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

A. Perez

October 31, 2013

ocean way plug

i have ocean way drums library and i needed a plug that mixed my real hihat with my library as hybrid drums, ocean way emulate perfectly the room than i need.}
this product is perfect for me

N. Kirk

October 29, 2013

Love it

Such a fantastic room. One notch above Altiverb IMO.

A. De

October 28, 2013

Muito bom!!!

Estou muito satisfeito com a compra!! Vale a pena!!!

R. Otter

October 23, 2013

One-of-a-Kind

This thing is trully unique. Whenever i need to a special space for my strings section or to process the vocal in the unusual way - it is tool that does magic.
It is not a reverb. It is SPACE and ROOMS for your instruments and sounds.
Amazing plug-in,one-of-a-kind

D. Solomon

October 21, 2013

I guarantee this will change your life

Just demo this plugin (stereo) on a mono acoustic guitar track that has been recorded with a pickup. Use the studio A guitar preset. And tell me the guitar track wasn't recorded with incredible mics in the most gorgeous room.

So now with my apollo I get this acoustic guitar sound live on all my gigs. UA continues to change the whole game.

Of course it's equally stellar on a drum submix, or lead vocal, or any sound you want to have a gorgeous room sound instead of a dry close miked sound.

F. Hansen

October 18, 2013

Need a room?

Well, this might not be the cheapest, nor the lightest plugin on the UAD DSP-platform. However this room sounds like no other room-emulation I have encountered. It sounds open and very 3D-ish = natural. I had my doubts about the Re-mic outcome but these were all put to shame. Astonishing what this can do to a fairly dry signal and virtual instruments. Hats off to UA for this one. Pricey and heavy on the shark chip (bounce in place for me)- but no one comes close to this one. Do yourselves a favour and try it - you will need that room:)

C. Allen

October 18, 2013

wonderful...but has a few issues

please UA - fix the distracting zipper noise and audible glitches on the fader controls...none of the other UA plugins have this issue.

Also - the fader controls need better physics - they are over-sensitive and its too easy to accidentally move one several db and upset the balance.

sonically - this is an amazing reverb & convolution device - worth the cost - it does some amazing things on pianos and other instruments that are difficult to sit in a mix.

J. Hunter

October 14, 2013

Drums

I bought this plug for big room drum sounds. It delivers.

A. Pierre

October 14, 2013

waouh

UAD just made one the most powerful and versatile plug-in !!!
you can get a lot of different sound wich is very unique and amazing !
your drums never sound the same !!

M. Brawer

October 13, 2013

awesome!!

a great suble reverb for tracks recorded in a dead or otherwise uninteresting space - has some peculiarities in it's function so read up on the remic v reverb settings in the manual. that said, this plug is very helpful for adding dimension/life to tracks without too much wash.

A. Eriksmoen

October 12, 2013

Very useful

This is a really useful plugin for home studio production. Great to be able to put a live room on guitars recorded in my tiny studio. Also great to use with synthetic drums and bass to "liven" them up some.

C. Paschall

October 11, 2013

Exceeded expectation

Love drums through this thing! But honestly anything goes... Vocals, guitar, piano, anything. Adds great natural space to any track and easy to adjust. Definitely more options than I would have guessed. Great plug.

C. Hawkins

October 11, 2013

This plugin is Boss !

I Demo'd O.W.S after reading a review on the new "Daft Punk" mix ...I loaded it up, tracked through it from the get go with a decent Taylor and the "Guitar preset" loaded , Wow !..All this added Control i was suddenly presented !!! I love this Plugin .It sounds great on Overheads and adds nice body to snare in Reverb Mode. I also love the space its created in my mixes .Dialing in a different Kind of depth & Character in a few simple tweaks :)

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!

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