Manley® VOXBOX Channel Strip
Record and mix with the ultimate all-tube vocal processor.
Manley’s VOXBOX channel strip is a beautiful system of tube‑driven preamp, dynamics and EQ circuits, designed specifically for your all‑important vocal sources. The Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip plug‑in gives you the same elevated, smooth sonics of this premium vocal channel strip.
Runs on your Mac or PC without UA hardware.
Apollo Realtime & UAD‑2
Runs accelerated on Apollo interfaces and UAD‑2 hardware.
UAD Native plug-ins run on both macOS 10.15 Catalina or newer and Windows 10 and 11. Go to our UA Support page for system requirements.
- Create rich, luxurious vocals with Manley’s high-fidelity, Class-A tube mic preamp
- Sculpt vocals with Manley’s Pultec-style passive EQ with 33 selectable frequencies
- Dial-in signals with perfectly tuned Attack and Release combinations
- Harness Class A EQ and compression for bass, acoustic guitars, vocals, voiceovers, and more
- Organically tame sibilance with unmatched de-esser/limiter section
- Record in realtime “through” a high-end Manley VOXBOX with Apollo and Unison™ technology
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Manley VOXBOX 5-Minute Tip
Learn how to use this incredible channel strip on vocals, bass and drums.
Get the Sound of Manley's Flagship Hardware
The Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip plug‑in thoroughly emulates the modern boutique hardware, including its high‑fidelity tube mic preamp, vactrol optical compressor, Pultec‑style passive EQ, and de‑esser/limiter, giving you hit‑making vocals that are clear, detailed, and full of life.
Add Magical EQ Sculpting
The Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip plug‑in’s three‑band, passive EQ is based on the classic Pultec MEQ‑5 but extended, giving you a broad‑stroke EQ that keeps the top end sweet, and the lows defined, yet natural sounding — even with extreme boosts and cuts.
Compress Sources Before the Preamp
Just like the hardware, the Manley VOXBOX plug‑in lets you tame transients before the preamp with its perfectly tuned, flexible optical compressor. This, along with a ton of interactive Attack and Release combinations, you'll get exceptionally smooth‑sounding tracks every time.
Get Ultra Transparent De‑Essing and Limiting
At the center of the Manley VOXBOX is its sublime, natural sounding de‑esser. With two knobs, you get complete control of not only vocals, but shrill electric guitars, or overly bright overheads. You can also turn off the de‑esser frequency control and use this section as an aggressive and colorful‑limiter.
Use on Any Source for Pro Results
For years, the Manley VOXBOX has been a secret weapon for bassists looking to harness its high‑end tube signal path and slick EQ and compression features. The Manley VOXBOX is also perfect for clean electric guitars, strings, and drums as its always‑musical results can lift any source way beyond the ordinary.
Record “Through” a Boutique Tube Preamp With Apollo
UA’s groundbreaking Unison technology lets you track in realtime through the Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip plug‑in using your Apollo, giving you the original boutique hardware’s line/mic preamp impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and exact circuit behaviors.
“We have all worked hard to make the Manley VOXBOX plug-in the most accurate ever. No mean feat when you consider that it is a complex, multi-function unit.”
– EveAnna Manley President of Manley Labs
“The UAD Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip plug-in is the most authentic analog emulation I’ve ever heard. It behaves and sounds exactly like the hardware.”
– Chuck Zwicky (Prince, Soul Asylum, Reggie Watts)
“The Manley VOXBOX exhibits some of the best tube circuitry in a mic preamp. It can get warm and super clean but can also be driven hard for effect. Now available as a UAD plug-in, it’s quite a gift.”
– Joe Chiccarelli (Jason Mraz, Beck, The Strokes, Morrissey)
“The UAD Manley VOXBOX is quickly becoming my favorite preamp for tracking.”
February 14, 2024
I produce & remix electronic music. Since using UAD plug in's my production levels have risen. The Manley Voxbox is an example. I already loved using my Manley Passive EQ (combined...Read More
February 5, 2024
This is about as good as it gets for hassle-free, in-the-box vocal tracking. Definitely watch the quick tips vids and read the manual to understand how everything works. The only reason I...Read More
January 30, 2024
Among the ua essentials this manley voxbox is a must have. Creates a warmth and clarity I've never experienced with plugins. Using this on every vocal track....Read More
January 29, 2024
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January 20, 2024
January 15, 2024
Create rich, luxurious vocals with Manley’s high-fidelity, Class-A tube mic preamp
Sculpt vocals with Manley’s Pultec-style passive EQ with 33 selectable frequencies
Dial-in signals with perfectly tuned Attack and Release combinations
Harness Class A EQ and compression for bass, acoustic guitars, vocals, voiceovers, and more
Organically tame sibilance with unmatched de-esser/limiter section
Record in realtime “through” a high-end Manley VOXBOX with Apollo and Unison™ technology
Use with any audio interface, no UA hardware required
Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip
I produce & remix electronic music. Since using UAD plug in's my production levels have risen. The Manley Voxbox is an example. I already loved using my Manley Passive EQ (combined with one or two other UAD options) but this is a lovely sounding magic box for vocals. Really simple to dial in and get a great sound.
This is about as good as it gets for hassle-free, in-the-box vocal tracking. Definitely watch the quick tips vids and read the manual to understand how everything works. The only reason I knock a star off is because I have the native version and it requires an internet connection to load. Boo.
Among the ua essentials this manley voxbox is a must have. Creates a warmth and clarity I've never experienced with plugins. Using this on every vocal track.
go to for vocals
One of my best plugins!
Sounds perfect with my aston spirit mic!
f. de paula
Killer vocsl sound
Grab it and have an outstanding vocal sound! Amazing plugin
The warmest sounding channel strip!
The best choice for thick and warm sounding vocals, bass, synths and other instruments! This preamp makes the sound very big! The EQ sounds very rich, the de-esser sounds very soft and natural, and the compressor - one of my favorites! If you want a warm, analog-like sound, this plug-in is a must!
This thing is absolutely amazing. It’s replaced my entire vocal chain of plugins that I used to use. This one single plugin does everyone I need for vocals. No more 1176, Distressor etc. just one plugin. HIGHLY recommended. The compressor is perfect for vocals and so is the EQ. The EQ is very Pultec like but even smoother if that’s even possible. You can’t make it sound bad even if you try. I love the optimal limiter in the de-esser section. So far I haven’t had to use the de-esser because I haven’t had any problems with that. I imagine it’s probably just as good as everything else in this plugin.
Manley the best!
You looking for that plugin to make your vocals sit beautifully in the mix…Look no further !!!!
Easy to use, great results.
It’s like a one-stop shopping experience for great vocals.
VOX and Master
This plugin just shapes your vocals perfectly. However, try putting it on your masterbus....wow !
I Love this plugin
Useful for Vocals and String Instruments
Loved it on Vocals, Bass Guitar and Electric Guitar
Increíble tono y coloración, mi nuevo go to para las voces!
I used this plugin with unison technology and i love it. Is a warm preamp with eq, compress and de esser. In my case it was used in vocal (in record and the channel strip in post) and i think that is great. The only problem I found is that it takes up a lot of DSP. (i have apollo twin x duo)
The Manley VOXBOX produces a smooth sound and is easy to use.