For more than 30 years, the Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder and Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder have endured as the world's most sought-after professional tape recording machines. As two sides of a legendary mixing/mastering coin, the fabled "Studer and Ampex" combination provides
the ideal qualities of warmth, presence, cohesion, and low-end punch that only genuine tape can provide. The UAD Magnetic Tape Machine Plug-In bundle contains the world's most authentic — and the only licensed and approved — plug-in models of these classic machines, widely regarded as the very best on the market.
Artists and engineers alike have long gravitated to the warm analog sound, solid low-end, and overall presence of the Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder. The sheer number of albums recorded on this legendary 2” analog tape machine — including classics from Metallica, Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty, A Tribe Called Quest, and Jeff Buckley — serve as shining examples of the musicality of analog tape. This plug-in faithfully models the entire multitrack tape circuit path and electronics of a popular A800 machine from Allen Sides' collection at Ocean Way Studios — plus the distinct sounds of multiple tape formulas. Put simply, it's the most accurate representation of professional multitrack analog tape recording.
Since its inception, the legendary two-channel Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder has turned music recordings into records. With its cohesive sound, punch, and ability to provide subtle-to-deep tape saturation, the ATR-102 is a fixture in major recording and mastering studios — and is considered by many engineers to be the best-sounding tape machine for final mixdown. The perfect complement to the workhorse Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder, the ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder plug-in for UAD-2 can provide the final “analog polish” on your music, turning songs into albums.