Ocean Way Studios

Ocean Way Studios

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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

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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

OVERALL RATING

G. Noteris

October 10, 2013

A game changer plugin

This is for sure the most innovative plugin of the UAD line.

Didn't find a source i couldn't improve with this amazing tool.

As a room/ambiance reverb unit it is great... but once you start to use the re-mic mode then you enter a whole new world where you can go from just adding subtle "air" around the source to fully imerging it into this great souding studio while changing the overall tone by switching mics.

The more tracks you'll use it on and the more smooth and coherent your mix will start to sound before you'll even really start to mix.

If you work mainly ITB this plug really is a game changer. 5 stars !!!

F. Dhotel

October 9, 2013

tres realiste

le océan way studio et très bien réalisé et sonne vraiement très realiste. L'utilisation et facile à comprendre même s' il faut passé un peux de temps sur les réglages. Dommage qu'il consomme autant de resource sinon cela aurait mérité 5 étoiles

R. Kolar

October 9, 2013

Less a 'reverb'. More of an additional studio 'room'!

This plugin is pretty awesome! Especially for someone like me who has a home studio and can't always afford to go to a nice studio with a great room sound. Feel like your drum tracks are a little too dead or dry? This plugin can do wonders. Need a little more space to that percussion, vocal, or guitar track? This plugin will make those tracks feel alive and give them some breathing room. It's a great tool!
I would give it 5 stars but for the price I kinda thing it could have one more room option or slightly more extensive variety. It is great at what it does but I feel like I will eventually crave another or more drastic options.

R. Kolar

October 9, 2013

Less a 'reverb as an additional studio 'room'

This plugin is pretty awesome! Especially for someone like me who has a home studio and can't always afford to go to a nice studio with a great room sound. Feel like your drum tracks are a little too dead or dry? This plugin can do wonders. Need a little more space to that percussion, vocal, or guitar track? This plugin will make those tracks feel alive and give them some breathing room. It's a great tool!
I would give it 5 stars but for the price I kinda thing it could have one more room option or slightly more extensive variety. It is great at what it does but I feel like I will eventually crave another or more drastic options.

R. Kolar

October 9, 2013

Less a 'reverb as an additional studio 'room'

This plugin is pretty awesome! Especially for someone like me who has a home studio and can't always afford to go to a nice studio with a great room sound. Feel like your drum tracks are a little too dead or dry? This plugin can do wonders. Need a little more space to that percussion, vocal, or guitar track? This plugin will make those tracks feel alive and give them some breathing room. It's a great tool!
I would give it 5 stars but for the price I kinda thing it could have one more room option or slightly more extensive variety. It is great at what it does but I feel like I will eventually crave another or more drastic options.

P. Larose

October 9, 2013

Bravo

Alors là réellement bravo, merci merci merci. L'impression de modification de la pièce est brillantissime. Les simulations de mics excellente avec toutefois l'envie de pouvoir bénéficier d'autres modèles ( U47, Telefunken ELLA etc...) enfin on peut toujours rêver.. Je n'aurais pas assez de place pour vous décrire les qualités de ce plugg mais quoi qu'il en soit, foncez dessus si vous n'avez pas la chance d'avoir des pièces parfaites . Trouvez l'endroit le plus neutre chez vous et créez vous votre espace grâce à Ocean Way.

J. Cummins

October 6, 2013

I like it!

First of all it works well very well. Second you get to where you want to go with the sound it feels strong. Third it is fun! It's not about effect it is about space and the importance of the preformance. Helps with the thinking process of recording, plus it does not disappoint. In other words it's great, go for it!

B. Sanhaji

October 1, 2013

Roooooom!!!

great for crazy stereo fx on modular synths...
love it!!!

J. Kehm

October 1, 2013

I love it

I have only added this plug in to vocals and piano tracks but it drastically improves the sound of the track.
it makes it sound like it was recorded in a better room.

I can run only two instances on my Duo though.

L. Schlegel

September 29, 2013

Amazing!

Was skeptical of this plugin at first, but man, this is truly amazing. Great sounds!

