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.

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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

81-100 of 377 Results

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November 27, 2016

Good, but only find myself using it for ambience

This plugin sounds great, but it is not as versatile as I expected it to be based on the price. For now I've only found myself using it to add ambience to dull close-mic'ed sources.

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November 15, 2016

Just WOW

More than just reverb.
Though it is a ressource-eater, it gives a shine and more life to almost every signal. Love it on drums & guitars.

J. Fanus 

November 15, 2016

The vocal spaces I needed

This plugin provided me with a much needed reverb and tool to create spaces that I wanted and needed. Its great for experiments along side other verbs.

D. van Haarlem 

November 12, 2016

OWS is the "King of Rooms"

'Ocean Way Studios' is a real gem! I mostly mix tracks that are recorded in smaller studio's and smaller rooms. This plugin "OPENS THINGS UP" and lets the tracks "BREATHE WARMTH IN SPACE AND COHESION". This plugin is an example of what poetry does with words; It shifts you to a different paradigm ;-) I have never been to Ocean Way Studio's but you immediately hear a "good sounding large room". The choice of microphones, alignments, distances, filters and mix-faders for near/mid/far-positions are so easy to use and can make all the difference. I use it on my aux-busses and always have at least two of them loaded in my mixes: one for my Vocal-sends and one for my Drum-sends. I could use convolution reverbs with studio ambiences, but somehow the Ocean Way plugin always gels more with the sources and makes it 'More Real'.

R. Beld 

November 11, 2016

Adds nice depth to your tracks

Love putting this on drums, perc, vocals and guitars. Such nice flavor!

A. Kamel 

November 2, 2016

Pour chercheurs d’ambiances !

J'ai hésité avant de prendre ce plug in car je n'était pas sûr du réalisme qu'il pourrais produire.
Il fut un des premiers que j'ai essayé et malgré mon scepticisme, je doit avouer que ça la fait directement !
On à bien l'impression d'être dans une salle d'enregistrement de standing et la possibilité de mixage des trois positions de micros, permet de travailler sur l'ambiance souhaité.
En mode tracking, cela rajoute une belle ambiance aux prises et permet de limité par la suite l'utilisation du DSP car assez gourmand.
Un outil agréable à utilisé et pratiquement indispensable en home studio où l'acoustique n'est pas forcément travailler.

A. Bestit 

October 20, 2016

Ad space to your mix

Unlike other room and reverb plugins this room emulation don't ads a reverberant tail to your instruments. A touch of this in your instruments will ad a lot of space in your mix. Incredible in drums, acoustic guitars and other acoustic instruments but, also amazing in vocals.

You will love it!

J. Chase 

October 12, 2016

MIght Use DSP However, We Used To Bounce In The Old Days

Now you simply create the ambience and or sound you need, and record to one of the near endless tracks we are graced with these days.

The Ocean Way Plugin did a very nice job of helping to add a more believable timbre to a cheesy string patch in a track I'm mixing at the moment.

Anything that helps speed a session along while improving the sounds in question is what should be considered a useful tool.

This is going to come in quite handy at times!

Thank you U.A.

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September 23, 2016

It's almost like cheating.

The way that this plugin makes in-the-box sounds not sound like they are sampled midi performances makes me feel wrong...but like with most sins I am hesitant to care because it makes me feel so good.

I've gotten so much use out of this plugin at this point that I feel almost like it's the only plugin I need for midi applications (aside from a library of sounds). Strings and drums that are canned come alive and are made anew.

Well done, UA.

R. Freeman 

September 17, 2016

Recommended

The Ocean Way rooms sound lovely, and there is enough flexibility (mic types, positions, EQ) to get whatever you need in the way of authentic ambience. My only gripe is that there is no level meter so you can't see what's going in or coming out. Maybe an idea for the next version?

