Universal Audio | Volt Series

Affordable New Interfaces From The Innovative California Brand

Universal Audio unveils the new Volt series, compact interfaces with built-in preamps and versatile connectivity for studio-quality sound wherever you need it. 

Perfect for podcasters, singer-songwriters, and anyone looking to make quality recordings on a budget, the Universal Audio Volt series delivers professional-quality audio to any Mac, PC, iPad, or iPhone and features a built-in Vintage Mic Preamp based on the revered Universal Audio 610. Pair this spot-on emulation with a curated suite of Universal Audio software, included with each interface, and you’re well on your way to a complete home studio. 

Universal Audio Pro Audio / Interfaces Universal Audio Volt 276 Studio Pack
Universal Audio Pro Audio / Interfaces Universal Audio Volt 276 Studio Pack

Universal Audio Volt 276 Studio Pack

$429.00
Everything you need for album-quality music productions. 
Volt Studio Packs are the perfect way to jumpstart your home recording studio. Capture your music productions, livestreams, and podcasts with Universal Audio’s 2-in/2-out Volt 276 recording interface, featuring a Vintage Mic Preamp and built-in 76 compressor for classic studio sound. 

This studio pack includes a condenser mic and cable, studio monitoring headphones, and a suite of music production software. So you’ll be recording like a pro, with album-ready sound right out of the box. 

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 Classic Vocals with Vintage Mic Preamp Mode
Few sounds can compare to a vintage Universal Audio 610 tube preamp, used to record everyone from Ray Charles to Van Halen. Volt 276 gives you the rich, full sound of this classic UA mic/line/instrument 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 276's onboard 76 Compressor — an innovative analog circuit inspired by UA's classic 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. 

Create with a Curated Suite of Audio Software 
Some audio interfaces give you a smattering of random audio apps. Not Volt. Instead, UA put together a bundle of serious music production tools, virtual instruments, and plug-ins including Ableton, Melodyne, UJAM’s Virtual Drummer, Marshall, Ampeg, and more.

Easy In, Easy Out 
Volt 276 gives you simple 2-in/2-out audio connections. Just plug the included condenser mic into the front panel and engage 48V phantom power. Then connect your headphones to monitor audio with no latency. With Volt, you'll be creating like a pro, fast.

iPad & iPhone Ready
Traveling light? Plug Volt 276 right 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 276 elevates your production space with impeccable style, built to last decades.

  • Desktop 2-in/2-out USB audio interface with class-leading 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion for Mac, PC, iPad, and iPhone
  • Studio condenser microphone for professional vocal and instrument recording 
  • Closed-back studio headphones for accurate recording and mixing 
  • Vintage Mic Preamp mode lets you record voice or guitar with the rich, full sound of a classic UA tube preamp 
  • 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


System Requirements

Mac & PC
  • Available USB 2.0 (or higher) port
  • USB cable (included)
  • Intel, AMD, or Apple Silicon processor
  • (PC) Windows 10 64-bit edition
  • (macOS) 10.14 Mojave or later
  • Internet connection for software downloads

iPad & iPhone
  • iPadOS / iOS 14 or later
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Universal Audio Pro Audio / Interfaces Universal Audio Volt 1 1-in/2-out USB 2.0 Audio Interface
Universal Audio Pro Audio / Interfaces Universal Audio Volt 1 1-in/2-out USB 2.0 Audio Interface

Universal Audio Volt 1 1-in/2-out USB 2.0 Audio Interface

$139.00
Record a Classic, Anywhere.
Universal Audio created Volt 1 for singers, songwriters, guitarists, livestreamers, and podcasters. This portable 1-in/2-out USB recording interface for Mac, PC, iPad, and iPhone gives you superior sound quality, a Vintage Mic Preamp mode derived from UA’s 610 tube preamp, plus a suite of industry-leading music software — so your next recording will sound classic. 

Record Yourself with Best-in-Class Audio Quality 
From the team that brought you the game-changing Apollo interface, Volt 1 delivers superior studio sound quality, with more character and tone than any USB interface in its class. 

Capture a Classic 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 1 gives you the rich, full sound of this classic UA mic/line/instrument preamp, thanks to its built-in tube emulation circuitry, a UA exclusive.  

Stay Inspired with a Curated Suite of Audio Software 
Some audio interfaces give you a smattering of random audio apps. Not Volt. Instead, UA put together a bundle of serious music production tools, virtual instruments, and plug-ins including Ableton, Melodyne, UJAM’s Virtual Drummer, Marshall, Ampeg, and more.

Easy In, Easy Out 
Volt 1 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.

iPad & iPhone Ready
Traveling light? Plug Volt 1 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 all-metal construction and sleek, vintage-inspired industrial design, Volt 1 elevates your production space with impeccable style, built to last decades.

