Universal Audio powers up its Volt Audio interface range with 2 new 4-channel models


Universal Audio has added two new 4-channel options to its Volt audio interface series – the Volt 476p and Volt 4.


Volt 476p and Volt 4 give you more I/O to play with


Like it’s predecessor Volt 476, the Volt 476p has a built-in 1176-inspired compressor. However, it dispenses with the line inputs on channels 3 and 4, replacing them with two additional mic preamps, bringing the total to four.


Each preamp can be switched to Vintage mode for an “album-ready” sound – this emulates the sound of UA’s classic 610 tube preamp – and you also get three compressor presets that are tailored for recording vocals, guitars and synths/drum machines.

Volt 476p operates at up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution and also offers dual headphone outputs, 48v phantom power, direct monitoring and MIDI I/O.

The Volt 4, meanwhile, doesn’t have the built-in compressor but is the first of the cheaper Volts to offer four channels. There are two preamps that offer the aforementioned Vintage mode, and line inputs on channels 3 and 4. Again, there’s 24-bit/192kHz conversion, 48v phantom power, direct monitoring and MIDI I/O, but only one headphone output.


Volt 476p and Volt 4 are compatible with PC, Mac, iPad and iPhone. Both interfaces ship with a copy of Ableton Live Lite, a selection of plugins and a 30-day trial of Spark, UA’s plugin subscription service.


The Volt 476p and Volt 4 are available now priced at $469 and $259 respectively. We should also note that if you purchase any Volt audio interface before 31 October, you can claim the native versions of UA’s Teletronix LA-2A Collection and Pure Plate Reverb plugins for free.


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