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  • Overview
  • Features
  • Customer Reviews
  • 4.1/5

Easily transform your acoustic’s piezo pickup into a multi-miked acoustic.

The Wood Works plug-in for UAD-2 and Apollo interfaces gives you exceptional studio microphone sound from any piezo-equipped acoustic guitar. Now you can easily track multi-dimensional acoustic tones in real time — even in situations that would challenge physical microphones.

Wood Works also allows you to “re-mic” your guitar tracks as you mix — refocusing or radically reshaping them at any stage of the mix, even if your guitar was recorded in a less-than-perfect environment or a live performance.

Record your acoustic guitar direct, in real time with microphone quality sound using Apollo Twin, DUO, or QUAD

Use any UAD-2 hardware to re-voice pre-recorded acoustic guitar, transforming its resonance and character

Record stunning acoustic tracks in noisy environments and onstage without bleed

Mix multiple mic voicings for rich, complex tones without re-tracking

Learn how to Add Depth to DI Acoustic Guitars
Learn how to Add Depth to DI Acoustic Guitars

Learn how to Add Depth to DI Acoustic Guitars

Grammy-winning engineer F. Reid Shippen (Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban) and the Sound Machine Wood Works plug‑in.

Key Features

Gives true microphone quality sound to direct recordings of acoustic guitars
Provides the rich resonance and vibrancy that is missing from unprocessed acoustic guitar pickups
No time consuming set up; provides consistent premium sound every time you monitor or record acoustic guitar
Provides creative options to re-voice the source acoustic guitar's resonance and other acoustic properties
Freedom to re-mic as you mix, changing and adding microphones as needed to fit your production
Straightforward controls for virtual neck and body microphone level and pan, and input and output levels
Voicings matched to jumbo, dreadnought, and studio (small body) guitars

Customer Reviews

Sound Machine Wood Works

Overall Rating


J. Slavin

January 31, 2024

Acoustic plug in

Sounds not bad at all though I’d say it makes the sound wider n deeper, I’m pleased with the resulting sounds available

G. Ericsson

January 17, 2024

Authentic acoustic guitar recordings

Plug an play, removes the „piezo character“. Lots of options for tonal character and emulations of guitar-body types. Wish I‘d known about this gem sooner.

P. Johnson

January 14, 2024

Handy and easy to use

I had used this plug in years ago as the demo during a session where I only had the piezo pickup. It worked great but I didn't want to spend the $$ at the time as I didn't think I would be using very often.
Recently I started tracking my shows live with a digital mixer two acoustic guitars, fiddle and mandolin all DI into the mixer. I drag and drop the files into LUNA and good to go. Wood Works is a fast and easy way to get a good sound with the guitars and I was surprised that it did a nice job on the fiddle.
Ya I would prefer to use mics in the studio but for this mixing live recordings application this plug in is a great tool. I got it on sale with a coupon so no regrets.
I suspect over time I will use it more often and find better sounds with experience.

M. Fagnoul

December 14, 2023

Good Body maker

Time saver in micing. Expend the sound and sit in the mix possibilities.

S. Batten

November 28, 2023

2 minute demo told me to save my money

J35 Gibson with factory Baggs. Every last setting on this made it sound worse. I got a better sound literally in 30 seconds on an SSL channel strip. Words cannot describe how bad it is.

r. svendsen

October 19, 2023

It's fantastic!!!

I don't get what the harsh critics about. You don't use your ears?? It's of course a great helper when it comes to make DI acoustics sound better but for me, even with miked acoustics, it's a fantastic tool to bring edge and a much more interesting and versatile sound to your guitars.

In short, it makes the recordings sound much more "expensive", for lack of a better term. For those of you that think this plug-in sucks, please tell me what your expectations were? To be honest I've used it on many releases and a few of them has been major hits. (I'm a producer and a good guitar player)

H. Kobashi

July 10, 2023


Everything I was looking for in line Acoustic Guitar recording was here!

