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  • 4.9/5
    (1033)

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4.9/5
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It's not a record until it's mastered on an Ampex® tape machine.

The UAD Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder plug-in and LUNA Extension provides the final “analog polish” to your music, turning your recordings into records. Fully authenticated by the Ampex Corporation and trusted by Platinum‑selling professionals the world over, the ATR‑102 plug‑in faithfully captures the unique dynamics, colorful frequency response, and tape saturation of this industry‑standard Ampex machine.

Add analog polish to your mixes with the most popular professional 2‑track tape machine ever made

Harness classic Ampex tape saturation, selectable tape types, and color to "glue" your mix together

Process your audio through the entire ATR‑102 circuit, including its transformers, amplifiers, Repro, Sync, and Input paths

Use the ATR‑102 LUNA Extension to produce rich, analog tape‑infused master recordings

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Grammy-winning engineer Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton) and the Ampex ATR‑102 Mastering Tape Recorder plug‑in.

The Most Popular Professional 2‑Track Ever Made

The Most Popular Professional 2‑Track Ever Made

With its cohesive sound, punch, and ability to provide subtle‑to‑deep tape saturation and color, the ATR‑102 has remained a fixture in major recording and mastering studios worldwide since 1976.

The ATR‑102 Mastering Tape Recorder plug‑in and LUNA Extension faithfully replicates the unique dynamics, frequency response, and saturation characteristics of the original hardware. Scrutinized and fully authenticated by the Ampex Corporation, the sound of the UAD ATR‑102 plug-in is virtually indistinguishable from its analog ancestor.

Now Fully Integrated into LUNA Recording System

Now Fully Integrated into LUNA Recording System

With LUNA Recording System, you can now use the Ampex ATR‑102 as a LUNA Extension, where it's built into the fabric of the mixer without the need to manage separate plug-in windows. This gives you rich, album‑ready Ampex tape tones on LUNA's master fader and buses — with all the authentic dynamics, frequency response, and saturation characteristics of the original machine.

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Authentic Calibration Controls and Tape Types

Authentic Calibration Controls and Tape Types

Like the ATR‑102 hardware, the plug-in allows you to choose between various Signal Paths (Input, Sync, Repro), different Tape Speeds / Emphasis EQs (NAB, CCIR, AES) and Tape Formula (GP9, 456, 900, 250) combinations — even including home/consumer tape. You can also use the adjustable Tape Delay feature for Automatic Double Tracking effects on vocals, guitars, and more.

Grammy-winning Presets

Grammy-winning Presets

Get inspired with presets from longtime ATR‑102 users Chuck Ainlay (Chris Botti, Mark Knopfler) Richard Dodd (Wilco, Robert Plant), Buddy Miller (Martina McBride, Emmylou Harris), Mike Poole (Keith Urban, Dolly Parton) and more. Use these presets as a starting point and season to taste on your mixes — you'll marvel at the cohesive, rich sound that can only come from an Ampex tape machine.

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      Features

      Ampex-authenticated plug-in gives you the rich, cohesive tape sound of the the most popular professional 2-track machine ever made

      Emulates the entire ATR-102 electronic path, including transformers, amplifiers, Repro, Sync, and Input paths

      Multiple tape formulas, head configurations, and calibration levels for a variety of tones

      Adjustable Wow, Flutter, Hiss, Hum, Crosstalk, and (L/R) Tape Delay controls, and more

      Customer Reviews

      Ampex® ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder

      Overall Rating

      4.9/5
      (1033)

      M. Vonbank

      May 26, 2024

      great sound on the twobus

      Sounds amazing, and tons of options. Different tape formulations, speeds, crosstalk, transformer saturation, tape width, bias etc.

      B. Banengola

      May 21, 2024

      AMPEX ATR-102 La chaleur analogique !

      J’utilise Ampex sur mes groupes et master le son est excellent, essayez Ampex pour vos masters !

      L. Joseph Lincoln

      May 20, 2024

      Full satisfaction.

      It really enhances the soundtrack and gives a character to it.

      R. Olmos

      May 19, 2024

      Maravilloso

      Me encanta que es muy suave tanto en voces, como en mi mis bus , genial

      E. Sedrick

      May 16, 2024

      I don't like "tape" plugins... but...

      ...I LOVE this one! Enough said.

      T. Zhamkochyan

      May 15, 2024

      Tigranmusic

      Killer plugin

      C. Narvaza

      May 14, 2024

      Makes is sound better

      Nice software. Makes it sound good.

      K. Vlahos

      May 8, 2024

      Great plug in

      Great plug in

      K. Vlahos

      May 8, 2024

      Great plug in

      Great plug in

      A. Moreno

      May 4, 2024

      Simplemente genial

      Me encanta!! Da vida a cualquier mix bus y para mastering es espectacular . Se a convertido en algo esencial en mi cadena.

      L. Schiappacasse

      May 2, 2024

      Analog Warmth, Digital Precision

      The UAD Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder plugin faithfully recreates the warmth and character of the classic Ampex analog tape machine. It adds depth, dimension, and saturation to digital recordings, closely mimicking the sonic qualities that made the original a studio staple. The plugin features adjustable controls for bias, tape speed, and tape type, allowing precise tonal sculpting. Ideal for mastering, the Ampex ATR-102 enhances tracks with a rich, cohesive sound, making it a favorite among audio professionals seeking that elusive analog polish in a digital environment.

      L. Collier

      May 1, 2024

      Fabulous

      I’ve been using this on a Mastering project for a client and the quality is astonishing. No mastering engineer should be without it..

      C. Asker

      April 20, 2024

      A must-have on the mix bus and for mastering

      This plugin delivers something that EQ's and bus compressors simply can't. You won't be disappointed.

      M. Schneider

      April 19, 2024

      Extremly good, I use it everywhere on the masterbus

      This plugin is a absolutly must have! It sounds very analog and makes every mixdown increadible authentic. I would recommend it as the first and most important plugin in your uad list, but try it, use it, test it!

      G. Spiridion

      April 14, 2024

      Wonderful

      Amazing plug-in. Sounds analog and clear.

      L. Brown

      April 1, 2024

      A+

      A+

      L. Kagenaar

      March 18, 2024

      That final polish

      That final polish….no more words needed…

      g. acosta

      March 11, 2024

      I recommend it

      I love this analog simulator, I made a very good investment

      J. Crisp

      February 25, 2024

      Sounds like tape to me

      Love all the presets and control you have over it, would really like to see a native version, it does eat some DSP

      A. Zelghi

      February 13, 2024

      Powerfull

      Super