Universal Audio is once again bridging the gap between the pro studio and the on-the-go environment, this time with a new series of audio interfaces: The Volt. Combining the company’s renowned preamp technology, its fantastic pro-grade digital conversion, and a mobile-friendly form factor, the Volt has everything a modern content creator needs. You’ll find it available in a variety of configurations to suit your particular needs.
USB-C connectivity means rock-solid stability and versatility to boot: Work in your home studio in one moment, hook it up to your iPad or iPhone the next for a pro sound anywhere you go. MIDI connectivity is available in all models for your favorite MIDI controller.
On the preamp side, you’ll love the sound of your recordings; a vintage switch lets you access the character of a vintage UA 610 tube pre, modeled to perfection by the digital arm of Universal Audio to imbue your vocals, guitars, basses, synths, or whatever else you record with the utmost in analog mojo.
The Volt 1 is a 1-in / 2-out interface, perfect for the solo content creator who wants superior sonics. If you frequently collaborate with others, the Volt 2 might be a better option, as it has two simultaneously usable inputs, and two gorgeous UA-modeled preamps.
You know, recording with gorgeous preamp emulations on hand is great—but real engineers know the majesty of placing a Universal Audio 1176 compressor just after the preamp to give nearly any instrument or vocal a truly spectacular sound. Indeed, the sound of the 1176 is a seminal part of music and broadcast recording since the late 1960s.
Now, it’s available to you, should you opt to choose Universal Audio’s ’76-enabled Volts. Available in 1-in / 2-out, 2-in / 2-out, and 4-in / 4-out configurations, these Volts have a completely analog 76 compressor circuit inspired by the classic 1176 leveling amp.
In fact, you can even acquire complete recording bundles, with microphones, headphones, and other goodies, in the form of the Volt 2 Studio Pack and the Volt 276 Studio Pack.
Whichever Volt you choose, you’ll be prepared to take on streaming, content creation, VO production, podcasting, and music making with more than just hardware: Volts come with software cherry-picked for production, from Ableton Live Lite to amazing offerings from Plugin Alliance, Relab, Celemony (the makers of Melodyne), Softube, Spitfire, and more.
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