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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.

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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      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


      J. Ross

      July 9, 2024

      Soulful. Easy to use.

      Just got this for my two-bus and I really like it. Versatile. You can choose tape speed, what type of tape, etc. You can make your mix as grainy or as smooth as you choose. This has the soul of tape with the convenience of modern technology.

      m. cannon

      June 21, 2024


      Got it for a great sale price !! Luna extension is the best !!

      E. Starzhynskiy

      June 14, 2024

      Perfect for everyone!

      We are very much looking forward to it for Windows systems in the Native collection. We hope that the developers will make such a gift for everyone!

      A. Giroux

      June 11, 2024


      Can’t live without this one in the digital world we live in

      S. Tilin

      June 9, 2024

      Analog and Warmth sound in digital

      Best tape plugin for mix bus /mastering


      June 5, 2024

      not opening in logic

      if this is exclusively for luna or something I wish id known earlier. beyond frustrating experience as a longtime uad fan

      O. Raemy

      June 3, 2024

      Turnkey presets!

      I'm a musician but I'm not a recording specialist! And this little gem allows me to reach, find settings that can quickly meet the requirements for each instrument style etc. the 104 seems active to me with responsiveness and clarity with more sophisticated details...

      J. Avera

      June 3, 2024

      Mix Buss Mojo

      Well, it did as advertised. GIves me that nice tape/3D feel on the mix bus.

      H. Kwon

      June 1, 2024


      it makes a great analog sound!! I love it

      A. Bertók

      May 30, 2024


      The UAD Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder is pure magic! It adds an incredible warmth and depth to my mixes that I just can't get with anything else. Super easy to use and instantly gives that vintage, pro sound. Whether I'm working on a final mix or just adding some tape flavor, this plugin never disappoints. Totally a must-have for anyone serious about their sound!

      M. Vonbank

      May 26, 2024

      great sound on the twobus

      Sounds amazing, and tons of options. Different tape formulations, speeds, crosstalk, transformer saturation, tape width, bias etc.

      B. Banengola

      May 21, 2024

      AMPEX ATR-102 La chaleur analogique !

      J’utilise Ampex sur mes groupes et master le son est excellent, essayez Ampex pour vos masters !

      L. Joseph Lincoln

      May 20, 2024

      Full satisfaction.

      It really enhances the soundtrack and gives a character to it.

      R. Olmos

      May 19, 2024


      Me encanta que es muy suave tanto en voces, como en mi mis bus , genial

      E. Sedrick

      May 16, 2024

      I don't like "tape" plugins... but...

      ...I LOVE this one! Enough said.

      T. Zhamkochyan

      May 15, 2024


      Killer plugin

      C. Narvaza

      May 14, 2024

      Makes is sound better

      Nice software. Makes it sound good.

      K. Vlahos

      May 8, 2024

      Great plug in

      Great plug in

      K. Vlahos

      May 8, 2024

      Great plug in

      Great plug in

      A. Moreno

      May 4, 2024

      Simplemente genial

      Me encanta!! Da vida a cualquier mix bus y para mastering es espectacular . Se a convertido en algo esencial en mi cadena.