Magnetic Tape Bundle
Magnetic Tape Bundle
Tone shaping must
Less "tapey" than the Ampex, but given tone shaping uniqueness and low DSP draw, perhaps more useful. If you work hard to track good, clear sounds, but need a little bite taken off individual tracks during mixing, this is your ticket. Awesome.
Close enough to the real thing...
The sound is there and that's what matters... the smell and romance of the studer whirring away behind you or in a machine room while you work is a luxury these days and few machines are cal'd correctly or properly maintained...
These heads don't need Relapping and the machine is always aligned (any way you want it)
Poorly recorded pokey transients can be mellowed and make for easier mixing with this or push it hard and get some new tonal color. I love this thing and use it a lot on any number of tracks/types of mixes.
A must for your master bus channel!
I can't stress how much I can't live without this amazing plugin. As soon as I put across my master bus with the default preset. you can hear the difference. It's like I went to King Jammy's studio in Jamaica. Brilliant
About Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder Plug-in
This is a really good simulation of Studer A800. It's always so hard to repeat an analogue existence in digital world but I think UAD did it. It's saturation is very realistic and so easy to understand how to use. By the way, ''ganging'' feature is genius to emulate 24 channel input on the same deck. Thanks for all UAD team, from customer support to engineers!
This is a reason to buy UA products by itself. Its usefulness cannot be overstated. On every channel of every mix, Period!
Unbelievable - I love it!!
Wow, i must say this plugin is worth twice its price. It has done wonders for my mixes, tight bottom end and smooth highs. I now spend less time tweaking the EQ's on my tracks. Digital process has come a long way.
Well done UA keep up the good work.
A Superb Tape Plug-in
I decided to purchased the UAD-2 Satellite Duo and among a lot of interesting offered plug-ins,I decided to purchase the Ampex ATR-102.Since my main work is Matering Disc related,I was impressed with the final sound processed. My laptop,a MacBook has not presented any issues related while I was hearing the final mix with Pro-Tools 8.0 in my home Studio.
Thanks Universal Audio for the excellence !
Obvious Difference to Oridinary Ears
Since purchasing the Ampex ATR -102 it has been a part of my mastering chain. I have been mastering since 1991 and I have never purchased a device or plug-in that has made such a difference. The character that it adds to a master is obvious to the trained ear because we know what to listen for. The true test was with my clients who has chosen the master with the Ampex ATR-102 as part of my mastering chain, every single time. I'm a believer. A good Mastering Engineer knows how to utilize the best in both digital and analog platforms . We have to make choices based on what is needed for that particular song or project. It is rare to find something that everyone agrees sounds awesome . THANKS UA.!! IGIT Mastering Studio
LOST WORLD Studer A800 review
What can I say that hasn't already been said... The Studer A800 is AWESOME!!! I absolutely love it!
Ampex ATR-102: Universal Audio has done it Again!
For starters, I was at best a novice at using the ATR-102. I had never used the original mastering deck. I watched the videos on uaudio's website and started getting familiar. At first, I only heard a very subtle difference in my sound, then I thought, hit the damn tape deck hard and drive that needle into the red. I could then hear the impact of a powerful mastering deck. I dialed it down a bit and with some tweaking of the various tape reels and speeds found my sweet spot(s). This deck is incredible and has changed my sound easily for the better. Wow! Thank you Universal Audio Again!
maybe not 100% of the original but a lot of tape sound for little money
The Glue on Every Track
The ATR-102 is the glue that sticks all of my mixes together. I end up using it on every song. This thing is amazing.
Simply increase Input Level and it sounds fat
Great for Mastering Purpose. Simple to use and Sounds Fat.
THE PERFECT WEAPON
If there is one plug in i couldn't resist on purchasing its this bad boy. People complain its pricey but if you want quality you got to pay for it, otherwise we would all sound the same. MUST HAVE TOOL!!!
Depth and drive!
The extra punch, depth, and clarity of the Studer has helped bring the vibe back to my mixes. Finding the right bias, tape speed, and tape formula has sometimes even replaced the need for compression on instruments such as bass, kick and snare, and even overheads. What a wonderful tool.
Sirve para todo......................................
really sounds good
I have several tape- plugins and this is a great one
really nice warmth
I'm amazed at this thing. I've been running the settings at 30 ips and no noise and the solo acoustic guitar just jumps out of the speakers. Warm, classy, organic. Sounds like the real thing ... pretty incredible for a bunch of 1's and 0's.
Tape or not....
Had a singer comment on how much better he liked his vocal track when I ran it through the 800. If a singer notices it sounds better then regardless of what it's emulating it must be doing something good.
Another UAD staple for my mixing sessions.
Close enough for me
Don't have a hardware unit in the studio to do a direct comparison but it seems to bring back memories of what I remember it sounded like. Whether it's true to form or not I like what I hear it doing to my tracks and that's all the matters to me.......