OX Amp Top Box

OX Amp Top Box

Legendäre Studioklänge aus deinem Röhrenverstärker - überall und bei jeder Lautstärke.

OX Amp Top Box ist ein Premium Reactive Loadbox Topteil und Gitarrenaufnahmesystem mit dem du deinen Verstärker in seinen optimalen Sweetspots spielen und aufnehmen kannst. Erlebe eine immense Vielfalt legendärer Gitarrensounds – von beeindruckenden Clean- bis hin zu komplett übersteuerten Klängen – bei jeder Lautstärke und mit authentischen Emulationen typischer Mikrofone, Räume und Lautsprecherboxen.

OX ist mit Universal Audios`s bahnbrechender Dynamic Speaker Modeling Technologie ausgestattet und das erste System, in dem die Lautsprecherverstärkung, Speaker Breakup und Membranresonanzen (Cone Cry) präzise emuliert werden. Deshalb ist OX die fortschrittlichste Kombination aus Speaker Attenuator und Gitarrenverstärker-Aufnahmesystem, die derzeit erhältlich ist.

Jetzt kannst Du:

Deinen Röhrenverstärker in seinem perfekten tonalen Sweetspot spielen und aufnehmen - überall und bei jeder Lautstärke

Dutzende Emulationen von Mikrofonen und Gitarrenboxen in Album-Qualität über den "RIG"-Regler an der Front direkt abhören

Deinen Verstärker mit der weltbesten Blindlast und der exklusiven Analogqualität von UA kombinieren – für jahrelangen Einsatz zu Hause oder im Studio

Über das UA Dynamic Speaker Modeling authentische Klänge erleben – mit der vollständigen Emulation klangbeeinflussender Komponenten wie Speaker Drive, Speaker Breakup und Membranresonanzen (Cone Cry)

Die weltweit beste Reactive Loadbox

Die weltweit beste Reactive Loadbox

Basierend auf jahrzehntelanger Erfahrung bei der Entwicklung und Herstellung analoger Hardware hat sich Universal Audios Ingenieurs-Team das Ziel gesetzt, eine Reactive Loadbox zu konzipieren, die alle Klangfarben, die Dynamik und das Spielgefühl deines Röhrenverstärkers beibehält – unabhängig davon, wie sehr die Lautstärke des Verstärkers verringert wird. Entscheidend für das OX Erlebnis ist, daß dein Röhrenverstärker OX wie einen tatsächlichen Lautsprecher wahrnimmt – mit stufenlos variabler Impedanz und natürlichem Ansprechverhalten – ohne einen Tropfen Klang oder Spieldynamik einzubüßen.

Ein komplettes Gitarrenaufnahmesystem

Ein komplettes Gitarrenaufnahmesystem

Mit dem RIG-Drehregler an der Vorderseite von OX wählst du blitzschnell eines von sechs Programmen (Rig) aus. Ein Rig besteht aus modellierter Lautsprecherbox, Nahfeld- und Raummikrofonen und bis zu vier gleichzeitig einsetzbaren Studioeffekten. OX bietet als einziges Gitarrenaufnahmesystem eine umfassende Auswahl professionell platzierter Raummikrofone, die dir das authentische Gefühl vermitteln, mit deinem aufgerissenen Verstärker in einem echten Studioaufnahmeraum zu spielen.

Dynamic Speaker Modeling

Dynamic Speaker Modeling

UAs bahnbrechende Dynamic Speaker Modeling Technologie emuliert detailgetreu das Übersteuern und Resonieren des Lautsprechers – eine wesentliche Zutat für organische Klangfarben von Röhrenverstärkern. Mit dem Einsatz des Speaker Breakup Reglers in der OX App kontrollierst du die Obertonstruktur und Klangkomplexizität, die nur bei bestimmten Frequenzen oder Lautstärken auftritt. Im Gegensatz zu einem System mit statischen Impulsantworten erzielst du so identische Klangphänomene wie mit einer echten Lautsprecherbox.

Alle richtigen Verbindungen

Alle richtigen Verbindungen

OX Amp Top Box besitzt eine. Neben der Kopfhörerbuchse auf der Vorderseite, die ein lautloses Üben mit komplett aufgerissenem Röhrenverstärker erlaubt, bietet OX eine Vielzahl von Anschlüssen für unterschiedlichste Recording- und Live-Workflows. S/PDIF Cinch- und optische TOSLINK Digital-Stereoausgänge, wie auch symmetrische TRS Stereo-Lineausgänge mit Aussteuerung über den Line Out Regler an der Vorderseite statten dich mit allen notwendigen Anschlüssen für Studio-Monitorboxen, DAWs oder die Eingänge von Live-Mischpulten aus.

