Ocean Way Studios

Ocean Way Studios

$349.00

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Welcome to Ocean Way Studios — the world’s first dynamic room modeling plug‑in.

Developed by Universal Audio and Allen Sides, the Ocean Way Studios plug-in for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces rewrites the book on what’s possible with acoustic space emulation.

By combining elements of room, microphone, and source modeling, Ocean Way Studios moves far beyond standard impulse response players and reverbs — giving you an authentic replication of one of the world’s most famous recording studios.

Now You Can:

Record live or mix through Ocean Way Recording’s legendary Studio A and Studio B

Use “best of the best” vintage microphones from Allen Sides’ world-renowned collection

Choose among Allen Sides’ favorite room positions with 8 source types, for stunningly accurate sound dispersion behaviors

Position, blend, and process three mic pairs (Near / Mid / Far) in real time

Retain mic bleed, proximity, and other naturally occurring behaviors for realism far beyond other reverb/ambience plug-ins

Re-mic loops and soft synths to bring them to life

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Ocean Way Studios plug-in

The Legendary Rooms of Ocean Way

The Legendary Rooms of Ocean Way

From the opening of Bill Putnam’s United Recording in 1957, to the annexing of neighboring Western Studio in 1961, to their reinvention as Ocean Way Recording under Allen Sides — the famed “Studio A” and “Studio B” at Ocean Way Studios have shaped the sound of countless classic records. From Ray Charles and the Beach Boys, to the Rolling Stones, and Radiohead, music creators have sought out the sound of these beautifully balanced rooms for more than five decades.

Dynamic Room Modeling

Dynamic Room Modeling

Ocean Way Studios reinvents ambience processing with UA’s proprietary Dynamic Room Modeling technology, an exclusive combination of signal processing and advanced measurement techniques. Whereas standard convolution reverbs only provide a sonic snapshot, Dynamic Room Modeling offers the full spectrum of a studio’s ambience possibilities. Specifically, Dynamic Room Modeling provides the unique dispersion properties of various sources, as recorded through various vintage microphones that can be positioned in each room — in real time — via a simple click-and-drag interface. This technology gives the Ocean Way Studios plug-in a shocking level of sonic realism.

An Unrivaled Microphone Collection Under Your Control

An Unrivaled Microphone Collection Under Your Control

With virtual access to $250,000 of hand-picked, vintage microphones, Ocean Way’s microphone setups and Distance controls are the centerpiece of the plug-in. The setups capture the ideal microphone selections and placements for each room and source type.

Up to three vintage microphones pairs (Near, Mid, Far) are available in each setup, allowing for creative sonic blending. Click-and-drag the microphones to position them in the room, then EQ and filter their sound as desired — complete with mic bleed and proximity effects.

Transform Tones With Reverb and Re-Mic Modes

Transform Tones With Reverb and Re-Mic Modes

Ocean Way Studios offers two modes of operation: Reverb mode, using send/return paths to mix wet and dry signals; or Re-Mic mode, to fully immerse the original source audio within Ocean Way’s rooms. Re-Mic mode is by nature “fully wet,” and can be used to entirely replace your original room and microphone sounds with the fabled sound of Ocean Way.

Key Features

Breakthrough acoustic emulations of Ocean Way Recording’s legendary Studio A and Studio B
Dynamic Room Modeling combines room, microphone, and source models for unprecedented realism
Incorporates sonic profiles of vintage microphones from Allen Side’s world-renowned collection
Includes mic bleed and mic proximity effects for stunning accuracy
Choose from eight instrument / vocal source types with unique dispersion patterns
Position and blend between three vintage mic pairs (Near / Mid / Far) in real time
Use in “Reverb” mode, mixing wet and dry signal; or “Re-Mic” mode, replacing your original room and mic sounds altogether
Preset mic selections, placements and creative direction by Ocean Way’s Allen Sides
Requires UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface, available from authorized dealers worldwide

Customer Reviews

Ocean Way Studios

Overall Rating

C. Pantozzi

August 3, 2020

its ok

nothing special

C. Pantozzi

August 3, 2020

its ok

nothing special

A. Vasiliev

July 18, 2020

Ocean Way Studios - Plush plugin...

Plush plugin, living space,
musical instruments breathed and found their place in the mix, in some variants they didn't even have to use EQ and compression,
very satisfied, thank you ...

A. Vasiliev

July 18, 2020

Ocean Way Studios - Plush plugin...

Plush plugin, living space,
musical instruments breathed and found their place in the mix, in some variants they didn't even have to use EQ and compression,
very satisfied, thank you ...

J. Roesli

July 16, 2020

Amazing plug-in!

Take any dry track and run it through this plug-in to get a very close acoustic environment like being in one of this studio's famous tracking rooms. Lots of options for rooms, instruments, microphones and microphone placement.

F. Juan

July 15, 2020

The Best Room Emulation Ever!

