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.

Customer Reviews

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


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!

J. Dockerty

January 12, 2017


Oceanway what can I say, other than a piece of brilliance

UAD User

January 11, 2017

magic dust

whenever I get poorly recorded/overly close-miked tracks, I slip a little of this on as faux room mics and it comes to life with space and depth. Wish there was a cut-down version with only one mic that took up less DSP, but otherwise 100% happy.

A. Pollien

January 9, 2017


Maybe it was the plugin that impressed me most. When one does not have the financial resources to have a nice recording space: just do a neutral and proximity recording, and ocean studio does the rest. Fantastic! this plugin makes me dream. I feel like I have the juice of the most beautiful studio in the world ... with my 12m2 room. The best plugin I have!

s. whiteside

January 9, 2017

Excellent Space and feel

I have been wanting to own the Ocean Way plug in for a while now. It really delivers a studio ambience. I had a Jazz quartet (Guitar, Piano,Bass, Drums) programmed up with good samples. Placing the instruments in the Ocean Way spaces really brought a live feel to the samples. In an odd way it made them sound better by sounding worse ( if that makes sense) What i mean is that the very clinical clean sound was given an authentic dirt making the samples sound more like players in a studio rather than samples in a computer. I don't think i have really got past the most basic of set up options yet an look forward to working with the plug in more and exploring what it can bring to samples and live instruments.


N. Antonio

January 8, 2017

need more DSP

This is the first time for such a fun reverb! Plug-in sound source has an enormous effect. But for vocals and acoustic guitars you have to adjust carefully so that the high frequencies do not become hard.


January 6, 2017

리앰핑에 딱이다

나만 그런건지는 모르겠는데 얘는 좀 과장홍보됐다 생각한다. 드라마틱하게 오션웨이스튜디오로 소스를 가져다주지는 않지만 디테일한 공간감을 얻을 수 있는건 사실이다. 특히 밴드음악을 더럽고 풍성하게 만들어줄때 요긴하다.

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