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Big Studio Sound, Anywhere.

Universal Audio created the Volt 476 USB audio interface 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.

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 476 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 and guitars into the front panel preamps, and use the line inputs for synths and drum machines. 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 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
      • 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 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

      4.2/5
      (64)

      D. Swanö

      May 27, 2024

      Nice Volt

      My first "out-of-the-box" audio interface. Been using UAD plugins for many years and i find them excellent. The Volt is even better than i expected. Low lantency and great overall performance. Nice look and feel too. Great stuff!

      D. Swanö

      May 27, 2024

      Nice Volt

      My first "out-of-the-box" audio interface. Been using UAD plugins for many years and i find them excellent. The Volt is even better than i expected. Low lantency and great overall performance. Nice look and feel too. Great stuff!

      D. Swanö

      May 27, 2024

      Nice Volt

      My first "out-of-the-box" audio interface. Been using UAD plugins for many years and i find them excellent. The Volt is even better than i expected. Low lantency and great overall performance. Nice look and feel too. Great stuff!

      .

      May 16, 2024

      Excellent Interface

      Build quality is nice and sturdy. The sound quality is exceptional. I am very, very pleased with this purchase. Using it for home recordings. The signals were clean ion both mics and guitar and bass. I haven't figured out how the midi works with my daw yet but hopefully no issues there. Again, very pleased with the volt interface. Go UA!

      I. Bouziotis

      April 12, 2024

      Trying to find a defect.

      Top quality - top performance . I have tried two more competitors at the same price range . This is the best by far. And the support is superior! Thank you !

      d. parrott

      April 11, 2024

      my review after using.

      My main gripe is the humm that is there when the in is engaged.Even when the compressor is off.

      J. Miller

      February 15, 2024

      Excellent Interface!

      Love this piece of gear!

      E. Corominas

      February 3, 2024

      Issue with audio quality Volt 476

      From the moment I began using the product, specifically testing it on both a laptop and a desktop computer, I noticed an unusual issue with the headphone and monitor outputs. The sound produced is not up to the expected quality. To elaborate, I have compared it with an older, lower-quality audio interface and the built-in audio outputs of computers. Additionally, I've had friends and family listen to it, and we all agree that the audio output from the Volt 476 is subpar. The bass is weak, individual elements are not well-defined, there's a lack of clarity, and the stereo image seems to be lacking as well. Essentially, it sounds as if the audio is compressed.

      While I am not an audio expert, this perception has been consistent among myself, my friends, and family over the past two weeks. I don't know if this could be an issue with drivers or if there might be a specific fault with this particular Volt unit but i couldn't find any customer support to ask.

      h. clift

      January 25, 2024

      Volt 476

      What a stunning, beautiful piece of hardware. The ease of use is an added bonus to the amazing tonal quality of the Volt 476. Sadly, this interface did not play well with my PC system. After months of troubleshooting, PC system optimization, I was unable to successfully track without digital artifacts. My retailer even swapped out my unit for a newer one and although the artifacts were greatly reduced, they were not completely gone. My friend has the same interface but uses a Mac based system without any issue. I'm truly heartbroken that I can not use this unit. PC users, beware.

      C. Fellows

      January 22, 2024

      Volt476

      Great Product. Great Company. Getting all the free plugins from Spitfire Audio was the icing on the cake.

      J. Wilson

      January 19, 2024

      product came broken

      Product was defective and i asked for a return which is now being "inspected" by thonam before giving me another one and its been a month i payed for it and still got nothing.

      Thanks.

      L. Pelchat

      January 18, 2024

      Almost good, but with too many Issues

      I’ve had this interface for roughly a year and have used it in a countless amount of circumstances. Overall, this is close to being a very good interface but it’s issues may not be worth the price.

      Pros
      - Excellent sounding DI for instruments like bass and guitar, possibly class leading
      - built in compressor really handy when using with apps such as zoom or discord where digital routing is not feasible or easy

      Cons
      - discrepancies between preamp gain levels and noise levels on each mic pre and compressor. Quality control issues make this a no-go for stereo recording
      - ‘device activation’ required for the hardware is pretty ridiculous. I run this in a shared space and we are all unfortunately having to constantly deactivate/reactivate the serial number on the interface. The hassle has moved us to other interfaces and in my opinion is an unacceptable business practice on UA’s part.
      - Headphone amp is lacklustre and probably the worst of any interface I’ve tried. It lacks a lot of detail and my MacBook pro’s high impedance headphone out is substantially better to the point of avoiding the interface altogether.
      - Compressor has way too much noise. It’s supposed to be modelled after and 1176, but is not within the range of signal to noise quality. This is fine with 1-2 instruments, but the noise stacks up quickly and becomes unbearable at higher levels. Nice to have analog hardware but usability isn’t really there for professional recordings.
      - volume and preamp pots are already scratchy after a year

      Overall seems great on paper but there are more reliable interfaces at a lower cost, or ones with much better feature sets just above

      A. Malys

      January 5, 2024

      Excellent interface - Volt 476

      Only had it a couple of weeks but I can say so far it is a rock solid interface. Built very well and easy on the eyes as well, it is compact but not too compact. The 76 compressors on board are quite nice as well. Also love that the interface is found by your computer in a hot second everytime which is not something I can say about alot of other interfaces. Would love to see a bit better curated software bundle included but that does not make or break this deal at this price. I would also point out that UA should put LUNA in the bundle for those customers that do not know about it. It is a rock solid professional DAW that will make analog console fans rejoice! All in all an exceptional little interface especially so at its price point!

      PS - UA, please build an I/O expander companion box for this interface (say 8 IN and 8 OUT analog and a digital in and out)

      J. Nash

      December 14, 2023

      Super useful but noisy monitor pot.

      Great bit of kit, really handy for quick capture. The 76 circuitry sounds pretty good, too. My only gripe is that the monitor pot (the big knob) is noise, i.e., you can hear crackling through the monitors when you turn it up and down.

      J. Douglass

      November 8, 2023

      Excellent travel/portable interface

      Really fantastic, I've used tons of USB interfaces over the years and this is easily the best travel/portable interface I've used.

      B. Abel

      October 27, 2023

      Good price & quality

      Good price & quality

      O. AHmed

      September 16, 2023

      Game changing Interface, Volt 476

      An interface that provides max volume for studio reference headphones like DT 770 is amazing, the whole thing in general is epic.. Coming from a 100$ interface, Volt 476 has affected my mix in a really good way, I hear things way better than ever.. An overall epic interface!

      m. van der zwan

      September 11, 2023

      Nice hardware but at 2nd hand no plugins provided.

      Nice hardware. Low latency. No complaints there. Bought 2nd hand. Unfortunately no free plugins provided when i regitered this device. Buy more hardware on the 2nd hand market and this is the first time i get no software that is normally included in the package.

      A. Pugh II

      August 17, 2023

      Awesome Interface

      After setting Up My New Volt 476, I had a Stronger signal and a better Mic response. Awesome Sound !!!!

      W. Barker

      July 2, 2023

      Super frustrated

      I’m a huge UA fan but the last few weeks I’ve had multiple issues with my plug in’s via the spark bundle I pay monthly for. I have sent multiple help requests to no avail and therefore had at Kraft 3 weeks wasted where I haven’t been able to use my stuff . Y’all need to hit me up and get it together forest dawg