Plug in a mic, guitar, or synth to the Volt 1's mic preamp, and press the Vintage switch to impart the pleasing character of an emulated UA vintage 610 tube preamp to your voice or instrument. Direct monitoring lets you hear yourself with no distracting latency, and threre 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 1 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.
Best-In-Class Sound for Yourself
From the team that brought you the game-changing Apollo interface, Volt 1 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, used to record everyone from Ray Charles to Van Halen. Volt 1 gives you the rich and full sound of this classic UA mic/line/instrument preamp thanks to its built-in tube-emulation circuitry, a UA exclusive.
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.
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 1 gives you simple 1-in / 2-out audio connections. Just plug a mic or instrument into the XLR-1/4" combo jack on the front panel. 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.
iPad and 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. An external Volt power supply and an Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter are required, and available separately, for iOS mobile devices without a USB Type-C port.
Made to Last
Featuring rugged all-metal construction and sleek vintage-inspired industrial design, Volt 1 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