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Volt 2 is the perfect USB audio interface for creative collaborators — from musicians and songwriters to livestreamers and podcasters — 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

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Build your desktop production studio around a stylish interface, built to withstand years of home and mobile recording

Collaborate with Best-in-Class Audio Quality

Collaborate with Best-in-Class Audio Quality

From the team that brought you the game‑changing Apollo interface, Volt 2 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 2 gives you the rich, full sound of this iconic UA preamp, thanks to its built-in tube emulation circuitry, a UA exclusive.

Easy In, Easy Out

Easy In, Easy Out

Volt 2 gives you simple 2-in/2-out audio connections. Just plug your mics or instruments 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.

iPad & iPhone Ready

iPad & iPhone Ready

Traveling light? Plug Volt 2 into your iPad or iPhone, and you can easily create beats and samples, record your band’s rehearsals, and edit songs anywhere.*

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 ›

Capture Inspiration for Years to Come

Capture Inspiration for Years to Come

Featuring rugged all-metal construction and sleek, vintage-inspired industrial design, Volt 2 elevates your production space with impeccable style, built to last decades.

Get Everything you Need to Record

Volt 2 is also available as a Studio Pack. Learn more ›

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 2-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 an iconic UA tube preamp

      Included software bundle features titles from Ableton, Melodyne, Virtual Drummer, Marshall, Ampeg, and more

      Studio-quality headphone amplifier for loud, clear monitoring

      Mic, line, and instrument inputs

      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 2

      Overall Rating


      S. Crewe

      September 22, 2023

      So far, exceeding expectations!

      Recently picked up the Volt 2 for remote recording and audio capture for streaming. The preamps are clean with loads of headroom. The vintage setting is subtle but lovely. Can't wait to really put it through more paces.

      J. Cuesta

      August 24, 2023

      Good Audio interface. Poor software

      I ended up buying the Volt 2 because of the UA plugins. Till this day I HAVEN'T been able to download ANY of them. UA Connect (the program you need to download DRIVERS and plugins) stoped working the day I bought the Volt 2. Apparently this is a common problem and won't work in any PC or Mac I tested. UA Connect needs fixes ! Support is not giving me a solution.
      The audio is great and has better "glue" in the mix compared to other interfaces, that's it.

      U. Sabiniewicz

      July 23, 2023

      Volt is the new standard in this price range

      As 40 years experienced audio engineer, I got nearly all devices in the $200 range in the studio. The sound quality of the Volt2 is outstanding. UA gave me a LUNA for Mac for free and I'm in sound-engineering heaven. Full transparent sound and not the muffy mid range like in a Focusrite.

      L. Catalano

      July 15, 2023

      Volt 2

      Build quality is top notch. Smooth knobs and switches. Box has a 'timeless look'. No issues with Win10 computer, MIDI keyboard, Mic or DAWs recognizing and working flawlessly. For a first timer setting-up a small 'studio' this was all very much appreciated.

      M. Cusano

      June 3, 2023

      Sounds Great

      I recorded guitars mixed with software instruments and some plugins and the final mix sound really great, warm, with nice lows and great midrange.
      Great for the price and versatility.

      C. Larijn

      May 29, 2023

      Classy looks, great machine!

      This is a fine machine! It feels great knobs turn smooth with a good resistance, inputs aswell. Push buttons light up nice and is equiped with 48v phantom power countdown.
      I am using it for my bassguitar and XLR Mic, rhe first takes where so easy to make and it gives a lot of output db's!

      You get lots of softwate to use with Ableton live lite and thats great to test out this awsome DAW. If i have to say what a downside is, it must be the price especialy when you have to choose between more in/outputs or a nice visual db meter on the topview versions.

      Overall this is a good buy! I recomend it to all beginners and next level/step musicians and producers.

      c. harbin

      May 25, 2023

      VOLT 2

      This has been a terrific experience so far. What had happened was that my "used to be" reliable Audient iD4 was having an issue where it would revert to the 512 buffer for the output only. That was annoying.

