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Vox ToneLab Amp Modeler
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The Vox ToneLab Amp Modeler is a great modeler with superb effects and an inuitive interface. 12AX7/ECC83 tube in the power section for tube drive. S...Read More
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Valvetronix amp modeling and a real power tube sounds and feels like a real amp!
The Vox ToneLab Amp Modeler is a great modeler with superb effects and an inuitive interface. 12AX7/ECC83 tube in the power section for tube drive. Space-saving desktop unit. 16 amp models range from old vintage collector's classics to the new super high-tech marvels. 10 cabinet models add even more sound options. 22 stellar modeled effects rival dedicated units. 96 available programs. The Tonelab boasts features not found in the Valvetronix amp series, like separate speaker cab modeling that produces an uncanny spacial sense even when using the line out. Includes MIDI I/O for transferring programs and editing, S/PDIF jack for direct-to-digital interfacing, and headphone out. Comes with dedicated editor software for in-depth editing. And Tonelab works with the optional Valvetronix footcontroller to open up further performance possibilities.
VOX Valve Reactor circuit delivers true tube sound
The power amp section on the ToneLab range features patented VOX Valve Reactor circuitry that was introduced in Valvetronix amplifiers. This unique technology enables ToneLab to provide the sound, feel and dynamic range that, until now, were only possible with all-tube amplifiers. The Valve Reactor circuit uses a 12AX7/ECC83 dual triode vacuum tube, a virtual output transformer and a dummy speaker circuit that simulates impedance changes of a real speaker. In other words, though the output power (level) is low, it has the same power amp circuit as an actual full-tube amp, and faithfully reproduces the response of the power amp circuits of the original amp that is being modeled. It reconfigures itself so that its characteristics are the same as the amp it's modeling (class A, class AB, negative feedback circuit, etc.) This means that all of the nuances of the original amp model including sound, feel, distortion and presence are reproduced.
Sophisticated modeling technology
Starting with VOX's own AC30, the 16 types of historic amp sounds in ToneLab range from hard-to-obtain vintage amps to costly high-end amps. From clean sounds to extreme high-gain distortion, these models cover a wide range of tonal possibilities. Cabinet modeling reproduces the acoustical character of 10 different types of cabinet shapes and speaker types. Even when you use the line output for direct recording, ToneLab delivers a superb sense of spatial realism and depth.
22 amazing built-in effects
Each one of the 22 effects in ToneLab is a carefully crafted model of one of a variety of sought-after classic and popular effects. These are organized into categories of Drive, Modulation, Delay, and Reverb, and deliver quality that rivals standalone units. From standard effects such as compressor, overdrive, chorus, and tremolo, to effects like rotary speaker, acoustic simulator, tape echo, and auto wah, this single unit is all you need to create a rich variety of effect sounds.
96 different programs
A combination of amps, cabinets, and effects can be set up as one of 96 programs, so you can recall all your favorite settings instantly. The 48 preset programs cover a wide range of sounds, and let you start experiencing ToneLab's amazing sound right away.
All the right ins and outs
Perfect for recording and live performance, ToneLab includes everything you need for killer guitar sound. The LINE/AMP switch lets you send the ideal signal to any connected device, so you can enjoy the ToneLab's real tube sound whether it is connected directly to a mixer or MTR for direct line recording or to another amp for live performance on stag. The headphone out is just what you need for late-night practicing. Of course, ToneLab's digital output is indispensable for recording in a digital environment.
Heavy-duty looks and intuitive knob-based operation
The design of both ToneLab and ToneLab SE complements its superior features, with heavy-duty metal construction and control knobs that make operation easy and intuitive. Program names, parameter values, and original values are displayed in the LCD screen, which is backlit for excellent visibility. Valve icons show the number and model of the power tubes used in the original amp being modeled.
Dedicated editor software for even more detailed editing
Dedicated editor software for ToneLab is provided, and also can be downloaded from Vox's website. This software enables you to tweak sounds far beyond the front panel. parameters. The software also lets you manage an unlimited number of programs.