It is simply the best. It is awesome the way you can change a DI guitar track with this plugin. Definitely a must have. I am sure I will use it in every mix.

t. phelan

July 14, 2020

My first week using oceanway UAD plug in.

I run a small full service studio, but have a marginally passable live room for tracking drums. I actually leave a door open to a larger room where I run a pair of room mics. With enough processing and wizardry, I get passable room sounds to add to the dry drum kit sound. This plug in replaced that process in a snap. It does give a definite sense of dimension and of YOUR drum sound in THAT space. Almost like you can close your eyes and get a sense you're in that room. The mic choices and three choices of mic positions are nice touches. Definitly a useful and quality plug.

T. Ruiz

July 14, 2020

Amazing big natural room modeling

It took a while for me to pull the trigger on this nice plugin, I didn't think it was going to make that much of a difference than a regular Reverb etc, but I was totally wrong, it does sound like if my drums where recorded in such a big nice room as the Ocean Way Studios, I didn't put 5 stars on it just because it is quite DSP hungry, but I love it all the way.

B. Bonner

July 14, 2020

Bloom Life Into Your Room

A great sounding reverb. I don't have access to naturally nice sounding rooms so I try to record as dry as possible and use ocean way to give life to my recordings with great results. Dialing in Ocean Way blooms natural sounding reverb that makes it seem like I recorded in a much nice space.

Mic positioning is not movable so you can only get predefined sweet spots. They're probably the tried and true best placements of Ocean Way but having the flexibility to move the mic placement for artistic aesthetics would make it a 5 star plugin.

T. Fleet

July 14, 2020

Get the source back in the room!

Gets me out of tight spots with dry sound sources. Awesome sound and control. CPU heavy.

J. Perry

July 14, 2020

Ocean Way Plug in

I read the revues & listened to friends who have this & it was all good ... And I'm in no way gonna rain on the parade .. This plug is amazing. I'm still at the beginnimng of my journey with it but I've tried the Room ambience, adjusting the mic distances on drums, pianos & gtrs & also using it on a mic .... Utterly amazing, a whole new world , you must have this ...

K. Boaten

July 14, 2020

Lives Up To Expectations

Can’t brgin to tell you how happy I am with this purchase. Amazing how you can te route sounds into different “ rooms “ astonishing

a. mansilla

July 10, 2020

Ocean Way Studios

Great rooms, the ambiences are very goods, I tried for vocals, electric guitars, saxs and drums, is already part of all my productions!!

A. Love

July 8, 2020

Very good

Love it. I've used it as a buss on brushes drums and guitars. So amazing how it sets it back into the stereo field.

A. Love

July 8, 2020

Very good

Love it. I've used it as a buss on brushes drums and guitars. So amazing how it sets it back into the stereo field.

A. Love

July 8, 2020

Very good

Love it. I've used it as a buss on brushes drums and guitars. So amazing how it sets it back into the stereo field.

S. Kozlowski

July 2, 2020

Had a demo for one hour and purchased!

Okay, the combination of Luna, Neve Summing and this plugin have changed the game for me. Finally, the proverbial "glue" I've always been chasing has come together in my mixes. The simple trick of putting Ocean Way on all my busses makes my songs sound coherent in a way I've never achieved before. Undoubtedly, this is due to my ignorance of how to make things sound coherent without this plugin, but I don't care. My guitars, bass and drums all sound like they belong together in a way I've never achieved before. Maybe I could have done this with any convolution reverb? I dunno, but I'm really happy I bought Ocean Way during the UAD 2020 Summer Sale. BTW: what folks say about this plugin being a DSP hog is true, Ocean Way eats SHARC DSP chips.

R. Kirk

June 29, 2020

Saved my drum tracks!

On a recent song I needed more of a live, cohesive kit-in-a-room sound than the dry, isolated drum tracks I originally recorded. Re-mic really rescued and transformed the individual tracks while I used reverb mode on an effects bus to emphasize more of the room itself. I’ve had this PU for years and always appreciated the reverb mode but had no idea until recently how great Re-mic can be for fixing tracks at the source (before eq, etc). It’s no cure-all for crappy recordings.. but it’s almost miraculous how good it DOES work.

F. Silvestry

June 28, 2020

So much more than Reverb...

Have had a terrific experience using this plug in on recorded guitars and drum overheads, especially when they were recorded in challenging environments (i.e. my studio). Using this with the UAD 55 Deluxe or the early Marshall amp models is a pretty great way to track guitars that have realism and depth without screaming added reverb. This is also great for adding some depth realism to virtual keys, strings, and synths and allowing them their place in the mix as well. Great plug in on many many levels.

J. Jäck

June 28, 2020

Adds life to the Mix

That plugin is amazing, especially for dry recordings for example in a vocal-booth. It adds a natural feeling to the sound and makes everything more authentic.