Ampex® ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder

Ampex® ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder

Exclusively for UAD and LUNA Recording System

Regular Price: $349.00

$174.00

You'll Save 50%

You have no items in your shopping cart.

Regular Price: $349.00

$174.00

You'll Save 50%

You have no items in your shopping cart.

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.

Now You Can:

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

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.

Learn more >

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.

5-Minute UAD Tips
5-Minute UAD Tips

5-Minute UAD Tips

Featuring the Magnetic Tape Bundle

Watch The Reviews

      Customer Reviews

      Ampex® ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder

      Overall Rating

      P. Troyon

      March 21, 2021

      Excellent

      Very nice plug in for the last part of the mastering. Helps to put every sounds in its place in the mix.

      G. Gidefeldt

      March 16, 2021

      Fantastic plug in

      I really recommend this plug-in, adds warmth to your mixes!

      s. LIM-HOUN-TCHEN

      March 15, 2021

      Déçu de mon achat

      Je ss un peux dessus car le magnéto me ramène beaucoup de souffle à mon mastering.

      s. LIM-HOUN-TCHEN

      March 15, 2021

      Déçu de mon achat

      Je ss un peux dessus car le magnéto me ramène beaucoup de souffle à mon mastering.

      L. Martella

      March 11, 2021

      Excellent plug in

      What can I say, excellent plug in.
      I use it in mastering!

      B. Waller

      March 4, 2021

      Nice Saturation

      I love the Saturation Effect this plugin give you. I would have given it 5 star if was the full End chasing for mastering. Unfortunately you still would need something behind this plugin to get Mastering standards for End Production. Still an overall good plugin.

      M. Uuttu

      March 1, 2021

      Magical

      Makes your songs sound more like real records. Easy to get good results with presets, but takes some time to understand and learn all the variables.

      R. Shimp

      February 25, 2021

      It sounds like this machine sounds

      No Joke! Totally worth the coin.

      D. Williams

      February 5, 2021

      Distortion is beautiful, and so is this!

      Really great sound. Not gritty like some emulations. This handles your tracks carefully and adds a smoothness overall, it doesn’t destroy tracks unless you want to! I absolutely adore this plugin. Excellent work UAD.

      A. Lindelöf

      February 1, 2021

      Highly recommended

      I love this plugin and use it together with Neve Summing and Studer A800 in Luna. Having these three enabled as a starting point instantly makes the tracks sound better. It's really a big clear difference turning it off / on. I just recently got back to my music interest after taking a pause for several years, and now I'm remixing some old recordings I made 1997. I'm amazed at the quality difference I get with Luna and UAD plugins, and with much less work. Can't wait to make new recordings, but I'll remix the old stuff first.

      Z. Hamilton

      January 29, 2021

      Good but,

      I bought this plugin, at a discount for obvious reasons. This plugin is awesome, so let's get that straight. With that being said, the price hikes this company has are mind blowing. Plugins are everywhere now, only get what you need.

      A. Grigoriadis

      January 29, 2021

      The best tape emulation i've heard until now

      I haven't ever listen to a real reel to reel so i'can't compare it with the real one . This is the best tape emulation i've ever heard and it really give you an analog sound from a software "way of view" . I didn't regret buying it . I use it on master buss . Studder is very good too but i felt it didn't work for me on the master buss .

      F. Meng

      January 29, 2021

      nice sound!!

      One of my favorite UAD plugins.

      L. Murphy

      January 26, 2021

      Awesome!

      I love this Plugin! Together with the Studer A800 it really takes your tracks to a whole new level!

      C. Ebeling

      January 25, 2021

      Amazing warmth and saturation.

      One of my favorite UAD plugins.

      U. Ebeling

      January 24, 2021

      Ein super Tool

      Ein super Tool, ich bin hoch zufrieden.

      UAD User

      January 22, 2021

      Awesome Plugin!

      With this, I can now get the vibe of Analog Tape running through my buss tracks or master buss!

      A. Boyers

      January 16, 2021

      Opens up mix.

      Really like the way this opens up my mixes. Also tights up low end.

      D. Hernandez

      January 15, 2021

      Sounds like looks

      I like the warm sound, I use it especially on the master bus.

      S. Muller

      January 12, 2021

      Favourite Plugin of All Time

      The instant I heard the demos comparing the Ampex ATR-102 with all the leading similar products, I was convinced it was exactly what my final mixes had been missing to make them multi-dimensional, professional, and bring them to life. And it turns out I was 100% right! The Ampex ATR-102 takes me back to my tape-based studio days of the 89s/90s, adding a perfect “sheen”byo every mix - better than any other plug-in of any type as “the ultimate glue” for my mixes. Now nothing I mix doesn’t go thru it - everything sounds not-quite-finished without it. I give it my unreserved and highest recommendation.