Manley® Complete Plug‑In Bundle
Manley Complete Bundle
Not the same preamp as Voxbox!
Before purchasing this plug, I read the gazillion complaints of other users. They were convinced that this was the same preamp as found in the Voxbox. I too was put off by the idea of paying twice for the same item. However people, go and -LOOK- at the photo in the title section. The photo shows a single RU device on top of a Manly Voxbox. That unit isn't some random set dressing put there to be ignored by all. It is in fact a Manley Labs Dual Mono Tube Microphone Preamplifier (from approx 1990). Manly no longer make this unit and apparently it was built under the supervision of David Manly before Manly started to mass produce.
I too am not happy with UAD for the confusion. Instead of implying the basis of this preamp plugin, they should have clearly stated it. Money truly doesn't grow on trees and we (the customers) should be given all relevant details before we are tempted by UAD into parting with it.
Having said all of that, I do like this preamp plugin as it has something a little different from the Voxbox going on. You should demo this preamp and then make a judgement if it brings something new to your arsenal.
Why do voxbox folks need to pay for this?
Manley Tube Preamp !
Must have is easy to say for this Plug In but my Records got edge an Air. Now i would like to preset such Chanel Strips with Manley Tube Preamp for all my inputs on Luna, Pro Tools, Logic Pro X. The sound starts from the top on perfect. Kindles Regards
Should be free for Voxbox users.
Paying additional 150 USD is ridiculous if you already own a Voxbox IMHO...
Thx to make the preamp manley really apreciate to work whit
Not disapointed to buy it
I already own VoxBox
As a VoxBox owner, I shouldn't have to pay for this.
Great little software preamp
Nice and clean in the midrange and sound great on guitars!! It does a little something different than the VoxBox in the gain stage to my ears so it was worth the purchase.
Manley won again !
I have compared it with other compressors from the uad platform and believe that this is the only compressor that adds a 3d effect to the mix. This effect is very subtle, let's say 2-3% of the difference only heard on good speakers or headphones, but if you hear this difference, you'll be using the Manley forever.
I'm happy with the purchase
A month ago I tried the demo and immediately fell in love. I accidentally went to the site and saw a discount on this device and bought it without thinking. mmm vocals now sound at $ 1,000,000
Great on my vocals!!!
Why do VoxBox owners need to pay for this?
Feel a little duped...If I paid for VoxBox, UA should give this one as a free update.
Sounds amazing! Way better than VoxBox IMO
I was reluctant to demo initially since I have the VoxBox plugin and never use it, but this preamp sounds way better to me, especially with the transformer on. The top is smooth but with more detail than the 1084; the mids are foward and very pleasing on my voice; and the bass is thumpy and super full, which can be rolled off if necessary. I also find myself using less plugins in the chain to color the signal, so it's a great DSP saver. Absolutely demo this preamp!
if you have Voxbox you don't need this
I have the Manley Voxbox. This should be free for Manley Voxbox owners.
Smooth and clean, just what you'd expect from a Manley preamp. Highly recommended.
Love how this pre shapes the sound. Tight and contained bass, less low mids without sounding thin or shrill.
This should be free for the owners of Voxbox
Like Neve and Api, this is absolutely absurd, why should I pay for a portion of a Voxbox? Shouldn't it be free for the already owners? Like the Neve 1084 for the 1073 owners? I don't get it.
Great on vocals
This thing is smooth and clean.. Drop it in the unison slot and automatic warmth and clarity on your vocals
Warmth is Amazing