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Ampex® ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder

Ampex® ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder

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It's not a record until it's mastered
on an Ampex tape machine.

The ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder plug-in for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces can provide the final “analog polish” to your music, turning songs, into albums. Fully authenticated by the Ampex Corporation, the ATR-102 plug-in faithfully captures the unique dynamics, colorful frequency response, and tape saturation of the original hardware.

Now You Can:

Add analog polish to your mixes with the most popular professional 2-track tape machine ever made

Harness tape “glue” and color to instrument buses for analog cohesion

Artfully color signals through the entire ATR-102 circuit, including transformers, amplifiers, Repro, Sync, and Input paths

Mix with presets from noted ATR-102 users Chuck Ainlay, Richard Dodd, Buddy Miller, Mike Poole, and more

5-Minute UAD Tips
5-Minute UAD Tips

5-Minute UAD Tips

Featuring the Magnetic Tape Bundle

The Most Popular Professional 2-Track Ever

The Most Popular Professional 2-Track Ever

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 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 ATR-102 plug-in is virtually indistinguishable from its analog cousin.

Color Your Sources with the Authentic Sound of Tape

Color Your Sources with the Authentic Sound of Tape

Whether you’re looking to “glue” an entire mix, or add subtle analog shades to individual tracks and buses, the Ampex ATR-102 plug-in gives you myriad magnetic tape colors that can be tweaked to your heart’s delight, thanks to the deep control set.

All the Original Controls

All the Original Controls

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 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.

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      Key Features

      Ampex®-authenticated plug-in emulation of the ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder — the most popular professional 2-track machine ever made
      Provides rich, cohesive tape sound, without the hassles of calibration, maintenance, tape degradation, etc.
      Models entire ATR-102 electronic path, including transformers, amplifiers, Repro, Sync, and Input paths
      Features multiple tape formulas, head configurations, and calibration levels
      Adjustable Wow, Flutter, Hiss, Hum, Crosstalk, and (L/R) Tape Delay
      Requires a UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide
      Independent L/R Input Gain (Record) and Output (Reproduce) Level
      IPS Speed/Emphasis Curve chooses between 3.75 NAB, 7.5 NAB, 7.5 CCIR, 15 NAB, 15 CCIR, 30 AES
      Independent L/R record Bias, Record EQ, and Playback EQs, with Auto and Manual Cal capabilities

      Customer Reviews

      Ampex® ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder

      Overall Rating

      C. DaPonte

      November 15, 2019

      Secret Sauce

      Just add to your master bus to make mixes sound polished and professional.

      R. Spaulding

      November 12, 2019

      Exceptional feel and response!

      Such a classy natural recreation that it has enough pronounced effect to 'feel' the difference in your source material, but like tape, subtle enough that it can be pushed if you are not mindful.. All my mastering buddies who use ATR-102 hardware in their work use this as an alternative/supplement. Exceptional tool..

      J. von Matt

      October 21, 2019

      Where is your tape at?

      Back in the days i used master tape recorder. When i found this one, i sold my Telefunkken M15. This sounds so good. No need to demagnetize, no cleanin and daily, weekly, monthly, and year services. No need to buy tapes and storage them.

      I fuo love tape sound, this tape machine gives you lot!

      Strongly recommended!

      B. JeongHun

      October 21, 2019

      따뜻한 소리

      노이즈를 끄면 그 어떤 마스터단에 박아도 좋은 소리를 내줍니다.

      K. Smith

      October 18, 2019

      Great to use on your master fader track

      First time using this type of plug in. There is a little bit of a learning curve, manual is approx. 15 pages. It is worth it. Adds a warmth to the final mix and has some cool features to add character to the sound.

      A. Greenwell

      October 5, 2019

      Don’t know what I’d do without it

      Easy to use, but highly tweakable too. This always goes on my mix buss. Fantastic for sculpting the low end, sweetening transients and making everything sound fuller, warmer, more interesting and alive!

      J. Hayek

      October 5, 2019

      Best must have plugin for mastering !

      This is the best master plugin I have buy!
      This have change my sound very professionell!!
      I love it very much

      l. morrish-thomas

      October 2, 2019

      Just makes mixes better

      As someone that's pretty much solely worked in the digital domain in my recording/mixing career, I've been continuously looking for different emulations to give my mixes the "glue" you can get from mixing on a desk onto tape. I've been quite happily using waves and slate tape machines for years, but when I get this on the master bus, it just feels like a step up

      J. Kraus

      October 1, 2019

      Easy

      Really essay to use, does a subtle but good job

      J. Kraus

      October 1, 2019

      Perfect for me

      Adds a nice analog vibe to my stuff!!

      J. Pickett

      September 8, 2019

      Fantastic effect and a useful tool.

      So useful and at times exciting. Highly recommended!

      K. Kouchian

      August 24, 2019

      Always on my master bus

      I use this plugin for master rendering or when recording my master from my summing amp. It just doesn't feel finished without it. But it also does a great job when tracking or to give a dirt treatment to separate channels in the mix: I often dirt hi hats with it, or use it on drum buss . It is definitely one of my favorite plugin on the UAD platform, if not my favorite.

      S. Panayiotou

      August 14, 2019

      The best of the best

      This Ampex® ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder is something you have to hear and feel to understand. It makes sounds HUGE and gives a lot of warmth and dimension. Things just feel warmer, bigger and authentic. A fantastic Mastering Tape recorder emulation that is constantly part of my work flow now.

      E. Bureau

      July 16, 2019

      Wow & Flutter

      This plugin is awesome. Obviously great for master, but I also use it to process my tracks if I need a more apparent ‘tape sound’ than what the Studer or Oxide plug-ins deliver. The secret weapon of this plugin is the wow & flutter and stereo crossover blend. You can really melt tracks into warbley lo-fi goodness! The delay also sounds great, and you can use it to create both ADT and real tape flange effects!

      C. Wilson

      July 12, 2019

      Great

      Awesome

      U. Amuli

      July 1, 2019

      Ampex pluggins!!!!!!!

      OMG!!! That is one of the best pluggins I purchased ...Thanks UAD team !!

      V. .

      June 24, 2019

      Best Ampex® ATR-102

      Welcome to Universal Audio.
      Any product of your company is the result of professional work, and this plugin is no exception.
      I am very happy with the Ampex® ATR-102.
      I strongly recommend to have this plugin to work on the master channel.

      V. .

      June 24, 2019

      Ampex® ATR-102

      Welcome to Universal Audio.
      Any product of your company is the result of professional work, and this plugin is no exception.
      I am very happy with the Ampex® ATR-102.
      I strongly recommend to have this plugin to work on the master channel.

      D. Brown

      June 18, 2019

      Mastering solution

      This thing makes all my work blend together in a perfect balance. Smoothing out the low end and bringing the kick and bass together. It’s awesome!

      M. Rose

      June 15, 2019

      A little bit of Magic

      The ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder is just Incredible I'm Blown away by the Quality
      it Bring's something to the table that other Tape emulations just don't have
      A great bit of kit ( Try it and you'll Buy it ;-)