Ampex® ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder

Ampex® ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder

$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 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

      V. Rakach

      July 22, 2020

      Real tape for real master

      I have no any chance to work with such equipment like a studio tape recorders, but love my new ATR-102 plugin so much! It add transparency, brightness, make mix much deeper and warmer. Thanks Universal Audio, well done!

      E. Paul

      July 20, 2020

      Just what I was looking for

      This along plug-in, along with the Studer has become my go to for all my mixes. The warming and glue from this have proven better than other tape plugins I’ve tried, and I love that I can push it beyond emulation intoto a design-y tone shaping territory.

      K. Breazeale

      July 20, 2020

      A Must Have!

      This is the single most impressive plugin I have ever purchased. If the rich saturated sound of analog tape is what you desire to glue together your mixes, then this baby will do it. The ample presets are enough to address most mixes without tweaking. Definitely worth the investment.

      C. Sanchez

      July 17, 2020

      Best glue ever!

      This plugin is a beats!!! no doubt. True warm analog signal to your mixes and mastering sessions. So powerful!!

      J. Ueland

      July 16, 2020

      One of my favorites

      This has become one of my favorite plugins because the processing is so apparent. I love using it to warm up and decrease some top end on tracks and love the hum/noise for my 80s tracks.

      K. McCormick

      July 16, 2020

      Fabulous Tape!

      It’s great to have a plug in that is both detailed and sounds just like the outboard. A pleasure to use making my sessions very pro!

      I. Ptitsyn

      July 14, 2020

      It's a bomb!)

      This is a really great plugin without exaggeration! Thanks to the guys from Universal Audio!

      I. Ptitsyn

      July 14, 2020

      It's a bomb!)

      This is a really great plugin without exaggeration! Thanks to the guys from Universal Audio!

      N. Joy

      July 14, 2020

      Beautiful

      Most signals, almost every buss and the master. I much prefer the ATR-102 plugin to any other tape emulation I’ve tried by this or any other company.

      p. albert

      July 14, 2020

      Ampex ATR-102

      Super efficace

      P. Rackley

      July 13, 2020

      I absolutely am blown away

      This plugin is a must for tape mastering punch and bottom. I plan on using this on all my mastering for the warmth and punch. If you try it, I know you’ll buy it!

      A. Reverberi

      July 13, 2020

      Just get it!

      You really don't realize how good it is until you actually start using it. The glue that brings to your mix its indescribable.

      S. Ballenden

      July 12, 2020

      Tape Glue

      After trying stacks of different emulations this to me instantly stood out it just has a great vibe and captures that final tape glue Magick
      I mainly use on stereo bus as last insert along with API2500 amd MaagEQ4
      These 3 UAD plugins for me on the stereo bus definitely bring the vibe I’m looking for.
      ATR 102 Brilliant plugin

      I. Valladares

      July 12, 2020

      Excelente producto

      Un gran plugin 100% recomendado

      M. Marketsmüller

      July 11, 2020

      The Final Tape (Machine)

      This thing replaced all other Tape AUs/VSTs - yes it's that good!

      M. Marketsmüller

      July 11, 2020

      The Final Tape (Machine)

      This thing replaced all other Tape AUs/VSTs - yes it's that good!

      B. Schumacher

      July 10, 2020

      Excellent

      After finding out how great this works for me on the master bus, I simply had to buy this.

      N. Bryce

      July 6, 2020

      Amazing slap back echo on vocals!

      I play guitar and sing and didn’t really think I needed this plug-in till I slapped it on some vocals and wow! The delay effects on this are magical!

      J. Marshall

      July 6, 2020

      Sweetens up everthing

      I have been using this in my mastering chains, and it adds a subtle colour and sweetens up everything I have used it on.

      Y. Gorobets

      July 6, 2020

      very good for drum bus

      perfect tone saturation on drum bus.