Ocean Way Studios
Ocean Way Studios
wow.. a real drum room.
i used the demo for a few days and was impressed with how i finally got my drums to sound like they were in a real room.. no, im not a mix engineer.. i convert midi tracks.. but 1 thing is true.. this plugin gave me results.. and i am happy with my putchase...
Just buy it.
Stop reading reviews and just buy this. Its so good its not even worth wasting time reading about. There is nothing else out there that does what this does. Its indispensable.
OCEAN WAY STUDIOS
how the hell did you do this. this plug is INSANE! thanks for making space for me!
Try to forget your mic modeling experience in the past and just USE THIS PLUG
I tried using this plug-in on 2 cues and I thought: "what a rip-off. Could UA really put something this crap on the market?"
On the third cue I tried it using the mic modeling and I realized that I was an idiot.
This plug-in is a game-changer. I think a lot of people using Altiverb etc. and combining multiple types of verbs (convolution, algorithmic), will be blown away by this plug. Hey if you are a hobbyist and you have all the time in the world to tweak your verbs to get close to the sound you want, more power to you. For me, this is out of the box magic which equals immediate purchase.
Clearly they can do magic so...
Where's our Lexicon 480/Bricasti emu Santa Claus?
Amazing sound, intuitive plugin!!!
One of the best UA release!
The ReMic function is very helpful but.......
is a cpu killer.... ;-)
A True Room Sound
I have never been in Ocean Way so I don't how well it is reproduced in this plugin. What I do know though is that if you record in neutral rooms and need the sound to come alive this plugin will do it. There is no end to the possibilities but it's importsnt to understand that it's a room simulator not a reverb.
If you mic up drums in a neutral room and want to use room mics you will normally not have much room/depth effect on those mics because the room is acoustically treated to have very few early reflections. Run them through the Ocean Way plugin and you're suddenly in a much larger place.
It really does wonders, I can't get my arms down
Great room sound, without this fantastic plugin, all sound going to flat, 2D feeling. after 10min testing, buy it!
Together with k-stereo, can make a realistic and detailed 3D sound image.
It ain't cheap but I really like the re-mic. It's become a valuable tool. On some mixes, I'm finding myself not using a reverb at all - just the room sound (re-mic).
Ambience that works
This plug in quickly became the residing bus must have in my DAW
To my ears it absolutely fabulous to have, it adds a space to a mix, like no other plug in I auditioned.
I have my share of reverbs that might help some tracks, but if seldom do I use the whole master buss mix to send to a reverb buss, they work well in subtle sense. The reason being is the bass spectrum or vocals become washed, if directly sent from a master bus.
However, this Plug-in has the ability to add dimension to a mix, yet the controls can easily focus your idea of how your song could sound in Ocean Ways Studio, which is total virtual sweetness.
"What I've been looking for"
I'm not much for words but all I can say is, "AWESOME"! Just what I've been waiting for!!!!
Make it real without adding reverb
The more I learn about this the better the application . I like to use it on real drum overheads , Its like I booked Oceanway for a day of drum recording. It makes a vocal track sit more 3 dimensionally in the Mix . It does use a lot of resources so I like to use it in a Buss loop wet or remike mode.
This Plug-In its a absolutly must have! The sound of my drums, ac-piano or strings and brass winnimg 100%! I love it and i want not more missing this Plug-In!
I miss the analog days of creativity in a studio, but universal audio has change everything. The Ocean Way Studio Plug-in gives you that fill, the weight of a live room recording and mic placement. You actually can hear the difference in mic replacement.
Sounds Very Close To Recording In A Room
I haven't been to Ocean Way, but have worked in places that have a great room sound such as RAK Studios in London, and the re-mic mode on this plugin sounds as close to putting a bunch of mics up in a room, recording and mixing them as you can get without actually being there in my opinion. It does use a lot of DSP, but I guess that's inevitable and a price worth paying.
Say Hello to Happiness
I was resisting purchasing this plugin. What was I thinking? As soon as I tried it on drums that where recorded in a very small and dry room the tracks sprung to life! I hate to say it but it helps give my studio a little boost with the sounds I can get with my limited space. Needless to say I own it now and highly recommend it!
This plug is an absolute game-changer for independent mixers like myself without access to million-dollar facilities and gorgeous chambers to run through. Haven't even tried the re-mic mode yet 'cause I have to work quick and the reverb mode is just killing it. As one of my colleagues pointed out "it sounds like a ROOM not a REVERB." Keep up the great work UAD! Cheers
Another magic from UAD
if you don't want your mix sounded much more expensively, at all don't buy Ocean Way Studios Plug-In...
Excellent and different.
Finding more and more use for this on vocals / acoustic guitars / strings. Shame it is such a DSP hog but you can always print with the effect.
Using OWS on an entire MIX
This is one of the most amazing plugins I have ever used. Works great for a small private studio with virtual sampled instruments on a HOME DAW. Makes projects come alive with the LIVE studio sound (I call it AIR).
The presets of Allen Sides are a great starting place for instruments. By having all the LIVE tracked instruments using OWS, it glues the instruemtn tracks together as if they were recorded at the same time in the same space.
One of the areas that I have found works better for me is to use the plugin as a REVERB instead of in RE MIC mode. I can only imagine what studios will be modelled next. GREAT concept and GREAT results. THANKS BILL P and ALLEN S.