      So Guitar Center had this and I gave it a try. The drivers seem to be solid and it's a little bit better latency @ 128 than the Audient. It's stable and has done exactly what I've wanted it to. Easy interface controls, easy to get levels right (make sure you hit that INST button for guitar) and the Vintage mode seems to do some kinda "voodoo" as well.

      Now, I'm using the old all USB C cable instead of the one that comes with the unit. Not sure if there is a difference. The sound quality seems to be a bit more clear imo than the Audient.

      Two things I either don't like or wish they would change:
      -Why are soundcards designed for left handed people? Headphones should be on the left and inputs should be on the right. Having those cables criss-crossed is annoying. Left handed people rejoyce!
      -I wish there was a GUI for the computer. It's totally doable for gain staging, but a graphic representation would be nice.

      R. Fontolan

      May 21, 2023

      driver win64

      I encountered some latency problems and intense work with the drivers for win 64. My pc is not very powerful but with drivers from other companies I've never had problems.

      G. Cox

      May 16, 2023

      Good for beginners, but…

      I purchased this for use with IOS for social media work, for shorts using direct audio straight into the camera app for the convenience of minimal editing work in post. Upon evaluating it against other interfaces I own, the accuracy and frequency detail of the VOLT is way out of balance and has little headroom. The character was immediately noticeable even through just the phone speakers—even worse on monitors. Many argue that these days converter technology is so good there’s no point spending extra $$ as there isn’t any difference. Well, certainly not the case here. I had high hopes for this and sadly can’t say much more positives about it, perhaps it has good build quality and didn’t give me any connectivity issues… but while comparing audio transparency to even a digital mixer I own that’s little over twice the cost, doesn’t come close.

      E. Circiumaru

      May 9, 2023

      Very quiet, doesnt drive the monitors at all.

      I had many interfaces so far and I also have an Apollo Twin X. The Volt 2 is useless. It is very quiet, doesnt provide enough output to the monitors. It gets to the normal listening level only if the volume knob is on max. The volume knob travel is also off, it barely increses the volume and as soon as you reach near max, it becomes very sensitive and incresease the volume by more that 100% although the max volume is the corresponded of having the output volume knob at noon on Apollo or any other interfaces, included the cheap ones. Very disappointed in the Volt 2. Beware and do not buy it!

      Q. Vandermerwe

      May 2, 2023

      Works well, software needs attention

      I bought the Volt 2 to replace a Focusrite 2i2, which kept crashing Windows 11. Much to my disappointment, I could initially get no sound from the unit in Windows 11, though it worked fine under Windows 10. After uninstalling and re-installing the drivers three times, it suddenly started working.

      The noise floor is a bit higher than I expected, but it is workable. The 'Vintage' function does not sound as good as Focusrite's version, but the built-in compressor is nice to have.

      The included software and plugins are hampered by poor feature descriptions, bloat, poor quality and the need to register and license multiple items.

      M. Etchepareborda

      May 2, 2023

      Great audio interface, but please allow volume mute/change from Mac keyboard

      I recently purchased this device for my small home studio and am very happy with it. For the price, it's an excellent interface.

      Only issue I have is that it's not recognizing Mac volume controls. I am quite used to constantly adjusting the level of my audio playback through my keyboard, and it's annoying to now having to do that through the monitor knob. Please release a driver update that allows for volume changes on Mac.

      a. THERASSE

      April 4, 2023

      matériel compact et éfficace

      produit compact solide efficace . facilement transportable .
      le programme de mixage semble un peu ardu mais très complet .
      plug and play easy to use

      a. THERASSE

      April 4, 2023

      matériel compact et éfficace

      produit compact solide efficace . facilement transportable .
      le programme de mixage semble un peu ardu mais très complet .
      plug and play easy to use

      J. Weber

      April 2, 2023

      Works well, one flaw

      For the most part this has worked as expected, and the bundled software is nice. The only thing I don't like is that it disables the Mac's built-in volume/mute controls. I understand that digitally lowering the volume reduces the audio quality, but I'd still like to have it as an option when using this for normal system audio. And there's no good reason not to be able to mute from the Mac.

