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UNIVERSAL AUDIO OX

The OX tames guitar amps and sends the signal through Universal Audio’s speaker cabinet, mic and effect models. Huw Price ventures post microphone…

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With roots stretching back to the 1950s, Universal Audio is unusual in that it is both equally respected for its heritage analogue equipment and cutting edge digital technology. Having traditionally focused on pro audio gear, the plug-in side of the company has been veering deeper into the electric guitar arena with acclaimed emulations of classic and modern amplifiers, cabinets and speakers. These digital models are packaged with sophisticated microphone models that allow users to experience how iconic amps sound with industry standard dynamic, ribbon and condenser mics.

Described as an ‘Amp Top Box’, the Universal Audio OX combines much of UA’s guitar-related modelling DSP with a reactive attenuator. It’s housed in a substantial metal case with a front edge of solid maple, an amp style jewel light and five control knobs that are colour coded to correspond with the digital and analogue functions.

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