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Collaborate with Legendary Sound, Anywhere.

Universal Audio created the Volt 276 USB audio interface for collaborators — from musicians and producers to livestreamers and content creators — who want to easily record audio with big studio tone. Plug right in to your Mac, PC, iPad, or iPhone and Volt just shows up, ready to capture your inspiration 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

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 276 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 276 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 276'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 276 gives you simple 2-in/2-out audio connections. Just plug your mics, guitars, or synths 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.

See Included Software for Mac & PC ›

iPad & iPhone Ready

iPad & iPhone Ready

Traveling light? Plug Volt 276 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 276 elevates your production space with impeccable style, built to last decades.

Get Everything you Need to Record

Volt 276 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

      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 including 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

      To see full system requirements, click here.

      Customer Reviews

      Volt 276

      Overall Rating


      j. sato

      September 26, 2023

      Direct monitor volume control...?

      VOLT276...sound quality, usability, design and appearance...almost perfect in every way (especially the solid wood between the two sides...very nice!)

      The only thing I have to say is... yes.

      The only thing is that the volume setting for the direct monitor is not adjustable.... When recording a song, a vocalist might say, "Play louder! Turn down the singing monitor!" I want to do that, but I can't adjust the volume of each track on the DAW (even though I've already adjusted it to a good level!). I have to tweak the volume of each track on the DAW (even though it's already adjusted to a good level!). The Roland Octacapture I've used so far had direct monitor volume control, so I could easily respond to the orders of a hard-core (lol) vocalist... But when I'm recording guitar myself, I'm happy enough with the VOLT settings...

      I think it would be great if I could adjust the direct monitor volume to my liking within the software, even if it is not possible with the hardware. If there is already some way to do that, I would love to hear about it.

      Thanks for making a lovely, lovely product.

      Translated with (free version)

      G. Lobo

      September 15, 2023


      Muito boa, frequencias definidas, som limpo, e recursos fantasticos.

      D. Okano

      August 13, 2023

      Awesome Interface

      Was downsizing my rig and was looking for a small two channel interface to use on the go. After all my research I had narrowed things down to the SSL 2+ or the UAD Volt 276. In the end the Volt won out due to the hardware features and the included UAD plug ins were better value in my opinion. Was a long time user but first time UAD hardware owner and I am very happy with my purchase!

      J. KABBASH

      August 11, 2023

      love won't be disappointed!!!

      love won't be disappointed!!!

      r. toms

      July 30, 2023

      headphone jack broke in the first 2 months

      Interface audio is great, functionality is there but within the first month the headphone jack input became broken and wobbly somehow? I babied this and only had the headphones plugged in not even 10 times into the unit. Very disappointed in the build quality from a prestige company

      P. Jensen

      July 26, 2023

      Great on stage and in the Studio

      On stage I use the Volt 276 together with the UA MAX and Reverberator pedal.
      It sounds Great. You can also "just" use the 276 with the preamp and the 1176.
      Plug your mix in, and connect it to a line in channel on the mixer. Simple and it works just swell.

      R. Puga

      June 26, 2023

      Volt 276

      Awsome unit! Well made sturdy! I highly recommend!!! Well worth the buy!

      J. Marceau

      June 26, 2023


      J’apprécie grandement le coté facile d’utilisation et les performances au niveau de la qualité du son.
      Je ne suis ps un professionnel de la sono mais je sens bien que j’ai un bon appareil entre les mains et une compagnie dédiée à la qualité et au service de l’autre

      P. Stacey

      June 14, 2023


      Just WORKS!

      A. Klingaman

      June 11, 2023

      Smooth and easy

      Purchased from Sweetwater, lots of help moving from 20+ year old recording gear to a DAW and this. Like doing my own projects but this really helped with friends wanting me to play on their projects as well. I use it for adding sax parts and the added compression presets and vintage let me choose a great dry uncolored track that works well. Lots of gain, nice monitor out, great build and a smooth presence to what I record. Nice!

      N. O

      June 6, 2023

      So far amazing

      I have Apogee Duet2, but after using volt2, I’m surprised, how good it is. Amazing performance. Love it

      N. O

      June 6, 2023

      So far amazing

      I have Apogee Duet2, but after using volt2, I’m surprised, how good it is. Amazing performance. Love it

      S. Davis

      June 2, 2023

      Beginner friendly

      Purchased Volt276 through Sweetwater. This is my first interface unit and I found it quite manageable to get it up and rolling.

      Installing the Ableton Live Lite software can be tricky if you aren't computer savvy, as it requires accessibility to the "hidden" C:\ProgramData\Ableton file; however, the answer is a mere internet search away.

      And like I said, first time user, and non-tech savvy. But the Volt 76 compresser makes the Martin 000-15M sound just *that* much warmer.

      d. pardue

      May 7, 2023

      Wonderful interface

      I can't say enough about the Volt 276. I love the overall layout, and I love the large volume knob with just the right amount of resistance. The sound is super-clean, and the vintage preset adds just a subtle touch of "air" which is nice. The compressor presets are all subtle, which is terrific to me, as that's the way I was hoping to use them. And lastly, the set-up was super-easy. I can't thank your team enough for such a wonderful product, it is already allowing music-making to be so much more enjoyable for me.

      R. Pressing

      May 3, 2023

      Absolut tolles Interface!!!

      Ich bin total begeistert! Ich benutze das Volt 276 für Bass-Recordings und bin total beeindruckt , wirklich ein klasse Interface!!!

      S. Frazee

      April 18, 2023

      Great Product

      I made the right choice for my first interface. I wish the DAW were as simple and easy to set up as the VOLT276 was. Great product. 100% recommend

      F. Calzas

      March 31, 2023

      much better than i thought

      I was using an SSL 2 interface, and i must say i love it, but this one really knocked me out!. The construction, the look, and above all. the sound is much better than i thought . Amazing quality sound. I absolutely LOVE my VOLT 276. Thanks UAD!!!!

      C. De Leon

      March 30, 2023

      Incredible IOS /computer interface!

      I use my Volt 276 for recording with my iPad mini gen 6. Into Cubasis 3. With many AUv3 plugins available in the store there’s always something fun to find. The volt is incredible piece of hardware. It’s built like a tank heavy too. I’m really happy with my purchase.

      J. Soriano

      March 20, 2023

      Interface Unit … cables?

      Interface Unit is good, supports heavy output guitar pickups and headphones volume is amazing with my Sennheiser 600.
      There are not included: cable for Mac, power supply

      F. Voghera

      March 16, 2023

      i'm very satisfy!

      Easy to use it and powerful sound, very cool the compressor on board, now I record my voice without problems.