S. Hwang

September 26, 2013

Understated beauty of reverb

English is not my skills and hope I am writing you to understand.

I doubt all the special effects, reverb plug-in to my heart was shaking.
Ocean Way Studios it shook my heart. As much as I want to express the beauty that exceed gave. Will be my main reverb.
Another advantage is that good quality is easy to use. I'm not an expert. Therefore simple, but want to maximize the effect. Is just such a plug-in.

B. Chapman

September 23, 2013

really, really good.

It does what it's supposed to do. I record myself in a very small room much of the time. This gives me the sound of a decent size room, without a lot of tweaking. The modeling is great, but most of the time I'm using the Reverb mode, when I use it.

I have used the modeling in situations where the tone of the instrument wasn't captured the way I would wish it was. It has saved the day without any EQ, more than once.

It's a good tool, and has a lot of control on tap. Sounds good, and does what no other reverb in my bag can do!

C. Planche

September 22, 2013

Ocean Way on drums

Already using it on drums bus on a metal album, my rec room is 3mx3m, so I use it to add more space, it works great.

T. Weaver

September 20, 2013

Ocean way kicks butt!

This is an incredible plugin and surpassed my expectations! It works extremely well with drums and electric guitars... It adds such a believable depth to drums that I no longer even setup room mics! I've only used the reverb function so far and am completely sold on it! It sounds great and is pretty well idiot proof! Explaining MY testimony! Haha! Great stuff from UA! Thanks guys!

C. Mcgowan

September 20, 2013

Awesome

I tried he demo of this plugin and was amazed by the quality. I've never heard anything like it. The effect sounds glued with the source material unlike any reverb or convolution processor I've used. Thank you Universal Audio. Keep up the amazing work.

H. Eriksson

September 18, 2013

Good on live recording

In mixing a live recording where everything was closed miked this plugin was really useful.
The organ was a bit edgy and in my face so I tried to use a re-mic setting which took some of the edge of and placed the organ on the stage instead of in the speakers. Good result from little effort.
I tried the reverb setting on the drums. I printed the room to a new track to save dsp and mixed it in with the drumbus and the result was that the drums took the place a bit behind the other instruments and gave the mix depth and a nice glued live sound.
Great plug!

C. Aguilar

September 16, 2013

A must have tool

I have been working with it for a few months now, and it's been a wonderful tool. It does require a lot of DSP but it's worthy. It's easy to use, very simple and it does an amazing job. If you don't have a wonderful room this can clean up the mess. It sounds real, big or small, close or far as you need it to be and in deed recolors the sound to the room and mics. It does everything they promise you it'll do. To be fair, it does require you to do your job by working with the tool settings, but since its a very simple interface, it's not difficult to achieve great results in a few minutes.

J. Baumet

September 14, 2013

Absolutely amazing for ITB acoustic instruments

Drop any of your emulated acoustic instruments from Drums to Piano to Guitar into the remic'd room and it will bring a tear to your eye. It is just stunning to hear an otherwise sterile sampled acoustic guitar made real.

Superior Drummer and Ivory II italian grand sound fantastic as well but I am still trying to find a good way to do multiple outs with SD and create a virtual set of overheads to accompany it without phase issues.

J. Delaney

September 14, 2013

Better than bleach for your crappy room.

Seriously.

When getting tracks with either cruddy room sounds or only overheads, this plug is the fix all!

Re-mic for room mics -- this will turn a couple of 57s in a rehearsal room to sound like it was recorded at Western with $10k of mics.

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The regular reverb application is the best solution to add the appearance of room micing when there was originally none.

Thanks to Allen Sides & UA for doing something very special with this one!

Cheers,

JOETOWN

M. Kartashev

September 10, 2013

Stunning!

this is amazing!
it can bring life to synths / drum machines like nothing else...gives it a real room vibe using the re-mic and makes it sit in the mix like magic sometimes...

also great when some realistic room is needed for more acoustic material like vocals strings guitars etc...

truly one of a kind highly recommended!

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