Voxengo CRTIV Tape Bus - User Testimonials

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Slick GUI, variety of settings, great sound, competitive price.  I honestly couldn't have asked for more.  Here's a quick review.

- What I like:

All Voxengo plugins have signature GUI which is very convenient and modern-looking, plus it allows me to quickly and easily find and adjust settings on different Voxengo plugins without the need to readapt to another GUI.  I consider it a huge advantage over many other developers who simply copy hardware interface with rust and screws and all, without adapting it to "modern world".

Sound-wise it's also great and flexible, nothing to add here.

- What I'd add to this plugin:

Visual representation of tape EQs which are available in this plugin.  It can be like a floating window when you scroll between impulse modes, just to get a basic idea of what different modes do (I know it's displayed in the manual, but it would still be a nice addition, I think).

Anton


As good as waves NLS with the option to design console saturation, tube harmonics and Tube Grit and distortion, this is THE CONSOLE EMULATOR, it is what lampthruster was trying to achieve which I still have and use often.  The sound is Exceptional and I rate voxengo FX as an alternative for musical enthusiasts who cant afford the big name FX, but voxengo FX are even better than some of the "suggested by pros" FX vsts and give many a run for their money.  Soniformer 3 is the best processor for mastering I have ever used with the only downside being the processor hit and it has an excellent vintage tape vibe
BW33


I just want to comment on Voxengo products we use here in the studio.I would say lately they have been the "go-to" plugs we've been using.The Curve EQ,Soniformer,Elephant have replaced all the "big name-big price" plugs that keep getting all the talk.Extremely warm,versitile, and analog.The compliments I've been receiving have been satisfied clients and "How did you get that sound?" We are lucky to have a company and a creator
Steve Moore-Musician/Engineer-Too Fast Records


The TapeBus is a rediculously useful plugin for warming up tracks and making them sound nasty... in a great way!  If you need a bit of edge to the source, look no further.  TapeBus alone is worth the price of admission.  The other effects are icing on the cake... =)
Erik - XXII-22 Productions


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.

Peace,

E.  Irizarry - future R&B artist...real talk, baby!



Analogflux Suite just made my harmony vocals awesome.  TapeBus alone is worth the price of admission - this brought a nice warmth to my backing vocals & joined them all together in the same space instead of sounding like several isolated tracks.  They blend beautifully with lead vocals now & sit perfectly in the mix just behind lead vocals

I put the 'vintage' Chorus on the harmony vocals & added the Impulse spring reverb on them & the backing vocals are now perfect.

The Delay won't be used every day, but when you want an old school analog delay - this is the one to use.  It even syncs to the beat of your project.

Thanks for all your awesome work Voxengo!

Pirate Chimp


I use your EQ, SPAN, and Voxengo Analogue plug-ins all over my own music.  Span Plus alone is absolutely essential for both tracks and masters.  When it comes to Tape Simulation, there isn't a better plug-in out there than Tapebus, and I've tried countless, plus the Delay portion of the bundle is one of my all time go tos.  I look forward to trying out more, amazing work my friends!
Andy DiGelsomina, Composer, Guitarist, and Co Producer at Lyraka


Voxengo plugins are the best computer related products I ever bought!  When I tried them I couldn't believe my ears.  How can they sound so good?!  I'm using a PC mostly, but own a MAC also.  I never thought I could get such a sound with my PC. (Sonar7 on a 64bit Vista Ultimate).  Voxengo have saved my musical life! "Sound with a Soul", takes my music and makes it fly...  Thank You very much!
Glenn H├Ąger GLH Music (FINLAND)


I just want to say how incredible your plugins are.  I use HarmoniEQ, Soniformer, Tapebuss, and the Impulse Response plugins in every mix I do.  Thank you for creating such great sounding plugins, and keep up the good work!
Jay Trammell, Producer, Engineer @ Fat Cat Recording Studios


I own and use numerous Voxengo products in my studio.  I find them to be of the highest quality, they are user friendly, and offer tremendous value.  In reality, there are only a few plug-ins that I don't have - in due time I will own them all!  They are that good!  I am in the process of transitioning from hobbyist to project studio owner, and the Voxengo products are foundational for my studio.  With over 20 years in commercial software, I know the real deal when I see it, and Aleksey Vaneev is a gem.  Keep that fantastic software coming Aleksey!
Dan Casey