  • 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 lets you record voice or guitar with the rich, full sound of a classic UA tube preamp 
  • 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


System Requirements


Mac & PC
  • Available USB 2.0 (or higher) port
  • USB cable (included)
  • Intel, AMD, or Apple Silicon processor
  • (PC) Windows 10 64-bit edition
  • (macOS) 10.14 Mojave or later
  • Internet connection for software downloads

iPad & iPhone
  • iPadOS / iOS 14 or later
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For modest needs, choose from the Volt 1 or Volt 176, USB 2.0 audio interfaces with one input, two outputs, an optional analog compressor based on Universal Audio’s legendary 1176. 

Go for two with the Universal Audio Volt 2 or Volt 276, two-input USB 2.0 audio interfaces also available in a Studio Bundle with a condenser microphone, headphones, 3m XLR cable, and additional software.

Or double it with the four-input, four-output Volt 476.

Whatever you choose, Universal Audio’s true analog soul shines through. Hear what has the world’s best recording studios listening day in and day out. Preorder your Universal Audio Volt series interface now. 

Universal Audio Pro Audio / Interfaces Universal Audio Volt 476 4-in/4-out USB 2.0 Audio Interface
Universal Audio Pro Audio / Interfaces Universal Audio Volt 476 4-in/4-out USB 2.0 Audio Interface
Universal Audio Pro Audio / Interfaces Universal Audio Volt 476 4-in/4-out USB 2.0 Audio Interface

Universal Audio Volt 476 4-in/4-out USB 2.0 Audio Interface

$369.00
Big Studio Sound, Anywhere.
Universal Audio created Volt 476 for collaborators — from musicians and producers to livestreamers and content creators — looking to easily record larger projects with big studio sound. This portable 4-in/4-out USB recording interface for Mac, PC, iPad, and iPhone features a built-in Vintage Mic Preamp mode, plus a classic analog compressor — ready to capture productions with professional studio results. 

Produce with Best-in-Class Audio Quality
From the team that brought you the game-changing Apollo interface, Volt 476 delivers superior studio sound quality, with more character and tone than any USB interface in its class. 

Get Classic Sounds 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 476 gives you the rich, full sound of this classic UA mic/line/instrument 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 476's onboard 76 Compressor — an innovative analog circuit inspired by UA's classic 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. 

Stay Inspired with a Curated Suite of Audio Software 
Some audio interfaces give you a smattering of random audio apps. Not Volt. Instead, UA put together a bundle of serious music production tools, virtual instruments, and plug-ins including Ableton, Melodyne, UJAM’s Virtual Drummer, Marshall, Ampeg, and more.

Easy In, Easy Out 
Volt 476 gives you simple 4-in/4-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 producing like a pro, fast.  

iPad & iPhone Ready
Traveling light? Plug Volt 476 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 476 elevates your production space with impeccable style, built to last decades.

  • Desktop 4-in/4-out USB audio interface with class-leading 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion for Mac, PC, iPad, and iPhone
  • Vintage Mic Preamp mode lets you record voice or guitar with the rich, full sound of a classic UA tube preamp 
  • Built-in 76 Compressor adds instant clarity and punch to voice, instruments, and other sources with all-new analog circuit based on UA's iconic 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
  • 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
  • 5VDC power supply included 


System Requirements

Mac & PC
  • Available USB 2.0 (or higher) port
  • USB cable (included)
  • Intel, AMD, or Apple Silicon processor
  • (PC) Windows 10 64-bit edition
  • (macOS) 10.14 Mojave or later
  • Internet connection for software downloads

iPad & iPhone
  • iPadOS / iOS 14 or later
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Universal Audio Pro Audio / Interfaces Universal Audio Volt 2 2-in/2-out USB 2.0 Audio Interface
Universal Audio Pro Audio / Interfaces Universal Audio Volt 2 2-in/2-out USB 2.0 Audio Interface

Universal Audio Volt 2 2-in/2-out USB 2.0 Audio Interface

$189.00
Record a Classic, Anywhere.
Universal Audio created Volt 2 for collaborators — from musicians and songwriters to livestreamers and podcasters. This portable 2-in/2-out USB recording interface for Mac, PC, iPad, and iPhone gives you superior sound quality, a Vintage Mic Preamp mode derived from UA’s 610 tube preamp, plus a suite of industry-leading music software — so your next recording will sound classic. 

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 Classic 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 classic UA mic/line/instrument preamp, thanks to its built-in tube emulation circuitry, a UA exclusive.  

