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Manley Tube Preamp

Manley Tube Preamp

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Get clear, smooth Manley tube sound for your vocals, bass, and more.

Manley® tube mic preamps are a modern classic, adding unmistakable clarity and detail to any signal that passes through them. Now, you can easily get the harmonically "alive" Class‑A sound in a simple Unison-equipped plug-in, perfect for Apollo audio interface users.

Now You Can:

Give vocals and other instruments the smooth, clear sound of Manley's Class‑A tube mic preamp

Record "through" the iconic Manley preamp in real time using Apollo audio interfaces

Add tube detail and rich complex circuit behaviors to make your tracks come alive

Control Apollo mic preamp gain staging and impedance from the Manley Preamplifier plug‑in via Unison technology

Capturing a Modern Classic with Unison

Capturing a Modern Classic with Unison

The UAD Manley Tube Preamp plug-in gives you all the clarity and sheen of a Manley hardware preamp, faithfully modeling every stage of its overbuilt circuit with accuracy. Harnessing UA’s Unison technology, this plug-in blurs the lines between analog and digital, giving you all of the hardware’s impedance, gain staging “sweet spots,” and sonic DNA.

Give Your Tracks High‑End Gloss

Give Your Tracks High‑End Gloss

Like the hardware, the Manley Tube Preamp plug-in adds smooth "hi‑fi" texture. Just drop it into the Unison slot of your Apollo interface’s Console or LUNA software to inject instant life to vocals and bass, punch up acoustic guitars and drums, or add forwardness to synths.

Add Clarity and Weight to Any Source

Add Clarity and Weight to Any Source

Of course, the Manley Tube Preamp plug‑in isn’t just for Apollo owners. UAD hardware owners can employ the Manley Preamplifier plug‑in for mixing and tone shaping in their DAW of choice — without ever leaving the box — bathing your tracks in pure Manley tube goodness.

Customer Reviews

Manley Tube Preamp

Overall Rating

S. Rakhmatov

May 27, 2022

Power Ranger

I haven't heard such amazing warmth for a long time. You can safely sell hardware as this plugin works 99.9% like real hardware

e. stewart

May 14, 2022


This Tube Pre sounds amazing! I use it more than I use the Voxbox its self. I would recommend this Pre many times over.

M. Lajeuness

May 5, 2022

Warm and Full

It really takes the edge of some sounds and gives a nice full and round sound. I also love how simple it is to use but the only downside is the presets are not that great. I usually start with a preset then tweak it but most of the presets on this one are just so so.

W. Bene

May 4, 2022

Really adds some ooomph

I have the Voxbox plug-in but for a quick mojo adder, I simply add this plug-in on my unison and boom! Great tone as all Manley stuff has. Love this plug-in

m. Dream

May 4, 2022

Super warm

I like it very much

C. Alexander

April 21, 2022

Very smooth

I love the sound on my percussion. I make mostly reggae and for live percussion recording it’s a nice sound I’m getting.

M. Pearce

April 19, 2022


Nice tone with minimal fuss and system overhead

M. Diaz Velez

April 17, 2022

Amazing Sound!!!!!

Really well achieved by UA!!!!! More preamps like this please!!!!

S. Mgele

April 15, 2022


My new favourite Virtual Preamp! Love how it rolls off the highs for a buttery smooth and natural sounding vocal. Excellent!

M. Prod

April 14, 2022


Very Nice For Vocal ! I like this..

B. Ratiu

April 11, 2022

Great to have

Great product, sounds good especially if you know how to use it. Great to have in your computer. Voice sounds warm and more clear.


April 3, 2022

Very impressive

I used it for my voice recordings for a rap session. One word: GREAT, WARM, DYNAMIC. Very impressed by the well-resolved bass and precise treble without being aggressive. A masterstroke UAD.woaw


March 4, 2022

Great for clear classical voices

I use this mainly for classical voices and it works perfect for the genre.

R. Little

February 20, 2022

Surprisingly useful

I didn't expect much from this guy, to be honest, but the gentle tube saturation and beefy low end are super useful. I used to use Neve on almost everything, but lately it's about 50/50 with the Manley pre. It's not a fast pre (like API, etc.), but it has a certain swagger to it.

I see people complaining that Voxbox owners don't get it for free. I would certainly have appreciated that! But to be fair, we do get a nice discount, and it offers different features than the Voxbox. It's not just Voxbox minus the compressors & EQ.

K. Haritatos

February 15, 2022

Secret weapon!

Love it! Not only as unison preamp with my TLM103 but coloring tracks.


February 14, 2022

Great for classical voices.

I have the avalon preamp and the manley, and as a classical singer, I find it worth to have both, tha manley specially dedicated to the more classically oriented vocals.

j. meza

February 11, 2022

Manley pre

I love it so much is the best and it works great with my TLM 102

N. sveinungsen

February 4, 2022


Very nice round, soft sounding preamp for a silky touch..

A. Lopes dos Santos

February 4, 2022

Simply Beautiful

Classic tube preamp sound. Makes everything sound prettier, not just when used as an Unison pre, for tracking, but as a coloring tool, when mixing.

I. Voevodin

February 3, 2022

great preamp

Is this a great preamp, compared to voxbox? I didn't feel much difference. If you don't need compressor and equalizer sections, you can safely use it.