Eine umfassende Software App

Eine umfassende Software App

Die meisten digitalen Gitarrenprodukte sind umständlich, optisch gruselig und nur schwer zu bedienen. Die OX Software App bietet hingegen eine elegante Oberfläche, mit der Parameteränderung intuitiv von der Hand gehen. Alle RIG-Einstellungen von OX werden über Wi-Fi gesteuert – du änderst, speicherst und lädst so Hunderte Presets in deinem iPad oder Mac. Lade deine sechs Lieblingssounds auf OX`s RIG-Drehregler und rufe sie im Studio oder bei einem Auftritt direkt darüber ab.

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Features

Kompromisslos analoges Premium Reactive Loadbox Topteil und Gitarrenaufnahmesystem für Gitarren-Röhrenverstärker

RIG-Regler auf der Bedienoberfläche für großartige Mikrofon- und Lautsprecherboxen-Emulationen in Albumqualität

Erlebe professionell zusammengestellte Sounds mit perfekt platzierten, virtuellen Mikrofonen und Lautsprecherboxen – ein Abmikrofonieren des Verstärkers ist nicht mehr erforderlich

Fünf präzise abgestimmte Gitarrenverstärker-Dämpfungspegel — von komplett still, über flüsterleise bis hin zur vollen Band-Lautstärke

UA Dynamic Speaker Modeling modelliert die Lautsprecherverstärkung, das Speaker Breakup und die Membranresonanzen (Cone Cry)

Universal Audios erstklassige EQ-, Kompressions-, Delay- und Halleffekte integriert

Wählbarer 4, 8, und 16 Ohm-Betrieb

Kopfhörer-Ausgang auf der Vorderseite für lautloses Üben mit komplett aufgedrehtem Gitarrenverstärker

Symmetrische TRS Klinken-Line-Outs und S/PDIF Digitalausgänge für Stereoaufnahmen

Kopplung über Wi-Fi mit den OX Mobile- oder Desktop-Apps zum Bearbeiten und Speichern von RIG-Presets

OX App Systemvoraussetzungen

OX Amp Top Box

2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network with internet connection to register (once only)

(iPad) iOS 12 or iPadOS 13

(Mac) macOS Mojave or Catalina

(Win) Windows 10 64-Bit Edition

User-Rezensionen

OX Amp Top Box

T. Schuster

20. Mai 2021

Packed back up the same night it arrived.

What is up with the microphonics coming from my tube amp? That is not normal. It’s not ok. And even if it was….how am I suppose to use this to record?! What if I wanted to mic my cab and mix that room tone with the modeled guitar tone? UA…you need to go back to the drawing board with this thing. I even considered getting out my scope and meters and opening up the OX to figure out WTF is going on and how to fix it. But you know what? I didn’t spend $1300 for a mod project. If UA wants to pay me $50/hr, I’ll figure out a solution. I’m not doing it for free and I won’t be paying $1300 for a product that is still under development.

N. Lloyd

19. Mai 2021

Perfect.

I’ve been a big fan of UAD products for a long time now.....I bought the very first UAD PCI cards probably about 20 years ago.....that’s crazy!!!!!
Anyway.....I’ve got terrible tinnitus from a long career in bands and studios, so loud guitar amps are really not what I want to be near anymore.....
This Ox Box is a game changer. Took a while to figure it out......I never read the manual so that’s probably why.
Why has it got USB ports in the back? The seem to do nothing.
Apart from that, it sounds amazing.
Better results than I get with cabs and mics.....plus it’s silent. Awesome.
10/10 UAD. Love it.

N. Lloyd

19. Mai 2021

Perfect.

I’ve been a big fan of UAD products for a long time now.....I bought the very first UAD PCI cards probably about 20 years ago.....that’s crazy!!!!!
Anyway.....I’ve got terrible tinnitus from a long career in bands and studios, so loud guitar amps are really not what I want to be near anymore.....
This Ox Box is a game changer. Took a while to figure it out......I never read the manual so that’s probably why.
Why has it got USB ports in the back? The seem to do nothing.
Apart from that, it sounds amazing.
Better results than I get with cabs and mics.....plus it’s silent. Awesome.
10/10 UAD. Love it.

G. Heath

14. Mai 2021

Had high hopes for this, especially at the price.

