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Collaborate with Legendary Sound, Anywhere.

Universal Audio created the Volt 276 USB audio interface for collaborators — from musicians and producers to livestreamers and content creators — who want to easily record audio with big studio tone. Plug right in to your Mac, PC, iPad, or iPhone and Volt just shows up, ready to capture your inspiration with legendary sound, courtesy of Universal Audio.

Create professional 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

Add clarity and punch to vocals, instruments, and other sources with an analog compressor based on UA’s renowned 1176

Produce with an essential suite of audio and music software including Ableton, Melodyne, UJAM's Virtual Drummer, Marshall, Ampeg, and more

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 276 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 276 gives you the rich, full sound of this iconic UA preamp, thanks to its built-in tube emulation circuitry, a UA exclusive.

Control Volume Peaks with UA Compression

Control Volume Peaks with UA Compression

Get album-ready punch and presence with Volt 276's onboard 76 Compressor — an innovative analog circuit inspired by UA's renowned 1176 Limiting Amplifier. The 76 Compressor features three perfectly tailored presets to tame voice, guitars, synths, and drum machines. Just plug in, pick a setting, and play.

Easy In, Easy Out

Easy In, Easy Out

Volt 276 gives you simple 2-in/2-out audio connections. Just plug your mics, guitars, or synths 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.

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 ›

iPad & iPhone Ready

iPad & iPhone Ready

Traveling light? Plug Volt 276 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

Capture Inspiration for Years to Come

Featuring rugged metal construction, retro wood sides, and sleek industrial design, Volt 276 elevates your production space with impeccable style, built to last decades.

Get Everything you Need to Record

Volt 276 is also available as a Studio Pack. Learn more ›

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      *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
      • Live 11 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 11 Lite

      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

      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

      76 Compressor adds clarity and punch to vocals, instruments, and other sources with analog circuit based on UA's renowned 1176

      Essential suite of audio and music software including Ableton, Melodyne, UJAM's 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.

      Customer Reviews

      Volt 276

      Overall Rating

      4.5/5
      (77 reviews)

      M. Olshansky

      January 24, 2023

      Be careful what you wish for

      I've had the Volt 276 for about a month. It replaced a 10 year old presonus Audio box. It appears to be built to last and I have to give them style points. I've found lots of stuff to like about the included software. So what's the problem? The preamps are picking up every wheeze and gasp when I sing. This problem is compounded by the huge output I'm getting into my headphones. So far lovin it!!

      M. Olshansky

      January 24, 2023

      Be careful what you wish for

      I've had the Volt 276 for about a month. It replaced a 10 year old presonus Audio box. It appears to be built to last and I have to give them style points. I've found lots of stuff to like about the included software. So what's the problem? The preamps are picking up every wheeze and gasp when I sing. This problem is compounded by the huge output I'm getting into my headphones. So far lovin it!!

      M. Olshansky

      January 24, 2023

      Be careful what you wish for

      I've had the Volt 276 for about a month. It replaced a 10 year old presonus Audio box. It appears to be built to last and I have to give them style points. I've found lots of stuff to like about the included software. So what's the problem? The preamps are picking up every wheeze and gasp when I sing. This problem is compounded by the huge output I'm getting into my headphones. So far lovin it!!

      M. Olshansky

      January 24, 2023

      Be careful what you wish for

      I've had the Volt 276 for about a month. It replaced a 10 year old presonus Audio box. It appears to be built to last and I have to give them style points. I've found lots of stuff to like about the included software. So what's the problem? The preamps are picking up every wheeze and gasp when I sing. This problem is compounded by the huge output I'm getting into my headphones. So far lovin it!!

      J. Anderson

      January 22, 2023

      First time recording

      For a complete beginner, it’s pretty simple to figure out. It sounds good and gets the job done. Kinda wish it was a little more friendly with stereo pedalboards, but I think that’s more on my end. Overall great product tho.

      B. van Dinther

      January 20, 2023

      excellent audio interface. screw iLok, seriously.

      Not much to say, its a fantastic interface. Also given its price. Very low latency, lots of headroom.
      One thing I really dislike is the fact you need iLok for the free plugins. I did have and use it, but I also intensely hate it. It has me ending up in a jungle of differtm kind of installing methods and I gave up on it. So for the majority of the free stuff, too bad. I didn't manage. People who think of these things should also be aware of the fact that not everyone has the patience to follow a computer program designer's idea. So there's that. Some people would deduct a star from the review but I won't. It's a great piece of gear.
      Maybe a thing to think about. I know iLok is about protecting your stuff, but I will not looking at ANY of your plugins if it has to work with iLok. Period.