J. Mateo

June 29, 2023

It's fantastic

I don't understand all the hateful comments on this thing. I use it almost every time I have a live show where the guitarist uses a DI for his acoustic. and once you learn the plugin and how it works you can dial in extremally realistic sounds.

J. Mateo

June 29, 2023

It's fantastic

I don't understand all the hateful comments on this thing. I use it almost every time I have a live show where the guitarist uses a DI for his acoustic. and once you learn the plugin and how it works you can dial in extremally realistic sounds.

M. Spicewicz

June 12, 2023

Just take my money

Best thing that happened to my acoustic guitar since buying better acoustic guitar. I have very little room adaptation, so when i need different sound than nice ambient i have to record acoustic in line - which doesnt sound too good. Now with woodworks it actually sounds amazing, like a real thing. Also just playing through it through apollo is just amazing again

D. Mullin

May 27, 2023

Better than any amp sim or (FX) chain for acoustic instruments

I bought a lot of amp sims from everyone. And I can make a lot of (FX) chains. However, I have yet to hear any acoustic track sound better when it goes through Sound Machine Wood Works. It's quick. It's effective. And there's a lot of selectable tonal variations. I don't write many reviews. Here's one. Straightforward.

S. Ramsey

January 27, 2023

Just what i needed

I have an idea and want to get it dfown fast but i dont have time to setup mic's etc for the recording. This little plugin gets me a good sound straight from the piezzo pickup that i cam work with.

C. Newey

January 1, 2023

Make sure you try the demo first

My first reaction for this plugin was disappointment but then i started to work with it with making my own acoustic impulses after Wood Works in the chain. I ended up getting some good tones using it. Just be aware, you will NEVER make a Piezo sound exactly like a mic'd acoustic but you can get it close. In a dense mix no one would know. If you are a singer songwriter, just acoustic and voice, it will show its flaws i would not recommend it for this scenario. I'm quite pleased with it but equally feel it could have been done better as you have to put a lot of work in with other effects to make it shine and not everyone will have the skill set to do that. Just make sure you try the demo first

L. Ooley

December 30, 2022

More Useful Than You Expect

Great on acoustic DI signals as intended, but I've been experimenting with Wood Works on lots of other sources with cool results: A Kala U-Bass turned into a big upright, a flat fretless J-Bass DI sounded like a mic'd acoustic, and a mic'd glockenspiel track mellowed and warmed in a magical way. Very cool plug.

A. Guth-Rosenstock

December 21, 2022

Excellent for expanding sonic pallette

It's a hidden gem! It can make an impromptu recording a solid start as a useable track for a finished song- all without time consuming studio setup. It can also make a single acoustic sound like a vast collection to create a wide guitar chorus. With WW, every song can have a different sounding lead acoustic. All the magic can be changed post recording, or "baked in." Finally, for a singer-song writer it's a great tool. No more recording-producing worries holding you back from writing- just plug in and start strumming! Get a huge variety of thick acoustic guitar sounds with or without a traditional mic setup!

W. Narczyński

October 10, 2022

Pretty useless, extremely overpriced

This plugin takes white noise, amplifies it and colors into disturbing noise. Only useful if you have very low noise instrument. Most of the budget must have gone into the superb graphics.

G. Romeyn

July 10, 2022

Just what I need!

For my nylon acoustic guitar and even my electric guitars there are now many possibilities for recording and so I'm very content with this plugin!

P. Tryding

July 1, 2022


Not one of UAs best. Faking real acoustic miced up in a room is very hard. This is proves that point again. Now… get the Neve 1073/84 instead. Thats crazy good.

Y. Zolberg

June 13, 2022

So brilliant!!

Bringing back to life my old recordings. I once used a guitar recorded with a smartphone and the result was very surprising! I do not know of any other plugin that knows how to do this

W. Hare

May 11, 2022

Great Tool

It has a lot of different instrument choices. It's like having a locker full of acoustic guitars. Great sounds, I foresee using this a lot.