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by D. Taylor (6/22/2014):

I had a feeling that this "less glamorous" plug in would knock my socks off. I was right! If yo ... Read more

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Overview

Little Labs® Voice Of God Bass Resonance Plug-In

A One-of-a-Kind “Magnifying Glass” for Low Frequencies — Emulated to Perfection for the UAD-2 Platform.

For many top engineers, the Little Labs VOG (Voice Of God) is the ultimate bass resonance tool for mixing. Available for the first time as a plug-in, the Little Labs-authenticated VOG for the UAD-2 platform accurately models the sonic characteristics of this unique 500-series hardware audio processor in every detail. The VOG is used to accurately target and accentuate low frequency material, from vocals to bass guitar and drums — adding both heft and precision. Put simply, it’s like a magnifying glass for the bottom end of your mixes.

Features

  • Little Labs authenticated, UA-modeled bass resonance tool for drums, bass, vocals and more
  • Adds heft and precision to low-end source material — far beyond a simple EQ
  • Easy two-knob operation for dialing in the target frequency and effect amount (amplitude)
  • Two buttons dictate the center of the sweepable frequency range, 40 or 100 Hz, while pressing both buttons sets the center to 200 Hz
  • Dedicated “Flat” button allows for quick A/B comparison
  • Requires a UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide
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One of the most important components of any good mix is blending the low frequencies together in such a way that they don’t conflict. No matter what style of music you make — from rock to reggae, to hip-hop to hardcore — few tools are as easy to use and effective as the popular Little Labs VOG.

History
Little Labs has a knack for creating problem-solving tools for the studio that perform equally well as creative coloration effects and tone-boxes. The original collaboration between UA and Little Labs saw the release of the UAD Little Labs IBP plug-in — widely recognized as one of the most versatile phase correction plug-ins available today. Continued collaboration between Universal Audio and Little Labs now provides another instant studio classic, the VOG.

Upon its introduction in 2009, owners of the hardware VOG quickly realized multiple units are a must have — one for bass, kick drum, toms, low frequency percussion, and especially vocals. Fortunately, with the Little Labs VOG plug-in for the UAD-2, customers can have as many instances as they need to make “the low end” come to life.

Parameters
Two simple knobs allow you to dial in the VOG’s desired frequency and effect amplitude. The center of the sweepable frequency range is selected via two push-buttons of 40 Hz and 100 Hz, or you can set the center to 200 Hz by pressing both buttons simultaneously. Everything below the targeted frequency peak is rolled off in a smooth curve — up to –24 dB per octave — ensuring that the low end is always tight and out of the mud, while the frequencies above remain intact. The higher the amplitude of the peak resonance frequency, the more you cut off the mud below, effectively performing two functions at once. A dedicated “flat” button allows you to quickly audition A/B comparisons.

In Use
The VOG is intended for mixing, mastering, post-production sweetening, sound design, and audio restoration. Use it to easily simulate proximity effect for adding chest resonance and “heft” to vocals. Simple adjustments will also yield enormous sounding drums — just like tweaking the tension of a drumhead. Or, completely transform the tonal characteristics of electric bass tracks — for example, go from a solid body sound to a chambered body sound in seconds. The VOG’s flexibility makes it the right choice on a wide range of musical sources; it’s the perfect way to tune the low end of any mix for incredible detail and punch.

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Reviews

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  • Mick Glossup

    (Frank Zappa, Van Morrison, UFO)

    “I've been using [UAD] VOG today on kick, toms, snare, vocals, bass – it’s awesome.”

    Michael Brauer

    (The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, My Morning Jacket)

    "Ok, I'm not happy! Once again, [with the UAD VOG] you've matched the hardware version that I already own."

    Geoff Sanoff

    (Stephen Colbert, The Sheepdogs)

    “[The UAD VOG] is the Swiss Army tool of low frequency plug-ins, something I've long needed, but been afraid to ask for. I really thought Satan was the one in charge of the bottom end, since that's how low this thing goes.”

    The Crystal Method

    “[The UAD] Little Labs VOG can do things that no other plug-in can do...the natural warmth and depth can be heard on everything from drums and percussion, to lack luster dialog and paper thin vocals.”

    Joe Chiccarelli

    (The White Stripes, My Morning Jacket, The Killers

    "The Little Labs® Voice Of God Bass Resonance Plug-In has become a favorite. It’s been great for unusual bass-drum sounds and just putting a weird little sub-harmonic frequency on an instrument. It’s fantastic."

  • Andrew Scheps

    (Adele, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Duke Spirit)

    "Everything Jonathan Little brings out solves a problem that you didn't know you had, and the VOG is no exception. There's nothing else quite like it, and I love having it as part of my [UAD plug-in] arsenal."