      J. Lardinois

      January 17, 2023

      This is the best interface I've owned yet!

      I've owned this unit for a while now, and must say the preamps are incredible. The conversion quality is pristine, and I really, really love the 1176 presets on the front inputs. This is the best sounding interface I've owned in 16 years of home studio life. Even the knobs feel great! The smooth knobs are really helpful with my UA Sphere microphone too (it helps with calibrating it quite a bit). It's pretty affordable too, and nicely made. The "vintage" setting sounds lovely on guitars and vocals.

      A. Guerrinha

      January 17, 2023

      Really pleased

      Really please with this studio pack, the recording quality is really good and the compressor option is super handy. Only thing is the microphone XLR got stuck on the first input when I first used it, was really quite hard to remove, second time I inserted on input 2 and seemed easier to remove XLR jack, so not sure if the imput 1 is faulty or what but I can use the 2 for mic and one for guitar, so not too fussed.

      G. LINDHOLM

      January 13, 2023

      Volt 276

      Just got this interface plugged in. Sounds really good . Even iOS audio sounds better than anything I’ve heard. Haven’t listened to a mic, yet. So far, in very impressed with the ease of making sound with this device .

      P. Kala

      January 9, 2023

      Volt 276 to super jakość

      Zgrabny, elegancko zaprojektowany i super jakość dźwięku. I wszystko...

      D. Hughett

      January 2, 2023

      Is it wrong to be in love with hardware?

      I have the Volt 276. Simply put. It is amazing. I absolutely love it. Super clean and crisp, easy to use, and sounds incredible. The built-in features are really nice and I love the on/off switch which isn't common with many of these types of interfaces. Can't say enough great things about this device.

      J. Zielman

      December 5, 2022

      Very Nice sound

      Purchased the Volt276 as a replacement for an older Focusrtie and I didn't expect this great difference in sound quality. The Pres in the interface are beautiful and the vintage and compressor are very nice. In addition it came with the LA2 bundle and Plate Reverb which I tried out just to heart how they sound and they really sound great.

      J. Park

      November 27, 2022

      Good product but bad promotion

      I'm satisfied with the Volt 276 in general in terms of AD/DA sound quality except for the promotion they put out.

      Part of the reason I purchased this audio interface was because UAD is doing promotion where they offer twice longer trial of Spark for Volt users. However few days after signing up for the trial UAD started offering 3 months trial for 99cents to all users. I'm not eligible for this promotion since I already started the trial.

      I ended up getting less trial for being a Volt owner. Customer service was surprisingly abrupt/passive aggressive for an American company. They simply told me they can't help me and that was it.

      Overall left a bad impression.

      J. Spurvey

      November 4, 2022

      Great for travel

      I purchased a Volt 276 because I was staying in motel for a couple of weeks, & wanted to record “The Motel Room Sessions”.

      I would recommend this to beginners for a first interface, & also pros for an additional/mobile set up.

      Easy set up, easy installation, great sound, & for the price, you will not find a better interface.

      D. Amanov

      November 1, 2022

      I really liked the Volt 276!

      Good job! I didn’t think she would have a compressor, vintage and it’s very cool! I really liked the Volt 276!

      C. Key

      October 29, 2022

      I like it!

      I'm using the Volt 276 as a smaller recording rig while I'm living in a rent house, due to building our new house. I'm really digging it! The pre amps sound nice, and the compressor and vintage mode are nice features. Midi is always handy to have on an interface as well. Paired with a good mic, and a good set of headphones, this thing can give you pro quality sounds. A lot of bang for the buck.

      A. Bogdanov

      October 25, 2022

      VOLT276

      Sound's amazing! Great job UA!!!

      M. VanWyk Sr

      October 16, 2022

      Really good Audio Interface!

      Just bought this interface a month ago….love the vintage setting and compressor combined for guitars.

      t. ellis

      October 11, 2022

      Amazing sound

      The sound of the compressor and mic pre is prefect together

      M. Earl

      September 13, 2022

      Volt 276 - Mobile Studio

      For mobile studio use it’s legit. Too bad UAD plug-ins aren’t compatible. This does the job for sure.