So I bought an OX a couple of months back and thought I'd get used to it before I formed any opinion of it. I have a lot of UAD gear and plug ins and this is not in the same league.
On paper a great piece of kit, BUT it distorts clean sounds on the first 3 attenuation settings, and to my ears has a distinct piezo type quack through headphones. It's more pronounced on IEM cans, less so on decent over ears but still there. Using distortion channels it's not noticeable or lost. I have several decent amps and it does it with all of them, so I'm distinctly underwhelmed for £1050.
It's been suggested I use a compressor before my guitar hits the amp, but that kinda defeats the purpose I just want my clean amp sound attenuated, not clipped.
I'm not the only person to complain about this problem there are literally dozens of posts on forums about this, so hoping UAD can do some sort of Firmware update that addresses this.

b. janzen

7. Mai 2021

firmware? more like nowhere

Hope you saved your flashdrives from 2005 cause this sonnabitch can't be updated unless your flash drive is less than 2GB!
Currently digging up grandmas grave to grab her last flash drive so I can try to make this work in 2021.

b. janzen

7. Mai 2021

firmware? more like nowhere

Hope you saved your flashdrives from 2005 cause this sonnabitch can't be updated unless your flash drive is less than 2GB!
Currently digging up grandmas grave to grab her last flash drive so I can try to make this work in 2021.

b. janzen

7. Mai 2021

ox box sux

more like sux box ammirite

A. Barker

13. April 2021

Best tool for Home Studio guitar tone!

I’ve had all the other speaker sim reactive load boxes... and to me the OX sounds and feels at least twice as better when I compared my then current favorite loadbox. I spend much more time grooving good tones than tweaking also, but even when tweaking Ox, it’s a fun tweak.

R. Park

13. April 2021

Two years in, and it's still the magic box for guitar!

By way of full disclosure, I originally intended to order the Ox just to see what all the talk was about, play with it, and send it back. No way was I keeping a $1300 glorified direct box. It arrived in impressive packaging, very well protected for the trip. Call me shallow if you'd like, but packaging is the first clue to quality. You can tell if THEY think something is important in the box by what sort of box they put it in. Good start.

I connected it to a few amps that I have never been able to run in their sweet spot live: a Carol Ann Tucana 3 and a PRS HX/DA, each directly into a 2x12 cabinet. Turning the attenuation down and the amp up, I was impressed to note that the sound wasn't compressed and lifeless, as many attenuators tend to do when pushed hard. I wish there were twice as many attenuation points, but what is there is serviceable in the real world. It has since been tested on a variety of other amps: a black face Deluxe Reverb, a vintage AC30TB, and on every amp, the result is the same... set it where it sounds good, control it with the OX, done. Test #1: Success!

I downloaded the app to my iMac/DAW, followed the quick start connection guide and I was up and running in short order. As an aside, I totally do not get the comments on connection difficulty... following the instructions, it was a snap. The app is good, and has a lot of control. Getting around and assigning rigs is a bit tedious, but that's likely more my unfamiliarity than the app... most of the time I just use the box. Graphics are useful, and needless to say for UA, the effects are gorgeous and incredibly well implemented. The ability to add room mics really opens the sound and produces that "good studio" vibe into your sound. Test #2: Success!

Then I put the two together, and was shocked at how good it can sound mixed. With a direct tone coming from the cab and an effected tone coming from the monitors, the sound is immersive. It gives you that great live guitar tone from the comfort of your favorite studio chair. This was not something I had really purchased the Ox to do, but it immediately became my favorite sound combination. (Unanticipated) Test #3: Smashing Success!

So, I guess you could say the test drive very positive 3 for 3 sweep, and I would be happy to have found out what I wanted before sending it back. Well, that was two years ago, and the OX is still with me in regular use! Far from the fancy direct box I thought it was, the Ox Amp Top Box is an instrument unto itself, and you just need to open your mind to what it can be used for to see many possibilities beyond the obvious. I could take away stars for things I would like to see there, but this review is about what IS there, and that justifies the 5 Star rating. It is the best I have found for a guitar amp interface/attenuator/effector/expander/etc. It has become as much a part of the setup as anything else, and if you look around on YouTube, you'll find I'm not the only one who always has the orange Ox power light glowing in the background.

I paid the money and didn't return it... there's no better score I can give it than that.

t. edwards

8. Dezember 2020

Awesome for recording

I had to wait until the firmware supported Windows, but have never had connection issues. So much different (better) than other load boxes I've used, and IR's are outstanding. Add in the "mic locker" , ability to add in room mics and effects, EQ and compression, all in one ap, and it's a game-changer. I have the space and the mics to mic-up cabs, but haven't done that since I got this box.

H. Schmidt

2. Dezember 2020

Tolle Hardware, sehr schlechte software unter Windows

Ein sehr schönes Teil, welches meinen Bogner Atma Amp im Wohnzimmer nutzbar macht. Leider ist es mir bis heute nicht gelungen, die App unter Windows zum laufen zu bringen. Für Windows-Nutzer, vermutlich 70 % aller Computer-Nutzer, ist die Ox-Box nur teilweise nutzbar und nicht empfehlenswert. Warum werden Windows-Nutzer so schlecht von Ihrem Unternehmen behandelt?

