Legendary Studio Sound, Anywhere.
Volt 176 is for musicians and content creators who want to easily record audio with big studio tone. Plug right into your Mac, PC, iPad, or iPhone and Volt 176 just shows up — ready to capture your inspiration 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
Record Yourself with Best-in-Class Audio Quality
From the team that brought you the game-changing Apollo interface, Volt 176 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
Few sounds can compare to a vintage Universal Audio 610 tube preamp, as used to record everyone from Ray Charles to Van Halen. Volt 176 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
Get album-ready punch and presence with Volt 176'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
Volt 176 gives you simple 1-in/2-out audio connections. Just plug a mic or instrument 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.
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iPad & iPhone Ready
Traveling light? Plug Volt 176 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
Featuring rugged metal construction, retro wood sides, and sleek industrial design, Volt 176 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).
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
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
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
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® 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
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
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
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
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.
Desktop 1-in/2-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
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
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Volt 176 USB Audio Interface
UA VOLT 176
I am impressed with the size of the Ua volt 176. So far I have not recorded but only played music through it and the headphone amplification is wonderful! I will write more when I try the compressors and preamp!