Ocean Way Studios

Regular Price: $349.00


You have no items in your shopping cart.

Regular Price: $349.00


You have no items in your shopping cart.

Welcome to Ocean Way Studios — the world’s first dynamic room modeling plug‑in.

Developed by Universal Audio and Allen Sides, the Ocean Way Studios plug-in for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces rewrites the book on what’s possible with acoustic space emulation.

By combining elements of room, microphone, and source modeling, Ocean Way Studios moves far beyond standard impulse response players and reverbs — giving you an authentic replication of one of the world’s most famous recording studios.

Now You Can:

Record live or mix through Ocean Way Recording’s legendary Studio A and Studio B

Use “best of the best” vintage microphones from Allen Sides’ world-renowned collection

Choose among Allen Sides’ favorite room positions with 8 source types, for stunningly accurate sound dispersion behaviors

Position, blend, and process three mic pairs (Near / Mid / Far) in real time

Retain mic bleed, proximity, and other naturally occurring behaviors for realism far beyond other reverb/ambience plug-ins

Re-mic loops and soft synths to bring them to life

Take a Listen

Take a Listen
5-Minute UAD Tips

5-Minute UAD Tips

Ocean Way Studios plug-in

The Legendary Rooms of Ocean Way

The Legendary Rooms of Ocean Way

From the opening of Bill Putnam’s United Recording in 1957, to the annexing of neighboring Western Studio in 1961, to their reinvention as Ocean Way Recording under Allen Sides — the famed “Studio A” and “Studio B” at Ocean Way Studios have shaped the sound of countless classic records. From Ray Charles and the Beach Boys, to the Rolling Stones, and Radiohead, music creators have sought out the sound of these beautifully balanced rooms for more than five decades.

Dynamic Room Modeling

Dynamic Room Modeling

Ocean Way Studios reinvents ambience processing with UA’s proprietary Dynamic Room Modeling technology, an exclusive combination of signal processing and advanced measurement techniques. Whereas standard convolution reverbs only provide a sonic snapshot, Dynamic Room Modeling offers the full spectrum of a studio’s ambience possibilities. Specifically, Dynamic Room Modeling provides the unique dispersion properties of various sources, as recorded through various vintage microphones that can be positioned in each room — in real time — via a simple click-and-drag interface. This technology gives the Ocean Way Studios plug-in a shocking level of sonic realism.

An Unrivaled Microphone Collection Under Your Control

An Unrivaled Microphone Collection Under Your Control

With virtual access to $250,000 of hand-picked, vintage microphones, Ocean Way’s microphone setups and Distance controls are the centerpiece of the plug-in. The setups capture the ideal microphone selections and placements for each room and source type.

Up to three vintage microphones pairs (Near, Mid, Far) are available in each setup, allowing for creative sonic blending. Click-and-drag the microphones to position them in the room, then EQ and filter their sound as desired — complete with mic bleed and proximity effects.

Transform Tones With Reverb and Re-Mic Modes

Transform Tones With Reverb and Re-Mic Modes

Ocean Way Studios offers two modes of operation: Reverb mode, using send/return paths to mix wet and dry signals; or Re-Mic mode, to fully immerse the original source audio within Ocean Way’s rooms. Re-Mic mode is by nature “fully wet,” and can be used to entirely replace your original room and microphone sounds with the fabled sound of Ocean Way.

Key Features

Breakthrough acoustic emulations of Ocean Way Recording’s legendary Studio A and Studio B
Dynamic Room Modeling combines room, microphone, and source models for unprecedented realism
Incorporates sonic profiles of vintage microphones from Allen Side’s world-renowned collection
Includes mic bleed and mic proximity effects for stunning accuracy
Choose from eight instrument / vocal source types with unique dispersion patterns
Position and blend between three vintage mic pairs (Near / Mid / Far) in real time
Use in “Reverb” mode, mixing wet and dry signal; or “Re-Mic” mode, replacing your original room and mic sounds altogether
Preset mic selections, placements and creative direction by Ocean Way’s Allen Sides
Requires UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface, available from authorized dealers worldwide

Customer Reviews

Ocean Way Studios


m. hardy

March 17, 2017


Perfect ambience

S. Simpson

March 13, 2017

NOT a gimmick.....