You can use an optional VC-4 footcontroller for ToneLab to switch programs, control the volume or effect parameters, switch effects on/off, set the delay time, or access the tuner”a great convenience for live performances.
- VOX Valve Reactor (using a 12AX7/ECC83 dual triode as a power amp tube) circuit delivers the sound and feel of actual tube power amps
- 16 amp models ranging from vintage classics to modern "boutique" standards
- 10 cabinet models add even more variety and authenticity
- 22 modeled effects with quality that rivals standalone units
- Heavy-duty construction
- Familiar knob-based interface for ease of use
- 96 programs - 48 preset, 48 user
- Headphone output
- S/PDIF I/O digital recording
- Dedicated editor software for even more detailed editing
- MIDI I/O
- Optional Valvetronix series foot controller for even more performance possibilities
- Backlit LCD with easily viewed LED-like display
Kick your guitar sound into undiscovered realms with Tonelab. Order today and we will ship it to your doorstep pronto.
ToneLab Amp Modeler
- Amp Models: 16 types
Cabinet Models: 10 types
Effects: 22 types (Drive: 10 types, Modulation: 5 types, Delay: 3 types, Reverb: 3 types
Noise Reduction: 1 type)
Programs: 96 (24 Bank x 4 Channel)
In/Outputs: Guitar Input, 2 x Output (1/4" Phone Jack), 1 x Digital Out (S/PDIF) , 1 x VOX Bus, 1 x Headphone Out , MIDI IN/OUT
Tuner Measurement Range: 27.5 Hz-2,093 Hz (A0-C7)
Calibration: A = 438-445 Hz
Signal Processing: A/D Conversion 20 bit, D/A Conversion 20 bit, Sampling Frequency 44.1kHz
Accessories: AC/AC Power Supply
Options: VC-4 VOX Footcontroller
Reviewed by 40 customers
I recently bought this, and it is absolutely amazing in the amp department. but the effects are terrible. I use it live with a tc electronics g major, a behringer GI100, and control it all with a midi-mate. I love it!
The interface is very easy to use, and very self-explanatory. The amps all sound great, and the cabs add even more sonic genius. The look of this unit is also very attractive; it is well built and tough. That tube glowing up in the corner is the icing on the cake. If you want thousands of dollars of amps and effects at your hand in a straightforward easy to use, beautiful package...choose the Vox tone lab.
I own a pile of effects boxes, including the POD XT, the Hendrix pedal, Gp 8, Sans Amp, etc, as well as a couple classic Marshalls and Fender amps. While it doesn't quite match the feel of a real amp it's better than most modeling boxes. I really like the contrast to the POD. Between The Pod and the Tonelab, each has its own personality and good points. I find the Tonelab to be much thicker, warmer, and more amp like than the POD. The tones and selection of amps and cabinets is nice. Where it falls short is the effects. The Uni-Vibe is not very good, and the Leslie emulation is terrible to -put it nice :) Overall, well worth the money. Well made, good tones and plenty of great straight up amp sounds. Clean tones arer exceptionally nice.
Awesome. Just awesome. Every sound I need in my small studio is all here in one little box. There is no way that I could fit 16 amps, 10 speaker cabs, and effects pedals galore in one small room. Now, they're all there! This thing is absolutely amazing. The pre sets are pretty decent, and with a little tweaking, one can coax any sound out of it. I describe the pre sets as 'decent' only because I'm sure the tone varies from guitar to guitar. For instance, the 'Sabbath' setting doesn't immediately sound like Tony, because I'm not playing an SG! But, I can make the hollowbody Washburn sound like Kirk Hammett if I want to!The secret must be the tube. That little sucker is right out there on top, glowing and smiling for all to see and admire. I've only personally played 3 or 4 of the amps that the ToneLab is modeling, but it sure nails 'em! The rest sure sound good. When else will most of us get a chance to play the clean channel of a Dumble Overdrive Special with a Tube Screamer?
