Universal Audio Releases Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip Plug-In for Real-Time Vocal Tracking

Endorsed by Manley Labs & developed by world-class algorithm team at Universal Audio, the Manley VOXBOX plug-in features Unison technology for real-time vocal tracking with Apollo audio interfaces.  

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA • August 2, 2016 — Universal Audio is proud to announce the release of UAD Software v8.7, featuring the Manley® VOXBOX Channel Strip Plug-In — exclusively for Apollo interfaces and UAD-2 DSP accelerator hardware.

Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip Plug-In — $299

Designed specifically for vocal production, the Manley VOXBOX stands alone with its unrivaled tube-based sonics and specialized feature set. 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. 


Developed under Manley Labs’ rigorous scrutiny, the Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip Plug-In captures every section of this modern classic channel strip for vocal production

Owners of UA’s acclaimed Apollo audio interfaces can track in real time with this ultimate all-tube vocal channel strip, like having the original hardware. The Manley VOXBOX plug-in also supports Universal Audio’s Unison™ technology, giving Apollo users the VOXBOX’s all-important impedance, gain staging, and circuit behaviors that have contributed to making it the most distinctive channel strip available today. 

UAD-2 Manley Labs VOXBOX plugin

For users of UAD-2 Satellite and PCIe DSP Accelerators, the VOXBOX plug-in is the go-to channel strip for processing during mixing and mastering, giving vocal recordings that final sheen and polish heard on professional recordings around the world. 

“I am impressed by the high level of authenticity and diligence the UA team embodies to make the Manley plug-ins as faithful to the original hardware as possible,” says EveAnna Manley, President of Manley Labs. “We have all worked hard to make the Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip plug-in the most accurate ever. No mean feat when you remember that it is a complex, multi-function unit — that is a lot of work!” 

The Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip plug-in is also available as part of the new Manley Complete Plug-In Bundle ($699), which includes the Manley Massive Passive EQ and Variable Mu Compressor Limiter plug-ins. 

Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip Plug-In Key Features:

  • An authentic end-to-end circuit emulation of Manley’s state-of-the-art vocal channel strip exclusively for UAD-2 and Apollo interfaces
  • Provides the clarity and headroom of Manley’s high-fidelity, Class A tube mic preamp
  • Features Manley’s famous optical compressor with 25 Attack and Release combinations and Pultec-style passive EQ with 33 selectable frequencies
  • Additional tube-based de-esser/limiter section
  • Unison technology for Apollo interfaces offers authentic tone, touch, and feel of Manley’s VOXBOX thanks to precise impedance matching.


Learn more about the UAD Software v8.7 here: www.uaudio.com/support/uad/87.html

Learn more about the Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip plug-in here: www.uaudio.com/store/unison/manley-voxbox.html

Learn more about the Manley Complete Plug-In Bundle here: www.uaudio.com/store/plug-in-bundles/manley-complete-plug-in-bundle.html

Learn more about award-winning Apollo audio interfaces here: www.uaudio.com/apollo

Learn more about award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins: www.uaudio.com/uad-plug-ins.html


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