Ampex® ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder

Ampex® ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder

Exclusively for UAD and LUNA Recording System


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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

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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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      Featuring the Magnetic Tape Bundle


      Ampex-authenticated plug-in gives you the rich, cohesive tape sound of the the most popular professional 2-track machine ever made

      Emulates the entire ATR-102 electronic path, including transformers, amplifiers, Repro, Sync, and Input paths

      Multiple tape formulas, head configurations, and calibration levels for a variety of tones

      Adjustable Wow, Flutter, Hiss, Hum, Crosstalk, and (L/R) Tape Delay controls, and more

      Customer Reviews

      Ampex® ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder

      Overall Rating

      K. Dobracki

      January 24, 2022

      Wow just WOW!!!

      I was looking for some thickering, widering machine and i found it here :)) Highly recomended the best tape simulation ever!

      R. Aronsson

      January 23, 2022


      Yes, makes things nice, even my coffee!
      I get that ’saturation shine’ ™️ on my master.


      P. Kurek

      January 20, 2022

      Keep going back...

      It's actually one of the reasons to use UAD plugins... I tried many different tape emulations but keep going back to ATR-102


      January 19, 2022

      Ampex ATR 102


      C. Knight

      January 18, 2022

      Final Move.

      This is an essential part of my master signal chain, it makes everything sit in its proper position and is the exact sound I was looking for, this is a grail plugin.

      H. Park

      January 17, 2022


      Simply amazing on Master Buss!

      M. Barrette

      January 16, 2022

      Sits on my Mix Bus

      I only have 3 plugins on my mix bus and this is one of them. It just adds the thickness and richness of tape that I love. I use it on every track I produce:) I've had it for awhile now and it's made all my mixes sound better.

      V. Garcia

      January 16, 2022


      me gusta el color que imprime en los temas que masterizo

      R. Byers

      January 14, 2022

      Phat Magic for your 2 buss

      the ATR-102 adds just the right beef, sparkle and glue to your mix.

      A. Hicks

      January 13, 2022


      I definitely recommend this plug-in for that final saturated analog tape sound. It’s phenomenal! If you’re in doubt like I was, demo it first & hear first-hand. Words do not describe just how great it is!

      H. Fivelsdal

      January 13, 2022

      Special Sauce for the Master Bus

      This glues my mix together and gives it the analog warmth of a vinyl record. I love it.

      N. Merrick

      January 13, 2022

      Ampex ATR-102

      Great sounding Plug-in!!!

      h. kilsu

      January 11, 2022

      WOW! it's really fantastic!!!

      This plug-in seems to change the color of the sound naturally. It is delivered more naturally and warmly to the inner ear. I'm glad I bought this!

      R. van Wegberg

      January 11, 2022


      Works great to give a mix that final touch!

      UAD User

      January 11, 2022


      Can't imagine this not being on my mix output. Could not live without it!

      M. Jarzebski

      January 10, 2022

      Ampex is master

      It is not only a mastering king, but also I use it as an insert for bass, guitar or drums. Those two tapes Studer and ATR are fantastic. Actually Luna shows me where, what and how, but I love experimenting with Ampex. It is nice to have it in Logic too. Plus a lot of fun with gain staging. 102 is much more than it seems at first. The only thing I would improve is a better graphics.

      E. Kushch

      January 9, 2022

      Great product!!!

      I bought Ampex ATR-102 at a discount, my mixes became warm and pleasant to the ear, the sound is voluminous and goes well between instruments and vocals, I really liked that it can be used not only on the master bus, but also separately on the tracks, it transmits the real sound of the tape) )

      T. BRUCE

      January 6, 2022

      ATR-102 Mastering Tape

      Magic Mojo

      R. Mannucci

      January 5, 2022

      Great plug in

      Great plug in, defenetly a must on the master

      J. Gravel

      January 5, 2022


      Just wow! This plugin is magic!