The Universal Audio OX Box. Amp top reactive load box.
Universal Audio spread their mighty wings even further with the introduction of a useable, useful, user-friendly and beautiful new device.
Universal Audio’s historic legacy in building pioneering world-class analogue audio hardware is famous the world over. They have been a huge presence influencing some of the greatest recordings throughout modern music history. Then, when they were reborn in 1999, with their pioneering UAD modelling system, Universal Audio revolutionized what was possible from the home recording studio. The Universal Audio UAD systems proved so popular they are everywhere now from the everyday project studio to Skywalker Ranch. Their foray into Audio interfaces has been a huge success, and the quality of their Apollo and Arrow systems that incorporate UAD2 technology broke new ground in workflow, and usability. Now all of this experience in class A analogue products, world-beating audio processor modelling, and finesse AD/DA conversion all converge to bring us the all-new Universal Audio OX Box.
Many of Universal Audio’s finest tried and tested compression, EQ, and effects are found here, married to groundbreaking microphone speaker and ambience models. These are being fed by a pure path analogue reactive load box, and pumped out the back through Universal Audio’s pristine AD/DA via pretty much any type of connection you could want. All this might have you thinking you will need a technology degree to be able to operate the system, but that is where the Universal Audios experience and OX Box’s finesse kicks in. A clear and simple hardware front panel and integrated app for Mac OS and iOS with simple, elegant and refined controls of the sort we have come to expect from Universal Audio.
Most other comparable systems can be a little complex and convoluted in operation. But the Universal Audio Ox Box brings the finest cutting-edge tech to the table in a really simple and elegant way. A way that will make traditionalists feel right at home, and give the deep dive guitar nerd the opportunity to have a matchless sandbox audio experimentation experience. Plus OX Box has the ability to inspire everyone in between to experiment and design dream or impossible setups, or just cosset them in their familiar traditional comfort zone. Universal Audio OX Box also offers a convenient cutting-edge connectivity solution for the jobbing recording engineer. Who, it is worth pointing out, will also feel completely at home with its workflow, even if they themselves have never played a single note on a guitar.
As we can see the appeal of the Universal Audio OX Box will be wide. Its quality and usability will find favour with a wide audience from the lone project studio producer to the seasoned professional player. Plus it kicks open the digital door for so many traditional guitarists. Yes, we have had products you could describe as similar to other manufacturers but none with this A-Z pedigree, and the real key here is how the technology is presented. The convergence of Universal Audio’s experience in different technologies and their refusal to stop pushing the boundaries of technology and then presenting all this with a friendly face means they are sure to find a great many fans of this remarkable new system.