I purchased Ocean Way a while back, played around with it a bit, thought it might be pretty useful at some point- and kind of left it at that. Well, yesterday? Mind is blown.
I needed some virtual brass for a project, and as always, was dissatisfied with the way the horns were sitting. Either, too much in front and cheesy sounding, or buried and tinny. That's when I thought, "What I need is a good sounding room.... hey, how bout that Ocean Way deal? You know that moment when you click on something and it feels like you just got a pony, a new bike, AND your favorite breakfast as a kid on Christmas morning? Yeah. It felt like that. Yes, it is a pricey plugin, and no it may not work for every little thing.... but, if you use virtual horns, strings, or drums? Worth every penny, and then some.

j. mead

March 8, 2017

works wonderfully

added this when I bought my octo, love the remike feature, takes a bit of my resources, but with the octo I still have plenty of bandwidth

P. Duffy

March 6, 2017

Make your virtual instruments sound like real instruments

I'm seriously impressed by this plugin. It's quite heavy on resources, but I use it to track instruments and if I'm looking to give a bit more life to virtual instruments it's great.

A. Dell'Olio

February 24, 2017

Impressive reverb

This is just an impressive room simulation. It gives depth, life and energy to every instrument, on every mix.

J. Morra

February 22, 2017

Not an ordinary reverb plugin

I already have several reverb plugins, satisfied with them. But I can't help buying this after trying demo. It was the re-mic processing surprises me. It not only glues several tracks and adds beautiful reverb sounds but sounds like they're really in the same space.

s. durand

February 14, 2017


Ocean Way Studios Is just the essential plugins for drums and voice applications
Stéphane Targa

W. Khin

February 9, 2017

You never know until you use it.

You will never know until you use this plugin. My programmed drum tracks now sound alive thru this Plugin.

R. Murry

February 4, 2017

A unique and different reverb plugin

I was skeptical about this plugin, but I found the re-mic feature truely unique. It definitely give a very musical sense of space to my mixes.

M. Semrad

February 2, 2017


This is a great plugin to create some really unique, lo-fi even, sounds. I was really impressed with the variations I could get and how I was able to change so much. I like that as an engineer.

J. Reichert

January 30, 2017

Nothing else like it.

No other reverb I had in my arsenal was as realistic as Ocean Way. Not even close. It's a must have. I've used it on drums, live horns, guitars, vocals......everything that needed it. It really makes me just shake my head in disbelief it's that good.

UAD User

January 27, 2017

Great for adding life to recordings from a dead room

I have a very small home studio treated with lots of broadband bass absorption to get rid of problems with reflections etc. I've always used my collection of reverbs to add life to recordings, but this plugin is something special. It sounds beautiful and it adds an airiness and a realness that before this has eluded me. I only have it a few weeks, so I'm still learning to deploy all of its subtleties more effectively while mixing, but even already it helps me achieve the 3-dimensionality and sense of real space that has been lacking from my previous mixes. It has established itself as a fixture on the drum bus.
I've also used it while tracking though my Apollo Quad to give musicians a better vibe in the cans.
If you have a beautiful tracking room, then this plugin may be of limited benefit. But if, like me, you have a small dead tracking room and use a mixture of DI-ed instruments, virtual instruments as well as live instruments, then this could be a vital element in your studio. Well done UAD, and thanks. Your hard work and dedication to music is appreciated.

A. Glass

January 24, 2017

Absolutely amazing.

It's quite the DSP hog but it's worth it. You get what sounds like a REAL room. This isn't an IR, this isn't a reverb. The re-mic'ing feature just feels right. Send multiple tracks to this on a bus acting as reverb for a great effect.

c. kestner

January 22, 2017


This one is a HOG, and that's why I don't rate it 5 stars. BUT what it does to help keyboard strings sound realistic is simply amazing!

L. Novick

January 16, 2017

This DSP hog is worth it!

Prior to purchasing this plugin, I had only used it as a reverb. And it excels at that. But where I think this plugin really shines is in its "Re-Mic" function, which is perfect for making dull sounding tracks sound lively and huge. If you've got a small project studio or have ever recorded in a small apartment or even a dorm room, you know that the results you get often sound like it. This plugin also does well to spruce up poorly mic'ed tracks. Works well for anything, but I have found it especially useful on vocals and acoustic guitar. Definitely not a "set and forget" plugin, to get the most out of it you've got to be willing to spend a bit of time familiarizing yourself with its functions and trying different things. Love the mic selections and the variable distance. This plug is a winner all around. The only downside is how much DSP it eats up, but with how good it sounds, it's worth it.

Props to UAD, this ones a winner!

UAD User

January 14, 2017


One of the most unique plugins I've used. Very impressed.

M. Palma

January 14, 2017

Ocean Way Studios

simply superb

m. wan

January 12, 2017

Classic plug-in

Used to handle voice, Chorus
Make music more integrated

S. Jean-emmanuel

January 12, 2017

Magnifique plugin

Une pure merveille!!!!

S. Barth

January 12, 2017

This plugin is a must

I only can recommend this unbelievable good sounding plugin. It is expensive, but it is worth every penny. You really get great results while using it. The sound of all instruments and vocals come to a new life! Great tool and easy to handle!

View All Reviews