M. Harvey

18. September 2020

The Ox amp top box rocks

Wow! I can't believe what a difference this has made for my recorded guitar tones. Being able to have my tube amp in its sweet spot playing through whatever cabinet and mic combo I'm looking for at the moment, and to have it feel and sound so awesome like I recorded it in a great space is phenomenal! This is going to bring my productions to pro levels. I'm recording through the spdif connection into my x8 Apollo interface and I couldn't be happier. If I just want to play without disturbing the household it's nice to be able to play through the speaker or headphones at reasonable volume and still feel that sweet tone, minus the cab and mic/room emulations though. As for the wifi connection issues I've seen others have posted, I haven't had any. I love everything this box does and wish I had known about it long ago. In my opinion it is much better than any of the amp plugins I've been using trying to achieve big realistic guitar tones. Thank you UAD! Like the Ox, you guys rock! And I didn't even mention the top notch onboard signal processing.

J. Romanchik

6. Mai 2020

Make it hardwire-able!

Was REALLY looking forward to using this. But have been stuck using only the 6 presets on the front. Will not connect to WiFi. There is ZERO customer service! Dont want to return this but if i cant access the app there is no way it is worth $1300. ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS

m. nelson

17. Februar 2020

Updated Review: UA finally got it right

about a year or so, I left a review of the OX, and I definitely shared my pros and cons. However, After a recent firmware update that brought more cabinets, and an overall better sound, I can say that this is the best of its kind.

About 2 years ago, My band "Ornimental" started to record our second record and one of our microphones crapped out right in the middle of guitar tracking. When we heard that UA was making the OX, We got in line to pay for it pretty much immediately. After recording with the OX out of the box, It took us a while to get something we liked, and we weren't 100% on the sound. We ended up with the 4x12 greenback "punch" for guitars, but it wasn't up to our standard.

I mentioned before that the OX was amazing for the old school guys that want that retro sound, but it's not too tone friendly with people desiring more modern sounds. Well, After their 2nd firmware release, I can say that everything sound incredible! Just have the V30 cabs in the library changed everything for us. Even though we can't go back to doing the guitars for the record, we are ready to tackle the next one with better tones!

The OX is the best piece of gear for guitar recording!

D. Williams

16. Februar 2020

Innovative & Dynamic

Unparalleled build quality, a plethora of more-than-realistic cab and mic options, results in lush tube amp tones to die for. Great product. My only complaint is the limited either/or wifi or internet connection. Hopefully, you all will develop a direct connection between computer and the ‘Ox’, this would be great. Nonetheless, I am blown away.

J. Leyton

25. Januar 2020

Guitarist/Producer

Love the OX and have had one since it came out. Rabear, you just get better and better. You are a real accomplished player now. Looking forward to hearing more from you.

M. Tuttle

21. Dezember 2019

Quite Useful

I bought one when they first came out and I've never had an issue. Updating via my Mac was no issue when following the instructions and having my iPad close by means it is very simple to change parameters at any moment.

S. Lauzon

27. November 2019

Lots of issues.

I have the OX. I bought it about 7 months ago and it’s clumsy. Aside from the fact that you have to constantly switch WiFi to OX, then back to your router, even after you’ve set everything up! It’s ridiculous.

There’s been a update, which I was excited about briefly. Here’s why:

1. You need a usb flash drive to do this. It says you can do it over WiFi but not if you update the OX app first. My apps are setup for auto updates. So the firmware is incompatible and the app WILL NOT open because of this issue. I haven’t been able to open the app to change cabs or mics since nov 4th.

2. Customer service is awful. I’ve had a ticket out for 2 days now and no reply... nothing.

3. You may buy the wrong flash drive (as I did 2 times. Why two times? Well. It doesn’t say anywhere on the notes for the update which beans works. I’ve spent $30 and still can’t update firmware. The site says *try different one if not recognized. Yeah - cause I have lots of usb flash drives. They are almost obsolete....

4. If you have the issues I’ve had, it’s a glorified paperweight.

All of this is why I’m going to sell it at a 3-400$$ loss and go back to the easy to operate and use Mesa Cab Clone. I can’t honestly say I hear a 1000$$ difference anyway.

Sam L

G. Herrera

23. November 2019

Faithful to this Unit

Having bought this when it first came out, I was really Loving what it did for my recordings, and now with the Update, OMG so Complete! I can get any tone I need Period! The ease of use just makes it fun and Inspiring, this is worth every penny and will never get rid of this Unit. Thanks UA

w. visbeen

17. November 2019

No sleep but more than alive.

Bought the ox mainly for attenuator function. Speaker connector combo too short. While waiting for cable dived into the cab emulations and haven't slept since. Can't remember having had so much fun with my amp. Thank you so much!