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Customer Reviews

Studer® A800 Tape Recorder

Overall Rating

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A. Finkin

December 10, 2023

Works on everything

I’ve been trying many emulations, that one is my go to, because it’s a plug & play type of tool, and i appreciate not spending ages on tweaking knobs & stuff.
If only the Gang sync function had made it to the native version, i’d have put 5 stats hands down.

j. last

December 9, 2023

Thanks UAD

Man UAD has made my life better.I'm a guy who's retired and doesn't have a lot of money and makes music basically for myself and NEVER thought I would be able to afford UAD plugins but I can tell UAD wants to help the little guy who doesn't make money from recordings but does it for fun...Thank you so much UAD!!!

J. Connell

December 9, 2023


I have used RC-20, Sketch Cassette, and J37 for the last couple of years. While each of them have a specific sound that I love and still refer back to, Universal Audio has created the closest emulation to a real tape machine that only adds presence without losing any character.

M. Mulligan

December 8, 2023

Icing on the Cake

I’m infatuated with this guy as of late! I’ve been strapping it to the end of my mix bus with some gentle tweaks and I haven’t regretted it yet. It’s a fantastic tape emulation that (in my opinion) goes toe-to-toe with Softube’s tape offering. Don’t hesitate to pick it up.

J. Romero

December 8, 2023

Great presence and depth.

I love the flexible sound shaping you can get with it.

It's great for both master and individual channels.

D. Fenelon

December 8, 2023


Yeah I tried it. It does make a warm difference. I’m not a pro but I did like the effect. It is a small change, but when mastering, everything little subtle change can result in a satisfying outcome.

D. Fenelon

December 8, 2023


Yeah I tried it. It does make a warm difference. I’m not a pro but I did like the effect. It is a small change, but when mastering, everything little subtle change can result in a satisfying outcome.

E. Hoffmann

December 7, 2023

Excellent Tape

This is a wonderful tape recorder. Very nice textures and quality.

H. Haldane

December 7, 2023

Love it

It’s really taking my mixes to the next level

L. Dawkins

December 7, 2023

Just what i wanted

New to UAD, I wasn't sure what to expect. Sure, i had heard of how good the A800 sounds. After inserting into my first track, I was hooked. The sound I was chasing, was now mine! Shaping my tracks perfectly. I look forward to continuing with this and other UAD software.

R. Araya Letelier

December 7, 2023

A nice tape flavor with lots of control

This is not my first tape simulation plugin, and to be honest, my first impression when trying the demo was that I wasn't really surprised. But after playing around for a while, I managed to craft the sound I was aiming for, and then I compared to two other plugins. The results felt much more alive, so that's when I decided to buy it. The level of control you get from the features is key to separate this from other similar options. As it's usually the case with audio, the secret is in the details.

R. Thibodeau

December 6, 2023

Great on my master

Love to put this on my master channel when I do Lo-Fi Hip Hop stuff.

T. Stefaniak

December 6, 2023

Pretty amazing

This plug-in sounds incredible on everything, but the fact that I have to be connected to the internet in order to use it is pretty bananas tbh.

d. drula

December 6, 2023

beat maker et mix

ce plugin est tellement superbe .il donne de la chaleur et du grain et poser sur les bus rien de mieux. merci uad aussi pour la qualité de vos service

A. Chacón

December 5, 2023

Great Sound!

That I was searching is this emulation

C. Ankerstjerne

December 5, 2023

My last tape sim

After buying a handful of different tape sims from other companies, I finally found what I had been looking for in the UA Studer. Lovely 3D saturation and coloration without ever sounding choked or constricted. I especially enjoy using this plug on drum bus to add depth and low end, and it does something magical in terms of massaging transients into place. The other tape sims I own aren't bad, but I honestly won't need them moving forward, because the studer does it all better and with more control options.

w. jacobs

December 1, 2023

Love the Studer A800

It definitely smooths out the tracks without altering them in a negative way or straight adding tape his like some claim. It’s absolutely an upgrade over oxide.

P. Fiore

November 29, 2023


Me encantó en la voz

E. Fitzgerald

November 29, 2023


Recorded on Studers in the '80s - this plugin adds that special touch.

J. Salcedo

November 29, 2023

subtle yet very effective

i love the tape models, the bias control, and the saturation i get from this plugin!

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