The best overall tone-generator I own. Huge variety of available sounds via amp & cab models, plus on-board effects. It can fit any mood of music and is extremely versatile for live play & recording. ONE HINT: replace the stock 12AX7 with a JJ Electronics recommended 12AX7, and the Tonelab becomes everything it was MEANT to be. Valvetronix is highly dependent on the tube, and this switch makes a BIG difference.
I tried the other capables, side by side in the Music Store. It is a matter of personal taste - this one has a punch to it I could not get out of it's closest competitor. It has been part of my studio for a year and a half. I recorded an Album with it and I am very plesed with the results. I can usually tweek on a preset and get just the right sound. Once I learned which amp models I like best, it is relatively quick to locate what I am looking for. I am going to invest in the VC-12 footcontroller and try using this thing live straight through a PA.
Been playing for almost 38 years. I know firsthand what the original amps/cabs that the Tonelab models actually sounded like 'back in the day.' I've used all of them at one time or another. The Vox Tonelab is the most practical, variable, and accurate amp modeler and effects combo out there to date - for the money, it simply cannot be beat! Especially if you do a lot of recording, you would be a fool not to own this thing! I'm getting sounds out of it that are indistinguishable, and certainly more controllable, than the real thing mic'd. The variation of tones/sounds that are possible here is virtually infinite. I do not fault this little blue piece of genius in any aspect because of two key factors: One, the price versus its features makes it an outstanding value. And, second, it's biggest limitation is YOU, the user. I am still only scratching the surface of what CAN be dialed in and usefully applied, and I have had this thing for a year. It doesn't just model an amp rig, it also allows you to build one up from scratch OR to start with one and 'deconstruct' it until it is to your exact taste. BUY IT! NOW!
This amp/effects modeler is by far the best I've ever heard and I've owned many just to name a few I've owned the Boss GT-8, Digitech Genesis 3, Pod XT/XT live, Behringer V-amp/pro and on and on. I have either owned or used all major brands of effect/amp modelers.I own a recording studio in Nashville Tn. and I'm very particular and the only one other modeler I've used other than the Vox that ever fooled anyone was the Boss GT-8 and it's over 200.00 more than the Vox.This unit only has one down side and it's the delay along with the effects section. In particular the delay only has mono algorithms no stereo but that's not a big deal it's just that I like stereo or ping pong delays usually and the reverb length is not changeable. All of the effects in general do not have a lot of changeable parameters but don't let this fool you they all sound so good that you don't need to tweak them much and I'm the tweaking king so if I can do without all the parameters I'm guessing you might be able to as well.I think that the 3 reverb algorithms they used are the best of any of the effect modelers in the 800.00 down to it's price 299.00 they are just absolutely velvet sweet and sparkly. Again I'm very tough on reverb and these defintely cut the mustard. Now obviously there are better reverbs out there but not at this price range.The amp's they are modeling are definitely as close to the real amp as I've ever recorded with or listened to. I don't even tell anyone any more that the amps are modeled I don't have to apologize for any of the recorded amp sounds any more. No one up to date had doubted the authenticity of the amp sounds and I have a lot of discerning customers.One thing I want to make clear is I only use a few of the country, swing, jazz type amps like the fender black face, and tweed amps and if I need any distortion I just turn up the gain as you would on a real amp so I can't comment on the other 12 or 13 amp models but I can only imagine they are just as accurate.If you need a good reasonable priced stellar sounding amp/effects modeler buy this thing!!
This thing is bad to the bone! I had tried the Pod Pro and was really disappointed with the dingy and dark tone, sounded like crap, and I was having issues with oscillations on certain registers. Let me tell you, this little wonder solved all of my problems. The modulation effects are out of this world! From direct recording to live performance, for the price, you can't beat it.
This is the first product I've ever used that can let me play electric guitar through headphones and not want to unplug it after five minutes. I've got tons of guitars, and the ToneLab brings out the best in all of them. The amp models are awesome whether you're playing through 'phones or a power amp/cabinet combination, and the effects are pretty good. It sounds way, way better than any DigiTech or Line6 product I've ever tried.