Ampex® ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder

Ampex® ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder

Exclusively for UAD and LUNA Recording System

$349.00

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$349.00

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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

Learn to Add Slapback Delay to Drums
Learn to Add Slapback Delay to Drums

Learn to Add Slapback Delay to Drums

Grammy-winning engineer Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton) and the Ampex ATR‑102 Mastering Tape Recorder plug‑in.

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.

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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.

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      Customer Reviews

      Ampex® ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder

      Overall Rating

      E. Jonathan

      July 5, 2021

      Second to none

      ATR-102 is absolutely the mastering solution I call it the celebrities cheat

      M. Alderete

      July 5, 2021

      Everything sounds better when turned on

      This plugin added to my rough mix beautiful color and saturation. Everything sounds better.

      E. Hasselberg

      July 4, 2021

      Swiss army knife

      I use the ATR-102 all over the place. It can improve any mix. It tames harsh sounds, bring clarity and glues the mix. A must have!

      C. Billmeier

      June 26, 2021

      The best!

      I haven't touched an ATR in 20 years so I can't really compare the two, but I can say that this sounds great when used as a drum and/or master bus. Very clean results. I also have the Studer 800 plug-in and that one breaks up the signal more than this, and not necessarily in the good way. This unit seems much less "digital", even when pushed hard. Both are cool tools, don't get me wrong, but this one (so far) seems to work better with stronger/louder music.

      J. Hamers

      June 18, 2021

      Ampex® ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder

      After trying this plugin it became direct the first on my wishlist. It gives weight on your sound and when you look at an exported wave file it looks more transparant. It’s almost magic

      D. Schneider

      June 18, 2021

      Love it! Love it! Love it!

      This is a must-have plugin on your stereo bus! It's difficult to describe its huge impact in a few words on your mix, but you can be 100% sure that it worth every dollar you pay for it.

      J. Jones

      June 17, 2021

      It's popular for a reason...

      This would be my desert island plugin. No other plugin gives me the "finished", "polished" sound as good as this one. I highly recommend combing through the presets. Many, many times there is one that will work very well for your mix, but adjust just one setting thereafter, and you could through it off. Read the manual, learn what does what, or like a kid learns just push buttons until you find what works for you. This isn't just for technical expertise, have fun with this thing!

      G. Morales

      June 15, 2021

      Lo más...

      Excelente. Uno de los mejores.

      K. Kim

      June 13, 2021

      gut!!

      The seasoning for music completion

      j. campos

      June 10, 2021

      Analog Recreated

      I have a 2 Track tape machine and this plug in sounds very close to tape with the benefits of having no tape costs and presets that sound incredible

      E. levi

      June 10, 2021

      это круто!!!

      я совсем недавно начал знакомство сuad . ребята , вы крутые!!!!!!

      E. levi

      June 9, 2021

      это круто!!!

      я совсем недавно начал знакомство сuad . ребята , вы крутые!!!!!!

      L. Tian Siung

      June 8, 2021

      Great Sounding Tape

      Stay in master bus all the time.

      A. Chanasit

      May 29, 2021

      It's great

      It's great

      H. van Oortmerssen

      May 24, 2021

      Invaluable Mastering Tape Sound

      I first got the ATR-102 at my disposal while working at a UA retailer and it has been on my chain ever since. I simply can't deliver my desired results without it! It's that simple.

      Best thing is that I still have some breathing room left and only a fraction of the power bill that a real one would rack up...if you could find one...AND afford the actual thing itself :)

      R. Perez

      May 19, 2021

      Good but...

      This is my least used plugin. I thought this was going to be permanently on my master buss, the way Studer is pretty much on all my tracks... But when I use the Ampex it just makes my track sound duller and less interesting.

      Maybe I just prefer a clean mix. But I'll say this: on smaller busses it works great.

      D. Dunn

      May 16, 2021

      So warm

      Love this plugin - it's exactly what I needed it to be as an emulation.

      J. Brown

      May 11, 2021

      Amazing.

      Throwing this on my master track makes almost anything sound instantly better using almost any preset. Playing around it gets even better. Make sure to download all of the Stephen Smith ULTRALINEAR presets from the UA blog!

      M. Řehák

      April 30, 2021

      beautiful sound

      The Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder is indispensable for mastering

      M. Řehák

      April 30, 2021

      Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder

      In the studio, the Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder is indispensable