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UAD’s Manley VOXBOX & Tube Pre-amp Now Available Natively

Universal Audio have released native plugin versions of the Manley VOXBOX Channelstrip and the Manley Tune Pre-amp, available at Plugin Boutique with intro pricing. The Manley VOXBOX is available for only £89.00 / $113.27, increasing to £299.00 / $380.53). The Manley Tune Pre-amp is available for only £74.00 / $94.18, increasing to £149.00 / $189.63).The offers end August 14th.

Manley VOXBOX Channelstrip

The human voice is the first, most natural musical instrument. It’s also the most expressive. Like the voice itself, Manley’s VOXBOX channel strip is a beautiful and evolved system — a high-end blend of tube-driven preamp, dynamics and EQ circuits, designed specifically for your all-important vocals.

Featuring UA’s groundbreaking Unison™ technology, the Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip plug-in is a stunningly faithful emulation of this premium vocal channel strip. One listen and you’ll hear why it’s the vocal choice of Beck, Rick Rubin, U2 and more.

Introduced in 1997, the Manley VOXBOX combines the best of Manley’s audio designs, including their high-fidelity tube mic preamp, vactrol optical compressor, Pultec-style passive EQ, and de-esser/limiter into a formidable 3U package. Featuring Manley’s legendary boutique build quality, including in-house wound transformers, the VOXBOX stands alone as a premium tube-driven toolbox for outstanding vocal tracks.

Chock full of Class A vacuum tube tone, the Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip plug-in expertly emulates the hardware’s rich, feedback-style mic preamp. Harnessing UA’s groundbreaking Unison technology, the VOXBOX plug-in perfectly captures the impedance, gain staging, and the circuit behaviors that have made the hardware famous. The secret is Unison’s bi-directional control and communication — from the plug-in to the digitally controlled mic preamps in Apollo audio interfaces.

Just like the hardware, the Manley VOXBOX plugin lets you tame transients before the preamp with its flexible optical compressor. This innovative topology, as well as the compressor’s 25 interactive Attack and Release combinations, assure exceptionally clean, smooth-sounding tracks.

The Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip plug-in’s three-band, passive EQ is based on the classic Pultec MEQ-5. With two peak bands, one dip band, and greatly expanded and overlapping frequency selections, this broad-stroke EQ keeps the top end sweet, and the lows defined, yet natural sounding — even with extreme boosts and cuts.

At the center of the Manley VOXBOX is its sublime, natural sounding de-esser. With two knobs, you’re afforded 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.

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. Engineers have also called on the Manley VOXBOX for clean electric guitars, strings, and drums as it’s always-musical results can elevate any source way beyond the ordinary.

Manley Tube Pre-amp

Manley tube mic preamps are a modern classic, adding unmistakable clarity and detail to any signal that passes through them. Now, you can easily get the harmonically “alive” Class‑A sound in a simple plug-in.

The UAD Manley Tube Preamp plugin gives you all the open sheen of a Manley hardware preamp, faithfully modeling every stage of its overbuilt circuit, so you can inject instant life to vocals and bass, punch up acoustic guitars and drums, or push synths forward.

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

The plugins are available to PC and Mac users (VST2, VST3, AU and AAX) and requires an iLok account.

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