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Ocean Way Studios

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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

M. Hodne

May 30, 2020

Shockingly good for orchestral purposes

I tried using this with my Audio Modeling instruments (physically modeled instruments, not samples), which are incredibly dry. Previously I've tried to re-create a room sound by blending different reverbs, but that took a lot of work to get right, and always had a harsh, synthetic sound to it. This on the other hand sounds terrific with very little effort, and you can emulate having both a close and room mic. Now it sounds almost uncannily realistic. Love it to bits!

P. Mues

May 30, 2020

Enter the 3 dimensional space

I don’t write a review for every UAD plugin I own. It would take too much time... :) but for this one I really want to make an exception! I use the plugin on everything! It brings my mixes to life. It’s like I moved from a 2 dimensional sheet of paper to 3 dimensional space. And that space sounds like it’s “alive”. The plugin is so good that it really fools your ears and brains. I must say that you should really take your time to get to know it. As it has so many parameters. But the all the presets are a really good starting point. A must-have plugin!

B. Hardin

May 25, 2020

Create the best environment

If I start with a great environment (room), then everything else becomes simpler... less EQ later, tweaking, time... this plugin simply creates a simpler workflow down the line because I’m not compensating for a lousy recording space. Love it.

M. Nadolski

May 23, 2020

Soooo Good!

Everything I thought it would be.

P. Nortey

May 21, 2020

I really don't know yet

I don't know what to say about this one yet! I have to get used to it and learn it more in depth before I can properly rate this.

S. Shaw

May 19, 2020

Give life to virtual instruments

Immediately, the re-mic mode of this plug makes drum OH and room sound so lively as I had it recorded in a great studio. A real transformer to anything you need an additional touch of space. Also the trick of faking a drum room sound with 33609 and this OWS is real handy.

. Atzeni

May 19, 2020

Great for Drums

I use it for Drums that i record in a small room and this plug-in adds so much width to them. A must have!!!

J. Mcculley

May 12, 2020

Amazing

This plug in has completely transformed my mixing. I always have tried to emulate room sounds and proximity in mixing. Places everything in the space you want it

This makes it happen.... really

J. Migchelsen

May 12, 2020

The best

The best room plugin!

A. Rodrigo

May 11, 2020

Love it.

I used this Plugin today for the first time since I bought it, WOW, I used it on a Solo Vocal track in my church today,

Wow it sounds Amazing.

A. Rodrigo

May 11, 2020

Love it.

I used this Plugin today for the first time since I bought it, WOW, I used it on a Solo Vocal track in my church today,

Wow it sounds Amazing.

D. Louisin

May 11, 2020

Once again working in the box is just a pleasure with the UAD material !!!!!

I take a dry signal I pass it over the microphone emulation, then in the reverb and the magic of mixing begins !!!
Donat louisin
(Produce in the box-fr)

R. O'Brien

May 6, 2020

Ocean Way Plugins

Having had the luxury of recording at Ocean Way years ago, this plugin is amazing it sounds just like I remember. Drums sound amazing, guitars great.
Love the mic collection as well

O. Boston

April 21, 2020

So So

I’m a huge fan of UAD plugins but sadly I’m not convinced it adds up to the hype. Worse still, despite running on a very high spec MacBook Pro there aren’t enough resources to run it with more than an additional basic plugin. Maybe I’m doing something wrong but it feels like a bit of a chocolate teapot. Sorry guys.

A. Nesse

April 13, 2020

Its sounds amazing!

I cant help using this on everything, it just makes instruments and vocals placed perfectly in the soundscape. Its sort of magic how the re-mic’ing actually does re-mic. Its like have the ocean way studios in my house.

N. Mieczkowski

March 14, 2020

Incredibly real

After re-micing directly recorded electro-acoustic guitar with Ocean Way Studios it blew my mind how incredibly real does the instrument sound. If you don't have access to a high quality recording studio Ocean Way Studios will do the job for you.

J. Gellis

March 13, 2020

Lovely to have this space available for my recordings anytime I want

Imagine the bills you could run up renting Ocean Way Studios every time you record? This software lets you have that sound, anytime you want. Money well spent on beautifully modeled software.

T. Wood

March 12, 2020

Great

Great

M. Hall

March 11, 2020

Nice drum ambience

Use this with sampled drums,timesaver

p. hutchinson

March 2, 2020

Live Room in a box

If you don’t have a tasty sounding live room at your disposal the OCEAN WAY STUDIOS plug in will do the job for you, quality Ambience.