Universal Audio

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The Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip plug-in from Universal Audio thoroughly emulates the modern boutique hardware, including its high-fidelity tube mic preamp, vactrol optical compressor, Pultec-style passive EQ and de-esser/limiter, giving you hit-making vocals that are clear, detailed and full of life. The Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip plug-in’s three-band, passive EQ is based on the classic Pultec MEQ-5, giving you a broad-stroke EQ that keeps the top end sweet, and the lows defined, yet natural sounding—even with extreme boosts and cuts.

Compress Sources Before the Preamp

Just like the hardware, the Manley VOXBOX plug-in lets you tame transients before the preamp with its perfectly tuned, flexible optical compressor. This, along with a ton of interactive Attack and Release combinations, you'll get exceptionally smooth-sounding tracks every time.

Get Ultra Transparent De-Essing and More

At the center of the Manley VOXBOX is its sublime, natural sounding de-esser. With two knobs, you get complete control of not only vocals, but shrill electric guitars, or overly bright overheads. You can also turn off the de-esser frequency control and use this section as an aggressive and colorful limiter.

Record "Through" a Boutique Tube Preamp With Apollo

UA’s groundbreaking Unison technology lets you track in realtime "through" the Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip plug-in using your Apollo, giving you the original boutique hardware’s line/mic preamp impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and exact circuit behaviors. 

For years, the Manley VOXBOX has been a secret weapon for bassists looking to harness its high-end tube signal path and slick EQ and compression appointments. The Manley VOXBOX is also perfect for clean electric guitars, strings, and drums as its always-musical results can lift any source way beyond the ordinary.
Universal Audio Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip
Universal Audio Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip
Universal Audio Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip

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  • Create rich, luxurious vocals with Manley’s high-fidelity, Class-A tube mic preamp
  • Sculpt vocals with Manley’s Pultec-style passive EQ with 33 selectable frequencies
  • Dial-in signals with transparent optical compressor with 25 Attack and Release combinations
  • Harness Class A EQ and compression for bass, acoustic guitars, vocals, voiceovers and more
  • Organically tame sibilance with unmatched de-esser/limiter section
  • Record in realtime "through" a high-end Manley VOXBOX with Apollo and Unison technology
  • Use with any audio interface, no UA hardware required

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