Universal Audio UAD v8.7 Software intros Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip, Ampeg B-15N Bass Amplifier & more

Universal Audio has released UAD v8.7 Software, an updated to its UAD Powered Plug-Ins for UAD-2 and Apollo hardware.

The update includes the Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip, an authentic end-to-end circuit emulation of Manley’s state-of-the-art vocal channel strip exclusively for UAD-2 and Apollo interfaces.

Universal Audio Manley VOXBOX feat

Designed specifically for vocal production, the Manley VOXBOX stands alone with its unrivaled tube-based sonics and specialized feature set. Introduced in 1997, the Manley VOXBOX combines the best of Manley’s audio designs, including their high-fidelity tube mic preamp, vactrol optical compressor, Pultec-style passive EQ, and de-esser/limiter into a formidable 3U package.

Developed under Manley Labs’ rigorous scrutiny, the Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip Plug-In captures every section of this modern classic channel strip for vocal production.

Owners of UA’s acclaimed Apollo audio interfaces can track in real time with this ultimate all-tube vocal channel strip, like having the original hardware. The Manley VOXBOX plug-in also supports Universal Audio’s Unison™ technology, giving Apollo users the VOXBOX’s all-important impedance, gain staging, and circuit behaviors that have contributed to making it the most distinctive channel strip available today.

For users of UAD-2 Satellite and PCIe DSP Accelerators, the VOXBOX plug-in is the go-to channel strip for processing during mixing and mastering, giving vocal recordings that final sheen and polish heard on professional recordings around the world.

“I am impressed by the high level of authenticity and diligence the UA team embodies to make the Manley plug-ins as faithful to the original hardware as possible,” says EveAnna Manley, President of Manley Labs. “We have all worked hard to make the Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip plug-in the most accurate ever. No mean feat when you remember that it is a complex, multi-function unit — that is a lot of work!”

The Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip plug-in is available for purchase for $299 USD. It is also available as part of the new Manley Complete Plug-In Bundle (priced at $699 USD), which includes the Manley Massive Passive EQ and Variable Mu Compressor Limiter plugins.

Also released is the Ampeg B-15N Bass Amplifier, offering the iconic bass amp sound of the ’60s and ’70s, exclusively for UAD-2 and Apollo.

Universal Audio Ampeg B-15N Bass Amplifier

The Ampeg B-15 bass amp defined the sound of recorded electric bass. From Motown sides with James Jamerson to classic Stax records with Donald “Duck” Dunn, this 30-watt, 1×15, all-tube combo delivered a warm and fat fundamental note that laid the foundation for ’60s and ’70s rock, funk, and soul.

Developed by Brainworx, the Ampeg B-15N Bass Amplifier Plug-In perfectly emulates the circuitry, tone stack, and thump of Ampeg’s limited-edition Heritage B-15N bass amp.

Owners of UA’s acclaimed Apollo audio interfaces can track in real time with this iconic bass amp. Harnessing UA’s groundbreaking Unison™ technology, the Ampeg B-15N plug-in gives you the impedance, gain staging, and circuit behaviors that have contributed to making this iconic bass combo one of the most recorded bass amps in history. Users of UAD-2 Satellite and PCIe DSP Accelerators can harness the legendary tone of the B-15N by adding it to any recorded bass guitar signal in any major DAW (Pro Tools, Cubase, Logic, Live, and more).

The Ampeg B-15N is available for purchase for $149 USD. The plugin is also part of the new Ampeg Heritage Bass Amp Bundle (priced at $299 USD), which includes the Ampeg SVT-VR Bass Amplifier and Ampeg SVT-3 PRO Bass Amplifier plugins.

UAD v8.7 Software also features the new Brigade Chorus Pedal, Galaxy Tape Echo, and Studio D Chorus plugins, and various enhancements.

More information: Universal Audio

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