Vibe-rich tube-emulation circuitry, built-in analog 1176-style compression, pristine pro-grade conversion, and an impressive bundle of music production software make the Universal Audio Volt 476 portable 4×4 audio interface a top-notch yet affordable win for quality-conscious collaborators, vocalists, musicians, and even content creators such as podcasters and livestreamers. Attractive, sturdy, and compact, this USB Type-C interface is equally capable in a computer-based home studio or on the go with your iPad or iPhone.
Plug mics, guitars, or synths into the Volt 476’s two mic preamps and press the Vintage switches to impart the pleasing character of an emulated UA vintage 610 tube preamp to your voice or instrument. Two rear-panel 1/4″ inputs are available for extra line-level sources such as outboard preamps. Keep peaks under control while adding punch with three selectable presets of 1176-like analog compression. Direct monitoring lets you hear yourself with no distracting latency, and there are separate volume controls for the speaker and headphone outputs. Got a beat machine or keyboard controller? Connect them to the MIDI 5-pin ports on the rear panel to easily integrate them with your setup. Knowing the value of good tools, Universal Audio bundled the Volt 476 with versatile and creativity-inspiring software tailored for music makers. From the popular Ableton Live Lite DAW and UJAM virtual instruments to guitar/bass amp simulations, Melodyne pitch correction, and high-end processors for mixing and mastering, there’s a bit of everything to help you transform ideas into polished productions.
Produce with Best-In-Class Sound
From the team that brought you the game-changing Apollo interface, Volt 476 delivers superior studio sound quality with character and tone far beyond its class.
Classic Vocal Tone
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.
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.
- Ableton Ableton Live Lite (music production DAW)
- Softube Marshall Plexi Classic Amp (guitar amp sim)
- Softube Time & Tone Bundle (mixing effects processors)
- Celemony Melodyne Essential (pitch correction)
- Relab LX480 Essentials (classic studio reverb)
- Plugin Alliance Ampeg SVT-VR Classic (bass amp sim)
- Brainworx bx_tuner (guitar/bass tuner)
- Brainworx bx_masterdesk Classic (mastering processor)
- UJAM Virtual Drummer DEEP (virtual drum instrument)
- Virtual Bassist DANDY (virtual bass instrument)
- Spitfire LABS (virtual instrument)
Access to UAD Spark Plug-Ins on Mac
Also included with the interface is a 30-day trial of UAD Spark, a subscription-based collection of plug-ins and virtual instruments that run natively on your Mac computer’s CPU—no UA hardware required. Get exclusive instruments and tools with an ever-expanding library, and give your recordings the analog tones heard on hit albums.
Easy In, Easy Out
Volt 476 gives you simple 4-in / 4-out audio connections. Just plug mics, guitars, or synths into the two XLR-1/4″ combo jacks on the front panel, and hook up additional line-level sources such as external mic preamps or drum machines to the two rear-panel 1/4″ inputs. Then connect your speakers or headphones via 1/4″ sockets to monitor your audio with no latency. With Volt, you’ll be creating like a pro, fast.
With two 1/4″ monitor outputs and four 1/4″ line outs, the Volt 476 can feed speakers as well as outboard gear. Build a custom monitor mix by choosing any of the input/output pairs on the top panel, and toggle between monitoring in mono or stereo at the push of a button.
iPad and 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. The external Volt power supply (included) and an Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter are required (available separately) for use with iOS mobile devices.
Made to Last
Featuring rugged all-metal construction, retro wood sides, and sleek industrial design, Volt 476 elevates your production space with impeccable style, built to last for decades.
- Class-leading 24-bit / 192 kHz audio conversion
- Studio-quality headphone amplifier for loud, clear monitoring
- Separate volume controls for headphone and monitor outputs
- 48V phantom power for condenser microphones
- Direct Monitoring for latency-free recording