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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


      S. Jones

      September 30, 2023

      Volt 1 Review

      I was so excited that I got this interface for Christmas, I hadn’t noticed that every headphone jack I’d plug in would stop working somehow. I didn’t think it was the interface so I never sent it back but my computer has had some issues with my device.

      O. Kudin

      September 24, 2023

      Best for small budget

      Great interface for daily tasks. Great sound, stable driver and good portability.

      M. Gany

      July 29, 2023

      Excellente interface audio !

      Au départ, je l'ai achetée comme interface audio secondaire mais elle est devenue très vite ma principale ! Je l'utilise tous les jours, avec autant de plaisir !!! La qualité sonore est plus qu'excellente, sa prise en charge plus poussée de l'ASIO mais aussi son support du 192000Hz la rend exceptionnelle tant pour mon utilisation diversifiée que pour la production musicale. J'ai à la fois du plaisir à l'utiliser dans FL Studio que pour écouter de la musique (en lossless quand c'est possible). Rien à redire sur l'interface logicielle ni à la prise en charge matérielle instantanée (sans avoir forcément besoin d'installer quoi que ce soit ^^). Bref, que du bonheur !

      T. HANYUDA

      June 29, 2023

      Good Interface

      I'm not a specialist or musician, but I believe this interface is very good performance for DAW newbies as me.
      very good preamp tone(vintage mode is very good for my guitar!), fine grained surface of metal hardware and knobs, ease of use, plug & play and budget friendly. And can get many plugins.
      I used instrument/guitar only audio interface before, but I'll never use it.
      I connect this to MacBook Air M2 2022, there is no problem.

      x. xxx

      May 1, 2023

      Definitely be wary of this company

      nowadays, an interface must also measure itself against the quality of the software and also the seriousness of the services.
      I'm very shocked at uad's methods of gaining tracking access to a local computer by just a simple driverinstallation.
      why are you trying to lie to your customers? - really uad? such a preservation gives a deep insight.
      people be careful. don't be fooled. there are far better interfaces with much better support / software (e.g motu / focusrite) for making music and a less complicated process of installation.
      Unfortunately, you have substantiated my and our concerns about being a dubious company.
      never again

      R. Pimentel

      April 29, 2023

      Great Interface!

      Excellent recording interface... I've been a UAudio user for many years.
      From the first PCI boards to plugins... and currently with the Thunderbolt Satellites...I have two Interfaces VOLT 1 ​​and VOLT 2...they are very practical with great sound and very easy to install...the warm VINTAGE button will never be turned off...laughs

      M. Katz

      April 24, 2023

      Plug and Play

      This small footprint unit does its job and does it well. No complaints. Set up and rolling in minutes. Decent quality and good sound. For the price of admission, I don’t think you’re gonna beat it.

      r. weber

      March 28, 2023

      Bitte um Hilfe

      Habe ein Volt 276 und ein Volt 1 gekauft und registriert erhalte aber partout keine Sodftware. Antwort auf eine Anfrage habe ich auch keine erhalten. Bitte helfen sie mir.

      J. Meinhart

      March 8, 2023

      I guess it works?

      I went to my retailer to get an audio interface that doesn't crackle during playback. The Volt 1 KINDA dos that, there are less crackles.
      I've submitted a help ticket for troubleshooting and all I get was the same answers I already know. So I listen to music through my television instead of the Volt. Pretty disappointed in the level of "support", but hey, not their problem, they got their money, so I'm not their problem, right?

      J. Loureiro

      March 4, 2023

      Pretty straight forward

      The most amazing part about the Volt 1 was how simple and straight forward it is... from opening the box to play my guitar using Amplitube within 10 minutes, no complicated configurations or giant downloads, just plug it in, let it install the volt driver and done! It's a really worth product for the money, I've paid 126€ in Portugal. I'm happy with it.

      E. Abdalla

      March 3, 2023

      Great Sound

      i buy it. Really sound professional and warm with vintage preamp.

      J. Gabriel

      February 24, 2023

      Good quality

      Very good sound quality for this price. Very happy with the purchase.

      J. Henry

      February 21, 2023

      Great little unit.

      This thing just gets out of the way and allows you to focus on creating great music. Been a joy to use, well worth every penny.

      r. fernando

      February 5, 2023

      Outstanding performance with classy analog vibe design !

      recently i bought UAD volt 1 for my youtube channel , it is amazing performing device and its design is outstanding , I'm really enjoy the perfomance and i really fall in love with this classy design

      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!