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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 ›

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      *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

      4.5/5
      (65 reviews)

      J. Park

      November 27, 2022

      Good product but bad promotion

      I'm satisfied with the Volt 276 in general in terms of AD/DA sound quality except for the promotion they put out.

      Part of the reason I purchased this audio interface was because UAD is doing promotion where they offer twice longer trial of Spark for Volt users. However few days after signing up for the trial UAD started offering 3 months trial for 99cents to all users. I'm not eligible for this promotion since I already started the trial.

      I ended up getting less trial for being a Volt owner. Customer service was surprisingly abrupt/passive aggressive for an American company. They simply told me they can't help me and that was it.

      Overall left a bad impression.

      J. Spurvey

      November 4, 2022

      Great for travel

      I purchased a Volt 276 because I was staying in motel for a couple of weeks, & wanted to record “The Motel Room Sessions”.

      I would recommend this to beginners for a first interface, & also pros for an additional/mobile set up.

      Easy set up, easy installation, great sound, & for the price, you will not find a better interface.

      D. Amanov

      November 1, 2022

      I really liked the Volt 276!

      Good job! I didn’t think she would have a compressor, vintage and it’s very cool! I really liked the Volt 276!

      C. Key

      October 29, 2022

      I like it!

      I'm using the Volt 276 as a smaller recording rig while I'm living in a rent house, due to building our new house. I'm really digging it! The pre amps sound nice, and the compressor and vintage mode are nice features. Midi is always handy to have on an interface as well. Paired with a good mic, and a good set of headphones, this thing can give you pro quality sounds. A lot of bang for the buck.

      A. Bogdanov

      October 25, 2022

      VOLT276

      Sound's amazing! Great job UA!!!

      M. VanWyk Sr

      October 16, 2022

      Really good Audio Interface!

      Just bought this interface a month ago….love the vintage setting and compressor combined for guitars.

      t. ellis

      October 11, 2022

      Amazing sound

      The sound of the compressor and mic pre is prefect together

      M. Earl

      September 13, 2022

      Volt 276 - Mobile Studio

      For mobile studio use it’s legit. Too bad UAD plug-ins aren’t compatible. This does the job for sure.

      T. Perkins

      August 29, 2022

      Best Interface I've Had So Far

      I've been using and owned the Volt 276 for a couple weeks now, and I really love it! My other interfaces I've owned before this, I've only bought the most basic cheap ones around the $100< mark. I'm so glad I made the upgrade this time. For my needs,I don't see myself paying more for one in the future, but there's also no need for it, the Volt 276 does anything most of us need to do in our project studios. What really shines for me on this was when I recorded my first acoustic with this interface, I engaged the onboard "vintage mode" preamp, and also the analog compression, it made all the difference! My acoustic track sounded closer to final product, which we all know is the goal when recording anything is to make it sound best as possible without adding extra plugins at first, and this is a great means of getting that accomplished. I've already told another producer friend of mine who's buying one as well. I've always been a fan of UA, but couldn't justify spending the amount for an Appollo, but I feel this gets me the sound I need/want and I'm very happy with it. I haven't found one negative thing about it since I've been using it.

      V. SHYLIPUK

      August 10, 2022

      276 volt

      ASIO не можу зареєструвати допоможіть

      D. Doke

      August 8, 2022

      Way too complex for me…

      I’m returning the Volt276. For me it was all to confusing. With that said, I have very little experience and knowledge of recording. I wanted to play my guitar through the 276 using audio backing tracks. All the free and discounted software are great but to me it is all overwhelming! I just wanted to record my guitar directly to achieve better sound on my YouTube videos, but I give up. I want to be a musician not an audio producer. Nothing really bad to say about the product, I’m just not ready to learn all the audio Nuances!

      K. Kulbekov

      August 6, 2022

      worst shit I ever used

      terrible, not working and glitches out. support never reached out.

      C. Smith

      August 4, 2022

      Unbelievable.

      This is the best A. I. I have used yet. And the plugins that come with it are enough to sound high quality and artist ready. I never thought Id say this but I'll never use a focusrite again. Don't stop with this. Can't wait to save up enough for an Apollo, I can only imagine. Thanks for everything you guys do for us.

      D. Ruzek

      July 29, 2022

      Sounds Amazing

      I’ve been using another brand’s interface, a very reputable brand too. But the quality of the signal from my 276 is so much better especially with the compressor, feels like I need to re-record everything I’ve done in the past 5 years!

      a. Vietri

      July 8, 2022

      ASIO Drivers have buffer underruns on the latest Win 11 OS, Alternative drivers would be nice

      The Unit itself is pretty sold. Preamps sound good, the 76 Compressor has amazing curves for both VOX and Guitar. My main issue is the drivers for the product. I have a new I9 processor and the number of buffer underruns is pretty bad. I pretty much hear pops and crackles ever few minutes when working on traces which makes it very diffcult to say the least.

      This is likely due to the new win 11 OS but It would be nice to have non-asio drivers as an option. Past that, it works great on my Mac. All and all a good little box

      T. Walls

      July 4, 2022

      Happy with audio quality, functionality, price and design, with one small little niggle.

      I'm happy with the unit for what I purchased it for. I particularly like the 76 Compression modelling as it immediately lifted the sonics for vocals in a positive way, yet to try it with guitar though. Functionality is what it should be for a unit like this although I would VERY MUCH prefer if you could operate the volume output level via the Mac keyboard which you cannot as it is only variable through the 'Monitor' Dial. As I am also using it for System output and it's slightly out of reach (not changeable in my setup) it can be a bit annoying. I'm sure a small software patch could sort this.

      Otherwise I would have given it a 5 star review.

      S. Shaikh

      June 25, 2022

      Annoying software, crackling audio, poor latency

      I am super disappointed/annoyed with this product. All the included software requires registration after registration. Additionally even as low CPU utilization (5-10%) I'm getting random crackles/pops in the audio. Furthermore I seem to have less room before hitting buffering issues (using test tone in Ableton I'm hitting the wall at 35-40% cpu utilization at 128 ms buffer) working on returning

      r. jackson

      June 17, 2022

      Loving it

      Great value! Outstanding sound quality. Highly recommend.

      E. Cody

      June 8, 2022

      Very Nice for the Price!

      The 276 is an affordable, great sounding, and fairly straight forward 2 channel audio interface. Solid build with a feature for to toggle some 670 Mic Pre saturation and some limited but usable 1176 compression. There’s some raised noise from the compressor but that’s not unusual for analog gear. The unit’s no latency monitoring works but it’s implementation is rather limited. I’ve a fast CPU, so I don’t even bother to use it and opt to monitor through my DAW, at a low buffer for a much better monitoring and tracking, experience. I’d prefer the phantom power weren’t dual channel but there’s also an instrument switch that does turn simultaneously. So, maybe you could track vocals and guitar at the same time. MIDI I/O rounds out this unit for a great overall value.

      E. Piesczek-Ali

      June 7, 2022

      No mindjob about that device!

      That is just what I needed for my outdoor recordings. With an iPad Pro, just Plug n’play. It sounds like the rest of my gear, awesome!