LABS
      Marshall Plexi Classic Amp Bundle by Softube

      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 Lite

      Ableton Live 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

      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<sup>®</sup> SVT-VR Classic Bass Bundle by Plugin Alliance

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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.

      Key Features

      Desktop 2-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 an iconic UA tube preamp

      Included software bundle features titles from Ableton, Melodyne, Virtual Drummer, Marshall, Ampeg, and more

      Studio-quality headphone amplifier for loud, clear monitoring

      Mic, line, and instrument inputs

      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.

      Customer Reviews

      Volt 2

      Overall Rating

      4.2/5
      (117)

      N. Miller

      July 6, 2024

      Returning

      Bought it because i was sold on the software it comes with. Oh what's that... the software isn't compatible with AMD, ASMedia*, Etron, Fresco, Logic ,Nvidia
      Texas Instruments??????

      2 of the 3 biggest brands in the tech industry.

      Good Job.

      C. Nardi

      June 29, 2024

      Poor manufacture

      I bought a Volt 2 without asking, as I have always trusted UA. I therefore had no detailed knowledge of its specifications. I was a bit disappointed that it didn't have DSPs, as I own a lot of UAD plugins, but it was enough for me that it was light, had two inputs and was portable. The MIDI input was also a great feat. OK, but why am I talking in the past tense? Because, sadly, this piece of hardware has revealed itself of very poor manufacture.
      I used it a few times at home mostly to try it out and only once outside for a theater show where I was doing some sound design. Back home I put the card back in the drawer as I normally use an Apollo. Today I wanted to try it out to see if everything's OK as I have another show tomorrow but it did not power on.
      Next thing I know, I try to contact support and fall prey to the automated bot, which not only doesn't know how to help me but also repeats the same questions over and over again, like a broken record. Of course, I have more interesting things to do than converse with a stupid bot.
      UA, if there is any human out there, help!

      E. Diaz

      June 26, 2024

      Not to happy

      I bought volt to get rid of my other audio interfaces that I've used in the past. come to find out it does not work with my Mac. I had to connect to a PC to update the firmware. not pleased about the product

      K. Sumner

      June 8, 2024

      Volt 2 / SD7

      Absolutely brilliant. The quality I've been wanting for years and to find it at a very affordable price just makes the whole thing superb. I'm having issues with the plugins not wanting to render but I'm thinking it's an ilok issue. If it isn't, I know I can call on the team for help.

      W. Boyd

      May 19, 2024

      Sounds Awesome!

      Very clear and worth the upgrade!

      Y. Deneth

      May 13, 2024

      Loved it

      It's a good interface. There is a bit of noise but it's not that drastic for a home studio.

      s. saidi

      April 26, 2024

      WOW

      An experience that has added an extra touch of professionalism, very satisfying.

      Z. Arechiga

      April 4, 2024

      Solved a long standing nightmare for me!

      Since I already have an Apollo Twin USB as my main interface, I'm using the Volt 2 in a very unusual way. It is now serving as my default "soundcard". I like to keep my system sounds separate from my audio interface. The problem with my built-in soundcard was that it was NOISY. I'm not talking about noise floor. I mean that it was picking up dreadful noises as well as super fun whizzes and whirls when I moved my mouse! I would actually mute the output of that card on my monitor controller when I could. It was driving me insane! I even bought a fancy ground lift device from Rane. It didn't help. It wasn't a ground issue. Just a noisy-a$$ motherboard soundcard!

      My life is grand now. My DAW runs solely from my Apollo, and everything else is outputted through the Volt 2... IN SILENCE. Now for the bad...

      Installing this driver is WAY more difficult than it should be. Just put the driver out there UA! Some of us want to use this interface to simply capture sound on a laptop, for example. I'm not gonna mix there. I don't need Spark, etc. on every machine. Rant over.

      J. Sheets

      March 30, 2024

      I love My Volt 2

      I replaced my Focusrite with a Volt 2. I love my Volt! The only drawback is it has only 1 headphone out. I am used to 2. I

      P. Saltmarsh

      March 29, 2024

      Solid Unit!

