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Volt 476

Volt 476

Big Studio Sound, Anywhere.

Universal Audio created Volt 476 for collaborators — from bands and producers to livestreamers and content creators — looking to easily record larger projects with big studio tone. Plug right in to your Mac, PC, iPad, or iPhone and Volt just shows up, ready to capture your productions with legendary sound, courtesy of Universal Audio.

Now You Can:

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

Produce with Best-in-Class Audio Quality

Produce with Best-in-Class Audio Quality

From the team that brought you the game-changing Apollo interface, Volt 476 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 476'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 476 gives you simple 4-in/4-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 producing 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 476 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 476 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).

      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 4-in/4-out USB 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 from Ableton, Melodyne, UJAM's Virtual Drummer, Marshall, Ampeg, and more

      Studio-quality headphone amplifier for loud, clear monitoring

      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

      5VDC power supply included

      To see full system requirements, click here.

      Customer Reviews

      Volt 476

      Overall Rating

      4.4/5
      (22 reviews)

      H. Tang

      May 24, 2022

      Amazing Tone

      Experience with Volt 476 has been amazing. The 610 Vintage Preamp and the 1176 Compressor are great options for recording, the signal get stronger and tighter with warm tone.

      Comparison to my old interface with the same electric guitar rig and amp, recording was darker sound with my old interface. The Volt 476 sounds brighter, the guitar sounds crystal clear. Love it.

      Plus, you get whole punch of plugins, love the Relab reverb.

      E. KARABULUT

      May 23, 2022

      A product that I absolutely adore

      It is obvious that the brand has proven itself in this sector. The material quality and functionality of the product are also excellent. It more than met my expectations.

      S. Katz

      May 20, 2022

      Mostly Happy!! But a little disappointed with channels 3/4

      First the good; sound quality is amazing, 1176 Compression circuitry sounds really warm - especially with guitar input, knobs feel great and really like all of the options on monitor signal routing!

      I do a lot of video working with some songwriting friends - we generally record in video so we can teach guitar parts (then add new tracks later in DAW). I got this unit because I needed 4 input channels (stereo guitar, and stereo drums - from line-level output drum machine). Guitar signals come from stereo signal processor, and drum machine stereo outputs routed in via channels 3/4. Problem is the gain on channels 3/4 is super low and there is no adjustment. (I knew that there was no adjustment from the specs when I purchased the device, but these inputs are not anywhere close to evin unity gain. I tested the signal levels with a meter and also plugged in to channels 1/2 all was good. With the gain at 100% on the drum machine I can barely hear the drums in the monitor signal. Ended up having to put a DC-powered line amplifier for the drums upstream of the 476. The DC aspect of the amplifier meant I had virtually no perceivable noise on the drum channels.

      I went this route instead of a mixer to basically have no noise in my input signals. It all works fine, at this point i'm not sure if thi is normal or I have a defective unit.

      J. Hall

      May 19, 2022

      My Volt476

      I'm using the compressor, the vintage effect and channels 3/4... 3 for harmony, 4 for guitar in, both from a harmony/guitar effects stompbox. With doublers on both, I will get sweet backup guitar & vocals. I had to add an inexpensive mixer to amplify the box to line level for the 3/4 inputs. We be cookin'!

      A. Samuel

      May 18, 2022

      Great upgrade from my last interface

      It’s been a great upgrade for me especially with my Rode NT2A

      F. Saibene

      May 15, 2022

      Quality, practicality and speed

      Italiano:
      L'interfaccia perfetta per un lavoro di qualità, pratico e veloce. ovunque tu sia il sound Universal Audio sarà con te. Perfetta per la realizzazione di pre produzioni, che possono diventare il take definitivo grazie alla garanzia sonora UAD.

      Inglese:
      The perfect interface for quality, practical and fast work. Wherever you are, Universal Audio sound will be with you. Perfect for making pre-productions, which can become the definitive take thanks to the UAD sound guarantee.

      T. Black

      May 2, 2022

      Nice and easy to use

      love this fantastic bit of kit I use it in the studio for music production and at live events for play back and sound monitoring.
      The sound quality out ways the price for what you get and highly recommend this for beginners or pro's