      D. Holmes

      March 17, 2023

      Volt 2 acquired March 2023

      Only been given minimal use since purchase, first impression was well constructed built like the preverbal brick ****house, feels solid when picked up and the various controls all rotate smoothly, push button switches latch on/off smoothly also. All in all seems good, now to the negative comments. Software may be a good deal but has such complicated installation procedures and are all separate entities there-by making this a troublesome task, myself ! I have given up and will not use them, you would have thought that Universal Audio should have heard of, and adopted, Plug and Play technology that is out there. Not using Ambleton Live 11 Lite although have got it installed on computer, I favour Audacity being a free to use software and a less crammed workstation. Nett result , is Volt 2 worth it's price tag, in my opinion No it is Not value for money as Software let it down !!!

      C. Bright

      March 12, 2023

      Customer support? What a joke

      My interface was great for the first three months. Then it took a dump, rendered my Ableton DAW unable to function or recognize the interface, as well not one of my standalone's wanted to work with it either. So, being within the warranty period, I called on UNIVERSAL AUDIO FOR HELP. HAHAHAHA I did all they asked me to do until this one tech asked me to run some diagnostics which caused my computer to crash, and hard. I had to call Microsoft, who helped me put back the pieces of my tower, in order to try and retrieve all the data I have been collecting for home recording. I explained this situation to Dan, a tech Supervisor, who said either you work with us and try and troubleshoot the device or youre on your own. Really? Why would I want to take that chance again? Right because I'm crazy, maybe the outcome will be different this time and the whole thing would be destroyed. UA cant send for the device and fix it at their shop? He then starts throwing those deeply hidden suggestions that a customer may go looking for, but how are we to know that these anomalies exist? I should be wary of usb ports made by AMD, dont use this, that, or any simple element designed to do a basic function because Volt 2 won't play well with them. Are you kidding? I know that there are a few different types of usb ports, but this device I have, because they wont honor the warranty its still on my desk making sure the furniture behaves, which worked so well and was so easy to use got its ass kicked by a usb port! Anyone can make an account and look for themselves what componenets are compatible with the volt line., he divulged in a patronizing email. Yeah, Dan, any day of the week that ends in "Y". Who, tell me buddy, is gonna think of that? There is no warning on the box, there is no warning on the setup videos, or on any of the limited paperwork the consumer is going to have readily available. Plus, I imagine its in the minds of the UA techs that the rest of the world knows exactly how these work, every nuance, every screw and soldering. No dude, many of us went to school to learn to play music, became involved in entertainment, or even had children that would one day invest in your product so that you can enjoy the position you are so proud of now. I just read your disclaimer about the lack of interest your corp. has about reality, how anything but praise will be deleted. That's ok, I know what I know, and cut and paste is a wonderful tool.

      G. Justen

      February 26, 2023

      simple handling and sounds good for a good price

      A good interface, good sounding, not complicated in handling with the vintage mode, which gives your sound a nice touch of overtones. And it looks nice and modern and solid.

      V. Bunch

      February 16, 2023

      Volt 2

      This interface has worked flawlessly for me so far. I've had no issues at all. I''m using Cakewalk by BandlLabs with "0" latency. I use a Yamaha EW300 keyboard, a Rickenbacker bass. Epiphone 500 MCE acoustic guitar, a Lanikai ukulele and a MXL900 microphone; all with no problems whatsoever. My computer is a desktop HP with a AMD Ryzen 3 5300G with 8 GB of ram. I am also using emVoice with this software and hardware. I have no complaints.

      K. Stanley

      February 13, 2023


      I couldn’t get this to work properly and had to return it. Choppy audio, dropouts, does not play well with other interfaces and seems to only want to use its own asio drivers. Kept crashing my DAW and would not load. Awful.