B. Ward 

August 18, 2016

Ocean Way creates space

The Ocean Way Studio plugin is very unique. It allows you to put your tracks into a very good sounding space. For DAW and ITB productions this is extremely useful. The selection of microphones and placement choices is mind blowing. You can take a flat sounding software instrument track and make it sound very realistic. I will be finding all sorts of uses for this plugin. There is nothing else like it out there so just get it.

A. Gorman 

August 15, 2016

Nothing else like it..

This is an indispensable plugin for me as my studio's tracking room for drums isn't the biggest so if we want a drum sound that appears larger than it is then this is the first thing I reach for. It can give the dryest of drum sounds that big room sheen and the mix of convolution and algorithmic technology in this one is a complete winner. Don't just stop at drums though, guitars, piano, organ, acoustic, vocals, horns, strings, you name it, it will work brilliantly on them all!

A. Gorman 

August 15, 2016

Nothing else like it..

This is an indispensable plugin for me as my studio's tracking room for drums isn't the biggest so if we want a drum sound that appears larger than it is then this is the first thing I reach for. It can give the dryest of drum sounds that big room sheen and the mix of convolution and algorithmic technology in this one is a complete winner. Don't just stop at drums though, guitars, piano, organ, acoustic, vocals, horns, strings, you name it, it will work brilliantly on them all!

A. Gorman 

August 15, 2016

Nothing else like it..

This is an indispensable plugin for me as my studio's tracking room for drums isn't the biggest so if we want a drum sound that appears larger than it is then this is the first thing I reach for. It can give the dryest of drum sounds that big room sheen and the mix of convolution and algorithmic technology in this one is a complete winner. Don't just stop at drums though, guitars, piano, organ, acoustic, vocals, horns, strings, you name it, it will work brilliantly on them all!

A. Gorman 

August 15, 2016

Nothing else like it..

This is an indispensable plugin for me as my studio's tracking room for drums isn't the biggest so if we want a drum sound that appears larger than it is then this is the first thing I reach for. It can give the dryest of drum sounds that big room sheen and the mix of convolution and algorithmic technology in this one is a complete winner. Don't just stop at drums though, guitars, piano, organ, acoustic, vocals, horns, strings, you name it, it will work brilliantly on them all!

A. Gorman 

August 15, 2016

Nothing else like it..

This is an indispensable plugin for me as my studio's tracking room for drums isn't the biggest so if we want a drum sound that appears larger than it is then this is the first thing I reach for. It can give the dryest of drum sounds that big room sheen and the mix of convolution and algorithmic technology in this one is a complete winner. Don't just stop at drums though, guitars, piano, organ, acoustic, vocals, horns, strings, you name it, it will work brilliantly on them all!

A. Gorman 

August 15, 2016

Nothing else like it..

This is an indispensable plugin for me as my studio's tracking room for drums isn't the biggest so if we want a drum sound that appears larger than it is then this is the first thing I reach for. It can give the dryest of drum sounds that big room sheen and the mix of convolution and algorithmic technology in this one is a complete winner. Don't just stop at drums though, guitars, piano, organ, acoustic, vocals, horns, strings, you name it, it will work brilliantly on them all!

R. Costa 

August 13, 2016

Beautiful plugin!

I‘m very impressed with Ocean Way Studios Plug-In because I‘m getting great results with acoustic instruments, mainly guitars. I was skeptical but it is amazing! Tried it and purchased it in a uad promotion. Thank you!

J. Hoover 

August 12, 2016

Wow-Just Wow

Love the way it creates space. Almost can hear the real acoustic reflections. Using it on a project right now with the Lexicon in a chain. Makes an amazing sounding space that just glues things together without muddying the water.

A. Vehring 

August 12, 2016

put it on DI acoustic guitar!!!

Recorded an acoustic singer songwriter setup (vocals KMS 105 + ac guitar DI) in order to check it for live usage at club gigs.
the oceanway on guitar blew me away.
1073 + 1176 on vocals, 88RS + ocean way on guitar, on Aux LA2A parallel compression and Lexicon 224.
Guitar didn't sound like DI anymore!
Checked it, love it, used it live....
Best sound so far!

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