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Universal Audio Volt 2 USB-C Audio/MIDI Interface

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Universal Audio Volt 2 USB-C Audio/MIDI Interface
Key Features
  • Musicians, Singers, and Content Creators
  • AC Powered / Mac, Windows, iOS
  • 2 Vintage-Tone Mic / Line / Hi-Z Preamps
  • 1 Headphone Out, 2 Line Outs
Vibe-rich tube-emulation circuitry, pristine pro-grade conversion, and an impressive bundle of music production software make the Universal Audio Volt 2 portable 2x2 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 bus-powered USB-C interface is equally capable in a computer-based home studio or on the go with your iPad or iPhone.
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Universal Audio VOLT 2 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Best-In-Class Sound for Collaboration
  • 3Classic Vocal Tone
  • 4Inspiring Software
  • 5Access to UAD Spark Plug-Ins on Mac
  • 6Easy In, Easy Out
  • 7iPad and iPhone Ready
  • 8Made to Last
  • 9Additional Features
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Vibe-rich tube-emulation circuitry, pristine pro-grade conversion, and an impressive bundle of music production software make the Universal Audio Volt 2 portable 2x2 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 bus-powered USB-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 2'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. 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 2 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 Collaboration
From the team that brought you the game-changing Apollo interface, Volt 2 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 2 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.
Inspiring Software
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 2 gives you simple 2-in / 2-out audio connections. Just plug mics, guitars, or synths into the XLR-1/4" combo jacks 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 2 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 (available separately) for iOS mobile devices other than iPad Pros with USB-C.
Made to Last
Featuring rugged all-metal construction and sleek vintage-inspired industrial design, Volt 2 elevates your production space with impeccable style, built to last for decades.
Additional Features
  • Class-leading 24-bit / 192 kHz audio conversion
  • Studio-quality headphone amplifier for loud, clear monitoring
  • Separate volume controls for headphone and monitor outputs
  • USB bus powered to reduce cable clutter
  • 48V phantom power for condenser microphones
  • Direct Monitoring for latency-free recording
UPC: 819937003240

Universal Audio VOLT 2 Specs

Key Specs
Channels of I/O
Analog:
2 Inputs / 2 Outputs
Maximum Sampling Rate
192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Microphone Inputs
2
Analog Audio I/O
2x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Line/Hi-Z Input (Front Panel)
2x 1/4" TRS Balanced Monitor Output
1x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output (Front Panel)
Digital Audio I/O
No
Host Connection
1x USB-C
OS Compatibility
macOS 10.14 or Later
Windows 10 (64-Bit Only)
iPadOS 14 or Later
Power Requirements
AC/DC Power Adapter (Not Included) or USB Bus Power
Channels of I/O
Analog:
2 Inputs / 2 Outputs
Built-In DSP
No
Maximum Sampling Rate
192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Microphone Inputs
2
Built-In Microphone
No
Input Level Adjustment
2x Knob
Expansion Slots
No
Signal Processing
Pad
No
High-Pass Filter
No
Solo/Mute
No
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O
2x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Line/Hi-Z Input (Front Panel)
2x 1/4" TRS Balanced Monitor Output
1x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output (Front Panel)
Phantom Power
48 V, Selectable On/Off (Applied to All Inputs)
Digital Audio I/O
No
Host Connection
1x USB-C
Host Connection Protocol
USB 2.0
USB (Non-Host)
No
Sync I/O
No
Network I/O
No
MIDI I/O
1x DIN 5-Pin Input
1x DIN 5-Pin Output
Wireless
No
Digital Audio
Sample Rates
Up to 192 kHz
Sample Rate Conversion
No
Bit Depths
24-Bit
Latency
Zero-Latency Direct Monitoring
Sync Sources
Internal
Audio Storage & Playback
Media/Memory Card Slot
No
Compatibility
OS Compatibility
macOS 10.14 or Later
Windows 10 (64-Bit Only)
iPadOS 14 or Later
Processor Requirement
Mac:
Intel
Apple M1
PC:
Intel
AMD
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: iOS Only
Mobile Device Compatibility
iPad Pro
iPad
iPhone
Required Hardware
Available USB 2.0 Port
USB Cable (Included)
Power
Power Requirements
AC/DC Power Adapter (Not Included) or USB Bus Power
AC/DC Power Adapter
5 VDC (Not Included)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.205 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.2 x 7.3 x 3.9"

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