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  • 4.9/5
    (1015)

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4.9/5
(1015)

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

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

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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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      Features

      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

      4.9/5
      (1015)

      J. Crisp

      February 25, 2024

      Sounds like tape to me

      Love all the presets and control you have over it, would really like to see a native version, it does eat some DSP

      A. Zelghi

      February 13, 2024

      Powerfull

      Super

      L. Carlos

      January 24, 2024

      Sounds Very Good

      The version I have is LUNA, so as an extension, it doesn't have all the features of the full version. But it sounds very good, giving a very nice polish to the signals... I want to try it together with 610, 1084, SSL4K... Now we have to wait for the native version to come out to use its maximum potential!

      F. Stierstorfer

      January 24, 2024

      genervt

      plugins klingen super, aber mein Rechner und logic stürzen ständig ab seitdem ich ua benutze.
      schotte

      F. Stierstorfer

      January 24, 2024

      genervt

      plugins klingen super, aber mein Rechner und logic stürzen ständig ab seitdem ich ua benutze.
      schotte

      W. Golebiowski

      January 23, 2024

      Finanly

      My first ever recording was on my fathers old Tandberg 2track 1/4 tape recorder. Just loved that sound and missed it ever since. Been using HD for over 20 years and now i im finally back to that magic sound. This is an absolutely fantastic unit that allows me to get that great and authentic sound i was missing in my recordings.

      C. Marulanda

      January 15, 2024

      Must have plug-in

      Sounds amazing , love that warm sound

      S. Saied

      January 15, 2024

      Hearing is also believing!

      My words cannot express the sonic differences. It's something you need to try for yourself. Just the presets alone make such a huge difference to my ears. This plugin adds warmth and a fullness with little effort. I'm also using this on a drum bus, which is completely awesome! This definitely a plugin you should get and watch the tutorials on how to use it. There's a lot more under the hood.

      f. de paula

      January 14, 2024

      Awesome tape machine

      Awesome tape machine in my mixbus! Luv it!

      G. Majewski

      January 14, 2024

      The polish every track needs

      I have just recently bought the Ampex ATR-102 and I’m kicking myself for waiting so long. It gives the final “it” to my mixes.

      J. Janev

      January 14, 2024

      The most detailed sounding tape machine!

      Other tape simulations may sound very good on some instruments, but none sound as good as the Ampex ATR-102 on a complex sound like a bus or master. The sound is very detailed and transparent, and at the same time rich and colorful. I love the xtalk, flutter, wow, the EQ - they sound so natural and add some magic to the sound (especially the shelf EQ, which brings a very beautiful air to the high frequencies). There are so many settings that you can use to find the exact sound you need. Definitely one of my favorite plug-ins!

      S. Nakajima

      January 14, 2024

      Awesome

      This gives you a warm sound that sounds authentic, but not old-fashioned.

      F. Antonio

      January 13, 2024

      THE finishing Tape!

      Do yourself a favor and drop it in your master and be happy. Brings the mix home WAY quicker!

      J. Shattuck

      January 13, 2024

      Just buy this already

      I use it on every mix, easy and great. Oxide is cool, but not Ampex cool.

      A. Tahriri

      January 12, 2024

      Super

      Schöne Klang

      C. Morales Prats

      January 12, 2024

      Lets tape everything

      I was waiting few Years to Buy Ampex® ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder And Finally In have it in very good price, so happy to work with it , and So Creative to improve my productions , May God Keeping Blessing the Team of Universal Audio , I will Like to See By Universal Audio A tape machine in Near Future with multiples Sonority of Those Vintage tape Machine All in One machine.

      A. Kittelsen

      January 12, 2024

      Analoge world

      This plugin just sounds great, it gives me that organic sound reel tapemachines does, period

      J. Kelly

      January 10, 2024

      Warm Summer Day

      it takes me away!

      J. Kelly

      January 10, 2024

      Sizzle and Bake

      love the control of the high end. drums drums drums!

      d. drula

      January 7, 2024

      beat maker et mix

      si comme moi vous aimer un son large, chaleureux, avec une saturation et compression naturel
      l 'ampex atr 102 fait le job.que ce soit en bout de chaine de mes mix et du mastering c'est la cerise sur le gateau