Universal Audio Volt 276 (2 in/ 2 out) USB 2 Audio Interface
The Universal Audio Volt 276 is a desktop USB 2.0 audio interface with 2-in/2-out. It is a portable USB recording interface for Mac, PC, iPad, and iPhone. It gives you a superior sound quality with a Vintage Mic Preamp Mode that derives from the UA’s 610 tube preamp and offer a built-in 76 Compressor Mode. You also get a suite of industry-leading music software so you can start recording right out of the box. So the Volt 276 is ready to capture your inspiration with a professional studio tone.
The Vintage Mic Preamp mode lets you record voice or guitar with the rich full sound of a classic UA tube preamp. As the built-in 76 Compressor adds instant clarity and punch; to voice, instruments, and other sources with an all-new analog circuit based on UA’s iconic 1176. It includes Abelton Live 11 Lite, Marshall Plexi Classic Amplifier, Melodyne Essential, Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp, LX480 Essentials, Virtual Drummer DEEP, Virtual Bassist DANDY and Spitfire Audio LABS.
The Volt 276 is for collaborators, from musicians and producers to live streamers and content creators who want to easily record audio with big studio sound.
The Volt 276 delivers superior studio sound quality with 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion and offers more character and tone than any USB interface in its class. It offers 1 x XLR/TRS combo input for instruments and microphones and can provide 48V phantom power. You can connect either a microphone or instrument to each input. The phantom power will deliver a power current to a connected microphone. Only certain types of microphones, like condenser microphones, require phantom power.
Volt 276 features both MIDI IN and MIDI OUT connections. MIDI IN allows you to connect MIDI devices to this jack using a standard 5-pin MIDI cable. This means that you can trigger and control software instruments and effects by connecting devices into this input. MIDI Out is essentially a MIDI output that allows you to output MIDI data from your computer to control other MIDI-compatible hardware devices.
You can also connect your favourite headphones to the 1/4” stereo headphone output. The headphone Volume adjusts the volume of the headphone output.
Best-in-Class Audio Quality
Few sounds can compare to a vintage Universal Audio 610 tube preamp, as used to record everyone from Ray Charles to Van Halen. As a result, the 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. The onboard 76 Compressor is an innovative analog circuit inspired by UA’s classic 1176 Limiting Amplifier. The 76 Compressor features 3x perfectly tailored presets to tame voice, guitars, synths, and drum machines. So you can just plug in, pick a setting, and play.
This is a powerful interface and best of all, it’s easy to use. Just plug a mic or instrument into the front panel; connect your speakers or headphones to monitor your audio with no latency. Volt 276 allows you to create music like a pro and fast. Because it is bus-powered it allows you to record on the go and is compatible with an iPad or iPhone. This means that you can easily create beats and samples, record your band’s rehearsals, and edit songs anywhere.
With portability in mind, the Volt 276 is made of rugged all-metal construction with retro wood sides and is built to last decades. It also features a sleek, vintage-inspired industrial design that will elevate your production space with impeccable style.
Included Software and Plugins with Volt 276
Volt 276 also offers a powerful DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), Vintage Guitar and Bass amps, Industry-Leading Virtual Instruments. It gives you everything you need to start producing music, podcasts, and live streams, right out of the box.
Ableton Live 11 Lite is packed with all the effects, instruments, and features so you can professional music productions. This is a fast, fluid, and flexible software for music creation and performance. Melodyne Essential by Celemony is an easy way to correct the pitch of recordings and samples quickly. It features intelligent note-based processing so you can tune vocal and instrument tracks for more professional-sounding recordings and mixes.
The Marshall Plexi Classic Amp Bundle by Softube; will provide you with an expertly modelled version of the iconic British amp. You can shape your tones further with the included Softube Time & Tone Bundle, featuring additional reverb, delay, compression, and saturation plug-ins.
Volt 276 also includes bass amps modulations and virtual instruments for your productions. Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Bundle by Plugin Alliance; will provide all the massive, earth-shaking tube tones of Ampeg’s iconic bass amp. You can also use the bx_tuner for quick tuning, and the powerful bx_masterdesk plug‑in; to add the final touch to any source.
LX480 Essentials by Relab Development will add a lush dimension and ambience with Relab’s expert model of this classic ’80s digital reverb unit. You can also add complex delay and modulation textures for space and movement to your tracks.
Included Virtual Instruments with Volt 276
Virtual Drummer DEEP by UJAM offers classic soul and funk rhythms of the ‘60s and ‘70s to contemporary pop and rock styles. DEEP sports UJAM’s dynamic “round-robin” algorithm, giving your drum tracks that sound like the real thing.
The Virtual Bassist DANDY by UJAM will provide that classic flat-wound bass sounds. It’s great for, soul, pop, blues, and rock tracks so you can take advantage of the UJAM’s custom-made DSP algorithms in your productions. In addition, DANDY automatically follows the key and chord you play, intelligently selecting musical bass articulations to make your tracks shine.
Finally, LABS by Spitfire Audio will deliver on-the-spot inspiration for music productions, soundtracks, and podcasts. LABS is a curated virtual instrument library that features strings, pianos, percussion, synths, guitars, and much more.
DJ City also offers the Volt 276 Studio Pack with a Microphone and Headphones and Volt 476 (4 in/ 4 out) USB 2 Audio Interface.