    Paul Lavigne

    DV Magazine

    "A very unique piece of equipment that manages to emphasize on low frequency information in an extremely natural way... I have to admit I am blown away by the possibilities."

    Future Music

    "A unique tool that makes mix management of bass levels infinitely easier."

    MusicTech Magazine

    "A quick and effective solution for low-end enhancement — the VOG plug-in delivers surprisingly controlled bass without any of the muddiness of traditional EQ."

    Ross Hogarth

    (R.E.M, Keb' Mo, Ziggy Marley)

    “With the UAD VOG, it’s so easy to find the exactly part of the bottom end where you want the kick and bass to meet. A great concept by Little Labs, wonderfully executed as a plug-in by UA.”

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    Plug in of the Gods!
    by D. Taylor (Sunday 16 June, 2013)

    I had a feeling that this "less glamorous" plug in would knock my socks off. I was right! If you're like me and sometimes struggle with getting the right blend of bottom end in your mixes, this is your ticket. Thank you Little Labs, thank you UA for this gem. This plug in kicks @$$! … Read More

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    really nice
    by S. Fuhrmann (Monday 10 June, 2013)

    I use the VOG for my basslines to cut the deep frequencies and to give more depth to the main range. This piece gives his own charakter, it is not just an one-band-EQ some guys noted earlier. I like very much, what this thing is doing. Check it out, maybe you won't like it, but maybe, you will ! … Read More

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    Very useful for saving or "oomphing up" mixes
    by C. Meyer (Tuesday 21 May, 2013)

    One of my most used plugs, this is certainly very useful. I initially found the way to adjust the settings on this is kind of unintuitive, as the whole turning the wheel-kinda-experience is quite fiddly. It needs a little getting used to, as does using the buttons to determine the center-frequency. … Read More

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    POWERFUL!
    by S. Kurtenbach (Sunday 14 April, 2013)

    this one is really able to rescue a thin bassdrum or snare! really easy to handle and effective on anything needing more power in the low mids or bass! i often double the bass-drum track, dropping in some 40hz with the VOG..... it only takes you a few clicks to get that super-thick subkick-sound ou … Read More

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    An important tool to have
    by J. Moreland (Sunday 3 March, 2013)

    Don't tell anybody but I use this plug-in on pretty much all the kick, snare, toms and bass guitar I record (heck, with a Duo you can run nearly 200 of these). Insert this on virtually any track you wish had a bit more meat (I've used it on Sax, Piano, Viola, Guitar and all manor of synth patches an … Read More

$149.00

Artists
  • Joe Zook Mixes OneRepublic and Serena Ryder

    WIth multiple platinum-selling records under his belt, Zook is one of the industry's most sought-after mix engineers. Read More

    Nashville Producer Jay Joyce Brings the Rock Edge

    Producer, engineer, and musician Jay Joyce has developed a thriving career in both the rock and country recording scenes. Read More

    Top Engineers Top "Desert Island" Plug-Ins

    If you were stuck on a desert island with your recording studio, what UAD plug-ins could you not live without?… Read More

  • Audio Legend Joe Chiccarelli

    The Grammy-winning producer, mixer, and engineer is responsible for capturing some of modern times’ most beloved sounds. Read More

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Features & Specs

Features:

  • Little Labs authenticated, UA-modeled bass resonance tool for drums, bass, vocals and more
  • Adds heft and precision to low-end source material — far beyond a simple EQ
  • Easy two-knob operation for dialing in the target frequency and effect amount (amplitude)
  • Two buttons dictate the center of the sweepable frequency range, 40 or 100 Hz, while pressing both buttons sets the center to 200 Hz
  • Dedicated “Flat” button allows for quick A/B comparison
  • Requires a UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide

See the UAD Instance Chart here

Parameters:

  • Amplitude 0 - 10 continuous knob — determines effect gain amount
  • Frequency 0 - 10 continuous knob — sets target frequency depending on the selected Center Frequency buttons
  • 40 Hz Center Frequency button — provides frequency range from 20 to 62 Hz
  • 100 Hz Center Frequency button — provides frequency range from 50 to 180 Hz
  • Combined 40 Hz and 100 Hz buttons — provides a Center frequency of 200 Hz with frequency range from 100 Hz to 305 Hz
  • Flat button — bypasses effect; green indicates enabled, red indicates disabled
  • Power switch — disables plug-in effect
$149.00

Docs

UAD Plug-Ins Manual

UAD System Manual

Apollo Software Manual

UA Product Catalog.pdf

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