Stay Inspired with a Curated Suite of Audio Software 
Some audio interfaces give you a smattering of random audio apps. Not Volt. Instead, UA put together a bundle of serious music production tools, virtual instruments, and plug-ins including Ableton, Melodyne, UJAM’s Virtual Drummer, Marshall, Ampeg, and more.

Easy In, Easy Out 
Volt 2 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.

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.*
 
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.

  • Desktop 2-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 lets you record voice or guitar with the rich, full sound of a classic UA tube preamp 
  • 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


System Requirements

Mac & PC
  • Available USB 2.0 (or higher) port
  • USB cable (included)
  • Intel, AMD, or Apple Silicon processor
  • (PC) Windows 10 64-bit edition
  • (macOS) 10.14 Mojave or later
  • Internet connection for software downloads

iPad & iPhone
  • iPadOS / iOS 14 or later
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Catalinbread Effects and Pedals / EQ Catalinbread Special Edition Dreamcoat & Skewer Box Set
Catalinbread Effects and Pedals / EQ Catalinbread Special Edition Dreamcoat & Skewer Box Set
Catalinbread Effects and Pedals / EQ Catalinbread Special Edition Dreamcoat & Skewer Box Set
Catalinbread Effects and Pedals / EQ Catalinbread Special Edition Dreamcoat & Skewer Box Set
Catalinbread Effects and Pedals / EQ Catalinbread Special Edition Dreamcoat & Skewer Box Set

Catalinbread Special Edition Dreamcoat & Skewer Box Set

$299.99
Catalinbread have released two brand new pedals in a special edition combo box, the DREAMCOAT and the SKEWER. The pedals will be sold exclusively as a box set for one month and at a discounted rate. After the first month, people can get each pedal à la carte but at full retail price. The pedals were designed to be used individually, but they really come to life when used together. The artwork of the two pedals flow into each other as one cohesive piece.


Dreamcoat
What began as an exploration of a deeply specific '60s and '70s English classic rock tone, evolved into a multidimensional gain machine capable of anything between unruly sputtery fuzz and classic rock chime. This is not meant to make you sound like a classic rock god, it is meant to inspire you from using some of the same tools they used that would otherwise be inaccessible in pedal form. The heart and soul of the Dreamcoat is a near-exact recreation of the preamp circuit from the Aiwa TP-1011 reel-to-reel deck that can be found in '60s and '70s classic rock recordings. All of the functionality of that unit is present, from sparkling cleans to powerful crunch and glassy leads, but the “Sat” control gives you an extra layer of grunt, allowing the Dreamcoat to range between near-dry tonal indifference to complete “melting-amp” Neil Young-esque tweed sounds. A certain classic rock sound wasn’t just a tape deck, though. The famous user of this tape deck also installed a passive inductor-based frequency “booster” into his guitar that cut both sides of the spectrum around the resonant frequency of their guitar pickups, giving the appearance of a frequency boostinstalled a passive inductor-based frequency “booster” into their guitars that cut both sides of the spectrum around the resonant frequency of their guitar, giving the appearance of frequency boost. To that end, we’ve added a frequency booster circuit that doesn’t cut anything, giving you a richer tone with a little oomph where it counts. To top it all off, we’ve included a clean blend circuit that begins after the frequency boost and ends after the tape preamp, so you can EQ the sum of your clean tone and dirt, all while preserving your pick attack and presence. The whole shebang runs at 20V, just a hair higher than the original Aiwa, expanding its capabilities and delivering tons of headroom.

Current draw: 44mA
Input impedance: >1MΩ
Output impedance: <5KΩ
Dimensions: 4.33” X 2.36” X 1.93”
Weight: 0.4 lbs


Skewer
One of the most recognizable pieces of gear in classic rock canon is the old Hornby-Skewes Treble Booster, a version of the classic effect used by too many artists to list. While almost all of them used a Rangemaster, the Hornby-Skewes version came stock with a silicon transistor for a more biting sound that cut through even the densest of mixes. The SKEWER stays true to that circuit, giving the old JHS unit the same treatment as our Naga Viper. This lets you dial in the desired frequency range from rich and full to treble-heavy, as well as control the amount of boost. You can also vary the amount of transistor gain for some extra juice. Some players had their original Treble Booster modded to play nicer with the rest of their gear. We’ve taken the liberty of giving you that mod as well, which is fully adjustable via the trimpot inside. Further enhancements include a noise reduction filter and anti-pop switch circuitry. This one bites just a little harder than our Naga Viper, and sounds fantastic with the DREAMCOAT.

Current draw: 1mA
Input impedance: 100k
Output impedance: 8k
Dimensions: 4.33” X 2.36” X 1.93”
Weight: 0.46 lbs
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Universal Audio Pro Audio / Interfaces Universal Audio Apollo Twin USB Heritage Edition Audio Interface
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