The Universal Audio Volt 176 is a member of the UA Volt lineup, Universal Audio’s line of bus-powered interfaces for creating music anywhere you want. Whether recording with a Mac, PC, iPad or iPhone, music makers can use this 1-in/2-out desktop audio interface to elevate their audio projects from the comfort of their own home or even out on the road.
Universal Audio’s Volt 176 includes a number of features that will have you recording high-quality tracks in no time at all. The interface offers class-leading conversion, a microphone preamp with Vintage Mic Preamp mode, an onboard 76 compressor, a suite of free software, multiple monitoring options, MIDI connections and so much more.
BEST-IN-CLASS CONVERSION THE UA WAY
As always, Universal Audio aims to please with the converters used in its audio interfaces. The Volt 176 is no different! UA has ensured that its new Volt interface line features best in class audio quality 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion.
VINTAGE FLAVORED MIC PRES FOR YOUR DESKTOP
For the UA Volt series, Universal Audio is taking its microphone preamps to the next level with a Vintage Mic Preamp mode. Creators can engage the Vintage Mic Preamp mode and take advantage of a rich analog circuit that resembles the classic UA tube preamp. That’s right, the sound of the UA 610 pre is at your fingertips with the Volt 176.
CLASSIC COMPRESSION FOR TRACKING
Universal Audio’s Volt 176 features an onboard 76 compressor, styled after the beloved 1176 limiting amplifier. This simple one-button design allows you to select from three presets (Vocals, Guitar and Fast) and get the punch and presence you desire for your sound source. All you need to do is plug-in, pick your compression setting and let the compressor work its magic.
A BOUNTIFUL SUITE OF FREE SOFTWARE
Universal Audio wants to make getting started with the Volt 176 as easy as possible. You’ll be ready to record and mix with an incredible package of free software including Ableton Live Lite, Softube Marshall Plexi Classic Amp, Softube Time & Tone Bundle, Celemony Melodyne Essential, Relab LX480 Essentials, Ampeg SVT-VR Classic, Brainworx bx tuner, Brainworx bx masterdesk Classic, UJAM Virtual Drummer DEEP, Virtual Bassist DANDY and Spitfire Labs.
SIMPLE I/O FOR STREAMLINED PRODUCTIONS
Universal Audio’s Volt series makes plugging in and recording simple for beginners and streamlined for those who have been doing it for years. The UA Volt 176 features 1-in/2-out audio connections. Simply plug your mic or instrument into the front panel and monitor via the headphone jack on the front or the dedicated speaker outputs on the back of the interface.
- Ableton Live Lite
- Softube Marshall Plexi Classic Amp, Softube Time and Time Bundle
- Celemony Melodyne Essential
- Relab LX480 Essentials
- Plug-in Alliance: Ampeg SVT-VR Classic, Brainworx bx tunes, Brainworx bx masterdesk Classic
- UJAM Virtual Drummer DEEP and Virtual Bassist DANDY
- Spitfire LABS
- 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
- (iPad and iPhone) iPadOS/iOS 14 or later
- Internet connection for software downloads
|NUMBER OF INPUTS||1|
|INPUT CONNECTORS||1/4-inch TRS, XLR Combo Jack TRS|
|NUMBER OF OUTPUTS||2|
|OUTPUT CONNECTORS||1/4-inch TRS|
|MIDI CONNECTIONS||In, Out|