Vox: setting new standards in multi-effects with ToneLab EX

(john Gorbe | Posted 2011-03-30)

Vox: setting new standards in multi-effects with ToneLab EX

Even if you're not old enough to have lived through the British Invasion in the '60s, the miracle of Youtube lets you see the teardrop-shaped Vox guitars and basses used by the Rolling Stones. And it's common knowledge that The Beatle used Vox AC-15 and AC-30, descendants of the first Vox amp, the short-lived AC2/30. In 1967 the Vox Cry Baby Wah-Wah made its first appearance and wasquickly thrust into the limelight byEric Clapton and Jimmy Hendrix.

Now, for 2011 Vox ups the ante with ToneLab EX, a powerful valvetronix modeling multi-effect pedal which is also enhanced for live performance.b ToneLab EX unit features:

• Highly acclaimed VOX Valvetronix technology provides spot-on amp/effect modeling
• Powerful Valve Reactor circuit features a real 12AX7 vacuum tube for true-tube tone
• 200 Ready-to-use and instantly available Programs, all professionally programmed

• 100 User Programs (25 Banks; Four programs per bank)
• 100 Preset Programs (25 Banks; Four programs per bank)

• Includes 50 Song Presets that recreate the guitar sound used on well-known songs
• 33 Expertly voiced amp models cover rare, vintage, boutique, and coveted amps, plus much more
• 11 Cabinet models perfectly mimic the original’s depth and tone; mix and match with any amp model
• 45 Premium quality effects; use up to nine at once (including noise reduction and expression pedal)

• 11 Stand-alone distortion pedals (use in place of an amp model)

• 15 Pedal effects (divided between Pedal 1 & Pedal 2)

• 11 Modulation effects

• 4 Delay types including Tap Tempo delay

• 3 Reverb types

• 1 Noise reduction effect
• Normal/Strobe chromatic tuner with high-visibility LED display; easy to see on stage
• Stereo monitor speakers allow backstage tweaking, editing and rehearsing - no additional gear required!
• Full size VOX expression pedal provides stable pedal control during live performances.
• Intuitive panel design places the amp head and stomp-box effects at your feet for comfortable control
• Completely independent editing sections for the amp and effects allows for simple editing
• Amp/Line output switch provides optimal sound through any amp or system:

• Amp Mode has settings for connecting directly to a VOX, F, or M guitar amplifier

• Line Mode provides a three-band Total Equalizer to control the tone
• AUX IN is provided for jamming along to your favorite tunes via CD, MP3, etc.
• USB port provides a single-cable audio connection to your computer’s digital recording software.

The Vox Tonelab EX also contains a 12AX7 triode vacuum tube to produce a warmer sound and separate itself from other multi-effect units. With 33 Amp models, 11 cabinet models, stand-alone drive pedals, 11 stand-alone pedal models, solid metal durable chassis, built-in monitor speakers, and a USB audio interface – it’s worth a look for $299.

Check them out at: http://www.voxamps.com/us/pedals/tonelabex

From a press release.

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