Ocean Way Studios

Ocean Way Studios

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$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

p. jung

February 23, 2020

goodgoodgood

very good

p. jung

February 23, 2020

goodgoodgood

very good

G. Baker

January 23, 2020

Wow...

This thing is unreal. Using it as a reverb or remic, you can’t go wrong. It’s not really designed for craziness though. It’s subtle and can make your synths sound analog or make the entire mix sound like it was recorded in the same live room. Love it.

J. Robinson

January 20, 2020

Great for programmed drums

Adds a lot of space to programmed drums in Logic. Massive difference in the final sound.

T. Brogdon

January 13, 2020

Ocean Way Studios fricking Heaven

WT-Actual-F!?!

I recorded with Andy Johns at Ocean Way Studios in the early-90s

Running my tracks through this plug is like zapping back light years in time in an instant.

Jeezus Christ......it's like being there....I don't care how they do it........my hat is fricking off. Thank You.

This is ENORMOUSLY better than trying to tie all your disparate parts together with an IR verb.......forget about it.

Do a bunch of pre-fader sends to this and thank the gods that you now sound pro. :-)

Thank You UAD.....

This Ole Guy feels new again!

Tim

T. Brogdon

January 13, 2020

Ocean Way Studios

WT-Actual-F!?!

I recorded with Andy Johns at Ocean Way Studios in the early-90s

Running my tracks through this plug is like zapping back light years in time in an instant.

Jeezus Christ......it's like being there....I don't care how they do it........my hat is fricking off. Thank You.

This is ENORMOUSLY better than trying to tie all your disparate parts together with an IR verb.......forget about it.

Do a bunch of pre-fader sends to this and thank the gods that you now sound pro. :-)

Thank You UAD.....

This Ole Guy feels new again!

Tim

T. Brogdon

January 13, 2020

Ocean Way Studios

WT-Actual-F!?!

I recorded with Andy Johns at Ocean Way Studios in the early-90s

Running my tracks through this plug is like zapping back light years in time in an instant.

Jeezus Christ......it's like being there....I don't care how they do it........my hat is fricking off. Thank You.

This is ENORMOUSLY better than trying to tie all your disparate parts together with an IR verb.......forget about it.

Do a bunch of pre-fader sends to this and thank the gods that you now sound pro. :-)

Thank You UAD.....

This Ole Guy feels new again!

Tim

T. Steinkuhle

January 9, 2020

Just great!!

Put the Plugin on my Room Mics of the Drum kit. Set Remic-Mode. No matter which adjustment I made... Sounds better. Tried the same with different Reverbs, never got this result.

R. T

January 7, 2020

Really good

Helpfull tool for Homestudios

P. Woehl

January 7, 2020

Great for big drums

The ‘reverb” mode will add space to drums recorded in a dry or bad sounding room. More than a verb.

t. billonare

January 6, 2020

best

this is super good on ambience
good job uad

a. ahmad

January 3, 2020

A game changer

I’m pretty clued up with recording software but this plugin is witchcraft. I can’t explain it. Do yourself a favour, start the trial. You’ll buy it.

P. Schwaiger

January 2, 2020

Put your signals into an expensive studio!

I expected another great sounding reverb - and was completely wrong! Ocean Ways is a room simulation, and it's by far the best on the market. Take a virtual instrument, place it inside Ocean Ways and make it sound like it was recorded in this expensive and unique environment! Love it!

M. Linczenyi

December 30, 2019

as natural as it gets

It simply bring life to the close miked recording. When there's no chance to record in an acoustically ideal room you can more or less have similar outcome with this plugin as if it was recorded really there.

L. Cohen

December 28, 2019

A clear winner

Much more than a reverb. This unique plugin adds "life" to otherwise dull tracks. One of my favorites.

A. Kolomvatsos

December 25, 2019

Incredible solutions for home projects

Great solution to give depth to software instruments or "liven up" straight-plug-into guitars and bass. It's a must have if you want to add studio space sound into your instruments.

I highly recommend for home studios.

J. Russo

December 22, 2019

Worth it

Great for adding space to my way to dead sounding recordings. It does exactly what I was hoping for.

S. Manuaba

December 20, 2019

menakjubkan

sangat membantu menciptakan ruangan yg bagus terhadap hasil home recording saya..

S. Mullaly

December 13, 2019

Ocean Way Studios

This is my favourite UA plugin. When using a combination of virtual instruments and recorded instruments, Ocean Way Studios can place every thing in the same room. Unlike impulse response reverbs, different placements with combinations of mikes glue everything together

B. Clawson

December 13, 2019

AMAZING !

This plugin is a must have. Makes a small boring stereo or mono drum room track sound like it was recorded in a world class studio!