Manley® VOXBOX Channel Strip
Track in real time with the ultimate all‑tube vocal processor.
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 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.
Now You Can:
Track rich, luxurious vocals in real time through Manley’s high-fidelity, Class A tube mic preamp
Easily sculpt vocals with Manley’s Pultec-style passive EQ with 33 selectable frequencies
Expertly 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
Control Apollo interface mic preamp gain staging and impedance directly from the VOXBOX plug-in with Unison technology
Take a Listen
Manley VOXBOX 5-Minute Tip
Learn how to use this incredible channel strip on vocals, bass and drums.
Under the Hood
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.
Track Vocals through a Coveted Mic Preamp — with Unison Technology
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.
Compress Sources Before the Preamp
Just like the hardware, the Manley VOXBOX plug-in 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.
Unmatched Passive EQ Sculpting
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.
Ultra Transparent De-Essing and More
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.
Not Just for Vocals
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.
“We have all worked hard to make the Manley VOXBOX plug-in the most accurate ever. No mean feat when you consider that it is a complex, multi-function unit.”
– EveAnna Manley President of Manley Labs
“The UAD Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip plug-in is the most authentic analog emulation I’ve ever heard. It behaves and sounds exactly like the hardware.”
– Chuck Zwicky (Prince, Soul Asylum, Reggie Watts)
“The Manley VOXBOX exhibits some of the best tube circuitry in a mic preamp. It can get warm and super clean but can also be driven hard for effect. Now available as a UAD plug-in, it’s quite a gift.”
– Joe Chiccarelli (Jason Mraz, Beck, The Strokes, Morrissey)
“The UAD Manley VOXBOX is quickly becoming my favorite preamp for tracking.”
J. JAYBEEBABYSTUDIOS LLC
this plugin is time saver and it has enabled me to get quick results. my clients and use this in every session. thank you universal Audio続きを読む
I'm not a pro, and just get to learn about mikes through pre amps, but this plugin instantly made my vocals sound professional. I don't know what the real Voxbox sounds like, but I love...続きを読む
My go to vocal strip !
Its amazing, all in one in one box ! really good sound. Thanks UAD !続きを読む
Always a go to
I mean it’s in the name, a strip that’s all for vox, if that’s all you do, this is all you need続きを読む
all in one
I wanted a all in one, simple strip to help workflow, and this is it, I have the 9000j for my beats, Amek 9099, and just added Manley strip just for vocal tracking, love it. truly blessed...続きを読む
Full thick and warm
Tryed the demo and i was instatly sold続きを読む
Exclusively licensed by Manley Laboratories, modeled by Universal Audio
World's only channel strip custom-designed for the ultimate vocal performance and production experience
Best of Manley's designs: Tube mic preamp, optical compressor, limiter/de-esser, and three band passive EQ
Feedback-style 60 dB tube mic preamp with Mic, Line, or Hi-Z input with Unison technology
Models entire VOXBOX circuit path, including transformers, tube amplifiers, passive inductor based filters, and optical gain reduction
Sidechain Unlink/Link, Output transformer bypass, plus final clean makeup gain or attenuation
Physical input impedance and front panel control of Gain staging and other preamp parameters via Unison
Requires a UAD DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide
Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip
J. JAYBEEBABYSTUDIOS LLC
this plugin is time saver and it has enabled me to get quick results. my clients and use this in every session. thank you universal Audio
I'm not a pro, and just get to learn about mikes through pre amps, but this plugin instantly made my vocals sound professional. I don't know what the real Voxbox sounds like, but I love this one!
My go to vocal strip !
Its amazing, all in one in one box ! really good sound. Thanks UAD !
Always a go to
I mean it’s in the name, a strip that’s all for vox, if that’s all you do, this is all you need
all in one
I wanted a all in one, simple strip to help workflow, and this is it, I have the 9000j for my beats, Amek 9099, and just added Manley strip just for vocal tracking, love it. truly blessed for UA, took my McDonalds production and turned it to Arby's, now I have the Meats...
Full thick and warm
Tryed the demo and i was instatly sold
If you use VOXBOX, you will always get a great result!!! Preamp, compressor, equalizer and deesser - all in one plugin!!! I recommend it!!!!!!
I was looking for an upgrade and got what I was looking for! Great sound. All in one plugin!
The VO plug-in
If you’re a voice over artist wondering what plug-in best suits your needs, it’s this one. You don’t really need the eq section of course but bypass it and wonder in amazement as reads recorded in your closet now sound like they were recorded in a studio. UAD has a lot of great plug-ins but, if you bought a UAD interface for voice over, this is what you bought it for
All you need for vocals!
Great all in one processing for vocals!
A powerful BOX!
This strip allows not only to equalize and improve many voices but also adds color and warmth to guitars, drums and pianos! It would be nice if UAD configured it to consume less DSP.
I don’t know the original gear, but this is a must have.
It is truly versatile and capable of giving songs a much more decisive character.
It's Manley. What can you wish more?
Over the years I have worked with vocals and voiceovers recorded with Manley Voxbox. Always wanted the hardware and now I can track and mix with best emulation on the market. Voxbox is just great!
More then a simple channel strip
I started using it on Vocals and on the end of the mix i was using it a lot in different channels for instruments Bass , keys, Horns...
Very nice sound
This is really nice sounding channel strip. My vocals are fat and clean now. Deesser is helpful. I recomend this plugin.
After reading all the glowing reviews I took the plunge. Avalon is more versatile in my opinion. Each has a unique sonic signature so it may just be a matter of taste. Still a really great value to get all this control in one plugin.
En unison es bellisimo su sonido
VOXBOX for the people fom Iron Curtan
For many, many people from the past Iron Curtain ain't possible to own hardware version of Manley VoxBox but with the UAD plugin can we gain similar result.
Excellent Piece of Kit
Loving the voxbox so far. Very musical, and hard to mess up with. Can be transparent or driven harder to push the tone out, which I can appreciate. My only gripe is the amount of DSP necessary to run it, but beyond that, I love it.