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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

Learn to Add Slapback Delay to Drums
Learn to Add Slapback Delay to Drums

Learn to Add Slapback Delay to Drums

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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      Featuring the Magnetic Tape Bundle

      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

      L. Motta

      September 23, 2022

      Sounds Great!

      easy to use

      K. Willoughby

      September 8, 2022

      Next level for mastering live board mixes.

      The sound of this plugin is fantastic. It gives everything a buttery sweetness and bakes it into the cobbler of your dreams. Live soundboard mixes really benefit when combined with a great mastering compressor like the Shadow Hills plugin. Very pleased!

      S. Persson

      August 26, 2022

      Good.

      I demoed this Ampex ATR-102 and it sounded awesome for what I was working on at the moment, so I bought it straight away. But after spending all that money it didn’t sound that great anymore. And I all ready had a good tape plugin, but I went greedy and wanted better. If you have the money to spend it is definitely worth the bucks, but I don’t make money off of my music, I just do it for fun so I should have settled with what I had. Or bought the cheaper one, Oxide Tape.

      D. Fassnacht

      August 19, 2022

      Yaaaas!

      This thing is awesome. My favorite so far. Add it to your master, synths whatever to warm things up. Solid!

      B. Bachhuber

      August 15, 2022

      Fantastic

      Now I know, why everybody is happy with it. Now I´m too.

      D. White

      July 29, 2022

      Mix bus

      This is a great plug in for your mix bus, haven’t found a mix it hasn’t worked on

      M. Noble

      July 26, 2022

      The Best

      This is the best tape plugin out there period.

      B. Eun

      July 14, 2022

      great sound

      atr-2 is cool

      M. Bernabel

      July 11, 2022

      Believe the Hype!

      If you want that polished record sound this is that..and more. Just make sure you know what you are doing and read up on the manual, such a great piece of hardware.

      S. Badawi

      July 11, 2022

      Fantastic tape plugin

      Very good I’m happy

      K. Fields

      July 10, 2022

      Tighter Than A Shoe 2 Sizes Small

      This is the plugin I had been missing! This baby gorilla glued my mix and brought everything out and helped give me the sound I had been looking for.

      A. Smith

      July 8, 2022

      Fantastic tape plugin

      Great for adding that final touch to your mixes and makes your final mix sound very professional. Would recommend!

      h. kim

      July 8, 2022

      oh my god

      very good... i'm happy

      J. Maasakkers

      July 4, 2022

      Ampex ATR-102

      Sound great on my Drums Mix Bus and Master bus.
      Love the glue it gives to drums and Master.
      A Must have !!

      V. Ruzicic

      July 4, 2022

      Real Reel!!!

      This plugin adds excellent warmth and saturation at the same time...better overall sound for all my stereo auxes...

      A. Portillo

      June 21, 2022

      This tape is my most have in my master bus

      I love what it does to my master. It adds warmth and width to my master in a subtle, yet powerful and noticeable way. You can’t go wrong with it or most of UAD simulations. This in particular I cannot live without. Though I wish they were cheaper. I bought this on sale.

      R. Visbal

      June 15, 2022

      Never Mix without it!!!

      I was waiting for a long time to purchase this plugin and the Lord of Music finally answered my prayers… AMEN! It gives me that warm tape sound on my mixes and the tape delay is just incredible! A MUST HAVE!

      B. Sanchez

      June 13, 2022

      Master goodness

      Need some analog warmth? Well here it is with this plugin you'll feel your master come to life and it has a great range of control options unlike Oxide tape. Paralleling oxide,j37,Kramer tape for individual tracks and using the ampex on master and getting excellent results.

      A. Gray

      June 12, 2022

      Analogue warmth

      Great on master out as part of your final chain

      A. Spencer

      June 10, 2022

      Mojo

      It's hard to describe the effect this has on the final sound, it can range from subtle enhancement to overt effecting of the final sound .Either way it's a great quality plugin