Vox Valvetronix "Desktop" Tonelab Guitar Effects Processor - 2003-2007

Vox introduced their revolutionary "Blue" Valvetronix AD60VT and AD120VT amplifiers in 2002. They featured an innovative preamp section that combined a 12AX7 powered "Valve Reactor" circuit with digital audio modeling to recreate the sound of sixteen of the world's most iconic guitar amplifiers. Vox AD60VT and AD120VT amps also included realistic simulations of ten classic "stomp box" pedals and a multitude of digital effects such as chorus, flanger, phaser, tremolo, rotary, echo (x3) and reverb (x3). Combinations of amp models, pedals, digital effects and control settings could be stored in one of 32 user programs for instant recall. All of these amp models, pedals, effects and user programs could be remotely accessed using the optional Vox VC4 or VC12 floor controller.

Introduced in 2003, the Vox Valvetronix Tonelab was a multi-effects processor for guitar based on the preamp circuitry of the Vox AD60VT and AD120VT. Like the "Blue" Valvetronix amps, the Tonelab included sixteen amp models, ten pedals, five modulation effects, three delay effects and three types of reverb.Program storage was increased from 32 in the AD60VT and A
D120VT to 96 (48 preset and 48 user programmable) in the Tonelab. The Tonelab also added ten speaker cabinet simulators not included in the "Blue" Valvetronix amplifiers.

Vox Tonelab and VC12 Floor Controller

A Vox VC4 or VC12 floor controller could also be connected to the Tonelab for remote access of amp models, pedals, effects and user programs.

In addition to traditional ¼" analog audio in/out and midi in/out jacks, the Tonelab also included a S/PDIF output connector for direct-to-digital recording. Editing and patch librarian software was downloadable from the Vox web site.

Tonelab Specifications
  • Amp Models (16): Black 2x12, Tweed 1x12, Tweed 4x10, AC15, AC15TB, AC30, AC30TB, UK Blues, UK 68P, UK80s, UK90s, UK Modern, Recto, US HiGain, Boutique OD and Boutique CL.
  • Cabinet Simulators (11): Tweed 1x12, Tweed 4x10, Black 2x10, Black 2x12, Vox AC15, Vox AC30, Vox AD412, UK H30, UK T75, UK V30, US V30
  • Tonelab Effects Pedals (10): Comp, Acoustic, Vox Wah, Auto-Wah, U-Vibe, Octave, Treble Boost, Tube OD, Fat OD and Fuzz
  • Modulators (5): Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Tremolo and Rotary
  • Delay (3): Delay, Tape Echo and Multi Head
  • Reverb (3): Spring, Room and Plate
  • Connectors: ¼" mono input, 2 x ¼" stereo/mono analog audio outputs, headphone, S/PDIF digital audio output, Midi In/Out, Vox Bus for connection to a VC4 or VC12 floor controller, jack for an external 9 volt/18 watt AC power supply
  • Optional Accessories: Vox VC4 or VC12 Floor Controller
  • Dimensions and Weight: ~12.5" x ~8.4" x ~3.1," 5.5 pounds.

Tonelab Comparison Chart

Tonelab Tonelab SE Tonelab LE Tonelab ST Tonelab EX
Years of Production:
Valve Reactor Tube:
Program Storage:
Amp Models:
Cabinet Simulator Models:
Total Effects:
Drive Pedal Effects:
Modulation Effects:
Delay Effects:
Types of Reverb:
Noise Reduction:
Expression Pedals:
Internal Monitor Speakers:
USB Interface:
S/PDIF Digital Interface:
Midi In/Out:
Downloadable Software:

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10 11 11 11 11
22 50 50 26 45
10 16 16 11 26
5 11 11 8 11
3 11 11 3 4
3 11 11 3 3
1 1 1 1 1
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