Common Audio’s Apollo audio interface have develop into a byword for high quality, however for a lot of producers, their comparatively excessive costs put them out of attain. Worry not, although, as UA now introduces the VoLTE vary – a brand new line-up of reasonably priced USB audio interfaces that promise “basic studio sound.”
It is value stating instantly that none of those interfaces assist DSP-powered UAD plugins – you will nonetheless want Apollo if you wish to run any of them – however all Volts (there are 5 in whole) Features a classic Mic Preamp Mode.
It is impressed by the mic/line preamp in UA’s 610 tube console; The tube emulation circuitry is designed to allow you to dial in “wealthy, full sound on vocals and devices.”
If you happen to’re keen to pay somewhat extra, you’ll be able to select one of many Volt 76 fashions, which add an analog circuit primarily based on the UA’s 1176 compressor. With this engagement, customers can select from presets which can be designed so as to add readability and punch to vocals, guitars and different enter sources.
By way of connectivity and controls, the Simplicity is a watchdog so far as the Volt is anxious, with just some knobs and simply accessible direct monitoring. There’s additionally 48v phantom energy so you’ll be able to plug in condenser mics with MIDI I/O.
Providing an attention grabbing retro aesthetic, the Volts are made from steel and promise to “final for many years.”
All VoLTE interfaces present 24-bit/192kHz audio conversion and run on PC, Mac, iPad and iPhone. What’s extra, every mannequin entitles you to a music software program bundle that features contributions from Ableton, Softube, Celemony, Relab, Plugin Alliance, UJAM and Spitfire Audio.
Costs begin at $139 for a 1-in/2-out Volt 1, a 2-in/2-out Volt 2 prices $189. Compressor-equipped ’76’ variations of those fashions value $249 and $299, respectively.
If you happen to want extra I/O, there’s additionally a 4-in/4-out Volt 476, which will be yours for $369. That is the one mannequin that requires an influence provide – all different Volts will be powered from the bus.
All VoLTE audio interfaces will be pre-ordered now, and transport is estimated to start in late November. Get extra info on Common Audio (opens in new tab) Web site.
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