Chino, CA (December 27, 2013)—For the Jazz at the Bowl series at the Hollywood Bowl this year, Queen Latifah’s front-of-house engineer Rob Treloar decided to try the Manley VoxBox for her vocals.
“I wanted to hear that kind of sound, that warmth with clarity on Queen Latifah’s voice,” Treloar said. “The EQ was so smooth. I was able to tailor her voice perfectly and there was absolutely no harshness that many digital EQs introduce. The use of Class A electronics definitely played a role. Utilizing the preamp on the VoxBox, I plugged it directly into her channel on the board. I was immediately floored.”
Treloar notes that Latifah has “one of those voices most FOH engineers dream of: loud, full, and topped off by excellent microphone technique. The VoxBox made my life a joy at FOH,” as Queen Latifah would go from the whisper-quiet of “Poetry Man” to the roar of full-on rap “U.N.I.T.Y.” “I could mix and didn’t have to hover on her channel constantly.”