      E. Avi

      May 2, 2022

      Quello che cercavo da tempo

      Ho il mio home studio da circa 20 anni. La mia scheda audio era fino a poco tempo fa una Echo Event Gina che sono stato costretto a sostituire per aggiornare lo studio. Nel mio home studio preparo i demo tape che poi vado a perfezionare in grossi studi di registrazione. La voce definitiva però la registro comunque nel mio home studio. Avevo quindi bisogno di una scheda di qualità ma non mi servivano tutti quei surplus che offrono le schede di qualità in quanto io con la scheda non faccio altro che registrare la voce. Non devo gestire pesanti plug-in. Non ho bisogno di molti ingressi e molte uscite. Due in e quattro out era quello che mi serviva. Nel momento in cui ho cominciato a cercare Volt non era ancora uscita. Convinto dalle recensione sul web ho provato scarlett. L'ho restituita immediatamente. Secondo me è poco più di un giocattolo. Allora ho provato la nuova Clarett+: molto bene la dinamica. Una bella scheda ma perdeva la connessione ogni 5 minuti. Restituita. Provo la nuova volt. La dinamica è inferiore a Clarett ma il 'colore' è veramente molto bello. Il compressore poi si rivela davvero utilissimo! Ha il solo difetto che lo regoli assieme al gain. Problema che non mi riguarda perchè io passo rima dal mixer e quindi regolo la quantità di compressione su volt e il gain sul mixer. L'ho già usata per le mie nuove registrazioni. Ve ne faccio ascoltare una. La voce è registrata con Volt 476.
      https://open.spotify.com/album/48SR0hiYztW75eNJ4MdqWB?si=2aj4kD-4QdK5DFRLQuzwcg

      C. Manzo

      May 1, 2022

      Volt soundcard are really dope for the price

      Really enjoy the new soundcard amazing sound and dope feature

      UAD User

      April 30, 2022

      Quality

      When I was looking to try something different then the Scarlet that I was using. I wanted a interface reasonably price but with just as much vocal recording quality. The Volt provides that with the option to record and compress vocals before entering my DAW. I can’t wait for the UAD plug-ins be a available to be used with the Volt on PC.

      D. Barbe

      April 30, 2022

      Very good.


      Super quality converter .. very low latency .. low price for class A quality ... Top ..
      The Vintage mode makes the sounds so warm.

      J. Daughhetee

      April 29, 2022

      Great device! Sounds amazing!

      I've used Focusrite Scarletts, Audient EVO's and iD's, Zen Go and this one is my favorite! I love that everything I need to do has a physical button on the device. Only thing missing is loopback.

      J. Witham

      April 29, 2022

      Fantastic, but simple.

      So far I've had zero problems with it. Drivers are very stable, fast, and the preamps sound amazing with my tube mic.

      My only issue is that the drivers are very simple, there doesn't seem to be options for routing outside of the DAW, and for a 4/4 interface it would be useful for some circumstances.

      J. Charleson

      April 29, 2022

      Great for fast work flow

      The "i cant believe its not" a vintage pre and 1176 combo, sounds amazing.
      Ive gotta remind myself to occasionaly not use both on everything I record.
      If the mono button summed the monitor output this would be a 5 star review.

      s. levesque

      April 29, 2022

      Volt 476 clearly beast

      I love my Ua volt 476 compressor 1176 inside is insane u just need to select if is vox or instrument and the quality talk by himself i love the look too wood with aluminum is just vintage and beautiful

      R. Nicol

      April 29, 2022

      Some issues?

      A few weird problem. Not sure if they are software or hardware. I have noticed bleed when recording. Switching back to my old interface during the same session fixed this issue so it is happening somewhere in my Volt 476. Also, the output tends to distort when listening to music via Spotify or Roon. Not the audiophile listening experience I was expecting from UA. I have started switching to a different audio interface when I am not recording and want to hear clean audio.

      D. Keskin

      April 29, 2022

      No longer a Focusrite weirdo

      I was shocked to see a UA interface at thia price, I've always been a focusrite user but wanted to save up for an apollo. Ran out right away to buy it and my mind was blown, i usually pair it with a AKG perception 420 but can't wait to try it with the classic SM57 I'm pretty sure this has enough gain unlike the focusrite to actually power it properly

      My recordings have sounded so much better. I gotta see if you guys make full on digital mixing boards

      J. Bader

      April 29, 2022

      Expected more for the price

      The interface is well made and good looking but compared to my SSL2+ which I hoped the Vold 476 would replace it's not that impressive feature wise. The mic pre-amp seems to have less gains and so do the output amps for the monitors. The monitor source selection is nice but I was hoping that I could have something like a N-1 configuration for one output - similar to a 2nd bus on a mixer or console but that was my mistake for not reading the manual careful enough. Also I don't like that the phantom power switch does not stay on after re-connecting the device. Since the mic pre has less gain I have to use an in-line Triton FETHead to get enough gain for my SM7b without slamming the gain knob almost all the way. The SSL2+ was fine without the FETHead and had a hardware toggle for phantom power which stayed on. So all in all I think I should've sticked with the SSL2+

      b. mammone

      April 29, 2022

      Drivers for Windows 10

      the drivers for Windows 10 are not stable and I have problems with the plug in, sometimes I have noises and rustles, I solve by uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling everything then please release new drivers for Windows 10

      b. mammone

      April 29, 2022

      Driver Windows 10

      the drivers for Windows 10 are not stable and I have problems with the plug in, sometimes I have noises and rustles, I solve by uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling everything then please release new drivers for Windows 10