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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

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

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

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

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

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).

      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 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.

      Customer Reviews

      Volt 1

      Overall Rating

      4.8/5
      (40 reviews)

      A. Siniavin

      January 25, 2023

      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

      December 30, 2022

      Increíble para el camino

      Grabar con Vintage es lo mejor!!

      M. Lawrence

      December 26, 2022

      Ua volt 1

      There's something wrong with it or it has a ton of feedback.

      D. Arceo

      December 23, 2022

      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.

      V. Afanasev

      December 22, 2022

      Surprisingly Good

      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!

      M. Kárpi

      December 10, 2022

      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!

      J. Ng

      November 17, 2022

      Transparent Sound

      At this price range with this analog sound quality. Unbeatable in this market. Highly recommended :)

      J. Kim

      November 1, 2022

      Cheap, Good!

      I use it for outside works. Portable, no-power need, light weight, cool design!
      There is nothing lacking anywhere!

      J. Montoya

      October 14, 2022

      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!

      M. Hill

      October 8, 2022

      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!

      E. Zavala

      October 6, 2022

      Perfect for what I need

      I use this for when I'm on the road. It's perfect for capturing the signal to my guitar tracks or ideas to bring back home. I know it's capable of much more, but it's great for what I need.

      A. Smith

      October 6, 2022

      Great product

      Great product, looks nice with my UAD2 Satellite and the extra plugins that are on offer I will put to good use.

      R. Sortwell

      September 29, 2022

      Amazing little box

      Bus powered, sounds great with some great plugins included

      M. Brandäo

      September 16, 2022

      Great!

      Excellent, standard Uad audio quality and seamless connectivity. easy operation and low latency

      R. Pires

      September 9, 2022

      Good Quality for the Price

      I really liked Volt 1.
      It offers good quality for the price.
      The pres are good and the headphone output has a good volume.

      C. Roberts

      August 23, 2022

      A nice, affordable upgrade

      For a voiceover actor like me, a simple, uncomplicated 1-in/2-out interface is all that's usually required. I had one with a red case, if that's a clue, but opted to replace it with the UA Volt 1. Even though there wasn't anything actually wrong with the existing piece, I'm glad I did. With its easier to manipulate controls, excellent build quality and performance as good as any, it's just, y'know, nicer!

      UAD User

      August 22, 2022

      No comparison

      I had to replace my last interface as it was torched in a house fire. Rest in piece all my gear.

      Anyways, was shopping for a new one interface for a simple set up and saw the volt. I'm very familiar with UA products so I was sure it was solid, and I was right. The noise floor is low and the gain doesn't nuke the signal at higher levels.

      I use it to drive an AT BP40 mic with a fethead and the audio is simply fantastic. The combo makes for an incredible recording while doing VO work. For the price, there is no interface better.

      F. Rachmat

      August 21, 2022

      Better Quality

      I recently swapped my old audio interface Komplete 1 with Volt 1, it was the best decision as Volt 1 is definitely better

      L. Romanainen

      August 20, 2022

      Excellent compact interface

      Really good quality outputs and input in a well built enclosure. Highly recommended!

      J. LEE

      August 14, 2022

      volt1

      amazing gear thanks uad