      I had a Sc**let Solo and needed the extra balanced input. Running a split mono guitar rig. The VOLT 2 is great value and it was a super simple setup in Studio ONE and I am up and running in no time. Platform: Windows 11 PC. AMD R5, 32GB RAM, 2TB SSD. M2 , NVidia 1050 Ti.

      M. Hejl

      March 24, 2024

      Excellent choice

      VOLT 2 is an excellent sound card. Vintage mod works great. The added package of plug-ins made the choice clear. I am extremely satisfied.

      b. ceballos

      March 12, 2024

      awesome device

      Excellent card because there is love in the sound. Most cards don't have this love. You can only find it in UA stuff! Thx UA! VOLT2 RULES! SWAG PLEASE!

      d. pach

      March 7, 2024

      MIXIN CRASHES

      SE TRABA MUCHO AL MOMENTO DE MEZCLAR EN ABLETON LIVE Y AVECES SE CONGELA NECESITAN CORREGIR SU FIRMWARE O SOFTWARE, HAGAN ALGO!

      k. holtz

      February 27, 2024

      Ya sure

      The volt 2 works fine but I use it on amplitude and over loud. The plugins were hard for me to set up and use especially with that ilok crap. So the licence part went through but by the time I almost figured I out how to use the plugins they were expired. The instruction videos were useless. the instructions on how to set it up only deals with each individual part .There was nothing I could find that puts the u.a download, the plugins from softube, and ableton all together so that people like myself (entry level at the best) can get everything configured correctly and actually try the trial plugins before the ilok crap shuts them down . Never again . And I bet this review doesn’t even get out there

      J. McFall

      February 24, 2024

      Leaders in recording

      Since I have been recording music I have always been a fan of UA’s top notch equipment. My Apollo was hands down the best audio interface I’ve ever used. I went through tough times and had to part ways with it unfortunately. Lucky for me UA had a great Black Friday deal which I got a still amazing sounding volt 2 free with my purchase of an amazing plug in package. I can finally record again and I am forever grateful for UA.

      P. Widdicombe

      February 22, 2024

      Volt 2

      After having problems with a previous interface after a failed firmware upgrade which the company has taken no responsibility for, I was directed to the Volt 2 by a salesman in a music shop. It has been easy to setup and has performed very well. A solid sounding machine that is well built and very fit for purpose. Very pleased.

      J. Moody

      February 14, 2024

      Fantastic audio interface

      After weeks of research I came to the conclusion that the volt 2 was the best all round audio interface for me and my home studio. The audio interface seems that of a great quality. Solid construction with good quality dials and knobs not to mention the fantastic bunch plug ins it came with. The preamps are good the headphone port works perfectly with a range of different ohm headphones. Also wasn’t sure if I’d use the vintage mode, but it seems to be that always on button.
      Anyone who is thinking of purchasing this will not be disappointed. Saw some negative reviews saying the volt 2 is difficult to set up. I found it quite the opposite. Any of the interfaces with free plug ins will require you to sign up. It has been 1 month since I bought the volt 2 and it’s been a fantastic bit of kit. Was extremely happy with my purchase

      C. Feeney

      February 13, 2024

      UA Volt 2

      Nice little interface that works great with my iPad and iPhone. Quality so far is terrific. I am sure I will put it to good use! A little disappointed no built-in loop back capabilities.

      k. holtz

      February 13, 2024

      Horrible

      I find this volt 2 very hard to get set up.,I have had nothing but problems since I bought it. the so called free programs don’t work. Always have to subscribe and constantly think of user names and passwords. I honestly think they are in the business of information gathering. And this ilok crap. That’s a joke. why didn’t it mention on the box about having to buy this $50 usb stick? After paying over $200 for this interface.!!I’ve never been so pissed

      G. Dewsnip

      February 8, 2024

      Easy to use

      This is my first audio interface and I have found it easy to use and set up. It has good sound quality, and I'm glad I got it. It came with the microphone and headphones. I have not used the headphones much but they are comfortable, and the microphone is good. I have so far used it for spoken word, and it has worked well.