FATSO™ Jr. / Sr. Tape Sim. & Compressor
Get the rich sound of magnetic tape, class A transformers, and tube circuits.
Able to warmly burnish frequencies and transients, or crush them with thick saturation, the FATSO Jr./Sr. Tape Sim. & Compressor plug-in for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces exhaustively emulates the iconic, industry standard Empirical Labs hardware.
Used by legendary engineers Ed Cherney, Al Schmitt, and Brendan O'Brien, the FATSO can also increase the apparent volume of your source material. The FATSO plug-in is officially endorsed and scrutinized for accuracy by its designer, Dave Derr.
Now You Can
Inject your tracks and mixes with the warm, musical qualities of magnetic tape, tubes, and class A transformers
Lightly color, or destroy, drums, vocals, and more with tube and tape saturation
Harness “plug-in only” Tranny Saturation, Sidechain Filtering, and Stereo/Mono controls
Dial-in a wealth of analog textures with Warmth and Spank controls
Powered Plug-In Overview
FATSO Jr./Sr. Tape Sim. & Compressor plug-in
Go From Tame — to Trashed
The FATSO plug-in offers a wide palette of possibilities for adding fat analog character and cohesiveness to your DAW tracks. It’s also a creative tool, able to add varying degrees of saturation — from subtle to severe — on any source. The FATSO's Input control lets you dial in shades of harmonic generation and distortion, while the Tranny and Warmth features provide varying amounts of of tape and tube tone.
Plug-In Only Features
The FATSO plug-in’s versatility is greatly expanded with the addition of Dave Derr's custom mods. The FATSO Sr. offers a “Tranny” saturation control, Sidechain Filtering and deeper compression parameters including Threshold, Attack and Release. These special FATSO Sr. mods are only available with the UAD Powered Plug-In version of this essential studio tool.
“The Fatso is our secret weapon for warming up abrasive soft synths.”
– The Glitch Mob
“The FATSO is a 'must own' UAD plug-in. I love it on the kick and bass tracks. It's also amazing in the master buss chain.”
– Ivan Barias (Musiq Soulchild, Jill Scott, Estelle)
“The UAD FATSO really brings back the bottom-end warmth to a vocal that's lost its way.”
– Dean Coleman
“When you need something to really punch but still have warmth, the UAD FATSO is my weapon of choice.”
– Richard Devine
“The UAD FATSO is my favorite tool for warming up guitars and bringing out harmonic content.”
– Billy Bush (Garbage)
July 7, 2020
fatso !! awesome!!
is the best plugins ever! nice warm! versatile! always in my drums bussRead More
July 2, 2020
good eq like original's
Exelente A+++Read More
July 1, 2020
the best plugin I ownRead More
June 29, 2020
My mixes were missing something and I couldn't figure what. Along come Fatso and at last I know. Best thing ever !Read More
June 17, 2020
Great on drum, or just about anything. Versatile and musical. Don't know how I lived without it.Read More
June 11, 2020
Amazing plug-in which gives my lead sounds the last final touch...use it all the time nowRead More
Recreates the warm, musical qualities of magnetic recording tape, tubes, and class A transformers
Licensed and endorsed by Empirical Labs, created by Universal Audio
Clipping, Warmth, Tranny, and Compression Select allow for a wide variety of analog tonal shaping possibilities
Additional UAD plug-in exclusive, FATSO Sr., provides original concept developed by Empirical Labs’ Dave Derr
FATSO Sr. features include Tranny Saturation, Sidechain Filtering plus Threshold, Attack, and Release
Stereo or Mono operation with independent Left/Right controls
FATSO™ Jr./Sr. Tape Sim. & Compressor
fatso !! awesome!!
is the best plugins ever! nice warm! versatile! always in my drums buss
good eq like original's
the best plugin I own
My mixes were missing something and I couldn't figure what. Along come Fatso and at last I know. Best thing ever !
Great on drum, or just about anything. Versatile and musical. Don't know how I lived without it.
Amazing plug-in which gives my lead sounds the last final touch...use it all the time now
It's in my template.
I have a Fatso bus. It lives there. I also have a bass juice buss and this can live there too. Try bypass automating it to make a section in a song standout.
I know I’m limiting it’s use but wow this thing just sounds incredible on the drum buss!!! I just set it and forget!!! You will see!
Can't live without it!
Want punch? Cbeck. Want warmth? Check. Want to crush the s**t out of a source? Check again. You could put this on every track and find a different way to use it in each case. A must-have!
Good for adding punch
Can do both transparent and colorful compression well. They really shine as a saturation tools.
Covers a lot of ground
Can be colorful or transparent, depending on settings. Really shines when used as a saturation tool, though. Great for adding punch to a track.
This compressor is probably the best compressor to record acoustic guitars and and the safe haven to process parallel Vox busses.
SINGER, MUSIC PRODUCER
FATSO JR/SR IS GREAT COMPRESSOR FOR anything.
Give your kick some girth!
I love sending my kicks to this - just does something really magical and makes them sound...well...fat!
WOW and Dang! It's like a 5 lb hammer, yet extremely versatile.
Never been more satisfied from grabbing a Fatsos tranny knob and cranking it.
Very interesting for brass
Very interesting work in brass bus
Fatso is a must!
this is perfect
i use on bass everytime
I heard so much about this plugin but always put it off until now! Great plugin, a must have.