Russ takes a look and listen to the Manley VOXBOX and gives his impressions of it.
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 for Apollo and UAD-2 hardware 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.
Summary - What I Think Of The UAD Manley VOXBOX
I absolutely love it!
We get sent loads of stuff at Pro Tools Expert, we are reviewing day-in-day-out, it can get a bit tiresome. But the Manley VOXBOX is not another channel strip, it's a very special channel strip, especially as it offers Unison technology via Apollo, so you can track with it like real hardware.
I have to say I'm absolutely blown away by it. I have never used the hardware one before so I can't compare them, but as a plug-in that you can track with and mix with I have to give this a huge thumbs up. I think the team at Manley and UAD have done a brilliant job. They say the vision behind this channel strip was capturing the human voice and I think they have nailed it.
It gets an Editor's Choice Award. For me it's one of the best plugins that Universal Audio have made for a very long time.