Manley® VOXBOX Channel Strip
Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip
The best plugin I own
I was a bit skeptical at first buying this one because of the price, but this plugin has been the best investment. Everything I've put it on has been absolutely astounding.
8k is painless for voc presence; comp is pleasantly full and desser effectively subtle: de-es 3k and boost 3k at eq? why not? transformer option is cheating it sounds so good. Eq is painless all around. Just recorded 72 songs in 2 days for a pianist/singer. Mixed vocs thru this piece: ribbons of enchanting bliss haha. Stunning. It's the top end that roars, but not like a tooth pick scraping your ear drum; it roars like a sweet, velvet pillow.
Thank you Manley.
Simply the best...
This is a great sounding preamp, perfect for recording vocals, but I used it with drums and bass guitar too, the sound is absolutely gorgeous... I love it!
The Best Vocal Sound
It is nearly impossible to get a bad sound out of this plug. I used an actual Vox Box on one track on my last record. Big mistake. It made all of the other lead vocals sound weak. Put this on and be amazed at how easy you can dial in the best vocal sound you have ever gotten from your DAW. Plus.... it sounds great on acoustic guitar and bass.
It is completely as advertised/ the sound is dead on and a dream to use
Great channel strip that feels both non-traditional and yet intuitive. Loving the sounds I'm able to quickly dial in on vocals , guitars and synths especially.
Depends on the mic and voice you're using it with, but it can SANG when it's right. Does smooth, clean vocals very well. The mic level compressor before the preamp evens out the drive you get from the preamp. Very useful to smooth out dynamic performances.
I was surprised! For good..
To be honest, I didn't think it was going to sound as good as the original..
BUT..I was so AMAZED when it did...used it in combination with my Avalon VT-737sp
WOW!! I was so happy, I choose to purchase this plugin!
This is such a great match with my Neumann U87 mic. Great character for any type of vocal. Well done.
It is wonderful to use this plug-in for vocals. . .
For me the voxbox makes a big difference, my vocal sound immediately matched in a way it hadn't done before. Even before proper gainstaging it sounded convincing right away, tweaking the particular gainstages of the plugin then showed me how sonically versatile it is.
I think this will become my number one uad plugin.
So glad UA added this to the stable...it's now one of my favorites!
The presets in this thing are serious. I had a great female singer who's voice I've had trouble sitting in mixes. Never again. I'm in love with this plugin.
The best pre I have heard
Manley it's simply magic
Everything you need for a great vocal sound.
Great as a unison plugin and you can get a great vocal sound that you're willing to commit to!
I love it!
I think this plug-in and other Manley plug-ins would deserve better UI :) It's not really affecting the most important part, the sound. I'm using this on both Unison Pre and in inserts. It's always better to record dry without FX applied and then do the finishing touches afterwards. Great job UA and Manley!
This is for sure one of the best channel strip emulation. For me there is only a marginal difference compared with the hardware version.
Sounds good to me
Use it on my vocals religiously....
This Thing Just Sounds Good!
Yea, kind of on everything! Beautiful on Trumpet and Sax, and of course on vocals. Lately it's been my go to. Love it.