Manley® Complete Plug‑In Bundle
Manley Complete Bundle
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
And gloss. Love it.
Really glues the mix! I liked the coloring very much.
One of the best compressors for master bus!
This is the secret sauce on all my tracks
Unbelievable sound. I put this gently on the master buss and it just brings everything to life in a very sexy, velvety way. Secret sauce, no doubt. One of my favorite plugins.
P. Fontana Nenni
A must have for voice recording
A must have for voice recording, it really makes the difference
I've only had the chance to use the VOXBOX on a handful of sessions so far, so my opinion is still forming. So far, I like it. Smooth is the best word to describe it. One thing I noticed is the EQ needs to be boosted or cut rather a lot in order to even hear a change. It's like the curve is very mild until about 75%, then it's really pronounced. I don't know if the hardware is the same or not. The compressor can be a bit "grabby", so you need to be very precise in how you set it. Having only a 3:1 ratio is kind of unfortunate. The de-esser is like the EQ, it sounds like nothing is happening, then all of a sudden it's way too much. Subtlety and precision is how this channel strip works. I look forward to using it more. I've only used it on vocals so far.
This is really good, like all other plugins from UA
I mainly use this on the guitar bus. This Vari Mu glues all my guitars together and makes them stand out in the mix
Instant vocal perfection
I was tossing up between this and the Avalon, but the Manley Voxbox won out. It just sounded better on my voice with an SM7B. The de-essing is super simple to use and highly effective, without the need for pretty visualisations. Using it in the unison slot means it's missing a gate in front but that can be worked around. I'm not sure I really need anything else on the vocal recording chain. Winner!
A must have for mix and mastering Engineers
This has become the go to mastering Eq plugin for us in Sophia Studios. It brings to life elements within the mix and makes vocals to be upfront. We have bypassed one of our outboard Eq for this plugin! All we can say is that it is wonderful, I hope one day we will be able to AB it with the real hardware unit it was emulated on
Took me a few years before I really could appreciate everything it does!
Never heard the real one but
It gives voice tracks sustain as well as a rounder sound and crispness to be proud of.
You just tweak it and you will be pretty much amazed by its capabilities.
I like it!