UA’s Volt range welcomes two additional members, including a new flagship.
It’s almost a year since Universal Audio made their entry into the affordable sector of the audio interface market. At launch, the Volt range comprised five bus‑powered USB designs, featuring simple direct monitoring features. Volt mic preamps offer a Vintage mode for additional colour, and the ‘76’ models include simple preset analogue compressors too.
Unlike, say, Focusrite’s Scarlett range, the initial Volt line‑up didn’t span a wide range of I/O counts or form factors. Even the top‑of‑the‑range 476 offered just two mic preamps and two additional line inputs, and with only the one headphone amp, is targeted at self‑recordists rather than people tracking bands.
However, the Volt family has now swelled, with two new members joining the ranks. The Volt 4 has the same I/O count as the existing Volt 476, but with the plainer cosmetics and case of the other non‑76 models, and no compressors. The 476P, though, is the first Volt apparently aimed at recording situations involving more than one person. It has four analogue input channels, all with mic preamps and compressors. And on the output side, it boasts a main pair of monitor...