I have been using Voxengo tools in the mastering studio for as long as the studio has operated. Unique tools that are designed for correcting real world problems at prices that suit wallets. I am using Elephant, Warmifier and Soniformer here and whilst they are not used for every job they are a very important set of tools in my digital toolbox fitting in where other tools fail to meet the desired results. The fact that every plug in has a free demo means you can assess the sound qualities in your own studio with your own music. I always like to check back on the site to see if new innovative products have been developed. Keep up the good work.
Initially bought the Warmifier to heat up a very solidstate guitar tone and have subsequently used it on my masters as well, brilliant bit of software, sounds so ...warm! Definitely leading to the 12AT7 for the smoothness. As a result of being so impressed I also bought HarmoniEQ and Marquis Comp which also sound lovely, very smooth and clean!
Dan from Tonne
Really great tools. I usually use them to make sample sounds more natural. Easy to handle.
Worldjazz Play Along
I cannot believe that Warmifier gives BBE Sonic Maximizer a run for the money. I was fixated on BBE, but after using Warmifier, there is so much more control that the BBE SM doesn't have: current, voltage tube emulation as well as tube makes/types, LE and HE filter adjustments as well as LE And HE EQ'ing. Just disgusting! (Don't fret: that's a good disgusting LOL)
Sometimes I have to admit it: I get confused to using Lampthruster and Warmifer, but Warmifer is the unexpected lovechild of Voxengo TubeAmp & Voxengo Sonic Finalizer in my eyes! I assume that Warmifer is better for the mastering phase when used with Marq. Compressor, Soniformer and Elephant.....as Lampthruster is good for colorizing tracks in congregation with Voxengo Crunchessor, Voxengo GlissEQ, and Elephant, correct?
Well, enough of my raving. I'm going back to using this bad boy. Using Warmifier with AFChorus and Crysonic's Spectra'PE 32-bit limiter is a deadly combo, yo.
E. Irizarry - future R&B artist...real talk, baby!
I just finished my first major mix using Warmifier. I put this plug up there with the best tools in my digital or analog kit. Its a lifesaver. You say the drummer had brass that sounded like ass? - warmifier will sweeten it. Say the vocal doesn't pop into the pocket? Warmifier's vocal preset somehow makes it a lot more focused. ... and I could go on. The raves on gearslutz.com were correct.
Its so quiet and transparant that you can use it on a lot of tracks without any negatives as far as I can tell. Ok, this is the joy of a guy with a new toy, but... I would compare the effect on a track to something like the difference between a focusrite red and an api pre. Subtile - but the api costs a thousand dollars more. The Warmifier was 34 dollars. I would have paid a lot more. t.
Ted McConnell - producer/engineer
I'm been pursuit for the harmonic sound for my music in PC, then I encountered Foobar2000, a music player program, then I introduced the Voxengo tube amp, warmifier and finally warmifier's VST plugins into the given player. After optimized the setting among VST and player, it produced the sound that pure, clear, clean, crispy, and warm. The journey for harmonic sound was end by mean of Voxengo's VST plugins.
If you could see my list of vst plugins and dxi plugins of every brand I have to choose from you wouldn't believe it. When trying to make a choice as to what to use when processing a track or mix, I would usually turn to the most expensive and name brand plugins in my arsenal. One day I noticed I was turning more to Voxengo plugins. When I was auditioning various plugins to find the most usable processing for a particular track, I found myself time after time returning to Voxengo plugins, and for goodness sakes, these were the free plugins. I remember one day the light went on and I thought," you know what? These are very good plugins!" I have been engineering for nearly 35 years and now that I have my own personal studio, I will always audition Vorengo plugins first, why waste valuable time trying anything else.
At first I was put off by the plain looks of these Plugins. I'd pay twice or three times as much money for something that 'looked the part' but ultimately didn't sound even half as good as Voxengo. I'm learning how other Companies 'talk about' 'warm' and 'old' and 'analogue'. Voxengo just gets on with the job and delivers 10 out of 10, everytime. The funny thing is, is that I'm beginning to like those quirky looks after all :) Daniel, Dublin/Ireland!
I am a 31-year-old musician that has been singing and playing guitar for 17 years. My two brothers and a lifelong friend have been writing and performing music together for over 10 years. We have gone to local studios and paid tons of money only to be rushed, overcharged, and unhappy with the end result of our music. Therefore, we decided to record our latest efforts ourselves. I studied, researched, practiced, and sought advice from several forums. I was happy with everything about our project, exept my vocals. They just sounded "dry" and "metallic". I couldn't put my finger on it, but my vocals sounded very weak next to our music (we play alternative rock...think Coheed and Cambria meets The Mars Volta). The Warmifier paired with the Voxformer is an absolutely astounding solution. My vocals sound rich, warm, and polished. Believe me, I've tried several plug-ins (compressors, EQ's, Modulators, etc., etc.) with less than satisfying results (glitches, poor quality, system crashes, you name it) but these two Voxengo plug-ins are an instant fix. I really am surprised at the difference this plug-in makes. It's almost imperceptable....very subtle, but definately there! Extremely easy to use.....I use two presets that come with the plug-ins "Warmer and Richer" on the Warmifier and "Smooth as Silk" on the Voxformer. I will be posting this on the Voxformer page as well. Thanks Voxengo.....
A word on Elephant. I use quite an array of plug-in processors and effects(within my DAW) in my work. Some are very expensive and do an incredibly professional job (provided you take the time to learn how to use them). Heres one of them with a slight exception.
Elephant is an excellent track limiter. Especially for rhythm and drum tracks. Acceptional control with a silky, yet somewhat nuetral sound. Its user friendly with a simple, but effective interface.
The exception.........its not one of the more expensive products. The results just sound like it.
I have been very pleased in using several of the Voxengo processors in different professional projects. After learning what they do well ( and they do alot ), sound sculpting becomes that much easier.
Also...my feelings tell me that this company isn't going to rest on its laurels and there are further treats to come.
MD Valentine Pro